Union Pacific (UNP) popped 5%. Railroads surged due to rising coal futures; coal is transported by train. – A great performance, says Pete Najarian.
MBIA Inc. (MBI) popped 59%. The bond insurer announced it will reinsure $184 billion in municipal bonds for Financial Guaranty Insurance Co., signaling it may be able to salvage its bond insurance business. – This stock is too volatile for me, says Karen Finerman.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) popped 9%. Broadcom agreed to buy a unit of the company for $192.8 million. – That’s a great pop, says Pete Najarian.
China Finance Online (JRJC) popped 8%. A lot of people live in China and more of them are subscribing to this Internet financial information provider. – I’m not excited about this stock, says Zach Karabell.
PetSmart (PETM) popped 7%. Earnings were anything but “for the dogs” as this pet store beat expectations. – I’m not so sure about this stock, says Karen Finerman.
China Life (LFC) popped 8%. China’s biggest insurer reported a 36% decline in profits, but that was less than expected. – It’s interesting, says Zach Karabell. The Chinese are starting to think ahead to what it will be like if the state doesn’t support them.
Sunoco (SUN) popped 12%. This refiner was lifted by crude futures trading higher earlier in the week. – I think it could be a “Buy,” says Joe Terranova.
DROPS (stocks that slid lower)
Nokia (NOK) dropped 4%. Samsung announced a gloomy holiday season outlook and dragged down rivals, including Nokia. – It’s a range bound stock, explains Zach Karabell.
Amylin (AMLN) dropped 17%. The drug developer dropped the most in eight years this week after its diabetes treatment Byetta was linked to two more deaths, bringing the total number to six. – I’d own it for the long-term, says Joe Terranova.
CME Group (CME) dropped 6%. Bank Of America lowered its price target from $475 to $415. – I’d get long with a $400 stop, counsels Joe Terranova.
Fujifilm (FUJI) dropped 11%. UBS cut its rating on the company to “Neutral” from “Buy” after the company lowered its outlook. – That’s a problem, Pete Najarian says.
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Trader disclosure: On Aug 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;Karabell Owns (AAPL), (BHP), (CHL), (GLD), (GOOG), (JPM), (NOK), (SLB); Najarian Owns (LEH) Puts Spread; Najarian Owns (RIMM) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (WFC) Call Spread
Najarian Owns (MS) And Is Short (MS) Call; Najarian Owns (NOK) And Is Short (NOK) Call; Finerman Owns (GS); Finerman's Firm Owns (MSFT), (NOK), (SUN), (TSO), (VLO); Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (C) Leaps; Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (GLNG); Finerman's Firm Is Short (IYR), (IWM), (MDY), (SPY), (IJR), (BBT), (COF); Terranova Owns (NOV), (KOL), (X), (GS), (SA), (VLO), (RIMM), (AAPL), (EOG); Terranova Owns (POT); Terranova Owns (FCX)
Terranova Owns (AIG) Puts; Terranova Is Long Dec. 2008 Reformulated Gasoline Crack Futures
Terranova Is Chief Alternatives Strategist Of Phoenix Investment Partners, Ltd.; Phoenix Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (ABD), (ARE), (BRE), (CNTY), (CLB), (OFC), (DLR), (ESS), (EXR), (FL), (IAT), (IGE), (LNET), (MAC), (OIIM), (PSPT), (DBC), (DBV), (SLB), (SKT), (BLV)
Terranova Is Co-Portfolio Manager Of The Phoenix Diversifier PHOLIO; Phoenix Diversifier PHOLIO Owns (IGE), (DBC), (DBV)