Jim Cramer's Stop Trading: Rite Aid Is Now an Earnings Story

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- On CNBC's "Cramer's Stop Trading" segment, Jim Cramer said Rite Aid (RAD) is taking the pharmacy industry by storm along with CVS Caremark (CVS) and Walgreen (WAG). The three companies -- an oligopoly -- are squeezing the middle man. 

Rite Aid is no longer a turnaround story, Cramer said, it is an earnings story. The company's 5% same store sales increase beat his expectations of 3% to 4% growth. 

Cardinal Health ( CAH) and Express Scripts Holding ( ESRX) each reported bad numbers, he said. The HMOs are winning, the drug stores are winning and the middle men are losing, he said.

Cramer says Yelp ( YELP) sparked the 'algorithm of the Internet' when it did well in he quarter.

"It's almost as if a machine says,'Oh, good!'" on Yelp results, "'We've got to buy  Facebook ( FB), Workday ( WDAY) and Concur Technologies ( CNQR),'" Cramer said. And you've got a move all at once to to these Internet companies.

-- Written by Anthony Buccino in New York.

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