Cramer's Stop Trading! 6 Quick Earnings Picks (1/27/09)

Includes: BMY, BTU, CAT, PWR, VZ, X
by: Miriam Metzinger

Stocks discussed on Jim Cramer's Stop Trading! TV Program Tuesday January 26.

Verizon (NYSE:VZ): Cramer thinks people are being too negative on Verizon, which reported a strong quarter. He thinks it is a buy because of FiOs, a strong cash flow and the AllTel acquisition.

Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY): Cramer thinks this drug company is finally performing well.

Quanta Services (NYSE:PWR): This stock is a play on the electric grid buildout.

U.S. Steel (NYSE:X): This company beat estimates, and Cramer thinks it is a buy for its strong management and as an Obama play.

Peabody Energy (NYSE:BTU): This anti-Obama play reported a solid quarter and proved that coal is still going to be an energy force to be reckoned with as new plants are built.

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT): In spite of a gloomy forecast, Cramer still likes Caterpillar for its 5% dividend. From a technical standpoint, the stock is putting in a base.

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