Cramer's Take on Headline Stocks: Jan. 11 - TheStreet

Cramer's Take on Headline Stocks: Jan. 11

Here's what Jim Cramer's had to say lately about some of the stocks in today's news, including Ford and Alcoa.
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NEW YORK (Stockpickr) -- 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

.

Ford

(F) - Get Report

: At the Detroit Auto Show on Monday, Ford will roll out its

next-generation Ford Focus

, a global car to replace the original Focus.

In a Friday post to his

RealMoney blog

, Cramer wrote that perhaps the most amazing thing about "this remarkable run" is the follow-through buying:

"Look at Ford. How many days in a row is that one going higher? Look at how little consolidation that there has been in the

Bank of America

(BAC) - Get Report

and

Wells Fargo

(WFC) - Get Report

runs. How about the rallies in

Transocean

(RIG) - Get Report

or

Cooper

(CBE)

or

Deere

(DE). Whirlpool

(WHR) - Get Report

.

Freeport

(FCX) - Get Report

. They don't take rests, even. They just power higher and higher."

Colgate

(CL) - Get Report

: Consumer good bellwethers such as Colgate and

Procter & Gamble

(PG) - Get Report

were falling Monday after Venezuelan President Huigo Chavez

devaluated the Venezuelan Bolivar

on Friday.

In a recent

blog post

, Cramer wrote:

"Out of nowhere, defensives could rule. The market is swift enough in its judgments that the money will flow out of

Boeing

(BA) - Get Report

and

GE

(GE) - Get Report

and back into Procter & Gamble and

Pepsi

(PEP) - Get Report

. The JPMorgan call downgrading

Coke

(KO),

Alberto-Culver

(ACV) - Get Report

and Colgate will tell us what to do, as these stocks should be down big on it."

Alcoa

(AA) - Get Report

: Kicking off earnings season is

Alcoa

, which will report its

fourth-quarter earnings

after Monday's closing bell.

On his

"Mad Money" show

on Friday, Cramer said he was looking for positive news from Alcoa regarding manufacturing demand.

For more of what Cramer's had to say lately about stocks in the news, check out the

Cramer's Take

portfolio.

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(Editor's note: At the time of this publication, Cramer owned Pepsi, Bank of America, Procter & Gamble and Cooper for his Action Alerts PLUS charitable trust.)