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March 1, 2012
22:59 EDTHOG, TDC, JDSU, FHN, VE, EXC, MGA, IPGP, LGF, GS, STRA, JOY, FNSR, BAC, CECO, BGCP, LIZ, STI, JPM, APOL, WYNN, GPSJim Cramer's "Mad Money"
Jim Cramer said the reactions to news of individual stocks is what defines a market. Back in 2011, good news didn't matter and stocks sank lower no matter how good the news. In today's market however, all of that has changed. Cramer cited Gap Stores (GPS), which reported a big turn in same-tore sales. That news sent the stock up big, even though it had already run up in anticipation of the release. Even a company like Liz Claiborne (LIZ), which reported a miss on both earnings and revenues, still saw its shares rise. Finisar (FNSR) rebounded after offering investors a bleak outlook to finish in the bull camp by the end of the day. Investors used the momentary weakness in Wynn Resorts (WYNN) as a buying opportunity, sending those shares up 3% by the close. While some skeptics cite multiple expansion as evidence of a bubble in the markets, Cramer said that multiple expansion based on positive news and rising earnings is not a bubble, it's the fuel for a sustainable rally. EXECUTIVE DECISION: Cramer once again welcomed Mike Sutherlin, president and CEO of mining equipment maker Joy Global (JOY), a stock that's returned an impressive 400% gain since Cramer first recommended it in March 2009. Cramer said that Joy Global's earnings aren't about slowing U.S. demand for coal, but rather the insatiable appetite for coal in the rest of the world. He remained bullish on the stock. Cramer also sat down with Howard Lutnick, chairman and CEO of BGC Partners (BGCP), a speculative $7 financial stock that offers a hefty 9.7% dividend yield. Cramer said he's a fan of the BGC model and would be a buyer of this little known stock. SELL BLOCK: Cramer put the entire for-profit education sector into solitary confinement. He explained that fellow CNBC colleague Herb Greenberg raised concerns that the entire business model of for-profit colleges like Apollo Group (APOL), Career Education (CECO) and Strayer Education (STRA) may indeed be broken, prompting a "major reset" of stock prices across the board. After doing additional research, Cramer said his conclusions confirmed Greenberg's fears. He sees three major headwinds for the group: the labor market is getting better; the competitive landscape is getting a lot tougher with aggressive sale tactics and limited benefits. The risks far outweigh the potential rewards, Cramer concluded. NO HUDDLE OFFENSE: Cramer said it's time to stop selling the banks, as there might finally be some hope on the horizon for this beleaguered sector. Cramer said he saw a number of positive things happen in the banking group Thursday, causing the sector to show some real firepower for the first time in many years. JPMorgan (JPM) received an upgrade thanks to the company controlling expenses. Bank of America (BAC) announced some new fees for customers and didn't immediately receive national outrage. And, Goldman Sachs (GS) received notice of a civil investigation and instead of the stock plummeting, it actually rallied. Couple these three data points to improving commercial loan growth and some positive housing data and Cramer said even the regional banks like SunTrust Bank (STI) and First Horizon (FHN), become attractive. LIGHTNING ROUND: (Bullish) HOG; MGA; JDSU; LGF; EXC; TDC. (Bearish) IPGP; VE. Reference Link
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June 24, 2015
16:00 EDTBACActionable Options for Wednesday, June, 24
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 30c to 17.32 Option volume leaders: AAPL FB NFLX BAC VALE MU BABA WMB T F EBAY FCX TWTR BBRY
14:57 EDTAPOLApollo Education July volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
Apollo Education July call option implied volatility is at 68. August is at 49; compared to its 52-week range of 27 to 67, suggesting large July price movement into the expected release of Q3 results on June 29.
10:00 EDTGSOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Autoliv (ALV) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Catamaran (CTRX) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS... Citi (C) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Esperion (ESPR) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... Fortinet (FTNT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi... General Motors (GM) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Goldman Sachs (GS) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... IBERIABANK (IBKC) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird... Independent Bank (INDB) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Baird... Inphi (IPHI) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Northland... MoneyGram (MGI) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie... Sensata (ST) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Cross Research... Teradyne (TER) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman... Alcobra (ADHD) downgraded to Hold from Speculative Buy at WBB Securities.
08:57 EDTJPMJPMorgan price target raised to $77 from $70 at Argus
Argus increased its price target on JPMorgan based on the bank's cost cutting efforts and expectations for rising interest rates., along with what Argus sees as moderating concerns over litigation expenses and a good investment banking/trading environment. The firm expects the stock's multiple to increase, and it reiterates a Buy rating.
07:19 EDTJPMJPMorgan names Nachimowski head of chemicals dealmaking in EMEA, Bloomberg says
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06:37 EDTBAC, GS, JPM, STIDeutsche downgrades Citi, Goldman after share rallies
Deutsche Bank analyst Matt O'Connor recommends using the strong share performance of both Citi (C) and Goldman Sachs (GS) as on opportunity to take profits. The analyst this morning downgraded shares of both investment banks to Hold from Buy. Citi is up 21% from the lows on January 30 while Goldman is up 30% since July 1, 2014, the analyst points out. On Citi, O'Connor sees less near term upside with fixed income trading entering a seasonally weak period and core cost reductions largely over. On Goldman, the analyst sees a lack of catalysts to drive the stock meaningfully higher in the near term. His top picks among U.S. Banks are Bank of America (BAC), JPMorgan (JPM), M&T Bank (MTB) and SunTrust (STI).
06:27 EDTGSGoldman Sachs downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
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June 23, 2015
16:00 EDTBACOptions Update; June 23, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 46c to 17. Option volume leaders: AAPL FB AAPL T BAC MU BTU WMB AMZN TWTR BBRY
10:00 EDTFHNOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:36 EDTBACActive equity options trading on open
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09:02 EDTLGFLionsgate promotes Tim Palen to Chief Brand Officer
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06:53 EDTGSPSAV prepares for IPO that could raise roughly $300M, Bloomberg says
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06:25 EDTBACBarclays-Stifel deal marks end of Lehman legacy, Business Insider reports
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05:47 EDTFHNFirst Horizon upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo upgraded First Horizon to Market Perform citing reduced earnings risk from litigation and the bank's better than expected cost discipline. Wells raised its price target range for shares to $15-$16 from $11-$12.
June 22, 2015
19:56 EDTEXCUtilities sector dips after EPA warns of 'significant risks' from climate change
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16:00 EDTJPM, BACOptions Update; June 22, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 78c to 17.45. Option volume leaders: AAPL FB BAC CHK WMB BABA TWTR MU AMBA TSLA JPM
10:21 EDTFNSROptions with decreasing implied volatility
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09:40 EDTBACActive equity options trading on open
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