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April 10, 2012
21:36 EDTAA, VVUS, AMAT, SU, OC, BRCM, HEK, MON, BBY, XOM, EXXI, CMG, XLK, XLF, XRT, XHB, SGIJim Cramer's "Mad Money"
Even after a fifth day of declines, Jim Cramer said it's still not time to throw in the towel. He said the many negatives: weak unemployment, low business confidence, declining Chinese imports and the mess that is the Italian bond market are already factored into the market. Also, the markets have had an incredible run since September and are due for a pullback. But what's not factored into the markets, said Cramer, are earnings and earnings surprises like those delivered by Alcoa (AA). The markets are also sending all stocks lower, which creates opportunities for the sectors that don't deserve that punishment. Cramer said he simply cannot be bearish on restaurants or retail when oil prices are likely to retreat, nor can he be bearish on high-growth stocks or on companies that prosper when their fuel costs are falling. OFF THE CHARTS: Cramer and colleague Tim Collins went over the health of the overall market as seen through a technician's eyes. Collins used a recent chart of the S&P 500 to note that the index took a turn for the worse Tuesday after it fell below a key level of 1370. He said after that point, sector after sector began to get crushed as the selling intensified. Collins noted that the S&P Homebuilder ETF (XHB) looked as if it was going to test its 50-day moving average once again and bounce higher, but after Tuesday's action, the chart has now turned ugly. Collins noted similar patterns with the S&P Retail ETF (XRT), SPDR Financial ETF (XLF) and the SPDR Technology ETF (XLK), all of which showed a shimmer of hope until Tuesday's selling gained steam. Cramer recommends that investors stick with the fundamentals of individual high-growth stocks and use a longer time horizon. Next, Cramer reminded viewers, as he once again highlighted Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) as a quality growth company that investors should consider for their portfolios. Even after Tuesday's selloff, shares of Chipotle are only 2% off their 52-week high. Cramer told viewers not to chase Chipotle shares higher and to instead wait for a market pullback, and buy in on the cheap over time. EXECUTIVE DECISION: Cramer spoke with John Schiller, chairman and CEO of Energy XXI (EXXI), a little-known oil driller that is proving there's still a lot of money to be made drilling for oil. With oil prices near record levels, the oil fields purchased from Exxon-Mobil (XOM) just a few years ago are now windfalls for Energy XXI. Schiller said he sees oil trading between $115 and $140 a barrel longer term. Cramer said that Energy XXI, while not a household name, is one oil driller that should be on every investor's radar. NO HUDDLE OFFENSE: Cramer opined on the sudden departure of Best Buy's (BBY) CEO. Cramer has been negative on Best Buy for ages, and agrees with many who feel that the company may not survive its battle with online retailers who can sell their commodity items for less money and often without sales tax. Cramer also agreed that Best Buy squandered its cash by spending $1.5B to buy back shares. LIGHTNING ROUND: (Bullish) MON; HEK; BRCM; OC. (Bearish) SU; AMAT; VVUS; SGI. Reference Link
News For AA;XHB;XRT;XLF;XLK;CMG;EXXI;XOM;BBY;MON;HEK;BRCM;OC;SU;AMAT;VVUS;SGI From The Last 14 Days
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October 20, 2014
18:24 EDTCMGChipotle expects food costs to continue rising into Q4 and throughout 2015
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16:31 EDTCMGChipotle lower by almost 2% after Q3 results, guidance
16:29 EDTCMGChipotle sees FY15 low to mid-single digits comparable restaurant sales gains
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16:05 EDTCMGChipotle says comparable restaurant sales growth driven by traffic
Revenue for the quarter was $1.08B up 31.1% from Q313. The growth in revenue was driven by a 19.8% increase in comparable restaurant sales and from new restaurants not in the comparable base. Comparable restaurant sales growth was driven primarily by increased traffic and from an increase in average check, which includes the benefit of a nationwide menu price increase that was fully rolled out by the end of the second quarter.
16:03 EDTCMGChipotle opened 43 new restaurants in Q3
Total restaurant count now 1.724. Food costs were 34.3% of revenue, an increase of 70 basis points, driven by increased prices for beef, avocados, and dairy, partially offset by the menu price increase. Restaurant level operating margin was 28.8% in the quarter, an increase of 200 basis points from the third quarter of 2013. The increase was primarily driven by favorable sales leverage, partially offset by higher food costs, primarily for beef, avocados and dairy. General and administrative expenses were 6.6% of revenue, an increase of 20 basis points due to costs from our biennial All Managersí Conference held during the third quarter, partially offset by favorable sales leverage.
16:02 EDTCMGChipotle sees FY14 mid teens comparable restaurant sales increases
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16:01 EDTCMGChipotle reports Q3 EPS $4.15, consensus $3.84
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15:30 EDTCMGNotable companies reporting after market close
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14:49 EDTCMGChipotle October weekly 650 straddle priced for 7.8% move into Q3
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14:47 EDTEXXIEnergy XXI price target lowered to $13 from $26 at Raymond James
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11:35 EDTCMGChipotle technical view ahead of results
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08:45 EDTXLKTechnology Select Sector SPDR: Pivot points
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08:45 EDTXLFFinancial Select Sector: Pivot points
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07:19 EDTOCOwens Corning downgraded at Wedbush
As previously reported, Wedbush downgraded Owens Corning to Neutral from Outperform. The firm downgraded shares based on continued pricing and margin pressures following a competitor dropping prices and a more challenging roofing environment. Price target lowered to $35 from $43.
07:14 EDTOCOwens Corning downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Wedbush
07:03 EDTEXXIEnergy XXI CFO West Griffin steps down, Bruce Busmire to succeed
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06:11 EDTXLFFinancial Select Sector overall volatility at 20, 26-week average is 15
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October 17, 2014
08:45 EDTXLKTechnology Select Sector SPDR: Pivot points
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08:45 EDTXLFFinancial Select Sector: Pivot points
The following are the pivot points for XLF. Pivot High: $22.410, Pivot Low: $21.840. These were calculated using the DeMark method. It is generally believed to be bullish when price breaks out above the pivot high or bearish when price breaks down below the pivot low.
05:58 EDTXLFFinancial Select Sector overall volatility at 21, 26-week average is 15
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