Comparison of Jim Cramer last week to my Confident Investor Rating

Jim Cramer has probably received more acclaim for helping individual investors than anyone. His show Mad Money is very popular and he gets praise for his Lightning Round segment. On that segment, callers ask him about a stock and gives a very quick answer as to his thoughts. I am not interested in criticizing Mr. Cramer for his quick appraisal as I think that this type of analysis is always a challenge. I am consistently amazed at his ability to give good advice on the fly.

I thought it would be interesting to compare my thoughts to Mr. Cramer's Lightning Round. I am not going to do the full analysis like my traditional stock review posts but rather just say if I agree or disagree with him. Here are last weeks picks and my thoughts. If this article is well received, I may continue this as a regular feature.

The Lightning Round picks came from the Mad Money page on The Street.

Company

Date

Segment

Jim Cramer's Call

Confident Investor Call

American Capital Agency (AGNC) 11/08

Not good enough

Align Technology (ALGN) 11/05

Not good enough

Yamana Gold (AUY) 11/05

Worth considering

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) 11/09

Not good enough

Boardwalk Partners (BWP) 11/07

Not good enough

Caterpillar (CAT) 11/09

Already on Watch List

Chevron (CVX) 11/09

Worth considering

Changyou.com (CYOU) 11/08

Not good enough

CYS Investments (CYS) 11/08

Not good enough

Caesars Entertainment (CZR) 11/09

No- not profitable

Facebook (FB) 11/09

Not good enough

Frontier Communications (FTR) 11/07

Worth considering

SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) 11/05

I don't analyze SPDR

Generac Holdings (GNRC) 11/08

Not good enough

Google (GOOG) 11/09

Already on Watch List

Harley Davidson (HOG) 11/09

Worth considering

Intel (INTC) 11/05

Worth considering

JC Penney (JCP) 11/07

No - not profitable

Nordstrom (JWN) 11/09

Worth considering

McDonald's (MCD) 11/05

Not good enough

MGM Resorts (MGM) 11/05

No - not profitable

Microsoft (MSFT) 11/09

Not good enough

Matrix Service (MTRX) 11/05

Worth considering

Protein Design Labs (PDLI) 11/05

Worth considering

PPL Corp (PPL) 11/08

Worth considering

Sears Holdings (SHLD) 11/07

Not good enough

Skyworks Solutions (SWKS) 11/08

Not good enough

VIVUS (VVUS) 11/07

No - not profitable

Walgreens (WAG) 11/05

Not good enough

Wynn Resorts (WYNN) 11/09

Worth considering

Yahoo! (YHOO) 11/09

Not good enough

 

As you can easily see, I am a bit more conservative on my choices than Mr. Cramer.  I really want a company to be growing well and be profitable in order for them to be on my list.

1 Comment

  1. This was very interesting! Thanks for sharing!!

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