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Earnings playbook for next week

The "Halftime Report" traders tackled the stocks to watch ahead of earnings next week.

Jim Lebenthal focused on Nike. Despite China's slowdown, he thinks the Chinese consumer will continue to buy the brand.

Steve Weiss also looked at the athletic retail space. He likes Finish Line.

Jon Najarian zeroed in on Red Hat, which reports results on Monday.

Trader disclosure: On the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC's "Halftime Report" were owned by the "Halftime Report" traders:

JON NAJARIAN: Long AAPL, BMY DIS, FB, FTR, GE, NBL, PFE, PG, PPG, RAI, TEVA, TLT, XOM, YHOO, ZSPH, ZTS he is long calls AAL, ABX, ADXS, BBY, BMY GE, HZNP, ISIL, MAR, MCK, MDLZ, NBL, PBR, RAI, PFE, PPG, SWFT, YHOO. Today he bought ISIL calls and MAR calls

STEVE WEISS: Long AAL, C, CVC, CYBX, GILD, GNRC, LULU, NCR

JIM LEBENTHAL: Long AAPL, BA, C, CSCO, DCO, EEQ, GAIA, GM, IBM, INTC, JCP, MPC, OA, ORBC, PFE, QCOM, SJT, SPLS, TGT, TIF, TRN, WGO.