NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- 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 Google ( GOOG), Coach ( COH) and Bank of America ( BAC).

BP ( BP): BP's second-quarter earnings fell 53% to $4.4 billion from the year-ago quarter, reflecting a decline in the price of oil over the same time period.

In a video filmed today, Cramer broke down BP's earnings:

Cramer: Punish Oil Manipulators

For more of what Cramer's had to say about stocks in the news, visit Stockpickr.com.

--Rebecca Corvino is based in New York

(Editor's note: At the time of publication and/or original publication of his posts and shows, Cramer owned Wells Fargo, BP, Bank of America, Bristol-Myers, Abbott and Yum! for his Action Alerts PLUS charitable trust.)

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