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Pops & Drops: BB&T, United Healthcare...

Following are this week's biggest winners and losers. Find out why BB&T and United Healthcare popped while shares of Boeing dropped.

POPS (stocks that jumped higher)

Regions Financial (RF) popped 14%. The company popped after it was announced that John Paulson took a huge stake. - One of the best regional banks, says Mike Khouw.

Las Vegas Sands (LVS) popped 6%. The casino operator popped after it was disclosed that the credit facility for its Macau property improved. - Take your chips off the table in casino stocks if you think the consumer has no discretionary income, says Tim Seymour.

BB&T (BBT) popped 9%. The financial closed its week higher after taking over offices and deposits of Colonial Bankgroup. - Their balance sheet has strengthened... I like it, says Joe Terranova.

United Healthcare (UNH) popped 6%. The largest US health insurer popped after it won final court approval of an %895 million lawsuit in which the company was accused of improperly backdating stock options. - With Congress out of session, that's good news for the HMO's, says Karen Finerman.

DROPS (stocks that slid lower)

Boeing (BA) dropped 4%. The aerospace giant dropped after an Italian supplied ceased production in June on two sections of Boeing's long-delayed 787 dreamliner because of a structural flaw. - The delays are ridiculous, says Karen Finerman.





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Trader disclosure: On Aug. 14th, 2009, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders: GE Is The Parent Company Of CNBC Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. Is A Market Maker In (AAPL) Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. Is A Market Maker In (DELL) Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. Is A Market Maker In (GOOG)Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. Is A Market Maker In (HPQ)Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. Is A Market Maker In (INTC) Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. Is A Market Maker In (MSFT) Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. Is A Market Maker In (QQQQ) Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. Is A Market Maker In (WFMI) Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. Is A Market Maker In (WIRE)Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. Is A Market Maker In (YHOO) Finerman's Firm Is Short (IYR) Finerman's Firm Is Short (IJR)Finerman's Firm Is Short (MDY) Finerman's Firm Is Short (SPY) Finerman's Firm Is Short (IWM) Finerman's Firm Is Short (USO)Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (BAC) Preferred Shares, Finerman Owns (BAC)Finerman's Firm Owns (MSFT)Finerman's Firm Owns (TGT) Finerman's Firm Is Short (USO)Finerman's Firm Owns (WFC) Preferred Shares And Is Short (WFC), Finerman Owns (WFC) Preferred Shares Finerman's Firm Owns (WMT) Terranova Owns (AMZN)Terranova Owns (MSFT); Terranova Is Short (KBH); Terranova Is Short (AVB);Terranova Works For (VRTS)

Terranova Is Chief Market Strategist Of Virtus Investment Partners, Ltd.
Terranova Is Co-Portfolio Manager Of The Virtus Diversifier PHOLIO

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Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (ABD)
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Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (DLR)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (EXR)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (IGE)
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Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (DBV)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (SKT)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (TNB)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (UA)
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Seymour Owned (AA) On 8/3/09
Finerman Owned (CTX) On 8/4/09
Finerman Owned (WFMI) Puts On 8/3/09

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