Updated from 10:08 a.m. EDT

In Wednesday's headlines was news that Freddie Mac's ( FRE) acting CFO, David Kellermann, was found dead in his home this morning in an apparent suicide.

In stock news, Morgan Stanley ( MS) reported a first-quarter loss of 57 cents per share, compared with a profit of $1.26 per share last year, missing expectations of an 8-cent-per-share loss. The firm also cut its dividend.

In Wednesday afternoon trading, Morgan Stanley was down $1.52, or 5.2%, at $23.13.

Freeport-McMoRan's ( FCX) also missed expectations with earnings of 11 cents per share on revenue of $2.6 billion compared with the expected 13 cents per share on revenue of $2.69 billion.

On Wednesday afternoon, Freeport was adding $1.19, or 2.9%, at $41.92.

Companies reporting Tuesday included DuPont ( DD), which reported a 59% drop in first-quarter profit, and United Technologies ( UTX), whose first-quarter profit fell 28%.

Dupont was up 44 cents, or 1.6%, at $28.50 on Wednesday afternoon, while United Technologies was down 34 cents, at $47.65.

With this in mind, we thought we'd take a closer look at some of the stocks making headlines lately, including Bank of America ( DD), Coca-Cola ( KO) and Caterpillar ( CAT), and see what Jim Cramer's had to say about them.

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