Jim Cramer: Buy EOG Resources, Sell Hartford Financial, and 3 More Stock Picks

Jim Cramer made the following calls on October 2nd, 2013. What do you think about his picks?

EOG Resources, Inc. (NYSE:EOG): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. Cramer previously ranked this stock a Buy on September 13, 2013. The stock’s 52-week high is $173.92, and its 52-week low is $107.76. Cramer reiterated his buy ranking on EOG Resources, a company that he thinks could be one of the better purchases in the energy sector at the moment. The stock has gone up by nearly 50 percent over the course of the past year.

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Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE:HIG): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. Cramer previously ranked this stock a Buy on May 3, 2013. The stock’s 52-week high is $32.60, and its 52-week low is $19.57. Cramer was bearish about Hartford Financial, claiming that it was not the best bet in the area and noting that he had sold his shares in the company for his charitable trust.

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Kodiak Oil (NYSE:KOG): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. Cramer previously ranked this stock a Buy on September 6, 2013. The stock’s 52-week high is $9.97, and its 52-week low is $6.92. Cramer was optimistic about Kodiak Oil, claiming that the stock could go all the way up to $14.50. He recited how the company wanted to put itself up for sale, but no buyers could be found. Never the less, the shares have still been on the upswing lately, proving that the lack of a buyer does not necessarily mean that there is something wrong with a company.

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Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. Cramer previously ranked this stock a Buy on September 30, 2013. The stock’s 52-week high is $68.43, and its 52-week low is $45.00. For the second time in the past week, Cramer gave Noble Energy a buy ranking. Cramer was enthusiastic about the energy sector in general, and he included Noble Energy in his list of sound buys in the area.

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Paychex Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. Cramer previously ranked this stock a Buy on March 28, 2013. The stock’s 52-week high is $41.24, and its 52-week low is $30.55. Cramer sat down with Marty Mucci, the president and CEO of Paychex, to discuss to state of small businesses in America. Mucci was surprisingly optimistic, even in the face of the government shutdown, claiming that it was consumer confidence that was the key to driving small business growth. Cramer responded by saying that he had faith in Mucci’s company, Paychex, calling it a true winner.

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