These are the stocks posting the largest moves before the bell.Market Insiderread more
Stock futures are surging after the Fed signaled interest rate cuts may begin as early as July.US Marketsread more
The billionaire investor believes the stock market is in a "zone of fair value" at current levels.Marketsread more
An Iranian surface-to-air missile shot down a U.S. military surveillance drone in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz Thursday morning, the Pentagon said.World Politicsread more
Workplace messaging firm Slack is about to go public in a red-hot IPO market, but it's approach to going public--using a "direct listing"--is slightly different than an IPO.Trader Talk with Bob Pisaniread more
President Donald Trump has publicly blamed the Federal Reserve's interest rates hikes for holding back U.S. economic growth.The Fedread more
Beyond Meat has blown up. The plant-based meat company is now larger than 80 S&P 500 companies, including Macy's, Xerox and Mylan.Trading Nationread more
Slack's public market debut on Thursday will generate billions for venture firm Accel and healthy returns for Andreessen Horowitz and Social CapitalTechnologyread more
While the Federal Reserve still sees no rate cut in 2019, traders are convicted a rate reduction is coming as soon as July.Marketsread more
Goldman Sachs lowered its price target on Tesla over concerns about demand.Marketsread more
China's President Xi Jinping arrived in Pyongyang on Thursday morning for a state visit to North Korea — the first by a Chinese state leader in 14 years. Experts say the move...Asia Politicsread more
The "Halftime Report" traders focused on earnings due after Tuesday's market close — with just hours left in the trading day.
Jim Lebenthal was watching Costco Wholesale Corporation.
Jon Najarian zeroed in on Smith & Wesson.
Trader disclosure: On Dec. 8, 2015, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC's "Halftime Report" were owned by the "Halftime Report" traders: Jim Lebenthal is long AAPL, BA, C, CSCO, DCO, EEQ, GAIA, GM, INTC, JCP, MPC, OA, ORBC, PFE, QCOM, QRVO, SPLS, TIF, TRN, WGO. Stephanie Link is long AAPL, BAC, BRCM, CRM, CXO, DAL, DD, DG, DLPH, EL, ESRX, GE, GILD, GOOG, GOOGL, HPQ, INTC, JPM, LEA, LLY, LPX, LULU, MCD, MS, PPG, PRU, RHT, SBUX, SLB, SWK, SYF, TJX, UNH, V, VFC, WBA, WFC, WHR, ZION. Jon Najarian is long PPG he is long calls AAPL, AVGO, BAX, CA, CHK, CMCSA, DAL, EEM, FB, JAH, JBLU, KHC, LUV, MCK, MDLZ, MSFT, MU, NVDA, POST, PPG, QCOM, RLL, SU, TA, TSM, XLNX. Pete Najarian is long AAPL, AMAT, BAC, BMY, BP, CSX, DIS, DISCA, DKS, FOXA, GE, KKR, KO, MRK, PEP, PHM he is long calls A, AAL, ABX, BAC, BEE, DAL, DOW, EMR, GLW, LC, LULU, MOS, MRK, MSFT, PBR, UAL, TA, TSN, UA VZ, XLF, XLK, GDX WYNN, ZIOP He is long puts FCX, MRO, WFT, X.