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Calls of the Day – January 13th

Find out what top analysts are saying about Mastercard, Merck and more. How should you be positioned, now?

Time Warner Cable

Bernstein issued a bullish note on Time Warner Cable saying the company may rise 30 percent over the next year as the economy recovers and price increases improve earnings.

Analyst Craig Moffett rates Time Warner Cable as “Outperform” with a price target of $60.

Stock: Time Warner Cable
Call: Price target raise to $60
Firm: Sanford Bernstein
Why: Cash Position

In the space I like Cablevision better, says Guy Adami.

I'm bullish on DTV, adds Joe Terranova.

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Mastercard

Morgan Stanley initiated coverage of MasterCard (MA) as well as rival Visa (V) with ‘Overweight’ ratings and a $350 target and $120 target, respectively citing attractive valuations.

Stock: Mastercard
Call: $350 price target
Firm: Morgan Stanley
Why: valuation, margin growth







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Merck

Credit Suisse upgraded shares of Merck on Wednesday, saying the stock could rise as Wall Street takes a closer look at the products the drug maker is developing.

Catherine Arnold upgraded the shares to "Outperform" from "Neutral," and raised her price target to $47 per share.

Stock: Merck
Call: Upgrade to 'outperform'
Firm: Credit suisse
Why: Product pipeline

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Trader disclosure: On January 13th, 2010, 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); Finerman's Firm Is Short (IJR), (IWM), (MDY), (SPY), (TLT), (UNG), (USO); Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (GOOG); Finerman Owns (JPM) Calls; Finerman's Firm Owns (BAC) Preferred, (BAC), (BAC) Call Spread; Finerman Owns (BAC) Preferred, (BAC); Finerman Owns (AAPL), (BDX), (BSX); Finerman's Firm Owns (WFC) Preferred; Seymour Owns (AAPL), (AA), (BAC), (FXI), (INTC), (MSFT); Terranova Is Short (AGU), (CMA), (JCI), (CAL), (ESS), (ICE); Terranova Owns (QCOM), (MSFT), (JPM), (FCX), (EMC), (FTO), (XOM), (BAC); Terranova Owns (XHB) March Puts; Terranova Is Long March British Pound Futures; Terranova Is Long Copper Backwardation: Long May 2010 Futures, Short July 2010 Futures

For Joe Terranova
Terranova Works For (VRTS)
Terranova Is Chief Market Strategist Of Virtus Investment Partners, Ltd.
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (CLB)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (DLR)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (EXR)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (IGE)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLY)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (DBV)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (UA)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLB)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLI)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (SKT)

For Steve Cortes
Cortes Owns 5 Year Note Futures

For Jon Najarian
Jon Najarian Owned (MON) Calls Today