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April 8, 2012
22:20 EDTAA, PPG, PVH, VFC, BBBY, RYN, PCL, DKS, CQP, SLB, ELY, P, BAC, AVP, SNDK, SVU, TITN, GOOG, JPM, WFC, DVN, AAPL, IMOS, INVN, RNDY, NOK, BVSNJim Cramer's "Mad Money"
Jim Cramer told his "Mad Money" TV show viewers Thursday, that when it comes to next week's trading, earnings will be the only thing that matters. Cramer told viewers to take a deep breath, because next week kicks off another important earnings season for the markets. (Monday) the markets will be digesting Friday's unemployment data. (Tuesday) will be a tough day for the markets, said Cramer, as both Alcoa (AA) and grocery chain Supervalu (SVU) kick off earnings season. Cramer told viewers to stay away from Supervalu, a serial underperformer that's just off its 52-week low. Alcoa, however, is tougher, as there's still too much aluminum being produced worldwide, despite continued cuts at Alcoa, he said. (Wednesday) Titan Machinery's (TITN) report will offer an early look into the agriculture and construction industries. Also, the Federal Reserve beige book report, another non-event, said Cramer. (Thursday) Google (GOOG) in the spotlight. Cramer said this company is inexpensive, but does have many moving parts that investors like to pick apart. He told investors that Google is not a buy because of these many skeptics, but he still likes the company. (Friday) JP Morgan Chase (JPM) and Wells Fargo (WFC) close out the week. Cramer said that while he likes JP Morgan, Wells Fargo has no ties to Europe and may perform better in the short term. EXECUTIVE DECISION: Cramer once again spoke with John Richels, president and CEO of Devon Energy (DVN) which is expected to grow its production between 22% and 24% this year as the company continues to move away from natural gas into more lucrative oil drilling. Richels said that Devon has no interest in making a dilutive acquisition with its $7.1B in cash on hand. He said that Devon would rather grow organically and the cash is a huge advantage that allows it to do just that. Cramer remained bullish on Devon. With shares of Apple (AAPL) on a tear this year, up 56%, Cramer asked, does Apple have too much influence in the S&P 500? Using the help of his colleague Tim Collins, he dove into the numbers to find out. Apple accounts for 4% of the index and has 20x more pull than the average S&P 500 stock. Collins concluded that most of the S&P 500's performance this year has come from Apple. His analysis showed that the S&P 500 would still be up for the year, even without Apple, but Apple single-handedly canceled out the lackluster performance of all nine of the remaining top 10 largest companies in the index. MAD MAIL: Cramer said that it's time to take profits in Chipsmos Technology (IMOS), a supplier to Apple, and time to wait for InvenSense (INVN), a provider of motion-based controllers for gaming, to give up some of its recent gains. Cramer is still a buyer of Roundy's (RNDY), but he would not be a buyer of Nokia (NOK) on the heels of its new Lumia 900 smartphone launch. NO HUDDLE OFFENSE: Cramer explained what he means when he says a company has "good execution" and why companies like Sandisk (SNDK), Avon Products (AVP) and Bank of America (BAC) simply don't have it. Cramer said that good execution comes from not only a coherent strategy for success, but also the effective use of tactics to make that strategy a reality. Case in point, PPG (PPG), who's CEO Chuck Bunch used terrific execution to steer PPG away from commodities and into proprietary businesses that have high margins.CLOSING COMMENTS: Cramer was bullish on apparel makers PVH Corp (PVH) and VF Corp (VFC) and retailer Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY). LIGHTNING ROUND: (Bullish) RYN; PCL; DKS; CQP; SLB. (Bearish) ELY; P; BVSN. Reference Link
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October 9, 2014
07:35 EDTAAAlcoa restructuring continues as productivity improves, says UBS
UBS said special items tied to restructuring masked strong performance across the board for Alcoa. The firm sees an ongoing transformation with global demand continuing to grow and believes the company is well positioned to increase its revenues in various markets. UBS reiterates its Neutral rating but raises its price target on Alcoa to $17.75 from $16.50.
07:35 EDTAAFutures mixed following yesterday’s big advance
U.S. equity futures are trading near fair value after the market had its best single session of the year yesterday. The market reversed its losing ways following the release of the FOMC minutes which suggested the Fed may use incoming data, rather than a set timetable, as a basis for determining when to raise rates. Last night, earnings season kicked off , as Alcoa's (AA) results beat Wall Street estimates, providing hope for a positive earnings season.
07:29 EDTPPandora 2016 EBITDA likely to beat consensus, says Oppenheimer
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07:13 EDTNOKNokia reinstated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill
06:52 EDTAAPLTechnology producer settles China facility demonstrations, Reuters says
Hon Hai Precision Industry confirmed that it had settled a demonstration which involved close to 1K staff members at its Chongqing plant in China, and noted that manufacturing at the facility was not affected by the strike, according to Reuters, citing a statement from the company. Hon Hai constructs Apple (AAPL) products, as well as HP (HPQ) and Cisco (CSCO) computers and servers. The Chongqing facility isn't listed by Apple as one of its certified suppliers. Reference Link
06:48 EDTAAPLApple upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer upgraded its rating on Apple shares to Outperform saying the iPhone 6 will be the most successful phone launch to date "by far." Opco sees iPhone sales driving better than expected quarterly results into the first half of 2015 and believes Apple Pay and Apple Watch will keep investor interests high. The firm put a $115 price on shares. Apple closed yesterday up $2.05 to $100.80.
06:45 EDTJPM, BACBofA finalizes oil financing agreement with PES, Reuters says
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06:41 EDTAAPLApple upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer
06:40 EDTJPMSource of JPMorgan cyberattack still unclear, NY Times says
The source of the cyberattack on JPMorgan (JPM) and other U.S. financial institutions this summer is still unclear, according to The New York Times. The hackers may have tried to hit about a dozen financial institutions , and E-Trade(ETFC) and Fidelity Investments may have been victimized in some way, the newspaper stated, citing an unnamed source who was briefed on the matter. At least five other banks, including Citigroup (C), HSBC (HBC) and Regions Financial (RF), discovered that one of the web addresses used by those who hacked JPMorgan tried to penetrate their systems, The Times quoted unnamed sources briefed on the matter as saying. Publicly traded companies in the space include Barracuda Networks (CUDA), Check Point (CHKP), F5 Networks (FFIV), FireEye (FEYE), Fortinet (FTNT), Imperva (IMPV), Palo Alto (PANW), Proofpoint (PFPT), Qualys (QLYS) and Symantec (SYMC). Reference Link
06:39 EDTJPMFidelity attacked by JPMorgan hackers, but no data stolen, FT reports
Fidelity Investments was among 13 financial institutions attacked by hackers who are believed to have been responsible for a breach at JPMorgan Chase, but there is no indication that Fidelity customer data were stolen, the Financial Times reports, citing two sources. Reference Link
06:37 EDTJPMJPMorgan hackers linked to 13 other possible breaches, Bloomberg says
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06:33 EDTBACCitigroup 2015 consensus may be 10% too high, says Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank believes the IPO of OneMain, the consumer finance unit within Citi Holdings, and higher expenses create 10% risk to the 2015 consensus estimate of $5.40 for Citigroup. Deutsche says shedding OneMain would lower Citigroup's (C) annual earnings by about 20c. The firm says the bank's Q3 results could top expectations, however, on better than expected currency trading. Deutsche continues to prefer Bank of America (BAC) to Citi, saying its confident consensus estimates for the former are reasonable. It has a Hold rating on Citi and Buy rating on Bank of America.
06:33 EDTAAPLCourt considers whether to pay Amazon workers for security checks, WSJ says
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06:30 EDTAAPLApple suppliers push back plans to produce larger iPad, WSJ reports
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06:29 EDTAAPL, GOOGIDC: Worldwide PC shipments down 1.7% in Q3, DigiTimes reports
Worldwide PC shipments are down 1.7% with 78.5M units shipped in Q3, reports DigiTimes, citing the IDC. Shipments in the US grew 4.3% to 17.3M, with growth centered from strong momentum in te portables category. Reference Link
06:26 EDTAAPLMIC: Taiwan smartphone shipments surpasses 5.4M in Q3, DigiTimes says
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06:26 EDTGOOG, AAPLGoogle's tax arrangement facing new challenge by France, WSJ reports
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06:20 EDTIMOSChipMOS reports September revenue $62.7M up 13.5% y-o-y
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06:18 EDTIMOSChipMOS reports Q3 revenue $190.7M, consensus $189.90M
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06:08 EDTAVPStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; AVP ACHN
Stocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; Avon Products (AVP) 60, Achillion (ACHN) 195 according to iVolatility.
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