The following video is from Thursday's Investor Beat, in which host Erin Kennedy, and Motley Fool analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson, investigate the hardest-hitting investing stories of the day.
Today's movers and shakers were all consumer-oriented stocks. Matt looks at retailer Guess? (NYSE: GES ) , which jumped 12% after reporting second-quarter earnings yesterday, and The Fresh Market (UNKNOWN: TFM.DL ) , which dropped nearly 10% following earnings and a downgrade. He compares the two companies' reports in terms of expectations vs. actual performance. David discusses SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE: SEAS ) , which came public again this year, and Campbell Soup, (NYSE: CPB ) , an iconic company that's stumbling today after a generally positive earnings report.
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