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5 Top Stock Gainers for Friday: BlackBerry and Palantir

Charah Solutions, W.R. Grace, BlackBerry, Ceragon Networks and Palantir Technologies are five top stock gainers for Friday.
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Stocks finished lower Friday, closing a losing week, as investors reviewed President-elect Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package.

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

1. Charah Solutions | Percentage Increase 42%

Charah Solutions  (CHRA) - Get Charah Solutions Inc. Report shares leaped after the provider of environmental services to the power-generation industry won a 12-year marketing contract from Dominion Energy  (D) - Get Dominion Energy Inc. Report to help with coal-sustainability efforts.

2. W.R. Grace | Percentage Increase 8%

W.R. Grace  (GRA) - Get W.R. Grace & Co. Report rose after the specialty chemicals company said it was willing to discuss a possible sale to 40 North Management after the New York company increased its unsolicited offer for the specialty-chemicals giant to $4.3 billion.

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3. BlackBerry | Percentage Increase 7%

Shares of BlackBerry  (BB) - Get BlackBerry Limited Report were climbing again after the security and software services company said it had settled its longstanding patent dispute with Facebook  (FB) - Get Meta Platforms Inc. Report

The Ontario company declined to provide details. 

BlackBerry charged that Facebook and its WhatsApp and Instagram subsidiaries infringed on BlackBerry messaging app patents.

4. Ceragon Networks | Percentage Increase 54%

Ceragon Networks  (CRNT) - Get Ceragon Networks Ltd. Report was climbing after Needham raised its price target on the Israeli communication-equipment company to $3.75 from $3.25, according to Seeking Alpha. Needham said that Ceragon Networks "had an upbeat tone on its outlook and position going into calendar year 2021."

5. Palantir Technologies | Percentage Increase 3%

Palantir Technologies  (PLTR) - Get Palantir Technologies Inc. Class A Report shares climbed after reports said star money manager Cathie Wood's ARK Next Generation Internet ETF bought 497,100 shares of the data analytics software provider.