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Stocks On The Move: Vimpel, Merck


Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Vimpel-Comm (VIP) and Merck (MRK) popped while Collective Brands (PSS) and Consul Energy (CNX) dropped.

POPS (stocks that jumped higher)

Vimpel-Comm (VIP) popped 4%. Russia's second-largest telecom company popped after it won a shareholder lawsuit. – Tim Seymour likes VIP as a long term investment.

Merck (MRK) popped 1.4%. Merck made moves after analysts said that Gardasil, an inoculation against a cancer for women, may become the best-selling vaccine in history. – Tim Seymour expects MRK to have great earnings overseas because of a weak dollar.

Stock Pops & Drops

Hilary's Lead  A Washington Post/ABC news poll pegs Hillary's lead over Obama at an eye popping 33-points.

Martha Stewart Living (MSO) popped 3%. The mini-media empire's been on a tear this week, adding to its 15% gain in the last four days. – Jeff Macke says the stock is looking good to him.

Faberge Eggs. A rare Faberge egg is expected to fetch $18 million at auction next month. The recently discovered treasure comes complete with a diamond-encrusted bird which pops out every hour.

DROPS: (stocks that slid lower)

Family Dollar (FDO) dropped 3%. The 99-cent store's stock fell about 99 cents per share after lowering their same-store sales expectations. – Pete Najarian doesn’t like this stock.

Collective Brands (PSS) dropped 5%. The parent of Payless shoes popped Wednesday, but slipped back Thursday, right where it started. – Karen Finerman says you win some, you lose some.

Consul Energy (CNX) dropped 4%. The coal company lowered its production estimates, citing "adverse geological conditions." – Jeff Macke thinks coal has bottomed. Get long, he says..

Coldwater Creek (CWTR) dropped 2%. The women’s retailer slumped on news that the Co-Founder and CEO is retiring. – Jeff Macke says don’t bottom fish.

Wet Seal (WTSLA) dropped 19%. Shares of the womenswear company drowned after it lowered 3rd quarter profit outlook on soft September sales. – Pete Najarian says specialty retail is dead.

Kohl's (KSS) dropped 2%. The department store chain dipped on no news. – Karen Finerman thinks this stock will move on the jobs number.

KB Homes (KBH) drops 2%.  The housing rollercoaster continues. Wednesday the homebuilders were on our POPS list, and now they're dropping again. – Karen Finerman reminds the panel Guy Adami said to sell KBH on Wednesday’s show.

Marriott (MAR) dropped 5%. Investors checked-out of the world's largest hotel company after Q3 profits took a hit on timeshare revenue. – Tim Seymour says the hotel business is a difficult business overseas right now.

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Trader disclosure: On Oct 4, 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 (ATI); Najarian Owns (ENER), (RIMM): Finerman Owns (COV), (GS),: Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (HD): Finerman's Firm Owns (JNJ), (PSS), (KSS), (BEAS), (BWS), (COP), (NYX), (NMX), (VMSI): Finerman's Firm Owns S&P 500 Puts: Finerman's Firm Owns Russell 2000 Puts; Seygem Asset Management Owns (AA), (VIP), (GLD): GE Is The Parent Company Of CNBC