Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Goodyear Tire (GT) and Colgate-Palmolive (CL) popped while US Steel (X) and Energizer (ENR) dropped.
POPS (stocks that jumped higher)
Goodyear Tire (GT) popped 8%. The nation's largest tiremaker went speeding up the chart, as it boosted sales of more expensive tires and a new labor contract helped cut costs. – Jeff Macke doesn’t recommend getting long.
Colgate-Palmolive (CL) popped 1%. Consumer products giant Colgate Palmolive moved higher as international sales and currency benefit helped lift profits. – Pete Najarian says the weaker dollar is great for Colgate.
Avon Products (AVP) popped 4%. Emerging market growth was the key to Avon's growth this quarter, as demand for cosmetics in Russia and Latin America spurred profits. – Karen Finerman likes the turnaround story.
Sohu.com (SOHU) popped 8%. The Chinese online gaming company made a record on higher sales of martial arts game "Tian Long Ba Bu." – Pete Najarian likes the entire space.
Yum! Brands (YUM) popped 3%. The parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell moved higher on no news. – Karen Finerman likes this company for growth in China.
AGCO (AG) popped 9%. The second-largest maker of farm equipment in the country exploded higher, as profits increased 14-fold thanks to sales growth in South America. – Guy Adami says it’s a buy on a pullback.
Sepracor (SEPR) popped 16%. The drug maker surged after job cuts and other cost-cutting measures raised the company's 2008 forecast well past expectations. – Pete Najarian thinks Big Pharma might be looking at this company as a takeover target.
DROPS: (stocks that slid lower)
US Steel (X) dropped 7%. The nation's largest steelmaker posted lagging profits, due to weakness in both the domestic auto and housing markets. – Guy Adami recommends buying this stock if it pulls back to $95.
Energizer (ENR) dropped 8%. The battery company lost juice after profits missed on sluggish U.S. sales. – Jeff Macke says the rabbit died!
WellCare Heath Plans (WCG) dropped 33%. More trouble for the Medicaid administrator (already down 80% since last week), as an ongoing FBI investigation has prevented the company from expanding Medicaid offerings in Florida. – Karen Finerman says stay away.
Sirius Satellite Radio (SIRI) dropped 9%. The radio home of Howard Stern and Martha Stewart added a half million new subscribers in the quarter and posted a smaller than expected loss -- but it wasn't enough to impress the Street. – Jeff Macke says it’s a buy on the merger with XM.
Smith & Wesson (SWHC) dropped 40%. The gunmaker lowered its forecast, citing higher marketing costs and warm weather which has condensed the autumn hunting season. – Guy Adami doesn’t know what to say!
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Trader disclosure: On Oct 30, 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 (YHOO), (ATVI), (INTC); Najarian Owns (C); Najarian Owns (BHI) Options, (BIDU) Options, (HAL) Options, (UA) Options, (YHOO) Options, (SNDK) Options, (GOOG) Options; Finerman's Firm Owns (TSO), (WMT), (MSFT), (YHOO); Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (C), (GS), (HD), (TGT); Finerman's Firm Is Short (MER) And Owns (MER) Puts; Finerman's Firm Owns Russell 2000 Puts; Finerman's Firm Owns S&P 500 Puts