Watson Pharmaceuticals shares increased 6.77% to $74.41.
Other top-performing S&P 500 stocks on Thursday included:
- PulteGroup (PHM): The stock increased 10.11% Thursday to $9.58. The stock has risen 51.82% year to date. TheStreet Ratings gives PulteGroup a D+ grade and sell rating.
- Cabot Oil & Gas (COG): The stock rose 7.21% Thursday to $33.00. The stock has fallen 13.16% year to date. TheStreet Ratings gives Cabot Oil & Gas a B- grade with a buy rating and $40.66 price target.
- Xilinx (XLNX): The stock increased 6.77% Thursday to$36.65. The stock has risen 14.32% year to date. TheStreet Ratings gives Xilinx an A grade with a buy rating and $42.27 price target.
- O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY): The stock rose 6.23% Thursday to $102.64. The stock has increased 28.38% year to date. TheStreet Ratings gives O'Reilly Automotive an A grade with a buy rating and $125.99 price target.
- Electronic Arts (EA): The stock increased 6.13% Thursday to$15.93. The stock has fallen 22.67% year to date. TheStreet Ratings gives Electronic Arts a C- grade and hold rating.
- Interpublic Group (IPG): The stock rose 5.85% Thursday to $11.76. The stock has increased 20.86% year to date. TheStreet Ratings gives Interpublic Group a B grade with a buy rating and $12.54 price target.
- Lennar (LEN): The stock increased 5.71% Thursday to $27.38. The stock has risen 39.34% year to date. TheStreet Ratings gives Lennar a C+ grade and hold rating.
- Equifax (EFX): The stock rose 5.37% Thursday to $46.33. The stock has increased 19.59% year to date. TheStreet Ratings gives Equifax an A grade with a buy rating and $50.72 price target.
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