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Pops & Drops: Transocean, Barnes & Noble...

Following are moves you might have missed Find out why shares of Transocean popped while Barnes & Noble and Medtronic dropped.

POPS (stocks that jumped higher)

Transocean (RIG) popped 3%. Published reports suggested the White House could lift a moratorium on new deep-water oil exploration before Nov. 30 if oil companies can persuade the government their operations are safe.

DROPS (stocks that slid lower)

CRH (CRH) dropped 15%. Disappointing results from the Ireland-based building materials supplier led Citigroup to cut the stock from ‘Buy’ to ‘Hold’. - Now's not the time to grab it, says Tim Seymour.

Barnes & Noble (BKS) dropped 3%. The company posted a steeper-than-expected quarterly loss and said a proxy battle with billionaire investor Ron Burkle would put it even further in the red this year. - I'm short and planning to stay short, says Karen Finerman.

Medtronic (MDT) dropped 11%. Weaker global demand for medical implants forced the company to slash 2011 earnings expectations.

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