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April 1, 2012
09:27 EDTLNG, ARCC, EMC, ARNA, LIZ, RIMM, KO, SHFL, NTAP, DNKN, DG, RNDY, TIBX, AEP, GPS, MON, BBBY, KMX, STZ, CMIJim Cramer's "Mad Money"
Jim Cramer said if the Chinese don't deliver on an interest rate cut by Sunday, then Q2 could start out ugly, with less momentum to keep pushing stocks higher. That's why Cramer's game plan for next week's trading was on the cautious side. Cramer said the markets will also be watching the latest German manufacturing numbers. TUESDAY: Cramer said the markets will be watching the latest auto and truck sales. If higher gasoline prices are hurting the U.S. economy, Cramer said it will show up on Tuesday. He told viewers that weak truck sales will be especially bad for Cummins (CMI). WEDNESDAY: Monsanto (MON) and Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) reports - Cramer expects good things from both companies and would be a buyer on any weakness from either. THURSDAY: Carmax (KMX) will give another read on the U.S. consumer and higher gas prices. Cramer advised not buying Carmax ahead of the quarter. He was also bullish on Constellation Brands (STZ) and said that the latest retail sales data will make Gap Stores (GPS) the stock to watch in the retail group. FRIDAY: The latest unemployment numbers being released. Cramer expects weakness from the decline in oil and gas drilling, thanks to America's inept energy policy. IPOs: Cramer told viewers to get in on Retail Properties of America, which will begin trading under the ticker RPAI. EXECUTIVE DECISION: Cramer checked in with Nick Akins, president and CEO of American Electric Power (AEP), one of America's top generators of electricity and a company with a 4.9% dividend yield. The shares are down 6.6% for the year over concerns that 65% of the company's power is derived from coal. Cramer said that AEP remains a great, solid company with a great yield, one that deserves a spot in every investor's portfolio. Cramer also spoke with Vivek Ranadive, chairman and CEO of TIBCO Software (TIBX), whose shares fall 6% Friday after it reported a 1c earnings beat on higher-than-expected revenue. Shares of TIBCO, a big data analytics provider, are up 27% since Cramer last spoke with Ranadive on Jan. 11. Ranadive was very bullish on TIBCO's prospects and Cramer remained bullish on TIBCO. MAD TWEETS: Cramer said that no investor should ever have more than 20% of his or her portfolios in speculative stocks. He recommended Roundy's Supermarket (RNDY), a little-known midwest supermarket purveyor with 159 locations under five different brands. Roundy's came public to little fanfare on Feb. 7 and after a modest 6% rise on its first day, shares have been creeping higher, up 26% so far. But what makes Roundy's unique, said Cramer, is its incredible 8.5% dividend yield, one that's triple the industry average. Roundy's, which trades at a scant 7x earnings, is far too cheap, given the company's 10% growth rate. NO HUDDLE OFFENSE: Cramer sounded off against the critics who feel that red-hot IPOs are a sign the markets have gotten too hot to handle. Cramer said nothing could be farther from the truth, as the big secondary offerings from Dollar General (DG) and Dunkin Brands (DNKN) proved this week. Both offerings immediately turned a profit for those who got in on the deal. LIGHTNING ROUND: (Bullish) ARCC; EMC; ARNA. (Bearish) LIZ; RIMM; KO; SHFL; NTAP; LNG. Reference Link
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September 4, 2014
07:45 EDTTIBXTIBCO Software volatility expected to move on reviewing alternatives
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07:20 EDTCMIAugsut truck orders well ahead of expectations, says Jefferies
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05:24 EDTCMIAugust Class 8 truck orders below expectations, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo notes that ACT Research reported August Class 5-8 truck orders were up 14% year-over-year but declined 6% from July. Class 8 net orders were 25,400, up 30% year-over-year and down 16% sequentially from July, below Wells' expectation of 27,000-30,000. The firm says Class 8 orders remained strong, however. Wells believes the modest Class 8 truck backlog decline may be a short-term neutral to negative for truck-related stocks, such as Cummins (CMI), Navistar (NAV) and PACCAR (PCAR).
September 3, 2014
18:39 EDTTIBXOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Bazaarvoice (BV), up 8%... PVH Corp. (PVH), consensus 5.4%... Iteris (ITI), up 9.1%... H&R Block (HRB), up 1.5%. ALSO HIGHER: Bolt Technology (BOLT), up 34.8% following news that it will be acquired by Teledyne (TDY)... Tibco Software (TIBX), up 10% after announcing that it is reviewing strategic alternatives... Morgans Hotel (MHGC), up 5.1% after commenting on ongoing review of strategic alternatives. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Shoe Carnival (SCVL), down 7 .7%... AeroVironment (AVAV), down 5.9%. ALSO LOWER: Yum! Brands (YUM), down 3.9% after updating third quarter China division Same Store Sales guidance... Northstar Realty (NRF), down 2.3% after filing to sell 45M shares with a forward component.
16:11 EDTTIBXTIBCO announces review of strategic alternatives
TIBCO Software announced that its board unanimously initiated on August 16 a review of a variety of strategic and financial alternatives available to the company through the formation of a Special Committee of independent directors, composed of Nanci Caldwell, David West and Eric Dunn. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Goldman, Sachs & Co. have been retained to assist in this review.
12:06 EDTKMXCarMax says hiring for over 1,000 positions across the country
09:01 EDTKOKeurig Green Mountain, Coca-Cola expand agreement to Keurig hot brewing system
Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) and The Coca Cola Company (KO) have expanded the companiesí innovative partnership to offer select beverages from the portfolio of The Coca Cola Companyís still brands in the Keurig hot brewing system in the United States and Canada. Honest Tea will be the first brand from The Coca Cola Company available in K-Cupģ packs. In February 2014, the companies signed a 10-year agreement to collaborate on the development and introduction of The Coca Cola Company's global brand portfolio for use in Keurigís forthcoming Keurig Coldô at-home beverage system, available in Keurigís fiscal year 2015. As part of that agreement Coca-Cola acquired a 10% minority equity position in Keurig and subsequently announced its intention to increase its stake up to 16%.
07:00 EDTEMCCredit Suisse recommends buying EMC, Nokia into 2H
Credit Suisse recommends buying EMC (EMC) and Nokia (NOK) into 2H. The firm believes EMC remains undervalued and sees different paths of value creation that include cash returns and a spin-off of VMware (VMW) and that Nokia will see 2H revenue growth following recent divestitures and recent contract momentum. Both are Outperform rated.
September 2, 2014
16:25 EDTDGOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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12:09 EDTDGOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were mixed at midday, with the Nasdaq clinging to narrow gains and the Dow and S&P both down about 0.25%. Stocks began the session basically unchanged but turned mixed within minutes of the open. The volume has been light and the market has moved in a narrow range, continuing the type of pattern that was seen all of last week ahead of the holiday. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., Markit's final manufacturing PMI for August dipped slightly from the flash print of 58.0 to 57.9, but that was up from July's 55.8 reading. ISM's manufacturing index for August climbed to 59.0 from 57.1 in July, beating expectations. Construction spending bounced back 1.8% in July, beating expectations for it to have risen 1.0% after declining in the prior month. In Asia, HSBC's final manufacturing PMI for China edged down to 50.2 from the preliminary 50.3 August reading, which was already down from the 51.7 report in July. The Chinese government's official purchasing managers index came in at 51.1 for August, which was down from its 51.7 reading in July. In Europe, the Eurozone's final manufacturing PMI for August was revised down to 50.7 from 51.8 in the preliminary reading. COMPANY NEWS: Apple (AAPL) was in the headlines following a celebrity photo hack involving several of its iCloud accounts. Despite the negative publicity from those events, the stock gained nearly 1% after noted Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster raised his price target on the tech giant's shares to $120 from $105, citing the upcoming launch of new products and services. Another firm, Cantor, said in its own note to investors that it believes that Apple will have its most exciting product launches "in many years" over the next few months... In M&A news, Dollar General (DG) rose almost 1% after increasing its all-cash proposal to buy Family Dollar (FDO) to $80.00 per share and also increasing the number of stores that it would be willing to agree to divest to 1,500 if ordered by the FTC. Shares of Family Dollar, which previously rejected Dollar General's prior proposal on the basis of antitrust regulatory concerns, traded above the new offer price, while Dollar Tree (DLTR), which currently has a merger agreement deal in place with Family Dollar, also gained 1.5%. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were two other companies involved in M&A, one which was a buyer and one which was bought. Norwegian Cruise Line (NCLH) advanced 12% after agreeing to acquire upscale peer Prestige Cruises for $3.03B, while Compuware (CPWR) rose over 12% after the company confirmed it agreed to be acquired by private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo in a transaction valued at approximately $2.5B. Among the noteworthy losers was Exelixis (EXEL), which plunged 53% after its phase 3 pivotal trial of cabozantinib in certain men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer did not meet its primary endpoint and the stock was downgraded by at least three Street research firms. Also lower was lease-to-own retailer CONN'S (CONN), which dropped 30% and was downgraded at Piper Jaffray after weakness in its credit operations prompted a Q2 earnings miss and caused the company to cut its fiscal year guidance. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was down 43.58, or 0.25%, to 17,054.87, the Nasdaq was up 2.97, or 0.06%, to 4,583.24, and the S&P 500 was down 4.83, or 0.24%, to 1,998.54.
11:21 EDTNTAPNetApp says driving organic growth is priority for use of capital
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10:09 EDTKOStudy finds adverse heart events associated with energy drinks, ScienceWR says
A study presented at the European Society of Cardiology congress concluded that caffeinated energy drinks can be associated with several adverse heart conditions including angina, cardiac arrhythmia and sudden death, reported Science World Report. Monster Beverage (MNST) markets energy drinks and recently struck a deal to acquire additional energy drink brands from Coca-Cola (KO). PepsiCo also markets energy drinks. Reference Link
09:35 EDTGPSGap identified as top pick at Sterne Agee
Sterne Agee identified Gap as its best pick for 2H14, as the firm sees multiple drivers of improved operating performance and stock price gains for the company. Among these drivers are easy compares and company specific initiatives, according to the firm. It raised its price target on the stock to $52 from $50 and sees its risk/reward ratio as very compelling.
08:40 EDTKMXCarMax checks indicate Q2 comp growth may be weaker than expected, says RW Baird
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08:36 EDTDGFamily Dollar confirms receipt of revised unsolicited proposal from Dollar General
Family Dollar Stores (FDO) confirmed that it has received a revised, non-binding, unsolicited proposal from Dollar General (DG) to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Family Dollar. Consistent with its fiduciary duties and subject to the terms of its existing merger agreement with Dollar Tree (DLTR), Family Dollarís Board of Directors, in consultation with its legal and financial advisors, will review and consider the revised proposal. The company's Board of Directors has not changed its recommendation in support of the merger with Dollar Tree. Family Dollar will have no further comment on Dollar Generalís proposal until the Board has completed its review.
08:18 EDTARNAArena Pharmaceuticals' APD811 granted orphan drug status
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08:05 EDTDNKNDunkin' Brands opens locations in West Coast
Dunkin' Donuts announces opening of its first locations on the West Coast in Modesto and Santa Monica.
06:16 EDTDGDollar General increases proposal to board of Family Dollar to $80 per share
Dollar General (DG) announced that it has sent an enhanced acquisition proposal to the board of Family Dollar Stores (FDO). Under the terms of the revised proposal, Dollar General would increase its all-cash proposal for all outstanding shares of Family Dollar to $80.00 per share. Dollar General also increased the number of stores that it would be willing to agree to divest to 1,500 if ordered by the FTC, as further evidence of its confidence in its ability to obtain antitrust approval, has agreed to pay a $500M reverse break-up fee to Family Dollar relating to antitrust matters. All other terms and conditions of the proposal remain unchanged. Dollar Generalís revised proposal provides Family Dollarís shareholders with approximately $640M of additional aggregate value over Dollar Treeís offer and represents a premium of 31.9 percent over the closing price of $60.66 for Family Dollar stock on the day prior to the Dollar Tree announcement. In addition, Dollar General has engaged additional counsel, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, to independently review its antitrust work. The independent review validated Dollar Generalís analysis that the proposed transaction can be completed on the terms previously proposed.
06:04 EDTDGDollar General to raise offer for Family Dollar to $80/share, CNBC reports
Dollar General (DG) is going to raise its all-cash bid for Family Dollar (FDO) to $80 per share or around $9.1B, CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin reports, citing sources. Dollar General is willing to sell up to 1,500 stores if required by the FTC under the new offer, Sorkin adds. Family Dollar has continued to recommend a merger with Dollar Tree (DLTR). Reference Link
06:01 EDTDGDollar General raises offer for Family Dollar to $80/share, CNBC reports
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