Monsanto (MON) popped 3%. Wednesday’s rising corn and wheat futures spiked shares of the seed company. – It was a little bit of a relief rally, says Pete Najarian.
DaVita (DVA) popped 3%. A 6% jump in daily kidney dialysis treatments led to a 14% increase in profits. – Good for them, says Karen Finerman.
Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) popped 19%. Score another win for casual dining stocks: earnings up 18%, comps up 4% and revenues up 22%. – Casual dining is back baby, exclaims Jeff Macke.
Ingersoll-Rand (IR) popped 4%. Profits were 35% higher at the refrigeration equipment company, as European and Indian demand offset a domestic slowdown. – I like this name, says Guy Adami.
BioMarin Pharmaceuticals (BMRN) popped 8%. A 51% increase in sales of the biotech's enzyme-replacement drug helped BioMarin swing to a profit. – Keep this one on your radar, counsels Pete Najarian.
Jones Apparel Group (JNY) popped 6%. The company behind the Anne Klein and Nine West brands said net income was off 59% but shares rallied from their lows. – Don’t buy the rallies in the apparel business, counsels Jeff Macke.
Dreamworks Animation (DWA) popped 9%. Box office from "Bee Movie" and DVD sales from "Shrek the Third" led Dreamworks to a 69% increase in profits. – I like those movies, says Guy Adami.
Align Technology (ALGN) popped 19%. The maker of "Invisalign" dental braces posted a profit that was twice as high as analysts had expected.
Professional Sign Spinning. A TV commercial for CNBC.com’s Million Dollar Portfolio Challengeis calling attention to the unheralded art of "sign spinning." The young man in the ad is a "spinstructor" from A-Arrow Advertising, the company that made the sign.
DROPS (stocks that slid lower)
Time Warner (TWX) dropped 3%. In addition to posting a 36% plunge in profits, the entertainment conglomerate said it would spin-off the rest of its cable-TV business. – It’s a selling opportunity, says Jeff Macke.
Colgate Palmolive (CL) dropped 7%. The maker of Speed Stick and Irish Spring moved lower on margin concerns. – I’m not excited about this stock, says Guy Adami.
Garmin (GRMN) dropped 12%. Price wars with competitor Tom-Tom led to disappointing profits at the GPS navigation firm. – The pricing pressures are really tough, says Karen Finerman.
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Trader disclosure: On Apr. 30, 2008, 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 (MSFT), (INTC); Pete Najarian Owns (AAPL), (NOK), (TSO), (XLF), (YHOO); Pete Najarian Owns (C) Calls, (CHK) Calls, (MSFT) Calls, (POT) Calls, (SBUX) Calls, (GA) Calls; Finerman Owns (GS); Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (HD), (KALU); Finerman's Firm Owns (MSFT), (SBUX), (TSO), (VLO), (DVA), (SUN); Finerman's Firm Owns (YHOO) And (YHOO) Call Spreads; Finerman's Firm Owns S&P 500 Puts; Finerman's Firm Owns (C) Leaps, Finerman Owns (C); Finerman's Firm Is Short (IYR), (MDY), (SPY), (IJR), (IWM); Seygem Asset Management Owns (ITU), (NIHD)