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March 11, 2012
Jim Cramer told his "Mad Money" TV show viewers on Friday that next week brings renewed hope. He said if there's another big sell-off, he's just got the stock to buy. Cramer's game plan for the week of March 12th included several "look-and-listen" earnings calls. MONDAY: Clean Energy (CLNE) should provide a read on natural gas adoption for America's truck fleet, while Urban Outfitters (URBN) needs to detail a plan to reignite growth. TUESDAY brings a pair of investor conferences in the oil patch. Cramer said that Anadarko Petroleum (APC) and Chevron (CVX) should give investors a handle on the state of the world's oil and gas supply. The Federal Reserve also meets. WEDNESDAY: Cramer said he'll be watching the short squeeze in Vera Bradley (VRA), a stock he's previously said is far to hot to handle. FRIDAY: the February consumer price index and industrial production numbers will also provide some "look and listen" data points. So what should investors actually buy next week? Cramer said he's bullish on the IPO of Dreamware, an ecommerce software maker. But his pick of the week was discount retailer Ross Stores (ROST), a stock Cramer said he'd buy aggressively on any weakness or sell-off in the market. EXECUTIVE DECISION: Cramer spoke with Gordon Kerr, president and CEO of Enerplus (ERF), a Canadian oil and gas producer that sports a hefty 9.1% yield. Kerr plans to continue to spend money adding acreage and reserves in both the Bakken and Marcellus shale fields here in the U.S. Kerr said the dividend is safe and Enerplus will even be expanding its dividend reinvestment plan to include U.S. shareholders soon. Cramer said he's a fan of Enerplus. SPECULATION FRIDAY: Cramer focused on Solazyme (SZYM), which develops an industrial biotech platform that uses algae to turn plants into specialty oils. The company has almost no sales and even fewer profits, but does have a ton of potential applications. It has created a host of valuable partnerships. Cramer said the market opportunities for Solazyme are gigantic, if the company can actually ramp up production of its technologies in any one of its many market opportunities. The company has enough capital to fund itself, with $243M in cash, a solid balance sheet and the ability to borrow more if it needs to. Cramer said with no real catalyst until 2013, the decision to own Solazyme should only be made if investors feel it fits their personal risk tolerances. HOMEWORK: Cramer followed up on Verifone Systems (PAY), a stock he said he saw a lot of good things in the company's earnings results and thinks the stock is cheap at 16x earnings. Cramer said that Provident Energy (PVX) is dead money, as the company ponders a recent takeover bid. Heckmann (HEK), Cramer said that he's still a buyer as the business is still good. Cramer was also bullish on Kellogg's (K) and one he likes more than Heinz (HNZ). Cramer also reiterated his buy on Solar Capital (SLRC), as the company's cash flow more than covers its dividend. NO HUDDLE OFFENSE: Cramer said the markets used to use the phrase "growth versus value," which made sense. In markets like ours, when the consumer is feeling better and input costs are falling, discretionary stocks like Under Armour (UA) and Lululemon Athletica (LULU) can power higher, which is why growth names across the board are charging higher. CLOSING COMMENTS: Cramer reiterated that the way to play Apple (AAPL) is by buying Apple. He added that Broadcom (BRCM) and Qualcomm (QCOM) are also great derivative stocks. Reference Link
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November 11, 2015
16:00 EDTAAPLOptions Update; November 11, 2015
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15:38 EDTAAPLApple at work on potential rival to PayPal Venmo payment service, WSJ reports
Apple (AAPL) is in talks with U.S. banks to create a mobile person-to-person payment service, reported The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter. Apple's service, which would likely be linked to the company's Apple Pay system and could get off the ground next year, would compete with PayPal's (PYPL) Venmo platform, the Journal said. Paypal shares fell 2.5% in afternoon trading following the report. Reference Link
15:33 EDTAAPLPayPal dips after report of Apple woking on payment service
Shares Paypal (PYPL) are down 1.7% following a Dow Jones report that says Apple (AAPL) is working on a mobile person-to-person payment service that could challenge Paypal's Venmo.
15:31 EDTAAPLApple in talks with banks on mobile person-to-person payment sevice, DJ says
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14:51 EDTAAPLApple CEO Cook vows to stay in Ireland regardless of tax verdict, RTE says
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12:56 EDTROSTOptions with increasing call volume
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12:17 EDTAPCOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
Stocks on Wall Street were slightly higher at midday following a morning of lackluster trading, which may be due to lower volume on account of the observance of Veteran's Day. There were four initial public offerings that priced and each opened above their offering; a better reflection of the syndicate market than several weeks ago when deals could not be completed. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the economic calendar was quiet with no major announcements. U.S. bond markets are closed in observance of Veteran's Day. In China, industrial output rose 5.6% in October, matching March's reading as the weakest since 2008. Retail sales climbed 11% last month, beating expectations. COMPANY NEWS: In another sign of China's transition from a purely industrial economy to one driven more by consumption, Alibaba Group (BABA)reported blockbuster sales for the 11.11 shopping festival, better known as "Singles' Day." By the end of Wednesday in China, gross merchandise volume on Alibaba's platforms hit $14.3B, far exceeding last year's 24-hour total of $9.3B, but shares of the Chinese e-commerce giant trading in New York slid 2%... Shares of Macy's (M) plunged over 13.5% and its peers followed it lower after the department store operator cut its outlook for fiscal year 2015 after reporting third quarter revenue that missed analysts' estimates. Macy's also said it will not be pursuing the formation of a real estate investment trust. Conversely, J.C. Penney (JCP) reported stronger than expected same-store sale growth and previewed that its soon-to-be reported earnings and gross margin performance in the third quarter exceeded its expectations, but the stock was caught in Macy's downdraft, falling about 2.5%... The boards of Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) and SABMiller (SBMRY) announced that they have reached agreement on the terms of a combination deal worth $107B. In relation to their deal, Molson Coors (TAP) entered into a definitive agreement to purchase SABMiller's (SBMRY) 58% stake in MillerCoors, the joint venture formed in the United States in 2008, in a transaction valued at $12B. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Atmel (ATML), which rallied 4% after Dialog Semiconductor (DLGNF) said that it continues to "strongly" support its agreement to acquire Atmel. Also higher was Amazon (AMZN), which gained 2% after an analyst at Morgan Stanley raised his price target on the company's stock to $800 from $750M, citing the growing AWS opportunity. Among the noteworthy losers was Horizon Pharma (HZNP), which fell over 16% after Express Scripts (ESRX) cut ties with specialty pharmacy Linden Care, which is used by Horizon and Insys Therapeutics (INSY), which also dropped 9%. Also lower was SunEdison (SUNE), which lost another 14.5%, adding more losses to yesterday's post-earnings slide after UBS cut its price target on the company's shares to $6 from $9. In addition, Anadarko (APC) and Apache (APA) fell about 3.5% and 6%, respectively, after Anadarko confirmed that it sent a takeover proposal to Apache, which it later withdrew. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 3.87, or 0.02%, to 17,762.08, the Nasdaq was up 14.42, or 0.28%, to 5,097.66, and the S&P 500 was up 0.78, or 0.04%, to 2,082.50.
11:06 EDTURBNUrban Outfitters volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
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09:38 EDTAAPLApple slides lower, levels to watch
The stock was last at $116, down fractionally on the day so far but suggesting a test at $115 is possible. That level has been important support in the past. Below it, support the next key level is at the $105 area. There is still a potential bearish head and shoulders pattern on the long-term chart that would trigger below that point. Resistance is at yesterday's closing price at $116.77.
09:38 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading on open
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08:36 EDTAPCApache drops 5.44% after Anadarko says withdraws merger proposal
08:35 EDTAPCAnadarko says 'no discussions of substance' occurred with Apache
08:35 EDTAPCAnadarko says non-binding offer for Apache was withdrawn
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08:35 EDTAPCAnadarko confirms it sent Apache non-binding offer to acquire the company
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08:34 EDTAPCAnadarko confirms it sent Apache non-binding offer to acquire the company
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08:02 EDTBRCMBroadcom appoints Hadi Nahari as Security Chief Technology Officer
Brocade (BRCM) announced the appointment of Hadi Nahari as vice president and Security Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining Brocade, he was chief security architect of mobile and software platforms at NVIDIA (NVDA).
06:34 EDTAAPLApple acquired 15 firms in past year, 6 unknown, AppleInsider reports
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06:27 EDTAAPLApple to hire an additional 1,000 staff in Ireland, Reuters reports
Apple is set to add 1,000 jobs in Ireland, Reuters reports, citing comments made by Irish jobs minister Richard Burton. The jobs are expected to be added at Apple's base in Cork. Reference Link
06:21 EDTAAPLApple Music available for Android, BuzzFeed News reports
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05:53 EDTQCOMStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; QCOM TRIP
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