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Pops & Drops: Alpha Natural, Wyndham Worldwide...

Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Alpha Natural Resources and Wyndham Worldwide popped while Avis and Cephalon dropped.

POPS (stocks that jumped higher)

Aetna (AET) popped 3%. This and other health insurance stocks closed higher despite word from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that there will be a public option in the House healthcare bill. - It's a highly volatile area, reminds Pete Najarian.

Verisk Analytics (VRSK) popped 23%. On its first day of trading this company sold $1.88 billion in stock, in the largest US IPO in a year. - That's an exciting IPO, says Tim Seymour.

Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) popped 3%. Goldman Sachs raised its estimates on iron ore and coal prices due to demand out of China and tighter supplies. - I think there could be a scarcity for metallurgic coal, speculates Joe Terranova.

Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) popped 7%. Goldman increased its rating on the company to ‘buy’, citing an improved business model. - A lot of good things going on here, says Pete Najarian

ConocoPhillips (COP) popped 3%. The company announced plans to decrease its capital budget by about 12 percent in 2010, and also said it plans to divest $10 billion in assets in a bid to improve its financial position. - Despite market rumors I don't expect them to sell their stake in Lukoil, speculates Tim Seymour.

CVS Caremark (CVS) popped 3%. Bernstein issued positive comments about Q3 retail comps for this drugstore chain.

Lazard (LAZ) popped 2%. Technical indicators appear bullish for this stock as it nears a 52-week high.

DROPS (stocks that slid lower)

Avis Budget (CAR) dropped 6%. The rental car company announced plans to sell $250 million in debt. - I wouldn't own this stock, says Guy Adami.

Cephalon (CEPH) dropped 3%. Baird downgraded shares to "neutral" from "outperform" saying the stock may have difficulty achieving expectations considering strong sales of the company’s sleep aid Nuvigil have failed to boost the company's stock price.




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Trader disclosure: On October 7, 2009, 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), (C), (GS), (INTC), (MSFT), (NUE), BTU); Terranova Owns (NOV), (MOS), (JPM); Terranova Is Short (CCL); Terranova Is Short (WYNN); Terranova Is Short (GRMN); Terranova Owns Dec. Gold Futures; Terranova Owns March Sugar Futures; Terranova Owns Crude Futures; Seymour Owns (ACI), (AA), (STD), (BX), (BAC), (SBUX); Seymour Owns (RTP); Najarian Owns (C) Calls; Najarian Owns (BRCD) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (DFS) Calls; Najarian Owns (DELL) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (GE) Calls; Najarian Owns (JPM) & Short (JPM) Calls; Najarian Owns (HMY) Calls Spread; Najarian Owns (LAZ) & Short (LAZ) Calls & Long (LAZ) Put Spread; Najarian Owns (MSFT) And Is Short (MSFT) Calls; Najarian Owns (MYL) Calls; Najarian Owns (PLCM) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (TEVA); Najarian Owns (ORCL) & Short (ORCL) Calls; Najarian Owns (RIMM) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (WFC) Puts; Najarian Owns (YHOO) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (DFS) Calls

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