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
blog posts, "Mad Money" TV show recaps and "Stop Trading!" segments to find out
: At the Detroit Auto Show on Monday, Ford will roll out its
, a global car to replace the original Focus.
In a Friday post to his
, 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
runs. How about the rallies in
. They don't take rests, even. They just power higher and higher."
: Consumer good bellwethers such as Colgate and
Procter & Gamble
were falling Monday after Venezuelan President Huigo Chavez
In a recent
, Cramer wrote:
"Out of nowhere, defensives could rule. The market is swift enough in its judgments that the money will flow out of
and back into Procter & Gamble and
. The JPMorgan call downgrading
and Colgate will tell us what to do, as these stocks should be down big on it."
: Kicking off earnings season is
, which will report its
after Monday's closing bell.
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
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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.)