Jim Cramer Stock Watch: December 20th Stock Picks

Jim Cramer made the following calls on December 20th, 2011. What do you think about his picks?

Enerplus Resources Fund (NYSE:ERF): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $24.09, its 52-week high is $33.29, and its 52-week low is $21.65. About the company: Enerplus Resources Fund is a conventional oil and natural gas income fund. The Company owns a large, diversified portfolio of income generating crude oil and natural gas properties. Enerplus invests in mature crude oil and natural gas producing properties located primarily in western Canada with predictable production profiles, long reserve life indices, and high cash netbacks. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Energy Transfer Partners L.P. (NYSE:ETP): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $45.14, its 52-week high is $55.50, and its 52-week low is $38.08. About the company: Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. owns and operates a diversified portfolio of energy assets. The Company’s operations include natural gas gathering and transportation pipelines, with natural gas treating and processing assets located in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Energy Transfer markets propane from retail locations in various states across the United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Cedar Fair LP (NYSE:FUN): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $21.60, its 52-week high is $23.73, and its 52-week low is $14.56. About the company: Cedar Fair, L.P. owns and operates amusement parks. The Company’s parks operate under the Cedar Point, Knott’s Berry Farm, Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, Valleyfair, and Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun names. Cedar Fair’s parks are family-oriented theme parks that are located in various areas of the United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (NYSE:NWL): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. The stock closed at $15.37, its 52-week high is $20.38, and its 52-week low is $10.87. About the company: Newell Rubbermaid Inc. manufactures and markets branded consumer products which are sold through a variety of retail and wholesale distribution channels. The Company’s products include housewares, juvenile products, home furnishings, office products, tools and hardware, and hair accessories. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Oracle Corp. (NASDAQ:ORCL): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. The stock closed at $29.17, its 52-week high is $36.50, and its 52-week low is $24.72. About the company: Oracle Corporation supplies software for enterprise information management. The Company offers databases and relational servers, application development and decision support tools, and enterprise business applications. Oracle’s software runs on network computers, personal digital assistants, set-top devices, PCs, workstations, minicomputers, mainframes, and massively parallel computers. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Paychex Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $30.24, its 52-week high is $33.91, and its 52-week low is $25.12. About the company: Paychex, Inc. provides comprehensive payroll and integrated human resource and employee benefits outsourcing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses in the United States. The Company’s services range from calculating payroll and filing tax payments to administering retirement plans and workers’ compensation. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Tibco Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TIBX): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. The stock closed at $23.56, its 52-week high is $31.45, and its 52-week low is $18.43. About the company: TIBCO Software Inc. provides electronic business infrastructure software products that enable business-to-business, business-to-consumer, and business-to-employee solutions. The Company’s software products enable businesses to link internal operations, business partners, and customer channels in real time. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $26.50, its 52-week high is $28.94, and its 52-week low is $20.10. About the company: U.S. Bancorp is a diversified financial services company that provides lending and depository services, cash management, foreign exchange and trust and investment management services. The Company also provides credit card services, mortgage banking, insurance, brokerage, and leasing. U.S Bancorp operates in the Midwest and Western United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Whirlpool Corp. (NYSE:WHR): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. The stock closed at $48.16, its 52-week high is $92.28, and its 52-week low is $45.22. About the company: Whirlpool Corporation manufactures and markets major home appliances. The Company’s principal products include laundry appliances, refrigeration and room air conditioning equipment, cooking appliances, dishwashers, and mixers and other small household appliances. Whirlpool’s products are sold worldwide Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

(Note: Pick data are sourced from Thestreet.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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