The following video is from Wednesday's Investor Beat, in which host Chris Hill and Motley Fool analysts Matt Argersinger and David Meier dissect the hardest-hitting investing stories of the day.
Shares of LinkedIn fell slightly today on news that the company has filed with the SEC to sell $1 billion worth of stock in a secondary offering. While many investors were sour on the idea of the share dilution the deal would cause, Matt and David discuss why this was a great move for the company and why it isn't dilution if the cash raised adds value and grows the business proportionately.
Also, the guys take a look at four stocks making moves on today's market. Ciena Corp. pops big after beating across the board on third-quarter results. Dollar General hits a new all-time high on second-quarter earnings news. J.C. Penney moves upward as two hedge funds combine to buy more than 14% of the company. And Francesca's Holdings fell hard on earnings news to their lowest point in two years.
Finally, Matt and David discuss why they'll be watching shares of Infinera and Zumiez very closely in the week ahead.
Chris Hill has no position in any stocks mentioned. David Meier owns shares of LinkedIn and Infinera. Matthew Argersinger has the following options: long January 2014 $7 calls on Infinera. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Infinera and LinkedIn. 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.