Top Moving Stocks for Thursday 18/03/2021

Top moving stocks

Stocks of Upstart Holdings Inc $UPST surge 89%, Hartford Financial Services Group Inc $HIG increased 18.71% while Williams-Sonoma Inc $WSMrose 18.46% among other stocks making the headlines. We have highlighted below some of the reasons for the price movements.

Upstart Holdings Inc $UPST
Upstart shares traded 89% higher after the company reported better-than-expected Q4 EPS and sales results and issued Q1 & FY21 sales guidance above estimates. The company also announced it plans to acquire Prodigy Software. The stock started trading Thursday’s session at $83.30 to close at $115.09 per share.

Hartford Financial Services Group Inc $HIG
$HIG shares traded 18.71% on the upside within their normal range from its opening price of $57.94 to close $68.15. The stock previously closed at 57.41 per share price.

Williams-Sonoma Inc $WSM
William-Sonoma shares went up 18.46% after the company reported better-than-expected Q4 EPS results. The company also raised its quarterly dividend and announced a $1 billion buyback. The stock started trading at $159 to close at $161.57 per share price.

American Outdoor Brands Inc $AOUT
American Outdoor Brands shares increased 11.97% following the company’s Q3 EPS of $0.82, up from $0.13 year over year and better-than-expected Q3 sales results. The company also issued FY21 EPS and sales guidance above estimates. It closed the previous day at $33.22 to close Thursday at $26 per share price.