Friday and late Thursday, Jim Cramer responded to a new batch of questions posed by members of the Stockpickr community. Anybody can ask, respond or 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:
- Halliburton (HAL) - Get Report has been a great core position to trade around the last couple of weeks. It is obviously supported around the $35 mark (I assume via the buyback). You can't ask for more than a $35 stock that trades in rapid 5% ranges to trade around. Anyone else riding a stock in and out as suggested on Tuesday's "Mad Money"?
- I have written on this site that I think it would make sense for Sears Holdings (SHLD) to purchase Rite Aid (RAD) - Get Report. Iam doubtful that this would happen, but have you ever seen a major retailer with a lower price-to-sales ratio than a combined Sears/Rite Aid? I think there would be other reasons this combination would make sense. But what are your thoughts?
- Given the obvious public relations that AT&T (T) - Get Report is going to get in the short term with the iPhone and the potential for subscribers jumping ship, is this a real needle mover for AT&T?
- I'm not much of a "chartist," but I like the way Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF) - Get Report has set up. Given its run recently and the bull market in steel-related stocks, do we back up the truck on this one?
- We saw that defensive growth stocks like Coca-Cola (KO) - Get Report, Procter & Gamble (PG) - Get Report and Colgate-Palmolive (CL) - Get Report did well a few days ago while the bull sectors pulled back. Is this a long-term bearish sign or is it just typical short-term impatience by the market?
- I guess I may also consider Amazon (AMZN) - Get Report one of the anointed. I know it is part of the "Four Horsemen," but it seems to be the most bullet-proof or maybe just least volatile. Is it just a case that given the current price it is just easy to trade around? Or is it anointed?
- On "Mad Money," you talk about selling Crocs (CROX) - Get Report when it gets four analysts covering the stock. I was trying to answer another question and pulled up the analyst recommendations on fidelity.com and it shows seven analyst recommendations for Crocs. What am I missing? I used my own advice and went to the Crocs' Web site and they don't have a list of analysts that cover the stock.
- Thanks for the reply forwarding the info on the Fed ease stocks to RealMoney.com you listed. I expected Downey Financial (DSL) - Get Report to be on the list, however it was not mentioned as a beneficiary. Will the Fed ease not help Downey Financial as well?
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