GlaxoSmithKline's Buy Is No Snore

Picking up the maker of Breathe Right nasal products will be additive, no matter what.
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This column was originally published on RealMoney on Oct. 9 at 11:57 a.m. EDT. It's being republished as a bonus for TheStreet.com readers.

This

GlaxoSmithKline

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continues to make every right move. You may think buying Breathe Right nasal goods and assorted other products seems knuckleheaded, especially if you have never used some of them. But all of these snore products, as well as some fiber products, are deeply embedded in drugstore aisles, which makes this GlaxoSmithKline deal additive, no matter what.

Remember, GlaxoSmithKline is

Pepsi

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for the drug store, buying up generic aisle space and running it through the distribution pipe. We know that this acquisition and all the others are very important, because we saw the billion dollars

Johnson & Johnson

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had to pay to get

Pfizer's

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generic -- over-the-counter goods.

GlaxoSmithKline's a really smart company with great management. The combination of the 3% yield and the 15 multiple makes it one of the top pharma choices for a slowing economy.

At the time of publication, Cramer was long Johnson & Johnson.

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