In this video from Thursday's edition of Investor Beat, host Chris Hill, and Motley Fool analysts Jason Moser and Matt Koppenheffer, sift through the market headlines to bring investors the top stories of the day.
Shares of Facebook hit another new all-time high today after fourth-quarter profits came in higher than expected. Mobile ad revenue, which was virtually non-existent when Facebook went public, now makes up 53% of the company's total revenue. In the lead story on today's Investor Beat, the guys discuss Mark Zuckerberg's role in Facebook's amazing turnaround, what the company may do with the $11 billion in cash on its balance sheet, and the potential for the company and the stock in the future.
Then, the guys take a look at four stocks making moves on the market today. Visa's first quarter could hardly have gone better, with the top and bottom lines both coming in higher than expected, though much of this was already baked into the share price, and the stock moved little as a result. Under Armour exploded today, up an astonishing 22%, after reporting a fantastic fourth quarter, its 15th straight quarter in which revenue increased by at least 20%. Electronics retailer Hhgregg fell hard today after lousy Q3 results and weak guidance going forward, with an 11% decline in same-store sales. And CARBO Ceramics delivered a strong fourth quarter, with revenue and profits both coming in above expectations, and the stock is up big as a result.
And finally, Matt tells investors about mortgage REITs ahead of the earnings announcements of several major mREITs next week, and discusses why he'll have an eye on Annaly Capital, in particular, while Jason talks Chipotle, and says that while the rest of the market might be focusing on same-store sales, he's much more interested in the company's throughput, how quickly it can move the line, and get people their burritos.
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