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The "Halftime Report" traders presented their final trades.
Stephanie Link was a buyer of PNRA.
Joe Terranova was a buyer of CSCO.
Josh Brown was a buyer of TNET.
Pete Najarian was a buyer of DVN.
Trader disclosure: On February 12, 2015, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC's "Fast Money" were owned by the "Halftime Report" trader: Stephanie Link: Long AAPL, AXP, DG, DOW, ETN, FB, GM, GOOGL, KMI, LEA, LOW, LULU, MA, MCD, MRK, MS, MSFT, RHT, SBUX, STI, TWTR, UN, UPS, UTX, WAG, WFC. Joe Terranova: Long VRTS. Josh Brown: Long AAPL, DE, DGRE, DNKN, FCX, FSLR, GBX, MBLY, SPWR, TNET, TWTR, VWO, XLE. Pete Najarian: Long AAPL, BABA, BAC, BMY, DB, JPM, KKR, KO, LLY, LOCO, MRK, PFE, he is long calls AAL, AAPL, BABA, C, COP, DAL, DIS, DNKN, DVN, EBAY, EWG, FCX, FOXA, GILD, GT, IAG, ISIL, MCD, MRVC, MS, OLN, PEP, RG, SPY, SYY, UAL, WMB, XLE, XLF, he is long puts BHP, today he bought C calls, DVN calls.