Regardless of why a stock is in the news, it never hurts to hear what a professional investor has to say about it. The key is to gather as much information as you can in order to make the most informed investment decisions you can. As Jim Cramer often reminds, investors must do their homework.

So what has Cramer had to say lately about today's headline-makers? At Stockpickr, we've combed through his recent RealMoney blog posts, "Mad Money" TV show recaps and "Stop Trading!" segments to find out what he thinks about newsworthy stocks such as Gilead ( GILD), Akamai ( AKAM) and Darden ( DRI).

To kick it off, with General Electric ( GE), Citigroup ( C) and Bank of America ( BAC) all reporting earnings this morning, here's Cramer's take on these three "welfare recipients."

Cramer: It Wasn't About the Earnings

For more of what Cramer's had to say about these and other stocks, visit Stockpickr.com.

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