NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- TheStreet's Jim Cramer asks why the banks, which had such great earnings, stopped going up and why industrials, which came into 2014 with a full head of steam, turned into potentially one of the worst performing groups.
Cramer posits the lack of mergers and acquisitions in these sectors has led to the poor performances. He says banks like Wells Fargo (WFC) and JP Morgan (JPM) cannot buy another bank because they are already full up; there's not a lot of room to buy if you already own 30% of the market. There are also no foreign banks coming in to take advantage of the declines in SunTrust (STI) or U.S. Bancorp (USB).
For industrials, Cramer says the lack of confidence has traveled overseas because of the Russia-Ukraine tension, so there is less M&A in this sector. Cramer believes industrials need M&A in order to get the group moving again.
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