Investor Beat: Dec. 17, 2013

In this video from Tuesday's Investor Beat, host Chris Hill and Motley Fool analysts Matt Koppenheffer and Mike Olsen dissect the hardest-hitting stories from the market today.

Shares of Facebook hit an all-time high today on news that the company would finally be rolling out video ads in its News Feed that would play automatically for Facebook users. Clearly, the market liked the news, but at a market cap now above that of media giant Disney, does Facebook make sense at this valuation? In the lead story on today's Investor Beat, Matt and Mike discuss Facebook's goals for its video ads, how they may be received among users, and the best way to value Facebook stock today.

Then, our analysts take a look at four stocks making moves on the market today. KKR Financial is up big today on news that the company will be bought out in an all-stock deal worth $2.6 billion. Shares of 3M popped today after the company announced that it would be raising its quarterly dividend by 35%; the company has raised its dividend every single year for 55 years running. Rick's Cabaret leapt up double digits today after delivering strong fourth-quarter results. And Roomba maker iRobot was also up big after an upgrade from Raymond James.


And finally, Matt and Mike discuss why Google may be just getting started even at this levels when looked at from the long-term perspective, why Nordstrom may deserve a second look, and why it outperforms its peers.

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The article Investor Beat: Dec. 17, 2013 originally appeared on Fool.com.

Chris Hill owns shares of Walt Disney. Matt Koppenheffer has no position in any stocks mentioned. Michael Olsen, CFA owns shares of 3M. The Motley Fool recommends 3M and iRobot. It recommends and owns shares of Facebook, Google, and Walt Disney. 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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