Editor's Note: The following are questions received from viewers of "Mad Money," seen every day at 6 p.m. EDT on CNBC.
I'm confused. I did my homework on Tempur-Pedic (TPX) - Get Report, and the fundamentals look good. The mattress company has solid profit growth, and I tried out the product at a bedding store! So why, then, are you so bearish on the company?-- Dan from Illinois
James J. Cramer:
Maybe you didn't see the massive profit warning this company delivered last week? But seriously, I believe this is a broken company, not a broken stock.
Even if you don't buy into all of the bearish arguments that my friend Herb Greenberg has about Tempur-Pedic -- and he has exposed many one-trick ponies in the past -- the company does appear to have some problems. With that in mind, stay on the sidelines for now, and wait for the dust to settle.
I used to own US Bancorp in my charitable trust, but I'm no longer a fan of the large-cap financials. Even with the company's pledge to return cash to shareholders in the form of dividends and stock buybacks, I believe that earnings will shrink in the financial sector, given the current interest rate environment.
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