NEW YORK ( TheStreet) - Today feels like a replay of Tuesday, as far as where the averages stand at this point of the day. China is the big factor today, as traders are seeing a drop in commodity plays, as I mentioned would be the case in this morning's post. Let's see what stands out at the moment as the afternoon gets into full swing.


Earnings Winners: Massey Energy ( MEE), Life Technologies ( LIFE), DreamWorks Animation ( DWA), Jones Apparel ( JNY), and Wyndham Worldwide ( WYN).

Upgrade Winners: Fifth Third Bancorp ( FITB), Coach ( COH), Capella Education ( CPLA), Coventry Health ( CVH) and Bank of America ( BAC) are all being lifted by analyst moves.

Other notable winners: Intuitive Surgical ( ISRG) and Continental Airlines ( CAL) are seeing a bit of continued strength from Tuesday's action.


Earnings Losers: WellPoint, Inc. ( WLP), ConocoPhillips ( COP), Royal Caribbean ( RCL) and ArcelorMittal ( MT) are all getting hit hard following disappointing results.

Analyst Downgrades: Aflac ( AFL), MGM Mirage ( MGM), Morgan Stanley ( MS), Genzyme Corp ( GENZ), Jacobs Engineering ( JEC), and Valero Energy ( VLO).

Commodity Plays: Shares of Transocean Offshore ( RIG), Freeport McMoran ( FCX), Agnico-Eagle Mines ( AEM) and U.S. Steel ( X) are seeing a big drop in today's session. Oil ( USO) and Gold ( GLD) prices are also getting hit hard.

What's the Trade?

The AEM and X short plays mentioned this morning are working according to plan, as is the GLD short idea. A new play to consider is a long position in the Ultrashort DUG, as a way to take advantage of the drop in oil and gas-related plays. I would watch this position closely this afternoon, and if can close near the highs, I'd hold onto the position into tomorrow.

If you're still sitting with a lot of long positions, be sure to leave your trailing stops and sell-stops firmly in place.

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