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5 Top Stock Gainers for Thursday: Kellogg, Papa John's

Kellogg, Papa John's, WW International, Acushnet Holdings and Avid Technology are five top stock gainers for Thursday.

Stocks closed higher Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average setting intraday and closing highs, as weekly jobless claims fell to a pandemic low.

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

1. Kellogg | Increase 7.1%

Shares of Kellogg  (K) - Get Kellogg Company Report were climbing after the breakfast cereal and packaged foods company beat Wall Street's first-quarter earnings expectations and raised its full-year guidance. Sales for the quarter totaled $3.58 billion, up from from $3.41 billion a year earlier.

2. Papa John's International | Increase 7.3%

Papa John's International shares  (PZZA) - Get Papa John's International Inc. Report rose after the chain reported earnings that beat expectations. Revenue moved up 25% in the first quarter to $511.7 million from $409.9 million a year earlier. 

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3. WW International | Increase 26%

WW International  (WW) - Get WW International Inc. Report rose after the weight-loss program operator reported a narrower-than-expected first-quarter loss. Revenue fell 20% to $331.8 million from a year earlier. Subscription revenue totaled $279.8 million. The company said subscribers increased 16% to an all-time high of 4.2 million.

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4. Avid Technology | Increase 27%

Shares of Avid Technology  (AVID) - Get Avid Technology Inc. Report were advancing after the software company reported better-than-expected first-quarter earnings and sales results and raised its full-year guidance. Revenue increased 9.2% to $94.4 million and subscription revenue was $24.9 million, an increase of 78% year-over-year.

5. Acushnet | Increase 20% 

Acushnet  (GOLF) - Get Acushnet Holdings Corp. Report advanced after the Titleist golf ball and equipment maker posted better-than-expected first-quarter earnings. Net sales totaled $580.9 million, up 42% year over year as the company reported strong demand in all categories. First quarter Titleist Brand equipment and gear net sales were up 51% year over year.