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Jim Cramer has been the host of Mad Money on CNBC since 2005. Nearly 250,000 people watch his show daily on TV. Among 123 stocks that were recommended on Jim Cramer's Mad Money during the last 30 days, we have compiled his favorite buy recommendations based on number of days the stocks were recommended. In the long run, his favorite picks are extremely successful as can be seen in the below graphs. Our study interval is one year. We have obtained historical stock prices from Yahoo Finance, 10-Year Summary data from MSN Money and all other market data from Finviz.

Company

No. Of Times Recommended During The Last 30 Days

First Picked During The Last Year

Return (%) Since First Picked

Excess Return (%) (against S&P500)

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)

5

10/26/11

61.6%

34.9%

Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S)

4

5/8/12

143.8%

125.9%

Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG)

3

10/26/11

18.6%

-1.1%

Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD)

3

7/27/12

25.3%

18.6%

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG)

3

10/28/11

25.9%

8.7%

Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB)

3

11/10/11

2.2%

-14.7%

Average

  

46.2%

28.7%

Jim Cramer's favorite stock recommendations returned 46,2% on average since they have been recommended. The average relative performance of these stocks against the S&P 500 is 28.7%. Four out of six of his favorite stocks have managed to beat the market.

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Apple designs and creates mobile communication and media devices, personal computers and other various electronic products worldwide. AAPL recently traded at $609.84 and gained 59.4% during the past 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $593 billion, P/E ratio of 14.9 and Total Debt/Equity ratio of 0. AAPL also had an EPS growth rate of 65% during the last five years. Jim Cramer said that the recent 10 percent correction, along with the attractive $120 cash/share, is cause enough to initiate a position in the company.

Sprint Nextel provides wireless and wireline communications products and services. S recently traded at $5.65 and gained 106.4% during the past 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $17.3 billion and Total Debt/Equity ratio of 2.3. S also had an EPS growth rate of -73.5% during the last five years.

Celgene is a pharmaceutical company operating worldwide. CELG recently traded at $75.16 and gained 20.2% during the past 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $33.9 billion, P/E ratio of 22.8 and Total Debt/Equity ratio of 0.28. CELG also had an EPS growth rate of 73.1% during the last five years.

Gilead is a pharmaceutical company operating worldwide. GILD recently traded at $66.59 and has a 0% dividend yield. GILD gained 67.4% during the past 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $51.7 billion, P/E ratio of 20.7 and Total Debt/Equity ratio of 1.14. GILD also had an EPS growth rate of 21.8% during the last five years.

Google recently traded at $681.79 and gained 19.7% during the past 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $227.3 billion, P/E ratio of 20.6 and Total Debt/Equity ratio of 0.1. GOOG also had an EPS growth rate of 24.5% during the last five years.

Schlumberger provides technology, integrated project management, and information solutions to the oil and gas industry worldwide. SLB recently traded at $74 and has a 1.5% dividend yield. SLB gained 11.8% during the past 12 months. The stock has a market cap of $99.3 billion, P/E ratio of 18.8 and Total Debt/Equity ratio of 0.32. SLB also had an EPS growth rate of 3.1% during the last five years.

Source: Cramer's 6 Favorite Stock Recommendations Have Outperformed The S&P 500 Handily

Additional disclosure: Dividendinvestr is a team of analysts. This article was written by Serkan Unal, one of our writers. We did not receive compensation for this article (other than from Seeking Alpha), and we have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.