Following are the day's biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Blackstone (BX), eBay (EBAY) and General Motors (GM) popped while Countrywide Financial (CFC) and King Pharmaceuticals (KG) dropped.
POPS (stocks that jumped higher)
Blackstone (BX) popped 5%. The private equity firm gone public jumped a day after touching a record low. – Karen Finerman recommends owning this stock.
eBay (EBAY) popped 4%. Shares of the online auctioneer were bid higher, after a JP Morgan analyst said the company is seeing an up-tick in auction listings. – Jeff Macke says he’s not surprised.
IHOP (IHP) popped 5%. The International House of Pancakes flipped after Fidelity Investments disclosed a 13% stake in the pancake peddler. – Karen Finerman likes this stock.
General Motors (GM) popped 5%. Shares of the largest US automaker went into 5th gear, after the company said it needed to give fewer customer incentives to sell new vehicles. – Guy Adami says GM CEO Rick Wagoner has figured it out.
American Eagle (AEO) popped 9%. The stock soared, after word that the teen retailer's Chairman just bought up nearly $850,000 shares. – Jeff Macke doesn’t like this stock either long or short.
Western Digital Group (WDC) popped 4%. The hard drive maker gained traction, after higher demand led them to raise earnings guidance. – Guy Adami says he loves the name.
Nabi Biopharmaceuticals (NABI) popped 20%. The small-cap vaccine maker got a shot in the arm after selling its Biologics division to Germany's Biotest AG.- Pete Najarian doesn’t expect to see any more upside movement in this stock.
Las Vegas Sands (LVS) popped 8%. The operator of the Venetian in Vegas & Macau hit the jackpot along with Macau rival Wynn today, on virtually no news. - Karen Finerman likes LVS.
Options Express (OXPS) popped 3%. The derivatives broker chalked up gains but we couldn’t find a reason.
DROPS: (stocks that slid lower)
Countrywide Financial (CFC) dropped 2%. The nation's largest mortgage lender continued to tumble, after the New York Post reported that the company's negotiating its second multi-billion dollar bailout. – Jeff Macke says get out of this stock.
King Pharmaceuticals (KG) dropped 7%. Shares of the drug maker fell mid-afternoon after a Judge opened the door to generic versions of its blood pressure drug Altace. – Pete Najarian says KG has a problem.
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Trader disclosure: On Sept. 11, 2007, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders; Macke Owns (INTC); Najarian Owns (BJS); Najarian Is Short (GS); Pete Najarian Is The Co-Founder Of optionmonster.com, Finerman's Firm Owns (CMVT), (DVA), (JNJ), (KFT), Finerman's Firm Owns S&P 500 Puts And Calls; Finerman's Firm Owns Russell 2000 Puts; Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (FTWR), (HD)