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Stocks On The Move: CDC Corp, U.S. Steel

Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of CDC Corp and U.S. Steel (X) popped while KB Home (KBH) and Mattel (MAT) dropped.

POPS (stocks that jumped higher)

CDC Corp. (CHINA) popped 23%. Directors, executives, and other insiders bought almost 500,000 shares of this online media company, which runs the website China.com. – Pete Najarian likes this company.

U.S. Steel (X) popped 2%. Last week's speculation that China may raise its steel export tariffs kept symbol "X" running higher. – Guy Adami says this stock is a buy.

Global Payments (GPN) popped 5%. This money transfer and electronic transaction firm finished higher for no clear reason. – Pete Najarian says take a closer look.

Amazon (AMZN) popped 4%. The online retailer said it had its best holiday season ever. – Don’t short this stock, Jeff Macke says.

DSW Inc. (DSW) popped 9%. Jay Schottenstein, Chairman of American Eagle, said Friday that he holds a 14% stake in footwear retailer DSW. – I own it says Karen Finerman.

Checkpoint Systems (CKP) popped 13%. This maker of anti-theft tags for retail stores named a new CEO and forecast 2008 earnings that beat analysts' estimates.

NetSuite (N) popped 8%. After a monster IPO debut last week, Larry Ellison's new software company pulled back on Wednesday, only to rally on Friday. – Pete Najarian says take profits and wait for the next pullback.

DROPS (stocks that slid lower)

KB Home (KBH) dropped 9%. Government data showed that sales of new homes fell to a 12-year low in November - weighing on homebuilders such as KBH. – It’s a lousy company says Guy Adami.

Mattel (MAT) dropped 7%. Evidently, there were fewer toys under the Christmas tree this year, as Mattel touched a new 52-week low. – This stock is a sell, says Jeff Macke.

Sleep. Scientists might have found a drug that will eliminate sleepiness. A nasal spray, containing a brain hormone called "orexin" reversed the effects of sleep deprivation in monkeys.

The Gap (GPS) dropped 3%. Weak holiday sales were compounded by Friday’s recall of 16,000 boys winter jackets because a piece attached to waist drawstring poses an “entrapment hazard to children.” – How do you know when a drawstring is an entrapment hazard, asks Erin Burnett.

Simon Property Group (SPG) dropped 5%. You might remember on Wednesday, Karen Finerman told us that she expected commercial real estate to headed south. – Stay short, says Karen Finerman.

Jessica Alba. The actress dropped off the market, now that she's engaged to longtime boyfriend and "baby daddy" Cash Warren.


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Trader disclosure: On Dec. 27, 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), (INTC), (HAS), (ATVI); Najarian Owns (CSCO), (C), (MS), (MSFT), (TGT); Najarian Owns (AAPL) Options, (WM) Options, (YHOO) Options; Finerman Owns (GS); Finerman's Firm Owns (WMT), (YHOO), (CLWR), (DSW), (AEO); Finerman's Firm Owns (MDY) Puts And Is Short (MDY); Finerman's Firm Is Short (IYR), (IJR), (SPY), (IWM), (SPG), (TCO); Finerman's Firm Is Short (LEH) And Owns (LEH) Puts; Finerman's Firm Owns S&P 500 Puts; Finerman's Firm Owns Russell 2000 Puts; Finerman's Firm Owns (MSFT) Options