Burger King (BKC) popped 7%. The hamburger chain said profits rose 16% due to improved margins and other factors. - I prefer Yum or McDonald's, explains Pete Najarian.
Chico’s (CHS) popped 8%. The retailer reported second quarter profits more than doubled largely due to cost savings and strong sales. - I think this stock could go to $14, speculates Guy Adami.
Big Lots (BIG) popped 7%. The discounter beat on second quarter profits and forecast stronger than expected results going forward. - I think discount retailers should do well in this environment, says Steve Cortes.
Mastercard (MA) popped 2%. Jefferies initiated coverage of this stock with a ‘Buy” and a $240 price target. - Giddyup, says Pete Najarian.
Corinthian Colleges (COCO) popped 6%. The company reported higher than expected fourth quarter earnings and also gave a strong full year outlook. - I think it could go higher, says Guy Adami.
DROPS (stocks that slid lower)
Manitowoc (MTW) dropped 5%. Standard and Poor’s replaced this company from the S&P 500 with CareFusion. - That's too bad, says Joe Terranova.
Staples (SPLS) dropped 2%. The company reported second quarter profits fell 38% because of slumping sales. - The chart looks like a double top, says Joe Terranova.
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Trader disclosure: On Aug. 25th, 2009, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders: Terranova Owns (AMZN), (MSFT); Terranova Owns (CCL) Puts; Terranova Is Short (SHLD), (EES); Adami Owns (AGU), (C), (GS), (INTC), (BTU), (MSFT), (NUE); Cortes Owns (SPX), (GS); Cortes Is Short Nasdaq 100; Najarian Owns (BAC); Najarian Owns (BUCY) & Short (BUCY) Calls; Najarian Owns (C) Calls; Najarian Owns (FCX), Is Short (FCX) Calls, Owns (FCX) Puts; Najarian Owns (INTC) Calls; Najarian Owns (JPM) & Short (JPM) Calls; Najarian Owns (MS) And Is Short (MS) Calls; Najarian Owns (MSFT) And Is Short (MSFT) Calls; Najarian Owns (PALM) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (TEVA); Najarian Owns (V) & Short (V) Calls; Najarian Owns (YHOO) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (XHB) Call Spread