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MyoKardia, Aphria: 5 Top Stock Gainers for Monday

MyoKardia, Eidos Therapeutics, HMS Holding, Aphria and Jen-Weld are five of Monday's top gainers.

Stocks ended higher after President Donald Trump said he would be leaving the hospital Monday evening, as well as renewed hopes for a coronavirus relief package.

The president spent the weekend at Walter Reed Medical Center, recovering from Covid-19. 

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

1. MyoKardia | Percentage Increase Over 57%

MyoKardia  (MYOK) - Get MyoKardia, Inc. Report was climbing after Britsol-Myers Squibb  (BMY) - Get Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Report agreed to buy the drugmaker, which makes the experimental heart treatment mavacamten, for around $13.1 billion.

2. Eidos Therapeutics | Percentage Increase Over 41%

Eidos Therapeutics  (EIDX) - Get Eidos Therapeutics Inc Report advanced after BridgeBio Pharma  (BBIO) - Get BridgeBio Pharma, Inc. Report said it would buy the 36.3% of the biopharma that it doesn't already own for cash and stock valued at $73.26 a share. Eidos is developing acoramidis, a treatment for patients with ATTR cardiomyopathy and polyneuropathy. 

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3. HMS Holdings | Percentage Increase Over 12%

HMS Holdings Corp.  (HMSY) - Get HMS Holdings Corp. Report was climbing after Bloomberg reported the healthcare data and technology provider was exploring options including a sale as the company struggles with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

4. Aphria | Percentage Increase Over 14%

Aphria  (APHA) - Get Aphria Inc Report was rising after Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Pablo Zuanic raised the firm's price target on the Canadian medical cannabis company to C$15.50, or about US$11.68, from C$12.50, or about US$9.42, while keeping an overweight rating on the shares. Zuanic said he expects the August/September quarter in Canada to show market growth acceleration sequentially.

5. Jeld-Wen | Percentage Increase Over 11%

Jeld-Wen  (JELD) - Get JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. Report was rising after Wells Fargo analyst Truman Patterson upgraded the building products and equipment company to overweight from equal weight with a $32 price target. Patterson said Jeld-Wen's channel checks across windows and doors and end markets suggest it has improved its windows manufacturing operations as contacts suggest the company's product quality control issues are a thing of the past.