NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- On CNBC's "Cramer's Stop Trading" segment, TheStreet's Jim Cramer, co-manager of the Action Alerts PLUS portfolio, was enthusiastic about one of his favorite companies in retail: VF Corp. (VFC) .
The retail environment in general is benefiting from low inflation and declining gasoline prices. He pointed out VF buys a lot of cotton, which has seen falling prices for quite some time, thus helping lower input costs.
VFC stock is near 52-week highs, which normally would steer Cramer away. However, in this case those highs are a good thing, Cramer said, because investors should focus on stocks that are strong at the moment.
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VF Corp. will hold an analyst meeting Wednesday to highlight its "remarkable" Timberland brand, Cramer said. VF Corp. has been doing well and should continue to outperform going into the fall, he predicted.
-- Written by Bret Kenwell in Petoskey, Mich.
TheStreet Ratings team rates VF CORP as a Buy with a ratings score of A-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate VF CORP (VFC) a BUY. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow."
You can view the full analysis from the report here: VFC Ratings Report