The following video is from Wednesday's Investor Beat, in which host Alison Southwick and Motley Fool analysts Jason Moser and Matt Argersinger dissect the hardest-hitting investing stories of the day.

Not all retail is created equal as quarterly earnings reports continue to show. Target (NYSE:TGT) and Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS) missed analyst expectations and the stocks took a hit. While Lowe's (NYSE:LOW) saw a bump after reporting second-quarter earnings jumped 26%. PetSmart (NASDAQ:PETM) met revenue estimates and raised guidance for the year, but still took a hit because of declining same-store sales. In this segment from Investor Beat, Jason and Matt discuss four stocks making moves on Wednesday.


Alison Southwick has no position in any stocks mentioned. Jason Moser owns shares of Amazon.com. Matthew Argersinger owns shares of Amazon.com and has the following options: long January 2014 $200 calls, short January 2014 $200 puts, and short January 2014 $300 calls. The Motley Fool recommends Amazon.com, Google, Home Depot, Lowe's, PetSmart, and Sherwin-Williams. It owns shares of Amazon.com, Google, and Staples. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.