Stocks finished higher Monday as the anxiety over volatile retail trading ebbed with day traders turning their attention to precious metals.
Here are some of the market's biggest gainers for Monday:
1. iShares Silver Trust | Percentage Increase 7.1%
BlackRock’s iShares Silver Trust (SLV) - Get Report, the largest exchange-traded product tracking the metal, climbed as retail investors bought up shares of such companies as Hecla Mining (HL) - Get Report and Pan American Silver (PAAS) - Get Report. Silver reached its highest level since 2013.
2. Virgin Galactic | Percentage Increase 21%
The company said the next powered flight would test the work that has been done since it aborted a powered test flight of its spaceplane in December.
3. Viela Bio | Percentage Increase 52%
Under the agreement, biopharma company Horizon will pay $53 a share cash for all shares of Horizon.
4. Tata Motors | Percentage Increase 9.6%
The company, which owns Jaguar Land Rover, had sold a total of 47,862 units in the year-earlier month.
Tata Motors last week beat Wall Street's third-quarter earnings expectations.
5. Tuscan Holdings | Percentage Increase 57%
Microvast makes batteries for commercial vehicles such as taxis and buses, as well as specialty transportation including mining trucks and port equipment.