Stocks discussed in the in-depth session of Jim Cramer’s Mad Money TV program, December 13. Click on a stock ticker for more analysis:
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Capital One Financial (COF), American International Group (AIG), CIT (CIT) Cramer said AIG and COF are not transparent enough to own, because no one is sure about their assets and liabilities. While a bigger interest rate cut might have saved these companies, Cramer said after the Fed's small cut, the two companies look "too darn bad" to hold. While he did like both of these companies at one time, unlike CIT which makes all pertinent information known to investors, COF and AIG have closed books. In addition, COF recently commented on rising delinquency with credit cards, wasted its capital buying back stock at a high price and has "virtually no yield support." While AIG insists it is not being affected by bad loans, it is not providing evidence to support this claim, and Cramer says its yield is insufficient.
CEO Interview: James Hackett Anadarko Petroleum (APC)
"I believe 2008 is going to be the year for natural gas," Cramer said. "It's leaner, meaner and cleaner than coal." APC is a Cramer's natural gas growth pick, since it has raised its production guidance and is actively drilling. Cramer asked James Hackett why the presidential candidates weren't discussing natural gas, and Hackett replied the fuel is unjustly overlooked. Hackett added the company is drilling ambitiously and has made acquisitions to facilitate working overseas. While it is a challenge to drill in the Gulf of Mexico because of federal regulations, Hackett said people who manage to drill in the region should be encouraged. Cramer called Hackett a "hero" who is "making you money."
Cramer says MELI which processes e-commerce transactions and is based in Latin America has a similar story to Google and Baidu and will continue to run. While he would usually suggest waiting for a pullback, Cramer wouldn't wait too long to buy MELI
Cramer recommends DIS and MCD as stocks to buy for one's children. He reassured viewers not to worry about oil fluctuation and that oil prices are headed higher.
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