The "Halftime Report" traders revealed their game plans for the rest of the trading day.
Joe Terranova was focused on BX.
CNBC's Kate Kelly was watching AA — which is scheduled to report quarterly earnings after the market close.
Trader disclosure: On April 8, 2015, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC's "Fast Money" were owned by the "Halftime Report" traders: Pete Najarian was long AMAT, AAPL, BABA, BAC, BMY, BP, CSX, DISCA, FOXA, GE, KKR, KO, LLY, MRK, PEP, PFE, SAP, he is long calls BK, CNX, COP, CSX, EBAY, EEM, EXXI, F, FCX, FL, GE, GM, GT, HOG, JD, KO, MYL, NEE, PBR, PEP, PFE, TEVA, TWTR, UA, UAL, UFS, ZIOP, today he bought EEM calls, today he sold LYB calls. Joe Terranova was long VRTS.