Recap of Jim Cramer's radio show on Tuesday October 31. Click on a stock ticker for more analysis:
NutriSystem (NASDAQ:NTRI), Hansen Natural (HANS) and Crocs (NASDAQ:CROX) - Cramer discussed "battleground stocks" where bears and bulls are fighting to see which companies are going to "skyrocket" or get "crushed." He notes that the short-sellers are out to see NTRI, HANS and CROCs fail, and he would avoid Nutrisystem which he thinks could go either way. Concerning HANS, Cramer notes that the stock has been up, and it is time to sell now before it reports next week. "The bears are going to be the most wrong with Crocs," Cramer said, noting that the company has deals with colleges, although he would sell a few shares since it has been up.
Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A), Target (NYSE:TGT), J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP), Sears (NASDAQ:SHLD), Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) - Cramer suggests taking the lead from famous investor Warren Buffet, noting that a purchase of one share of BRK.A for $200 in 1981 would be $100,000 today. Currently, Buffet is looking at less popular stocks and is buying TGT, JCP and SHLD. Cramer takes this as a sign that all is well with retail, and notes that WMT is conspicuous by its absence from the list.
Related: Minyanville makes the case of Target's superiority over retail "Goliath" Wal-Mart.
MetLife (NYSE:MET): Cramer called MET a "terrific business" and added "I am going to overlook that it has some problems with its annuities business."
Cheesecake Factory (NASDAQ:CAKE): Although this company hasn't been doing well and investors are "freaked out" over it, Cramer suggests hanging onto CAKE because he believes it will do well long-term.
Hasbro (NASDAQ:HAS) and Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT): Cramer says that both of these stocks are going up.
Sonoco Products (NYSE:SON): Cramer likes this company because it makes a proprietary product, has a 3% yield, is a quiet grower and has no negativity.
NYSE (NYSE:NYX): This is a good stock for those who can wait to watch a stock grow over a period of four or five years, says Cramer; "There is a very important change going on here, the changeover to a hybrid system."
Coventry Health Care (CVH) and United Health (NYSE:UNH): Cramer believes that CVH is not well-run, calls UNH a "heartbreaker"and suggests staying away from this sector for another week.
On a side note, Cramer suggests staying away from all newspaper stocks.
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