Traders eye financials & energy before the bell

Top trades for the 2nd half: BAC, MU & a bear

The "Halftime Report" closed the show with their top trades for the second half of the trading day.

Steve Weiss said he likes financials.

Pete Najarian said Bank of America has under-performed and is playing catch up.

Jim Lebenthal liked the retail sector on low gas prices.

Joe Terranova made a bold call saying natural gas is near a bottom.

Trader disclosure: On June 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: Long AMAT, AAPL, BABA, BAC, BMY, BP, CSX, DISCA, DKS, FOXA, GE, KKR, KO, LLY, MBLY, MRK, PEP, PFE, he is long calls AAL, AAPL, BBY, BMY, C, COP, DAL, EBAY, EEM, EMC, ETFC, F, GE, GS, HPQ, IMAX, LEN, MT, MU, NEE, PFE, SYY, TEVA, TJX, UAL, UPS, VZ, WSM, XLF, ZIOP. JOE TERRANOVA: Long VRTS. STEVE WEISS: Long AAL, BAC, C, CDK, ENDP, ESPR, FINL, FOLD, HEDJ, JD, NBIX, NCR, he is long ENDP calls. Today he sold LPL. JIM LEBENTHAL: Long AAPL, BP, C, CSCO, DCO, EEQ, GAIA, GM, IBM, INTC, JCP, MPC, OA, ORBC, PFE, QCOM, SJT, SPLS, TGT, TIF, TRMB, WGO.