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4 Stocks Making Big Moves

By Chris Hill – Jul 18, 2013 at 6:50PM

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UnitedHealth hits an all-time high, and Nokia loses less money than expected. Here are four stocks that made big moves on Thursday.

The following video is from Thursday's Investor Beat,  in which host Chris Hill, and analysts Bill Barker and Charly Travers, dissect the hardest-hitting investing stories of the day.

Higher-than-expected second-quarter profits drove shares of UnitedHealth (UNH -0.74%) to a new all-time high. Also, eBay's (EBAY -2.33%) earnings were in line with expectations, but the outlook for the rest of the year was disappointing, and shares took a hit. Overstock.com's (OSTK -0.69%) second-quarter profits came in seven times higher than what they were in this quarter last year. And Nokia's (NOK -0.23%) second-quarter sales fell 24%, but analysts were expecting even worse. In this segment, our analysts look at four stocks making big moves in Thursday's market.

Bill Barker has no position in any stocks mentioned. Charly Travers owns shares of Nokia. Chris Hill owns shares of eBay. The Motley Fool recommends eBay and UnitedHealth Group. The Motley Fool owns shares of eBay. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not 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.

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Stocks Mentioned

Nokia Corporation Stock Quote
Nokia Corporation
NOK
$4.27 (-0.23%) $0.01
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated Stock Quote
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated
UNH
$505.04 (-0.74%) $-3.79
eBay Inc. Stock Quote
eBay Inc.
EBAY
$36.81 (-2.33%) $0.88
Overstock.com, Inc. Stock Quote
Overstock.com, Inc.
OSTK
$24.35 (-0.69%) $0.17

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