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Pops & Drops: Raytheon, Wells Fargo...

Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | 6:31 PM ET

Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Raytheon and Red Hart popped while Wells Fargo and Yahoo! dropped.

POPS (stocks that jumped higher)

MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) popped 3%. The emerging markets popped as commodities rallied on government stimulus actions. - Stimulus really works in their favor, says Tim Seymour.

Raytheon (RTN) popped 8%. The world’s largest missile maker increased its annual dividend by 11%. - It's all good, says Pete Najarian.

Stock Pops & Drops
The Fast Money guys take a look at todayâ??s biggest market movers.

Texas Industries (TXI) popped 28%. Third-quarter profit beat estimates. - Interesting, muses Karen Finerman.

Solarfun (SOLF) popped 41%. This and other solar stocks soared on a report in DigiTimes that China is willing to support local development of the industry. - This is one of the most shorted stocks on the Street, explains Tim Seymour.

Red Hart (RHT) popped 17%. The open source software company led tech higher after reporting better-than-expected sales. - And there's speculation that this company could be a takeover target, adds Pete Najarian.

American Eagle (AEO) popped 8%. Strong earnings from retailer Best Buy lifted this and other stocks that benefit from consumer spending. - Well, the market was up, chuckles Karen Finerman.

ConAgra (CAG) popped 9%. The maker of Slim Jims and Chef Boyardee beat on third quarter numbers due to rising sales. - Jeff Macke doesn't know what to say.

Barclays (BCS) popped 14%. Credit Suisse said Britain’s third-biggest bank may be in a better capital position than previously thought. - They say they're making money, adds Tim Seymour.

Agilent Technologies (A) popped 7%. The largest maker of scientific-testing equipment announced almost 3000 layoffs and cost cutting measures to deal with falling sales. - That's a nice pop, says Pete Najarian.

Citi Trends (CTRN) popped 37%. The clothing retailer reported a 20% boost in profits and provided guidance that exceeded the Street’s expectations. - I'd be a seller, says Jeff Macke.

DROPS (stocks that slid lower)

Wells Fargo (WFC) dropped 3%. The bank dropped after getting a debt ratings downgrade at Moody’s. - It wasn't their day, says Jeff Macke.

Yahoo! (YHOO) dropped 2%. Analysts at Thomas Weisel said a meeting with CEO Carol Bartz left them thinking a Microsoft deal was not in the works. - That's all you need to know, says Karen Finerman.




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Trader disclosure: On Mar. 26th, 2009, 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 (AAPL), (POT), (WMT), (MOS), (GE); Seymour Owns (AAPL), (BAC), (FXI), (EEM), (POT), (TSO), (TCK); Finerman's Firm Owns (MSFT), (RIG), (MSFT); Finerman's Firm Is Short (IJR), (IWM), (MDY), (SPY), (USO), (BPO); Finerman's Firm Owns (BAC) Preferred; Finerman's Firm Owns (WFC) Preferred; Najarian Owns (C) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (ASH) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (AAPL) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (BX) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (GD) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (MS) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (PALM) Calls; Najarian Owns (XHB) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (SWY) Calls; Najarian Owns (ASH) Calls

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