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February 21, 2012
22:26 EDTNFLX, REGN, VFC, HD, AEP, WM, CRM, HBI, PVH, JNJ, EOG, ZAGG, RRD, RL, FUN, AAPLJim Cramer's "Mad Money"
Jim Cramer said, "Once people feel stocks aren't the enemy, we'll head higher". He pondered the significance of the Dow hitting 13,000- and said "this milestone matters". Professional investors tend to focus on the S&P 500, but for smaller investors, retail investors, Dow 13,000 could be significant. Breaking 13,000 could be just want the little guys need to jump back in, Cramer says. Long-term, stocks are still the best game in town when compared to bonds, U.S. treasuries and bank CDs, he noted. Cramer remained bullish on high-yielding dividend stocks, names like Cedar Fair (FUN) and American Electric Power (AEP), especially given that dividends receive special tax treatments. EXECUTIVE DECISION: Cramer spoke with Mark Papa, chairman and CEO of EOG Resources (EOG), which delivered a 28c earnings beat on a 55% rise in revenues last week. Shares of EOG are currently trading below where it reported those stellar numbers. Papa said that despite what Wall Street thinks, he's very comfortable with the company's game plan and will continue to reduce natural gas production and ramp up oil and liquids production until natural gas prices stabilize. His outlook on oil prices however, remained strong. Papa estimated the price of oil to be between $100-$110 a barrel, barring a conflict in Iran, based simply on rising worldwide demand. Cramer remained bullish on EOG, telling investors that the company is still one of his favorite oil plays. OFF THE CHARTS: Cramer and colleague Dan Fitzpatrick went over the chart of Apple (AAPL). Fitzpatrick said the rally appears done, for now, until all of the momentum players get flushed out of the stock. Fitzpatrick's only caveat, if Apple were to break through its highs of $526 a share, then the stock would be poised for still another move higher. Cramer said he doesn't care about the charts when it comes to Apple. He said that earnings power is all that matters for this tech juggernaut. With the company elected to earn upwards of $55 a share in earnings, Cramer said he would step up and buy Apple on any weakness. Next, Cramer once again welcomed David Steiner, president and CEO of Waste Management (WM), to the show for an update on the company's outlook. Steiner said that Waste Management is seeing a steady recovery in trash volumes, a trend he expects to see continue throughout 2012. Cramer gave kudos to Steiner for the company's near 4% dividend yield and reiterated his buy recommendation on the the stock. NO HUDDLE OFFENSE: Gas prices are clearly hinged on the building conflict with Iran. Cramer said that gas prices won't likely go lower until the conflict is resolved or the world economy slows to where demand for gasoline falls dramatically. CLOSING COMMENTS: Cramer removed outgoing Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) CEO, William Weldon, from his Wall of Shame list of the worst CEO's. He said that after so many product recalls under Weldon's tenure, wealth will have to be created for J&J shareholders now that he's retiring. Cramer also had bullish words for Home Depot (HD), which reported a strong quarter Tuesday. LIGHTNING ROUND: (Bullish) RL; PVH; VFC. (Bearish) RRD; HBI; REGN; ZAGG; CRM; NFLX. Reference Link
News For WM;AAPL;EOG;AEP;FUN;JNJ;HD;RL;PVH;VFC;RRD;HBI;REGN;ZAGG;CRM;NFLX From The Last 14 Days
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January 27, 2016
08:16 EDTAAPLApple set-up 'increasingly attractive,' says Bernstein
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08:11 EDTAAPLApple guidance better than feared, says Morgan Stanley
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08:02 EDTAAPLApple price target lowered to $120 from $140 at Stifel
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07:57 EDTAAPLCiti recommends buying Skyworks on Apple weakness
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07:49 EDTAAPLApple revenue view already factored in Skyworks, Qorvo shares, says Stephens
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07:45 EDTAAPLApple price target lowered to $130 from $145 at Citi
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07:39 EDTAAPLApple price target lowered to $130 from $150 at FBR Capital
FBR Capital analyst Daniel Ives says Apple CEO Tim Cook "finally ripped the band-aid off" and lowered the company's outlook based on softer iPhone 6S demand and a choppy macro environment. Apple has a "few tough quarters ahead" pending the iPhone 7 buildup later this year, Ives tells investors in a post-earnings research note. He lowered his price target for the iPhone maker to $130 from $150 and keeps an Outperform rating on the name.
07:36 EDTAAPLApple price target lowered to $120 from $130 at UBS
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07:33 EDTAAPLApple to remain range bound , says RBC Capital
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07:23 EDTAAPLApple guidance more firm than expected, says Brean Capital
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07:18 EDTAAPLApple outlook still positive, says Oppenheimer
After Apple's guidance indicated that iPhone sales would decline during the current quarter, Oppenheimer nonetheless believes that the company's "growth potential in China and other emerging markets has not been fully realized." The firm says that patient investors in the stock will be rewarded. It keeps a $120 price target and Outperform rating on the shares.
07:12 EDTREGNRegeneron downgraded to Hold at Canaccord
As reported previously, Canaccord analyst John Newman downgraded Regeneron to Hold from Buy. The analyst anticipates a slowing trajectory for EYLEA as he believes the boost from Protocol-T has largely been realized and price increases are unlikely due to the deep discount offered by off-label Avastin usage. Newman lowered his price target to $525 from $700 on Regeneron shares.
07:03 EDTAAPLDeutsche still sees limited catalysts for Apple shares
Deutsche Bank analyst Sherri Scribner says Apple's March quarter guidance implies a "significant decline" year-over-year in iPhone units, which likely drives a decline for FY16. The analyst remains concerned about the lack of growth in iPhone units this year, the slowdown in China sales and gross margin pressure following Apple's Q1 results. She sees limited catalysts for the shares in the near term and expects the stock to be range-bound. In a post-earnings research note titled "Is Apple season over?", Scribner keeps a Hold rating on the iPhone maker with a $105 price target.
06:59 EDTAAPLOptions expected to be active: AAPL FB AMZN BIIB GD HES TXT BA UTX X T
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06:57 EDTREGNRegeneron downgraded to Hold from Buy at Canaccord
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06:35 EDTAAPLiPhone 7 Plus may include dual camera system, 9to5Mac reports
Apple's iPhone 7 Plus will likely include a dual-camera system, 9to5Mac reports, citing Apple analyst KGI securities. By using two separate lenses, Apple can use the additional image data to create higher quality pictures, the report says. Reference Link
06:28 EDTAAPLApple reported strong Q1 but guided weak for Q2, says JPMorgan
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06:20 EDTAAPLPiper's Munster says Apple remains top pick for 2016
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster believes Apple's "insistence on broader macroeconomic headwinds" during its Q1 earnings conference call "may have spooked investors." He points out shares are trading down 3% despite iPhone guidance coming in above buy-side expectations. If macro headwinds remain an issue for Apple, the entire market would be impacted and the iPhone maker would be a relative winner, Munster tells investors in a post-earnings research note. He believes investors will view the safety of Apple's capital return program as a positive. Munster still predicts multiple expansion for Apple given the iPhone 7 and easier comps at the end of the year. The analyst lowered his price target for the stock to $172 from $179 but says Apple remains his top pick for 2016.
06:10 EDTNFLXAmazon beats Netflix at Sundance deals, NY Post reports
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05:47 EDTAAPLTwitter close to hiring Natalie Kerris to run communications unit, Re/code says
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