Stocks finished up Thursday, with the S&P 500 closing at a record, as sentiment was boosted by a drop in weekly jobless claims below 800,000.
Here are some of the market's biggest gainers for Thursday:
1. Canada Goose | Percentage Increase 22%
The company said total revenue increased for the first time since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
2. EBay | Percentage Increase 5.3%
Shares of eBay (EBAY) - Get Report surged after the online marketplace reported better-than-expected revenue and earnings for the fourth quarter, boosted its share buyback program by $4 billion and raised its dividend.
EBay said it expects first-quarter revenue of $2.94 billion to $2.99 billion.
3. Skillz | Percentage Increase 25%
Skillz (SKLZ) - Get Report shares soared to record levels after the mobile-gaming company said it was joining with the National Football League to host a challenge to develop an NFL-themed mobile game.
The game will be powered by the Skillz esports platform and will be marketed by both the NFL and the company.
4. VG Acquisition | Percentage Increase 31%
VG Acquisition VGAC climbed after the consumer DNA-testing company 23andMe said it would go public through a merger with the special-purpose-acquisition company sponsored by Richard Branson's Virgin Group, a transaction that will value 23andMe at $3.5 billion.
5. L Brands | Percentage Increase 9.39%
The company also named Martin Waters as chief executive of Victoria's Secret. He succeeds Stuart Burgdoerfer, who'd been the parent's chief financial officer and interim CEO. Burgdoerfer said he planned to retire in August.