NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on New York Stock Exchange at 1 p.m.:. K12 Inc. rose 21.7 percent to $13.45. Harman International Industries Inc. rose 18.2 percent to $119.42.
Shares of Samsung Electronics, which have surged almost 35 percent since the start of the year, closed at an all-time high on Thursday boosted by expectations that its smartphone business will continue to drive strong profit growth.
With bigger companies looking to grow, many may look to acquire smaller firms. That’s one of the reasons Mario Gabelli, chairman of Gamco Investors, sees opportunity in small-cap equities.
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