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Today's 5-Star Movers

By Motley Fool Staff - Updated Apr 5, 2017 at 8:02PM

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Maybe what glitters really is gold.

As fundamentals-focused long-term investors, Fools never base an investment decision on the daily gyrations of the market. But the market's daily price movements can be useful when looking for new stock ideas for further research, or to keep tabs on watch-list stocks.

Below you'll find today's biggest movers among our five-star stocks -- the highest rating awarded by our CAPS community of more than 120,000 investors. Have a look, and then visit us on CAPS to dig in further on each of them.


Up Today


Sector Past 30 Days

Fools Saying Outperform


Exelixis, Inc.



Life Sciences Tools and Services


2192 of 2270


Techtronic Industries



Household Durables


8 of 10


Esterline Technologies Corp



Aerospace and Defense


117 of 125


Other Five-Star Life Sciences Tools and Services
Covance, Inc. (NYSE:CVD) up 0.92%
DRAXIS Health, Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ:DRAX) no change
Other Five-Star Household Durables
National Presto Industries, Inc. (NYSE:NPK) up 2.66%
The Stanley Works (NYSE:SWK) down 2.35%
Other Five-Star Aerospace and Defense
Elbit Systems Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ:ESLT) up 3.19%
Kratos Defense and Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) up 2.19%

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Stocks Mentioned

Exelixis, Inc. Stock Quote
Exelixis, Inc.
$19.48 (1.30%) $0.25
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. Stock Quote
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
$99.86 (1.59%) $1.56
National Presto Industries, Inc. Stock Quote
National Presto Industries, Inc.
$76.59 (3.51%) $2.60
Elbit Systems Ltd. Stock Quote
Elbit Systems Ltd.
$244.27 (2.16%) $5.17
Esterline Technologies Corporation Stock Quote
Esterline Technologies Corporation
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Stock Quote
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
$15.58 (3.04%) $0.46

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