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April 16, 2012
20:54 EDTDKS, CLNE, PFE, WYNN, ACI, SWI, WFC, CAB, AAPL, JNJ, KITD, BAC, LEG, JPM, CLH, GOOG, MMM, ACAS, VOD, LVS, ECYTJim 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 picker’s 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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November 13, 2014
14:05 EDTWYNN, LVSNew Jersey reports Atlantic City gaming win down 4.4% to $207.23M
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13:28 EDTAAPLBlackBerry hits 52-week high after unveiling partnerships
Shares of BlackBerry (BBRY) hit a new 52-week high after the company announced three new partnership deals. The company is slated to hold its analyst day today, starting at 3:30 PM ET. WHAT'S NEW: BlackBerry announced that it would partner with Samsung to provide a security solution for the South Korean company's mobile devices that utilize Google's (GOOG) Android operating system. Under the deal, BlackBerry’s BES12, an Enterprise Mobility Management system, or EMM that was launched today, will be integrated with some of Samgung's Galaxy smartphones and tablets. BES 12 "securely manages devices from all of the major enterprise mobile platforms" and "will help organizations securely connect employees with each other and with the corporate information and machines” they need, BlackBerry stated. Also today, Blackberry announced that it would connect its EMM solutions to Salesforce's (CRM) top customer relationship management platform. "This agreement will allow Salesforce and BlackBerry joint customers to run their businesses from their phone while complying with specific industry regulations," said Vivek Kundra, a Salesforce Executive Vice President in a statement. "BlackBerry has an excellent reputation in security and networks, and when matched with the Salesforce Customer Success Platform, public sector organizations can use their mobile devices to connect with customers in a whole new way," added Kundra. Finally, BlackBerry announced that Brightstar would distribute BES 12. BlackBerry described Brightstar as "the world's largest wireless distribution company and leader in services for the wireless industry." WHAT'S NOTABLE: BES12 is expected to compete with Apple (AAPL) in the enterprise space. Apple earlier this year announced that it was partnering with IBM (IBM) in an effort to sell more products to corporate customers. PRICE ACTION: In mid-afternoon trading, BlackBerry jumped 6% to $11.95. Earlier today the shares set a new 52-week high of $12.05.
12:53 EDTWFCWells Fargo sees Q4 mortgage originations to decline from Q3
Expects Q4 mortgage originations to decline from Q3, reflecting normal seasonality in purchase market, while gain on sale margin is expected to remain within range of last four quarters. Expects to operate within targeted efficiency ratio range of 55%-59% in Q4. Wells Fargo said that while there is potential for continued net interest margin pressure, focus remains on growing net interest income over time. The comapny said it expects future reserve releases absent signification deterioration in the economy, but expect a lower level of future releases as the rate of improvement in credit loans and loan portfolio grows. Expects share count to continue to decline in Q4 as result of anticipated net share repurchases. Says mortgage business profitable and very pleased with that segment. Comments taken from slides for presentation at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Banking and Financial Services Conference.
12:39 EDTDKSDick's Sporting volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
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11:54 EDTJNJJanssen announces FDA approved sNDA for INVEGA SUSTENNA
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11:13 EDTAAPLApple hits 52-week high after Bernstein says margins could climb
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11:03 EDTMMM3M Company targets R&D investment of approximately 6% by 2017
3M Company is focused on investment in R&D and not yet on margin expansion. Comment made at Goldman Sachs Industrials Conference 2014.
10:44 EDTJNJMallinckrodt news on generic Concerta positive for Actavis, says BMO Capital
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10:01 EDTCABOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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09:40 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading
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08:56 EDTWYNN, LVSMacau to ask for eased restrictions on RMB conversion, Macau Business Daily says
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08:33 EDTWFCWells Fargo sells federal student loans to Navient
Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) Education Financial Services announced that Navient (NAVI) will purchase a principal balance of $8.5B of Federal Family Education Loan Program loans, which are included in Wells Fargo’s held-for-sale loan portfolio. Due to a change in federal law, Wells Fargo has not issued federal student loans since June 30, 2010. This sale supports Wells Fargo’s ongoing strategic focus on its private student lending business. “By selling these FFELP loans to Navient, Wells Fargo will be in a position to focus more on meeting the needs of our private student loan customers,” said John Rasmussen, head of Wells Fargo’s Education Financial Services. “We are deeply committed to the private student loan business because next to purchasing a home or saving for retirement, paying for an education is one of the most important financial events for our customers.” ). The sale is expected to close in a series of transactions, substantially all of which are expected to be completed in fourth quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed and the sale is not material to Wells Fargo.
08:01 EDTAAPLApple price target raised to $120 from $110 at Bernstein
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08:01 EDTAAPLCalpian says deploys Apple Pay for merchants
Calpian, Inc. (CLPI) has successfully enabled Apple Pay (AAPL) for its merchant customers as they respond to growing consumer interest in the new mobile payment service.
07:38 EDTPFE, JPMBloomberg Link to hold a conference
The Year Ahead: 2015 is being held in Washington, D.C. with a pre-conference dinner on November 13 followed by company presentations on November 14,
06:39 EDTAAPLApple's rumored iPad Pro delayed to 2Q15, AppleInsider reports
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06:23 EDTAAPLChipmakers in Apple Watch supply chain to start production, DigiTimes reports
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06:22 EDTGOOGLenovo, Asustek to launch $149 Chromebook, DigiTimes reports
Lenovo and Asustek plan to release Chromebooks using Google (GOOG) certified solutions from Rockchip in 1H15, reports DigiTimes. According to DigiTimes Resarch's latest finding from the Greater China supply chain, the devices are expected to be priced at $149. Reference Link
06:20 EDTGOOGAmazon's Web-services chief not threatened by cash threat from rivals, WSJ says
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06:07 EDTAAPLApple paying little in iTunes taxes outside North America, AFR reports
According to a report from The Australian Financial Review, which cites an investigation led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, more than two-thirds of the money Apple’s iTunes makes outside North America goes through the group’s Luxembourg holding company where it is not taxable. Apple has been widely criticized for its tax practices in Europe. Reference Link
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