Stocks were falling Friday as Congress wrangled over the details of a coronavirus stimulus package.
Here of some of the top stock gainers for Friday:
1. BioTelemetry | Percentage Increase 16%
BioTelemetry (BEAT) – Get Report shares soared after Royal Philips said it agreed to buy the wearable heart monitor maker for $2.8 billion in cash. Philips’ current portfolio includes real-time patient monitoring, therapeutic devices, telehealth and informatics.
2. GTY Technology | Percentage Increase 24%
Van Rhee said customers framed GTY’s products as highly featured, reasonably priced, and able to deliver strong and measurable returns.
3. Mereo Biopharma | Percentage Increase 50%
Shares of Mereo Biopharma (MREO) – Get Report were climbing after the company announced a license and collaboration agreement with Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical (RARE) – Get Report for setrusumab, a monoclonal antibody in clinical development for osteogenesis imperfecta, a group of genetic disorders that mainly affect the bones.
4. Curo Group | Percentage Increase 80%
Curo Group (CURO) – Get Report jumped following a merger announcement between special purpose acquisition company FinServ Acquisition (FSRV) and Katapult Holding. Curo, which provides credit to non-prime consumers, owns about 40% of Katapult.
5. FireEye | Percentage Increase 20%
FireEye (FEYE) – Get Report was one of several cybersecurity companies rising Friday in light of the SolarWinds breach, which FireEye discovered while investigating its own hacking earlier this month.