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Pops & Drops: First Solar, Macy's...

Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of First Solar and Comcast popped while Macy’s and UnitedHealth dropped.

POPS (stocks that jumped higher)

First Solar (FSLR) popped 8%. Collins Stewart upgraded the stock to buy from hold citing better supply/ demand balance. - Also the President was talking about green energy, adds Pete Najarian.

Intel (INTC) popped 7%. Analysts turned bullish on the entire chip sector citing better outlooks and management reassurances. - There were great comments from the Intel CEO, adds Joe Terranova.

Regional Bank ETF (KRE) popped 3%. Credit Suisse upgraded the sector to overweight from market weight and said loan-loss provisions are set to peak this quarter. - You have to be selective in the space, counsels Guy Adami. I like PNC.

Comcast (CMCSA) popped 8%. Investor clearly liked the deal this cable operator made with GE to take control of NBCU. - After so much speculation, the deal was finally done, says Pete Najarian. Giddyup!

Monsanto (MON) popped 5%. A Barron’s article suggested that the company had great profit potential and investors had wrongly overlooked this stock in favor of other names. - I think it hits resistance at 87, says Joe Terranova.

DROPS (stocks that slid lower)

Macy’s (M) dropped 6%. Weaker than expected same-store sales, sent investors elsewhere to do their shopping. - I'm disappointed, says Karen Finerman.

UnitedHealth (UNH) dropped 7%. Plans to slow Medicare spending by about 5 percent over the next decade remained part of health care overhaul after coming into question. - I would wait before getting into this stock, says Karen Finerman.

GameStop (GME) dropped 16%. Rival Walmart offered deals on popular video games leading up to the holidays. - I think the shorts lean on this stock again next week, says Guy Adami.




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Trader disclosure: On Dec. 4th, 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), (BTU), (C), (GS), (INTC), (MSFT), (NUE); Najarian Owns (AAPL) Calls; Najarian Owns (AMAT) Calls; Najarian Owns (BAC) Calls; Najarian Owns (DD) Calls; Najarian Owns (GE) Calls; Najarian Owns (INTC), Is Short (INTC) Calls; Najarian Owns (TXN), Is Short (TXN) Calls; Najarian Owns (HUN) Calls; Najarian Owns (CLF), Is Short (CLF) Calls; Najarian Owns (HUN) Calls; Finerman Owns (GGWPQ), (TBT); Finerman's Firm Owns (BAC) Preferred, (BAC), (BAC) Call Spread; Finerman Owns (BAC) Preferred, (BAC); Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (WFC) Preferred; Finerman's Firm Owns (M), (MSFT), (WMT), (CBY), (PLCE); Finerman's Firm Is Short (KFT), (IJR), (IWM), (SPY), (MDY), (USO), (UNG); Terranova Works For (VRTS); Terranova Is Chief Market Strategist Of Virtus Investment Partners, Ltd.

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