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4 Stocks Making Big Moves

By Chris Hill - Oct 16, 2013 at 7:31PM

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Weakening demand for Apple's iPhone 5c, and a big surprise in profits from Mattel. Here are four stocks making moves today.

The following video is from Wednesday's Investor Beat, in which host Chris Hill and Motley Fool analysts Dave Meier and Taylor Muckerman dissect the hardest-hitting investing stories of the day.

Apple ( AAPL -0.61% ) hovered around breakeven for the day, despite news that the company cut back orders for its low-cost 5c iPhone because of weaker demand. Mattel's ( MAT 0.89% ) third-quarter profits jumped up a surprising 16%, because of strong sales of its Barbie, Monster High, and American Girl dolls. CSX ( CSX 3.28% ) grew third-quarter profits slightly, up 1.3%, with full-year results also projected to be "slightly up" from last year. And Abbott Labs ( ABT 1.29% ) saw light third-quarter sales, though it had strong profits, and raised its dividend. In this segment, Dave and Taylor look at four stocks making moves today.

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Stocks Mentioned

Apple Inc. Stock Quote
Apple Inc.
AAPL
$163.76 (-0.61%) $-1.01
Abbott Laboratories Stock Quote
Abbott Laboratories
ABT
$128.38 (1.29%) $1.64
CSX Corporation Stock Quote
CSX Corporation
CSX
$35.57 (3.28%) $1.13
Mattel, Inc. Stock Quote
Mattel, Inc.
MAT
$21.52 (0.89%) $0.19

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