MarkWest Energy Partners (MWE): "That's a good one. I think that stock should be owned."
Salesforce.com (CRM): "I think that Salesforce is doing very well. "
NPS Pharmaceuticals (NPSP): "I like it. It's a good spec."
Opko Health (OPK): "This stock is a great spec, but if their CEO would come back on the show I'd like it even more."Verizon (VZ): "Verizon is under pressure from Sprint Nextel (S). When it gets to a 5% yield, pull the trigger. They've got competition now. " Duke Energy (DUK): "Duke is fine. I like Duke. The yield is safe and the dividend can grow higher." Consolidated Edison (ED): "A lot of people giving up on ConEd but they're a good stock and I'll bless it." Akamai Technologies (AKAM): "I think it's a commodity business and I don't want to own it. It's played out. " Pfizer (PFE): "I think it can go back to $23 but I don't like their growth prospects as much as Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY)." Starbucks (SBUX): "This one has been going down. Just lay and wait and then go for the multi-year turn."
Executive DecisionIn the "Executive Decision" segment, Cramer spoke with Sam Susser, chairman and CEO of Susser Petroleum (SUSP), a subsidiary of Susser Holdings (SUSS), which owns and operates 550 convenience stores and gas stations in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Louisiana. Susser Petroleum currently sports a 7.2% yield. Susser explained that the gas station business tends to have volatility because of swings in fuel margins, so the company's parent, Susser Holdings, decided to spin off Susser Petroleum as a master limited partnership to provide investors a way to invest in the stable, consistent side of the business. Susser explained that his company's success is not dependent on the price of gasoline but the volume of gas it ships, which is dependent on the number of locations operated by its parent as well as some third-party customers. That said, Susser, the parent, hopes to open 26 new locations this year with another 28 to 35 planned for next year. When asked about natural gas, Susser said his company will have six stations pumping natural gas within the next six months as a test of the market. He said his company is also committed to expanding its distribution over time.
Select the service that is right for you!COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
- Weekly roundups
Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.
- Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
- Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
- A custom stock screener
- Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.
- Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
- Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
- Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.
- Real Money + Doug Kass + 15 more Wall Street Pros
- Intraday commentary & news
- Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.
- 100+ monthly options trading ideas
- Actionable options commentary & news
- Real-time trading community
- Options TV