Hershey Foods (HSY) says the acquisition of Brookside and lower-than-anticipated commodity costs...

|About: The Hershey Company (HSY)|By:, SA News Editor

Hershey Foods (HSY) says the acquisition of Brookside and lower-than-anticipated commodity costs will help add to its bottom line in 2012 as it raises EPS growth guidance to 14%-15% from a prior estimate of 12%-14%. The biggest takeaway from the candy maker's Q3 report is that price hikes didn't seem to trip up sales volume, up 2.1% for the period.