In the following MarketFoolery podcast video, host Chris Hill, along with analysts Jim Gillies and Jason Moser, discuss the top business and investing stories from Thursday's market.

Today, the guys take a look at why one recent downturn in McDonald's (NYS: MCD) financial numbers may mean less than you think it does; why dynamo video game producer Activision Blizzard (NAS: ATVI) can make blockbuster hit after blockbuster hit and still be ignored by the market; and why Whole Foods (NAS: WFM) is experiencing a small amount of blowback, when its only mistake was setting its own standard of excellence too high.


It's hard to believe that a grocery store could book investors more than 30 times their initial investment, but that's just what Whole Foods has done for those who saw the organic trend coming some 20 years ago. However, it may not be too late to participate in the long-term growth of this organic foods powerhouse. In this brand-new premium report on the company, we walk through the key must-know items for every Whole Foods investor, including the main opportunities and threats facing the company. We're also providing a full year of regular analyst updates to go with it, so make sure to claim your copy today by clicking here.

The article Nov 8, 2012 Market Foolery Podcast originally appeared on Fool.com.

Chris Hill has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Jason Moser owns shares of Activision Blizzard. The Motley Fool owns shares of Activision Blizzard, McDonald's, and Whole Foods Market. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Activision Blizzard, McDonald's, and Whole Foods Market. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not 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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