Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Barnes & Noble and Palm popped while Jacobs Engineering and Smith International dropped.
POPS (stocks that jumped higher)
Barnes & Noble (BKS) popped 7%. Supermarket mogul Ronald Burkle of Yucaipa bought 457,000 shares in the company, boosting his stake to roughly 17%. - I would not be in this name, says Karen Finerman.
Sina (SINA) popped 10%. The Chinese Internet company included commentary about signs of recovery as it reported third quarter results. - China ad spend is a very good story, says Tim Seymour.
Palm (PALM) popped 6%. Kaufman upgraded the smartphone maker to ‘buy’ from ‘hold’ saying worries over increased competition are overdone. Barclays also upgraded the company saying further downside to the stock is limited. - I'd play Apple instead, says Joe Terranova.
Saks (SKS) popped 4%. The luxury department store surprised the Street with an unexpected profit due to reduced inventories and expenses. - Signs of life, chuckles Karen Finerman.
Dillard’s (DDS) popped 9%. The department store beat on earnings with a surprise profit for the third quarter. - Good for them, says Pete Najarian.
Canadian Solar (CSIQ) popped 2%. The Chinese (not Canadian) solar company said third quarter profits more than doubled due to increased shipments to Germany. - The solar space looks to be alive and well, says Tim Seymour.
Hess (HES) popped 2%. UBS raised the oil giant to ‘buy’ from ‘neutral’ citing valuation and exploration catalysts next year. - I like Suncor better, says Joe Terranova.
DROPS (stocks that slid lower)
Jacobs Engineering (JEC) dropped 14%. The second largest US engineering firm missed on fourth quarter earnings and gave guidance below the Street’s views. - Backlogs are shrinking, explains Pete Najarian. That's no good.
Smith International (SII) dropped 13%. The oilfield services firm announced plans to issue 28 million shares in a public offering, adding to more than 219 million outstanding as of earlier this month, and use the proceeds for debt repayment, general corporate purposes and potential acquisitions or investments.
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Trader disclosure: On Nov. 17th, 2009, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders; Seymour Owns (POT), (NUE), (AAPL), (BAC), (EEM), (GE), (INTC); Finerman Owns (FLS); Finerman's Firm Owns (MSFT), (NOK), (PLCE), (TGT), (CBY), (BGC), (WMT); Finerman's Firm Owns (BKS) Puts ; Finerman's Firm Is Short (USO), (IJR), (MDY), (IWM), (UNG), (KFT); Finerman's Firm Owns (BAC) Preferred, (BAC), (BAC) Call Spreads; Finerman Owns (BAC) Preferred, (BAC); Finerman's Firm Owns (FLS), Is Short (FLS) Calls; Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (WFC) Preferred; Terranova Owns (POT), (SU), (AAPL), (GOOG); Terranova Owns Dec. Crude Oil . Futures; Terranova Owns Dec. Gold Futures; Terranova Owns Dec. Nat Gas Futures; Terranova Works For (VRTS) ; Najarian Owns (ANN) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (DTV) Calls; Najarian Owns (JRE) Calls; Najarian Owns (CLF) & (CLF) Calls ; Najarian Owns (AA) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (EXPE) Calls ; Najarian Owns (GE) Calls ; Najarian Owns (INTC) & (INTC) Calls ; Najarian Owns (LAZ) & short (LAZ) Calls ; Najarian Owns (MCD) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (QLOGIC); Najarian Owns (RIMM) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (YHOO) & (YHOO) Puts
For Nishu Sood
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