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Why Peloton Stock Jumped Sharply on Monday

By Daniel Sparks – Aug 3, 2020 at 2:50PM

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The connected fitness product company's stock is now up more than 150% year to date.

What happened

Shares of Peloton Interactive (PTON -14.44%), a connected fitness product company, jumped sharply on Monday. As of 2:08 p.m. EDT, the stock was up more than 7%.

The stock's move higher on Monday was likely helped by optimism in the overall market and particular strength in growth stocks like Peloton.

A man riding a Peloton bike while a woman walks past him.

Image source: Peloton.

So what

Peloton stock has soared this year, climbing more than 150% year to date. The stock's move on Monday, therefore, builds on strong momentum this year.

The primary reason for the stock's gain has been its impressive growth as consumers turn to the company as a solution to replace gym memberships. With Peloton products, customers get access to a virtual community and a high-quality product that allows them to exercise while sheltering at home.

But Peloton stock has also benefited in recent months from investors piling into technology growth stocks during the COVID-19 pandemic. These stocks have been viewed by investors as some of the best beneficiaries of a work-from-home environment. Many high-profile growth stocks were up several percentage points or more on Monday.

Now what

Following a strong fiscal third quarter, the company lifted its outlook for fiscal 2020 when it reported its quarterly results in May. Peloton now expects total revenue during the period to be between $1.72 billion and $1.74 billion, translating to 89% year-over-year growth.

Daniel Sparks has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of and recommends Peloton Interactive. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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