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Intuit (INTU - Get Report) : In an exclusive interview, Cramer sat down with Brad Smith, chairman and CEO of Intuit, the small business accounting software company that also offers TurboTax tax preparation services for individuals.
Smith said that Intuit's mission is to improve the financial lives of its customers. It aims to take the accounting out of small business accounting and to empower individuals to file their own taxes.
This year, Intuit roll out its "Absolute Zero" program, which allows individuals filing with an 1040EZ form to pay absolutely nothing. The company also recently completed a contest that gave one small business an ad during this year's Super Bowl.
When asked about the Affordable Care Act, Smith called it a catalyst for TurboTax because the company has made it extremely simple to either claim a credit or pay the penalty.
Cramer called Intuit, a service he uses for his own small businesses, "a great company."
Cornell said Target's success stems from talking to guests and understanding their needs. Over 90% of customers still prefer shop in the stores, he said, and that's why Target continues to focus on the in-store experience. Target doesn't ignore online shoppers, however, but makes it easy to shop anytime from anywhere, online or offline.
Target is also expanding into neighborhood locations, adding stores right where customers live. The company also ensures the product mix fits the location. Cornell said that college locations need different items than those in more family-oriented ones.
Cornell also touted Target's team members, calling them the best in the retail industry. He said Target invests in all of its people and it shows.
Cafaro explained that Ventas is a leader in health care and senior housing properties thanks to a great team and a great portfolio as well as a strong balance sheet and a 17-year track record. She noted that in the areas in which Ventas has properties there is limited new development, making the company well positioned for the next wave of retiring seniors.
When asked about her guidance, Cafaro explained Ventas projected between 3% and 5% growth last year and delivered 9%. This year, she said, the company again provided conservative guidance.
Cafaro explained that Ventas spun off virtually all of its skilled nursing properties and now derives most of its revenue from private paying tenants.
Cramer said that not all health care REITs are created equal.
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