The stock of Hershey Co. fell on Wednesday, underperforming the market.

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Hershey Co. HSY, -1.53 percent shares fell 1.53 percent to $176.50 on Wednesday, in what turned out to be a rough trading session for the stock market, with the S& P 500 Index SPX, -0.02 percent falling 0.02 percent to 4,400.64 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.36 percent falling 0.36 percent to 34,930.93. Hershey Co. ended the day $5.74 lower than its 52-week high ($182.24) set on July 20th.

Nestle S.A. ADR NSRGY, -0.62 percent declined 0.62 percent to $124.85, Mondelez International Inc. Cl A MDLZ, -2.81 percent fell 2.81 percent to $63.40, and General Mills Inc. GIS, -1.23 percent fell 1.23 percent to $58.82 on Wednesday. The volume of trading (1.1 million) exceeded the 50-day average volume of 820,546.