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All Treats, No Tricks From Hershey?

Friday is National Chocolate Day, and no holiday could be more appropriate than that for Hershey's (HSY) sweet third-quarter earnings announcement. Results for the quarter trounced Wall Street expectations, giving investors in the candymaker a sugar rush and sending the company's stock up by more than 7%.

Third-quarter revenue increased by 2.2% year over year, to $2 billion from $1.96 billion in the year-ago quarter. And that number also beat the analyst consensus forecast...