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March 26, 2012
23:33 EDTJAH, F, FRO, JDSU, RIO, ALLT, NAT, CMI, VHC, ET, VALE, WY, AIG, BATSJim Cramer's "Mad Money"
Jim Cramer argued investors who are overly cautious about the markets aren't bringing their "A" game. He said the market's current rally is broad-based, and it's lasted for weeks. And that, he said, make it prudent not to be scared and to embrace the move. But Cramer finds himself alone in championing the stock market. The president isn't promoting stocks because of high unemployment, despite the fact that stocks are up 58% since he first took office. The Federal Reserve is also cautious and continues to be downbeat on the U.S. economy. Even the brokerages are laying low, noted Cramer. Despite countless calls that earnings estimates are too low for numerous companies, analysts are afraid to upgrade their estimates or to promote stocks in any big way. Corporate executives are fearful of setting expectations too high, even though the Q1 of 2012 is proving to be a blockbuster for many companies, Cramer says. Cramer said he stands alone, telling investors that this rally is for real and now is not the time to step away. Instead he said it's the time to buy into some great companies that are still trading far too cheaply. EXECUTIVE DECISION: Cramer once again sat down with Martin Franklin, the executive chairman of Jarden (JAH), the largest sporting goods company on earth, as well as being a major player in small appliances. Jarden recently conducted a massive stock repurchase program, reducing its overall share count by 13%. Franklin said he's comfortable with Wall Street forecasts for Jarden. Franklin reiterated that diversification is a major strength for Jarden. He was equally bullish on Jarden's technical apparel segment, another aspect of the company that's growing in the double-digits, but still has lots of room to grow. Cramer said that normally he's not a fan of buybacks, but in the case of Jarden, where share prices are rocketing higher, he's willing to make an exception. Cramer also sat down with Bob Benmosche, president and CEO of American International Group (AIG), a company that turned a corner in August, 2009 and has now become one of the greatest turnaround stories, thanks to excellent management, Cramer contends. He told investors to stick with the company. MAD TWEETS: Cramer said that Weyerhaeuser (WY) is still a play on Japanese reconstruction. Cramer said Ford (F) is not a good investment with gas prices going higher and sales still slumping in Europe and Latin America. He said Ford is not the best way to play the 2012 bull market. NO HUDDLE OFFENSE: Cramer said the BATS Global Markets (BATS) fiasco last week exemplifies how electronic trading is fundamentally flawed. He called BATS' claim that it "helps the little guy" totally bogus, noting that high-speed electronic trading actually sucks liquidity out of the markets instead of adding to it. Cramer added that the SEC has clearly lost regulatory control of the markets and is no longer enforcing its mandate of leveling the playing field for all investors. LIGHTNING ROUND: (Bullish) VALE; ET; VHC; CMI; NAT; ALLT. (Bearish) RIO; JDSU; FRO. Reference Link
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October 10, 2014
09:03 EDTALLTAllot Communications receives expansion orders of over $5M from mobile operators
Allot Communications announced that it has received expansion orders of over $5M from two Tier-1 mobile operators for the Allot Service Gateway Tera for delivering value-added services to the Operators' subscribers. This follows a $15M expansion order from another major Tier-1 operator that was announced recently for the Allot Service Gateway Tera and associated value-added services.
07:17 EDTFCitigroup and the Society of Automotive Analysts to co-host a summit
Automotive Investor Summit is being held in Southfield, Michigan on October 10.
06:44 EDTFFord reports China unit sold 95,875 vehicles in September, Reuters says
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October 9, 2014
17:03 EDTWYBlueLinx announces distribution agreement with Weyerhaeuser
BlueLinx (BXC) announced a new distribution agreement with Weyerhaeuser (WY) to become a distributor of their engineered wood products, including Trus JoistŪ TJI, TimberStrand LSL, Microllam LVL, Parallam PSL, and TJ Rim board, in their Delta Gulf market effective October 1. The agreement applies to the Delta Gulf market only and does not impact BlueLinx' strategy or approach in other markets. BlueLinx currently operates three facilities in the Delta Gulf market defined as the southern halves of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama along with the panhandle of Florida.
11:00 EDTVALEOptions with increasing implied volatility
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08:02 EDTFPandora announces new auto partnership with Ford Australia
Pandora (P) Internet Radio has officially announced its partnership with Ford (F) Australia. The launch, effective across a range of nameplates including Fiesta ST and Focus ST and Ford Kuga line up, will continue to roll out across other Ford nameplates including the Fiesta, Focus, Ranger and Transit range by early 2015. Pandora locally also partners with Holden and Mazda, and will soon be released on new model Nissans (NSANY).
07:24 EDTRIORio Tinto executive stands behind iron ore expansion, SMH reports
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October 8, 2014
11:10 EDTVALEOptions with increasing implied volatility
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10:33 EDTFFord falls to fresh 52-week low, levels to watch
The shares are down 2% at time of writing to $13.82, just above the fresh 52-week low set earlier today at $13.76. Support below today's low is at $13.36. Resistance is at the session high at $14.10.
10:00 EDTCMIOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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06:29 EDTCMICummins initiated with a Buy at Stifel
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October 7, 2014
16:31 EDTRIORio Tinto confirms no talks are taking place with Glencore
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10:50 EDTCMIAGCO shares slide as company cuts outlook, U.S. machinery sector downgraded
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10:08 EDTRIORio Tinto down over 4% after Glencore confirms will not pursue merger
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10:05 EDTRIOGlencore confirms no longer considering merger with Rio Tinto
Glencore notes the recent press speculation regarding a possible merger between Glencore and Rio Tinto. Glencore announces that in July it made an informal enquiry by telephone call to Rio Tinto, seeking to gauge whether there might be any interest at Rio Tinto in investigating some form of merger between the two companies. Rio Tinto responded that it was not interested in pursuing these discussions. Glencore confirms that it is no longer actively considering any possible merger transaction with, or offer for the shares of, Rio Tinto. As a consequence of this announcement, the Panel Executive has determined that Glencore is for a period of 6 months from the date of this announcement subject to Rule 2.8 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers in relation to Rio Tinto. Glencore however reserves its rights to make an offer in the future with the consent of the Takeover Panel, either with the recommendation of the Board of Rio Tinto, in the event of a third party offer for Rio Tinto, or in the event of a material change in circumstances.
10:04 EDTRIOGlencore confirms no longer considering any merger with Rio Tinto
10:02 EDTCMIOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:27 EDTCMIWells says Daimler decision to make engines negative for Cummins
Wells Fargo says Daimler's (DDAIF) announced intention to begin producing medium truck engines for its North American applications beginning in early 2016 is a negative for Cummins (CMI). Wells believes Daimler's decision is a threat to Cummins' supply relationship with Daimler's North American truck business. The firm estimates Cummins realized 45K engines and after-treatment systems to Daimler's North American Class 6-7 truck business over the twelve months ending August 2014. It has a Market Perform rating on the stock.
07:26 EDTCMICummins downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
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06:09 EDTRIORio Tinto confirms no discussions taking place with Glencore
The board of Rio Tinto notes the recent press speculation regarding a possible combination of Rio Tinto and Glencore. The Rio Tinto board confirms that no discussions are taking place with Glencore. In July 2014, Glencore contacted Rio Tinto regarding a potential merger of Rio Tinto and Glencore. The Rio Tinto board, after consultation with its financial and legal advisers, concluded unanimously that a combination was not in the best interests of Rio Tinto's shareholders. The board's rejection was communicated to Glencore in early August and there has been no further contact between the companies on this matter. Rio Tinto remains focused on the successful execution of its strategy, which the board of Rio Tinto is confident will continue to deliver significant and sustainable value for shareholders.
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