Not a Stockpickr member? Join the community today -- for free.NEW YORK ( Stockpickr) -- 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 (read an excerpt from his new book here) 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. Google ( GOOG): FBR increased its 2010 estimates for Google due to advertising-market strength and the strong dollar. It rates the stock outperform with a price target of $810. In a March 11 post to his RealMoney blog, Cramer wrote: "My take is pretty clear. New positions put on here are very risky. I would prefer to wait no matter what. But I can understand the gun-jumping. It has become too frustrating not to buy an Apple ( AAPL) or a Google or a Citigroup ( C) or a Research In Motion ( RIMM). I know that, at this point at my old hedge fund, I would be back buying deep-in-the-money calls to maintain positions as I sold common. "But it's been as rough on the hedge funds on the long side as it was on the short side. Just worth it to be cautious." Citigroup ( C): Citigroup announced that the proceeds of its Primerica IPO could be three times as much as the company originally estimated. Its plans to issue up to 20.7 million Primerica shares could bring in nearly $290 million, compared with the $100 million Citigroup estimated in November 2009. In a March 12 blog post, Cramer wrote: "Reading the findings this morning about how Lehman executives went about destroying a bank that was too big to fail reminded me that perhaps it's time for the investigators, whether they be from Congress or the Angelides Commission -- the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission that is supposed to tell this country what really happened -- to interview the real bad guys, the guys who bankrupted and crushed their own institutions.
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