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April 4, 2012
22:28 EDTBBBY, COP, GLD, SLV, BIDU, SINA, ECA, LINE, TM, AAPL, MSFT, INTC, CCI, AMT, VZ, T, SBAC, XOMJim Cramer's "Mad Money"
Jim Cramer said, when investors are ready to sell at the drop of a hat; that's a clear sign you're in a bull market. He said that Europe no longer has a strangle hold over U.S. markets and if the Fed isn't willing to help out the markets, then the U.S. economy must be even better than we expected. Cramer said there are still many positives in the markets, including a resurgence in real estate and strong retail sales, as evidenced by Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY). All of these facts point to Wednesday's sell-off being just a pause, said Cramer, and not a top in the markets. Oil prices are still high, noted Cramer, but this time it's due to real global demand and not rampant speculation. Gold stocks are in decline, but that's only because they can't find enough gold to take advantage of record-high prices, he said. Investors looking for a way to play on the wireless data explosion should look no further than SBA Communications (SBAC), Cramer told viewers. With over 300 million wireless subscribers in the U.S. and new data-hungry devices like the iPad on the way, Cramer said the tower companies are among the least risky ways to play the wireless data revolution. With the need for more wireless data growing by the day, Cramer said it's no wonder that wireless carriers like AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) are beginning to invest in infrastructure after a multi-year hiatus. So why SBA over rivals American Tower (AMT) and Crown Castle (CCI)? Cramer said that both SBA and American Tower are superior to Crown Castle, but among the two, he likes SBA more because of its superior portfolio of towers and its growth potential. Cramer said the economics at SBA are superb. SBA recently closed a secondary offering of stock, noted Cramer, which is giving investors a rare opportunity to buy shares at a discount to where they would normally trade. He told viewers to use this weakness to buy in. OFF THE CHARTS: Cramer outlined the fundamental reasons why he's bullish on both Intel (INTC) and Microsoft (MSFT). He said while these tech titans were the heart and soul of the PC revolution of the '80s and '90s, new product cycles are breathing new life into these all but forgotten companies. Cramer said of course he likes Apple (AAPL) more than either of these two names, but with Intel and Microsoft paying a 3% and 2.5% dividend, respectively, "how can investors go wrong?" LIGHTNING ROUND: Toyota Motor (TM) the auto companies have had a big move - Cramer is a seller. Cramer likes Linn Energy (LINE), but is not about to dump Encana (ECA) here. He is not a believer in the Chinese market so he is only recommending Baidu.com (BIDU), not Sina Corp (SINA). Cramer is ringing the register on silver and iShares Silver Trust (SLV). He likes the SPDR Gold Shares (GLD). ConocoPhillips (COP) is splitting itself up -- he likes that better than Exxon Mobil (XOM). He would trim positions in XOM. Reference Link
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April 2, 2014
16:00 EDTAAPLOptions Update; April 2, 2014
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14:05 EDTMSFTMicrosoft announces Windows Phone 8.1, Windows 8.1 update at conference
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12:50 EDTMSFTMicrosoft Windows 8.1 update to be available April 8
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12:48 EDTAAPLGT Advanced rallies after Goldman raises price target
Shares of GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) - which makes sapphire products and solar energy equipment - are climbing after Goldman Sachs raised its price target on the stock in a note to investors earlier today. WHAT'S NEW: Goldman Sachs analyst Brian Lee raised his 2015 and 2016 earnings per share estimates for GT Advanced, as he is more upbeat about the outlook for the company's equipment business. GT Advanced's deal to supply sapphire for upcoming Apple (AAPL) devices is worth $15 per share for GT if the deal goes as expected, and up to $25 if the deal exceeds expectations, contended Lee. The analyst raised his price target on the stock to $24 from $20 and kept a Buy rating on the shares. OTHERS TO WATCH: Rubicon Technology (RBCN) also makes sapphire. That stock was upgraded to Overweight from Neutral in a note to investors from JPMorgan yesterday. JPMorgan expected Rubicon to benefit from a pick-up in demand for LEDs and sapphire covers. The stock surged yesterday in the wake of the upgrade. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, GT Advanced climbed $1.13, or 6.5%, to $18.51, while Rubicon fell 2.8% to $12.62.
12:41 EDTMSFTMicrosoft announces Windows Phone 8.1 personal assistant Cortana
Windows Phone 8.1 personal voice assistant Cortana is powered by Bing, and can be opened by a Live Tile on the home screen or via a phone's search button. Cortana can add items to calendars, set alarms, and find nearby restaurants.
12:27 EDTMSFTMicrosoft Phone 8.1 update to roll out to consumers in next few months
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11:15 EDTAAPLAmazon says Fire TV 'three times as powerful' as Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast
09:57 EDTSINASINA trades higher following upgrade, levels to watch
Pacific Crest earlier upgraded the shares to Outperform, with an $88 price target. Shares are up over 2% to $62.82. At that price, resistance is at $63.77 and then at $64.89. Support is at $61.78.
09:35 EDTBIDU, AAPLActive equity options trading on open
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09:18 EDTAAPLOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:51 EDTVZ, TSeveral communications companies could be bought, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer says that the following communications companies could become takeover targets: T-Mobile (TMUS), DirecTV (DTV), DISH (DISH), Level 3 (LVLT), tw telecom(TWTC), and Rackspace (RAX). The firm calls T-Mobile "a prime target," and thinks the company has several potential suitors and is best positioned to benefit from current trends. Oppenheimer expects the major surviving companies in the space to be Comcast (CMCSA), AT&T (T), Verizon (VZ), and Sprint (S). It keeps Outperform ratings on T-Mobile, Rackspace, Comcast, and Verizon. It has Perform ratings on Level 3, tw telecom, and Sprint.
07:23 EDTAAPLApple (AAPL) to act like Google (GOOG) in ad push, Business Insider says
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07:03 EDTMSFTMicrosoft CEO to lay out vision for Windows at Build, Business Insider says
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06:45 EDTAAPLAmazon expected to announce media streaming device today, Business Insider says
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06:08 EDTINTCIntel setting up $100M fund for China, WSJ reports
Intel's venture capital arm will establish a $100M fund to help accelerate the creation of new devices that use its chips, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing comments made at an event for developers. The company is also setting up an innovation center in Shenzhen, China. Reference Link
05:58 EDTAAPLSamsung lawyer calls Apple claims 'gross exaggeration,' Re/code reports
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05:57 EDTAAPLPiper positive on Apple shares ahead of product cycle
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05:53 EDTTMVolkswagen may set up first car plant in Thailand, Bloomberg reports
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05:48 EDTGLDSPDR Gold Trust overall implied volatility at 16; 26-week average is 19
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05:48 EDTSLViShares Silver Trust overall implied volatility at 25; 26-week average is 30
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