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Pops & Drops: BNP Paribas, Whole Foods...

Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of BNP Paribas and Whole Foods popped while Mechel dropped.

POPS (stocks that jumped higher)

BNP Paribas (BNP) popped 4%. France’s largest bank forecast a drop in bad debt charges and was upbeat on its prospects for 2010. - I think they get stronger, says Tim Seymour.

Whole Foods (WFMI) popped 13%. The grocer reported a 70% jump in profits, beating estimates. - I'd just stay away, counsels Karen Finerman.

La-Z-Boy (LZB) popped 11%. Strong demand from its upholstery business helped this furniture maker deliver better than expected results. - I'd be a seller, but it's purely a technical trade, says Steve Grasso.

Coinstar (CSTR) popped 5%. The maker of Redbox DVD kiosks inked a deal with Warner Bros to distribute new releases 4 weeks after their general release. - I'd be long with a $27 stop, says Joe Terranova.

Ingersoll-Rand (IR) popped 2%. The equipment maker traded higher, despite word that Warren Buffett had reduced his position.

Health Care (XLV) popped 1%. Health care names were broadly higher on Wednesday as money rotated out of commodities.

Sprint (S) popped 3%. The stock closed higher for no clear reason; perhaps investors found developments at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona bullish.

DROPS (stocks that slid lower)

Mechel (MTL) dropped 2%. This maker of steel traded lower as the dollar traded higher.




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Trader disclosure: On February 17th, 2010, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders; Seymour Owns (AAPL), (BAC), (INTC), (LVS), (MPEL), (AAPL), (BAC), (INTC), (MSFT), (CHL); Terranova Owns (JPM) (AAPL), (GOOG), (RIMM), (JPM), (QCOM), (IBM), (MSFT), (DELL), (EMC), (PALM), Crude Oil Futures; Terranova Is Long Dec. 2010 Oil Futures; Terranova Is Long Dec. 2011 Oil Futures; Grasso Owns (ABK), (AAPL), (ASTM), (BAC), (BGP), (C), (COST), (CSCO), (FAZ), (PFE), (PRST), (WMT), (V); Kelly Owns (ELX) Calls; Kelly Owns (QLGC) Calls; Finerman's Firm Is Short (IJR), (SPY), (MDY), (IWM), (SPY), (USO); Finerman's Firm Is Short SPX Puts; Finerman Owns (AAPL); Finerman's Firm Owns (BAC), (BAC) Leaps; Finerman Owns (BAC) Preferred, (BAC); Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (GOOG); Fimeran's Firm Owns (IBM), (TGT); Finerman's Firm And Fnerman Own (WFC) Preferred; Finerman's Firm Owns (BDX); Finerman's Firm Owns (BSX); Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (GGWPQ); Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (JPM); Finerman's Firm Owns (WMT)

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 (XLP)
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 Grasso
Stuart Frankel & Co. Inc And Its Partners Own (AIZ)
Stuart Frankel & Co. Inc And Its Partners Own (ABX)
Stuart Frankel & Co. Inc And Its Partners Own (CUBA)
Stuart Frankel & Co. Inc And Its Partners Own (GERN)
Stuart Frankel & Co. Inc And Its Partners Own (GLG)
Stuart Frankel & Co. Inc And Its Partners Own (HSPO)
Stuart Frankel & Co. Inc And Its Partners Own (NWS.A)
Stuart Frankel & Co. Inc And Its Partners Own (NXST)
Stuart Frankel & Co. Inc And Its Partners Own (NYX)
Stuart Frankel & Co. Inc And Its Partners Own (PDE)
Stuart Frankel & Co. Inc And Its Partners Own (PRST)
Stuart Frankel & Co. Inc And Its Partners Own (RDC)
Stuart Frankel & Co. Inc And Its Partners Own (ROK)
Stuart Frankel & Co. Inc And Its Partners Own (TLM)
Stuart Frankel & Co. Inc And Its Partners Own (TOL)
Stuart Frankel & Co. Inc And Its Partners Own (XRX)
Stuart Frankel & Co. Inc And Its Partners Own (SDS)
Stuart Frankel & Co. Inc And Its Partners Are Short (QQQQ)
Stuart Frankel & Co. Inc And Its Partners Are Short (CL)

For Brian Kelly
Kanundrum Capital Owns (BRCM)
Kanundrum Capital Owns (ELX)
Kanundrum Capital Owns (QLGC)
Kanundrum Capital Owns (QCOM)
Kanundrum Capital Owns (VMW)
Kanundrum Capital Owns (HOV), (PHM), (TOL), (C), (JPM), (EWP), (NBG)
Kanundrum Capital Is Long USDJPY, USDCHF, USDSGD
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (EWY), (TAO), (FCX), Copper

For Bill Fleckenstein
Fleckenstein Owns Gold