The following video is from Monday's Investor Beat, in which host Chris Hill and analysts Tim Hanson and Jason Moser dissect the hardest-hitting investing stories of the day.
J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP ) rises after one analyst says the retailer could unlock $1.2 billion in value by converting its top locations into a REIT. Rackspace Hosting (NYSE: RAX ) climbs on reports that IBM (NYSE: IBM ) may acquire the IT company. Shares of Verizon (NYSE: VZ ) hit a new 52-week high after an analyst upgrade. And Glu Mobile (NASDAQ: GLUU ) climbs after the video game company says it's going to get into the online gambling business. In this installment of Investor Beat, our analysts discuss what it means for investors.
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The relevant video segment can be found between 3:04 and 4:54.