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5 Top Stock Gainers for Friday: Deere, Avis, Energous

Deere, Avis Budget Group, Energous, Sabre and Rogers are five top stock gainers for Friday.
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Stocks finished mixed, with the S&P 500 posting a fourth day of losses, as bond yields continued to rise on inflation concern.

Here are five top stock gainers for Friday:

1. Deere | Percentage Increase 9.6%

Deere (DE)  surged after the farm and construction equipment maker posted stronger-than-expected first-quarter earnings and raised its 2021 profit forecast.

2. Avis Budget Group | Percentage Increase 11%

Avis Budget Group  (CAR)  advanced after Morgan Stanley analyst Billy Kovanis raised his price target on the stock to $56 from $44 and affirmed an overweight rating. 

Avis reported a narrower-than-expected fourth-quarter loss earlier this week.

3. Energous | Percentage Increase 94%

Energous  (WATT)  soared on rumors that the wire-free charging company was working with Apple  (AAPL)  on a magnetically attached battery pack for the newest iPhones that would wirelessly charge the handsets. 

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Apple has been developing the attachment for at least a year, Bloomberg reported.

4. Sabre | Percentage Increase 16%

Sabre Corp.  (SABR)  climbed after Deutsche Bank analyst Ashish Sabadra upgraded shares of the travel service software and technology company to buy from hold with a price target of $17, up from $12. 

Sabre's competitive positioning has improved due to its technology transformation and partnership with Alphabet's (GOOGL)  Google, the analyst said.

5. Rogers Corp. | Percentage Increase 9.1%

Rogers Corp.  (ROG)  was rising after the electronic components company beat Wall Street fourth-quarter earnings expectations. 

Net sales totaled $210.7 million, up from $193.8 million a year earlier.

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