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March 15, 2012
05:13 EDTEXC, SIRI, BAC, ZIP, ZNGA, CL, PM, PCAR, CMI, AMRC, AGNC, LOW, DECK, WFMI, SBUX, NLY, GLD, DNDN, HD, YHOO, AAPL, KO, PCYC, PFE, JPM, MDVN, IDIX, CONN, MNST, SXCI, PCLN, MSFT, IBM, VVUS, ACAT, HSTM, REGN, QCOR, GSJim Cramer's "Mad Money"
Wednesday was Jim Cramer's anniversary of his "Mad Money" TV show. He said it's time to come off the sidelines, sell those bank CDs earning 0.4% interest and invest in great American companies. Cramer said today's markets are being driven by pure growth, U.S. growth. He said everything from health care to retail to technology, even the homebuilders, are just beginning to show sustainable recoveries. Stocks like JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and IBM (IBM), are both leading the charge. Then there's Apple (AAPL) Cramer said while some investors can't fathom Apple's historic rise, he remembers a time when Coca-Cola (KO) and Pfizer (PFE) were the most valued companies on Wall Street. Apple is so much more than just a technology company, he said, adding it's a communications, education and entertainment company as well, all of which makes it worth its valuation. Cramers said the markets can most certainly take out its recent highs and march into bull-market mode, with a pickup in commercial construction and improved job growth looming just around the corner. Cramer recapped his "Magnificent Seven" speculative stocks to show viewers just how lucrative this under-rated method of investing can be. He said that every investor should have one spot in their portfolio dedicated to a speculative stock that adds excitement to their holdings. Cramer's magnificent seven stocks included Pharmacyclics (PCYC), a stock up 393% over the past 12 months, Medivation (MDVN), a biotech up 320%, Idenix Pharmaceuticals (IDIX), up 277%, and Vivus (VVUS), up 224%. Rounding out the seven were Arctic Cat (ACAT), which has risen 204% in 12 months, Conn's (CONN), up 211% and HealthStream (HSTM), which is up 192%. Next, Cramer also highlighted the seven best stocks that he's recommended since "Mad Money" first aired back in 2005, a list that exemplifies what "staying in the game" is all about. His top seven recommendations included Monster Beverage (MNST), which has risen 1,600% over the past seven years, the biotech company Regeneron (REGN), up 1,700% over seven years and Medivation (MDVN), the only company to make both of Cramer's lists, up 1,800%. The list also included Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR), a stock that despite huge losses recently, is still up 2,700% over seven years, SXC Health Solutions (SXCI) up 2800%, travel site Priceline.com (PCLN), up 2,850% and finally, Questcor Pharmceuticals (QCOR), which has rallied an astounding 7,066% over seven years. Cramer said when companies are riding long-term trends, their successes can turn into huge gains for shareholders. Next, Cramer responded to a New York Times op-ed piece chastising Goldman Sachs (GS), saying that the company often put its own interests ahead of those of its clients. Cramer said he didn't see any of this type of behavior when he worked for Goldman years ago. He said while he's sure that many of Goldman's employees are still committed to doing right by clients, perhaps this article can serve as a wake-up call for the firm to do even better for its clients, even if that means being less profitable in the short term. MAD TWEETS: Cramer said that Microsoft (MSFT) was a good stock, Yahoo (YHOO) was a bad one and Sirius XM Radio (SIRI) was a speculative one. Deckers Outdoor (DECK), said the warm winter hit this cold-weather shoemaker hard. Cramer was bullish on Starbucks (SBUX). Restructuring is working at Lowes (LOW) but he still prefers Home Depot (HD), and with gold stocks still suffering, he still likes the SPDR Gold Shares (GLD). Finally when asked about ZipCar (ZIP), Cramer said if investors want to invest in a recent IPO, he'd go with mobile game maker Zynga (ZNGA). LIGHTNING ROUND: (Bullish) ECL;PM; PCAR; CMI; AGNC; NLY; AMRC; EXC; WFMI. (Bearish) DNDN; BAC. Reference Link
News For DECK;SIRI;NLY;AGNC;YHOO;MSFT;CMI;GS;PCLN;PCAR;QCOR;SXCI;PM;REGN;MNST;CL;HSTM;CONN;ZNGA;ACAT;IDIX;ZIP;VVUS;MDVN;BAC;HD;JPM;PCYC;DNDN;PFE;KO;GLD;WFMI;AAPL;IBM;LOW;EXC;SBUX;AMRC From The Last 14 Days
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November 10, 2014
05:59 EDTPCLNPriceline guidance cuts usually buying opportunities, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray says that over the last six years there have been three other instances where Priceline guided the mid-point of bookings growth more than 500 basis points below consensus, and that each time proved to be "excellent opportunities to buy" the stock. Piper reiterates an Overweight rating on Priceline after the company guided Q4 well below consensus on November 4.
05:52 EDTDNDNDendreon files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Dendreon announced that it has reached agreements on the terms of a financial restructuring with certain holders of the company’s 2.875% Convertible Senior Notes due 2016 representing approximately 84% of the $620M aggregate principal amount of the 2016 Notes. Under the terms of the agreements, the financial restructuring may take the form of a stand-alone recapitalization or a sale of the company or its assets. The transactions under the agreements will enable continued delivery of Provenge without disruption or impact to access for providers and appropriate patients in need of this revolutionary personalized immunotherapy treatment, Dendreon said. To implement the financial restructuring, Dendreon filed voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on November 10. Dendreon said it has "significant liquidity to support all of its operations during the restructuring process," with approximately $100M of cash, cash equivalents and investments on hand as of November 7, and does "not anticipate the need to raise any incremental financing in connection with the restructuring process." The stock closed Friday up 11c to 94c.
05:51 EDTGLDSPDR Gold Trust overall implied volatility at 19; 26-week average is 16
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November 9, 2014
13:00 EDTBACBofA looks for additional SEC sanctions to be waved, Bloomberg says
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November 7, 2014
16:24 EDTMNSTOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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16:00 EDTAAPLOptions Update; November 7, 2014
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12:06 EDTYHOOStocks with call strike movement; YHOO CHK
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11:24 EDTYHOOYahoo's small business VP, GM Amit Kumar leaves company, TechCrunch reports
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10:30 EDTJPMJPMorgan eliminates 3K additional retail bank division staff, Reuters says
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10:00 EDTZNGAOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Antero Resources (AR) upgraded to Overweight from Equalweight at Capital One... CA Technologies (CA) upgraded at Evercore ISI... CGG SA (CGG) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Canaccord... Cavium (CAVM) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James... Charter (CHTR) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Chesapeake (CHK) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Johnson Rice... Container Store (TCS) upgraded at BofA/Merrill... Delhaize (DEG) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Devon Energy (DVN) upgraded to Accumulate from Hold at Tudor Pickering... Dynegy (DYN) upgraded to Accumulate from Hold at Tudor Pickering... EOG Resources (EOG) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at Tudor Pickering... Envestnet (ENV) upgraded at Raymond James... GNC Holdings (GNC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Hospira (HSP) upgraded at Raymond James... Kinross Gold (KGC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Kosmos (KOS) upgraded at RBC Capital... Nationstar (NSM) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Wells Fargo... Northern Oil and Gas (NOG) upgraded at Raymond James... Perrigo (PRGO) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... PetSmart (PETM) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank... Plains GP Holdings (PAGP) upgraded at Credit Suisse... Rosetta Resources (ROSE) upgraded to Accumulate from Hold at Tudor Pickering... Splunk (SPLK) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore ISI... Sunoco Logistics (SXL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Target (TGT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Cleveland Research... Walker & Dunlop (WD) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... XO Group (XOXO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at B. Riley... Zynga (ZNGA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Needham.
09:36 EDTAAPL, ZNGAActive equity options trading
Active equity options trading according to Track Data: AAPL WFM ABX GILD TSLA ZNGA FB FSLR GOOG AMZN
09:16 EDTZNGAOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Sears (SHLD), up 22.5% after reporting Q3 same-store sales were flat with prior year, saying company is actively exploring a REIT transaction involving 200-300 owned properties through a rights offering... Gap (GPS), up 2.9% after reporting October same-store sales fell 3%, giving Q3 EPS guidance that beat estimates... Zynga (ZNGA), up 9%, upgraded at Needham following the company's Q3 earnings report... King Digital (KING), up 8.6% after Q3 results top expectations, company announces $150M share repurchase program... ChannelAdvisor (ECOM), up 30% after earnings, guidance, announcing acquisition of U.K. based E-Tale Holdings... Rockwell Medical (RMTI), up 25% after FDA committee recommends Triferic to treat iron loss in certain patients with chronic kidney disease... Repros Therapeutics (RPRX), up 23% following meeting with FDA regarding Androxal NDA filing. LOWER: Salix (SLXP), down 35%, downgraded at Mizuho, Stifel and William Blair after the company reported worse than expected Q3 earnings, gave lower than expected guidance and announced its CFO had resigned... Intercept (ICPT), down 19% after FLINT trial results published... CTI BioPharma (CTIC), down 20% after filing convertible preferred stock offering... Transocean (RIG), down 5% after delaying its Q3 earnings release and conference call, stating the company expects Q3 to include a non-cash charge of $1.97B for impairment of goodwill... General Mills (GIS), down 4% after lowering FY15 outlook. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), down 12.6%... Ubiquiti Networks (UBNT), down 17%... Arista Networks (ANET), down 10.5%... First Solar (FSLR), down 6%... Magnum Hunter (MHR), down 2%.
07:19 EDTMDVNMedivation price target raised to $130 from $118 at Bernstein
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06:47 EDTZNGAZynga upgraded to Buy from Hold at Needham
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06:46 EDTAAPL, MSFTMicrosoft begins offering free iPhone Office apps
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06:41 EDTMDVNMedivation price target raised to $122 from $116 at Citigroup
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06:35 EDTAAPLApple says shuts down 'WireLurker' malware, Business Insider reports
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06:18 EDTYHOOAOL downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup (yesterday)
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05:54 EDTPCLNStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; PCLN V
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05:50 EDTGLDSPDR Gold Trust overall implied volatility at 20; 26-week average is 16
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