The 5 best US states to live in, according to US News & World Report

Where you live doesn’t just affect what sports team you root for or whether you say “soda” vs. Geography can have a major impact on your career, earnings and quality of life. Each year, U.S. News & World Report surveys over 50,000 Americans in order to rank all U.S. states across 71 metrics in eight categories: crime and corrections, economy, education, environment, fiscal stability, healthcare, infrastructure and opportunity. The resulting Best States of 2019 list reflects the states that offer


Where you live doesn’t just affect what sports team you root for or whether you say “soda” vs. Geography can have a major impact on your career, earnings and quality of life. Each year, U.S. News & World Report surveys over 50,000 Americans in order to rank all U.S. states across 71 metrics in eight categories: crime and corrections, economy, education, environment, fiscal stability, healthcare, infrastructure and opportunity. The resulting Best States of 2019 list reflects the states that offer
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The 5 best US states to live in, according to US News & World Report

Where you live doesn’t just affect what sports team you root for or whether you say “soda” vs. “pop.” Geography can have a major impact on your career, earnings and quality of life.

Each year, U.S. News & World Report surveys over 50,000 Americans in order to rank all U.S. states across 71 metrics in eight categories: crime and corrections, economy, education, environment, fiscal stability, healthcare, infrastructure and opportunity.

U.S. News ranks each state from one to 50 — with one being the best and 50 being the worst — across each of these eight categories and then uses a weighed average to create a final ranking of the best places to live in the country.

The resulting Best States of 2019 list reflects the states that offer residents public safety and just corrections programs, strong employment and growth, high-quality public education, clean air and water, long and short-term financial stability, access to high-quality healthcare as well as robust energy, internet and transportation infrastructure. U.S. News also calculated opportunity based on variables like cost of living and economic equality.

Here is are the top five states on U.S. News’ Best States of 2019 ranking:


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Cramer Remix: This is a good stock in a bad market

For investors scouring the increasingly volatile stock market in search of good investments, CNBC’s Jim Cramer suggested an under-the-radar name on Monday: Zuora Inc.”[CEO] Tien Tzuo delivered a good number,” in late November, Cramer, host of “Mad Money,” told a lightning round caller. It’s a good stock in a bad market.” Also in the lightning round, Cramer laid out his thoughts on the stock of struggling industrial colossus General Electric. I’d rather you be in a really high-quality company tha


For investors scouring the increasingly volatile stock market in search of good investments, CNBC’s Jim Cramer suggested an under-the-radar name on Monday: Zuora Inc.”[CEO] Tien Tzuo delivered a good number,” in late November, Cramer, host of “Mad Money,” told a lightning round caller. It’s a good stock in a bad market.” Also in the lightning round, Cramer laid out his thoughts on the stock of struggling industrial colossus General Electric. I’d rather you be in a really high-quality company tha
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Cramer Remix: This is a good stock in a bad market

For investors scouring the increasingly volatile stock market in search of good investments, CNBC’s Jim Cramer suggested an under-the-radar name on Monday: Zuora Inc.

“[CEO] Tien Tzuo delivered a good number,” in late November, Cramer, host of “Mad Money,” told a lightning round caller. “It’s just that this stock is just violently out of favor.”

But “this is when you put a stock like Zuora away,” he said. “I believe in the subscription economy. I believe in what Tien Tzuo’s doing. Everyone kind of uses [Zuora] without even knowing it. It’s a good stock in a bad market.”

Also in the lightning round, Cramer laid out his thoughts on the stock of struggling industrial colossus General Electric.

“Here’s my thinking: there are so many really unbelievable stocks that are undervalued right now. I don’t want to take the risk,” he said. “Now, [at] $6, you could say, ‘Well, Jim, come on, it’s only $6 bucks.’ Well, I don’t know. I mean, remember: when it goes down, it still hurts. So you can speculate in GE, but there’s so many high-quality companies that are going down. I’d rather you be in a really high-quality company that sells at a much cheaper price-to-earnings multiple.”

Click here for the rest of Cramer’s lightning round.


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Cramer’s game plan: Let the market fret over oil and get ready to buy high-quality stocks

“I read the decline in oil as an issue of supply overwhelming demand, not demand waning,” he said on “Mad Money.” Oil prices fell for their 10th consecutive trading session on Friday, cementing the longest losing streak for U.S. crude since mid-1984, according to Refinitiv data. “I think lower oil actually creates a virtuous circle and that people are too negative. Get ready to buy some high-quality stocks of companies that benefit from lower oil. With that in mind, Cramer turned to his game pla


“I read the decline in oil as an issue of supply overwhelming demand, not demand waning,” he said on “Mad Money.” Oil prices fell for their 10th consecutive trading session on Friday, cementing the longest losing streak for U.S. crude since mid-1984, according to Refinitiv data. “I think lower oil actually creates a virtuous circle and that people are too negative. Get ready to buy some high-quality stocks of companies that benefit from lower oil. With that in mind, Cramer turned to his game pla
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Cramer's game plan: Let the market fret over oil and get ready to buy high-quality stocks

Let the market fret over oil and get ready to buy high-quality stocks 6:25 PM ET Fri, 9 Nov 2018 | 00:59

Much of Wall Street is worried that sliding oil prices could be a sign of global economic weakness, but CNBC’s Jim Cramer offered a counter-theory on Friday as he prepared investors for the week ahead.

“I read the decline in oil as an issue of supply overwhelming demand, not demand waning,” he said on “Mad Money.” “When that happens, it’s terrific for both consumers and for business. You’re paying less at the pump; industry’s paying less on the big bill.”

Oil prices fell for their 10th consecutive trading session on Friday, cementing the longest losing streak for U.S. crude since mid-1984, according to Refinitiv data. On Thursday, Cramer said he could make a case for $40-a-barrel prices.

But considering the fact that the United States is producing 12 million barrels of oil a day, up significantly from past years, Cramer found it hard to believe that there was an issue with demand.

“I think lower oil actually creates a virtuous circle and that people are too negative. And it happened just like last time, where we learned … that cheaper fuel is actually good for 90 percent of the S&P 500 as long as it’s caused by excess supply,” he said.

“So what do you do with your portfolio? Nothing,” he continued. “Let this nonsense play out. Get ready to buy some high-quality stocks of companies that benefit from lower oil. It worked last time and it’s going to work again, provided the Fed figures out that inflation is going down, not up. There’s no hurry.”

With that in mind, Cramer turned to his game plan for the week ahead:


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Cramer: Use the sell-off to start ‘nibbling’ at stocks of high-quality companies like Citigroup

You want to be sure you’re buying companies that you absolutely know are doing well,” the “Mad Money” host said. “I think these are levels, if you have a lot of cash, where you can pick a stock and start nibbling,” he said. “You want a high-quality situation at a discount, where you know the merchandise isn’t damaged, just the stock.” Right now, four stocks fit the bill, Cramer said: United Continental, Citigroup, UnitedHealth Group and PepsiCo. “I’m not used to being able to pick up the stock o


You want to be sure you’re buying companies that you absolutely know are doing well,” the “Mad Money” host said. “I think these are levels, if you have a lot of cash, where you can pick a stock and start nibbling,” he said. “You want a high-quality situation at a discount, where you know the merchandise isn’t damaged, just the stock.” Right now, four stocks fit the bill, Cramer said: United Continental, Citigroup, UnitedHealth Group and PepsiCo. “I’m not used to being able to pick up the stock o
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Cramer: Use the sell-off to start 'nibbling' at stocks of high-quality companies like Citigroup

Sell-offs that occur during earnings season often provide great opportunities for investors to build positions in top-notch stocks, CNBC’s Jim Cramer argued Thursday as the market compounded its monthly losses.

“In a sell-off during earnings season, you can’t have a lot of guesswork. You want to be sure you’re buying companies that you absolutely know are doing well,” the “Mad Money” host said. “That’s what’s so great about sell-offs in the reporting period: you’ve got the perfect shopping list because the companies have just told you exactly how they’re doing.”

And while the sell-off might not be over yet, as Cramer’s colleague and technician Mark Sebastian predicted on Tuesday, Cramer spotted some stellar buying opportunities in the widespread weakness.

“I think these are levels, if you have a lot of cash, where you can pick a stock and start nibbling,” he said. “You want a high-quality situation at a discount, where you know the merchandise isn’t damaged, just the stock.”

Right now, four stocks fit the bill, Cramer said: United Continental, Citigroup, UnitedHealth Group and PepsiCo.

United Continental reported very strong third-quarter results on Wednesday, with higher travel demand offsetting higher fuel costs. The United Airlines parent posted profit growth of nearly 30 percent for the quarter and raised its full-year outlook.

Calling the beat-and-raise report a “remarkable feat,” Cramer noted that shares of the airline giant were falling on Wednesday “even as oil, [the] principal cost for the airlines, has sold off hard and it seems to have difficulty stabilizing here.”

“United Continental’s cheap. It’s doing amazingly well, unless something’s changed since earlier in the week,” he continued. “Trust me, it didn’t.”

Citigroup delivered what the “Mad Money” host saw as “the best of the bank quarters that we’ve seen” last Friday, beating Wall Street’s earnings expectations as the business began to reflect cost cuts from changes within the company and lower corporate taxes.

“If you’re worried about the Fed being too aggressive here, please recall that about half of Citi’s book of business is from overseas,” Cramer said.

“If you’re selling this stock, the odds are you’re selling some of your shares to the company itself, as Citi’s got a colossal buyback,” he added. “The company’s trying to repurchase about 7 percent of its shares outstanding each year. I think it’s a mistake to make it easy for them.”

UnitedHealth Group posted “a classic beat and raise, one of the most amazing ones [Cramer’s] seen” on Tuesday, he said, adding that its medical loss ratio — a key barometer for health insurers — was “just extraordinary.”

“I’m not used to being able to pick up the stock of a company that gave you a blockbuster set of numbers at such a discount,” the “Mad Money” host said. “But UNH is part of the stock market so, yes, it is coming down, too.”

Last but not least, PepsiCo’s earnings report in early October, delivered on departed CEO Indra Nooyi’s last day in her role, topped Wall Street’s earnings estimates and showed higher consumer demand for some of its key brands.

“As usual, there were the problems … with the transportation, with the raw costs, … but they weren’t nearly as boiler-plate bad as other companies that we’ve heard from since then,” Cramer said. “The buyback is real, the dividend, at 3.4 percent, is strong, and the management change, with Indra Nooyi passing the baton to Ramon Laguarta, has been smooth.”

So while investors might be panicking at the sea of red washing over their screens, stock-trackers or portfolios, Cramer made the case for keeping an even keel and not letting the market’s volatility shake their conviction.

“Stick with companies that just reported monster good numbers and you rarely go wrong, even in this kind of incredibly negative pin action,” he concluded.


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Cramer introduces the market’s newest high-quality stock group: The $100 billion club

Over the years, CNBC’s Jim Cramer has found that in a bull market, the winners tend to keep winning. So as stocks slid on Wednesday following the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike, the “Mad Money” host unveiled a new way for investors to find high-quality companies with long-term prospects: the $100 billion club. His concept was simple: to examine public companies that have reached market capitalizations of $100 billion or more in the last 12 months. Because unlike an index, the $100 billion


Over the years, CNBC’s Jim Cramer has found that in a bull market, the winners tend to keep winning. So as stocks slid on Wednesday following the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike, the “Mad Money” host unveiled a new way for investors to find high-quality companies with long-term prospects: the $100 billion club. His concept was simple: to examine public companies that have reached market capitalizations of $100 billion or more in the last 12 months. Because unlike an index, the $100 billion
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Cramer introduces the market's newest high-quality stock group: The $100 billion club

Over the years, CNBC’s Jim Cramer has found that in a bull market, the winners tend to keep winning.

So as stocks slid on Wednesday following the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike, the “Mad Money” host unveiled a new way for investors to find high-quality companies with long-term prospects: the $100 billion club.

His concept was simple: to examine public companies that have reached market capitalizations of $100 billion or more in the last 12 months.

“Why should we care about these mega-cap stocks? Because unlike an index, the $100 billion club isn’t selected by anyone. There’s no nominating committee. The only way a company gets its name on this list is by producing years and years of gains,” Cramer said.

“In the last 12 months, this club has seen 15 new members,” he continued. “That’s a lot, and it turns out this list is a veritable who’s who of what’s working.”


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Why Denmark dominates the World Happiness Report rankings year after year

This year’s World Happiness Report again ranks Denmark among the top three happiest of 155 countries surveyed – a distinction that the country has earned for seven consecutive years. The U.S., on the other hand, ranked 18th this year, a four-spot drop from last year’s report. Denmark’s place among the world’s happiest countries is consistent with many other national surveys of happiness (or, as psychologists call it, “subjective well-being”). Yes, Danes have a stable government, low levels of pu


This year’s World Happiness Report again ranks Denmark among the top three happiest of 155 countries surveyed – a distinction that the country has earned for seven consecutive years. The U.S., on the other hand, ranked 18th this year, a four-spot drop from last year’s report. Denmark’s place among the world’s happiest countries is consistent with many other national surveys of happiness (or, as psychologists call it, “subjective well-being”). Yes, Danes have a stable government, low levels of pu
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Why Denmark dominates the World Happiness Report rankings year after year

This year’s World Happiness Report again ranks Denmark among the top three happiest of 155 countries surveyed – a distinction that the country has earned for seven consecutive years.

The U.S., on the other hand, ranked 18th this year, a four-spot drop from last year’s report.

Denmark’s place among the world’s happiest countries is consistent with many other national surveys of happiness (or, as psychologists call it, “subjective well-being”).

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What might explain the unhappiness epidemic?

Scientists like to study and argue about how to measure things. But when it comes to happiness, a general consensus seems to have emerged.

Depending on the scope and purpose of the research, happiness is often measured using objective indicators (data on crime, income, civic engagement and health) and subjective methods, such as asking people how frequently they experience positive and negative emotions.

Why might Danes evaluate their lives more positively? As a psychologist and native of Denmark, I’ve looked into this question.

Yes, Danes have a stable government, low levels of public corruption, and access to high-quality education and health care. The country does have the the highest taxes in the world, but the vast majority of Danes happily pay: They believe higher taxes can create a better society.

Perhaps most importantly, however, they value a cultural construct called “hygge” (pronounced hʊɡə).

The Oxford dictionary added the word in June 2017, and it refers to high-quality social interactions. Hygge can be used as a noun, adjective or verb (to hygge oneself), and events and places can also be hyggelige (hygge-like).


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Tim Cook says spending $999 on the new iPhone X is like buying high-quality coffee

The company also has $268.9 billion in cash and cash equivalents, according to its most recent quarterly financial report released Thursday. And as Apple sits on its growing pile of cash and continues to titillate Wall Street investors, CEO Tim Cook defends the staggering four-figure price tag on the newest smartphone. The iPhone X, hitting stores today, starts at $999. (CNBC’s tech reviewer suggests the $1,149 model with more storage if you play a lot of games and movies.) Some believe that cha


The company also has $268.9 billion in cash and cash equivalents, according to its most recent quarterly financial report released Thursday. And as Apple sits on its growing pile of cash and continues to titillate Wall Street investors, CEO Tim Cook defends the staggering four-figure price tag on the newest smartphone. The iPhone X, hitting stores today, starts at $999. (CNBC’s tech reviewer suggests the $1,149 model with more storage if you play a lot of games and movies.) Some believe that cha
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Tim Cook says spending $999 on the new iPhone X is like buying high-quality coffee

Apple has a market capitalization of almost $900 billion. The company also has $268.9 billion in cash and cash equivalents, according to its most recent quarterly financial report released Thursday.

And as Apple sits on its growing pile of cash and continues to titillate Wall Street investors, CEO Tim Cook defends the staggering four-figure price tag on the newest smartphone.

The iPhone X, hitting stores today, starts at $999. (CNBC’s tech reviewer suggests the $1,149 model with more storage if you play a lot of games and movies.)

Some believe that charging and spending a grand for a smartphone will usher ushering in a whole new era of consumer behavior.

“I think a couple years ago, nobody would’ve imagined selling a phone at this price and obviously, you’re pretty confident that you can do it,” said Steven Milunovich, managing director at UBS Securities, to Cook on the earnings call.


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Chinese party official says Beijing will not set target to double GDP from 2021

China will not set a target to double gross domestic product (GDP) from 2021, a senior Communist Party official said on Thursday, as top leaders look to high-quality growth in the long term. China aims to double GDP and per capita income by 2020 from 2010 levels, a target set in 2012, and growth is on track to hit those goals. However, this week’s congress did not include any public announcements about new economic growth targets. “We will not solely pursue economic growth, but will achieve grow


China will not set a target to double gross domestic product (GDP) from 2021, a senior Communist Party official said on Thursday, as top leaders look to high-quality growth in the long term. China aims to double GDP and per capita income by 2020 from 2010 levels, a target set in 2012, and growth is on track to hit those goals. However, this week’s congress did not include any public announcements about new economic growth targets. “We will not solely pursue economic growth, but will achieve grow
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Chinese party official says Beijing will not set target to double GDP from 2021

China will not set a target to double gross domestic product (GDP) from 2021, a senior Communist Party official said on Thursday, as top leaders look to high-quality growth in the long term.

Yang Weimin, vice minister of the Office of the Central Leading Group on Financial and Economic Affairs, told a news conference the government will not solely pursue economic growth and will emphasize the quality of its growth.

A shift away from the kinds of ambitious long-term growth targets Chinese policymakers have set around key leadership summits would be a departure from past practice and mark a new strategy for longer-term economic development.

China aims to double GDP and per capita income by 2020 from 2010 levels, a target set in 2012, and growth is on track to hit those goals.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and many economists have urged Beijing to lower or do away with official growth targets altogether to reduce the country’s reliance on debt-fueled stimulus and get higher quality growth.

In the opening speech of a key twice-a-decade Communist Party Congress this week, President Xi Jinping said China would deepen economic and financial reforms and further open its markets to foreign investors as it looks to move from high-speed to high-quality growth.

Xi set bold long-term goals for China’s development, envisioning it as a modern socialist country by 2035, and a modern socialist “strong power” with leading influence on the world stage by 2050.

However, this week’s congress did not include any public announcements about new economic growth targets. Some analysts believe the government will continue to set annual growth targets through to 2020.

Yang said China will focus on preventing “major risks” in the economy, fighting poverty and pollution by 2020, and that the party congress will no longer set a target to double GDP from 2021.

“The main contradiction of our society has changed and our country’s economic development has been shifted to high-quality growth from high-speed growth,” Yang said.

“We will not solely pursue economic growth, but will achieve growth by enhancing quality, efficiency and changing growth drivers.”

China’s economy will likely grow 6.8 percent in 2017, topping the state target and accelerating for the first time in seven years, a Reuters poll showed, as Beijing walks a tightrope by containing debt and property risks without stunting economic growth.

China’s growth target for this year is around 6.5 percent and some analysts expect the government to keep the target in 2018.


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Wal-Mart plans for new home office in Bentonville to help lure ‘high-quality talent’

Wal-Mart could win against Amazon in the next 10 years: Former J.C. Penney CEO 6:05 PM ET Tue, 29 Aug 2017 | 04:47Currently, Wal-Mart operates a slew of more than 20 smaller office buildings throughout the state. The improvements are aimed at helping to attract “high-quality talent” by making the campus a more appealing place to work. Wal-Mart said it expects the construction process to take five to seven years to finish, with the work being done in phases. Wal-Mart’s current home office, built


Wal-Mart could win against Amazon in the next 10 years: Former J.C. Penney CEO 6:05 PM ET Tue, 29 Aug 2017 | 04:47Currently, Wal-Mart operates a slew of more than 20 smaller office buildings throughout the state. The improvements are aimed at helping to attract “high-quality talent” by making the campus a more appealing place to work. Wal-Mart said it expects the construction process to take five to seven years to finish, with the work being done in phases. Wal-Mart’s current home office, built
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Wal-Mart plans for new home office in Bentonville to help lure 'high-quality talent'

Wal-Mart could win against Amazon in the next 10 years: Former J.C. Penney CEO 6:05 PM ET Tue, 29 Aug 2017 | 04:47

Currently, Wal-Mart operates a slew of more than 20 smaller office buildings throughout the state. But McMillon said that has become “expensive and inefficient to maintain.”

Also, the dispersed offices “literally encouraged us to work in silos,” he said.

The big-box retailer said it intends to bring most of its home office associates in northwest Arkansas onto the new campus, which will include improved parking, meal services and fitness opportunities. The improvements are aimed at helping to attract “high-quality talent” by making the campus a more appealing place to work.

Also, by having everyone together, McMillon anticipates more collaboration and agile decision-making.

Wal-Mart said it expects the construction process to take five to seven years to finish, with the work being done in phases. The retailer said it will be incorporating the costs into its annual budgeting process.

Wal-Mart’s current home office, built in 1971, is located at the corner of SW 8th Street and Walton Boulevard in Bentonville. The new space will be built along J Street.

“There’s still a tremendous amount of planning, design and coordination to be done,” McMillon said.

— CNBC’s Courtney Reagan contributed to this reporting.


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Cramer shares 4 high-quality stocks worth buying into their earnings weakness

Cramer started with the stock of manufacturer 3M, which plunged after reporting second-quarter earnings on Tuesday before shares settled at just under $200, down 5 percent. With 4 percent organic growth and new products gaining traction, 3M’s quarter was “good but not great” at worst, Cramer said. So I suggest you use this opportunity to buy some shares in one of the highest quality companies out there.” Domino’s Pizza’s report had a similar effect on investors, who Cramer said were also spoiled


Cramer started with the stock of manufacturer 3M, which plunged after reporting second-quarter earnings on Tuesday before shares settled at just under $200, down 5 percent. With 4 percent organic growth and new products gaining traction, 3M’s quarter was “good but not great” at worst, Cramer said. So I suggest you use this opportunity to buy some shares in one of the highest quality companies out there.” Domino’s Pizza’s report had a similar effect on investors, who Cramer said were also spoiled
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Cramer shares 4 high-quality stocks worth buying into their earnings weakness

Earnings season can stir doubt even in some of the stock market’s top performers, and Jim Cramer had to right the record when he spotted declines in four of his favorite names.

“Look, you need a healthy amount of skepticism to be a good investor, no denying that, but it’s also important to know when to believe,” the “Mad Money” host said. “I’m talking about buying the stocks of companies that have been left for dead because of a single bad quarter when the executives have proven time and time and time again that they can navigate rougher waters and right the ship.”

Cramer started with the stock of manufacturer 3M, which plunged after reporting second-quarter earnings on Tuesday before shares settled at just under $200, down 5 percent.

With 4 percent organic growth and new products gaining traction, 3M’s quarter was “good but not great” at worst, Cramer said.

“The culprit behind the sell-off? I think [CEO] Inge [Thulin] spoiled investors by giving them quarter after quarter of margin expansion, so this time, when we didn’t get that and they missed the earnings by a penny, the darned thing got sent right to the slaughterhouse,” he said. “Personally, I think it’s nuts, especially when 3M promised some second-half improvement in the key health care division. So I suggest you use this opportunity to buy some shares in one of the highest quality companies out there.”

Domino’s Pizza’s report had a similar effect on investors, who Cramer said were also spoiled by the technology-meets-delivery company’s consistently strong quarters.

With 9 percent same-store sales growth trumping Wall Street’s 7.9 percent estimate, Domino’s report initially seemed strong, but weaker-than-expected international growth sent the stock tumbling.

“I think long-time CEO Patty Doyle deserves the benefit of the doubt here after everything he’s done right for us over the years,” Cramer said. “You really want to bet against him? Hey, be my guest — I’ll gladly take the other side of the wager.”

Hasbro’s stock also got pounded despite the fact that its earnings report was mostly in line with analyst estimates, something that CEO Brian Goldner attributed to historically weak second quarters for the toy maker.

“I think Goldner’s champing at the bit ahead of Hasbro’s analyst meeting next Thursday, August 3, where he will lay out a timeline for what I expect will be an amazing holiday season. Plus, this quarter also caused the stock to get hammered last year, and you know what that happened to be: a terrific buying opportunity,” the “Mad Money” host said.

Finally, Cramer turned to the stock of Google parent Alphabet, which shed its gains post-earnings as investors acted on concerns about the tech giant’s advertising model.

Cramer argued that the Street was totally discounting management’s involvement in the issue as well as its ability to monetize other parts of the business like YouTube, its data centers and its self-driving car initiative Waymo.

“You need to have some faith in companies’ management teams that have delivered endlessly or you’ll never ever be able to buy stocks at a discount. These four are giving you bargains,” Cramer said. “They won’t U-turn and go right back up. That doesn’t happen. But I think all four are worth buying into weakness as long as you scale into them gradually on the way down, starting in tomorrow’s session.”


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2017-07-25  Authors: elizabeth gurdus
Keywords: news, games, cnbc, companies, shares, earnings, companies, stock, right, stocks, weakness, report, investors, highquality, worth, buying, cramer, growth, quarter, think


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