The following video is from Thursday's Investor Beat, in which host Erin Kennedy, and Motley Fool analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson, investigate the hardest-hitting investing stories of the day.
Today's movers and shakers were all consumer-oriented stocks. Matt looks at retailer Guess? (NYSE:GES), which jumped 12% after reporting second-quarter earnings yesterday, and The Fresh Market (UNKNOWN:TFM.DL), which dropped nearly 10% following earnings and a downgrade. He compares the two companies' reports in terms of expectations vs. actual performance. David discusses SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS), which came public again this year, and Campbell Soup, (NYSE:CPB), an iconic company that's stumbling today after a generally positive earnings report.
David Hanson owns shares of Whole Foods Market. Erin Kennedy owns shares of Whole Foods Market. Matt Koppenheffer owns shares of Wal-Mart Stores and Target. The Motley Fool recommends Guess?, The Fresh Market, and Whole Foods Market. The Motley Fool owns shares of Guess? and Whole Foods Market. 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.