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2011 Top S&P Stocks: No. 25 Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren saw robust growth in its stock price in 2011, up 31 percent year to date, but now might not be the time to buy.

As part of the “Fast Money” countdown of the 25 top-performing S&P stocks of 2011, Steve Grasso said Monday he’s choosing to stay on the sidelines of this play — for now.

“You want to talk about a global brand. They’re in China, Europe, South America. They’re everywhere,” he said. “But if you also look at it on a chart, they’ve only regained not even what they lost in the last two weeks or so, three weeks or so.”

The apparel company’s 50-day moving average stood at $147.97 and was trading in the $145 range as of midday.

“We still have a little wood to chop to get back there, so I probably wouldn’t be betting on the name until I get back to that 50-day moving average,” he said. “Remember it’s a marco bet on the economy as well.”

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Expert Jon Najarian sounded upbeat on Ralph Lauren stock.

“I like it a lot, especially on any of these $10 pullbacks which you just had,” he said. “You could take advantage of that, but like Grasso said, we’re $6 off of that and I’m not chasing it today.”

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Trader disclosure: On Nov. 28, 2011, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s "Fast Money" were owned by the "Fast Money" traders: Najarian is long AAPL stock; Najarian is long AKS calls; Najarian is long C stock; Najarian is long JPM calls; Najarian is long WFC calls; Najarian is long INTC stock; Najarian is long YHOO stock; Grasso is long retailers in retail based hedge fund; Grasso has positions in AA, AKS, AMR, ASTM, BA, BAC, D, LIT, MHY, PFE, PRST, S, XLU; Weiss is long EUO; Weiss is long QCOM; Weiss is long NFLX puts; Weiss is long HPQ stock; Weiss is long DE stock; Weiss is long MDRX stock;

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