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Halftime earnings game plan: Baidu, Starbucks & Big Oil

The "Halftime Report" traders delivered their trades ahead of the big earnings on deck.

Pete Najarian picked out Starbucks. He thinks it's a barometer for the middle class in China.

Steve Weiss says watch Baidu.

Jon Najarian focused on Phillips 66.

Joe Terranova also looked at the energy space, including Exxon Mobil and Chevron.

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:

STEVE WEISS: Long AAL, C, DLTR, FB, JD, THC, VIA

JOE TERRANOVA: Long VRTS

JON NAJARIAN: Long FTR, PFE, PG, PPG, ZSPH he is long calls AAPL, AKAM, AMAT, APC, BAX, BBY, BMY, CIEN, CVX, ECA, EEM, FLEX, GPRO, HAL, JD, LUK, LUV, MCK, MDLZ, MU, PBR, PFE, POT, PPG, QCOM, SPWR, SUNE, TWTR, USG, XOM

PETE NAJARIAN: 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, GILD, GPRO, JOY, LM, MAS, MPEL, MRK, PBR, SLV, UA, UAL, WYNN, VZ, ZIOP, he is long puts EWW, FCX, MRO, TSLA