Today’s top US stocks: Novavax Inc (NVAX ↑11.8%), Quantumscape Corp (QS ↑11.6%)

Posted: 23 September 2021 5:20 pm
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The best-performing companies today were Novavax Inc. (NVAX, up 11.8%) and Quantumscape Corporation(QS, up 11.6%).

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied Thursday, gaining 506.50 to close the session at 34,764.82 and the Nasdaq rose 155.40 to settle at 15,052.24. The S&P 500 climbed 53.34 to end at 4,448.98.

Top movers in US markets Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021

Novavax Inc (NVAX) was the top gainer today.

Shares in the company rose 11.8% to $259.39.

“Novavax is riding high today on news that it submitted its COVID-19 vaccine to the World Health Organization for emergency use,” said Sheri Bechtel, editor for Finder’s US share trading and investing team. “Shares backed off in after-hours action, so it would be wise to keep an eye on this one before diving in. It seems to be very reactive right now.”

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In second spot for market gains was Quantumscape Corp (QS), an NYSE company.

It rose 11.6% to reach $26.35.

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The top 10 biggest gainers today were:

StockPrice% change
Novavax Inc (NVAX)$259.3911.8%
Quantumscape Corp (QS)$26.3511.6%
Devon Energy Corp (DVN)$32.577.0%
Schlumberger NV(SLB)$28.936.6%
China Eastern Airlines Corp Ltd (CEA)$19.106.1%
Salesforce.Com Inc (CRM)$274.656.0%
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NCLH)$27.535.8%
Darden Restaurants Inc (DRI)$159.095.8%
Comerica Inc (CMA)$77.715.6%
BioNTech SE ADRs (BNTX)$358.315.6%

Market movers Thursday, Sept. 23, 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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