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Cramer's Take on Headline Stocks

Here's what Jim Cramer's had to say recently about stocks in the news.

Updated from 10:08 a.m. EDT

In Wednesday's headlines was news that

Freddie Mac's

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acting CFO, David Kellermann, was

found dead in his home this morning

in an apparent suicide.

In stock news,

Morgan Stanley

(MS)

reported a first-quarter loss

of 57 cents per share, compared with a profit of $1.26 per share last year, missing expectations of an 8-cent-per-share loss. The firm also cut its dividend.

In Wednesday afternoon trading, Morgan Stanley was down $1.52, or 5.2%, at $23.13.

Freeport-McMoRan's

(FCX)

also missed expectations

with earnings of 11 cents per share on revenue of $2.6 billion compared with the expected 13 cents per share on revenue of $2.69 billion.

On Wednesday afternoon, Freeport was adding $1.19, or 2.9%, at $41.92.

Companies reporting Tuesday included

DuPont

(DD)

, which reported a

59% drop in first-quarter profit

, and

United Technologies

(UTX)

, whose first-quarter profit

fell 28%

.

Dupont was up 44 cents, or 1.6%, at $28.50 on Wednesday afternoon, while United Technologies was down 34 cents, at $47.65.

With this in mind, we thought we'd take a closer look at some of the stocks making headlines lately, including

Bank of America

(DD)

,

Coca-Cola

(KO)

and

Caterpillar

(CAT)

, and see what Jim Cramer's had to say about them.

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