Today’s top U.S. stocks: Alleghany (Y ↑24.9%), Alcoa (AA ↑11.3%)
See the 10 biggest gainers on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq on March 21, 2022
The best performing stocks on the NYSE and Nasdaq today were Alleghany (Y, up 24.9%) and Alcoa (AA, up 11.3%).
The market as a whole started the day positive, then fell just into the red ofter Fed Chairman Jerome Powell vowed tough action to curb inflation that some thought might go beyond already expected rate hikes. The Dow gave up 0.6%, the Nasdaq Composite shed 0.4%, and the S&P 500 was basically flat.
Biggest changes in U.S. markets Monday, March 21, 2022
Alleghany Corporation (Y) was the biggest gainer today.
Shares in the company rose 24.9% to $845.00.
“Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) is buying Alleghany for about $848, and shares shot up to just shy of that,” said Finder Finance News Editor Ron Prichard.
In second spot for market gains was Alcoa Corporation (AA), the NYSE company.
It rose 11.3% to reach $91.75.
“Alcoa benefitted from an analyst upgrade and Russia-related developments expected to raise the price of aluminum,” Prichard said.
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The top 10 biggest gainers today were:
|Alleghany Corporation (Y)||$845.00||24.9%|
|Alcoa Corporation (AA)||$91.75||11.3%|
|Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY)||$61.45||9.3%|
|Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO)||$24.99||8.3%|
|Mosaic Company (MOS)||$67.18||8.2%|
|Cameco Corporation (CCJ)||$29.61||8.1%|
|Diamondback Energy Inc. (FANG)||$139.83||6.4%|
|Eog Resources Inc. (EOG)||$122.88||6.1%|
|Devon Energy Corporation (DVN)||$61.82||6.1%|
|Cf Industries Holdings Inc. (CF)||$100.48||5.5%|
Market movers Monday, March 21, 2022
Each weekday we round up the biggest gainers on the NYSE and Nasdaq, ranked by price percentage from market open to market close. To avoid higher price volatility we only include stocks with market caps of more than $10 billion. Price changes are calculated from the open to the close on the trading day, but these prices may be subject to minor variation depending on data availability.
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