Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Apple (AAPL) and Taser International (TASR) popped while Chattem (CHTT) and LCA-Vision (LCAV) dropped.
POPS (stocks that jumped higher)
Apple (AAPL) popped 3%. A Citigroup analyst upgraded Apple on strong demand for its desktops and laptops. – I think the stock made a technical bottom, says Jeff Macke.
Taser International (TASR) popped 6%. An unnamed international government purchased 3,000 of the company's stun guns. – Interesting, says Tim Seymour.
Applied Materials (AMAT) popped 4%. The chip maker moved ahead of Tuesday's earnings announcement. – I think solar is starting to come back, says Pete Najarian.
Potash (POT) popped 5%. The fertilizer stock surged on a Citigroup upgrade. I like this stock, says Tim Seymour. Check out our interview with Potash CEO Bill Doyle in Tomorrow’s Playbook.
Art Theft. Three armed men stole an estimated $163 million in fine art from a Zurich museum. Among the pieces taken in the heist: Monet's "Poppy Field At Vetheuil," as well as Degas's "Ludovic Lepic and his Daughter." The FBI estimates the market for stolen art is $6 billion per year.
Carlisle Companies (CSL) popped 14%. The supplier of industrial materials for construction and transportation posted stronger earnings than were expected. – Worth a look, says Guy Adami.
Devon Energy (DVN) popped 5%. The oil and gas name has continued to surge after last week's price action. – This is a sector I like, says Pete Najarian.
Darden Restaurants (DRI) popped 8%. Casual dining showed signs of life: the operator of Red Lobster and Olive Garden posting a better-than-expected profit. – It’s a dead lobster bounce, exclaims Jeff Macke.
Fomento Economico Mexicano (FMX) popped 4%. Barron's gave Latin America's largest beverage company a $50 price target, citing the growing popularity of Tecate and Dos Equis. – The beer industry is consolidating, explains Tim Seymour.
NII Holdings (NIHD) popped 4%. This mobile phone name was only one of many Latin American companies on the rise Monday. – Very nice, says Pete Najarian.
Apache (APA) popped 3%. This oil and nat gas producer climbed steadily since last week's earnings report showed they doubled net income. – I think it will continue to go higher, says Guy Adami.
Uno The Beagle. A rambunctious Beagle won "Best In Breed" for the Hound group at this year's Westminster Dog Show. Uno, an early crowd favorite, is the first Beagle to win "Best In Breed" since 1939 -- yet a Beagle has never won the coveted "Best In Show" prize in Westminster's history.
DROPS (stocks that slid lower)
Chattem (CHTT) dropped 1%. The maker of Icy Hot recalled its line of "Heat Therapy" products citing reports that users were experiencing 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree burns! – Tough it out people! This is a nice stock, says Guy Adami.
LCA-Vision (LCAV) dropped 18%. The eye-surgery firm behind the Lasik-Plus brand said slowing consumer spending led to a 5% drop in the number of procedures conducted. The company's earnings came in below estimates, and it slashed 20% of its workforce. – Stay away, says Jeff Macke.
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Trader disclosure: On Feb.11, 2008, 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), (DIS), (YHOO), (HAS); Najarian Owns (BIIB), (C), (CSCO), (MS), (MSFT), (XLF), (YHOO), (NOK), (ATI); Najarian Owns (FRE) Puts; Najarian Owns (AAPL) Calls, (NIHD) Calls, (OSIP) Calls, (DVN) Calls; Seymour Owns (AAPL), (CSCO), (F), (GM), (INTC), (MSFT), (TSO); Seygem Asset Management Owns (SSL), (GFI), (YHOO), (CHL), (COP), (NIHD)