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Pops & Drops: Las Vegas Sands, Regis, Nasdaq OMX and More

Stocks closed at record highs yet again on Thursday, although on modest gains, as a series of upbeat economic reports and a positive outlook from shipping giant Federal Express, continued to give investors reasons for optimism.

But the following market movers caught the "Fast Money" traders' attention:

POPS (stocks that went higher)

Las Vegas Sands (LVS) popped 7%: Morgan Stanley said the casino company is now a buying opportunity after its recent decline. Joe Terranova of Virtus Investment Partners likes the opportunities in Macau, but would rather play it through Wynn Resorts.

Wynn (WYNN) popped 4%: The casino operator rallied on the heels of JPMorgan’s upgrade to ‘overweight’ from ‘neutral.' With 60 percent of business coming from Macau, Tim Seymour of EmergingMoney.com also likes this company.

Nasdaq OMX (NDAQ) popped 4%: The Nasdaq stock market owner said it plans to raise $370 million through a debt offering to help finance the repurchase of $497 million of common stock. Karen Finerman of Metropolitan Capital Advisors thinks the news is interesting and called the stock "cheap" at current levels.

DROPS (stocks that went lower)

Regis Corp. (RGS) dropped 12%: Trader Simon Baker would monitor this stock.

Discover Financial (DFS) dropped 3%: The payment processor posted fourth-quarter sales that missed the Street's estimate. Brian Kelly of Kanundrum Capital would stay away from this name.

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Trader disclosure: On December 16, 2010, following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s "Fast Money" were owned by the "Fast Money" traders; Simon Baker owns (AAPL), (DE), (FCX), (GLD), (ORCL), (SLV) and (MRK). Joe Terranova owns (CRM), (VRTS), (C), (UPL), (PEP), (XBI), (GS), (OXY) and (NKE). Karen Finerman owns (BAC), (GOOG), (JPM) and (MSFT). Tim Seymour owns (AAPL), (BAC), (F), (GE), (UUU) and (MON).

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KAREN FINERMAN
Finerman's firm is short (IJR)
Finerman's firm is short (MDY)
Finerman's firm is short (SPY)
Finerman's firm is short (IWM)
Finerman's firm is long S&P puts
Finerman's firm is long Russell 2000 puts
Finerman's firm owns (ARO)
Finerman's firm owns (BBY)
Finerman's firm owns (GLW)
Finerman's firm owns (JPM) and (JPM) leaps
Finerman's firm owns (MSFT)

BRIAN KELLY
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (BBT)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (DE)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (JPM)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (MCP)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (TBT)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (WFC)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own USD
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (SWC)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (JJG)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (JJC)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (CLF)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own FXY puts
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital are short the Euro

JOE TERRANOVA
Terranova is Chief Market Strategist of Virtus Investment Partners, LTD
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (ABAX)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (ALK)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (AMKR)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (CCG)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (CASS)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (CSVI)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (EPR)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (EXR)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (FCFS)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (IGE)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (KRC)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (LDR)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (LPHI)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (MGRC)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (NRCI)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (DBV)
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 (XLP)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLY)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLE)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLI)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLK)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLU)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (SUBK)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (WDFC)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (YDNT)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (CLB)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (DRYS)

BRIAN STUTLAND
Brian Stutland has no disclosures

SIMON BAKER
Baker Avenue owns (AAPL)
Baker Avenue owns (C)
Baker Avenue owns (DE)
Baker Avenue owns (FCX)
Baker Avenue owns (GLD)
Baker Avenue owns (IWM)
Baker Avenue owns (ORCL)
Baker Avenue owns (SLV)
Baker Avenue owns (MRK)

MARK MAHANEY
Citi Employees Own (GOOG)
Citigroup Global Markets Or Affiliates Owns 1% Or More Of (AKAM), (NFLX), (YHOO)
Citigroup Global Markets Or Affiliates Has Managed Or Co-Managed Offering Of (PCLN) In Past 12 Months
Citigroup Global Markets Or Affiliate Received Investment Banking Compensation From (PCLN) For Services Provided In Past 12 Months
Citigroup Global Markets Or Affiliate Received Non-Investment Banking Compensation From (MWW), (AMZN), (GOOG), (EXPE), (YHOO) In Past 12 Months
(PCLN) Is Or In Past 12 Months Was A Client Of Citigroup Global Markets
(MWW), (GOOG), (AMZN), (EXPE), (YHOO) Are Or In Past 12 Months Were Non-Investment Banking Clients Of Citigroup Global Markets (Securitites-Related Services)
(MWW), (GOOG), (AMZN), (EXPE), (YHOO) Are Or In Past 12 Months Were Non-Investment Banking Clients Of Citigroup Global Markets (Non-Securities-Related Services)
Citigroup Global Markets Is A Market Maker In (MWW), (AKAM), (OPEN), (GOOG), (PCLN), (AMZN), (EXPE), (YHOO)
Citigroup Global Markets Has A Significant Financial Interest In Relation To (GOOG), (AMZN), (EXPE), (YHOO)
Citigroup Global Markets Or Affiliates Owns 5% Or More Of (YHOO)

MICHAEL RYAN
(AAPL) Is Or In Past 12 Months Has Been A Client Of UBS Securities LLC (Non-Securities Services)
UBS Securities LLC Is A Market Maker In (AAPL)
UBS Securities LLC Has Received Non-Investment Banking Compensation From (AAPL) In Past 12 Months
(AAPL) Is Or In Past 12 Months Has Been A Client Of UBS Financial Services (Non-Investment Banking, Securities-Related Services)
UBS Financial Services Has Received Non-Investment banking Compensation From (AAPL) In Past 12 Months

DENNIS GARTMAN
Funds Managed by Dennis Gartman are short the euro
Funds Managed by Dennis Gartman are long gold

TIM SEYMOUR SOT
Tim Seymour has no disclosures on the date of the SOT

EMMA SUGARMAN
Emma Sugarman has no disclosures

JASON KUPFERBERG
(V) Is Or In Past 12 Months Was An Investment Banking Client Of UBS Securities LLC
(V), (MA) Is Or In Past 12 Months Was A Client Of UBS Securities LLC (Non-Securities Services)
UBS Securities LLC Has Received Compensation From (V), (MA) In Past 12 Months

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