The following video is from Wednesday's Investor Beat, in which host Chris Hill and Motley Fool analysts Matt Argersinger and David Meier dissect the hardest-hitting investing stories of the day.
Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN ) pops big after beating across the board on third-quarter results. Dollar General (NYSE: DG ) hits a new all-time high on second-quarter earnings news. J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP ) moves upward as two hedge funds combine to buy more than 14% of the company. And Francesca's Holdings (NASDAQ: FRAN ) fell hard on earnings news to their lowest point in two years. In this segment of Investor Beat, Matt and David take a look at four stocks making moves today.
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