The stock market came back to life on Tuesday after investors responded positively to the Fed October minutes. The Dow closed up 51 points and the S&P 500 finished up 6 points. The crew at CNBC's "Fast Money" reviews the days events, as well as what the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday has in store for some sectors.
Pete Najarian had another great trading day and he now believes we're starting to find a smoothing bottom in the markets. The key for Najarian was how volatility never spiked as the financials fell. Jeff Macke thinks the price action on Tuesday could be signaling a near term bottom.
Oil Gobbling up Money
Crude oil is closing in on $100 as we near Thanksgiving. John Kilduff, an analyst at MF Global, joined the "Fast Money" crew to discuss his take on oil. Kilduff thinks that oil will trade to $100 in the next few days because of lack of liquidity in the markets. He predicts the top on crude could be in area of $108 to $110. Macke explained that crude at $100 is just a headline, but once it starts to show up at the gas pump we could have some serious problems for the consumer.
Adami maintains that oil will trade to $100 because traders want to see what the reaction to that price level will be. He favors
, which he feels is cheaper then
. Najarian says oil is going much higher then $100. Adami advises looking at refiners like
here. Finerman owns Tesoro and she is also looking at buying
Regional airlines are benefiting from the delays and congestion at larger airports.
Phil LeBeau remarks that consumers are sick of flying into congested airports. The new trend is for consumers to fly into secondary airports to avoid the hassle. LeBeau mentioned that airlines like
( MEH) and
are benefiting from this trend.
Adami counters that the way to play this trend is to buy the private jet makers like
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The "Fast Money" crew gave out the best defensive stocks to play when the market is experiencing extreme volatility. Najarian likes
( DNA) and
. However, Finerman would get defensive with names like
( KFT) and
( KFT). Adami also recommends Altria,
Procter & Gamble
. Macke says to play volatility simply sell the pops and buy the drops.
Word on the Street
surprises the market after reporting a 4.4% fall in profits. Finerman would like to own Target at some point, but Macke wouldn't play Target one way or the other.
Whole Foods Market
( WFMI) reported a decline in fourth-quarter profits, but sales top Wall Street estimates. Macke warns that Whole Foods Market is fighting an uphill battle and the company could see some tough competition from competitor
. Najarian thinks Whole Foods Market will pop after the company announced an increase in their dividend.
trades up 4% after Credit Suisse raised their price target to $900. Najarian believes names like
Research In Motion
( RIMM), Google and
are starting to show strength again. He would look to get back into these stocks around these levels. Adami prefers
and he thinks the stock is heading to the $40s by next year. Macke also likes Microsoft and Finerman owns Microsoft in her hedge fund.
Scientists made a breakthrough discovery Tuesday after they found a way to create embryonic stem cells without having to make or destroy embryos. Najarian says it's too early to trade this headline, but he would keep an eye on
Pops & Drops
Barnes & Noble
traded up 13% after reporting higher internet sales. Macke would take the opportunity to sell the pop on BKS.
traded up 4% after UBS upgraded the stock. Adami prefers
( KFT) traded up 2%. Finerman doesn't know why it was popping and she feels something might be up.
traded up 1%. Najarian predicts it will be up again Wednesday.
fell 7% after reporting a 9% decline in profits. Finerman would stay away even though the stock is getting cheap on valuation.
fell 7% as speculation of a takeover on Monday brought out profit taking on Tuesday. Macke suggests buying it at $40.
fell 12% after the company issued weaker guidance for the fourth-quarter. Adami would rather buy
fell 9%. Even at these prices, Finerman still wouldn't be long HOV.
fell 4% after the video game maker missed analyst estimates. Macke recommends buying the dips.
fell 2% after missing estimates. Adami mentioned there's M&A talk about Saks.
The team lays their best trade ideas out for consumption.
- Macke likes the price action in Microsoft (MSFT) - Get Microsoft Corporation Report.
- Adami recommends Freeport McMorRan (FCX) - Get Freeport-McMoRan Inc. Report.
- Finerman advises investors to short commercial real estate with the iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate ETF (IYR) - Get iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF Report.
- Najarian would purchase Pulte Homes (PHM) - Get PulteGroup Inc. Report for a short term buy.
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