Cramer s Mad Money Recap: Tools of the Trade

“You can do everything I do at home, if you’re willing to put in the time and effort,” Jim Cramer told the viewers of his “Mad Money” TV show Monday.

He said that with just a few hours a week, investors can actively invest in stocks and manage their portfolios with great success.

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So how does Cramer find new stocks to potentially invest in? He said that one way is with the new 52-week high list. Stocks on the new high list obviously have something going for them, he said. It may be that the company is part of a genuine bull market, or it might be that the stock has serious momentum, but in either case, Cramer said stocks on the new high list are worth giving a second glance. [Read the full article]

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL – News) recently hit a new 52-week high as the company’s earnings rebounds on a resurgent global economy and a commitment to cutting costs. Company Description Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. operates in the cruise vacation industry in North America and Internationally. The company was founded in 1968 and has a market cap of $7.2 billion. Fourth-Quarter Results Royal Caribbean pleased its shareholders on Jan 28 with Q4 results that came in ahead of expectations. Revenue was even from last year at $1.5 billion, but earnings came in better than expected at 2 cents, 8 cents ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate calling for a loss of 6 cents. The company noted that its results were driven by stronger customer demand than expected and attention to containing costs, with Net Cruise Costs down 10.5% from last year. [Read the full article]

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM – News) topped estimates once again, sending shares to multi-year highs. Top-line growth helped the company report its sixth consecutive surprise. Company Description Williams-Sonoma is a higher-end retailer that operates under brands that include Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn and others. Items are purchased through over 600 stores, catalogs and the company’s websites. 8% Increase in Revenue On Mar 22 Williams-Sonoma reported fourth-quarter results that showed revenues of just $1.09 billion, up 8.1% since the same quarter last year. Same-store sales were also up, about 7.6%. Earnings per share came in at 86 cents, which was 13 cents better than expected. This was Williams-Sonoma’s sixth consecutive surprise, and you have to go back to early 2005 for the most recent miss. Estimates Pop Given the earnings results and guidance, analysts were quick to raise forecasts. [Read the full article]

Finish Line (NasdaqGS: FINL – News) has a Zacks #1 Rank and trades at 19.1x 2011 consensus EPS estimates. Finish Line is decent growth and income play. Analysts estimate that FINL will deliver long-term EPS growth of 11.3% annually, and its stock has a current dividend yield of 1.0%. Company Description Finish Line operates as a mall-based specialty retailer in the U.S. It sells mens, womens, and childrens athletic, lifestyle, and outdoor footwear under the Finish Line brand name. It operates approximately 670 Finish Line stores in 47 states. Fourth-Quarter Results Finish Line reported fourth-quarter results on March 26. Revenue grew 8.9% to $374.5 million with a same-store sales increased of 10%. [Read the full article]

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