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Pops & Drops: Molycorps, Jack in the Box and More

Following are the day’sbiggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of United Continental and Jack in the Box popped while Big Lots dropped.

POPS (stocks that jumped higher)

Melco Crown Entertainment (MPEL) popped 3%. CEO Lawrence Ho soothed investors’ fears regarding a rival casino set to open across the street from one of its resort.

United Continental (UAL) popped 3%. Seven months after the merger, the airlines said passengers can now shop for flights on either carrier's website when traveling on United or Continental.

Molycorp (MCP) popped 4%. China’s Ministry of Commerce said it will impose new export quotas on iron alloys containing more than 10 percent rare earths. This stock is way too volatile for Steve Grasso. He suggests waiting until the stock breaks above its 50 day, which is about $62.70.

Jack in the Box (JACK) popped 6%. The fast-food chain reported same-stores sales increased 0.8 percent in the second quarter, ahead of expectations. “The short interest is going to continue to grow.” Guy Adami, “I think they are going to lose. I think the stock trades at $24.”

PetSmart (PETM) popped 8%. The pet products retailer posted better-than-expected first-quarter results, beating analysts’ estimates.

Delta Air Lines (DAL) popped 4%. The airline carrier announced more capacity cuts on Thursday to offset rising fuel prices.

Baidu.com (BIDU) popped 3%. Social networking stocks were on the move thanks to LinkedIn’s blockbuster IPO Thursday.

DROPS (stocks that slid lower)

Big Lots (BIG) dropped 11%. The retailer took itself off the market after failing to attract high enough bids.


Trader disclosure: On May 19, 2011, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s "Fast Money" were owned by the "Fast Money" traders; Finerman and Finerman's firm own (AAPL); Finerman and Finerman's firm own (BP); Finerman and Finerman's Firm own (CMI); Finerman's Firm owns (IBM); Finerman owns (C); FInerman owns (JPM); Finerman's Firm owns (JPM) leaps and (JPM); Finerman's Firm owns (TGT); Finerman owns (UNG); Finerman's Firm is short (IWM), (MDY), (SPY); FInermans firm is long S&P Puts, Russell 2000 Puts; Adami owns (AGU); Adami owns (C); Adami owns (GS); Adami owns (MSFT); Adami owns (NUE); Adami owns (BTU); Grasso owns (AKS); Grasso owns (AMD); Grasso owns (ASTM); Grasso owns (BA); Grasso owns (BAC); Grasso owns (C); Grasso owns (D); Grasso owns (HOV); Grasos owns (JPM); Grasso owns (LIT); Grasso owns (LPX); Grasso owns (MHY); Grasso owns (NDAQ); Grasso owns (PFE); Grasso owns (PRST)

For Steve Grasso
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (ABX)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (CSCO)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (CUBA)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (GERN)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (HPQ)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (HSPO)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (MSFT)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (MU)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (NEM)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (NYX)
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 (SDS)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (XRX)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners are Short (QQQQ)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners are short (AAPL)

For Brian Blair
*No Disclosures

For John Stephenson
John Stephenson and First Asset Management are long corn
John Stephenson and First Asset Management are long CF Industries
John Stephenson and First Asset Management are long Potash Corp
John Stephenson and First Asset Management are long Agrium
John Stephenson and First Asset Management are long Mosaic

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