Following are the day's biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of BHP Billiton (BHP), Crocs (CROX) and Garmin (GRMN) popped while AMR Corp. (AMR) and Harman Int'l Industries (HAR) dropped.
POPS (stocks that jumped higher)
BHP Billiton (BHP) popped 5%. Speculation is growing that the Australian miner may have uncovered the world's largest gold deposit at its Olympic Dam site. – Pete Najarian likes BHP for gold as well as copper and uranium.
Crocs (CROX) popped 9%. Last week, it was a drop on concerns they could get stuck in escalators...Now it's a pop, and we don't know why. – Guy Adami says take profit in CROX.
Garmin (GRMN) popped 6%. The GPS navigation company hit an all time high. – Pete Najarian doesn’t know what to say.
Ratings on “The View” popped. The addition of new moderator Whoopi Goldberg sparked a 16% pop in viewership compared to the same week one year ago. – Dylan Ratigan says Whoopi is bringing home the bacon.
NYSE Euronext (NYX) popped 2%. After last week's merger mayhem in the exchange space, NYSE closed higher on a JP Morgan upgrade. – Karen Finerman expects NYX to continue higher, still.
Las Vegas Sands (LVS) popped 7%. Shares of the company that owns The Venetian in both Vegas and Macau were on a roll, after an upgrade from Jeffries cited success in Macau. – Jeff Macke says get out.
PrimeWest Energy Trust (PWI) popped 32%. The Abu Dhabi National Energy Co. bought PWI, a Canadian energy trust for $4 billion.
EMC Corp. (EMC) popped 8%. EMC Corp was the most active stock on NYSE Monday on a pair of upgrades from Citi and Bear Stearns. – Guy Adami reminds the panel he anticipated this pop a few days ago.
Baboon Burglaries. A criminal gang of 350 is being blamed for a string of burglaries in South Africa is made entirely of baboons.
DROPS: (stocks that slid lower)
AMR Corp. (AMR) dropped 14%. Shares of American Airlines' parent company took a nose dive, after its revenue forecast revealed the company is facing slowing demand and slackening profits. – Jeff Macke says sell the airlines.
Harman Int'l Industries (HAR) dropped 6%. Shares of this stereo speaker maker were pummeled last week after KKR pulled the plug on buyout plans, and then killed again today after they said profits would miss analyst expectations. – Karen Finerman wouldn’t touch this stock.
Adtran(ADTN) dropped 14%. Investors hung up on this telecom networking company, after it warned 3rd quarter earnings and revenue would be flat. – Jeff Macke recommends sticking with PC’s and chips.
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Trader disclosure: On Sept. 24, 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 (DIS), (EMC), (ATVI); Najarian Owns (AAPL), (DGX), (VCLK); Najarian Owns (TSL) Options; Finerman's Firm Owns (JNJ), (NMX), (NYX), (VCLK), (TGT); Finerman's Firm Owns S&P 500 Puts; Finerman's Firm Owns Russell 2000 Puts; Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (HD), (FLS); Finerman's Firm Owns (MSFT) Options