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Pivotal, Aptiv, Veritone: 5 Top Stock Gainers for Friday

Pivotal Investments, Aptiv, Westport Fuel Systems, Bloom Energy, and Veritone are some of the top gainers for Friday.
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Stocks finished lower Friday as investors reacted to signs of a patchy U.S. recovery and indications that global coronavirus infections have begun to surge again.

Here are some of the market's biggest gainers for Friday:

1. Pivotal Investment | Percentage Increase Over 14%

Pivotal Investment  (PIC) - Get Free Report was climbing after electric-vehicle-technology provider XL Fleet agreed to merge with the special purpose acquisition corporation, or SPAC, in a deal valued at about $1 billion.

2. Aptiv | Percentage Increase Over 6%

Aptiv  (APTV) - Get Free Report was climbing after Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas more than doubled his price target on the vehicle-parts maker to $150 from $63. Jonas, who keeps an overweight rating on the shares, named Aptiv as his top pick in the U.S. Autos and Shared Mobility space.

3. Westport Fuel Systems | Percentage Increase Over 38%

Westport Fuel Systems  (WPRT) - Get Free Report after the maker of natural gas-fueled engines said its Weichai Westport joint venture in China had secured certification for its 12-liter HPDI 2.0 engine from the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China.

4. Bloom Energy | Percentage Increase Over 18%

Bloom Energy  (BE) - Get Free Report was surging after Morgan Stanley boosted its price target on the electrical equipment and parts maker to $23 from $21, while maintaining an overweight rating.

5. Veritone | Percentage Increase Over 15%

Veritone  (VERI) - Get Free Report was climbing after the company said it has been awarded $1.3 million of subcontracts for software license and technology development services in support of the Air Force’s Small Business Innovation Research program.