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Investor Beat: Sept. 24, 2013

By Chris Hill – Sep 24, 2013 at 6:03PM

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The top stories for today's investor.

The following video is from Tuesday's edition of Investor Beat, in which host Chris Hill and Motley Fool analysts Jason Moser and Michael Olsen dissect the hardest-hitting investing stories of the day.

Chrysler has filed to go public, under pressure from its second-largest shareholder, in what some analysts are calling a tactical bid to get more money for its shares than majority stakeholder Fiat has offered to pay. In today's lead story on Investor Beat, Jason and Mike discuss the tough spot this leaves CEO Sergio Marchionne in, and what investors should be watching as Chrysler gets closer to a public offering.

Then the guys take a look at four stocks making moves. National Oilwell Varco is up on the news that it will spin off its distribution business in 2014. Applied Materials hits a five-year high on the announcement that it is merging with Tokyo Electron to form a $29 billion chipmaking equipment giant. Boeing stock is on the rise despite losing out on a contract to provide 60 Boeing F-15 fighters to South Korea. And third-quarter profits for Carnival Cruise Line fell 30%.

Finally, Mike and Jason tell investors why they'll be keeping a close watch on shares of Comcast and McCormick this week.

Chris Hill, Jason Moser, and Michael Olsen, CFA have no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Apple, Google, National Oilwell Varco, and Netflix. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't 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

Dow Jones Industrial Average (Price Return) Stock Quote
Dow Jones Industrial Average (Price Return)
^DJI
$29,590.41 (0.00%) $0.00
Comcast Corporation Stock Quote
Comcast Corporation
CMCSA
$30.89 (-2.98%) $0.95
The Boeing Company Stock Quote
The Boeing Company
BA
$127.34 (-2.99%) $-3.92
National Oilwell Varco, Inc. Stock Quote
National Oilwell Varco, Inc.
NOV
$14.68 (-3.29%) $0.50
NASDAQ Composite Index (Price Return) Stock Quote
NASDAQ Composite Index (Price Return)
^IXIC
$10,867.93 (0.00%) $0.00
Carnival Corporation Stock Quote
Carnival Corporation
CCL
$8.90 (-0.56%) $0.05
Applied Materials, Inc. Stock Quote
Applied Materials, Inc.
AMAT
$82.94 (-1.60%) $-1.35
McCormick & Company, Incorporated Stock Quote
McCormick & Company, Incorporated
MKC
$75.36 (-0.88%) $0.67

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