Here's a look at four stocks the Yahoo Finance team will be watching for you today.
First up, McDonald's (MCD). The fast-food giant just released same store sales numbers for November which show it increased 0.5% globally. In the U.S. McDonald's saw sales decrease 0.8%. Sales results come after the stock saw close to 1.5% rise late last week. McDonald's has lagged the market this year, up about 7.5% in that time.
Next, PVH Corp. (PVH), is expected to release earnings today. You might better recognize PVH as the owner of popular clothing companies, Calvin Klein, Izod and Tommy Hilfiger. The company is expected to post earnings of $2.24, a $.10 drop from a year ago. Though revenues are expected to rise 35% from a year ago to $2.22 billion. For the year, PVH shares are up over 16%.
Now, Given Imaging (GIVN). The Israeli company known for making swallowable pill cameras will be bought for $30-a-share or roughly about $860 million by medical device maker Covidien PLC (COV). The companies announced the plans Sunday. According to Covidien, the deal is expected to close sometime in March. It has been a good year for both companies so far as each is above 30% for the year.
Finally, Gilead Sciences (GILD). The drug maker got some great news over the weekend. The FDA has approved Sovaldi, a drug to help in the treatment of hepatitis C. Shares for Gilead are up over 41% year-to-date.