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March 8, 2012
02:12 EDTGLW, ABX, IBKR, EOG, CHKM, YELP, AAPL, BHI, CIEN, CY, DE, HES, HEI, GE, IACI, P, DECK, ESV, BRCM, DELL, AVP, GLD, CHK, GRPN, RIMM, LULU, CSCO, QCOMJim Cramer's "Mad Money"
Jim Cramer said its still not too late to take some money off the table. He told investors to forget about how the major averages are fairing and instead focus on individual stocks, some of which are doing well while others are imploding. Cramer said that in the markets of old, stocks tended to trade together, but not in today's market. In today's market, companies like Cypress Semiconductor (CY) announced seriously disappointing earnings, while rivals like Qualcomm (QCOM) and Broadcom (BRCM) were both up sharply. In the telco equipment space, shares of Ciena (CIEN) rallied while rival Cisco (CSCO) saw its shares slide south. The oil service sector was also mixed, with Ensco (ESV) heading higher and Baker Hughes (BHI) heading lower. Cramer said this pattern is repeating in sector after sector. The price of oil was up, but oil stocks were down. Gold was up, gold stocks were down. Apparel maker Lululemon Athletica (LULU) rallied, while Deckers Outdoor (DECK), a sector favorite, was down sharply. Cramer said with all this volatility in everything from the rails to the drugs to the industrials, investors need to lighten up on their winners and swap out of their losers. He said all of the major risk factors, including Greece, Iran and China, are still in play. Next, on the heels of the company’s big iPad announcement, Cramer said "It's getting difficult to trade Apple." He said the better strategy, "invest in Apple." Cramer said that many pundits are weighing in on whether Apple (AAPL) is worth owning after the stocks' big run ahead of the announcement. Traditionally, Apple shares have run up ahead of new products, only to sell of afterwards. But Cramer said he's done trying to trade Apple, he'd just rather own it for the long haul. Cramer said the new iPad is making major in-roads in the corporate world as Research In Motion's (RIMM) Blackberry is riding off into the sunset. Cramer said no matter how you look at it, shares of Apple are still cheap and are still worth owning for the long haul.Looking for an Internet stock? Cramer said "forget about the dot-com IPOs" like Pandora (P), Yelp (YELP) and Groupon (GRPN). What investors really need is a seasoned dot-com that's been around the block a few times. Cramer said that IAC Interactive (IACI) is the polar opposite of a stock like Yelp. This company has no hype, but a ton of earnings and a share huge buyback program. EXECUTIVE DECISION: Cramer sat down with Mike Stice, president and CEO of Chesapeake Midstream Partners (CHKM), a natural gas gathering master limited partnership with a 12% growth rate and a juicy 5.4% dividend yield. Stice started off by saying that he's encouraged by the Obama administration's recent support for natural gas vehicles. He was also equally excited about a recently announced partnership between Chesapeake Energy (CHK) and General Electric (GE) to offer home fueling stations for natural cars. Cramer said that Chesapeake Midstream is one of only a few companies that offer growth plus yield. LIGHTNING ROUND: (Bullish) EOG; GLD; HEI; IBKR. (Bearish) AVP; HES; ABX; DELL; DE; GLW.
News For CY;QCOM;BRCM;CIEN;CSCO;ESV;BHI;LULU;DECK;AAPL;RIMM;P;YELP;GRPN;IACI;CHKM;CHK;GE;EOG;GLD;HEI;IBKR;AVP;HES;ABX;DELL;DE;GLW From The Last 14 Days
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March 17, 2015
06:03 EDTGLDSPDR Gold Trust overall implied volatility at 18; 26-week average is 18
05:57 EDTAAPLChina vendors to ship 50M Androids with fingerprint sensors, DigiTimes reports
China vendors is expected to ship 50M Android (GOOG) smartphones with fingerprint sensors in 2015, reports DigiTimes. According to sources at Taiwan-based IC backend service companies, Android smartphone vendors have adopted sliding-type fingerprint sensors, which are more competitive in pricing compared to press-type sensors used by Apple (AAPL). Reference Link
05:46 EDTAAPLApple set to launch online TV service this year, Financial Times reports
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March 16, 2015
16:00 EDTAAPLOptions Update; March 16, 2015
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15:57 EDTGEGeneral Electric March calls active
General Electric March call option implied volatility is at 19, April and May is at 15; compared to its 26-week average of 15 according to Track Data, suggesting non-directional price movement.
15:24 EDTAAPLCablevision to provide HBO NOW via Optimum Online
Cablevision (CVC) and Time Warner's (TWX) Home Box Office announced that they have reached an agreement to offer standalone streaming service HBO NOW to Optimum Online customers via the internet. Optimum is the first cable provider to partner with HBO to offer the new service, which is expected to launch in April in time for the fifth season of Game of Thrones, the companies said. Cablevision plans to provide pricing and other particulars for HBO NOW in the coming weeks. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Apple (AAPL) and Time Warner announced on March 9 that HBO NOW will premier on Apple devices in April.
15:06 EDTEOGEOG Resources calls active
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14:13 EDTAAPLApple to offer Android users rebates to switch to iPhones, 9to5Mac says
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10:44 EDTAAPLNetflix retreats after cut to sell on competition, cost concerns
The shares of Netflix (NFLX) are falling after research firm Evercore ISI downgraded the stock to Sell from Hold. Increased competition will force the company to increase its investments and the return from those investments is uncertain, the firm contends. WHAT'S NEW: In the U.S., technological advancements are enabling content providers to sell their programming to a wider range of Internet video distributors, Evercore ISI analyst Ken Sena wrote in a note to investors earlier today. Moreover, content providers themselves are now able to stream more of their programming online and obtain higher profits from doing so, Sena reported. The analyst noted that Apple (AAPL) recently obtained a three month exclusive deal to stream content form Time Warner's (TWX) HBO Now, while Yahoo (YHOO), Amazon (AMZN), and Hulu (DIS, CMCSA, NWSA) are all reportedly interested in obtaining streaming rights to "Seinfeld." Netflix's international expansion will not be sufficient to offset the increased competition, especially because foreign viewers are likely to watch less TV and be less interested in paying for TV content, the analyst believes. Furthermore, Netflix will face more competition from other Internet TV services overseas than in the U.S., according to Sena, who cut his 2015 consolidated operating income estimate for the company by 26% to $381M from $517M previously. In addition to cutting his rating, Sena lowered his price target on the shares to $380 from $450. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Netflix sank $16, or 3.7%, to $422.
10:28 EDTGEOptions with increasing implied volatility
Options with increasing implied volatility: PVA NFLX BMRN DNOW MYL TEVA PEP GE
10:21 EDTCSCOVicor says SynQor power converter claims held to be invalid
In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., on March 13 issued a ruling invalidating key claims of a power converter patent asserted by SynQor Inc. against Vicor Corporation (VICR) and Cisco Systems (CSCO) in litigation currently pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Reversing a decision of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the Federal Circuit agreed with Vicor that prior art anticipated certain claims of SynQor's 7,072,190 patent and ordered the USPTO to reconsider the obviousness of the remaining claims. Commenting on the decision, Dr. Patrizio Vinciarelli, Vicor's CEO, stated, "The Federal Circuit decision turns the tables on SynQor, which resorted to attacking competitors and customers with bogus intellectual property after failing in the marketplace with its inferior bus converters. As a company founded on innovation, Vicor respects legitimate IP interests of others. However, Vicor will confront abusive IP litigation where, as here, illegitimate claims are asserted to suppress competition from superior products known not to infringe." Vicor has asserted counterclaims against SynQor. In its counterclaims, Vicor seeks damages for unfair and deceptive trade practices and tortious interference engaged in by SynQor as part of its campaign to discourage customers from using Vicor's superior products so as to monopolize the bus converter market. Vicor will hold SynQor, and its principals, accountable for damages they have intentionally caused.
09:37 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading on open
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09:36 EDTEOGEOG Resources could be a target for Statoil, Houston Business Journal says
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08:19 EDTGEGE announces $100M in new programs in Saudi Arabia
GE announced $100M in new programs that will further the company’s localization efforts, build innovation capacity, and create jobs in advanced manufacturing and software analytics in Saudi Arabia. This new investment adds to GE’s $1B commitment over the past three years in the Kingdom, and aligns the company with the country’s Vision 2024 and Ninth Development Plan to diversify the economy, drive industrialization and manufacturing, and build the next-generation of human capital skill-sets in materials and data science.
07:32 EDTCSCOUBM Tech to hold a conference
Enterprise Connect 2015 is being held in Orlando, Florida on March 16-19.
06:09 EDTQCOM, CSCOStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; CSCO QCOM
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06:01 EDTABXBarrick Gold eyes sale of Chiliean Zaldívar mine, Financial Times reports
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05:57 EDTGLDSPDR Gold Trust overall implied volatility at 17; 26-week average is 18
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March 15, 2015
18:20 EDTAAPLApple's $17,000 watch looks over-priced, Barron's says
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12:41 EDTGEGE sells Australia-New Zealand consumer lending unit to consortium
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