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 Pivotal Investment Corporation II Class A 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 Aptiv PLC 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 Westport Fuel Systems, Inc. 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 Bloom Energy Corporation Class A 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 Veritone, Inc. 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.