Investors who believe the U.S. economy will pop back to its feet in the second quarter and beyond should consider buying Wal-Mart stock, some CNBC "Fast Money" traders said.
"If you think there are green shoots in the U.S. economy and things are going to be better in the second half, this is a stock that you want to own here," said trader Dan Nathan.
Grim projections for first-quarter GDP growth have raised concerns about consumer-driven companies. Wal-Mart fell nearly 2 percent Wednesday on news that it was pressuring suppliers to keep prices down.
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Shares in the massive retailer reached a technical level—below $81 per share—that gives them upside if sales start to pick up, Nathan said. A sustained cheap crude oil environment bodes well for the company as Wal-Mart customers will continue to benefit, trader Karen Finerman added.