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Stocks are rising before the Thanksgiving! 

While the stock market is closed on Thanksgiving Day, stocks have historically risen on the days that surround it.

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The S&P 500 has averaged an 0.6% gain over the Wednesday and Friday sessions surrounding the holiday, rising 83% of the time since 1950, according to Dow Jones Market Data.

Stocks traded modestly higher around midday Wednesday, with the U.S. indexes rising ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

HP: The computer maker said it would slash up to nearly 10% of its workforce, with a sharp slump in demand for PCs expected to stretch into next year. Its shares added 2.6% premarket.

Autodesk: The software and services design company cut its billings outlook and said its board authorized the repurchase of $5 billion of its common stock. Its shares dropped 10% premarket.

VMware: The software maker logged higher revenue but dwindling profit. Its shares slipped 1.3% premarket.

Nordstrom: The department-store chain swung to a loss as it offered higher markdowns to clear through excess inventory. Its shares slumped 7.6% premarket.

Deere: The company reported a jump in sales as supply constraints eased and it shipped more of its farm and construction equipment. Its shares climbed 4.4% premarket.

Carvana: The online used-car seller’s shares gained more than 8% ahead of the bell. The move more than erased Tuesday’s 3.6% drop that came after a series of analyst downgrades of the stock.