'Fast Money' Recap: Take Some Profits

The trading panel was in a defensive mode after today's selloff.
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NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The markets staggered Wednesday to a flat closing that was dimmed by an outlook for slower growth in the second half.

The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

rose 3.7, or 0.04%, to 10,366.72, while the

S&P 500

lost 0.17, or 0.02%, to 1,095.17. The

Nasdaq

added 7.81, or 0.35%, to 2,249.84.

Peter Najarian said on

CNBC

's "Fast Money" TV show that investors should take advantage of some of the big moves from

Intel

(INTC) - Get Report

and

Alcoa

(AA) - Get Report

to take some profits.

For a breakout of some stocks from a recent "Fast Money" TV show,check out Dan Fitzpatrick's "3 Stocks I Saw on TV."

3 Stocks I Saw onTV

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Joe Terranova said the Federal Open Market Committee is in a box now where it has to start unwinding its steadily growing balance sheet.

Guy Adami said the market might have topped out with Intel, which he said did all that "you wanted it to do." Karen Finerman said this rally might be over, noting the volatility index was up today when the market was slightly up.

Terranova said the valuation of Intel may be rich at 11 times earnings compared to other companies in the chip sector. However, he said he remained impressed with the solid outlook for the chip sector in the second half.

Brian Kelly, who was buying

iShares Barclays 20+

(TLT) - Get Report

today, said the FOMC is worried about deflation.

Terranova and Najarian disagreed with the Treasuries trade, saying there were opportunities for a better return in equities.

Moving to the tech trade in the wake of Intel's strong earnings, Najarian said the programmable chip space has been on fire and liked the names in that space going into the second half. Finerman said she liked

Hewlett-Packard

(HPQ) - Get Report

, while Terranova liked

Apple

's

(AAPL) - Get Report

strong fundamentals, and Adami saw signs of life in

Qualcomm

(QCOM) - Get Report

.

Melissa Lee, the moderator of the show, said financials were biggest weight on market today. However, Najarian said the unsually strong options activity that was heavily slanted to the call side led him to be bullish on

JPMorgan Chase

's

(JPM) - Get Report

earnings.

Adami expressed concerned with

Goldman Sachs'

(GS) - Get Report

earnings next week. Finerman said Goldman was in a tough spot regardless of the numbers it puts up. She said she liked Goldman, calling it a premier name.

Brian Kelly said the weak guidance from ICAP, a larger broker between banks, led him to believe the guidance for the next quarter for Goldman and JPMorgan will not be good.

Lee received a news report that said that

BP

(BP) - Get Report

had gotten the OK to proceed with the integrity test for its damaged well in the Gulf. Terranova said he was staying away from BP and looking for trades in the refiners and reentering natural gas. Najarian liked that move and mentioned

Valero

(VLO) - Get Report

as a good pick.

Shifting back to the FOMC minutes, Mike Darda, of MKM Partners, agreed with the Fed's sentiments but insisted the markets can go higher. He said the markets have already discounted a double-dip recession and the outlook for profits and labor markets looks good. He said equities are definitely more attractive than corporate debt or Treasuries.

Lee noted that 15% of new 52-week highs in the New York Stock Exchange today were MLPs. Gary Kaminsky said the success of the MLPs demonstrates there are pockets of opportunity in the market. He said investors like the yields from these income-producing securities.

The focus in the "360-degree" segment was on

Google

(GOOG) - Get Report

. Mark Mahaney, Citigroup analyst, rated it a buy on a second-half play. Carter Worth, a chartist with Oppenheimer, said he was a buyer because Google's chart and the aggressive selloff of the stock have been so bad that the stock looks good. Jon Najarian also was a buyer through a call spread, saying he was impressed with Google's outlook for double-digit revenue and earnings growth in the coming years.

Shifting to China, Richard Kang, CIO for Emerging Global Advisors, said China appears to moving toward a soft landing. He said China needs to focus more on domestic consumption. He said the Chinese government will try to limit the reevaluation of the yuan, but he said market forces will force the yuan up. He liked

Aluminum Corp. of China

(ACH) - Get Report

as a pick.

In the "Smash 'Em Up" segment, Dennis Kneale,

CNBC

media and technology editor, argued that

Verizon

(VZ) - Get Report

would be better off spinning off its wireline business, which produces only 10% of its profits while absorbing 58% of its capital expenditures, and keeping its long-haul fiber business. He said the company can use the money from the sale to buy out

Vodafone

's

(VOD) - Get Report

stake in Verizon.

In the "Under The Radar" segment, the focus was on biotech. Dr. Mark Schoenebaum, an analyst with ISI Group, offered two picks with great catalysts. One was

Amylin

(AMLN)

, whose diabetes drug is expected to be approved in October, and the other was

Human Genome

(HGSI)

, which is working on a lupus drug that is expected to be approved by the end of the year. He said both companies can expect a 10%-to-20% pop from the approval.

He also liked

Genzyme

(GENZ)

as a turnaround story.

In the final trades, Terranova liked

Amazon

(AMZN) - Get Report

. Adami liked

Human Genome

(HGSI)

. Finerman liked

Hewlett-Packard

(HPQ) - Get Report

, while Najarian liked

Lowe's

(LOW) - Get Report

-- Written by David Tong in San Francisco

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