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February 21, 2012
22:26 EDTEOG, ZAGG, RRD, RL, FUN, AAPL, NFLX, REGN, VFC, HD, AEP, WM, CRM, HBI, PVH, JNJJim 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
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06:49 EDTHDDeutsche goes below consensus on Home Depot, Lowe's
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06:39 EDTAAPLNew iPods won't run Apple Music to prevent piracy, 9to5Mac reports
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06:31 EDTAAPLAnalysts down on Apple Watch sales, AFP reports
Certain analysts have said that Apple's new smartwatch is not a mainstream hit due its disappointingly low sales figures, AFP reports. A study from Slice Intelligence suggests that Apple Watch orders have decreased 90% since the week the device made its debut, the report says. In response, BMO Capital Markets said it told investors that they were "disappointed" and reduced their estimate for Apple Watch sales in the upcoming year, the report adds. Richard Windsor at Edison Investment Research said that even if Slice is off the mark about the plunge in Apple Watch orders, it was evident that the wearable has sold way less than even conservative expectations, AFP says. Reference Link
06:22 EDTAAPLApple July weekly volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
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05:57 EDTAAPLApple iPhone momentum to continue in June quarter, says Piper Jaffray
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July 19, 2015
14:09 EDTAAPLIntel chip delay could spell opportunity or disaster, Barron's says
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July 17, 2015
16:41 EDTNFLXStocks end week higher as Google, Greece bring out the buyers
Stocks ended the week higher and the major averages are back at record highs after Iran agreed to a nuclear deal, Greece's parliament paved the way for the country to receive another bailout by agreeing to new austerity measures and Google (GOOG) gave investors hope that earnings from tech's other heavyweights will be similarly better than expected. MACRO NEWS: In the U.S., retail sales unexpectedly fell 0.3% in June, versus the consensus forecast for growth of 0.3%. The producer prices index showed prices rose 0.4% in June, versus expectations for an increase of 0.2%. The consumer price index rose a seasonally adjusted 0.3% in June from a month earlier, matching the consensus forecast. Compared with last year, consumer prices rose 0.1%, marking the first annual increase since December. Housing starts rose 9.8% to a 1.17M rate in June and building permits rose 7.4% to a 1.34M pace, both of which topped expectations. The NAHB homebuilder sentiment index for July came in at 60, a point better than forecast. The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment reading dropped to 93.3 in the preliminary July figure, which was below the 96.0 reading that was expected. During testimony before Congress, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen stayed on message, stating that the central bank is on track to raise record-low interest rates this year, so long as the labor market and the economy keep improving... In China, exports rose 2.1% from a year earlier during June and imports dropped 6.7%, leaving a trade surplus of $45.8B for the month, the nation's customs administration reported. The nation's GDP was reported to have grown 7% in the second quarter from a year earlier, beating the consensus expectation for growth of 6.8%... In Europe, Greek lawmakers passed the country's austerity agreement and Euro-area finance ministers reportedly agreed in principle to extend a bridge loan to Greece. The loan should help keep Greece afloat while its Prime Minister negotiates the details of the country's latest bailout... Iran reached a deal on restrictions and inspections intended to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions by six world powers. The agreement still faces a political fight in the U.S. before taking effect, but President Barack Obama has vowed to veto any congressional effort to block its implementation. COMPANY NEWS: Class A shares of Google (GOOG, GOOGL) surged at the end of the week after the search giant reported better than expected revenues and earnings in the second quarter. Research firms all over Wall Street raised their price targets on the stock in the wake of the report... Netflix (NFLX) rallied to a split-adjusted all-time high after the streaming service operator reported stronger than expected second quarter results, including higher than expected Q2 subscriber metrics, prompting a large number of research firms to raise their price targets on the stock... Many of the nation's largest banks reported on their results in the second quarter this week. JPMorgan (JPM), Bank of America (BAC) and Citigroup (C) all posted quarterly profits, excluding certain items, that beat the average estimates of analysts. Wells Fargo (WFC) reported earnings in-line with consensus estimates and revenue somewhat below expectations, while Goldman Sachs (GS) reported headline earnings that appeared to fall far short of the consensus forecast. However, that was due to Goldman's nearly $1.5B in provisions for litigation and regulatory matters. Excluding those provisions, the bank's earnings were ahead of consensus... On the M&A front, Receptos (RCPT) advanced after Celgene (CELG) announced a deal to buy the smaller drugmaker for $232 per share in cash, or a total of about $7.2B net of cash acquired. A number of research firms applauded the deal, especially noting the price Celgene agreed to pay, but cautioned that a rival bidder may still emerge for Receptos. Marathon Petroleum (MPC) gained after MPLX (MPLX), the company's fee-based master limited partnership, agreed to acquire MarkWest Energy (MWE) in a cash and stock deal that implies a total enterprise value for MarkWest of approximately $20B, including the assumption of debt of approximately $4.2B. Micron (MU) rose after The Wall Street Journal reported that China's state-owned Tsinghua Unigroup had offered to acquire the memory chip maker for $23B, or $21 per share... Shares of Twitter (TWTR) spiked Tuesday morning after a questionable takeover report was published on a website that mimicked, but had a different web address, than Bloomberg News. A Bloomberg spokesman said soon afterward that the Twitter takeover story being attributed to the news service was a fake, while a Twitter spokesperson also denied the report of an alleged deal... Macy's (M) jumped after Starboard CEO Jeffrey Smith called the stock his "best idea" for 2015, adding that the shares could be worth $125 each if the company takes steps to maximize the value of its real estate holdings. Amazon (AMZN) announced it sold more units on its first "Prime Day" than the biggest Black Friday ever and had more new members try its Prime service worldwide than any single day in company history. The e-commerce giant noted that its worldwide order growth increased 266% over the same day last year and 18% more than Black Friday 2014, adding that it will "definitely be" doing another Prime Day in the future. A number of semiconductor equipment stocks, including Applied Materials (AMAT) and Lam Research (LRCX), dropped after Intel (INTC) cut its capital expenditures guidance while reporting on its quarterly results. INDEXES: For the week, the Dow gained about 1.05% to close at 18,086.45, the Nasdaq advanced about 3.37% to close at 5,210.14, and the S&P 500 rose about 1.67% to close at 2,126.64.
16:41 EDTNFLXMiramax talks to banks as it explores sale, Bloomberg says
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16:01 EDTAAPL, NFLXOptions Update; July 17, 2015
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12:28 EDTNFLXStocks with call strike movement; ASHR NFLX
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11:50 EDTAAPLOn The Fly: Weekly technical notes for Apple, S&P 500
Next week sees the most heavily weighted name in the S&P 500 (SPX), Apple (AAPL), report its earnings. At 3.94% of the index, what happens to price with Apple will most definitely impact the index. We have seen several big names in the S&P 500 with the all-too-familiar sideways range that the index itself has been stuck in. Names such as Google (GOOGL) and Apple have had or do have the same range-bound shape and the index is merely a weighting of those patterns. A breakout or a breakdown in Apple will therefore shape the index quite literally. Watch for The Fly's previews on Monday. Given the big jump in Google, why haven't we been able to break out in the index? One factor of course is the very large number of names that have yet to report. Next week is extremely heavy on reporting companies and may therefore prove to be the most productive trading week in some time and potentially the most volatile. Once again the week is heavily loaded toward Wednesday and Thursday. One potentially troublesome note needs to be mentioned and that is the potential negative divergence that is shaping up in the S&P 500. While big name such as Netflix (NFLX) are at fresh new life highs, others and whole sectors are floundering. The SPDR Gold (GLD) is hitting new lows and weak metals pricing is impacting Miners and Materials. Energy (XLE) is weak as is the interest-rate-sensitive Utilities (XLU) sector. Banking (XLF), Technology (XLK) and Consumer Staples (XLP) are dominating. It is odd to find Consumer Staples at a breakout point given that it is typically seen as a "safety" sector for troubled times. That is part of the odd mix investors face in this bull market. It may be a reflection of still-attractive yields in those names, but valuations in that group are looking quite stretched, far more than some of the biggest tech names.
11:06 EDTAAPLOppenheimer predicts Apple high-end dominance to drive 'beat and raise' report
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09:35 EDTNFLX, AAPLActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open: AAPL NFLX TSLA GOOG FB GOOGL SLB
07:44 EDTAAPLApple should deliver beat and raise Q3 results, says Oppenheimer
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07:41 EDTNFLXRovi ruling in Netflix suit may 'embolden' pay TV providers, says Stephens
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07:38 EDTAAPLApple July weekly volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
Apple July call option implied volatility is at 25, July weekly 34, August is at 28, October is at 25; compared to its 52-week range of 15 to 36, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q3 results on July 21.
06:58 EDTAAPLApple Store employee suit reaches class action status, Reuters reports
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06:13 EDTNFLXHulu considering ad-free option, WSJ reports
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