Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Google (GOOG), Home Depot (HD) and TiVo (TIVO) popped while Walgreen (WAG) and Conoco Phillips (COP) dropped.
POPS (stocks that jumped higher)
Google (GOOG) popped 5%. The search behemoth clawed its way to $600 per share. – Tim Seymour reminds that Bear Stearns calls GOOG a $700 stock.
Home Depot (HD) popped 5%. As homebuilders went through the roof, the home improvement retailer followed. – Karen Finerman says she’s long and feels relieved.
Polaris Industries (PII) popped 11%. This maker of motorcycles and snowmobiles popped after an analyst raised her price target, citing strong sales of their new "Ranger RZR ATV." – Pete Najarian thinks it’s a good stock.
Brown Shoe (BWS) popped 15%. It was Karen's Finerman’s favorite among the shoe stocks, and it's off to the races this week. – Karen Finerman believes this stock was oversold and underowned.
TiVo (TIVO) popped 17%. Shares of TiVo, went fast forward and up the chart after an analyst said he thought they would win a patent infringement case against DISH. – Jeff Macke calls TIVO his heartbreaker stock of the year.
Vimpel-Comm (VIP) popped 7%. Russia's second-largest telecom company popped after it won a shareholder lawsuit. – Tim Seymour calls this stock the greatest cellular play in Russia.
Clooney Marriage Bet. Hollywood actress Michelle Pfeiffer's bet George Clooney that he will never marry again. It currently stands at $100,000 dollars, up from $10,000 in 1996
DROPS: (stocks that slid lower)
Walgreen (WAG) dropped 17%. The pharmacy chain, plunged Monday morning on profits that fell well-short of expectations. Shares didn't rebound by week's end. – Jeff Macke says this stock is a sell.
Topps Meat (private company). The 67-year old company closed its doors after E. Coli breakout led to the recall of 21.7 Million pounds of hamburger meat - the second largest beef recall in U.S. history.
Conoco Phillips (COP) dropped 4%. The nation's second largest refiner was hit hard as their refining margins (the gap between the price of crude and the price of gasoline) collapsed in the third quarter. – Pete Najarian says integrated oil companies are having a hard time.
USEC (USU) dropped 15%. The uranium company faltered, after the U.S. Energy Department rejected its $9.5 Billion bid to clean up uranium plants. – Tim Najarian says this was once a $22 stock. Now it’s an $8 stock.
Sealy Corp. (ZZ) dropped 8% Friday. Shares of the mattress maker, fell asleep at the wheel, after higher material costs knocked profits down 27%. – Jeff Macke feels it’s a home renovation play which is tough right now.
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Trader disclosure: On Oct 5, 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 (ATVI), (INTC); Najarian Owns (VCLK), (NDAQ); Finerman Owns (GS); Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (HD); Finerman's Firm Owns (BWS), (GE), (WMT), (TGT), (PSS), (COP); Finerman's Firm Is Long (MSFT) Calls; Finerman's Firm Owns S&P 500 Puts; Finerman's Firm Owns Russell 2000 Puts; Seygem Asset Management Owns (BX), (BBD), (EEM), (EWZ), (GLD), (ITU), (TWX), (CFC)