Today’s top U.S. stocks: TJX Companies Inc. (TJX ↑8.7%), Mid-America Apartment Communities Preferred (MAA-I ↑7.0%)

Posted: 18 May 2022 5:48 pm
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See the 10 biggest gainers on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq on May 18, 2022

The best performing companies in trading today were TJX Companies Inc. (TJX, up 8.7%) and Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. Preferred Shares (MAA-I, up 7.0%).

Overall the selloff returned to Wall Street today, with the Dow shedding 1,100 points and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite off more than 3%. A weak earnings report from Target, on the heels of one from Walmart, helped fuel the downturn.

Biggest changes in U.S. markets Wednesday, May 18, 2022

TJX Companies Inc. (TJX) was the largest gainer today.

Shares in the company rose 8.7% to $61.07.

“The parent of T.J. Maxx was the best stock in the S&P 500 and one of only a handful of gainers. It’s earnings reported showed a number of issues, but it beat the earnings estimate,” said Finder Finance News Editor Ron Prichard.

Learn more about investing in TJX Companies Inc. in Finder’s full guide.

Second place for market gainers went to Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. 8.50% Series I Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (MAA-I), the NYSE company’s preferred class of shares. They rose 7.0% to reach $60.00.

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Here’s a fuller list of the biggest gainers on the market so far today.

StockPrice% change
Tjx Companies Inc. (TJX)$61.078.7%
Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. (MAA-I)$60.007.0%
Burlington Stores Inc. (BURL)$184.735.7%
Huaneng Power Intl (HNP)$18.715.4%
E.I. Du Pont De Nemours And Company (CTA-B)$89.504.3%
Avangrid Inc. (AGR)$47.062.8%
Unity Software Inc. (U)$39.392.7%
Ross Stores Inc. (ROST)$94.851.9%
Progressive Corporation (PGR)$113.071.7%
Assurant Inc. (AIZ)$187.171.5%

Market movers Wednesday 18 May 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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