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4 stocks to watch in fourth quarter

With stocks shaking off third-quarter woes so far in October, "Fast Money" traders picked the names that could grind higher for the rest of the year.

Alphabet

Alphabet, the umbrella company that now houses Google, looks to have some momentum, trader Karen Finerman said Tuesday. Finerman, an Alphabet shareholder, noted she looks forward to seeing more "clarity" on the company's segments when it reports quarterly earnings this month.

Alphabet Class C shares have climbed about 23 percent this year.

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PayPal

Trader Dan Nathan looked to PayPal, another company that underwent a recent structural change when it split from eBay. He contended that a "strong secular shift" to online payment systems will benefit PayPal.

The stock fell about 2.5 percent Tuesday.

PayPal
Source: CNBC

Utilities

The utilities sector should have upside regardless of whether the Federal Reserve moves from near-zero interest rates this year, said trader Steve Grasso. He noted that dividend yields in the segment look appealing, particularly for Southern.

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Shares of the company shed nearly 1 percent Tuesday.

Gold miners

Trader Guy Adami predicts strength in the gold market. He would look to play it through the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF, which rose 3.7 percent Tuesday.

Disclosures:

Dan Nathan

Dan is long PYPL Oct call calendar, BA Oct put spread, INTC Oct put spread, QQQ Oct put spread, UAL Oct/Nov put spread, XLF Oct puts, XLP Nov calls, XLU call spread, TWTR, PG

Steve Grasso

Steve is long AAPL, BA, BAC, CC, DD, DIS, DECK, EVGN, FIT, KBH, MJNA, MU, PFE, PHM, STRP, T, TWTR, GDX firm is long BP, COP, CVX, FCX, NE, NEM, OXY, RIG, AMZN kids own EFA, EFG, EWJ, IJR, SPY

Karen Finerman

Karen is long BAC, C, FINL, FL, GOOG, GOOGL, JPM, KORS, KORS call spreads, M, URI, she is short SPY, Her firm is long ANTM, AAPL, BAC, C, DIS, FINL, FL, GOOG, GOOGL, GPS, JPM, KORS, KORS call spreads, M, M calls, M call spreads, SUNE, SUNE call spreads, URI, URI long puts, her firm is short IWM, SPY, MDY, USO, Karen Finerman is on the board of GrafTech International.

Guy Adami

Guy Adami is long CELG, EXAS, INTC, Guy Adami's wife, Linda Snow, works at Merck.