The "Halftime Report" closed the show with their thoughts on big Wall Street calls.
Jim Lebenthal was cautiously optimistic on Goldman Sach's adding shares of Kinder Morgan to their buy conviction list. Lebenthal shared his uncertainty about the oil markets.
Sarat Sethi disagrees with JPMorgan's upgrade on DuPont. Sethi added the industrial sector is not improving as fast as he would like.
Trader disclosure: On August 14, 2015, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC's "Fast Money" were owned by the "Halftime Report" traders: JON NAJARIAN: Long AEP, ASNA, GE, PG, POST he is long calls AAL, ADSK, DD, EXPR, GE, LM, MRVL, PFE, SO, SUNE, WFC, ZIOP, he is long puts HEDJ, JCP, VALE. Today he bought POST stock AND PFE calls. JIM LEBENTHAL: Long AAPL, BP, C, CSCO, DCO, EEQ, GAIA, GM, IBM, INTC, JCP, MPC, OA, ORBC, PFE, QCOM, SJT, SPLS, TGT, TIF, TRN, VDSI, WGO. JOSH BROWN: Long AAPL, DE, DNKN, EBAY, FSLR, JMBA, PYPL, SAM, SHAK, SPWR, TWTR, XLE, XON.