Rite Aid, Accenture, Jabil: 5 Top Stock Gainers for Thursday

Rite Aid, Accenture, Workiva, B. Riley Financial and Jabil are five top stock gainers for Thursday.
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Stocks closed at record highs Thursday as another jump in initial jobless claims raised investors' confidence that Washington would soon come up with a coronavirus aid package.

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

1. Rite Aid | Percentage Increase 17%

Shares of Rite Aid  (RAD) - Get Report surged after the pharmacy retailer reported third-quarter earnings and sales that topped estimates and said it expects to post a profit for fiscal 2021. 

The company said third-quarter revenue rose 12% to $6.12 billion with adjusted earnings of 40 cents a share.

2. Accenture | Percentage Increase 6%

Accenture  (ACN) - Get Report was higher after the consulting, technology and outsourcing service provider beat Wall Street's fiscal first-quarter earnings expectations

Revenue totaled $11.76 billion, up 4% from a year ago and was ahead of the FactSet consensus of $11.28 billion. 

3. Workiva | Percentage Increase 11%

Workiva  (WK) - Get Report was advancing after Morgan Stanley analyst Stan Zlotsky upgraded the software application company to equalweight from underweight with an $82 price target. 

Zlotsky cited higher conviction in sustainability of growth and margin improvements as reasons for the upgrade.

4. B. Riley Financial | Percentage Increase 8%

Shares of B. Riley Financial  (RILY) - Get Report were rising after the financial services company said it expected fourth-quarter net income to range from $109 to $112 million, or $4.15 to $4.27 a share. 

Full-year net income is expected to range from $143 to $146 million, or $5.19 to $5.31 a share, up over 75% from fiscal year 2019.

5. Jabil | Percentage Increase 7%

Jabil  (JBL) - Get Report advanced after the telecom circuit board and equipment manufacturer reported better-than-expected first-quarter earnings. 

The company, which makes casings for Apple's  (AAPL) - Get Report iPhones and iPads, reported net income of $200.4 million, or $1.31 a share, up from $40.4 million, or 26 cents a share, a year ago.