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April 16, 2012
20:54 EDTMMM, LEG, SWI, LVS, BAC, ACI, VOD, KITD, WYNN, ECYT, WFC, JPM, JNJ, PFE, GOOG, AAPL, CLNE, CLH, CAB, DKS, ACASJim Cramer's "Mad Money"
Jim Cramer said that all of last month's winners got pummeled Monday, while a whole new class of stocks became 'en vogue'. He said for weeks, hedge fund managers have been betting hundreds of billions on continued weakness in Europe. So today, when the U.S. dollar reversed course and took a turn for the better, many managers were caught on the wrong side of the trade. That explains the action in many weak dollar stocks like 3M (MMM), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and Pfizer (PFE), said Cramer. These stocks, along with many of the banks, all saw their shares slide Monday. Then there are the Nasdaq darlings, Google (GOOG) and Apple (AAPL). Cramer said that while Google's slide was due to weak earnings and a questionable stock split, Apple's slide seems to be one in sympathy with the search engine giant. Cramer said there are many fund managers who would love to see shares of Apple lower, which explains many of the rumors swirling about telcos becoming unwilling to pay sky-high iPhone subsidies. He said the selling in Apple could also simply be investors taking profits to pay their taxes. But whatever the reasons for all of the selling in the markets, Cramer said the fact remains that high-quality growth stocks of all kinds are now on sale and remain a great place in which to invest. EXECUTIVE DECISION: Cramer checked back in with Andrew Littlefair, president and CEO of Clean Energy Fuels (CLNE), a stock that's up 61% since Cramer last spoke with Littlefair on Nov. 14. Cramer said that Clean Energy Fuels remains a speculative stock, adding that investors should do their homework before buying in. Cramer also spoke with Alan McKim, chairman, president and CEO of Clean Harbors (CLH), an environmental clean up company focused in the oil and natural gas industries. McKim once again touted Clean Harbors' incinerator business as a bright spot for the company. Cramer continued his recommendation of Clean Harbors. Cramer said that investors need to be able to pick the best stocks in a stock pickerís market. He compared Cabella's (CAB) to Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS) to find out which one reigns supreme in the hunting, fishing and sporting goods arena. According to Cramer, Cabella's has Dick's beat on store growth plans, same-store sales growth and higher private label sales. Also, the fact that its stock is cheap, trading at just 13x earnings compared to 17x for Dick's, makes things that much sweeter. NO HUDDLE OFFENSE: Cramer opined on earnings from JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and Wells Fargo (WFC). He said, earnings at these banks were superb. LIGHTNING ROUND: (Bullish) ECYT, LEG, SWI, LVS. (Bearish) BAC, ACI, VOD, KITD, WYNN, ACAS. Reference Link
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October 6, 2014
16:20 EDTAAPLOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street opened in positive territory and appeared ready to ride the wave of optimism from Fridayís jobs report into the new week. However, with little on the economic calendar to sustain the momentum, each of the major equity indexes had given up their gains by noon. The Dow and S&P 500 made it back to flat late in the session, but weakened into the close to end the day slightly lower. The tech-heavy Nasdaq was the laggard throughout and ended the day with the most significant decline. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., no major economic data was reported. COMPANY NEWS: Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) climbed $1.67, or 4.74%, to $36.87 after it confirmed plans to split itself into two publicly traded companies by the end of its fiscal 2015. One company will include HP's technology infrastructure, software and services businesses, to be known as "Hewlett-Packard Enterprise," while the other will include the company's PC and printing businesses and be called "HP Inc." After the announcement, HP shares were upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse, while analysts at Cantor called the split "a bold and smart move" that will give HP the financial flexibility needed to sell off one or both of the PC and printing businesses if an attractive offer emerges for either or both. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Durata Therapeutics (DRTX), which surged $10.36, or 74.64%, to $24.24 after the company agreed to be acquired by larger drugmaker Actavis (ACT) for $23.00 per share in cash, or approximately $675M, and contingent value rights for additional cash payments of up to $5.00 per share if certain regulatory or commercial milestones related to Durata's lead product are achieved. Also higher was CareFusion (CFN), which jumped $10.58, or 22.92%, to $56.75 after agreeing to be acquired by Becton Dickinson (BDX) for $49 in cash and 0.0777 of a share of BD for each share of CareFusion, or about $12.2B. Becton Dickinson rose $9.14, or 7.89%, to $124.98 after its deal, while Actavis slipped $2.12, or 0.86%, to $243.95, after its own, much smaller purchase. GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) plunged $10.22, or 92.46%, to 83c after the company announced that it and some of its units had commenced voluntary cases under chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code, which Raymond James believes implies a "fundamental, severe breakdown" of the company's relationship with Apple (AAPL). Also lower were shares of Sunesis (SNSS), which dropped $5.18, or 78.01%, to $1.46 and was downgraded at RBC Capital and Wells Fargo after a trial of a combination therapy for patients with first relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia did not meet its primary endpoint. INDEXES: The Dow slid 17.78, or 0.1%, to 16,991.91, the Nasdaq fell 20.82, or 0.47%, to 4,454.80, and the S&P 500 slipped 3.08, or 0.16%, to 1,964.82.
16:00 EDTAAPLOptions Update; October 6, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 46c to 30.08. Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR AMZN FB NFLX HPQ C RSH CLF PBR according to Track Data.
15:50 EDTVODVodafone to hold a webinar
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14:01 EDTAAPLGT Advanced bankruptcy implies breakdown with Apple, says Raymond James
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12:22 EDTJPMFireEye risk/reward compelling, says UBS
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11:41 EDTAAPLSolar companies sink after GT Advanced declares bankruptcy
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10:38 EDTAAPLApple's iPhone 6, 6 Plus to launch in India on October 17, Times of India says
Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in India beginning Friday, October 17 through authorized resellers, the Times of India reports. Pre-orders for the devices start on October 7. The 16GB version o the iPhone 6 will be available at Rs 53,500, the 64GB version is priced at Rs 62,500 and the 128GB version of the phone will sell for Rs 71,500; the 16GB version of the iPhone 6 Plus will be available for Rs 62,500, while the 64GB version will cost Rs 71,500 and the 128GB version will sell for Rs 80,500. Reference Link
09:37 EDTAAPL, LVS, BACActive equity options trading on open
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08:48 EDTJPMIberdrola hires JPMorgan to sell assets to fund US acquisition, Reuters reports
Iberdrola (IBDRY) has hired JPMorgan (JPM) to sell foreign renewable assets which could raise up to EUR 2B to help fund an acqusition in the U.S., reports Reuters, according to three sources with knowledge of the matter. One financial source said "Iberdrola is not going to sell anything unless they have an adequate acquisition target." Reference Link
08:31 EDTWYNN, LVSMacau reports September casino revenue down 11.7% to 25.56B patacas
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07:42 EDTAAPLSkyworks well positioned to benefit from iPhone upgrade cycle, says Canaccord
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07:34 EDTAAPLApple updates software to protect against iWorm bug, MacRumors reports
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07:29 EDTWFC, BAC, JPMHead of NYDFS reaching out to banks in wake of JPMorgan breach, FT says
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07:16 EDTAAPLiOS 8 adoption appear slower than its predecessors, 9to5Mac reports
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07:12 EDTSWISolarWinds to create add 100 new jobs in Cork, Ireland office
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07:09 EDTCLNEAmerican Trucking Association to hold a conference
2014 ATA Management Conference is being held in San Diego on October 4-7.
06:27 EDTBAC, JPM, WFCJPMorgan hackers hit about nine other firms, NY Times says
The group of hackers that infiltrated JPMorgan (JPM) also penetrated about nine other financial institutions, according to The New York Times. Washington intelligence officials and policy makers are much more concerned about the attacks than they have disclosed, the newspaper added. Other publicly traded large banks include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Publicly traded cybersecurity companies include Barracuda Networks (CUDA), Check Point (CHKP), F5 Networks (FFIV), FireEye (FEYE), Fortinet (FTNT), Imperva (IMPV), Palo Alto (PANW), Proofpoint (PFPT), Qualys (QLYS) and Symantec (SYMC).Reference Link
06:25 EDTAAPLiPhone 6 chip orders to remain high in 1Q15, DigiTimes reports
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06:21 EDTGOOGMicrosoft 2015 solution may not help suppress Chromebook growth, DigiTimes says
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