Jim Cramer: An Analysis of His Annual Performance To-Date

On April 26th, 2010, Jim Cramer made 18 calls, all of them buys, on stocks.  How did these stocks perform over the intervening 52 weeks?  Following is an analysis of the 1-year performance of this portfolio of stocks.

First, a brief summary: if you had invested $100,000 among these 18 stocks in equal amounts, you would have $124,699 today, versus $110,680 had you invested in the S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY).  In other words, Cramer’s 18 picks from one year ago outperformed the broader market by 14%.  The median return for this 18-stock portfolio is 13.4%, its average return is 24.7%, its skew is 0.825, and its kurtosis is 0.788.  Eleven of the picks beat the S&P 500’s one-year return; 7 did not.  The maximum return was 133% and the minimum return was -42.4%.

1) Whirlpool Corp. (NYSE:WHR): Its 1-year return is -22.34%.  With an original investment of $5,555.56, the investor would have $4,314.67 after one year.  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. Whirlpool Earnings: Outlook Surprises to the Upside>>

2) Weatherford International, Ltd. (NYSE:WFT): Its 1-year return is 12.96%.  With an original investment of $5,555.56, the investor would have $6,275.44 after one year.  Weatherford International Ltd. provides equipment and services used for the drilling, completion, and production of oil and natural gas wells.  The Company offers drilling and intervention services, completion systems, artificial lift systems, and compression services.  Weatherford conducts operations in substantially all of the oil and natural gas producing regions of the world.

3) The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX):  Its 1-year return is 09.73%.  With an original investment of $5,555.56, the investor would have $6,096 after one year. About the company: The TJX Companies, Inc. is an off-price apparel and home fashion retailer in the United States and worldwide.  The Company operates off-price retail concepts in the US, Canada and Europe that offer a wide range of brand name and designer merchandise.

4) Sunoco (NYSE:SUN): Its 1-year return is 35.03%.  With an original investment of $5,555.56, the investor would have $7,502 after one year.  About the company: Sunoco, Inc. is a petroleum refiner and marketer and chemicals manufacturer with interests in logistics and cokemaking.  The Company’s petroleum products include fuels, lubricants, and petrochemicals.  Sunoco’s operations are conducted principally in the eastern half of the United States while its coke making operations are in Virginia, Indiana, Oho and Vitoria Brazil.

5) Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) Its 1-year return is 23.51%.  With an original investment of $5,555.56, the investor would have $6,862 after one year. is an oil services company.  About the company: Schlumberger Limited, through its subsidiaries, provides a wide range of services, including technology, project management and information solutions to the international petroleum industry as well as advanced acquisition and data processing surveys. Schlumberger Earnings Cheat Sheet: Stock Gushes Higher As Sales Splash 55% Higher>>

6) Perrigo Company (NASDAQ:PRGO) Its 1-year return is 47.92%.  With an original investment of $5,555.56, the investor would have $8,218 after one year.  About the company: Perrigo Company manufactures store brand over-the-counter pharmaceutical products and also manufactures store brand nutritional products.  The Company’s customers include major national and regional retail drug, supermarket, and mass merchandise chains such as Albertson’s, CVS, and Target, and major wholesalers such as Super Value and McKesson.

7) Permian Basin Royalty Trust (NYSE:PBT): Its 1-year return is 13.28%.  With an original investment of $5,555.56, the investor would have $6,293 after one year. About the company: Permian Basin Royalty Trust was formed by overriding royalty interests in certain oil and gas producing properties, located in the Permian Basin in Texas.  The Trust received these interests from Southland Royalty Company.

8) NYSE Euronext, Inc. (NYSE:NYX): Its 1-year return is 13.59%.  With an original investment of $5,555.56, the investor would have $6,311 after one year. About the company: NYSE Euronext operates an international stock exchange.  The Company operates a marketplace for equities and derivatives in Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Portugal, derivatives in the United Kingdom, and equities and other securities in the United States.

9) Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX): Its 1-year return is 133.17%.  With an original investment of $5,555.56, the investor would have $12,954 after one year. About the company: Netflix Inc. is an online movie rental service.  The Company ships DVDs with no due dates or late fees, directly to the subscriber’s address. Netflix also provides background information on DVD releases, including critic reviews, member reviews and ratings, and personalized movie recommendations. Netflix Earnings Cheat Sheet: Fifth Straight Quarter of Double-Digit Revenue Growth>>

10) IntercontinetalExchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE): Its 1-year return is 01.58%.  With an original investment of $5,555.56, the investor would have $5,643 after one year. About the company: InterContinental Exchange, Inc. operates global commodity and financial products marketplaces.  The Company operates electronic energy markets and soft commodity exchanges as well.  ICE offers access to contracts based on crude oil and refined products, natural gas, power and emissions, as well as agricultural commodities including cocoa, coffee, cotton, orange juice, and sugar.

11) Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NASDAQ:DECK): Its 1-year return is -36.84%.  With an original investment of $5,555.56, the investor would have $3,509 after one year.  About the company: Deckers Outdoor Corporation designs and makes footwear and accessories.  The Company offers footwear for men, women and children.  Deckers sells its products including accessories such as handbags, headwear, and outerwear, through domestic retailers and international distributors and directly to end-user consumers, through call centers, retail concept stores and retail outlet stores.

12) Delcath Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:DCTH): Its 1-year return is -42.40%.  With an original investment of $5,555.56, the investor would have $3,200 after one year. About the company: Delcath Systems Inc. has developed a system to isolate the liver from the circulatory system and to administer chemotherapy and other therapeutic agents directly to the liver.  This system filters the patients’ blood removing most of the harmful chemotherapy agents, lessening the side effects of the treatment.

13) Cenovus Energy Inc. (NYSE:CVE): Its 1-year return is 27.75%.  With an original investment of $5,555.56, the investor would have $7,097 after one year. About the company: Cenovus Energy Inc. is an integrated oil company.  The Company comprises natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids reserves.  Cenovus Energy has established natural gas and crude oil production in Alberta and Saskatchewan as well as refineries in Illinois and Texas.

14) Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CPG): Its 1-year return is 95.31%.  With an original investment of $5,555.56, the investor would have $10,851 after one year. About the company: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. owns and operates quick serve Mexican restaurants.  The Company operates restaurants throughout the United States. Chipotle Mexican Grill Earnings Cheat Sheet: Sales Surge Higher 24%>>

15) CME Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CME): Its 1-year return is -09.37%.  With an original investment of $5,555.56, the investor would have $5,035 after one year.  About the company: CME Group, Inc. operates a derivatives exchange that trades futures contracts and options on futures, interest rates, stock indexes, foreign exchange and commodities.  The Exchange brings together buyers and sellers of derivatives products on its trading floors, electronic trading platform, and through privately negotiated transactions that it clears.

16) Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE:CAT): Its 1-year return is 52.71%.  With an original investment of $5,555.56, the investor would have $8,484 after one year. About the company: Caterpillar, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets construction, mining, agricultural, and forestry machinery.  The Company also manufactures engines and other related parts for its equipment, and offers financing and insurance.  Caterpillar distributes its products through a worldwide organization of dealers.

17) Brigham Exploration Company (NASDAQ:BEXP): Its 1-year return is 80.93%.  With an original investment of $5,555.56, the investor would have $10,052 after one year. About the company: Brigham Exploration Company, an independent exploration and production company, applies 3-D seismic imaging and other technologies to explore and develop onshore domestic natural gas and oil resources.  The Company’s exploration activities are concentrated primarily in the Anadarko Basin, the Gulf Coast, the Williston Basin, and the west Texas region of the United States.

18) Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC): Its 1-year return is 8.05%.  With an original investment of $5,555.56, the investor would have $6,003 after one year.  About the company: Anadarko Petroleum is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company with international operations.  In the United States, the Company operates in Texas and surrounding states, the Rocky Mountain region, Alaska, and the Gulf of Mexico.  Internationally, Anadarko has exploration and/or production operations in Africa, Asia, South America, and the Caribbean.

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