Editor's Note: This was sent to subscribers of Action Alerts PLUS at 9:42 a.m. EST on Jan. 26. Cramer holds Fortune Brands, JDSU, Charter, Nortel and Commerce Bancorp in his Action Alerts PLUS portfolio.
(FO:NYSE) continues to push higher after reporting knockout fourth-quarter earnings last week. At $82.54, the shares are up more than $3 from where I last sold it and I now have a 12% gain on the position. With that in mind, I'm going to sell another 500 of my 1,500 Fortune shares after you read this.
I'm also going to purchase 500 shares of
(CBH:NYSE), which has now dropped 10% in the past week and a half. The bank has the most attractive growth prospects in the business. At $56.20, I think the stock largely pricing in any fallout that may come from the upcoming trial about the political contributions of former executives. This purchase will give me a total of 2,000 shares of Commerce, or about 3.2% of my overall portfolio.
P.S. I'm marking
(NT:NYSE) for sale. I'm currently restricted from selling these stocks, or else I'd unload my position in each one at these levels. I generally like to hold no more than 25 names in my portfolio, but these three stocks account only for 4.5% of my holdings and I want the freedom to add a new position, should the opportunity arise in the meantime.
Again, there is no reason for you readers to still own JDS Uniphase, Charter and Nortel. I no longer consider these even Four-rated stocks, the lowest rating in my Weekly Roundup. You won't hear me mention them again until my restrictions clear and I'm finally allowed to sell.
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At the time of publication, James J. Cramer was long Fortune Brands, JDSU, Charter, Nortel and Commerce Bancorp.
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