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Spring Mating Season

A number of takeover rumors have been making the rounds, OptionMonster Jon Najarian tells us, and he considers it a sign that optimism is returning to the markets.

In fact, Najarian estimates that M&A rumors were up some 80 percent in the last week alone.

Here are some stocks that might be worth watching.

Pete Najarian

Palm is on my radar, says the Pit Boss. Dell is sitting on $9 billion and I think the merger of the two could put them into the sweet spot.

Guy Adami

I think the play is Greenhill , counsels the Negotiator. They make money by brokering the mergers.

Karen Finerman

I’m long some Teradata but I don’t think there needs to be a takeout there to make money, says the Chairwoman.

Read More:

> Options Percolate on Takeover Chatter

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Trader disclosure: On Apr 1st, 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), (GE), (FAS), (WMT), (AAPL), (MOS); Macke Is Short (BRK.b): Adami Owns (AGU), (C), (GS), (INTC), (MSFT), (NUE), (BTU): Finerman Owns (RIO): Finerman's Firm Owns (MSFT), (RIO): Finerman's Firm Is Short (IJR), (MDY), (SPY), (USO), (IWM), (BAC), (BBT), (WFC): Finerman's Firm Owns (BAC) Preferred: Finerman Owns (BAC) Preferred: Finerman's Firm Owns (WFC) Preferred; Finerman's Firm Is Short (BWA); Finerman's Firm Owns (TDC); Najarian Owns (AAPL) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (BNI) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (C) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (FAS) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (PALM) & (PALM) Calls; Najarian Owns (RIO) Calls; Najaria Owns (SWY) Calls; Najarian Owns (POT) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (XHB) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (CREE) Calls

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