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Second-Half Top Trades: Earnings Look Ahead

The Halftime Report experts give you their top stock to watch this week ahead of earnings.

James Lebenthal: JCPenney should be interesting. If there's one quarter that they might stumble, this would be it. If it does stumble, it will be a one quarter event. The right management team is in place right now.

Steve Weiss: I'm looking at Macy's. I don't usually buy things ahead of earnings but if I did, it would be this one.

PeteNajarian: Cisco is in focus. It will be interesting to see if it can it continue the big-cap tech run-up.

Trader disclosure: On November 9th, 2015, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC's "FastMoney" were owned by the "Halftime Report" traders.

Pete Najarian: Long AAPL, AMAT,BAC, BMY, BP, CSX, DIS,DISCA, DKS, FOXA, GE, KKR, KO, MRK, PEP, PFE, PHM he islong calls ABX, BEE,DAL, DOW, FIT, JOY, LM, MRK, PBR, POT, SLV, UAL, WYNN, XLFHe is long puts EWW,FCX, MRO

Josh Brown: Long AAPL, BABA,DE, DNKN, EBAY, FB, JMBA,NFLX, PYPL, SAM, SHAK, SPWR, TWTR, XLE, XON

Steve Weiss: Long AAL, AGN,C, DLTR, JD, MU, TWTR

Jim Lebenthal: Long AAPL,BA, C, CSCO, DCO, EEQ, GAIA, GM, INTC, JCP, MPC, OA, ORBC, PFE, QCOM,SPLS, TIF,TRN, WGO.