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Highlights of Stocks discussed on CNBC’s Fast Money Half Time Report TV Program, Tuesday July 12.

Pops & Drops Highlights:

Pops:

News Corp (NASDAQ:NWSA) - Up 1% - Jon Najarian, founder of Options Monster.com, reports,

“The media company increased its share buyback from $1.8 billion to $5 billion. That's why they cut off the bleeding from that horrible day yesterday." (read about it here)

Sealed Air (NYSE:SEE) - Up 3% - Jon Najarian states,

“Sealed Air, a very nice performance here, and the stock reflecting a big comeback in that space.”

Radiant Systems (RADS) - Up 30% - Joe Terranova, of Virtus Investment Partners, stated,

"NCR (NYSE:NCR) made a tender offer of 28 dollars per share. I don’t know if the opportunity is in Radiant, I think the opportunity is in NCR. Do you agree Doc?” (Read about it here)

Narjarian replies,

“I agree the opportunity is in NCR! Absolutely!”

MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM) - Up 4% - Joe "JJ" Kinahan, of TD Ameritrade, stated,

“Always happy to see gambling stocks do well. Here is a stock that saw buyers of the calls in MGM and the Las Vegas Sands over the last few weeks and its performing for people.”

Drops:

Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) - Down 4% - Joe "JJ" Kinahan says,

“Well we talked about the chip makers earlier, here’s one where they’re suffering right along with everybody else… things don’t look so great going forward.”

AnnTaylor Stores (NYSE:ANN) – Down 3% - Steve Cortez, founder of Veracruz LLC, says,

“I’m a fan of this stock. I think cotton which hit a new low for the year is good news for apparel makers and apparel retailers.”

Company Reviews and Key Statistics

Below is a brief review of each company, a summary of current analysts' estimates and up/downgrade activity followed by a chart of the company's key statistics.

News Corporation operates as a diversified media company worldwide. The company is trading on par with analysts' estimates. NWSA has a median price target of $21 by 18 brokers and a high target of $26. The last up/downgrade activity was on Aug 2, 2010, when Collins Stewart initiated coverage on the company with a Buy rating.

Sealed Air Corporation, through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells packaging and performance-based materials and equipment systems worldwide. The company is trading below analysts' estimates. SEE has a median price target of $26.50 by 8 brokers and a high target of $29. The last up/downgrade activity was on Dec 10, 2010, when KeyBanc Capital Mkts initiated coverage on the company with a Hold rating.

Radiant Systems, Inc. engages in the development, installation, and delivery of solutions for managing site operations in the hospitality and retail industries primarily in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, North America, and South America. The company is trading above analysts' estimates. RADS has a median price target of $24 by 8 brokers and a high target of $26. The last up/downgrade activity was on Jul 12, 2011, when Wedbush downgraded the company from Outperform to Neutral.

MGM Resorts International, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates casino resorts in the United States. The company is trading below analysts' estimates. MGM has a median price target of $16.50 by 24 brokers and a high target of $20. The last up/downgrade activity was on Jan 21, 2011, when Hudson Securities downgraded the company from Hold to Sell.

Texas Instruments Incorporated engages in the design and sale of semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers worldwide. The company is trading significantly below analysts' estimates. TXN has a median price target of $38 by 33 brokers and a high target of $44. The last up/downgrade activity was on Mar 23, 2011, when Longbow initiated coverage on the company with a Buy rating.

ANN INC. operates as a specialty retailer of womens apparel, shoes, and accessories primarily in the United States. The company is trading significantly below analysts' estimates. ANN has a median price target of $34 by 13 brokers and a high target of $38. The last up/downgrade activity was on May 13, 2011, when Wedbush upgraded the company from Neutral to Outperform.

Source: Fast Money Halftime Report Recap - 6 Stocks in Pops and Drops Highlights