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5 Top Stock Gainers for Thursday: Williams-Sonoma, Signet

Williams-Sonoma, Signet Jewelers, Upstart Holdings, American Outdoor Brands and Columbia Property Trust are five top stock gainers for Thursday.
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Stocks ended down Thursday as concerns about inflation sent Treasury yields soaring.

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

1. Williams-Sonoma | Increase 18%

Williams-Sonoma  (WSM)  was higher after the home-goods retailer posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings and received price target increases from several analysts. The company also raised its dividend and set a $1 billion share repurchase plan.

2. Signet Jewelers | Increase 3.4%

Signet Jewelers  (SIG)  climbed after the jewelry retailer posted stronger-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings and offered strong guidance. Sales totaled $2.2 billion, up 1.5% from a year earlier and beating out the FactSet consensus of $2.1 billion.

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3. Upstart Holdings | Increase 89%

Shares of Upstart Holdings  (UPST)  soared after the cloud-based lending platform beat Wall Street's fourth-quarter earnings expectations, offered strong guidance and unveiled the acquisition of Prodigy Software, provider of cloud-based automotive retail software. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter.

4. American Outdoor Brands | Increase 12%

American Outdoor Brands  (AOUT)  advanced after the outdoor sports and recreation retailer swung to a third-quarter profit and beat Wall Street's earnings expectations. Net sales nearly doubled to $82.6 million from $43.3 million. Net income totaled $8 million, swinging from a loss of $147,000 a year earlier.

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5. Columbia Property Trust | Increase 10%

Columbia Property Trust  (CXP)  moved up after a group of investors made an unsolicited proposal to acquire the U.S. real estate investment trust in an all-cash deal that would value it at roughly $2.24 billion. The investor group said in a letter to Columbia’s board it made the non-binding offer Thursday for $19.50 a share.