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Stocks On The Move: Hess, U.S. Steel...

Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Hess (HES) and U.S. Steel (X) popped while The Gap (GPS) and NetSuite (N) dropped.

POPS (stocks that jumped higher)

Hess (HES) popped 2%. The integrated oil name rose as crude climbed into the mid-$90s.

U.S. Steel (X) popped 4%. Shares of symbol "X" still surged thanks to last week's speculation that China may raise export tariffs on steel products. – Guy Adami thinks it’s a takeover target.

Joy Global (JOYG) popped 4%. Analysts can hardly keep ahead of this mining equipment name. After UBS raised their price target to $68 last week, shares of Joy Global hit $67.50 Wednesday. – Guy Adami likes JOYG, but adds it’s very volatile.

Solarfun (SOLF) popped 8%. Increasing crude prices sent the red hot solar sector on a tear again. – Pete Najarian says solar stocks could fall dramatically in the beginning in ’08.

Agrium (AGU) popped 4%. The fertilizer producer added to its near-20% gain in just 5 trading days.

DROPS (stocks that slid lower)

The Gap (GPS) dropped 2%. The nation's largest specialty retailer became another victim of Wednesday's “Santa Slaughter”. - Buy the dip recommends Jeff Macke.

NetSuite (N) dropped 7%. Larry Ellison's new software company pulled back a bit after rising almost 40% after its IPO last Thursday. – I own this stock and think in the long-run it will go higher, says Pete Najarian.

Radio Shack (RSH) dropped 4%. The electronics retailer was hit hard by lower Christmas sales.

Paris Hilton. The Hilton family patriarch, Barron Hilton, will pass on the $1.2 billion windfall from the sale of Hilton Hotels to the family's philanthropic foundation, and not to Paris, according to Fortune magazine.

Big Lots (BIG) dropped 6%. This wholesaler was dragged lower with the rest of retail. – Stay away, says Karen Finerman.

Family Dollar (FDO) dropped 4%. Bear Stearns Chief Investment Officer said that low-end retailers like Family Dollar will underperform department stores in 2008. – I think it will probably go lower, says Guy Adami.

Men's Warehouse (MW) drops 6%. Wednesday’s retail rout claimed another casualty. – Who’s buying formal wear in a tough economy? Walk away, says Jeff Macke.

Office Depot (ODP) dropped 3%. After jumping 7% on Christmas Eve, the office supply chain pulled back some Wednesday. – I think this stock is getting interesting, says Karen Finerman.

Saddam's Yacht. The 269-foot Ocean Breeze is being offered by a British brokerage for $34 million. Features include:
- A secret passageway from stem to stern that would have allowed Saddam to flee to an escape mini-submarine if the yacht were attacked,
- Bulletproof glass throughout
- A helicopter pad
- Storage space for surface-to-air missiles and heavy machine guns.
- A closed-circuit TV and security system

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Trader disclosure: On Dec. 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 (YHOO), (ATVI), (DIS); Pete Najarian Owns (C), (MS), (N), (ANR); Pete Najarian Owns (HAL) Options, (MSFT) Options, (TGT) Options, (YHOO) Options; Finerman's Firm Owns (VLO), (WMT), (YHOO), (SUN), (GS), (PLCE), (SKS); Finerman's Firm Is Short (IJR), (MDY), (IWM), (SPY), (SPG), (TCO), (IYR); Finerman's Firm Is Short (LEH) And Owns (LEH) Puts; Finerman's Firm Owns (MBI) Puts; Finerman's Firm Owns (MSFT) Options; Finerman's Firm Owns Russell 2000 Puts; Finerman's Firm Owns S&P 500 Puts