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Halftime: 4 Big Market Movers To Watch

Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 1:24 PM ET

Stocks climbed Friday, breaking three consecutive sessions of losses, led by the tech and financial sectors and as oil prices stabilized at lower levels. In the wake of it all, the "Fast Money" traders found these market movers to be the most interesting.

Pops (stocks that went higher)

Autodesk (ADSK) popped 6%: The auto cam and design cam company beat earnings-per-share forecasts by 1 cent on stronger revenues. Given the strong demand for its products, optionMONSTER.com's Jon Najarian is bullish on AKSK.

Boeing (BA) popped 2%: The Chicago-based aircraft maker beat rival EADS for a $30 billion tanker contract. Trader Todd Gordon likes airline stocks right now and said BA is "solid" in his book.

Drops (stocks that went lower)

NutriSystem (NTRI) dropped 30%: The weight loss company missed on revenue and guided lower, said Trutina Financial's Patty Edwards. She doesn't think the consumer can afford its products, so she would avoid NutriSystem's stock.

First Solar (FSLR) dropped 5%: Although a play on higher oil prices, the solar company saw shares drop after it said sales could be lowered. Brian Kelly, founder of Kanundrum Capital, would steer clear of this stock for right now.

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LACKER: QE2 HASN'T DONE MUCH TO POWER RECOVERY

With measures of inflation on the rise, surging commodity prices and improving economic growth, might we see an early end to the Fed's $600 billion quantitative easing program?

CNBC's Steve Liesman spoke with Richmond Fed president Jeffrey Lacker at the Fed Monetary Policy Forum in New York. Watch the video to see the full conversation—coming soon.

As you'll remember, the "Fast Money" traders addressed this topic at length on Thursday's program. See that conversation here.

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CALL THE CLOSE

Before the "Fast Money" traders signed off, Najarian guessed where he thinks the market could go.

If oil and the VIX go down, Najarian said the market could go up.

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Trader disclosure: On Feb. 25, 2011, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s "Fast Money" were owned by the "Fast Money" traders; Dan Dicker Owns (XOM), (BHI), (WTF), (APA). Dan Dicker Is Long Oil Through Spreads And Options. Jon Najarian owns (AMD), is short (AMD) calls. Jon Najarian owns (CBOE), is short (CBOE) calls. Jon Najarian owns (CME), is short (CME) calls. Jon Najarian owns (NYX), is short (NYX) calls. Jon Najarian owns (CHK), is short (CHK) calls. Jon Najarian owns (NBR), is short (NBR) calls. Jon Najarian owns (BP), is short (BP) calls. Jon Najarian owns (BRCM), is short (BRCM) calls. Jon Najarian owns (HERO), is short (HERO) calls. Jon Najarian owns (LLTC), is short (LLTC) calls. Jon Najarian owns (NSM), is short (NSM) calls. Jon Najarian owns (V), is short (V) calls. Jon Najarian owns (CRM), is short (CRM) calls. Jon Najarian owns (DECK), is short (DECK) calls. Jon Najarian owns (STI), is short (STI) calls. Jon Najarian owns Corn calls. Jon Najarian owns Wheat calls.

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TODD GORDON
Aspen Trading is short New Zealand dollars and long Swiss Francs

BRIAN KELLY
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (FCX)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (SLV)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (IAU)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (ATW)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (RDC)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (AGO)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (EBAY)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (TLT)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own Bond Futures
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (DBA)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (JJG)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own Corn
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own Wheat
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own Soybeans
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own Copper
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Are Long The Euro
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Are Short USD
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Are Short The Yen

PATTY EDWARDS
Edwards owns (SPY) for clients
Edwards owns (S) for clients
Edwards owns (XLB) for clients
Edwards owns (GLD) for clients
Edwards owns (SLV) for clients
Edwards owns (SWN) for clients
Edwards owns (AMZN) for clients
Edwards owns (TTM) for clients
Edwards owns (V) for clients
Edwards owns (JNJ) for clients
Edwards owns (AAPL) for clients
Edwards owns (VZ) for clients
Edwards owns (MSFT) for clients
Edwards owns (C) for clients
Edwards owns (BKCC) for clients
Edwards owns (BMO) for clients
Edwards owns (GE) for clients
Edwards owns (TGT) for clients
Edwards owns (CME) for clients
Edwards owns (FXI) for clients

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