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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- It's no sin to think big, Jim Cramer told his Mad Money viewers Wednesday. The market rewards companies that don't just stand there and take action to create value for their shareholders.
There was no shortage of companies taking control of their own destinies today because a number of CEOs decided not to cede their futures to, well, the S&P 500 futures or to the whims of global currencies and other macro-economic metrics.
Then there's Williams Companies (WMB), the pipeline operator that moves 30% of our nation's natural gas. Shares of Williams rose 6% on the news it's buying the rest of Williams Partners (WPZ) that it doesn't already own.
Owens Illinois (OI) saw its shares pop 9% on the news its buying a rival glass maker in Mexico, while Monsanto (MON) shares were up on just a rumor that it might sweeten its bid for rival Syngenta (SYT).