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Crocs, Laureate Education, Zumiez: 5 Top Stock Gainers Friday

Laureate Education, Zumiez and Crocs are some of Friday's biggest stock gainers.
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Stocks finished mixed Friday as volatile tech stocks continued to struggle.

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

1. Laureate Education | Percentage Increase 9%

Laureate Education  (LAUR)  climbed after the for-profit-education company said it agreed to sell Walden University to rival Adtalem Global Education  (ATGE)  for $1.48 billion cash.

2. Zumiez | Percentage Increase 12%

Zumiez  (ZUMZ)  jumped after B. Riley FBR analyst Jeff Van Sinderen raised his share-price target to $35 from $33 for the specialty retailer and affirmed his buy rating following stronger-than-expected earnings.

3. Crocs | Percentage Increase 7%

Crocs  (CROX)  advanced after the causal footwear and accessories maker guided for third-quarter revenue to grow 10% to about $344.1 million, beating Wall Street's estimate of $305.3 million.

4. Daqo New Energy Corp. | Percentage Increase 16%

Daqo New Energy  (DQ)  rose after the Chinese maker of polysilicon for the solar photovoltaic industry said it had submitted an application regarding a potential initial public offering and listing of the shares of its principal operating subsidiary, Xinjiang Daqo New Energy Co., to the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

5. A-Mark Precious Metals | Percentage Increase 27%

A-Mark Precious Metals  (AMRK)  rose after the precious metals trading company beat Wall Street's quarterly earnings estimates. CEO Greg Roberts said in a statement that "following the macroeconomic events in March that spurred the unprecedented volatility in the precious metals market, the fourth quarter was a period characterized by sustained and heightened demand and related product volumes."