Today’s top U.S. stocks: Petrochina Company Limited (PTR ↑7.2%), Cloudflare Inc. (NET ↑6.4%)

Posted: 5 October 2021 4:47 pm

On a rebound day for the U.S. market, the best performing companies today were Petrochina Company Limited (PTR, up 7.2%) and Cloudflare Inc. (NET, up 6.4%).

Overall, the Dow jumped 311 points, about 1%, while the Nasdaq Composite gained 178 points, about 1.25%. Both remain well below the all-time highs set in August and September. Analysts point to the debt standoff in Washington and the current wave of COVID for the market’s general unease.

Standout performers in U.S. markets Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021

Petrochina Company Limited (PTR) was the top gainer today.

Shares in the company rose 7.2% to $51.05.

“Demand for fossil fuels for energy production as the economy moves out of the pandemic has stocks like this one surging,” said Finder Investments publisher Ron Prichard.

Learn more about investing in Petrochina Company Limited in Finder’s full guide.

Another strong performer was Cloudflare Inc. (NET), the NYSE company.

It rose 6.4% to reach $123.14.

“Cloudflare has been selling off since late September and was down much more than tech overall, so it’s not surprising to see it join in the market bounce,” said Prichard.

Find out more about investing in Cloudflare Inc. in Finder’s full guide.

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

StockPrice% change
Petrochina Company Limited (PTR)$51.057.2%
Cloudflare Inc. (NET)$123.146.4%
Vista Oil & Gas S.A.B. De C.V. ADRs (VIST)$6.096.1%
Futu Holdings Limited ADRs (FUTU)$86.586.1%
Aluminum Corporation Of China ADRs (ACH)$19.265.7%
Goodrx Holdings Inc. (GDRX)$43.235.7%
Bilibili Inc. ADRs (BILI)$65.495.6%
Invesco Ltd (IVZ)$25.415.4%
Lufax Holding Ltd ADRs (LU)$7.255.4%
Abiomed Inc. (ABMD)$330.705.4%

Market movers Tuesday, Oct. 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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