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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
: IBM will
, the latest in a string of M&A activity for IBM.
On Dec. 9's
show, Cramer reiterated busy on
as well as
: The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority has
, alleging that the bank engaged in "fraudulent misrepresentations" regarding its stock sale. Citigroup says the claim is "entirely without merit."
On last night's
show, Cramer said that even though stocks such as Citigroup and
might be great dividend plays, they're currently great values. He also liked
, which he owns for his
charitable trust, and Best Buy.
in its fourth quarter, below the average analyst estimate of 28 cents a share.
In a Dec. 9 post to his
, Cramer wrote:
"Can steel lift despite oil's decline? I have been trying to figure out the interaction between oil and minerals on one hand and every industry on the other, and one of the industries most affected by higher energy costs is steel. When you add the fact that inventories are low -- my friend Michelle Applebaum is by far the best on inventory monitoring -- you get a situation where we should have a big run as oil goes down. As Michelle's recent bulletin, Steel Market Intelligence, says, "Prices Set to Soar -- the Whipsaw of an Empty Steel Supply Pipeline." That's the reason Nucor,
are so strong."
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 Pepsi for his Action Alerts PLUS charitable trust.)
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