The "Halftime Report" traders delivered their plays with about three hours left until the market closes.
Josh Brown was watching "expensive growth stocks."
Joe Terranova liked energy and financials. He said Goldman Sachs was a buy at the $200 level.
On April 16, 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 is long AMAT, AAPL, BABA, BAC, BMY, CSX, KKR, KO, LLY, LOCO, MBLY, MRK, PFE, SAP, he is long calls AA, ABT, BBBY, BK, CBS, CNX, DB, EEM, EXXI, F, FL, GE, GM, GT, HD, HOG, HZNP, JPM, KO, LYB, MAC, MYL, NEE, NTAP, OC, PBR, PEP, PFE, RAD, SYY, TEVA, UA, UAL, UFS, XLF, XOM, ZIOP, today he sold GS calls, today he bought HZNP calls. Jon Najarian is long ABT, ADBE, ADP, ADT, AN, ATVI, BBY, BSX, CIT, EQT, EVEP, EXXI, FEYE, GE, HUN, HZNP, MNST, MRVL, MW, NEE, NRG, OAS, PG, POST, RHT, SCTY, SIMO, SIRI, SKX, SOL, SYK, TEVA, TTWO, TWX, WMB, XLI, XPO, ZIOP, he is long calls AKS, APD, BABA, BBY, CIT, EQT, EVEP, EWJ, GE, GRPN, IDTI, MET, MNST, MYL, NTAP, PG, PPC, PRU, RAD, SAP, SIMO, SKX, SNDK, TAP, TWX, XPO, ZIOP, he is long puts TLT, today he bought HZNP, SIMO, SIMO calls, TLT puts. Josh Brown is long AAPL, CME, DE, DGRE, DIS, DNKN, FCX, FSLR, GBX, MBLY, SAM, SHAK, SPWR, TNET, TWTR, VWO, XLE, XON. Joe Terranova is long VRTS.