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Traders forecast best bets with the polar vortex on the horizon

New Yorkers help a car stuck in the snow as winter storm Jonas pummels the Eastern U.S. on Jan. 23rd, 2016.
Adam Jeffery | CNBC
New Yorkers help a car stuck in the snow as winter storm Jonas pummels the Eastern U.S. on Jan. 23rd, 2016.

The "Fast Money" traders on Friday debated which stocks stood to benefit the most, as temperatures drop around the country.

Cold weather can help companies like Burlington Stores, pushing them into the top tier of expected same-store-sales-growth range when they report earnings, said Trader David Seaburg. He said that Gap and Wal-Mart are other interesting stocks in the sector, as they too may benefit from a cold winter.

Trader Tim Seymour said that when the temperature outside drops quickly, people are more likely to stay inside, which would benefit a company like Amazon.

Yet trader Steve Grasso said he's more interested in automotive retail and companies like O'Reilly Automotive, Advanced Auto Parts and Autozone. He explained that once snow hits, people need plows and other winter gear.


Disclosures:

TIM SEYMOUR

Tim Seymour is long ABX, APC, AVP, BAC, BBRY, C, CLF, CVX, DO, DVYE, EDC, EWN, EWZ, F, FB, FCX, FXI, GM, GOOGL, GE, INTC, LQD,MCD, MUR, OIH, PG, RACE, RAI, RH, RL, SINA, SQ,T, TWTR, VALE, VZ, XOM, short: EEM, SPY, XRT. His firm is long ABX, BABA, BIDU, CBD, CLF, EEM, EWZ, F, KO, MCD, MPEL, NKE, PEP, PF, TCEHY, SAVE, SBUX, SINA, VALE, VIAB, WMT, WEN, X, YHOO, short EWG, HYG, IWM

DAVID SEABURG

Opinions expressed by David Seaburg are solely his own and do not reflect the views and opinions of Cowen Group, Inc. David Seaburg and Cowen have a financial interest in EDIT. Diamond Offshore: an employee of Cowen and Company, LLC serves on the Board of Directors of Diamond Offshore. EXPE, VA – Not Approved.

STEVE GRASSO

Steve Grasso is long: BA, CC, CHK, EEM, EVGN, GDX, KBH, MJNA, MON, MU, OLN, PFE, PHM, SPY, T, TWTR. His children own: EFA, EFG, EWJ, IJR, SPY. No shorts. Grasso's firm is long: VIRT, AGN, BIIB, REGN, SPY, WDR, FCX, ICE, KDUS, MAT, MJNA, NE, OLN, RIG, TAXI, TITXF, WDR, ZNGA, CUBA, HSPO, ICE, MJNA, TITX.

GUY ADAMI

Guy Adami is long CELG, EXAS, GDX, INTC. Adami's wife, Linda Snow, works at Merck.