Bank of America (BAC) - Get Report, Lowe's (LOW) - Get Report and other stocks led the stock market higher on Monday, with all three major indices in the green at midday trading.

Bank of America was up 8.3%, or 89 cents, to $11.56 recently after a Goldman Sachs analyst

upgraded it to buy with a $15 price target

.

Citigroup

(C) - Get Report

was rising 15 cents, or 4.3%, to $3.63, and

Wells Fargo

(WFC) - Get Report

was up $1.43, or 5.8%, at $26.30.

Lowe's reported

earnings of $476 million, or 32 cents a share

, for the first quarter, beating expectations. The stock was up $1.58, or 8.6%, to $20.02 at midday. Competitor

Home Depot

(HD) - Get Report

was also on the rise, up $1.50, or 6.2%, to $25.90.

With this in mind, we thought we'd take a look at some of the stocks in the news recently and see what Jim Cramer's had to say about them.

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