New York Times (NYT) popped 12%. The grey lady turned green as higher circulation and ad revenues lifted profits. – There’s nothing to see here, says Jeff Macke. Move along!
Goldman Sachs (GS) popped 8%. The venerable investment bank outperformed its competitors this week. This is cream rising to the top, says Karen Finerman.
DeVry (DV) popped 47%. Shareholders sent for-profit education company DeVry to the head of the class. – DeVry received 4 upgrades, explains Guy Adami.
Deckers Outdoor (DECK) popped 34%. The maker of Uggs boots saw a nearly 60% increase in profits thanks to explosive sales of the popular footwear. – Jeff Macke says don’t bet against this company.
Baidu.com (BIDU) popped 12%. The Chinese "Google" outpaced the gains of the "real Google" this week, after profit more than doubled. It stole market share from Yahoo. – Pete Najarian says the stock is working.
Macy's (M) popped 9%. The department store hit a stride this week and climbed each day of the week. – Karen Finerman is impressed.
Black and Decker (BDK) popped 18%. The nation's largest power tool maker jumped after international growth helped offset sluggish U.S. sales. – Jeff Macke likes their overseas exposure.
Monster Worldwide (MNST) popped 12%. Monster made monster gains as the job website clobbered profit expectations, and raised its share buyback by $100 million. – Guy Adami thinks it has room to grow.
DROPS: (stocks that slid lower)
Schering Plough (SGP) dropped 7%. Shares of Schering Plough didn't fare well, falling short on both sales and profit estimates. – Pete Najarian thinks the company has a weak pipeline.
WellCare Health Plans (WCG) dropped 73%. The company, which manages certain Medicaid programs for the government, continued its freefall after the FBI raided their offices. “Don’t catch a falling knife,” says Karen Finerman.
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company (WWY) dropped 10%. The maker of Big Red, Altoids, & Orbit gum was chewed up, after lower North American sales led to lower-than-expected profits.- Pete Najarian says the stock was already up 30% on the year and the drop is profit taking.
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Trader disclosure: On Oct 26, 2007, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders; Macke Owns (ATVI), (INTC), (YHOO), (EMC); Najarian Owns (GOOG), (BHI), (C), (DISH), (HAL), (YHOO), Najarian Owns (SNDK) Calls; Najarian Owns (MSFT) Puts; Finerman Owns (C); Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (GS), (KFT), (MSFT), Finerman's Firm Is Short (MER) And Owns (MER) Puts; Finerman's Firm Owns (MO), (NVT), (TWX), (YHOO), (BIIB); Finerman's Firm Owns S&P 500 Puts; Finerman's Firm Owns Russell 2000 Puts; Finerman's Firm Owns (BEAS) And (BEAS) Options