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Did you miss last night's "Mad Money" on CNBC? If so, here are Jim Cramer's top takeaways for today's trading.
Salesforce.com (CRM - Get Report) : In an exclusive interview, Cramer spoke with Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of Salesforce, which delivered a 2-cents-a-share earnings beat on better-than-expected revenue that rose 24% year over year.
Benioff praised Salesforce as the fastest-growing enterprise software company ever, and said that this quarter his company saw revenue growth across the board, even in Europe and Asia.
Among the notable deals this quarter were technical services giant Aecom (ACM - Get Report) and Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM - Get Report) , which is using Salesforce's customer service cloud to communicate with its customers.
While it's true both GoPro and Fitbit are beloved tech device companies and both had widely anticipated initial public offerings last year, Cramer said the two have something else in common -- both received approval to sell restricted shares of stock early.
Normally, when a company comes public, insiders are prohibited from selling for 180 days after the offering. This rule helps ensure some stability in the new shares. In the case of GoPro, the founders were given approval to sell $500 million worth of shares early to establish a charitable trust.
Cramer said while starting a trust is admirable, shares of GoPro have been obliterated, down a full 80% from their highs and are now 17% below the IPO price as a result.
So what should investors make of Fitbit, which also received approval to sell 21 million shares in a secondary offering? Cramer said unlike GoPro, Fitbit is using the money to invest in its business with more research and development and more advertising to solidify its market leader position. In short, Fitbit is investing in growth.
GoPro was trading at a huge 97 times earnings, and its growth pales in comparison to the mass-market offerings of Fitbit, which now trades at just 26 times earnings. For that reason, Cramer said he's still a believer in the Fitbit story.
Lockheed Martin (LMT - Get Report) , Raytheon (RTN - Get Report) , General Dynamics (GD - Get Report) and Northrop Grumman (NOC) : The world is not as safe as it was last week, Cramer told viewers. With our politicians and candidates all vowing for a stronger show of force around the world, could the stock market be heading for a replay of 1980?
Cramer recalled that in 1980, President Ronald Reagan also advocated a military buildup and the rhetoric caused the defense stocks to soar going into the election. That's why he'd consider buying these stocks again, as all are likely to be moving higher as the 2016 U.S. presidential primaries get into full swing.
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