Today’s top US stocks: Vail Resorts Inc (MTN ↑6.4%), IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC ↑6.2%)

Posted: 24 September 2021 5:25 pm

The best-performing companies today were Vail Resorts Inc (MTN, up 6.4%) and IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC, up 6.2%).

The Dow Jones Industrial Average made gains again Friday, rising 33.18 to close at 34,798.00. The Nasdaq slipped 4.54 to close the week out at 15,047.70 and the S&P 500 index edged up 6.50 to close at 4,455.48.

Top movers in US markets Friday, Sept. 24, 2021

Vail Resorts Inc (MTN) was the top gainer today.

Shares in the company rose 6.4% to $348.68.

“It’s not quite ski season yet, but Vail Resorts saw its stock rise Friday after it beat fourth-quarter revenue expectations,” said Sheri Bechtel, editor for Finder’s US share trading and investing team. “This is the third quarter in a row that Vail has beaten quarterly revenue expectations. In the fourth quarter, revenues were $204.2 million, well above the $177 million consensus. The company reportedly had a strong ski season last year, but it remains to be seen how COVID restrictions will impact the coming ski season.”

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Another strong performer was IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC), a Nasdaq company.

It rose 6.2% to reach $142.00.

“Movement on IAC’s stock Friday was fueled largely by reports that it may be buying up magazine publisher Meredith,” said Bechtel. “The proposed $2.5 billion deal catapulted shares of Meredith (MDP) by more than 30% on the session. If the deal goes through, it would add titles like People magazine and The Daily Beast to IAC’s holdings.”

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Here’s the full list of today’s 10 biggest gainers.

StockPrice% change
Vail Resorts Inc (MTN)$348.686.4%
IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC)$142.006.2%
Huaneng Power Intl (HNP)$23.225.9%
Carnival Corp (CCL)$25.653.9%
Match Group Inc (MTCH)$160.713.8%
Carnival Plc (CUK)$23.383.4%
Snap Inc (SNAP)$81.933.2%
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NCLH)$28.163.2%
Comerica Inc (CMA)$79.493.0%
Pioneer Natural Resources Co (PXD)$162.633.0%

Market movers Friday, Sept. 24, 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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