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%
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.
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.