The following video is from Monday's Investor Beat, in which host Chris Hill and Motley Fool analysts Evan Niu and David Meier dissect the hardest-hitting investing stories of the day.

With only nine weeks left, 2013 has so far been a great year for investors. But with the critical holiday quarter ahead, some companies still need a hit. In this segment, the guys each give us one pick for which companies really need to succeed this quarter.

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