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April 15, 2012
Jim Cramer said earnings are likely to be terrific next week. He reminded investors that the headlines are often wrong when it comes to corporate earnings, and the devil is always in the details. Cramer still told viewers to use caution and only buy after they've had time to digest the conference calls. GAME PLAN: (Monday) Citigroup (C ) will be watched to see if that beleaguered bank has anything to say in the way of a dividend, a buyback or anything positive for shareholders. If not, look for the entire banking sector to be weak, he said. (Tuesday) Earnings from Goldman Sachs (GS), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Coca-Cola (KO), IBM (IBM) and Intel (INTC). Cramer was bearish on Goldman and J&J, but expected Coke, IBM and Intel to all have bullish things to say. (Wednesday) Cramer said to buy Qualcomm (QCOM) on weakness and also American Express (AXP). American Express always trades lower after earnings, he noted, which is a great time to buy. (Thursday) Earnings for Morgan Stanley (MS), Bank of America (BAC) and Microsoft (MSFT). Cramer said he'd be a buyer of Morgan Stanley if the Spanish bond auction takes the market down. He wasn't excited about BofA, but did express interest in Microsoft on a pullback. (Friday) Reporting: General Electric (GE), Under Armour (UA), Honeywell (HON), Kimberly-Clark (KMB) and Schlumberger (SLB). Cramer was bullish on all these names, except for Schlumberger, which he told investors to just listen to for the latest read on oil and natural gas prices. EXECUTIVE DECISION: Cramer sat down with Sam Thomas, chairman, president and CEO of Chart Industries (GTLS), a gas-to-liquids equipment maker whose shares are just off their 52-week high. Cramer remained bullish on the use of natural gas and on Chart Inds. Closing out his week-long series of world-class growth stocks, Cramer highlighted yoga-inspired apparel maker Lululemon Athletica (LULU), a stock that's just 3pts off its 52-week high. Cramer called Lulu a junior growth company still in the early phases of its expansion. The company is seeing 26% increases in its same-store sales and has a huge runway to expand its store count, as well as potential in its Ivivva children's concept, and more. The balance sheet is pristine, with no debt, and shares trade at just 35x next year's earnings, with a 30% growth rate. Cramer praised management's execution. HOMEWORK: Howard Hughes (HHC) is too expensive at 166x earnings. Cramer prefers Federal Realty Trust (FRT). Cramer was also not a fan of Vocus (VOCS), a cloud software provider that's too speculative. Ubiquiti Networks (UBNT) has run too much and needs to cool before Cramer would be a buyer. TWEETS: Cramer said he still likes Nordic American Tanker (NAT), but fears that railroad CSX (CSX) has too much coal exposure. Western Digital (WDC), Cramer said there is nothing proprietary at the company and he prefers Intel (INTC). NO HUDDLE OFFENSE: Cramer said the weak Chinese GDP means that country will have to engineer the soft landing that everyone wants. Cramer said he's not worried about bank stock earnings, he wants to see revenues, which are finally on the uptick. Cramer said he too was concerned over Google's (GOOG) disappointing results, but then he remembered that the stock trades for just 12.5x earnings, even less if you back out the company's cash on hand. Add it all up and Cramer said the markets were probably ripe for a little profit taking, but it's certainly nothing to panic about. CLOSING COMMENTS: Cramer said that he's still bullish on JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and would be a monster buyer if the stock falls below $40 a share. He was also bullish on Wells Fargo (WFC). LIGHTNING ROUND: (Bullish) IP; MAR; WYN; HOT. (Bearish) GPOR; TEO; FWLT. Reference Link
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November 16, 2015
09:21 EDTMAR, HOTMarriott says Starwood to continue asset sale program
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09:19 EDTHOT, MAROn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Nexvet Biopharma (NVET), up 16.8% after NV-01 study meets primary endpoint... Protalix BioTherapeutics (PLX), up 4.8% after announcing that it will conduct a Phase III clinical trial for PRX-102... Array Biopharma (ARRY), up 4.3% after announcing a commercialization collaboration with Pierre Fabre... Perrigo (PRGO), up 2.1% after being upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Dillard's (DDS), down 11.7% after reporting quarterly results. ALSO LOWER: Clovis Oncology (CLVS), down 71.3% after the FDA requested additional clinical data for rociletinib... KaloBios Pharmaceuticals (KBIO), down 48.9% after announcing that it will wind down its operations... Starwood Hotels (HOT), down 6.3% after announcing that Marriott (MAR) will acquire the company... Marriott is down 2.4%... Five Below (FIVE), down 3.1% after being downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank.
09:13 EDTHOT, MARMarriott CEO Sorenson says Starwood brands to 'remain in place'
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09:07 EDTCCiti completes OneMain sale
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08:58 EDTHOT, MAR, JPM, AXPAmerican Express slips following Marriott, Starwood deal announcement
Shares of American Express (AXP) are slipping in pre-market trading following the news that Marriott (MAR) and Starwood Hotels & Resorts (HOT) have agreed to merge. In early June, American Express and Starwood announced new benefits to the Starwood Preferred Guest credit card. Marriott, however, has its co-brand program with JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and the early weakness in American Express shares could reflect concern over a potential change in the merged hotels' co-brand relationships. In pre-market trading, AxEx shares are down about 0.5% to $70.88.
08:57 EDTMAR, HOTMarriott says 'committed' to management and franchise strategy
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08:38 EDTCSpringleaf downgraded after settlement on acquisition reached at BMO Capital
As noted earlier, BMO Capital downgraded Springleaf to Market Perform from Outperform. The firm noted that it had recommended buying the stock based on its belief that the company's acquisition of OneMain from Citi (C) had a higher probability of closing than was reflected by the shares. The firm downgraded Spingleaf after the company reached a settlement with governments that will enable the deal to close.
07:50 EDTIBMUBS to hold a conference
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07:40 EDTGSBuffett says lower stakes in Goldman, Wal-Mart doesn't reflect lower confidence
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07:36 EDTGSBerkshire Hathaway discloses new AT&T stake in quarterly update
Berkshire Hathaway gave a quarterly update on its stakes in a filing this morning. NEW STAKES: AT&T (T), Kraft Heinz (KHC), Liberty Lilac Group (LILA). INCREASED STAKES: Phillips 66 (PSX), Charter (CHTR), Liberty Media (LMCK), Suncor (SU), General Motors (GM). DECREASED STAKES: Goldman Sachs (GS), Wal-Mart (WMT), Deere (DE), Chicago Bridge & Iron (CBI), WABCO (WBC). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Viacom (VIAB).
07:18 EDTHOT, WYNDeutsche Bank to hold a conference
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06:48 EDTGSGoldman, Thomas H. Lee agree to buy GCA Services from Blackstone, Reuters says
According to sources, Reuters reports that the private equity unit of Goldman Sachs (GS) and Thomas H. Lee Partners have agreed to buy GCA Services Group, a facility management company, from Blackstone (BX) for about $1B, including debt. Goldman and Thomas H. Lee will have equal participation in the consortium that will buy GCA. Reference Link
06:27 EDTGOOGYandex extends Google antitrust battle to EU, Bloomberg reports
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06:19 EDTMAR, HOTMarriott & Starwood to host joint conference call
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06:12 EDTHOT, MARMarriott volatility flat into acquiring Starwood for $12.2B
Marriott (MAR) November call option implied volatility is at 31, December is at 28; compared to its 52-week range of 19 to 41, suggesting non-directional price movement into acquiring Starwood (HOT) for $12.2B in cash, stock.
06:09 EDTMAR, HOTMarriott to acquire Starwood for $12.2B in cash, stock
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06:09 EDTMAR, HOTStarwood November volatility up into Marriott acquiring for $12.2B
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06:05 EDTHOT, MARMarriott to acquire Starwood for $12.2B in cash, stock
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05:42 EDTIBMXilinx, IBM announce strategic collaboration
IBM (IBM), and Xilinx (XLNX) announced a multi-year strategic collaboration to enable higher performance and energy-efficient data center applications through Xilinx FPGA-enabled workload acceleration on IBM POWER-based systems. IBM and Xilinx, through a private signed agreement and collaboration through the OpenPOWER Foundation, are teaming to develop open acceleration infrastructures, software and middleware to address emerging applications such as machine learning, network functions virtualization, or NFV, genomics, high performance computing, or HPC, and big data analytics. As part of the IBM and Xilinx strategic collaboration, IBM Systems Group developers will create solution stacks for POWER-based servers, storage and middleware systems with Xilinx FPGA accelerators for data center architectures such as OpenStack, Docker, and Spark. IBM will also develop and qualify Xilinx accelerator boards into IBM Power Systems servers. Xilinx is developing and will release POWER-based versions of its leading software defined SDAccel Development Environment and libraries for the OpenPOWER developer community. Additionally, IBM and Xilinx will continue to further utilize IBM's innovative Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface, or CAPI, to deliver accelerated computing value to its clients. CAPI, a unique feature built into the POWER architecture, provides Xilinx and the technology industry at large with the ability to build tightly integrated, coherent solutions right on top of the POWER architecture.
05:37 EDTCCiti appointed successor depository bank for Technip ADR program
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