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Jim Cramer is the host of CNBC's Mad Money and the chairman of TheStreet.com. Nearly 250,000 people watch his show daily on TV and most of these are ordinary investors trying to understand what’s going on in the market. Cramer’s bullish and bearish stock picks on his show is the starting point for many investments made by these folks.

During the last 30 days his favorites buy recommendations (based on number of days the stocks were mentioned) on Mad Money were as follows:

Company

No. Of Times Picked

First Date*

Return (%)**

Excess Return (%) (wrt S&P500)

Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR)

4

10/20/10

-46.3%

-45.1%

ARM Holdings (NASDAQ:ARMH)

3

5/18/11

-11.3%

4.2%

Cummins (NYSE:CMI)

3

10/21/10

-11.8%

-9.8%

FedEx (NYSE:FDX)

3

12/10/10

-27.7%

-22.0%

Randgold Resources (NASDAQ:GOLD)

3

9/12/11

-10.9%

-8.6%

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG)

3

6/1/11

-2.0%

13.1%

International Paper (NYSE:IP)

3

11/23/10

-3.1%

-0.6%

Pier 1 Imports (NYSE:PIR)

3

9/6/11

-9.9%

-7.3%

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN)

2

10/6/10

39.1%

39.9%

Baidu.com (NASDAQ:BIDU)

2

10/22/10

-0.3%

2.2%

Goldcorp (NYSE:GG)

2

2/18/11

1.8%

19.3%

SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEARCA:GLD)

2

10/21/10

22.1%

25.0%

Honeywell (NYSE:HON)

2

10/15/10

-3.2%

-1.2%

McDonald's (NYSE:MCD)

2

2/9/11

18.3%

36.3%

Precision Castparts (NYSE:PCP)

2

10/21/10

15.0%

17.7%

Pepsico (NYSE:PEP)

2

8/5/11

-3.5%

1.9%

Philip Morris Intl (NYSE:PM)

2

6/27/11

-4.2%

7.7%

Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX)

2

11/15/10

23.0%

27.9%

Southern Copper (NYSE:SCCO)

2

8/16/11

-16.1%

-11.7%

Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB)

2

10/19/10

-4.3%

-3.2%

AT&T (NYSE:T)

2

3/17/11

5.7%

17.7%

United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS)

2

2/9/11

-13.4%

-0.3%

Walgreens (WAG)

2

10/8/10

-1.3%

-0.4%

Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM)

2

10/1/10

8.4%

7.7%

Average

-1.5%

4.6%

* Represents latest recommendation change from sell to buy. The study interval includes only past one year.

** Includes the duration from first date till October 1.

Cramer's favorite stock recommendations lost 1.5% on average since they have been recommended. The average relative performance of these stocks against the S&P500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) is 4.6%. 13 of his favorite 24 stocks have managed to beat the market. Jim Cramer recommended AAPL seven times and AA four times during the last 30 days but because his mentions were negative about these stocks on September 30, we did not include them in our list.

One of Cramer's most favorite stocks during the last 30 days was Juniper Networks. He repeated his buy recommendation of JNPR four times during the last 30 days. Juniper Networks provides network infrastructure that creates responsive and trusted environments. JNPR recently traded at $17.26 and has lost 46.3% since October 20, 2010, underperforming the SPY by 45.1 percentage points. The stock has a market cap of $9.2 billion, Total Debt / Equity ratio of 0.14 and P/E ratio of 16.4. The stock also had a 21.88% EPS growth in the last five years. Jim Simons initiated a brand new positions in JNPR during the second quarter (see Jim Simons’ top stock picks).

Cramer repeated his buy recommendation of ARMH three times during the last 30 days. ARMH recently traded at $25.5 and has lost 11.3% since May 18, 2011, beating the SPY by 4.2 percentage points. The stock has a market cap of $11.5 billion, Total Debt / Equity ratio of 0, dividend yield of 0.6% and P/E ratio of 82.3. The stock also had a 26.53% EPS growth in the last five years.

Cramer's other favorite stock during last 30 days was Cummins. He repeated his buy recommendation of CMI three times during the last 30 days. CMI has lost 11.8% since October 21, 2010, underperforming the SPY by 9.8 percentage points. CMI has a 1.96% dividend yield and lost 9.49% during the last 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $15.9 billion, Total Debt / Equity ratio of 0.15 and P/E ratio of 10.7. The stock also had a 14.4% EPS growth in the last five years.

Cramer repeated his buy recommendation of FDX three times during the last 30 days. FDX recently traded at $67.68 and has lost 27.7% since December 10, 2010, underperforming the SPY by 22 percentage points. FDX has a market cap of $21.5 billion, dividend yield of 0.77%, Total Debt / Equity ratio of 0.11 and P/E ratio of 14. The stock also had a 17.77% EPS growth in the last five years.

Cramer repeated his buy recommendation of GOLD three times during the last 30 days. GOLD recently traded at $96.72 and has lost 27.7% since September 12, 2011, underperforming the SPY by 22 percentage points. GOLD has a market cap of $8.8 billion, dividend yield of 0.21%,Total Debt / Equity ratio of 0 and P/E ratio of 43. The stock also had a 47.76% EPS growth in the last five years. Billionaire John Paulson had $59 million in GOLD at the end of June (see John Paulson’s top stock picks).



Disclosure: I am long PM, T.

Source: Jim Cramer's Favorite 24 Holdings