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Pops & Drops: Freeport-McMoRan, Hershey...

Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Freeport-McMoRan and Kimberley-Clark popped while Hershey and Ericsson dropped.

POPS (stocks that jumped higher)

Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) popped 4%. Deutsche upgraded the firm to ‘buy’ from ‘hold’ and the company beat the Street on earnings yesterday. - I think it gets to $95, says Joe Terranova.

Kimberley-Clark (KMB) popped 6%. The company reported blowout earnings on cost-cuts and increased demand for face masks to protect against the H1N1 flu virus. - Interesting, says Karen Finerman.

3M (MMM) popped 3%. The company reported stronger-than-expected earnings and raised its full-year forecast, encouraged by strong demand for consumer electronics and for its respiratory masks. Much like Kimberly-Clark, the 3M masks were also snapped up by people afraid of the swine flu virus.

Dow Chemical (DOW) popped 4%. The company reported profits soared 86% due to slow, steady, demand growth, particularly in electronics, plastics and coatings.

The New York Times (NYT) popped 22%. CEO Janet Robinson said print ad trends since the end of September have "improved modestly," while digital ads got more of a boost. Her comments echoed upbeat remarks this week from Gannett CEO Craig Dubow, who said "revenue trends are moving in the right direction."

DROPS (stocks that slid lower)

Hershey (HSY) dropped 3%. Although profit beat estimates, the company said sales slipped and it expects the economic environment for consumers to remain challenging. - I think this drop is an opportunity, says Pete Najarian.

Ericsson (ERIC) dropped 4%. The company missed forecasts due to a drop in third-quarter sales and would not say when things might improve. - No good, says Tim Seymour.




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