Stocks have rallied 177%, and while calling a top is the easiest thing to do, it might not be the most accurate, Cramer says.
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The movie franchise has 'Harry Potter' and 'Lord of the Rings' potential.
Shares of Lions Gate Entertainment (LGF) have almost doubled during the past year as investors bet that the "The Hunger Games" trilogy would be a huge box-office hit. The already-lofty expectations of fans of the stock, including Jim Cramer, might be too low.
Cramer recently argued that "The Hunger Games" franchise could be worth more than $400 million to Lions Gate. For once, the host of CNBC's "Mad Money" might be underselling something. Based on recent Hollywood history, "The Hunger Games" has the potential to equal or surpass the $1 billion-plus franchise values of "Harry Potter" and "Lord of the Rings."
Its parent company, Amerco, is the big winner in the consumer truck rental business.
If you're worried, as some market technical analysts are, about the Dow Jones Transport Index not following the Dow industrials' recent vigorous advance, don't waste your time. No matter what the transport barometer is doing, there are transportation stocks that have picked up speed way ahead of the group.
A particularly impressive stock that has been riding high despite economic headwinds is Amerco (UHAL), the parent of the widely known U-Haul International, which is the world's largest consumer truck rental company and the No. 2 self-storage operator in North America.
As long as customer service remains solid, the company should be able to achieve the revenue growth it wants.
The No. 1 satellite pay-TV service provider in the U.S. claims it's seeing a higher customer turnover rate due to a dispute with News Corp's (NWS) Fox as well as better performance by its peer Dish Network (DISH). See our complete analysis for DirecTV.
Company management is realizing that quicker adoption of newer technologies is critical in a competitive market.
But recently, the No. 2 cable provider in the U.S. has finally been doing more enhance its pay-TV service with streaming options.
The overall pay-TV industry is headed in this direction, and broadband Internet is increasingly becoming a vehicle for video delivery.
Microsoft's upcoming operating system might have prompted Apple to speed up its release of Mountain Lion.
The software will be made available for download from the Mac App Store in late summer, making Mountain Lion one of the company's fastest Mac OS rollouts to date. Normally, Apple follows a two-year cycle between consecutive upgrades.
What might have prompted the company to speed up the process?
Can new CEO Meg Whitman turn the ship around? So far, she seems to be making the right moves.
Still, shareholders are watching to see if she can pull the computing giant out of its spiral. So far, I like what she's doing.
One of the first moves Whitman made was to announce that the company would continue to sell personal computers. Just one month before she was made CEO, the company announced it was looking at selling or spinning off its PC business.
Seasonal strength means good opportunity in select oil and gas stocks as winter melts into spring.
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Even though small-cap stocks had been correcting since the early February highs, the iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) was the best performer last week, gaining 1.87%. This beat out the 1.5% gains in the Spyder Trust (SPY) and the PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ).
Once again, the large-capitalization stocks in the Dow are lagging, as the SPDR Diamond Trust (DIA) was only up just over 1%.
The chain is adding new products and a new slogan to create some much-needed buzz.
The fast-food chain is in a bit of a slump, seeing sales fall amid increasing competition from Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG). Taco Bell has lost some buzz, its brand damaged by a recent lawsuit questioning the quality of the beef in its tacos.
So now the chain, owned by Yum Brands (YUM), is trying to mount a comeback. And key to its revival is a taco shell made entirely out of Doritos. The new line of Doritos Locos Tacos has been in test mode, with a national roll-out scheduled for March 8.
The retail giant's investment in Chinese e-commerce company Yihaodian is a hint of more to come.
The world's largest retailer announced Monday it is buying a controlling stake in the Chinese online shopping company Yihaodian to further solidify its position in the world's most populous country. Two weeks ago, Wal-Mart appointed Greg Foran to run its China operations as it overhauls the business after a series of scandals, including "a pork mislabeling issue last year that forced it to temporarily shut a dozen stores in central China," according to Reuters.
It's unlikely that the rule will be passed into law in its entirety.
Key investors are upset that company management is installing its own hand-picked individuals on the board.
With rapid growth in sales and earnings, these stocks offer excellent appreciation potential.
I screened our Ben Graham database for companies whose sales and earnings are growing very rapidly. Three of our favorites from this screen are Deere & Co. (DE), Foot Locker (FL) and Priceline.com (PCLN).
I believe each stock price will also grow very rapidly during the next six to 12 months, offering excellent appreciation potential with moderate risk.
The company saw revenue grow by nearly 83%. So why did investors punish the stock Friday?
Some of the stocks that received the most short interest last year have posted strong gains in 2012.
The 26 stocks that investors were most expecting to fall have seen an 18% gain this year, Bloomberg reports. That's much higher than the 8.2% rise in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index ($INX).
Bloomberg measured the 26 companies in the S&P 500 that had the highest short interest. These are the shares speculators are borrowing to sell, with hopes of buying them back when the price dropped.
The Federal Reserve's obsession with policy easing, despite rising gas prices and bubbling inflation, is making matters worse.
For months, I've been warning that the Federal Reserve's hardheaded determination to pump trillions and trillions in ultra-cheap cash into the economy was passing the point of no return. Sure, the strategy worked great back in 2008 and 2009 when the financial crisis was raging. But now it's becoming increasingly counterproductive.
In fact, it's just making things worse for the average guy or gal on the street being squeezed between stagnant wages and higher prices. The resulting drop in consumer confidence and retail sales will act as a drag on growth in the months to come -- which, perversely, will encourage the Fed to unleash even more policy easing.
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