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Investor Beat, Feb. 12, 2014

By Alison Southwick, Bill Barker, and Bryan White – Feb 12, 2014 at 8:53PM

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The top business stories from Wednesday's market, for today's Foolish investor.

In this video from Wednesday's edition of Investor Beat, host Alison Southwick and Motley Fool analysts Bill Barker and Bryan White dig deep into the biggest stories impacting investors from the market today.

TripAdvisor was up today, after the company announced that fourth-quarter earnings met expectations, with revenue jumping 26% on strong display advertising. However, sales and marketing costs took a bite out of profit. Cardboard king Packaging Corp. of America was up 8% today. After reporting its Q4 numbers, the company beat on the top and bottom lines, and earnings were up big. Caesarstone, a company that makes quartz countertops among other things, was up today after announcing its fourth-quarter earnings. Strong gains were driven by the housing market rebound in the United States. And dialysis provider DaVita Healthcare Partners was up today after beating Q4 expectations, and the company issued upbeat forward guidance as well. In today's first segment, the guys look at four stocks moving on the market today.

Then, Bryan looks at Zillow ahead of its earnings after hours today, and one metric all investors should be watching with this company, while Bill looks at J.M. Smucker, famous for its Smucker jams and jellies but also the owner of Folger's brand coffee. Bill will be watching closely how the company does in its coffee business when the earnings report comes out.

Alison Southwick, Bill Barker, and Bryan White have no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Caesarstone, TripAdvisor, and Zillow and owns shares of Zillow. 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

Zillow Group (A shares) Stock Quote
Zillow Group (A shares)
ZG
$34.79 (-0.09%) $0.03
J.M. Smucker Stock Quote
J.M. Smucker
SJM
$151.57 (0.20%) $0.31
Packaging Corporation of America Stock Quote
Packaging Corporation of America
PKG
$130.10 (-2.16%) $-2.87
DaVita Stock Quote
DaVita
DVA
$72.08 (-2.49%) $-1.84
Caesarstone Stock Quote
Caesarstone
CSTE
$6.15 (-5.53%) $0.36
TripAdvisor Stock Quote
TripAdvisor
TRIP
$19.45 (-1.92%) $0.38

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