Today’s top US stocks: Global Payments Inc (GPN ↑5.8%), General Mills Inc (GIS ↑4.5%)

Posted: 8 September 2021 4:45 pm
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The best performing companies today were Global Payments Inc (GPN, up 5.8%) and General Mills Inc (GIS, up 4.5%).

The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 68.93 to close at 35,031.07 and the Nasdaq fell 87.69 to 15,286.64. The S&P 500 slid 5.96 to 4,514.07.

Biggest changes in US markets Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021

Global Payments Inc. (GPN) was the top gainer today.

Shares in the company rose 5.8% to $167.85.

“Global Payments saw its stock climb today on word that it plans to acquire SaaS company MineralTree in a $500 million deal,” said Sheri Bechtel, editor for Finder’s US share trading and investing team.

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Second place for market gainers went to General Mills Inc (GIS), which trades on the NYSE.

It rose 4.5% to reach $59.33.

“The Big G, the ubiquitous maker of such household names as Cheerios and Pillsbury goodies, watched its stock take off today after it revised its 2022 fiscal year outlook, saying its net sales and adjusted earnings should be at the higher end of previous estimates,” said Bechtel. “We’re neck-deep in earnings season, so we’re seeing a lot of volatility around headlines. This seems to be an example of that type of climb.”

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These were the 10 biggest gainers today:

StockPrice% change
Global Payments Inc (GPN)$167.855.8%
General Mills Inc (GIS)$59.334.5%
Citrix Systems Inc (CTXS)$107.754.1%
Aluminum Corp of China Ltd ADRs (ACH)$20.423.8%
The Kraft Heinz Co (KHC)$36.923.5%
Everest Re Group Ltd (RE)$261.043.5%
Fidelity National Information Services Inc (FIS)$129.623.1%
Altice Usa Inc (ATUS)$27.953.0%
China Eastern Airlines Corp Ltd (CEA)$20.412.9%
Ameren Corp (AEE)$88.562.8%

Market movers Wednesday, Sept. 8, 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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