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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Did you miss last night's "Mad Money" on CNBC? If so, here are Jim Cramer's top takeaways for today's trading.
Alcoa (AA) - Get Report: In his first exclusive interview, Cramer spoke with Klaus Kleinfeld, chairman and CEO at Alcoa, a stock that soared 5.7% on an otherwise down day after the company announced it is splitting itself into two entities.
Kleinfeld explained that as a 126-year-old company, it's important to both reinvent yourself from time to time, but also to carefully consider your decisions thoroughly.
For the past few years, Alcoa has been building up its value-added and its upstream commodity businesses, and now the company feels both have the size, scale and strength to be competitive on their own.
Kleinfeld said that while the capital structure for the two entities has not yet been finalized, the value-added business will have investment-grade debt, while the upstream company is targeting just below that mark. Both entities, however, will be a win for Alcoa's shareholders, bondholders, employees and customers.
Cramer said Alcoa clearly knows how to bring out value.
GameStop (GME) - Get Report: In his second exclusive interview, Cramer spoke with Paul Raines, CEO of GameStop, the video game retailer that's seen its stock struggle since reporting earnings on Aug 27.
Raines said that he's still a believer in the GameStop story, especially given the strong 8% rise in same-store sales, earnings per share up 41% and expanding gross margins.
Raines said GameStop has diversified away from the boom-or-bust video game cycle and is now a family of tech brands that includes collectibles such as many items from the upcoming Star Wars movie. GameStop acquired the Web site ThinkGeek.com as a foray into this category.
That's why GameStop has been able to rack up over 40 million customers on their loyalty programs, Raines noted, as customers love the products and trust the brands.
Teladoc (TDOC) - Get Report: Cramer sat down with Jason Gorevic, CEO at Teladoc, a stock that came public on July 1 and rose to a high of $35 a share before declining with the rest of the markets to just above $20 a share today.
Gorevic said Teladoc continues to see strong growth and now has over 6,000 clients and 20 health plans signed up for its services. There is still plenty of growth ahead, however, and the market is barely penetrated.
Teladoc has also partnered with CVS Health (CVS) - Get Report and is providing online services in certain areas, while in others is referring online patients to CVS Minute-Clinic locations when needed.
When asked about profitability, Gorevic said the company has a plan towards profits in 2017 but continues to invest in growth in the meantime.
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