Stocks ended lower Friday to finish the week as investors pause at month's end to weigh earnings from the likes of Amazon, Twitter and Chevron.
Here are some of the best stocks in the past week by their performance in percentage change at the close of trading on Apr. 23. These include stocks over a $10 share price at the time of publishing.
1. Brooklyn Immunotherapeutics | +208.17%
2. Proofpoint | +30.60%
Jim Cramer shared what he likes about the Proofpoint deal.
3. GameStop | +14.82%
Cramer linked the rise in MicroVision on Mad Money to the same group of redditors behind the surge in GameStop earlier this year.
4. Novavax | +14.12%
Shares of Novavax (NVAX) - Get Report jumped this past week after President Joe Biden mentioned the company's COVID-19 vaccine candidate in a speech at the White House.
5. United Postal Service | +13.91%
6. BioNTech | +8.83%
7. Facebook | +7.95%
Cramer talked about why he thinks Facebook barely scratched the surface on its advertising opportunities.
8. Shopify | +7.60%
Bret Kenwell looked at the charts of Shopify to see how traders should trade shares.
9. American Express | +6.25%
Cramer discussed inadvertent selloffs are your chance to buy good companies. We saw that with Honeywell (HON) - Get Report and American Express (AXP) - Get Report, both of which fell nearly 2% on Apr. 23, despite their strong outlooks for the future. Cramer recommended buying the dip in American Express before it surged this past week.
10. Nucor | +5.69%
In his "Executive Decision" segment Apr. 23, Cramer checked in with Dion Topalian, CEO of Nucor (NUE) - Get Report, with shares up 106% over the past year. Nucor could benefit from President Biden's "build back better" plan that would increase infrastructure spending to rebuild America.
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