Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Cigna and Verizon popped while Jefferies and Ciena dropped.
POPS (stocks that jumped higher)
Cigna (CI) popped 7%. JPMorgan upgraded this company to an 'outperform' from 'neutral,' citing moves to the upside once debate over reform subsides. - I also like this name, says Karen Finerman.
Verizon (VZ) popped 3%. Call it a Barron's bounce; this company was among 10 highlighted by the magazine as a strong dividend play. - Giddyup, exclaims Pete Najarian.
AT & T (T) popped 3%. Barron’s strikes again, this time saying the stock has many positives, including its cash flow and a strong management team. - But, if they lose iPhone exclusivity I'd be concerned, says Joe Terranova.
Diedrich Coffee (DDRX) popped 30%. Peet’s increased its bid for the company after rival Green Mountain made its own offer at $30 a share. - I think Green Mountain ends up winning, speculates Karen Finerman.
LDK Solar (LDK) popped 7%. The Chinese solar name continued last week’s climb generated by a surprise profit in Q3 and an outlook that topped estimates. - Nice numbers, says Pete Najarian.
UPS (UPS) popped 2%. The company said it plans to raise rates as much as 5% next year. - At 22 times forward earnings valuations are too rich, says Guy Adami.
DROPS (stocks that slid lower)
Jefferies (JEF) dropped 6%. Goldman downgraded the firm to 'sell' from 'neutral' citing a slowdown in fixed income, currency and commodities and a Q4 earnings miss. - I'd establish a position around $23.50, counsels Guy Adami.
Ciena (CIEN) dropped 9%. The company agreed to acquire a division of Nortel Networks that makes networking gear for $769 million. - I'd buy it against $11, says Joe Terranova. I think it trades to $16.50.
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Trader disclosure: On November 23rd, 2009, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders; Adami Owns (AGU), (C), (GS), (INTC), (MSFT), (NUE), (BTU); Terranova Owns (POT), (GOOG), (AAPL); Terranova Owns (UNG) April 2010 Calls; Finerman's Firm Owns (PLCE), (MSFT), (NOK), (WMT), (FLS), (PDE), (RIG), (TGT), (CDY), (ACL); Finerman's Firm Is Short (IJR), (IWM), (MDY), (SPY), (USO), (UNG), (KFT); Finerman's Firm Owns (PEET) Call; Finerman's Firm Owns (AAPL); Finerman's Firm Owns (BAC) Preferred, (BAC), (BAC) Calls; Finerman Owns (BAC) Preferred, (BAC); Najarian Owns (AAPL) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (DELL) Calls; Najarian Owns (DE) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (FCX) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (INTC) & (INTC) Calls; Najarian Owns (LAZ) & short (LAZ) Calls; Najarian Owns (SEED) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (CLF) & Short (CLF) Calls
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