Coming off some strong retail earnings, Lowe's and Target are set to report tomorrow before-the-bell.
The "Halftime Report" experts debated if these stocks are a "buy" ahead of earnings.
Trader disclosure: On August 16, 2016 the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC's "Halftime Report" were owned by the "Halftime Report" traders:
Joe Terranova: Long VRTS
Stephanie Link: Long AAPL, AGN, AIG, AMZN, APC,AVGO, BAC, BHI, C, CAG, CAT, CB, CIEN, CSCO, CVX, CXO, DOV, DOW, EBAY, EL, ESRX, FB, GOOG, GOOGL, GS, HON, INTC, JPM, LLY, LOW, LPX, LRCX, M, MDLZ, MGM, MSFT, PANW, PG, PM, PPG, RTN, SLB, STI, SWK, TGT, UNH, UPS, URI, V, WBA, WBC, WFC, YUM
Josh Brown: Long AAPL, AMGN, BMY, CORE, DE, DNKN, GE, NVDA, SAM, SHAK, TWTR, XLE
Pete Najarian: Long Stock: AAPL, BAC, BMY, CSCO,DIS, DISCA, GE, KMI.A, KMI, KO, LUX, MRK, PEP, PFE, VIAB Long Calls: AAL, ABT, AKS, BSX, BZH, CHK, CIT, CNX, COP, DAL, DISH, DVN, EGO, ETP, FSLR, FXI, HALO,HOG, INTC, KGC, KMI, KO, LLY, MRO, MT, MU, NEM, P, PG, PSX, RTN, SLV, SLW, TMUS, TWTR, UA, VLO, XLE, YELP Puts: CS, EEM, MBLY, NLY, XOM