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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
News For CMI;MON;BBBY;KMX;STZ;GPS;AEP;TIBX;RNDY;DG;DNKN;ARCC;EMC;ARNA;LIZ;RIMM;KO;SHFL;NTAP;LNG From The Last 14 Days
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August 13, 2014
16:02 EDTNTAPNetApp sees Q2 adjusted EPS 66c-71c, consensus 69c
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16:01 EDTNTAPNetApp reports Q1 EPS 60c, consensus 57c
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15:05 EDTNTAPNotable companies reporting after market close
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11:20 EDTNTAPNetApp technical comments ahead of earnings
In the prior three months the stock has outperformed the broader averages, trading up over 12.8%. The trend has been decidedly bullish in this interval without much volatility. This suggests investors and traders are comfortable with the company's prospects and the absence of a substantial short-base reinforces that outlook. When we look at a longer-term chart, it is apparent that the last three months has been a nearly symmetrical but inverse move of the previous quarter. A level that stands out clearly as a result of this six-month long dip and recovery is at $40. The stock would be back on a more neutral technical basis if it can retake and build on a move above the $40 level. And that would given the current price at $39.26 be an easy move if the fundamental news supports it. Additional resistance levels above $40 are at $41.57 and then at $44.32. Both of those levels are prior pivot points on a closing basis. If the news disappoints there are some well-defined levels from the last six months that could become downside objectives. A risk is that without much of a short-base, downside moves could be more extreme. On a scale of increasing disappointment, supports are at $38.12, $36.38, $35, and $33.72.
08:35 EDTSTZConstellation Brands to acquire Casa Noble tequila brand, terms not disclosed
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08:04 EDTTIBXTIBCO holder Praesidium urges company to conduct formal sale process
Praesidium Investment Management, which beneficially owns approximately 5.4M shares of TIBCO Software, announced last night that it sent a letter to TIBCO's Board of Directors, in which it stated in part: "We were happy to read in the Wall Street Journal that TIBCO Software has started to reach out to potential acquirers. We support the Company's exploration of a potential sale as a way to maximize shareholder value. However, the article states that the talks are not part of a formal process and are being spearheaded by TIBCO's CEO, Vivek Ranadive. We strongly believe that a rigorous, formal process is required in order for the Board to make a fully informed decision in good faith regarding whether a sale, a stand-alone strategy or another alternative is in the best interests of the Company's shareholders. In order to avoid conflicts of interest, we think that it is imperative that the Board form a special committee of independent directors and that the special committee engage with an investment bank and legal advisors...We believe the Board has an opportunity to create a significant amount of value for shareholders through a formal and well run sales process. Praesidium, as a large, long-term TIBCO shareholder, would be more than willing to assist the special committee in pursuit of maximizing value for TIBCO shareholders. We intend to provide the Board our analysis and views on who we see as the potential strategic acquirers and how TIBCO's products would fit with each."
August 12, 2014
16:00 EDTKOOptions Update; August 12, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 20c to 31.65. Option volume leaders: AAPL MNKD TWTR TSLA KMI KATE MGM NFLX KO according to Track Data.
07:36 EDTDGDollar Tree filing shows Family Dollar talks underway before Icahn involvement
A regulatory filing explaining the history of the merger agreement between Dollar Tree (DLTR) and Family Dollar (FDO) showed that, on February 24, a representative of Dollar Tree's financial advisor, JPMorgan, made a telephone call to a representative of Morgan Stanley to express Dollar Tree's interest in discussing a potential business combination transaction with Family Dollar. The filing also states that on June 6 Carl Icahn and certain of his affiliates filed a Schedule 13D disclosing that together they beneficially owned approximately 9.39% of the then-outstanding shares of Family Dollar common stock and that they wished to discuss with Family Dollar its business and strategies to enhance stockholder value. That day, Icahn telephoned Howard Levine, Chairman and CEO of Family Dollar, to discuss the Schedule 13D filing and to express an interest in additional communications with Family Dollar's management regarding the company's current operations and future plans, including potential strategic opportunities and potential business combination transactions. Levine asked Icahn whether he would be willing to sign a non-disclosure agreement and Icahn declined, the filing stated. Additionally on June 6, a member of the board of directors of "Company A" emailed Levine to suggest that they speak. On June 7, Levine and the member of the board of directors of Company A had a telephone conversation, during which the representative of Company A "indicated that Company A would be reluctant to participate in the negotiation of a transaction with Family Dollar if Mr. Icahn were to have a role in or control over the process," the filing states, without identifying Company A. Many, including the Wall Street Journal, have surmised that "Company A" in the filing may refer to Dollar General (DG).
07:13 EDTNTAPNetApp shares remain inexpensive, says Cantor
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August 11, 2014
15:25 EDTAEPGoldman to hold a conference
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11:21 EDTTIBXTIBCO management to meet with JMP Securities
Meeting to be held in Palo Alto, CA on August 14 hosted by JMP Securities.
10:19 EDTGPSOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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07:15 EDTCMICummins and Allison Transmission remain well positioned says Barclays
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07:07 EDTGPSGap initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse
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07:05 EDTBBBYDeutsche Bank discusses LBO chatter in Retail space
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06:56 EDTLNGTuohy Brothers to hold a conference
Energy 1:1 Conference to be held in New York on August 11-12.
August 8, 2014
18:07 EDTGPSGap shares poised to rise, Barron's reports
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09:15 EDTGPSOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: NVIDIA (NVDA), up 4.2%, upgraded at Needham following its better than expected Q2 results... Arista Networks (ANET), up 8%, upgraded at Citigroup following better than expected Q2 results, announcing an expanded strategic relationship with VMware (VMW)... Tekmira Pharmaceuticals (TKMR), up 17.5% after announcing that the FDA verbally confirmed they have modified the full clinical hold placed on its TKM-Ebola treatment to a partial clinical hold... Gap (GPS), up 4.7% after July same-store sales rose 2%, company issues Q2 EPS outlook above the consensus estimate... lululemon (LULU), up 2.4% after founder agrees to sell half his stake to Advent for $845M. UP AFTER EARNINGS: SolarCity (SCTY), up 1%... Assured Guaranty (AGO), up 9%... MercadoLibre (MELI), up 13.6%. LOWER: Zynga (ZNGA), down 6% after lowering fiscal 2014 guidance... McDonald's (MCD), down 0.4% after Chinese supplier issue contributes to July comparable sales drop of 2.5%.
09:01 EDTKMXCarMax appoints Jim Lynski as Chief Marketing Officer
CarMax (KMX) announced the appointment of Jim Lyski as chief marketing officer and SVP. Lyski will begin employment at CarMax immediately. Lyski served as chief marketing officer of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG) from 2011 to 2014.
08:32 EDTEMC, NTAPVMware, others could benefit from increased cloud adoption, says Pacific Crest
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