4 Stocks Moving: Is Microsoft Office Coming to the iPad?

Could Microsoft Office be on the way to the iPad? Also, Amazon's new video streaming device, Wal-Mart steps onto GameStop's turf, and a new public company spinning off from Hertz.

Mar 18, 2014 at 7:54PM

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced that it will release a video streaming device in early April, to compete with devices such as Roku, Apple TV, and Google's Chromecast. Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) stock is up today, on news that new CEO Satya Nadella may unveil the Office suite of software for the iPad on March 27, a move that could generate as much as $2.5 billion in revenue for the company. GameStop (NYSE:GME) shares fell today, after Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) announced that it will now let customers trade in used video games in exchange for gift cards. And Hertz (NYSE:HTZ) announced earnings, along with the news that the company will spin off its equipment rental business into a separate publicly traded company.

In this segment from Tuesday's Investor Beat, host Alison Southwick and Motley Fool analysts Jason Moser and Mike Olsen look at four stocks making moves on the market today.

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4 in 5 Americans Are Ignoring Buffett's Warning

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Jun 12, 2015 at 5:01PM

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The catch was: Attendees weren't allowed to record any of it. No audio. No video. 

Our team of analysts wrote down every single word Buffett and Munger uttered. Over 16,000 words. But only two words stood out to me as I read the detailed transcript of the event: "Real threat."

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