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What shares were popular in the latest week? GameStop, Rolls-Royce and more

Published 14/03/2021, 10:06
Updated 02/09/2020, 07:05


The GameStop Corp (NYSE:GME) squeeze was back this week amid hopes that the new stimulus checks will work their way into the stock market. After closing last week at $137.74, shares jumped to a high of $348.50 on Wednesday before a pull back. On Friday, the share price closed at $264.50.

GameStop chart

Greatland Gold

Greatland Gold Plc (LON:GGPL) shares were in focus this week after the company announced “outstanding” drilling results at its Havieron project in Australia. Shares closed last week at 22.00p, hit a high of 25.00p on Thursday before paring back some of the gains and closing the week at 22.45p.

Greatland Gold chart


Jet engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC (LON:RR) reported a £4bln loss for 2020 on Thursday as the pandemic sapped the number of miles its engines have travelled. Shares last week at 108.55p and rallied to a high of 117.65p on Thursday despite the record loss. Shares closed the week at 114.85p.

Rolls-Royce shares

Avacta Group

UK-listed diagnostics company Avacta Group PLC (LON:AVTG) this week announced their rapid antigen test detects new variants of Covid-19. The company also signed a diagnostic licensing deal with Biokit. Shares closed last week at 199.00p before rallying to a high of 256.00p on Thursday before pulling back slightly to close at 250.00p on Friday.

Avacta Group shares


Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) shares have been incredibly volatile throughout the week as markets try and get a handle on the valuation of the company. After closing last week at $597.95, shares fell to a low $559.01 on Monday. On Tuesday at 20% jump in share price saw shares close at $673.58. A high of $717.39 was hit on Wednesday before shares closed the week at $693.73.

Tesla chart

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