Anadarko (APC) popped 9%. The second largest US nat gas producer discovered oil off the coast of Sierra Leone. - I'd be careful, counsels Tim Seymour, I think investors may have overreacted.
Schlumberger (SLB) popped 4%. The oil field services company closed higher after Anadarko’s oil discovery mentioned above led to speculation of further exploration. - $63.78 is the important technical level in this stock, counsels Guy Adami. I'd go short against it however a close above signals a breakout.
Barclays (BCS) popped 3%. The bank announced a move that effectively puts a fence around some of its most risky assets and shields shareholders from them over time. - Nice, says Tim Seymour.
Aetna (AET) popped 4%. Goldman upgraded the firm to ‘neutral’ from ‘sell’ and a new bill introduced by Sen. Max Baucus did not contain a public option for health care. It’s worth noting this bill does not currently have the support of Republicans or progressive Democrats. - I think all the negative is built into this stock, muses Pete Najarian.
DROPS (stocks that slid lower)
Adobe Systems (ADBE) dropped 6%. The company said third quarter earnings fell almost 30%, and it announced plans to acquire software company Omniture. - That's a drop, exclaims Pete Najarian.
Verizon (VZ) dropped 2%. UBS downgraded the stock to ‘neutral’ from ‘buy’ citing continued weakness in the sector. - I think you could own it as a hedge against a lower market, counsels Joe Terranova.
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Trader disclosure: On Sept. 16, 2009, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders; Adami Owns (AGU), (C), (GS), (INTC), (MSFT), (NUE), (BTU); Seymour Owns (AA), (DRY), (BAC), (EEM), (FXI), (RIG), (SBUX); Seymour's Firm Owns (BUD); Najarian Owns (AAPL) & Short (AAPL) Calls; Najarian Owns (ACI) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (BAC) & Short (BAC) Calls; Najarian Owns (C) Calls; Najarian Owns (CUX); Najarian Owns (FCX), Owns (FCX) Put, Is Short (FCX) Calls; Najarian Owns (GE) Call; Najarian Owns (JPM) & Is Short (JPM) Calls; Najarian Owns (JOYG) & Short (JOYG) Calls; Najarian Owns (MS) And Is Short (MS) Call; Najarian Owns (MSFT) And Is Short (MSFT) Call; Najarian Owns (PALM) Calls; Najarian Owns (RIMM) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (TEVA); Najarian Owns (V) & Short (V) Calls; Najarian Owns (WFC) Put Spread; Najarian Owns (YHOO) Calls; Terranova Owns Gold Futures; Terranova Owns Oct, Nov, Dec Crude Contracts; Terranova Is Short Dec 2010, Dec 2012, Dec 2016 Crude Contracts
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