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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Did you miss last night's "Mad Money" on CNBC? If so, here are Jim Cramer's top takeaways for today's trading.
Verizon (VZ) and Yahoo! (YHOO): Verizon buying Yahoo! is one of Cramer's many dream deals. And why not? Cramer asks. In a market that is making companies ripe for the picking Verizon can buy Yahoo! at $50 a share and then get its money back almost instantly while becoming a real player on the Web.
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Horizon Pharma (HZNP): Cramer sat down with Chairman and CEO Timothy Walbert of Horizon Pharma. Its shares are up more than 146% year to date.
The company has seven products in three market segments: primary care, orphan diseases and specialty treatments. Horizon makes acquisitions, buying individual drugs or entire companies and uses their commercial know-how to grow sales much faster than anyone could expect. Horizon still has plenty of cash to do more deals, Walbert said.
One critical growth drug has been Actimmune, which is in Phase III trials to combat severe malignant osteopetrosis and Chronic Granulomatous Disease, and is estimated to generate up to $500 million in annual peak sales.
Salesforce.com (CRM) vs. Apple (AAPL): What can technical analysis tell us about these two Cramer favorites? According to colleague Robert Moreno, Salesforce began trading in a long triangle in February 2014 and this February broke above the resistance level. Cramer said if Salesforce can break out of the top of its triangle, which it tested today, $80 a share is likely.
As for Apple, the Action Alerts PLUS holding shows a strong floor of support around $123.50, about $4 below where it's currently trading. The stock may trade a little lower in the short term, but over time there's a reinforced level of support backed by two years of a similar foundation. If Apple pulls back to $123.50, technical analysis and charts show that it could be a strong buy.
Dun & Bradstreet (DNB): Cramer also welcomed Dun & Bradstreet President and CEO Bob Carrigan. The stock is up 22% over the past year.
Carrigan said the company's database now includes information on more than 240 million companies in more than 220 countries and is updated five million times a day. Some 90% of Fortune 500 companies use its data insights and analytics daily.
The company is very engaged with small-to-medium customers, helping them grow and in touch with them all the time, he added.
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