On Friday's Investor Beat, host Alison Southwick and Motley Fool analysts Charly Travers and Ron Gross dissect the hardest-hitting investing stories of the day.

American Eagle (NYSE:AEO) and Ulta (NASDAQ:ULTA) take a hit after reporting earnings, but only one is poised for growth. Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) gets a well-deserved upgrade. And J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) has the worst week ever, which for J.C. Penney is really saying something. In this segment, Ron and Charly talk about the stocks that are making moves on Friday.

Alison Southwick and Ron Gross have no position in any stocks mentioned. Charly Travers owns shares of Intel. The Motley Fool recommends Intel, Ulta, and Urban Outfitters and owns shares of Intel and Ulta. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't 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.