In the early hours of trading, the stock market moved higher; however, shares of a few companies were lagging and trading lower. One company announced the departure of its CFO and his replacement, and shares of another company traded lower upon the release of a scathing article.

In this video, Motley Fool financial analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson discuss these two companies and highlight an important lesson for all investors.

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The article Here's Why These 2 Stocks Are Dropping originally appeared on Fool.com.

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