The "Halftime Report" traders took a look at moves to make as the second half of the day began.
Host Scott Wapner noted Apple was back in the green as the markets moved well off the lows of the day.
Josh Brown said Starbucks is another stock that could become a leader.
Trader disclosure: On Aug. 12, 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, BP, CSX, DISCA, DKS, FOXA, GE, KKR, KO, LLY, MRK, PEP, PFE, he is long calls AAPL, ABX, AGNC, AXP, BAC, BBY, BEE, BHP, BMY, CRM, CSX, CY, DAL, DVN, ETFC, EXC, FB, LC, LM, MU, P, PG, PNR, RAD, RF, TWTR, UAL, UPS, WFC, XLF, ZIOP, he is long puts AUY, CTL, FCX, RIG. Today he bought WFC calls and FCX puts. Jon Najarian is long AEP, GE, PG, he is short FSLR, he is long calls AAL, ADSK, DD, EXPR, GE, LM, MRVL, SO, WFC, ZIOP, he is long puts HEDJ, JCP, VALE. Today he bought WFC calls and HEDJ 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.