NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- 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

RealMoney

blog posts, "Mad Money" TV show recaps and "Stop Trading!" segments to find out what he thinks about some of today's newsworthy stocks, including

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First Solar

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Lowe's

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: Lowe's

earned $759 million, or 51 cents a share

, in the second quarter, down 19% from the year-ago profit of $938 million, or 64 cents a share. Revenue fell 5%, and same-store sales dropped 9.5%.In a

video filmed today

, Cramer had this to say about Lowe's:

Blame It On the Rain

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-- Written by Rebecca Corvino in New York.