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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
: Ford has settled all "substantive commercial terms" of its
Zhejiang Geely Holding Group
and expects to sign a definitive sale agreement in the first quarter of 2010 and close the sale in the second quarter.
In a post to his
yesterday, Cramer wrote:
portfolio, but Ford is the way that the big money managers get their exposure to the group. It's an up stock that is liquid, and the company has a chance to be the biggest producer in the world with a management everybody trusts.
"Ford is remarkable. Simply by not taking government money, it has become a favorite, and its cars are the most fuel-efficient and least polluting. The quality ratings just go higher and higher.
"This company could be a
2010 story, and managers are positioning themselves as such. I am hoping Ford does a tender offer for the preferred I like so much. It keeps going up, so that's a possibility."
: Pulte and
on news of the highest existing-home-sales level in almost three years.
yesterday, Cramer urged readers not to buy the homebuilders on the existing-home-sales number. "It makes no sense at all," he wrote. "These stocks are
the beneficiaries." He said that the number of "existing homes that are for sale and on bank balance sheets far overwhelms demand for existing homes" and that Pulte,
,. and sold aggressively on this."
: In an article today,
examined the chart of Jabil Circuit, which
hit a new high
on Tuesday after a Monday earnings beat.
yesterday, Cramer said Jabil is a better tech indicator than
. He predicted that tech stocks "will shock in the first quarter."
: Soleil Securities
from buy with a $79 price target.
, Cramer wrote:"Three days ago, Exxon made an historic buy of
. Now because of the strong dollar, all of the stocks that have run are down.
"Doesn't matter that it is cold as all get out. Doesn't matter that natural gas futures are on fire. Doesn't matter if we have received some proclamations from governors that drilling in the Marcellus is 'all systems go.' These stocks get hammered because all stocks are now soybeans and corn.
"This is precisely when you take advantage of the commoditization and choose your favorite natural gas stock or driller. I think that
work, but you know all of the natural gas players work too.
"Just pointing it out."
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 Johnson Controls for his Action Alerts PLUS charitable trust.)
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