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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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08:45 EDTAAPL, INVNInvenSense price target raised to $27 from $20 at Pacific Crest
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08:16 EDTSNDKPullback in semiconductor stocks creates buying opportunity, says Sterne Agee
After many semiconductor stocks dropped significantly on Friday, Sterne Agee thinks that the group's fundamental mid to long-term outlook hasn't changed. Sterne Agee thinks the companies are poised to benefit from strong product cycles and earnings leverage. It is most upbeat on Micron (MU), NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), Avago (AVGO), Skyworks (SWKS), and SanDisk (SNDK). The firm keeps Buy ratings on all the stocks named.
08:06 EDTBBBYBed Bath & Beyond April volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
Bed Bath & Beyond April weekly call option implied volatility is at 66, April is at 35, May is at 28, November is at 22; compared to its 26-week average of 26, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q4 results on April 9.
08:02 EDTIMOSChipMOS Taiwan listing a key milestone, says Cowen
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07:59 EDTAAAlcoa April volatility elevated, shares near 32-month high into Q1
Alcoa April weekly call option implied volatility is at 65, April is at 44, May is 35, June and September is at 32; compared to its 26-week average of 32 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into its expected release of Q1 results after the market close on April 8.
07:55 EDTGOOGGoogle looks to appeal YouTube blackout in Turkey, WSJ says
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07:51 EDTAAPLApple sent iTV panel samples from Korean display maker, Korea Herald says
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07:45 EDTPNoble Financial Capital Markets to hold a forum
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07:43 EDTDVNIndependent Petroleum Association of America to hold a conference
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07:37 EDTAAPLApple considered dumping long-time ad agency, WSJ reports
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07:20 EDTTITNTitan Machinery guidance likely to be disappointing, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray expects disappointing guidance from Titan Machinery due to weak equipment margins and demand for farm machinery. Piper lowered its estimates for Titan and keeps a Neutral rating on the stock ahead of the company's Q4 results.
07:16 EDTGOOG, AAPLRetailers muscle into competitive mobile payment market, Reuters says
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07:03 EDTPPandora upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush
Wedbush upgraded Pandora to Outperform from Neutral based on valuation. Price target remains $35.
06:36 EDTAAPL, GOOGApple's sales force worried about iPhone outlook, Re/code reports
Apple's (AAPL) sales force has been worried about weakness in the iPhone's market share, amid strong competition from Google's (GOOG) Android operating system, a document presented in a court case showed, Re/code reported on Friday. According to the internal Apple document, the only portions of the smartphone market showing growth were large devices costing more than $300 or devices that cost less than $300, the website stated. Reference Link
06:28 EDTAAAlcoa upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank upgraded Alcoa to Hold citing its more positive view on aluminum premia due to a delay in LME inventory destocking. The firm raised its price target for shares to $10 from $7.50.
06:23 EDTNOKDelta Air Lines to equip flight attendants with Nokia Lumia 1520
Delta Air Lines (DAL) this fall will equip more than 20,000 flight attendants with handheld Nokia (NOK) Lumia 1520 phablets, which will serve as their on-board manual and in-flight sales device as well as a platform for future, more personalized in-flight customer service. The Lumia 1520 features a larger format, 6-inch screen and will replace the smaller Lumia 820 already in the hands of Delta on-board professionals.
06:14 EDTAAAlcoa may see turnaround due to investment in aluminum cars, WSJ says
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05:56 EDTGOOGStocks with implied volatility movement; GOOG XLK
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17:48 EDTGOOG, AAPLGoogle set to announce Android TV, The Verge says
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