Stocks are cheaper than they appear
Leading names like Boeing and Caterpillar are bargains if they can deliver on their 2011 forecasts.
The whole industrial complex that is Boeing (BA) (presuming Dreamliner in 2012), Caterpillar (CAT), Eaton (ETN), United Technologies (UTX) and Emerson Electric (EMR) isn't expensive if the companies deliver on their 2011 forecasts. And I think they will do far more than that.
The coals and the oils are dirt cheap. The retailers were cheap going into last week, but they have made a move and can be considered fairly valued. Tech? I think the analysts aren't factoring in anything that Tech Data (TECD) said Monday. It is at historically low multiples. Drugs? I can't believe you can buy an Abbott Laboratories (ABT) at such a huge discount to its growth rate.
But the rules of money management and the rules of valuation cross swords at year's end, and no one seems to care at this moment that Salesforce.com (CRM) (the "S" of FADS CAN) is now trading well above 100 times next year's earnings. All of the FADS CAN stocks, with the exception of Apple (AAPL) and Deckers (DECK), represent extreme nosebleed valuations. I am excusing Apple, because I think it can earn $22 next fiscal year, and Deckers, with a multiple of 18, trades well below its 25% growth rate.
But Marcin is right on the rest.
I just think we have to look at two tiers of a market. The big-cap stocks for the most part are not expensive. Some Russell 2000 names are stretched, for certain. But the real speculation is in the names that growth mutual funds must own, and that can be chalked up to the typical extremes that we have all come to expect from year-end Yuletide trading.
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Nonsense !! All the big banks are insolvent without mark-to-fantasy. They make their earnings what they want them to be by tinkering with loss provisions.
Cramer knows this......he can't possibly be talking a straight game.
With the financial situation we are in no stocks are cheap. Home prices are headed way down, I am in this field, Way down. With food prices going up, utilities going up, the American consumer is seeing their purchasing power go away for ever. Something huge will have to change for it not to continue to happen. The rich are getting richer but 98% is getting poorer, and the wealthy want us to pay their taxes accept for Warren Buffet, The Koch brothers want no taxes even though they are worth 21.5 billion each, corporate welfare queens all of them but Warren Buffet.
I agree with the fact Cramer is just a patsy for corporate America.
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The solid report comes a month after the retailer closed all of its Canadian operations.
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