Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Colgate-Palmolive and Masco popped while Sony and Fresh Del Monte dropped.
POPS (stocks that jumped higher)
Colgate-Palmolive (CL) popped 8%. The world's largest toothpaste maker announced strong second quarter profit and higher prices. – That’s impressive, says Karen Finerman, and I don’t get excited often.
Masco (MAS) popped 8%. The Delta faucets maker beat earnings expectations and reaffirmed full year guidance. – I think it was a classic relief rally and I’d sell any more upside, says Guy Adami.
Energy Conversion Devices (ENER) popped 5%. Credit Suisse initiated coverage and rated this stock as 'Outperform.' – I like this stock, says Pete Najarian.
Lennar (LEN) popped 11%. A report suggested potential for stronger new-home sales. – I think we have to wait and see, says Karen Finerman.
Under Armour (UA) popped 7%. The athletic apparel maker beat the Street due in part to the launch of their performance training footwear. – They’re sure making strides, says Pete Najarian with a wink and a smile.
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DROPS (stocks that slid lower)
Sony (SNE) dropped 6%. The electronics maker said profits will fall more than previously forecast. – Go away CEO Howard Stringer, exclaims Jeff Macke.
Fresh Del Monte (FDP) dropped 14%. The fruit and vegetable producer released a disappointing profit report. – They keep missing, says a disgusted Jeff Macke.
Manitowoc (MTW) dropped 5%. The diversified U.S. manufacturer dropped despite higher earnings on strong demand for cranes and shipbuilding equipment overseas. – Guy Adami doesn’t know what to say!
Dineequity (DIN) dropped 3%. The IHOP and Applebee's operator slid after its 2nd quarter earnings missed analyst expectations. – Applebee’s is weighing them down, says Karen Finerman.
Rent-A-Center (RCII) dropped 8%. This furniture and appliance rental company missed due to increased costs. – It’s a bad business, says Jeff Macke. I’d short it.
Crane (CR) dropped 4%.The diversified manufacturer of industrial products warned of lower full-year earnings, despite higher second quarter profits.
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Trader disclosure: On July 29, 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 (DIS), (MSFT), (WMT), (COST); Adami Owns (GS), ( C), (NUE), (MSFT), (AGU), (INTC), (BTU); Adami's Wife Works At Schering-Plough; Najarian Owns (TSO); Najarian Owns (WMT) Calls, (XLY) Calls; Najarian Owns (AAPL) Puts and stock; Finerman And Finerman's Firm Owns C; Finerman's Firm Owns (MRK), (GS), (VLO), (TSO), (MSFT), (SUN)