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The Latest Picks That Paid – Friday October 2nd

Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | 6:00 PM ET

Our traders are good but you knew that Check out their latest picks that paid in a regular feature we call “Quicker Than the Ticker!”

Pete Najarian

On September 17th the Pit Boss searched for growth in Yahoo! , one of the Internet's most popular search engines. “I see this as a growth company,” he said. “This is not a stagnant company. With Carol Bartz at the helm, these guys should be moving to the upside.”

This trade left Najarian shouting Yahoo! After multiple upgrades the stock has surged over 10%.

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YHOO
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Karen Finerman

On September 2nd the Chairwoman suggested a play for investors with an appetite for risk. “Go long American Axle,” she said, “It's a risky play but I think it works out.”

As they say, no risk -- no reward. Shares of this stock have soared after the firmed reached a deal with lenders to amend credit agreements.

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AXL
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Guy Adami

On September 2nd the Negotiator recommended getting your financials in order. “Asset management is still the place to be in my opinion,” he said. And Raymond James is is a great one to look at.”

Maybe we should change the Negotiators handle to Ol’ Money Bags. Shares have jumped over the last few weeks after Raymond James said it had quadrupled its backlog of deals in waiting.

Tim Seymour

On September 18th the Ambassador said it was time to cash out of Las Vegas Sands. “The stock's a casino itself,” he said. “There's nothing fundamentally good going on there. I got out.”

The Ambassador knows when to fold ‘em. Despite analyst upgrades this stock has stumbled, losing nearly 20%.

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Trader disclosure: On October 2, 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); Najarian Owns (C) Calls; Najarian Owns (FFIV) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (GE) Calls; Najarian Owns (JPM) And Is Short (JPM) Calls; Najarian Owns (INTC) And Is Short (INTC) Calls; Najarian Owns (MSFT) And Is Short (MSFT) Calls; Najarian Owns (PEP) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (WFC) Put Spread; Najarian Owns (YHOO) Call Spread; Finerman's Firm Owns (CSCO), (MSFT), (USO); Finerma's Firm And Finerman Own (WFC) Preferred Shares; Finerman's Firm Is Short (IYR), (IJR), (MDY), (SPY), (IWM), (UNG); Finerman's Firm Owns (BDX); Finerman's Firm Is Short (TLT); Finerman's Firm Owns (BAC), (BAC) Calls, (BAC) Preferred; Finerman Owns (BAC), (BAC) Preferred; Finerman's Firm Owns (WMT); Finerman's Firm Is Short (XRT); Finerman's Firm Is Short (BWA); Finerman's Firm Is Short (USO); Seymour Owns (ABV); Seygem Asset Management Is Short (PBR); Seymour Owns (EWZ); Seygem Asset Management Owns Lukoil Shares

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Najarian Owned (HOLX) Calls On 9/14/09
Finerman's Firm Was Short (XRT) On 8/14/09

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AXL
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RJF
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YHOO
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