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Pops & Drops: Apple, Barrick Gold...

Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Apple and Toyota popped while Barrick Gold and Domino’s Pizza dropped.

POPS (stocks that jumped higher)

Apple (AAPL) popped 4%. Investors were bullish ahead of the company’s analyst meeting despite a downgrade from Calyon Securities. - I like Apple, says Pete Najarian.

Northern Trust (NTRS) popped 11%. The firm popped despite reports that the company paid millions to sponsor the Northern Trust Open in LA, a PGA event, and flew clients to party and dine at fancy resorts. - That's not good, says Tim Seymour.

Toyota Motor (TM) popped 8%. The world’s biggest automaker plans to reduce output and get back to basics. - I'm long a little TM, reveals Jeff Macke.

SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (XHB) popped 7%. Investors bid this ETF higher, perhaps thinking that a report, which said housing prices dropped at the fastest pace on record, could signal the bottom. - Home Depot is a large component of this ETF, explains Guy Adami.

H.J. Heinz (HNZ) popped 6%. The world’s largest ketchup maker reported third-quarter earnings that beat estimates and the company reiterated its full-year forecast. - Giddyup for this stock, exclaims Pete Najarian.

Royal Bank Of Scotland (RBS) popped 17%. The firm will insure billions of assets under a government insurance program aimed at capping banks’ losses and restoring lending. - If you're in this stock I would take profits, counsels Tim Seymour.

Marvell Entertainment (MVL) popped 15%. Fourth-quarter earnings soared on revenue from its film-making unit and publishing business. - I wouldn't get involved, says Jeff Macke.

Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) popped 6%. The emerging markets ETF popped today despite global economic concerns.


DROPS (stocks that slid lower)

Foster Wheeler (FWLT) dropped 20%. The oilfield services company dropped after reporting fourth-quarter sales and revenue that missed estimates, and it announced jobs cuts at its power unit. - Their backlog went down and that's no good, says Guy Adami.

Barrick Gold (ABX) dropped 11%. Credit Suisse cut its price target on this company to $41 from $45.

Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) dropped 5%. Fourth quarter earnings beat estimates but the company said the dollar will have a negative impact on its international returns.




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Trader disclosure: On Feb. 24th, 2009, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders; Najarian Owns (MSFT), (PALM); Najarian Owns (GE) Put Spread; Najarian Owns (FCX) & (FCX) Calls; Najarian Owns (GDX) & (GDX) Short Calls; Najarian Owns (HPQ) Calls; Najarian Owns (JPM) & (JPM) Calls; Najarian Owns (MS) & (MS) Short Calls; Najarian Owns (MOS) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (X) Put Spread; Seymour Owns (AAPL), (EEM), (MON), (BAC), (FXI), (VIP), (MS), (SSL) Seymour's Firm Owns (FCX), (COP); Adami Owns (AGU), (BTU), (C), (GS), (INTC), (MSFT), (NUE); Macke Owns (MS), (TM), (DIS); Terranova Owns (DIS), (FXC), (XBI), (KCE); Terranova Owns (AMGN) & (AMGN) Puts; Terranova Owns (IBM) Call Spread; Terraova Owns Nymex MACI Oil Futures