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Fast Money Dating Game

Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010 | 5:53 PM ET

We don’t have Jim Lange, but at Fast Money we still like to play The Dating Game!

Of course in our version there are no bachelorettes; there are however eligible firms that could easily be the object of affection for the right suitor.

With Corporate America sitting on $2 trillion in cash and multiples at historically low levels we thought we’d try our hands at matchmaking.

SUITOR POSSIBLE LOVE INTEREST
Anheuser Pepsi
IBM Redhat
Allergan Glaxo SmithKline
Unilever Hain Celestial
Source: Fast Money traders and UBS

Just how likely are these deals? Get insights from the Fast Money traders. Watch the video now!

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Trader disclosure: On Sept. 15th, 2010, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders; Finerman’s firm owns (IBM); Finerman’s firm owns (ORCL); Finerman’s firm owns (HPQ); Finerman’s firm owns (JPM); Finerman’s firm owns (BAC); Finerman’s firm owns (BBY); Finerman’s firm owns (GLW); Seymour owns (AAPL); Seymour owns (MSFT); Terranova Owns (APA), (AAPL), (ARUN), (BMO), (C), (DO), (EOG), (FCX), (FTO), (XBI), (GS), (HES), (IBM), (JOYG), (NBR), (NOV), (OXY), (ORCL), (PEP), (POT), (RSH), (GLD), (SLB), (SWN), (SU), (SPLS), (RIG), (UPL); Jon Najarian owns (AAPL) call spreads; Jon Najarian owns (ARST) calls; Jon Najarian owns (CSCO) call spreads; Jon Najarian owns (RHT) call spreads

For Joe Terranova
Terranova is chief market strategist of Virtus Investment Partners, LTD.
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (ABAX)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (ALK)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (AMKR)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (CASS)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (CSVI)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (IGE)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (LDR)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (LPHI)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (MGRC)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (NRCI)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (DBV)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (XLB)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (XLP)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (XLY)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (XLF)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (XLI)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (XLU)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (SUBK)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (WDFC)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (YDNT)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (DLUEY)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (DRYS)

For Brian Kelly
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital own (GLD)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital own (GDXJ)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital own (ANDE)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital own (RIMM)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital own (ALK)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital own (TLT)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital own (TIP)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital are short (OIH)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital are short (IAI)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital are short (XLF)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital are short (BA)

For Tim Seymour
Seygem Asset Management owns (MSFT)
Seygem Asset Management is short (FCX)
Seygem Asset Management owns (BAC)
Seygem Asset Management owns (INTC)

For Patty Edwards
Edwards owns (PM) for clients
Edwards owns (KFT) for clients
Edwards owns (KMB) for clients
Edwards owns (TAL) for clients
Edwards owns (LEG) for clients
Edwards owns (WDFC) for clients
Edwards owns (JNK for clients
Edwards owns (LQD) for clients
Edwards owns (SPY) for clients
Edwards owns (VXX) for clients
Edwards owns (TIF) for clients
Edwards owns (JCG) for clients
Edwards owns (MSFT) for clients
Edwards owns (JPM) for clients
Edwards owns (C) for clients
Edwards owns (BAC) for clients
Edwards owns (HPQ) for clients
Edwards owns (CSCO) for clients
Edwards owns (INTC) for clients
Edwards owns (GLW) for clients
Edwards owns (V) for clients
Edwards owns (AEO) for clients
Edwards owns (SBUX) for client

For Lou Kerner
Wedbush Securities makes a market in (YHOO)

For Heather Bellini
ISI does and seeks to do business with (MSFT) and has received non-investment banking compensation in the past 12 months.

For Richard Bernstein
***No Disclosures***

For Pete Dawkins
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For Mike Khouw
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For Peter Boockvar
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For Carter Worth
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