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Your First Move For Friday March 26th

Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 | 6:16 PM ET

Here’s our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow’s best trades, right now.

Tim Seymour says, "Take profits in Mechel .

Guy Adami suggests longAkamai (Click here to check out our interview with Akami CEO Paul Sagan)

Gary Kaminsky prefers shortLululemon .

Joe Terranova says Qualcomm is a sell.

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IN SEARCH OF…

If you watch Fast Money regularly you know that Carl Icahn and Lions Gate are locked in a battle over the studio’s potential interest in acquiring MGM.

Well, after hours, the LA Times reported that Lions Gate had dropped out of the bidding.

In the wake of this somewhat unexpected development the traders took a look at other pending M&A deals.

Top 5 Pending Us M&A Deals
XTO Energy/Exxon Mobil
General Growth/Simon Property Group
NBC Universal/Comcast
American Life Insurance/Metlife
Coca-Cola Enterprises/Coca-Cola
Source: Dealogic

Where else might there be opportunities?

I think we see a lot of banks consolidate, says Anthony Scaramucci of Skybridge. I’d watch the financials. In this low interest rate environment I expect to see more deal announcements especially in the fund-to-fund space.

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Trader disclosure: On March 25th, 2010, 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), (C); Kaminsky Owns (LULU) Puts; Terranova Is Short (GS), (CAL), (UAUA); Terranova Owns (QCOM); Terranova Owns (GLD) April Puts; Terranova Is Short May Crude Oil Futures; Seymour Owns (AAPL), (BAC), (MGM); Gordon Is Short Australian Dollar vs. Yen and U.S. Dollar; Tomasulo Owns (AMZN), (GS), (MSFT), (QCOM), (FCX), (XOM), (CAT), (MCD), (IBM); Tomasulo Is Long Gold Futures; Edwards Owns (UUP)

For Tim Seymour
Seygem Asset Management Owns (MTL)

For Joe Terranova
Terranova Works For (VRTS)
Terranova Is Chief Market Strategist Of Virtus Investment Partners, Ltd.
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (EXR)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (GOK)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (IGE)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLY)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (DBV)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLP)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLB)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLV)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLI)

For Patty Edwards
Edwards Owns (AAPL) For Clients
Edwards Owns (AMZN) For Clients
Edwards Owns (AKAM) For Clients
Edwards Owns (BAC) For Clients
Edwards Owns (DELL) For Clients
Edwards Owns (GOOG) For Clients
Edwards Owns (GS) For Clients
Edwards Owns (JPM) For Clients
Edwards Owns (MCD) For Clients
Edwards Owns (MS) For Clients
Edwards Owns (RIMM) For Clients
Edwards Owns (WFC) For Clients
Edwards Owns (WMT) For Clients
Edwards Owns (SPY) For Clients
Edwards Owns (QQQQ) For Clients
Edwards Owns (GLD) For Clients
Edwards Owns (JCG) For Clients
Edwards Owns (INTC) For Clients
Edwards Owns (MSFT) For Clients
Edwards Owns (WFC) For Clients
Edwards Owns (SPY) For Clients
Edwards Owns (QQQQ) For Clients
Edwards Owns (GLD) For Clients

For Mike Khouw
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. Is A Market Maker In (AMAT)

For Anthony Scaramucci
Skybridge Owns (APL)

  Price   Change %Change
AKAM
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LGF
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LULU
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QCOM
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