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⚡ Two fuel cell companies made double-digit gains in trading today. Plug Power, which announced a partnership with French automaker Renault, jumped over 22.3% today. $PLUG, which makes hydrogen fuel cells, was one of last year’s most popular stocks among retail investors. Excitement in $PLUG helped push up shares of FuelCell Energy. $FCEL, which makes commercial-scale fuel cell systems, jumped nearly 21% today.

🐯 Today’s weirdest Ripper has us thinking we’ve reached ‘peak retail investor.’ Shares of the animal health and veterinarian business Zomedica jumped 39% today. The reason? Carole Baskin of “Tiger King” promoted the penny stock in a video. The video appears to have been a purchased engagement from Cameo, a website where people can pay for customizable videos from celebrities and influencers. The random investor who paid $300 for this Cameo walked so that $ZOM investors could run.

🛒 Quaint e-commerce company Etsy — and one of 2020’s biggest Rippers — took off in trading today. $ETSY, which caters to the DIY and crafting crowd, rose 12% for no attributable reason. However, new consumer reports about the explosion of e-commerce and online shopping in Q4 2020 help support excitement in the stock. $ETSY jumped 250% last year and has already risen 14% since the start of 2021.

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Etsy, Inc. operates two-sided online marketplaces that connect millions of passionate and creative buyers and sellers around the world. Our primary marketplace, Etsy.com, is the global destination for unique and creative goods. Buyers come to Etsy to be inspired and delighted by items that are crafted and curated by creative entrepreneurs. For sellers, we offer a range of tools and services that address key business needs. In addition, Etsy, Inc. owns Reverb, a leading global online marketplace dedicated to buying and selling new, used, and vintage musical instruments. Etsy's mission is to keep commerce human, and we're committed to using the power of business to strengthen communities and empower people. Our company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York.

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