Halftime Report Earnings Look Ahead

The "Halftime Report" traders delivered their outlook for earnings after the bell today.

Jon Najarian: When it comes to Cisco it's a stock that has delivered a number of times in situations where people are shooting against them. I think it could beat expectations.

Jim Lebenthal: Nordstrom won't do what Macy's did. The consumer is going to move up the food chain when it comes to luxury and they'll benefit.

Trader disclosure: On November 12th, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC's "Halftime Report" 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 is long calls AAPL, ABX,BEE, DAL, DOW, EBAY, EMR, FIT, JOY, LM, MRK, MSFT, PBR, POT, SLV, TJX, UAL,WYNN, XLF He is long puts EWW, FCX, MRO

Jon: Long NXPI, PPG, ZSPH he is long calls AAPL,ALLY, AMAT, BAX, BBY, CIEN, CVX, DAL, DOW, ECA, EEM, FLEX, GPRO, JBLU, JD, LUK,LUV, M, MCK, MDLZ, MSFT, MU, ORCL, P, PBR, POT, PPG, QCOM, USG He is short RL puts

Joe: Long VRTS

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