NEW YORK (
) -- The markets ended mixed Friday as stocks fell to their lowest levels in a month.
Dow Jones Industrial Average
dropped 57.59, or 0.56%, to 10,213.62. The
dropped 3.94, or 0.37%, to 1,071.69, while the
edged up 0.81, or 0.04%, to 2,179.76.
Jon Najarian said on
's "Fast Money" show that it was encouraging to see the indexes rally off their lows, especially the tech stocks which rebounded strongly.
Steve Grasso was also encouraged by the rally in the S&P to 1,131 during the trading session, as he detected some bottom-fishing and mutual fund buying.
Guy Adami said he still believes the market is heading lower, although he said the bulls were probably encouraged by the low volatility.
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Karen Finerman said the market situation was confusing because of the disparity between the rally in the bond market and valuations in the equities market. She said today's rally was rather impressive considering it came at the end of the week with little trading volume.
Grasso said the catalyst for a fall rally may be mid-term elections. "I'm bullish going from October through December."
Adami noted he liked
( HGSI), which was up 3% today. He said it's a stock that works in this kind of shaky market. He said it would make perfect sense to him if it linked with
Glaxo Smith Kline
Melissa Lee, the moderator of the show, shifted the discussion to
Bank of America
, which hit another 52-week low today.
Finerman, who owns Bank of America shares, said she was not going to put any more money in the stock. She said she would rather put money in
, which she said is better able to handle credit card reform.
She said the banks need to demonstrate more loan growth, adding credit quality improvement is not enough.
Adami reiterated his belief that this is a good entry point to get into Bank of America and hold it for six months.
Lee brought in Doug Kass, president of Sea Breeze Partners Management, and a columnist for TheStreet. Kass said he senses a "time for re-risk" is approaching. He said the market has been plagued by uncertainty over tax and regulatory issues, although he held out the possibility of some relief from the logjam.
Meanwhile, he told the panel he was buying the financials, including a lot of
, Bank of America, and
Patty Edwards suggested
Leggett & Platt
as a value trade. She said the stock trades at 12 times its 2011 earnings, owns the patent to steel-coiled bed springs, has a strong management team and sports a 5.5% dividend.
With all the deal making happening this week, Jordan Rohan, an analyst with Stifel Nicolaus, said
would be well served to go after the Hulu video site. He said it's the type of deal that Yahoo! needs to grow. He said Yahoo!'s current reliance on cyclical growth and cost-cutting isn't working, and that it needs to get into video or mobile to grow.
From the option markets, Najarian said all the takeout chatter today was about
, which has traded up to $48. "It's getting hotter and hotter."
Instead of trying to get into a guessing game of who's going to take out whom, Finerman said she would prefer to go with the middlemen like
Greenhill & Co.
, which figure to make a bundle from the M&A activity.
Lee sought out Michael Block, of Phoenix Partners Group, for some tips on how to generate alpha. Block said he was nervous about getting into crowded trades and preferred going short. On his list were stocks like
There were no final trades.
-- Written by David Tong in San Francisco
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