The Nasdaq Composite Index had a monster year last year, climbing 41% in 2013, but now some of the so-called momentum tech stocks such as Tesla Motors and Facebook that drove the growth of the index last year are pulling back. Is this a signal that these stocks got a bit too far ahead of themselves, and will continue to fall this year?
On Monday's Investor Beat, host Alison Southwick and Motley Fool analyst Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman discuss some of the factors driving this across-the-board Nasdaq Composite sell-off in 2014, and Taylor and Jason each pick the companies on their watchlists that could become great buying opportunities as the sell-off continues.
Then, the guys discuss four stocks making moves on the market today. News leaked today that Twitter has acquired Cover, an Android app that adjusts what's on your phone's home screen based on where you are. Yahoo! has announced that it will start offering original online video programming, taking a similar approach to some of the other video streaming services that have found success with original content. Procter & Gamble raised its quarterly dividend by 7%, continuing its 58-year streak of raising its dividend. And shares of SunEdison were down today, on news that the company is cancelling its solar project in India.
And finally, Taylor and Jason each discuss one stock on their radar this week. Jason looks ahead to earnings on Wednesday from Bed Bath & Beyond and says that he remains bearish on this stock. He sees nothing to differentiate the company from the competition and notes that competing companies are beginning to aggressively go after this space. Meanwhile, Taylor discusses General Motors as the process of handling its massive recall gets under way. He sees the recall and the related federal investigation as being stories that will play out for the rest of the year, if not longer, and will be watching earnings to see what information the company will give on the matter.
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