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May 10, 2012
04:20 EDTAAPL, APU, ZNGA, NILE, ATML, INTC, EOG, SMG, LULU, CELG, AGN, ROST, CMG, SBUX, WWEJim Cramer's "Mad Money"
Jim Cramer said that if investors really want to sell, they should take a deep breath and wait, but even more prudent would be to do a little buying.He explained that selling into a panic is often the worst time to sell. Cramer recalled the seven great American growth stocks he featured in April, stocks that included Apple (AAPL), Starbucks (SBUX), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Ross Stores (ROST), Allergan (AGN), Celgene (CELG) and Lululemon Athletica (LULU). All of these names, he said, are the perfect stocks to revisit after this week's market pullback. In all seven cases, Cramer said that these companies have superior growth, excellent management and long-term trends that transcend the market's short-term volatility. He said, the smart move would be to wait for the markets to take these great names lower and scoop them up while they're on sale. EXECUTIVE DECISION: Cramer sat down with Jim Hagedorn, chairman and CEO of Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG), a stock that was hammered down 16% in Tuesday's trading after the company delivered a mixed quarter with a 9c earnings beat on lighter-than-expected revenue. Scotts currently yields 2.55%. Hagedorn said the company is meeting all of its internal expectations and is growing sales and taking share, but it simply couldn't meet the inflated expectations that the analysts had cooked up. Cramer remained bullish on Scotts after what was undoubtedly a strong quarter that was totally misunderstood by Wall Street. Then, Cramer once again spoke with Mark Papa, chairman and CEO of EOG Resources (EOG), an oil shale driller that posted a 3c earnings beat on a 47% yoy rise in revenue and a 49% increase in oil production. Papa explained that unlike other oil drillers, EOG is growing organically "through the drill bit" and is offering investors a higher rate of return by doing so. Cramer continued his support of EOG Resources. NO HUDDLE OFFENSE: Cramer said when it comes to secure stocks to own in 2012, both AT&T and Verizon offer growth, expanding gross margins and most importantly, no exposure to the chaos in Europe. LIGHTNING ROUND: (Bullish) INTC. (Bearish) ATML; NILE; ZNGA; APU; WWE. Reference Link
News For AAPL;SBUX;CMG;ROST;AGN;CELG;LULU;SMG;EOG;INTC;ATML;NILE;ZNGA;APU;WWE From The Last 14 Days
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October 20, 2014
07:30 EDTAGNValeant CEO says 'can bid more than anyone' in financially sound Allergan deal
Pearson says "we cannot stop" another company from making a bid that does not make economic sense, but he believes Valeant (VRX) can "bid more than anyone" for Allergan (AGN) in a deal that makes financial sense. Pearson says he has met with doctor groups and that 95% of those he's spoken with support Valeant's bid for Allergan. Valeant CEO J. Michael Pearson spoke on CNBC.
07:16 EDTAGNAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology to hold annual meeting
AAO Annual Meeting 2014 is being held in Chicago on October 18-21.
06:37 EDTAAPLApple not planning to make touchscreen desktop computers, CNet reports
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06:28 EDTAGNAllergan price target raised to $210 from $190 at Citigroup
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October 19, 2014
20:41 EDTAAPLMicrosoft plans smartwatch launch within weeks, Forbes says
Microsoft (MSFT) is planning a smart watch launch within the next few weeks, Forbes says.The smart watch will passively keep track of the wearer’s heart rate and work across different mobile platforms, added Forbes. Apple (AAPL) has delayed its own smartwatch launch to early 2015 according to the report. Reference Link
October 17, 2014
16:55 EDTAAPL, INTCStocks end volatile week lower amid oil price plunge
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16:01 EDTAAPLOptions Update; October 17, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 1.75 to 38.58 Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR AMZN FB NFLX GILD CLF PBR according to Track Data.
15:46 EDTAAPLApple October weekly volatility elevated into Q4
Apple October weekly call option implied volatility is at 41, November is at 28, December is at 26, January is at 25 compared to its 26-week average of 25 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q4 on October 20.
13:18 EDTCELGLeerink's biotech analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
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09:47 EDTAGNValeant will not raise Allergan bid ahead of record date, CNBC reports
Valeant (VRX) will not raise its hostile takeover bid for Allergan (AGN) ahead of the record date for the vote, CNBC's David Faber reports. Allergan (AGN) is not currently in takeover talks with Actavis (ACT), Faber added.
09:45 EDTAGNAllergan not in deal talks with Actavis, CNBC reports
09:43 EDTAGNValeant not going to raise Allergan bid ahead of meeting, CNBC reports
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09:38 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading on
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09:32 EDTAAPLVirnetX files petitions, requests restoration of jury verdict against Apple
VirnetX (VHC) announced that it filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, requesting a rehearing and rehearing en banc of the Federal Circuit's September 14 decision concerning VirnetX's litigation against Apple (AAPL). In its petition, VirnetX is asking the court to rehear its decision with respect to damages and affirm the district court's damages award against Apple in full because the Federal Circuit's decision is contrary to the patent statute and Supreme Court precedent. VirnetX is also asking the Federal Circuit to reinstate the jury's award that Apple infringed the '504 and '211 patents on the basis that the district court correctly construed the claim term "secure communication link." Kendall Larsen, VirnetX CEO and President said, "We respectfully believe the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit erred in certain parts of its decision and are asking it to further review its decision. We look forward to readdressing the decision with the court and remain confident about the strength of our arguments regarding restoration of the jury's damages award."
07:53 EDTAAPLFBI Director urges Apple, Google to change course on encryption, WSJ says
FBI Director James Comey, making his most extensive statements to date on encrypted phones and operating systems in a speech at the Brookings Institution, urged Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG) to “take a step back, to pause to consider, I hope, a change of course,’’ and called on lawmakers to update federal rules on how the government can intercept and monitor communication, reported The Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
07:19 EDTAAPLApple 'extremely well' positioned into holiday season, says Cantor
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06:34 EDTAAPLApple iPad refresh in-line with expectations, says Deutsche Bank
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06:24 EDTAAPLGlobal notebook shipments estimated at over 45M units, Digitimes Research says
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06:14 EDTAAPLApple debuts iPhone 6 in China, WSJ reports
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06:13 EDTAAPLLVMH could pair with a tech company to launch smartwatch, WSJ reports
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMUY) says it could team up with with a technology company to launch a smartwatch for one of its brands, the Wall Street Journal reports. Jean-Claude Biver, president of LVMH’s watch division, commented "Maybe in nine months, we will have a smartwatch." Publicly traded smartwatch makers include Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG) and Samsung (SSNLF). Reference Link
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