Friday and late yesterday, 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; the top responders get ranked in our "Top Analysts" section.
Here are a few of the questions to which Cramer recently responded:
- Halliburton (HAL) - Get Report:
Will the alleged accounting discrepancies surfacing yesterday hurt Halliburton enough to warrant taking a loss and selling?
I'm down about 5% with HAL, and it hasn't appeared to be getting better anytime soon.
- Is Blackstone the next Goldman Sachs (GS) - Get Report? It sure grows like one. Two huge deals already and likely more to go. I like that it's acquiring a huge brand name like Hilton Hotels (HLT) - Get Report. The market seems to be reacting positively on the deal.
- Is there any pin action off this Hilton Hotels takeout with any of the other hotel chains?
What do you think about Starwood Hotels (HOT) ?
- In an earlier post you answered that Blackstone (BX) - Get Report was too one-dimensional and carried too much debt to become Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) - Get Report, even though you liked management. I totally understand the too-much-debt part, but what is it that makes Blackstone one dimensional?It has been buying several different types of companies. How is Sears Holdings (SHLD) a better candidate for a Berkshire than Blackstone, excluding the debt issue of course? I know Sears carries very little debt.
- Two schnitzel questions. Taser (TASR) : The boys at Stocks Under $10 say let it ride, already up 40%. Do I ignore your schnitzel rule and let this one run? Same for GlobalSantaFe (GSF) . Up 20 points. I have taken some off the table but it continues to press ahead.
Are these plays that are worth gambling with being a hog?
- What's your take on Jim Rogers?
For the past three or four years, he's been correctly bullish on commodities, but incorrectly bearish on equities. The latest news from this chronic bear is to short U.S. exchanges and investment banks. Is he wrong again?
And, finally, although this is not a question Jim answered, take a look at this forum:
(Editor's note: Cramer owns Goldman Sachs, Halliburton and Sears Holdings for his Action Alerts PLUS charitable trust.)
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