NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- What is going on with the stock market? Price action for some big stocks may not have been what many investors had expected following their earnings reports this week, said TheStreet's Jim Cramer.
Look at Facebook (FB) - Get Meta Platforms Inc. Report. It beat analyst expectations on the top and bottom lines, he said. Despite its incredible growth, the stock sold off. Cramer suggested it was because investors were disturbed to learn teen users are not using Facebook as much.
While Facebook has said it will not bombard its platform with advertisements, investors worry the ads are driving teens away, causing the stock to drop, he said. However, that means Cramer is looking to buy more for his Action Alerts PLUS charitable portfolio on the dip.
Meanwhile, Exxon Mobil (XOM) - Get Exxon Mobil Corporation Report barely beat earnings expectations and went higher. According to Cramer, this is because Exxon investors finally feel compelled to buy shares since the company has largely failed to deliver encouraging results until now.
American International Group (AIG) - Get American International Group Inc. Report, another AAP holding, reports earnings after the close on Thursday. Cramer said the company has a book value of $60 per share. He'll be watching to see if investors sell the stock following the report. He would be a buyer if that's the case.
He called AIG "the right stock for this time in the bond market and for this time in the insurance cycle."
-- Written by Bret Kenwell in Petoskey, Mich.
Bret Kenwell currently writes, blogs and also contributes to Robert Weinstein's Weekly Options Newsletter. Focuses on short-to-intermediate-term trading opportunities that can be exposed via options. He prefers to use debit trades on momentum setups and credit trades on support/resistance setups. He also focuses on building long-term wealth by searching for consistent, quality dividend paying companies and long-term growth companies. He considers himself the surfer, not the wave, in relation to the market and himself. He has no allegiance to either the bull side or the bear side.