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5 Top Stock Gainers for Wednesday: Express, DraftKings

Express, DraftKings, Talend, Build-A-Bear Workshop, and United Natural Foods are five top stock gainers for Wednesday.
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Stocks finished mixed Wednesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing at a record high, after consumer prices in the U.S. during February rose less than expected and eased Wall Street's inflation concerns.

Here are some of the top gainers Wednesday:

1. Express | Increase 26%

Express  (EXPR) - Get Express Inc. Report moved into the express lane after the fashion retailer and Reddit message board favorite posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter results and unveiled a plan to grow its digital channel to $1 billion.

2. DraftKings | Increase 11%

Shares of DraftKings  (DKNG) - Get DraftKings Inc. Report surged as several analysts raised their share-price targets for the sports-betting platform after its investor day meeting. Jefferies analyst David Katz raised the firm's price target on DraftKings to $75 from $73 while affirming a buy rating on the shares.

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3. Talend | Increase 27%

Talend  (TLND) - Get Talend SA Report shares jumped after the French data integration and integrity company agreed to be acquired by the private-equity firm Thoma Bravo for $66 a share. The deal values Talend at $2.4 billion, including net debt. The agreement includes a 30-day go-shop period, expiring April 10.

4. Build-A-Bear Workshop | Increase 23%

Build-A-Bear Workshop  (BBW) - Get Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. Report was higher after the toy company beat Wall Street's fourth-quarter earnings expectations. Revenue totaled $93.7 million, down from $104.6 million a year ago but ahead of the FactSet consensus of $90.5 million. E-commerce sales more than doubled (up 104%) during the quarter.

5. United Natural Foods | Increase 18%

United Natural Foods  (UNFI) - Get United Natural Foods Inc. Report was advancing after the company beat Wall Street's second-quarter-earnings expectations. Net sales increased 7.1% from a year earlier to $6.89 billion, while net income was $59 million, compared with a net loss of $30.7 million a year earlier.