Today’s top U.S. stocks: Affirm Holdings Inc. (AFRM ↑47.1%), Central Puerto S.A. ADR (CEPU ↑8.2%)

Posted: 30 August 2021 5:31 pm
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The best performing companies today were Affirm Holdings Inc. (AFRM, up 47.1%) and Central Puerto S.A. ADR (CEPU, up 8.2%).

The Nasdaq led the market today, with the composite up 136 points, just shy of 1%. The NYSE Composite and the Dow were both down, but less than 0.2%.

Standout performers in U.S. markets Monday, Aug. 30, 2021

Affirm Holdings (AFRM) was the dominant gainer today. Shares in the company rose 47.1% to $99.89.

The “buy now, pay later” payment firm announced a deal with giant Amazon to offer installment payments. “Affirm already has a lot of top-tier partners, and this cements its position,” said Finder investment publisher Ron Prichard.

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The second-best mover was Central Puerto S.A. ADR (CEPU). The NYSE company rose 8.2% to reach $2.90. A number of utility companies rose on the day.

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Today’s list of the 10 biggest U.S. stock gainers by the close:

StockPrice% change
Affirm Holdings Inc. (AFRM)$99.8947.1%
Central Puerto S.A. ADR (CEPU)$2.908.2%
Gds Holdings Limited (GDS)$55.087.6%
AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. (AMC)$43.777.2%
Zto Express (Cayman) Inc. ADR (ZTO)$27.515.6%
10X Genomics Inc. (TXG)$173.235.5%
Beigene Ltd. ADR (BGNE)$296.685.2%
Ubiquiti Inc. (UI)$337.955.0%
Lightspeed Pos Inc. (LSPD)$108.984.2%
HP Inc. (HPQ)$30.134.2%

Market movers Monday, Aug. 30, 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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