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.

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 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 Report to help with coal-sustainability efforts.

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

W.R. Grace  (GRA) - Get 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.

3. BlackBerry | Percentage Increase 7%

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