(Updated to add video.)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 some of today's newsworthy stocks, including Regions Financial ( RF), Exxon ( XOM), and Travelers ( TRV). MasterCard ( MA): MasterCard beat expectations in its second quarter, posting net income of $349, or $2.67 per diluted share, up 26.4% year over year. Analysts had been expecting $2.42 a share. Here's what Cramer had to say about MasterCard in a video earlier today.
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