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April 10, 2012
21:36 EDTVVUS, OC, MON, EXXI, XLF, AA, AMAT, BRCM, BBY, CMG, XRT, SGI, SU, HEK, XOM, XLK, XHBJim 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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June 22, 2015
08:45 EDTXLFFinancial Select Sector: Pivot points
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08:16 EDTAAAlcoa downgraded on lack of catalysts, risk/reward at Sterne Agee CRT
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07:05 EDTEXXIEnergy XXI reaches agreement with BOEM on supplemental bonding
Energy XXI announced that after several constructive meetings and exchanges of information, Energy XXI has reached an agreement with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, or BOEM, with regard to supplemental bonding requirements for the company and its subsidiaries. Energy XXI has provided $150M of supplemental bonding, bringing the company's total supplemental bonding to $319M at an annual premium expense of $4.8M, with approximately $10M collateral posted. In addition, the company maintains $226M in Letters of Credit to third parties on additional assets in the Gulf of Mexico. The BOEM has agreed to withdraw its orders with regard to supplemental bonding upon dismissal of the appeals filed by Energy XXI with the Interior Board of Land Appeals, and postponed until November 15 the issuance of any further requirements for financial assurance with respect to activities on existing properties of Energy XXI and its subsidiaries. In addition to the consideration provided under the agreement, during the interim period, Energy XXI and its subsidiaries continue to cooperate with and engage in constructive discussions with the BOEM and its sister agency, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, with regard to decommissioning and financial assurance matters.
06:24 EDTAAAlcoa downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sterne Agee CRT
06:07 EDTXLFFinancial Select Sector 30-day implied volatility at 14, 52-week range 11 to 24
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05:57 EDTCMGStocks with implied volatility movement; JD CMG
Stocks with implied volatility movement; JD.com (JD) 45, Chipotle (CMG) 22 according to iVolatility.
June 19, 2015
08:46 EDTXLKTechnology Select Sector SPDR: Pivot points
The following are the pivot points for XLK. Pivot High: $43.171, Pivot Low: $42.693. 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.
08:45 EDTXLFFinancial Select Sector: Pivot points
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08:39 EDTMONMonsanto volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
Monsanto June weekly option implied volatility is at 29, July and October is at 22; compared to its 52-range of 14 to 27, suggesting large near term price movement into its expected release of Q3 results on June 24.
06:18 EDTXLFFinancial Select Sector 30-day implied volatility at 13, 52-week range 11 to 24
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05:47 EDTCMGStocks with implied volatility movement; MYLCMG
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June 18, 2015
14:37 EDTXOMExxonMobil signs MOU to collaborate on R&D with Korea Institute of Technology
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12:34 EDTXOMOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
Stocks on Wall Street opened in positive territory and continued to tack on gains throughout the morning. The move has been broad based, with each of the major averages gaining at least 1%. The move may be reflecting investors feeling a sense of relief following yesterday’s FOMC meeting, after which the central bank repeated its promise to be gradual in raising rates, without specifying when rate "lift-off" will commence. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the consumer prices index rose 0.4% in the month of May, versus expectations for a 0.5% increase. The core reading, which removes food and energy prices, rose 0.1%, versus the expected increase of 0.2%. Initial jobless claims dipped 12,000 to 267,000 in the week ended June 13, versus expectations for 277,000 first-time claims. The Philadelphia Fed manufacturing survey climbed 8.5 points to 15.2 in June, topping expectations for a reading of 8. The leading indicators rose 0.7% to 123.1 in May, topping expectations for a rise of 0.4%. In Europe, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde reportedly said Greece won’t be given a grace period if it fails to make its scheduled payment to the fund on June 30. Meanwhile, finance ministers of euro area member states are set to meet today, but expectations for progress on Greece are low. Also, the Norwegian central bank cut interest rates to a record low, while the Swiss National Bank kept its deposit rate at record lows as well. In Asia, the Shanghai composite index tumbled 3.7% overnight, doubling its weekly decline to 7.4% and increasing fears that a bubble in the nation's stock market may be preparing to burst. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of enterprise software, hardware and IT services provider Oracle (ORCL) dropped 7% after the company reported lower than expected fourth quarter earnings per share and gave a lower than expected forecast for profit in its new quarter. Analysts at several firms, including Susquehanna, Wells Fargo and Cantor, suggested the post-earnings drop may be a buying opportunity, citing progress in the company's cloud efforts... Fitness tracker maker Fitbit (FIT) surged nearly 50% in its first day of public trading. The company priced its initial public offering at $20 per share, topping expectations, then opened at $30.40 per share, giving it a market value near $6.3B in early trading. Near noon, the stock had pulled back a bit to trade just below $30 per share. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was PBF Energy (PBF), which gained 18% after announcing that its subsidiary has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Chalmette Refining, a joint venture between affiliates of Petroleos de Venezuela and ExxonMobil (XOM). Also higher was BioMarin (BMRN), which rose 13% after the company reported results from a study of BMN-111 in dwarfism and several analysts hiked their price targets on the stock to reflect the increased probability of success for the drug. Among the noteworthy losers following their earnings reports were Bankrate (RATE), which fell 18%, and Jabil Circuit (JBL), which dropped 7%. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 218.44, or 1.22%, to 18,154.18, the Nasdaq was up 74.96, or 1.48%, to 5,139.84, and the S&P 500 was up 23.57, or 1.12%, to 2,124.01.
11:47 EDTXOMExxon Mobil to sell 50% interest in Chalmette Refining to PBF Energy
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11:36 EDTXOMPBF Energy to acquire Chamlette refinery, related logistics assets for $322M
PBF Energy (PBF) announced that its subsidiary has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Chalmette Refining, LLC, consisting of the 189,000 barrel per day Chalmette Refinery and related logistics assets, from ExxonMobil (XOM) and PDV Chalmette, LLC. With the acquisition PBF will increase its total throughput capacity to over 725,000 barrels per day. The purchase price for the assets is $322M, plus working capital including inventory to be valued at closing. PBF Energy does not expect to issue equity to finance any portion of this transaction. The transaction is expected to be approximately 20% accretive to 2016 consensus earnings in the first year of operation and is expected to close prior to year-end 2015, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. The Chalmette Refinery, located outside of New Orleans, Louisiana, is a 189,000 barrel per day, dual-train coking refinery with a Nelson Complexity of 12.7 and is capable of processing both light and heavy crude oil. The facility is strategically positioned on the Gulf Coast with strong logistics connectivity that offers flexible raw material sourcing and product distribution opportunities, including the potential to export products. In addition to refining assets, the transaction includes 100% ownership of the MOEM Pipeline, providing access to the Empire Terminal, as well as the CAM Connection Pipeline, providing access to the LOOP facility through a third party pipeline. The transaction also includes 80% ownership in each of the Collins Pipeline Company and T&M Terminal Company, both located in Collins, Mississippi, which provide a significant clean products outlet for the refinery via the Plantation and Colonial Pipelines. Also included in the transaction are a marine terminal capable of importing waterborne feedstocks and loading or exporting finished products; a clean products truck rack which provides access to local markets; and a crude and product storage facility with approximately 7.5 million barrels of shell capacity. PBF estimates the acquired MLP-qualifying pre-tax earnings from the logistics assets of Chalmette Refining, LLC, to be at least $30M.
11:35 EDTXOMPBF Energy to acquire Chamlette refinery, related logistics assets
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08:46 EDTXLKTechnology Select Sector SPDR: Pivot points
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08:45 EDTXLFFinancial Select Sector: Pivot points
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06:11 EDTXLFFinancial Select Sector 30-day implied volatility at 15, 52-week range 11 to 24
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06:05 EDTAAStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; NBG AA
Stocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; National Bank of Greece (NBG) 237, Alcoa (AA) 32 according to iVolatility.
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