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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 15, 2014
13:16 EDTCMICummins upgraded to Buy from Hold at Standpoint Research
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11:30 EDTRIORio Tinto CEO says not looking to do major M&A right now, Nikkei reports
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October 14, 2014
19:49 EDTRIORio Tinto says expenditure for first three quarters of FY14 was $566M
Rio Tinto said that pre-tax and pre-divestment expenditure on exploration and evaluation charged to the profit and loss account in the first three quarters of FY14 was $566M compared with $774M in 2013, sustaining the savings achieved in the same period of FY13 whilst continuing to progress the highest priority projects. In the first nine months of FY14, approximately 35% was incurred by the Copper Group, 5% by Iron Ore, 18% by Energy, 16% by Diamonds and Minerals, 1% by Aluminium and the balance by central exploration. There were no significant divestments of central exploration properties in Q3 of FY14 or FY13.
19:41 EDTRIORio Tinto says FY14 iron ore global production guidance unchanged
Rio Tinto says FY14 global production guidance is unchanged at 295M tonnes, subject to weather constraints. Rio Tinto expects FY14 iron ore global shipments of approximately 300M tonnes. Around 5M tonnes of iron ore inventory is expected to be drawn down from the Pilbara mines during the year.
19:39 EDTRIORio Tinto lowers FY14 diamond production guidance
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19:36 EDTRIORio Tinto increases FY14 thermal coal production guidance
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19:33 EDTRIORio Tinto reduces FY14 alumina production guidance
Rio Tinto’s share of bauxite and aluminium production for FY14 is unchanged and is expected to be 41M tonnes and 3.4M tonnes, respectively. Alumina production guidance is reduced to 7.4M tonnes from 7.6M tonnes, excluding alumina production in the year from the Gove alumina refinery.
19:32 EDTRIORio Tinto increases FY14 copper production guidance
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19:29 EDTRIORio Tinto reports Q3 production data
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10:01 EDTFOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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10:01 EDTFOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: AU Optronics (AUO) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS... Antero Resources (AR) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at KLR Group... BHP Billiton (BHP) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Bill Barrett (BBG) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at KLR Group... BorgWarner (BWA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... CRH Plc. (CRH) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Comstock Resources (CRK) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at KLR Group... Cracker Barrel (CBRL) upgraded at Argus... Delphi Automotive (DLPH) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... EOG Resources (EOG) upgraded at Bernstein... Eaton (ETN) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Energizer (ENR) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) upgraded to Outperform at RW Baird... Federal-Mogul (FDML) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... Ford (F) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Buckingham... Gulfport Energy (GPOR) upgraded to Accumulate from Hold at KLR Group... Halcon Resources (HK) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KLR Group... HeartWare (HTWR) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Helmerich & Payne (HP) upgraded to Outperform at FBR Capital... Legg Mason (LM) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Level 3 (LVLT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Gabelli... Magnum Hunter (MHR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KLR Group... NetScout (NTCT) upgraded at DA Davidson... Netflix (NFLX) upgraded to Buy with $600 target at BTIG... Newfield Exploration (NFX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KLR Group... Nielsen (NLSN) upgraded at Bernstein... Orbitz (OWW) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital... PDC Energy (PDCE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KLR Group... Rackspace (RAX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore... Range Resources (RRC) upgraded to Accumulate from Hold at KLR Group... Rex Energy (REXX) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at KLR Group... SM Energy (SM) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at KLR Group... Sanchez Energy (SN) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at KLR Group... Targa Resources (TRGP) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at Tudor Pickering... Unilife (UNIS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Ladenburg... Universal Forest (UFPI) upgraded at Sterne Agee.
07:24 EDTFFord upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Buckingham
06:15 EDTFFord downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
Goldman downgraded Ford to Neutral citing lack of near-term catalysts and less balance sheet optionality. Price target lowered to $17 from $21.
06:07 EDTALLTAllot Communications, MRV Communications announce collaboration
Allot Communications (ALLT) and MRV Communications (MRVC) announced a collaboration to demonstrate an SDN-enabled virtual Customer Premises Equipment, or vCPE, solution for bringing application awareness to service providers access networks. Initiated and validated in Orange Labs, the proof of concept demonstration, or PoC, will take place at the Layer 123 SDN & OpenFlow World Congress on October 14-17, in Düsseldorf, Germany. Allot and MRV have partnered to respond to Orange needs by introducing an innovative solution for delivering application awareness at the access network that combines a centralized traffic detection function, programmable business customer premises equipment and an OpenDayLight SDN controller to enable stringent SLAs by setting per-application priority and dedicated bandwidth, and enforcing them starting at the customer premises and throughout the network.
October 13, 2014
14:34 EDTCMICummins sell-off a buying opportunity, says Argus
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11:00 EDTFFord adding 850 more jobs at Ford Rouge Center to build new F-150
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10:23 EDTFFord to hire 850 workers for Dearborn Rouge factories, WSJ says
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07:02 EDTFFord and Carfax expand partnership
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06:44 EDTFRegulators seeking banks' auto loan data, Reuters reports
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October 12, 2014
17:50 EDTRIORio Tinto shares could climb 20%, Barron's says
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