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Two Possible Takeover Targets?

Heavy volume in options trading has Jon Najarian speculating two companies could be new takeover targets.

And on the Fast Money Final Call theOptionMonster suggests putting two stocks on your radar – -Cliffs Natural Resources (formerly Cleveland Cliffs) and Alliant Techsystems. Following are the particulars

Cliffs Natural Resources

- Traded over 21,000 calls.
- This stock was over $120 last year and now it’s trading around $17.
- Volatility spiked.

“Speculation is floating around that Nucor is looking at a vertical integration with this company,” explains Najarian.

Alliant Techsystems

- Pop in volatility.
- 22 times normal volume in options contracts traded with April-70 calls being most active.
- The stock is $55 under it’s 52-week high.

“Raytheon is the name being thrown around as the potential buyer,” explains Najarian.


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Trader disclosure: On Mar. 31st, 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 (GS), (SDS), (AAPL), (POT), (MOS), (SDS); Macke Is Short (BRK.s); Adami Owns (AGU), (C), (GS), (INTC), (MSFT), (NUE), (BTU); Seymour Owns (AAPL), (BAC), (FXI), (FCX), (TSO), (EEM), (TTM), (WBD); Najarian Owns (AAPL) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (BNI) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (HUM) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (MS) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (NTRS) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (PALM) & (PALM) Calls; Najarian Owns (POT) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (XHB) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (RIO) Calls; Najarian Owns (VCLK) Calls

J. Najarian Owns (AEO), (HOTT), (LULU)

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