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