Navteq ( NVT) missed earnings estimates by a penny two weeks ago, and the stock went down 10 points. "That's an overreaction," said Jim Cramer Tuesday on his "Mad Money" TV show. Cramer applauded a Piper Jaffray upgrade of the stock Tuesday, but the stock is still below where it was the day after it announced earnings. "Maybe no one heard
Road RangeCramer is bullish on Navteq, which makes on-board navigation systems for vehicles, because it is the kind of "gadget" stock that fits his fourth-quarter tech rally thesis. Navteq is making inroads into the mass market, he said, as more and more lower-priced vehicles are equipped with the service. The stock also historically does well in the fourth quarter, he said. Additionally, Google ( GOOG) uses Navteq's database to power its mapping Web site. Cramer said Piper Jaffray is predicting 30% earnings growth for Navteq. If that happens, "growth junkies" will return to the stock, he said. Commenting on GPS handheld-device maker Garmin ( GRMN), Cramer said he believes the company is also right, but he's not sure where to do a 'mon back.* The stock got "shelled" last week, he said. "Navtech has less hair on it" and has the edge right now, he said. In response to a question about telecom GPS plays such as Nextel with its GPS phone, Cramer said he is not a fan of the telecoms right now. Sprint Nextel ( S) is being squeezed by Verizon ( VZ) and SBC Communications ( SBC), which are spending fortunes on their systems right now, he said. BellSouth ( BLS) has its "head in the sand." And, Cramer indicated that Qwest ( Q) is a disaster.
Trade, Don't InvestCramer has changed his tune on Sirius Satellite Radio ( SIRI), if only for two months. Cramer sees a trade in Sirius until Christmas not because of Howard Stern, who will begin broadcasting his radio show exclusively on Sirius as of Jan. 1, but because CEO Mel Karmazin is a master of UPOD: Under Promise, Over Deliver. Cramer said Sirius has done a good job keeping expectations low for Sirius' next quarter even though the company knows results will be fantastic. Cramer says, buy Sirius now and sell the stock once the company "blows away" expectations. Make no mistake. This is a trade, not an investment, said Cramer. Sirius' reporting systems are "convoluted," he said, and he has no idea where the stock will be a year from now. A caller asked if Sirius' new portable music player was a threat to Apple's ( AAPL) iPod. Cramer said he is not concerned. However, the portable music player is a nice incremental business for Sirius, he said.
Take Up the BreakupCramer has been bullish on Cendant ( CD) because he believes that the company is worth more split up than together. Yet, when the company announced a split last week, the stock dropped and has continued lower since. That caused Cramer to reassess. The result? He still believes that Cendant is a buy. "It's still worth a lot more than $17.50," near where Cendant traded after hours Tuesday. Cramer believes that Cendant is worth at least $25 on a breakup. Based on his sum-of-the-parts analysis, "Cendant is worth substantially more than $29 a share," he said. "I'm conservative!" "You should be in Cendant. I'm sticking by it, and I'm backing the truck up."
Chico's Worth a LookChico's FAS ( CHS) CFO Charlie Kleman joined Cramer by telephone. (To watch Cramer's interview with Klemen,
Lightning RoundBullish Cramer was bullish on Viacom ( VIA), Bancolombia ( CIB), Banco Bradesco ( BBD), JDSU ( JDSU), Genentech ( DNA), CMS Energy ( CMS), Procter & Gamble ( PG), Microsoft ( MSFT), Dresser-Rand Group ( DRC), Quest Diagnostics ( DGX), Union Pacific ( UNP), Peabody Coal ( BTU), Southern Copper ( PCU), Intel ( INTC), Wachovia ( WB) and HDFC Bank ( HDB). Bearish Cramer was bearish on Avon Products ( AVP), General Motors ( GM), Nvidia ( NVDA), SuperGen ( SUPG), Ship Finance ( SFL), Sara Lee ( SLE), Serena Software ( SRNA), IRIS International ( IRIS), Goodyear Tire & Rubber ( GT), SunTrust Banks ( STI), Teva Pharmaceutical Industries ( TEVA) and Chesapeake Energy ( CHK).
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