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November 14, 2012
05:01 EDTHD, SAND, DVAX, EXEL, O, BRCM, CSCO, QCOM, BA, WPRT, GE, CLNE, GILD, CELG, DKS, SODAJim Cramer's "Mad Money"
Jim Cramer said there are plenty of reasons to still own stocks. As many are still hopeful for a deal that can avert the fiscal cliff. So why haven't stock prices cratered in the meantime? Cramer said there are many reasons. Many investors simply aren't aware of drastic consequences if a deal is not reached, while others have their investments in IRAs and other tax-favored accounts that may not be affected by the fiscal cliff. Those investors are buyers into weakness and help provide a cushion for the markets, Cramer said. Then there are the earnings, strong earnings, from the likes of Home Depot (HD) and Dicks Sporting Goods (DKS), which prove that Americans are still spending, especially on their homes. Other big moves, including from biotechs like Celgene (CELG) and Gilead Sciences (GILD), are hard to pass up, Cramer continued. In the end, being out of the market when a deal is reached would be a huge mistake, Cramer said, as even a bad outcome is better than no outcome at all. EXECUTIVE DECISION: Cramer once again sat down with Andrew Littlefair, CEO of Clean Energy Fuels (CLNE), a stock that's been cut in half since its highs earlier this year, but also one that received a boost Tuesday on the news that the company is building two liquefied natural gas plants with General Electric (GE). Littlefair said ultimately, Clean Energy plans 10 such plants, allowing the company to provide fuel along the major interstate corridors across our country. When Westport Innovations (WPRT) introduces the next-generation natural gas engines in February, Littlefair added, that will likely be the catalyst to convince many more truckers to begin using natural gas and start saving up to $1.50 per gallon in fuel costs. Cramer said Littlefair made him feel more upbeat on the prospects for natural gas in America. OFF THE CHARTS: Cramer and colleague Bob Lang went over the chart of Boeing (BA), one that is squarely in the crosshairs of the looming fiscal cliff. With a floor at $69 a share, Lang said investors have decent downside protection at these levels. More importantly, Boeing's recent rally now puts the stock above its 10-day, 50-day and 200-day moving averages, which makes it an "up stock" in the eyes of technicians who follow it. Cramer said there's a tremendous buying cycle at hand in the aerospace world, as more and more airlines need to add more fuel efficient planes to their fleets. This cycle lasts for years, he said, which is why Boeing is one stock that can fly higher than even the fiscal cliff. NO HUDDLE OFFENSE: Cramer took a moment out to praise the management at Home Depot and Dicks Sporting Goods for their remarkable earnings.Home Depot. LIGHTNING ROUND: (Bullish) QCOM; CSCO; BRCM; O; EXEL; DVAX. (Bearish) SAND; SODA.is now set to ride the waves of a recovering housing market and the rebuilding effort after Hurricane Sandy. Cramer said Dick's 5% pop in same store sales was remarkable during a time when many are not necessarily in the market for expensive sneakers or outdoor sporting gear. Reference Link
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August 19, 2014
06:01 EDTHDHome Depot reports Q2 EPS $1.52, consensus $1.45
Reports Q2 revenue $23.81B, consensus $23.61B
August 18, 2014
16:00 EDTGILD, HDOptions Update; August 18, 2014
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15:36 EDTDKSDick's Sporting September 43 straddle priced for 8.9% move into Q2
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15:35 EDTDKSDick's Sporting technical comments before earnings
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15:26 EDTDKS, HDNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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14:49 EDTHDHome Depot August weekly 83.5 straddle priced for 2.3% move into Q2
14:32 EDTHDHome Depot technical notes ahead of earnings
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14:22 EDTHDHome Depot technical notes ahead of earnings
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14:14 EDTHDHome Depot technical notes ahead of earnings
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11:39 EDTHDHome Depot weekly volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
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11:25 EDTHDEarnings Preview: Home Depot shares up nearly 9% since last earnings report
Home Depot (HD), a home improvement retailer, is scheduled to report second quarter results before the market opens on Tuesday, August 19, with a conference call scheduled for 9:00 am ET. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of $1.45 on revenue of $23.62B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is $1.41-$1.49 on revenue of $22.9B-$24.08B. LAST QUARTER: Home Depot reported first quarter EPS of $1.00 against estimates for 99c on revenue of $19.69B against estimates of $19.95B. The company said same-store sales increased 2.6%, with U.S. SSS up 3.3%. The company raised its fiscal year 2014 EPS view to $4.42 from $4.38 against estimates at that time for $4.42. The retailer also backed its FY14 sales growth view of up 4.8% from fiscal year 2013. On its Q4 earnings conference call, Home Depot forecast gross margins for FY14 would be "about the same" as last year. For the remainder of the year, the company said its view on the housing market recovery had not changed. NEWS: At Oppenheimer's 14th Annual Consumer Conference in June, Home Depot reaffirmed its 4.8% sales growth view for the year and said SSS growth would be 4.6%. The company also said it expected $7B in share repurchases for FY14. The retailer also said it intends to increase its dividend every year. The Wall Street Journal said Home Depot is among the retailers betting that consumer basics, like toilet paper or detergent, will increase sales and lure shoppers into stores. STREET RESEARCH: Citigroup expects Home Depot shares will continue outperforming Lowe's (LOW) in the near-term given its store base concentration and better merchandising effort on the Pro side. Deutsche Bank lowered its estimates for both Home Depot after Tractor Supply (TSCO) and Lumber Liquidators (LL) pre-announced Q2 comp misses. The firm, which noted that the negative earnings revision is "relatively minor," said that while the business models are different, Tractor Supply and Lumber Liquidators have historically correlated positively with Home Depot and Lowe's on comps. PRICE ACTION: Over the last three months, Home Depot shares are up almost 9%. Year-to-date, shares are up over 2%.
09:35 EDTGILDActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL AMZN DG TSLA GILD FB ABX WFC C
07:07 EDTGEGeneral Electric reinstated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
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06:24 EDTHDOptions expected to be active
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August 15, 2014
17:02 EDTCSCOStocks end week slightly higher despite flare-up in Russian tensions
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16:00 EDTGILDOptions Update; August 15, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 1c to 28.88. Option volume leaders: AAPL GILD NFLX PBR TWTR TSLA MNKD AMZN C according to Track Data.
12:16 EDTSODAMonster surges as Coca-Cola takes 16.7% stake in company
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10:01 EDTGILDOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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06:18 EDTGILDGilead initiated with an Outperform at FBR Capital
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06:12 EDTGILDGilead announced favorable ruling in arbitration against Roche
Gilead (GILD) announced that an arbitration panel determined that Roche (RHHBY) failed to establish any of their claims and ruled in favor of Gilead. As a result, Roche is not entitled to any damages or other relief. In March 2013, Roche initiated an arbitration against Gilead and Pharmasset, predecessor to Gilead Pharmasset, regarding a 2004 collaboration agreement between Roche and Pharmasset. In the arbitration demand, Roche asserted that it had an exclusive license to sofosbuvir pursuant to the collaboration agreement because sofosbuvir, a prodrug of a uridine monophosphate analog, is allegedly a prodrug of PSI-6130, a cytidine analog. Roche further claimed that, because it had exclusive rights to sofosbuvir, it also had an exclusive license to a patent covering sofosbuvir, and that we infringed that patent by selling and offering for sale products containing sofosbuvir.
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