Dividend.com: Last-Hour Tells

First Solar makes a comeback after yesterday's downgrade damage.
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The markets are catching some overly aggressive traders on the long side a but offguard as the indices turn red this afternoon.

We made some changes to our "Best Dividend Stocks" list as well, pruning some short-term winners. As for the ideas and themes to be watching here in the last hour:

Long Themes

First Solar

(FSLR) - Get Report

: Making a comeback today after yesterday's downgrade damage.

UltraShort Real Estate ProShares

(SRS) - Get Report

: Real estate-leveraged short play is looking higher.

UltraShort Financials ProShares

(SKF) - Get Report

: Financially leveraged short play is looking higher.

UltraShort QQQ ProShares

(QID) - Get Report

: Working well as the


falters here.

The SRS and SKF have dug in their heels throughout the day. May be worth taking a shot as long plays into tomorrow. Keep your positions manageable as these two plays need to be timed perfectly. Same thing with the QID.

Bearish Signs

Goldman Sachs

(GS) - Get Report

: Losing the bulk of its gains.

Union Pacific

(UNP) - Get Report

: Railroad play leading the transports lower.



: Could not bounce back after company trimmed estimates.

CME Group

(CME) - Get Report

: Losing the bulk of its gains today.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters



Polo Ralph Lauren

(RL) - Get Report

: Both stocks spiked higher earlier today, only to see the gains disappear just as quickly.


(AZO) - Get Report

: Auto parts retailer selling off badly throughout the day.

AZO seems to be the most inviting short play as we see it. Traders that have been following our lead should have seen the bulk of their trailing stops being hit this afternoon, but not until some nice profits had already been factored in!

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At the time of publication, the author had no positions in stocks mentioned, although positions may change at any time.

Tom Reese and Paul Rubillo are senior editors of Dividend.com. Visit Dividend.com for more dividend stock ratings, picks, news, and analysis for long-term and income-seeking investors.