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NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Applied Materials Inc. 55.03 1.93 23:08
Henry Schein Inc. 69.52 1.67 22:42
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. 70.92 1.63 23:08
Micron Technology Inc. 44.21 1.63 23:08
Fiserv Inc. 142.72 1.62 23:08

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Kraft Heinz Co. 70.80 -2.63 23:04
Biogen Inc 291.87 -2.51 23:08
Activision Blizzard Inc. 70.19 -2.50 22:54
Mercadolibre Inc. 369.87 -2.42 22:23
Liberty Global plc Series C 32.27 -2.24 22:47

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