NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The S&P 500 seemed likely to close lower on Friday until a late buying spree pushed the index into positive territory, closing higher by 0.19%.
On CNBC's "Fast Money" TV show, the trading panel took a look at energy stocks.
Guy Adami, managing director of stockmonster.com, Adami said investors should buy energy stocks that have not been sold off over the past few days such as ConocoPhillips (COP) and Phillips 66 (PSX). Exxon Mobil (XOM) is a little over-extended, he added.
Jon Najarian, co-founder of optionmonster.com and trademonster.com, is not a buyer of refining stocks, saying they could head lower by another 10%.
Brian Kelly, founder of Brian Kelly Capital, said he would avoid refining stocks but said COP looks okay at current levels. He also likes Golar LNG Limited (GLNG).
Karen Short, director and food retail research analyst at Deutsche Bank, was a guest on the show. She said Amazon's (AMZN) new "Fresh" food delivery business is not being taken as a threat by traditional grocery stores. This is a mistake, she said -- a 1% volume loss can results in a 10% EBIT (earnings before interests and taxes) loss. This is a "no brainer" for Amazon, she reasoned.
Najarian said this service is simply one more way to get customers onto Amazon's platform.
Adami said Kroger (KR) "feels like it wants to go higher."
Grasso said investors will likely get another chance to buy shares of Amazon near $306.
Kelly said that he would take profits in Apple (AAPL) if the share price got close to $100. He said investors' expectations for the company would be very high if the stock rose to that level. Adami said Apple seems likely to hit $100.
Grasso, who is long a 50% position in Apple, says he will buy the other 50% of his planned position on a pullback to $85 or on a breakout over $100.
Grasso said he is not a buyer of GoPro (GPRO) at current levels because the competition can create similar devices.
Adami is a buyer of Gilead Sciences (GILD), which "should be higher" given its earnings growth and high short interest.
Dollar General (DG) fell 7% and was the first stock on the show's "Pops & Drops" segment. Najarian said hedge fund manager Carl Icahn seems unlikely to get what he wants -- is a merger with Family Dollar (FDO) -- especially with the Dollar General's CEO stepping down next May.
Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) jumped 2%. Grasso said the stock is nearing resistance at $47 and he is not a buyer.
Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) popped 4%. Adami said the stock "looks like it wants" to climb to $140.
Najarian is a buyer of Integrated Device Technology (IDTI), due to bullish call option activity.
Najarian said GM seems likely to trade lower, Grasso is a buyer of Ford (F) instead of General Motors and Kelly said there are almost certainly more recalls coming from GM in the future.
-- Written by Bret Kenwell in Petoskey, Mich.