The following video is from Wednesday's Investor Beat, in which host Alison Southwick and Motley Fool analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Meier dissect the hardest-hitting investing stories of the day.
A battle years in the making has finally ended between Starbucks and Kraft Foods. An arbiter has ordered Starbucks to pay Kraft $2.8 billion -- the cost equivalent of 602 million gingerbread lattes -- after Starbucks pulled out on a partnership to put its coffee on grocery shelves. In the lead story from Investor Beat, David and Matt discuss whether this is something for Starbucks -- and its shareholders -- to worry about.
Then the guys discuss four stocks making moves on the market today. Apple invests $10.5 billion back into the manufacturing process. Extended Stay America goes public three years after bankruptcy. Potbelly announces earnings for the first time as a public company. And as Crocs looks to head private, which fashion trends are investable?
Finally, Matt and David explain why they're keeping a close watch on shares Wal-Mart and Tesla this week.
Alison Southwick, David Meier, and Matt Koppenheffer own shares of Apple. The Motley Fool recommends Apple, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Panera Bread, and Starbucks and owns shares of Apple, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Crocs, Panera Bread, and Starbucks. 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.