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5 Top Stock Gainers for Friday: Sykes, Codexis, Smith & Wesson

Sykes Enterprises, Codexis, Smith & Wesson, Roku and CAI International are five top stock gainers for Friday.
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Stocks finished lower Friday after St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard said the Fed has begun discussing pulling back on bond purchases.

Here are some of the top gainers for Friday:

1. Sykes Enterprises | Increase 30%

Sykes Enterprises  (SYKE)  jumped after saying that fellow customer experience company Sitel Group was acquiring it for $54 a share, or $2.2 billion, cash. 

2. Codexis | Increase 13%

Shares of Codexis  (CDXS)  climbed after the biotech reported a purchase order for up to $13.9 million and raised its 2021 guidance for total revenue to a range of $89 million to $93 million, up from previous guidance of $82 million to $85 million.

3. Smith & Wesson Brands | Increase 17%

Smith & Wesson Brands  (SWBI)  jumped after Cowen analyst Cai von Rumohr raised his share-price target for the firearms maker to $30.50 from $24, while maintaining his outperform rating. 

Cowen also raised its 2022 earnings per share estimate to $4.10 from $1.80 per share.

The company's fourth-quarter net sales totaled $322.9 million, up 67% from a year ago.

4. Roku | Increase 4.6%

Roku  (ROKU)  advanced after the streaming content platform said its new original programming helped drive a record number of unique viewers to its Roku Channel ad-supported platform in the first two weeks since it added 30 original series. 

The top 10 most watched programs on the Roku Channel were all Roku originals in this period.

5. CAI International | Increase 47%

Shares of CAI International  (CAI)  leaped after the transportation finance company said it had agreed to be acquired by Mitsubishi HC Capital in an all-cash transaction valued at about $1.1 billion. 

The deal consists of $104 million of preferred stock and $986 million of common stock equity value. The enterprise value is $2.9 billion.