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Published September 27, 2018 Markets Motley Fool Facebook Twitter Comments Print This week on Industry Focus, we check back on three companies that have experienced major changes in the last year -- recent IPO Hudson Ltd (NYSE: HUD), Procter & Gamble's (NYSE: PG) activist investor influence, and GoPro's (NASDAQ: GPRO) push to recovery. Tune in to find out more about the latest developments for each business and what investors should follow going forward. Continue Reading Below A full transcript follows the video. 10 stocks we like better than WalmartWhen investing geniuses David and Tom Gardner have a stock tip, it can pay to listen. After all, the newsletter they have run for over a decade, the Motley Fool Stock Advisor, has tripled the market.* David and Tom just revealed what they believe are the ten best stocks for investors to buy right now... and Walmart wasn't one of them! That's right -- they think these 10 stocks are even better buys. Click … [Read more...] about Key Investor Updates for GoPro, Hudson, and Procter & Gamble