Sources point to a wide range of acquisition targets for the snacking giant, which offered $23 billion for Hershey.
Stocks closed Tuesday with solid gains after Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was largely credited with a win at the first debate.
Stocks add to gains in a relief rally Tuesday following the the first of three presidential debates on Monday.
"I think Donald just criticized me for preparing for this debate. And, yes, I did," said Hillary Clinton at Monday's debate. It showed.