Today’s top U.S. stocks: Nucor (NUE ↑7.0%), Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF ↑6.2%)

Posted: 5 January 2022 7:02 pm

See the 10 biggest gainers on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq on Dec. 05, 2021

The best performing stocks on the NYSE and Nasdaq today were Nucor (NUE, up 7.0%) and Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF, up 6.2%).

The market overall had its worst day of 2022, with the Dow off 1%, the S&P 500 down nearly 2% and the Nasdaq losing 3.3%.

Standout performers in U.S. markets Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2021

Nucor Corporation (NUE) was the dominant gainer today.

Shares in the company rose 7.0% to $125.22.

Positive comments on CNBC seemed to drive the move, with the stock nearing its high of last August.,

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In second spot for market gains was Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (CLF), the NYSE company.

It rose 6.2% to reach $24.03.

Appearing on CNBC, Cerity Partners’ Jim Lebenthal named the stock his top pick for 2022, and analyst forecasts look very positive.

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The top 10 biggest gainers today were:

StockPrice% change
Nucor Corporation (NUE)$125.227.0%
Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (CLF)$24.036.2%
Steel Dynamics (STLD)$67.005.5%
Alcoa Corporation (AA)$60.625.4%
Alibaba Group Holding Limited ADRs (BABA)$125.875.3%
Intel Corporation (INTC)$55.334.1%
Posco (PKX)$62.273.6%
American Financial Group Inc. 5.125% Subordinated Debentures Due 2059 (AFGC)$27.733.4%
Ase Technology Holding Co. Ltd. ADRs (ASX)$8.143.3%
Equinor Asa (EQNR)$27.833.2%

Market movers Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2021

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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