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TheStreet's Katherine Ross and Cramer discussed buying Eli Lilly and Estee Lauder stocks, and Caterpillar’s role as a recovery stock.
Eli Lilly Stock: Buy or Sell?
Eli Lilly & Co. (LLY) - Get Report posted weaker-than-expected third-quarter earnings Tuesday and lowered a portion of its full-year profit guidance, as sales of its blockbuster diabetes treatment, Trulicity slowed and costs linked to its coronavirus treatment reached jumped.
Eli Lilly said adjusted earnings for the three months ending in September were pegged at $1.54 per share, up 4% from the same period last year but well shy of the Street consensus forecast of $1.71 per share. Group revenues, the company said, rose 4.7% to $5.741 billion, a figure that also missed analysts' estimates of a $5.88 billion tally.
Cramer said that Eli Lilly is a buy and thinks that it is oversold as the company is doing so many things right.
Estee Lauder Stock: Buy or Sell?
In August, Estee Lauder (EL) - Get Report posted a wider-than-expected fourth-quarter loss and said it planned to cut as many as 2,000, or 3%, of its jobs as the cosmetics giant struggles to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic shutdown.
Cramer said that investors “should swallow their pride and come in” when it comes to choosing the right time to buy Estee Lauder. He thinks that Estee Lauder is doing a good job of helping people look good on their Zoom calls and treating the skin reactions caused by constantly wearing masks.
Caterpillar Stock: Buy or Sell?
On Tuesday, Caterpillar (CAT) - Get Report posted stronger-than-expected third-quarter earnings even as demand for its industrial equipment slumped notably lower from last year amid the global coronavirus pandemic.
Cramer thinks that Caterpillar moved up greatly and became a recovery stock, but it didn’t give investors any comfort in a potential global industrial recovery.
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