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NEW YORK (
) -- Regardless of why a stock is in the news, it never hurts to hear what a professional investor has to say about it. The key is to gather as much information as you can in order to make the most informed investment decisions you can. As Jim Cramer often reminds, investors must do their homework.
So what has Cramer had to say lately about today's headline-makers? At Stockpickr, we've combed through his recent
blog posts, "Mad Money" TV show recaps and "Stop Trading!" segments to find out
Hudson City Bancorp
on Hudson City Bancorp to $16 from $15 after Hudson City management spoke confidently of the bank's growth potential. FBR has an outperform rating on the stock.
, Cramer said Hudson City was "playing it safe" and wasn't being "aggressive enough." "It'll come back," he said, "but not as fast as some of the other banks that I like."
On Monday, Hudson City closed added 25 cents, or 1.9%, to close at $13.12.
for Radian's 2009 earnings per share to -$5.20, from -$6.90, following the company's second-quarter results. It maintained its underweight rating and $4 price target on the stock.
, Cramer said that Radian was a "pure short squeeze" and told viewers they "don't want to be there."
blog, Cramer wrote that "what has shocked me has been the
of bankruptcies." He said that "amazingly" companies such as Radian,
are "alive and kicking." "How could these guys
have gone belly-up?" he asked.
On Monday, Radian slid 23 cents, or 2.5%, to close at $9.17.
: Merrill Lynch/Bank of America
on JPMorgan to $48 from $40 and maintained its buy rating on the stock.
On his Aug. 25
"Mad Money" show
, Cramer said that he's still bullish on banks, especially those heavy into homeownership, including JPMorgan,
Bank of America
, all three of which he owns for his
On Monday, JPMorgan closed up 54 cents, or 1.3%, at $43.46.
For more of what Jim Cramer's had to say about stocks in the news, check out the
-- Written by Rebecca Corvino in New York.
(Editor's note: At the time of publication, Cramer owned JPMorgan, Wells Fargo and Bank of America for his Action Alerts PLUS charitable trust.)