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Pops & Drops: 3M, Potash...

Following are moves you might have missed. Find out why shares of 3M and Potash popped while HSBC and Salesforce? dropped.

POPS (stocks that jumped higher)

3M (MMM) popped 2%. And article in Barron’s said shares of the company are about to hit a sweet spot, thanks to a blizzard of new products and the rising popularity of 3M’s wares outside the U.S.

Potash (POT) popped 2%. Gleacher upgraded the fertilizer company to ‘Buy’ from ‘Neutral’ citing strong industry fundamentals. - I think valuations are still cheap, says Tim Seymour.

Nucor Steel (NUE) popped 2%. Analysts at Argus initiated coverage on this stock with a ‘Buy’ and a $57 price target.

DROPS (stocks that slid lower)

First Solar (FSLR) dropped 5%. - UBS downgraded shares to 'Neutral' from 'Buy' - I think the space is a stay away, says Brian Kelly.

HSBC Holdings (HBC) dropped 5%. The company posted full-year earnings that missed analyst estimates and said it would reduce its profitability target. - I'm a buyer at $53.50, says Guy Adami.

Salesforce (CRM) dropped 7%.A Wall Street Journal article said “when you follow the numbers the picture isn't as good as it should be.” - Technically it looks like the stock is breaking down, says Joe Terranova,




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Trader disclosure: On Feb 28, 2011, 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); Seymour owns (BAC); Seymour owns (F); Seymour owns (FXI); Seymour owns (GE); Seymour owns (POT); Seymour's firm owns (TTM); Adami Owns (AGU); Adami Owns (C); Adami Owns (GS); Adami Owns (INTC); Adami Owns (MSFT); Adami Owns (NUE); Adami Owns (BTU); Adami's wife works for (MRK); Finerman's Firm Is Short (IWM); Finerman's Firm Is Short (SPY); Finerman's Firm Is Short (MDY); Finerman's firm is short (XRT); Finerman's firm is short (IJR); Finerman's Firm Is Long S&P Puts; Finerman's Firm Is Long Russell 2000 Puts; Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (AAPL); Finerman's Firm Owns (BAC) Leap, Finerman Owns (BAC); Finerman's Firm Owns (BBY); Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (BP); Finerman owns (C); Finerman Owns (GOOG); Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (HPQ); Finerman's Firm Owns (IBM); Finerman's Firm Owns (JPM), (JPM) Leap; Finerman Owns (JPM); Finerman's firm owns (M); Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (MSFT); Finerman's firm owns (TGT); Finerman's Firm Owns (WMT); Terranova owns (VRTS); Terranova owns (C); Terranova owns (UPL); Terranova owns (ABT); Terranova owns (MS); Terranova owns (PBR); Terranova owns (BAX); Terranova owns (TEVA); Terranova owns (CVI); Terranova owns (RSX); Terranova owns (SU); Terranova owns (CNQ)

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