5 of Last Week's Biggest Winners

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What's better than momentum? Mo' momentum.

Let's take a closer look at five of this past week's biggest scorchers.

Company

Nov. 25Weekly GainMy Watchlist
Global Education (NAS: GEDU) $10.78101%Add
Pharmasset (NAS: VRUS) $133.1783%Add
Pozen (NAS: POZN) $3.6244%Add
InterOil (NYS: IOC) $55.6411%Add
Mobile TeleSystems (NYS: MBT) $15.4711%Add

Source: Barron's.

Global Education was last week's biggest winner, more than doubling after agreeing to be acquired by British publisher Pearson (NYS: PSO) . For all the flak that cynics are giving some Chinese companies over the integrity of their accounting, there are apparently a few tire kickers out there taking advantage of the low prices.

Pharmasset also spiked on buyout news. Early success on an oral treatment for hepatitis C was enough to woo a meaty acquisition offer from Gilead Sciences (NAS: GILD) .

Pozen gained some serious ground after selling the U.S. royalty rights for its migraine drug to Canada's national pension fund in a $75 million deal.

InterOil is certainly not boring. The volatile Australian oil and natural gas explorer with interest in Papua New Guinea rose 10% on Monday and another 10% on Tuesday before tumbling 14% on Wednesday. It inched 6% higher on Friday after the break. Outside of inking a liquefied natural gas deal on Friday, there wasn't a lot of material news to move the stock. InterOil swings higher and lower, simply because it can.

Finally, we have Mobile TeleSystems certainly not phoning it in. The Russian telco provider saw its shares post a modest double-digit percentage gain on the week after delivering better-than-expected quarterly results.

It was a great week for these five stocks. Now let's see if they're up for an encore.

Which of these five stocks do you think will continue to move higher? Share your thoughts in the comment box below.

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