Stocks finished higher Thursday, with the S&P 500 closing at a record, as investors were encouraged by positive economic data and impressive first-quarter results from Facebook (FB) - Get Report and Apple (AAPL) - Get Report.
Here are 5 top stock gainers for Thursday:
1. Nokia | Increase 11%
Net income totaled $451.5 million, or about 7 cents a share. Revenue increased 3% to $6.16 billion, beating analysts' expectations of $4.74 billion.
2. Facebook | Increase 7.3%
Net income came to $9.5 billion, or $3.30 a share, compared with $4.9 billion, or $1.71 a share, a year earlier. Revenue totaled $26.17 billion, up 25%.
3. Northrop Grumman | Increase 4.1%
Northrop Grumman (NOC) - Get Report climbed after the aerospace and defense giant posted a more than doubling (up 153%) in first-quarter earnings and boosted its full-year earnings-and-sales guidance.
Sales in the first quarter increased 6% to $9.2 billion, while analysts had been calling for $8.5 billion.
4. 1-800-Flowers | Increase 20%
Revenue increased 70% to $474.2 million, driven by e-commerce growth of 83%.
1-800-Flowers said it expected double-digit revenue growth to continue in its next fiscal year.
5. Vereit | Increase 16%
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