Stock in US confectioner Hershey Foods fell 12% on the New York Stock Exchange yesterday [Wednesday] as news broke that the trust that controls most of the company had taken it off the auction block. Shares in Hershey Foods plummeted nearly 12% to US$65, approximately their value before the trust said it would sell its stake. Back in late July, when Hershey was put up for sale, the company's stock price rose in one day from US$62.50 to US$79.49.