Here’s A Breakdown of Jim Cramer’s Recent Bullish Stock Picks

Jim Cramer’s most recent list of stock picks shows 14 bullish calls.  Some of these stocks have a negative excess return.  Excess return is defined as (year-to-date percent return for the stock) – (year-to-date percent return for the S&P 500).  The S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) has returned approximately 5.5% year-to-date.  What do you think about Cramer’s picks?

  • CenterPoint Energy Inc (NYSE:CNP): Jim Cramer rates this stock a buy.  It recently traded at $18, its year-to-date return is 12.72%, and its excess return is 7.07%.  CenterPoint Energy, Inc. is a public utility holding company.  The Company, through its subsidiaries, conducts activities in electricity transmission and distribution, natural gas distribute and sales, interstate pipeline and gathering operations, and power generation.
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM): Jim Cramer rates this stock a buy.  It recently traded at $46, its year-to-date return is 09.08%, and its excess return is 3.43%.  JP Morgan Chase & Co. provides global financial servies and retail banking.  The Company provides services such as investment banking, treasury and securities services, asset management, private banking, card member services, commercial banking, and home finance.  JP Morgan Chase serves business enterprises, institutions, and individuals. Insiders Just Sold Shares of This Blue Chip Banking Institution>>
  • Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE): Jim Cramer rates this stock a buy.  It recently traded at $76, its year-to-date return is -10.90%, and its excess return is -16.55%.   NIKE, Inc. designs, develops, and markets athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessory products for men, women, and children.  The Company sells its products worldwide to retail stores, through its own stores, subsidiaries, and distributors. Earnings Roundup: 15 Interesting Stocks to Examine from the Week>>
  • General Motors Company (NYSE:GM): Jim Cramer rates this stock a buy.  It recently traded at $31, its year-to-date return is -15.17%, and its excess return is -20.82%.   General Motors Co. manufactures and markets new cars and trucks.  The Company offers features for special needs drivers, OnStar vehicle protection, service, parts, accessories, maintenance, XM satellite radio, features for commercial owners, and more.  General Motors offers its vehicles and services worldwide. How Bankruptcies Signal a Rebirth For Economies>>
  • Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (NYSE:PEG): Jim Cramer rates this stock a buy.  It recently traded at $32, its year-to-date return is -00.44%, and its excess return is -6.09%.Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. is a public utility holding company.  The Company, through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity and produces natural gas in the Northeastern and Mid Atlantic United States.
  • Waste Management Inc (NYSE:WM): Jim Cramer rates this stock a buy.  It recently traded at $37, its year-to-date return is 01.36%, and its excess return is -4.29%.  Waste Management, Inc. provides waste management services including collection, transfer, recycling, resource recovery and disposal services, and operates waste-to-energy facilities.  The Company service municipal, commercial, industrial, and residential customers throughout North America.
  • Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT): Jim Cramer rates this stock a buy.  It recently traded at $82, its year-to-date return is 03.91%, and its excess return is -1.74%.Federal Realty Investment Trust is a self-administered real estate investment trust.  The Company specializes in the ownership, management, development, and redevelopment of prime community and neighborhood shopping centers.
  • Novagold Resources Inc New (NYSE:NG): Jim Cramer rates this stock a buy.  It recently traded at $13, its year-to-date return is 04.10%, and its excess return is -1.55%.  NovaGold Resouces Inc is a mineral exploration company.  The Company, through its subsidiaries, explores and develops mineral properties in North America.  NovaGold primarily focuses on gold properties, which may include copper, silver and zinc resources. Here’s Your Guide To Debunking Gold Bears>>
  • General Growth Properties, Inc. (NYSE:GGP): Jim Cramer rates this stock a buy.  It recently traded at $15, its year-to-date return is -00.45%, and its excess return is -6.10%.  General Growth Properties, Inc. is a real estate investment trust.  The Company owns, operates, leases, acquires and expands enclosed regional shopping mall centers throughout the United States.  The REIT, with its operating partnership also has unconsolidated equity interests in other regional mall companies.
  • OpenTable, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPEN): Jim Cramer rates this stock a buy.  It recently traded at $106, its year-to-date return is 50.24%, and its excess return is 44.59%.  OpenTable, Inc. provides free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners through an online booking service.  The Company also offers reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants.  OpenTable allows users to search for tables based on desired criteria for cuisine, price, and location. OpenTable Beats Analyst Estimates As Shares Rise>>
  • Range Resources Corporation (NYSE:RRC): Jim Cramer rates this stock a buy.  It recently traded at $58, its year-to-date return is 29.61%, and its excess return is 23.96%.  Range Resources Corporation is an independent oil and gas company that explores, develops, and acquires oil and gas properties.  The Company conducts operations primarily in the Southwestern, Appalachian and Gulf Coast regions of the United States.
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG): This stock is a Wall St. Cheat Sheet Premium Investment Newsletter Selection since $140.41 per share. Jim Cramer rates this stock a buy.  It recently traded at $271, its year-to-date return is 27.42%, and its excess return is 21.77%.Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. owns and operates quick serve Mexican restaurants.  The Company operates restaurants throughout the United States.
  • lulumelon athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU):  Jim Cramer rates this stock a buy.  It recently traded at $89, its year-to-date return is 29.55%, and its excess return is 23.90%.  lululemon Athletica Inc. designs and retails athletic clothing.  The Company produces fitness pants, shorts, tops and jackets for yoga, dance, running, and general fitness.
  • PhillipsVan Heusen Corporation (NYSE:PVH): Jim Cramer rates this stock a buy.  It recently traded at $65, its year-to-date return is 02.95%, and its excess return is -2.70%.  Phiilups-Van Heusen Corporation designs, sources, manufactures, and markets men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and footwear.  The Company markets its products at a wholesale level through department store chains and directly to consumers through retail stores.

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