Stocks Hold Near Highs Ahead of Thanksgiving

UAA stock is red-hot after an upgrade

by Karee Venema

Published on Nov 27, 2019 at 11:58 AM
Updated on Nov 27, 2019 at 12:05 PM

Stocks are little changed at midday, as traders look ahead to tomorrow's Thanksgiving Day holiday. While the price action is muted, there's plenty of economic data to digest, including a stronger-than-anticipated reading on third-quarter gross domestic product (GPD) and an eighth straight monthly rise in consumer spending in October. At last check, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI), S&P 500 Index (SPX) and Nasdaq Composite (IXIC) are all holding near yesterday's record highs.

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midday stats nov 27

Guess?, Inc. (NYSE:GES) is seeing unusual options volume amid the retail stock's volatile post-earnings session. Roughly 22,500 options have changed hands -- 31 times what's typically seen, and volume pacing in the 100th annual percentile. GES stock was down 6.9% earlier on weak third-quarter revenue and full-year revenue guidance, but was last seen up 4.3% at $19.90, possibly in reaction to the retailer's quarterly profit beat.

Under Armour Inc (NYSE:UAA) is at the top of the S&P, after Raymond James upgraded the athletic apparel retail stock to "strong buy" from "outperform." UAA stock is up 4.8% at $18.85, but is running out of steam at its descending 80-day moving average, and has a ways to go before filling an early November bear gap.

UAA stock nov 27

PVH Corp (NYSE:PVH) is near the bottom of the SPX, down 2.2% at $97.82 -- back below the key century mark. The retail stock was hit with an onslaught of analyst attention following Monday night's earnings report, including a price-target cut to $110 from $120 at Evercore ISI.

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