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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.

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

2. Zumiez | Percentage Increase 12%

Zumiez  (ZUMZ) - Get Zumiez Inc. Report 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.

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3. Crocs | Percentage Increase 7%

Crocs  (CROX) - Get Crocs, Inc. Report 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) - Get Daqo New Energy Corp. Sponsored ADR Report 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) - Get A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. Report 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."