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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 (read an excerpt from his
) 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
finally flew today, after a two-and-a-half-year wait. Boeing has received orders for more than 800 of the aircraft.
on Dec. 11, Cramer said he was bullish on Boeing as well as suppliers such as
. He owns Honeywell for his
In a Dec. 11
, he wrote:
"I like Boeing because it has kept up its defense business even as the Dreamliner foundered. But the idea that we could get both planes in the air could be good news for everyone from
, with its fasteners business, to
, a pure play on aerospace, to my favorite,
, which provides all of the cockpits for both planes and has been a huge drag on a great story."
: Best Buy was
on Tuesday despite reporting a rise in third-quarter profit and increasing its outlook for the full year.
segment last night, Cramer said he liked
. "But what I really like is Best Buy," he said.
: According to fertilizer company Potash, North American inventories of the crop nutrient
by about 4% in November, though overall inventories remain 89% above the five-year average.
On Dec. 9, in response to a
, Cramer said he preferred
: Wells Fargo
the government's $25 billion preferred equity investment, the bank announced late Monday.
yesterday, Cramer wrote:
"So much for 'no equity offering' from Wells Fargo. Amazing, they finally admitted they have to raise the money, $10 billion, and let's hope they do it back to where it was last time, at $23.
"Except this time they have lost a lot of trust of the Street because of their endless protestations that they were not going to do a deal. Even as they will be free of TARP after this raising, I like
much, much more than WFC.
"As someone who has liked WFC for many, many years, I am extremely disappointed in how they handled this and how they handle pretty much everything publicly these days. Why draw a line in the sand about no equity deal? Why continue to say that Wachovia was a great deal? Why not say, 'We bit off a lot, but we will get through it, and you have to take a three-year view'? Why not be less promotional? Why not take questions on your conference calls?
"Anyway, if the deal comes at $23 and change, it will be good, because nobody believed Wells anyway.
"I just wonder whether Wells is the Wells we had come to respect and champion, or whether it's not just another bank, and nothing more."
For more of what Cramer's had to say lately about stocks in the news, check out the
(Editor's note: At the time of this publication, Cramer owned Honeywell and JPMorgan for his Action Alerts PLUS charitable trust.)
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