Facebook (FB) Among Thursday’s Big Winners


Stocks bounced back today, recovering most of Wednesday's losses before pulling back a bit in the final hour of trading.

The S&P 500 gained 0.4%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average added roughly 22 points. The Nasdaq was Thursday's biggest mover, advancing 0.7%.

Several big-name stocks helped spark today's rally - including one high-profile tech stock.

Here were Thursday's biggest winners:

  • Facebook ( FB ): The social network had its best day in nearly a month, rising 5.3%. It wasn't enough to make up for what has been a rough month for Facebook investors. The stock had fallen 16% in May entering the day, dipping to its lowest level since early November. Two analyst upgrades were the catalysts behind today's rebound - perhaps a sign of brighter days ahead for Facebook shareholders.
  • Goldcorp ( GG ) and Barrick Gold ( ABX ): Shares of the world's two largest gold miners soared today as gold prices continued to rally. Goldcorp shares advanced 5.5%, while Barrick tacked on 7.4%. A 1.5% push in gold prices certainly helped, as the yellow metal closed above $1,400 an ounce for the first time in two weeks.
  • GameStop ( GME ): The mid-cap electronics company is going ex-dividend tomorrow, prompting procrastinating investors to flock to the stock today. GameStop shares were up 5.5% as investors hoped to take advantage of the stock's generous 3.5% yield. The stock is now up 26% year-to-date.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

This article appears in: Investing , Stocks

Referenced Stocks: ABX , FB , GG , GME

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