On Wednesday's edition of Investor Beat, host Alison Southwick and Motley Fool analysts Taylor Muckerman and Jason Moser take investors through the biggest stories from the market today.

MasterCard (NYSE:MA) delivers Christmas early for shareholders with a stock buyback and boosted dividend. Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCK) eyes acquiring Scripps Network (NASDAQ:SNI). Costco (NASDAQ:COST) misses on earnings, but that's not the number to watch. And Joy Global (NYSE:JOY) delivers a cringe-worthy earnings report. In this segment from today's Investor Beat, Jason and Taylor talk about the stocks making moves on Wednesday.

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