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The "Halftime Report" traders went under the radar to pinpoint areas that investors may be missing as the second half of the trading day began.
Steve Weiss was bearish on industrials.
Josh Brown was watching Facebook and said the stock may soon reach new highs.
Trader disclosure: On August 5, 2015, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC's "Halftime Report" were owned by the "Halftime Report" traders: Pete Najarian is long AMAT, AAPL, BAC, BMY, CSX, DISCA, DKS, FOXA, GE, KKR, KO, LLY, MRK, PEP, PFE, he is long calls AAPL, ABX, AGNC, AMKR, AXP, BAC, BHP, BMY, CRM, CSX, CY, DAL, DVN, ETFC, FB, LC, LM, LULU, MU, P, PG, PNR, RF, SYY, TWTR, UAL, UPS, USG, WBA, WYNN, VZ, XLF, ZIOP, he is long puts AUY, CTL, RIG. Today he bought BHP calls and added AAPL calls. Jon Najarian is long AAPL, AEP, BKD, GE, PG, SWKS, XLE, he is short FSLR, he is long calls A, AAL, ADSK, CAH, DD, EXPR, GE, JPM, KATE, KSU, LM, LVS, MRVL, NUAN, PRU, SO, T, TXT, WMT, ZIOP, he is long puts SFM, VALE. Today he bought AAPL and SWKS. Today he shorted FSLR. Today he sold ARG calls, CTXS calls, PII calls, OAS puts, RIG puts. Josh Brown is long AAPL, DE, DNKN, EBAY, FSLR, JMBA, PYPL, SAM, SHAK, SPWR, TWTR, XLE, XON. Steve Weiss is long AAL, BAC, C, LPLA, NCR, RHHBY, SCHW, ZTS.