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Pops & Drops: McDonald's, Dell...

Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of McDonald's and Dell popped while DryShips and Citigroup dropped.

POPS (stocks that jumped higher)

Archer Daniels (ADM) popped 15%. The firm declared a cash dividend delighting shareholders. – I think the ag space is still alive, says Tim Seymour.

McDonald's (MCD) popped 1%. Ronald and company posted an 8.2% gain in global sales. – I like to buy stocks that go up and I own this one, says Jeff Macke.

Dell (DELL) popped 6%. Although the computer maker said it wouldn't launch its music player before the Holidays, its stock rallied on the coattails of Intel’s technical turnaround. – I can’t understand why Goldman put it on the Conviction Sell List, says Karen Finerman. That makes no sense.

Gilead Sciences (GILD) popped 5%. The company reiterated its 2008 revenue forecast.

DROPS (stocks that slid lower)

DryShips (DRYS) dropped 17%. This shipping company along with the rest of the sector slipped on fear of a prolonged global slowdown. – I think there will be a time to buy but it’s not now, says Karen Finerman.

Citigroup (C) dropped 19%. Although the company plans to cut at least 10,000 jobs investors don’t think it will be enough to boost the bottom line. – Kudos to Oppenheimer strategist Meredith Whitney, she called these levels, says Guy Adami.

Morgan Stanley (MS) dropped 25%. Fox-Pitt Kelton warned the investment bank could post a fourth-quarter loss of 6 cents a share. – I think it goes lower still, says Jeff Macke.

Talbots (TLB) dropped 46%. The apparel maker reported sales figures that left investors somewhere between awful and I feel sick. – That’s not good, sighs Karen Finerman.

Bank Of America (BAC) dropped 20%. The firm assumed $16 billion in Countrywide debt and New York’s Attorney General subpoenaed their executive pay data. – None of the traders would go near it.

Peabody Energy (BTU) dropped 8%. Despite a strong show on Thursday this energy name followed the movement in the price of coal. – I think coal has started to bottom, says Tim Seymour.

CBS (CBS) dropped 19%. The media company dropped despite maintaining its quarterly dividend and reaffirming guidance.





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Trader disclosure: On Nov. 14, 2008, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders; Adami Owns (AGU), (BTU), (C), (GS), (INTC), (MSFT), (NUE); Macke Is Short (TM); Macke Owns (MSFT), (UUP), (MGM), (WMT), (MCD); Finerman's Firm Owns (MSFT); Finerman's Firm Is Short (IYR), (IJR), (MDY), (SPY), (USO), (BBT), (GNK), (COF); Seymour Owns (AAPL), (BAC), (EEM), (F), (FXI)