Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of ValueClick and Goodyear Tire popped while Liz Claiborne and Ingersoll Rand dropped.
POPS (stocks that jumped higher)
ValueClick (VCLK) popped 3%. The internet ad brokerage paid $3 million to settle a probe with the FTC. – Interesting, says Pete Najarian.
Goodyear Tire (GT) popped 7%. The nation's tire maker swung to a profit (after a loss last year) on international revenue growth and sales of higher margin products. – Take some money off the table, says Guy Adami.
Avis Budget Group (CAR) popped 10%. Profit at the rental car company was $28 million for the quarter, beating estimates. – Avoid this company, exclaims Jeff Macke.
Casino In The Sky. Airbus has been approached by a group of potential Asian buyers looking to retrofit it's super-jumbo A380 aircraft to become a full-fledged casino. Much like casino cruises, the plane would be able to skirt regional laws that deem gambling illegal.
WellCare Health Plans (WCG) popped 5%. The manager of government health plans Medicare and Medicaid popped for no clear reason.
New York Times (NYT) popped 5%. The Gray Lady cut 100 newsroom jobs due to slowing ad sales.
Marriott (MAR) popped 1%. Despite cuts in this hotel chain's profit and sales forecast, shares rose.
Gary Coleman. 40 year-old former child star Gary Coleman got married this week to Shannon Price, 22, whom he met on a movie set. The marriage is not without its problems, however. The Diff’rent Strokes star has been quoted as saying, "We may go a week and not speak to each other." The new bride also acknowledges some issues, adding "He lets his anger conquer him sometimes. He throws things around, and sometimes he throws it in my direction...I don't like the violence."
DROPS (stocks that slid lower)
Liz Claiborne (LIZ) dropped 18%. The fashion company behind the Juicy Couture and Kate Spade brands fell the most in nearly a decade after saying slower department store sales would lead to a wider profit loss than anticipated. – Not yet, says Karen Finerman.
Ingersoll Rand (IR) dropped 1%. Although the industrial conglomerate, which makes everything from refrigerated trucks to golf carts, said its sale of several divisions boosted profit ten-fold, shares still fell. – Wait until Q2 to buy, says Guy Adami.
Jones Apparel (JNY) drops 10%. The clothing maker suffered Thursday in sympathy with Liz Claiborne. Sell, says Jeff Macke.
NetGear (NTGR) dropped 20%. Revenue fell short this quarter at NetGear, a maker of wireless internet routers. – I expect more fallout, says Karen Finerman.
Nvidia (NVDA) dropped 16%. Wednesday’s after-hours miss for this graphics chip maker sent shares lower Thursday.
Network Appliance (NTAP) dropped 6%. The maker of data storage computers forecast sales shy of Wall St. estimates.
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Trader disclosure: On Feb.14, 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 (ATVI), (YHOO), (INTC; Najarian Owns (C), (CSCO), (MS), (MSFT), (YHOO), (MCD), (XLF), (NOK), (ETFC); Najarian Owns (AAPL) Calls; Finerman Owns (GS); Finerman's Firm Owns (SUN), (TSO), (VCLK), (AAPL), (WMT); Finerman's Firm Owns (MSFT) And Is Short (MSFT) Calls; Finerman's Firm Owns (YHOO) And Is Short (YHOO) Calls; Finerman's Firm Is Short (SPY), (IJR), (IYR), (MDY), (IWM), (WFC); Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (FLS); Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (HD), Finerman Owns (HD) Puts; Finerman's Firm Is Short (LEH) And Owns (LEH) Puts; Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (KALU); Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (CROX) And (CROX) Options