Cramer Answers on Stockpickr

Jim Cramer responds to Stockpickr community members' questions on Yahoo!, Alcoa and gold.
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Stockpickr Answers

Tuesday and late Monday, Jim Cramer responded to a new batch of questions posed by members of the Stockpickr community. Anybody can ask, respond and comment at Stockpickr Answers and the top responders get ranked in our "Top Analysts" section.

Here are a few of the questions Jim responded to:

  • Yahoo! (YHOO) Chairman Terry Semel ended his six-year tenure as chief executive officer Monday and will hand over the reins to co-founder Jerry Yang in the Internet icon's latest attempt to regain investor confidence. Semel, 64, will remain chairman in a nonexecutive role. Yahoo! also appointed Susan Decker as its president. Decker, who had been recently promoted to oversee the company's advertising operations, had widely been seen as Semel's heir apparent. Thoughts?
  • On the Friday show, you talked about Nastech Pharmaceutical (NSTK) . (I was the caller, actually.) I like the company's story and have been long the stock a couple different times. That said, in most other cases when a CEO comes on and talks positive and then misses earnings, you crush him. You did not crush Nastech. I can understand the rationale that if this is a spec, it's acceptable risk. However, with all due respect, it seems inconsistent.
  • Look at Walgreen's (WAG) track record. It isimpeccable. If they think purchasing a pharmacy benefit management is not as smart a use of capital as expanding their store footprint, I'm with them. They will beat CVS Caremark (CVS) - Get Report and Rite Aid (RAD) - Get Report, as they always have. I'm calling my shot: This one is going much higher. How come it doesn't get your benefit of the doubt? And a company like Radioshack (RSH) does?

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