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5 Top Stock Gainers for Thursday: Burlington, Five Prime, Red Robin

Burlington Stores, Five Prime Therapeutics, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, United Natural Foods and Murphy Oil are five top stock gainers for Thursday.

Stocks ended sharply lower Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank would be patient before changing policy even if inflation were to tick higher.

Here are some of the big movers in the stock market for Thursday:

1. Burlington Stores | Increase 11%

Burlington Stores  (BURL) - Get Burlington Stores, Inc. Report shares rose sharply after the discount department store chain posted better-than-expected earnings for the fourth quarter. Revenue climbed 3.3% to $2.28 billion, topping the FactSet analyst consensus of $2.06 billion.

2. Five Prime Therapeutics | Increase 78%

Shares of Five Prime Therapeutics  (FPRX) - Get Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc. Report soared after Amgen  (AMGN) - Get Amgen Inc. Report agreed to buy the biotech company for $1.9 billion in cash. Amgen will pay $38 a share for Five Prime and the transaction is expected to close by the end of the second quarter.

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3. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers | Increase 7.8%

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers  (RRGB) - Get Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. Report rose after Loop Capital analyst Lynne Collier upgraded the restaurant operator to buy from hold with a $40 price target and Raymond James analyst Brian Vaccaro raised his price target to $40 from $35, while affirming an outperform rating.

4. United Natural Foods | Increase 5.3%

Shares of United Natural Foods  (UNFI) - Get United Natural Foods, Inc. Report rose after the food wholesaler said it had extended its distribution tieup with Amazon's  (AMZN) - Get Amazon.com, Inc. Report Whole Foods until September 2027, as demand for healthy food at home continues to rise. The existing contract was set to expire in October 2025.

5. Murphy Oil | Increase 7.9%

Murphy Oil  (MUR) - Get Murphy Oil Corporation Report rose after the oil and natural gas exploration and production company priced $550 million of 6.375% senior notes due 2028. The offering is likely to close on March 5, subject to customary closing conditions.