'Fast Money' Recap: Lost on Lehman - TheStreet

Dylan Ratigan hosted CNBC's "Fast Money" Wednesday night. He kicked the show off with a discussion about Lehman Brothers( LEH). Karen Finerman said the most surprising thing about the conference call from Lehman toady was that the company gave the market no clarity. She said the company gave out no details on its real estate portfolio. "Lehman has no plan, and it can't raise funds," added Jeff Macke.

Guy Adami explained that Lehman is trading on fundamentals and that's why it goes lower. Pete Najarian told viewers to take a look at

Goldman Sachs

(GS) - Get Report

, because everyone on the Street is cutting estimates. He feels the stock could be in trouble here ahead of earnings next Tuesday.

Next, Ratigan asked the traders for their thoughts on

Washington Mutual

(WM) - Get Report

. Finerman explained that WaMu's debt is trading for 50 cents on the dollar, and that tells you there's real fear in the market about this company.

Ratigan moved the conversation into the energy sector. Adami pointed out that

Baker Hughes

(BHI)

is now trading at 9 times forward earnings and trades near a 52-week low. He also likes

Schlumberger

(SLB) - Get Report

which he mentioned is trading at trough valuations. "I think you will wish you owned these stocks come December," he said.

Adami mentioned that

FedEx

(FDX) - Get Report

raised its first-quarter guidance but said he wouldn't buy the stock here. Najarian told viewers to look at the rails if they want to play transportation. He said UBS upgraded

Burlington Northern

( BNI) and

Norfolk Southern

(NSC) - Get Report

today.

Meanwhile, in the Lab

Ratigan switched gears and moved the discussion to the biotechnology sector. Najarian said it's very odd that

ImClone Systems

(IMCL)

wouldn't disclose who offered it $70 a share to take over the company. Adami said

Celgene

(CELG) - Get Report

is cheap at these levels. Finerman mentioned that she is long

Genentech

( DNA). Najarian said he noticed heavy call options trading on Genentech today.

Ratigan moved the talk toward the technology sector. Macke said

Research In Motion

( RIMM) looks fine. Adami expressed concerns over the rally in

Texas Instruments

(TXN) - Get Report

. He said the run higher in TXN was disappointing when you consider the quality of the news.

The "Chart of the Day" was

Google

(GOOG) - Get Report

. Najarian explained that the chart for Google is broken and said there is no need to get in front of this southbound train.

Najarian highlighted heavy options action in

Kroger

(KR) - Get Report

. He said 22,000 calls traded on the stock today with 11,000 trading on the September 30 calls. He believes the stock is heading higher.

Back to the Banks

Bill Fleckenstein of Fleckenstein Capital joined the traders to discuss the financial stocks. He thinks Lehman Brothers is still in trouble, but an even bigger problem might be with Washington Mutual. "If I was going to short anything financial right now it would be credit card companies like

Capital One

(COF) - Get Report

," he added.

He saidthe big problem right now is that we have a recession that's going to get worse, and things won't get better until people realize this. Fleckenstein said he sees more downside for some technology stocks like Research In Motion. "The new flip-phone is no big thing," he added.

Financial Winners

The traders discussed some winners in the beaten-up financial sector. Adami says

Jefferies

(JEF) - Get Report

,

Knight Capital

(NITE)

and

Raymond James

(RJF) - Get Report

will be the winners. Macke said to stick with

Ameritrade

(AMTD) - Get Report

. Najarian recommended Ameritrade,

Morgan Stanley

(MS) - Get Report

and

U.S. Bancorp

(USB) - Get Report

. Finerman said she still likes Goldman Sachs.

Lower Energy Trade

The crew looked at some ways to trade falling oil and gasoline prices. Macke says

Las Vegas Sands

(LVS) - Get Report

could be a buy on the dip with prices at the pump going lower.

Najarian explained that

Target

(TGT) - Get Report

and

Kohl's

(KSS) - Get Report

have been trading with the movements in crude oil. He likes

Wal-Mart

(WMT) - Get Report

,

Costco

(COST) - Get Report

and

Macy's

(M) - Get Report

if oil can crack through $100. Finerman mentioned she is short Kohl's here because the stock has made a huge run.

Adami said look to buy

Gap

(GPS) - Get Report

around $17. He also likes

Urban Outfitters

(URBN) - Get Report

for its high short interest.

Gold Lows

The traders discussed the gold trade with Jeffrey Christian of the CPM Group. Christian said in the physical market he sees net buyers, but traders are selling in the paper markets for futures and options. He thinks investors will continue to look to diversify their portfolios into the euro and gold. He believes the gold chart isn't broken and is bouncing off the upward trendline around 770-780 per ounce.

Trader Radar

Shares of

Whirlpool

(WHR) - Get Report

were among the most actively traded stocks on the

NYSE

today.

Technical Trades

The traders discussed two stocks that are making significant technical moves. First up was natural gas distributor

Piedmont Natural Gas

(PNY)

, which is breaking out to a new high. Najarian said he would be hesitant to jump in now on the breakout. Next was

Newmont Mining

(NEM) - Get Report

, which hit a three-year low. Adami told viewers to watch NEM here because the stock reversed after hitting the new low.

Final Trade

Macke said short gold. Adami selected Celgene. Najarian went with Kroger.

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.com.