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The best 'stock' candidates for your portfolio

Ahead of Wednesday's Republican debate, the "Halftime Report" traders weighed in on which 'stock' candidate could be best for your portfolio through the next presidential cycle.

Jon Najarian picked Northrop Grumman.

Steve Weiss took a health care approach and looked at managed care stocks.

Josh Brown liked the hospital, health care and senior living REITS. Brown said Welltower, formerly known as Health Care REIT, could be a big winner.

Peter Najarian highlighted Apple.

Trader disclosure: On October 28, 2015, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC's "Halftime Report" were owned by the "Halftime Report" traders: Steve Weiss is long AAL, AKAM, C, DLTR, FB, JD, THC, TWTR, VIA. Pete Najarian is long AAPL, AMAT, BAC, BMY, BP, CSX, DIS, DISCA, DKS, FOXA, GE, KKR, KO, MRK, PEP, PFE, PHM he is long calls AAPL, ABX, BEE, COP, DAL, ETFC, FIT, FL, GPRO, JOY, LM, MAS, MPEL, MRK, PBR, SLV, UA, UAL, WYNN, VZ, ZIOP, he is long puts EWW, FCX, MRO, TSLA. Jon Najarian is long FTR, PFE, PG, PPG, ZSPH he is long calls AAPL, AKAM, AMAT, BAX, BBY, BMY, CIEN, CVX, ECA, EEM, HAL, JD, LUK, LUV, MCK, MDLZ, MU, PBR, PFE, POT, PPG, QCOM, SPWR, SUNE, TWTR, USG, XOM. Josh Brown is long AAPL, BABA, DE, DNKN, EBAY, FB, JMBA, NFLX, PYPL, SAM, SHAK, SPWR, TWTR, XLE, XON.

KeyBanc Analyst Andy Hargreaves: KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. ("KBCMI") does and seeks to do business with companies covered in its research reports. As a result, investors should be aware that the firm may have a conflict of interest that could affect the objectivity of this report. Investors should consider this report as only a single factor in making their investment decision.

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