Home Depot (HD) popped 3%. The retailer climbed with the other "big box" stores. They were the primary winners after Thursday's same store sales. – I liked that this stock behaved well Thursday, says Jeff Macke.
Millennium Pharmaceuticals (MLNM) popped 49%. Japan's largest drugmaker Takeda Pharmaceuticals bought this biotech for $8.8 billion. – I think it could put a premium on other biotechs, speculates Jon Najarian.
Westlake Chemical Corp. (WLK) popped 7%. The small-cap plastics company was raised to "overweight'' from "equal weight'' by Morgan Stanley. – I like the chemical space, says Guy Adami.
Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) popped 5%. Thursday’s chip upgrades had a ripple effect overseas and gave this Taiwan-firm a lift. – I think it’s starting to break out, says Tim Seymour.
Peabody Energy (BTU) popped 3%. The coal name moved for no clear reason. – It’s a demand story, explains Jon Najarian.
Western Digital (WDC) popped 5%. The hard drive maker followed the tech rally to a “pop.” – I told you to buy it on a dip, reminds Guy Adami.
Dell (DELL) popped 1%. Dell said they were following competitor H-P into the low-price notebook market. Get out, counsels Jeff Macke.
DROPS (stocks that slid lower)
First Marblehead Corp. (FMD) dropped 3%. The securitiser of student loans wasn't able to obtain $1 billion in credit from Goldman Sachs. – Don’t go near this stock, counsels Tim Seymour.
Rite Aid (RAD) dropped 5%. Costs related to the Brooks and Eckerd integration led to a fourth quarter loss and a full year forecast below expectations. – Stay away, counsels Guy Adami. It’s been one of my worst calls over the last 12 months.
Focus Media Holding (FMCN) dropped 9%. The Chinese advertising firm slashed revenue expectations from its mobile phone business. – I think it’s still an interesting play, says Tim Seymour.
The TJX Companies (TJX) dropped 4%. TJ Maxx posted March same store sales that were flat. – No, no, no, says Jeff Macke.
Katie Couric. The anchor of "CBS Evening News" will be leaving the network after two years or record-low ratings, well before her contract expiration in 2011, according to the Wall Street Journal. CBS denied the rumors.
Ringo Starr. Vandals destroyed a life-size topiary of the Beatles unveiled in Liverpool two weeks ago - decapitating drummer Ringo, but leaving John, Paul, and George unharmed.
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Trader disclosure: On Apr. 10, 2008, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders; Macke Owns (INTC), (MSFT), (YHOO), (EMC); Jon Najarian Owns (AAPL), (AG), (AGU), (AMGN), (AMR), (BG), (BHI), (C), (CCJ), (DD), (DE), (HON), (MLNM), (MON), (MOS), (TSO), (YHOO); Seymour Owns (AAPL), (CCJ), (CSCO), (F), (INTC), (MER), (MSFT), (SBUX), (TSO); Seygem Asset Management Owns (COP), (FMCN); Seygem Asset Management Owns Shares Of Uranium One; GE Is The Parent Company Of CNBC; NBC Universal Is The Parent Company Of CNBC