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ACI Worldwide, Spotify: 5 Top Stock Gainers for Wednesday

ACI Worldwide, Tredegar, NetApp, Patterson Cos. and Spotify are five of the top stock gainers for Wednesday.

Stocks finished mixed Wednesday with the S&P 500 posting its second straight record close.

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

1. ACI Worldwide | Percentage Increase 11%

ACI Worldwide  (ACIW) - Get ACI Worldwide, Inc. Report climbed after activist investor Starboard Value urged the payments-software maker to pursue a sale. A regulatory filing showed that hedge-fund manager Starboard had raised its stake in ACI to 9%, giving it 10.5 million shares of the company. 

2. Tredegar | Percentage Increase 30%

Shares of Tredegar  (TG) - Get Tredegar Corporation Report advanced after the specialty chemicals company declared a special dividend of $5.97 a share, which the company said resulted from cash generation that in turn resulted in cash in excess of debt of $28 million as of Sept. 30.

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3. NetApp | Percentage Increase 9%

NetApp  (NTAP) - Get NetApp, Inc. (NTAP) Report rose after the enterprise storage company beat Wall Street's fiscal-second-quarter earnings expectations. Revenue totaled $1.42 billion, up from $1.37 billion a year earlier. The company said billings came to $1.46 billion, an increase of 10% year over year.

4. Patterson Cos. | Percentage Increase 15%

Shares of Patterson Cos.  (PDCO) - Get Patterson Companies, Inc. Report climbed after the medical distribution company beat Wall Street's fiscal-second-quarter earnings expectations. Net sales increased 9.5% year-over-year to $1.55 billion. Net income came to $54.1 million, or 56 cents per share, compared with a net loss of $33.1 million, or 35 cents.

5. Spotify Technology | Percentage Increase 13%

Spotify Technology  (SPOT) - Get Spotify Technology SA Report advanced after the audio streaming services company launched "2020 Wrapped," its year-end review of users' favorite artists, songs, genres and podcasts.