Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based Merck (MRK - Get Report) reported a profit on Tuesday of $1.64 billion, or 78 cents per share, beating out analysts predictions of earnings per share of 74 cents and revenue of $5.98 billion. The maker of numerous drugs, including Singulair, Zostavax and Fosamax, credits restricting and lower fourth-quarter costs for materials and production with boosting the bottom line.This piece of earnings news along with a surprising spike in pending home sales in December gave the market a nice lift on Tuesday, led by such stocks as Cisco ( CSCO - Get Report), Pfizer ( PFE - Get Report) and Microsoft ( MSFT - Get Report). But will this be enough? With this in mind, we thought we'd take a look at some of the stocks people have been searching for on TheStreet.com and see what Jim Cramer's had to say about them lately. To read more, visit Stockpickr.com.
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