Shares of Hershey Co. HSY,
inched 0.45% higher to $ 223.72 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA,
rising 0.40% to 34,721.12 and the S&P 500 Index SPX,
falling 0.27% to 4,488.28. This was the stock’s fourth consecutive day of gains. Hershey Co. hit a new 52-week high, surpassing its previous peak of $ 223.45, which the company reached on April 7th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Nestle SA ADR NSRGY,
fell 0.27% to $ 132.09, Mondelez International Inc. Cl A MDLZ,
rose 0.81% to $ 63.40, and General Mills Inc. GIS,
rose 0.60% to $ 70.17. Trading volume (1.1 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.1 M.