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Pops & Drops: Solar Fun, Brookdale Senior Living...

Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 5:43 PM ET

Following are moves you might have missed. Find out why shares of Solar Fun and Brookdale Senior Living popped while Vulcan Materials and Atlas Air Worldwide dropped.

POPS (stocks that jumped higher)

Solar Fun (SOLF) popped 6%. A South Korea company agreed to buy a significant stake in the company for $370 million in a move widely considered a bullish bet on China’s alternative energy sector. - I think solar plays continue to be a lot of fun, says Tim Seymour.

Stock Pops & Drops
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Brookdale Senior Living (BKD) popped 6%. The operator of senior living facilities reported a quarterly loss that had narrowed more than expected. - I wouldn't get involved, says Karen Finerman.

The Pantry (PTRY) popped 7%. Earnings showed the convenience store was back in the black due to higher sales. - I'd stay away from the stock, says Steve Grasso.


DROPS (stocks that slid lower)

Vulcan Materials (VMC) dropped 9%. Although analysts were expecting a profit of $0.24/ share the company reported a loss mainly due to a hefty legal settlement charge. - I would not buy here, explains Brian Kelly.

Atlas Air Worldwide dropped (AAWW) 15%. The company cautioned that business generated from contracts with the military would decline now that the U.S. buildup in Afghanistan is complete and a reduction has begun in Iraq. - I don't like it, counsels Anthony Scaramucci.




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Trader disclosure: On August 3rd, 2010, 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 (AAPL), (F); Finerman owns (AAPL); Finerman owns (BAC); Finerman’s firm owns (BAC); Finerman owns (BP); Finerman’s firm owns (BP); Finerman owns (C); Finerman owns (CVS); Finerman’s firm owns (CVS); Finerman owns (FLS); Finerman’s firm owns (FLS); Finerman’s firm owns (GLW); Finerman owns (JPM); Finerman’s firm owns (JPM); Finerman’s firm owns (KFT); Finerman’s firm owns (PLCE); Finerman’s firm owns (RIMM); Finerman’s firm owns (SKS); Finerman's firm owns (ARM); Finerman's firm owns (LEA); Finerman & Finerman's firm owns (RIMM); Finerman's firm owns (WMT); Finerman's firm owns (DAN); Finerman's firm is short (IJR); Finerman's firm is short (MDY); Finerman's firm is short (SPY); Finerman's firm is short (IWM); Grasso owns (ASTM), (ABK), (BAC), (BA), (BGP), (C), (CSCO), (DYN), (JPM), (LPX), (MO), (NDAQ), (PFE), (PRST); Kelly owns (BP) puts

For Anthony Scaramucci
Scaramucci and SkyBridge Capital owns (F)
Scaramucci and SkyBridge Capital owns (PFE)
Scaramucci and SkyBridge Capital owns (WMT)
Scaramucci and SkyBridge Capital owns the S&P 500 Index
Scaramucci and SkyBridge Capital owns the U.S. Dollar

For Steve Grasso:
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (BAX)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (COG)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (CUBA)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (DHR)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (DYN)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (GERN)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (HSPO)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (MERC)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (NWS.A)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (NYX)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (PDE)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (PFE)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (PRST)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (RDC)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (TBT)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (TLM)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (TRV)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (XRX)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (SDS)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners are short (QQQQ)

For Brian Kelly
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital own (RIMM) call spread
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital own (GLD)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital own (GDXI
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital own Euros
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital own (TLT)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital own (OIH)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital own (PFE)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital own (INTC
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital are short the U.S. Dollar

Peter Boockvar
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Colin Gillis
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Scott Nations
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