The following video is from Thursday's edition of Investor Beat, in which host Chris Hill and Motley Fool analysts David Hanson and Jason Moser dissect the hardest-hitting investing stories of the day.
Two more red flags for the retail holiday season emerged today, with Wal-Mart reporting light first-quarter revenue with same-store sales down, and Kohl's reporting that its third-quarter profits were down, with its same-store sales also taking a hit. Should retail investors across the sector cut and run before the holidays hit? In the lead story on today's Investor Beat, David and Jason go over some retail sector red flags and discuss a few standouts that still continue to thrive.
Then, our analysts take a look at four stocks making big moves on the market today. Cisco Systems single-handedly dragged down the Dow Index today after disappointing first-quarter results and warning that the second quarter will be even worse. Clean Energy Fuels got a boost today after announcing a multiyear deal with UPS to supply natural gas to private UPS stations in Texas. Shares of Facebook were up slightly on reports that the social network will get to keep the $3 billion it offered to buy Snapchat. And Tile Shop Holdings fell more than 30% after short seller Gotham City Research said the home-improvement company used fuzzy math to inflate earnings.
And finally, David and Jason discuss why they'll be keeping a close eye on Fannie Mae and National Oilwell Varco.
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