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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here's what Jim Cramer had to say on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" Tuesday.
Merrill Lynch/Bank of America placed Disney (DIS - Get Report) on its buy list. The company reports earnings on Wednesday. Cramer thinks the analyst is positioning to buy shares in case of a decline. "I like this call," he said. DIS rose 1.5% to close at $71.05.
Jefferies upgraded Pfizer (PFE - Get Report) to buy from hold and raised its price target to $38 from $33. The company is beginning to get some love from the analysts over its strengthening oncology pipeline, much like what happened to Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY), Cramer said. "This is good news," Cramer concluded. PFE was 2.8% higher at $31.44.Cramer agreed with Morgan Stanley that "wearables are going to be gigantic," referring to Apple's (AAPL - Get Report) expected product launches this year. He said Apple has become a defensive play in the current market because it has held up relatively well compared to the broader market. AAPL is a holding in Cramer's charitable trust, Action Alerts PLUS. AAPL rose 1.5% to $508.79. Deutsche Bank says not to worry about rising coffee prices hurting Starbucks (SBUX - Get Report). Cramer said the stock "doesn't deserve" to be trading at $68, which is where it closed on Monday. SBUX perked up 2.4% to $70.65. Despite beating on the top and bottom lines and having nearly half of its market cap comprised of cash, shares of Take-Two Interactive Software (TTWO) are plunging in Tuesday's trading session. "Everybody hates it," Cramer said, because management didn't guide aggressively for next quarter. TTWO dropped 9.7% to $17.06. Furiex Pharmaceuticals (FURX) "is a little too speculative for me," Cramer said. The company met the goals of two Phase III trials for its irritable bowel syndrome drug. As a result, shares have more than doubled. FURX vaulted 129.9% to $105.69. To sign up for Jim Cramer's free Booyah! newsletter, with all of his latest articles and videos, please click here. -- Written by Bret Kenwell in Petoskey, Mich. Follow @BretKenwell
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