HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) – Hershey Co. (HSY) on Friday reported third-quarter earnings of $399.5 million.

On a per-share basis, the Hershey, Pennsylvania-based company said it had a profit of $1.94. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to $2.17 per share.

The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.07 per share.

The chocolate bar and candy maker posted revenue of $2.73 billion in the period, also beating Street forecasts. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.62 billion.

Hershey expects full-year earnings in the range of $8.20 to $8.27 per share.

_____

This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on HSY at https://www.zacks.com/ap/HSY