Jim Cramer Picks Between Target or Julio Jones in Stock Versus Stat

Who would you pick -- Target or Julio Jones?

It's time for another stock versus stat. 

This week, we put the stock of Target up against the receiving yards of Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones.

Target reported earnings on Wednesday morning. The company trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker TGT.

The company posted earnings of $1.36 per share, which handily beat analyst forecasts of $1.19 a share. It also reported revenue of $18.7 billion, with same-store sales up 4.5%. 

The company, which was trading around $110 on Tuesday, soared throughout trading on Wednesday, topping $125.

This quarter came right ahead of the biggest season for retail--the holiday season.

"Looking ahead, we have ushered in the holiday season with an unwavering commitment to guest service that complements our highly differentiated, value-driven assortment, our exceptional in-store shopping experience as well as an unmatched suite of easy and convenient fulfillment options," said Brian Cornell, CEO of Target. 

So, how does Jones stack up against the stock of Target, which is up a shocking 90% year-to-date?

Jones has scored four touchdowns this season and has 882 yards under his belt, ranking him fifth in the NFL for receiving.

Originally, Cramer was sold on Target. He noted that--and his comments were made before the earnings report was released early Wednesday--that he believed Target would have a good quarter.

However, co-host Bill Enright, managed to turn Cramer. 

So, what was so enticing about Jones that Cramer would give up the stock of Target? Watch for more.

And of course, we have to ask, who would you choose--Target or Julio Jones?

Comments (7)
No. 1-7
JayInNYC
JayInNYC

Julio should have monster game

DesertHeat
DesertHeat

JULIO

DaBearz
DaBearz

Julio Jones.

JBJ1991
JBJ1991

Target

LetsGoEaglesSB52
LetsGoEaglesSB52

Target

FFBChampx2
FFBChampx2

Julio!

Jaime Eisner
Jaime Eisner

Editor

Julio in a great matchup!