Jim Cramer: Buy These Stocks Now

Jim Cramer made the following calls on October 26th, 2011. What do you think about his picks?

  1. Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $69.77, its 52-week high is $78.40, and its 52-week low is $57.91. About the company: Norfolk Southern Corporation provides rail transportation services. The Company transports raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods primarily in the Southeast, East, and Midwest and, via interchange with rail carriers, to and from the rest of the United States. Norfolk Southern also transports overseas freight through several Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports
  2. Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $78.43, its 52-week high is $99.40, and its 52-week low is $60.36. About the company: Parker Hannifin Corporation manufactures motion control products, including fluid power systems, electromechanical controls, and related components. The Company also produces fluid purification, fluid flow, process instrumentation, air conditioning, refrigeration, and electromagnetic shielding and thermal management products.
  3. Panera Bread Co. (NASDAQ:PNRA): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $133.64, its 52-week high is $133.43, and its 52-week low is $87.08. About the company: Panera Bread Company owns and franchises bakery cafes. The Company’s bakeries operate under the Panera Bread and Saint Louis Bread Co. names. Panera operates throughout the United States and offers free broadband Wi-Fi network.
  4. Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. (NYSE:PVH): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $70.20, its 52-week high is $75.86, and its 52-week low is $51.15. About the company: Phillips-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.
  5. Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. (NYSE:RL): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $153.24, its 52-week high is $159.37, and its 52-week low is $92.70. About the company: Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation designs, markets, and distributes men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, accessories, fragrances, and home furnishings. The Company’s products are sold under a wide range of brands. Polo’s operations include Wholesale, Retail and Licensing.
  6. AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $28.75, its 52-week high is $31.94, and its 52-week low is $27.20. About the company: AT&T Inc. is a communications holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, provides local and long-distance phone service, wireless and data communications, Internet access and messaging, IP-based and satellite television, security services, telecommunications equipment, and directory advertising and publishing.
  7. Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $97.91, its 52-week high is $107.89, and its 52-week low is $79.32. About the company: Union Pacific Corporation is a rail transportation company. The Company’s railroad hauls a variety of goods, including agricultural, automotive, and chemical products. Union Pacific offersslong-haul routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways as well as connects with Canada’s rail systems and serves the major gateways to Mexico.
  8. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $36.81, its 52-week high is $38.95, and its 52-week low is $31.60. About the company: Verizon Communications Inc. is an integrated telecommunications company that provides wire line voice and data services, wireless services, Internet services, and published directory information. The Company also provides network services for the federal government including business phone lines, data services, telecommunications equipment and payphones.
  9. MarkWest Energy Partners LP (NYSE:MWE): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $48.32, its 52-week high is $51.70, and its 52-week low is $36.07. About the company: MarkWest Energy Partners, LP, gathers and processes natural gas and transports, fractionates, and stores natural gas liquids (NYSE:NGLS). The Company processes gas from the Appalachian basin and from Michigan.
  10. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (NYSE:KMP): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $77.83, its 52-week high is $78.00, and its 52-week low is $63.42. About the company: Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., is a pipeline transportation and energy storage company. The Company operates pipelines and terminals. The pipelines transport natural gas, gasoline, crude oil, carbon dioxide and other products; and its terminals store petroleum products and chemicals, and handle bulk materials like coal and petroleum coke.
  11. Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $70.28, its 52-week high is $71.78, and its 52-week low is $61.00. About the company: Kimberly-Clark Corporation is a global health and hygiene company that manufactures and provides consumer products. The Company’s products include diapers, tissues, paper towels, incontinence care products, surgical gowns, and disposable face masks. Kimberly-Clark’s products are sold in countries around the world.
  12. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $400.60, its 52-week high is $422.86, and its 52-week low is $277.77. About the company: Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets personal computers and related personal computing and mobile communication devices along with a variety of related software, services, peripherals, and networking solutions. The Company sells its products worldwide through its online stores, its retail stores, its direct sales force, third-party wholesalers, and resellers.
  13. Allergan Inc. (NYSE:AGN): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $83.74, its 52-week high is $89.25, and its 52-week low is $64.95. About the company: Allergan, Inc. is a multi-specialty health care company that discovers, develops and commercializes pharmaceuticals, biologics and medical devices. The Company develops products for the ophthalmic, neurological, medical aesthetics, medical dermatology, breast aesthetics, obesity intervention, urological and other specialty markets in countries around the world.
  14. Akamai Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $23.78, its 52-week high is $54.65, and its 52-week low is $18.59. About the company: Akamai Technologies, Inc. provides global delivery services for Internet content, streaming media, and applications and global Internet traffic management. The Company uses technology and software based on mathematical formulas and algorithms to monitor Internet traffic patterns.
  15. B&G Foods Inc. (NYSE:BGS): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $18.86, its 52-week high is $21.31, and its 52-week low is $11.09. About the company: B&G Foods Inc. manufactures, sells, and distributes shelf-stable foods across the United States. The Company sells and distributes its products through supermarket warehouses, distributors, mass merchants, catalogs, and other sales channels. B&G sells foods such as salsa, maple syrup, pickles, baked beans, liquid smoke, meat spreads, and vinegars under its own brands.
  16. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $91.57, its 52-week high is $116.55, and its 52-week low is $67.54. 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. Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $66.47, its 52-week high is $68.25, and its 52-week low is $48.92. About the company: Celgene Corporation is a global biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of therapies designed to treat cancer and immune-inflammatory related diseases.
  18. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $332.85, its 52-week high is $346.78, and its 52-week low is $207.55. About the company: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. owns and operates quick serve Mexican restaurants. The Company operates restaurants throughout the United States.
  19. CSX Corp. (NYSE:CSX): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $21.43, its 52-week high is $27.06, and its 52-week low is $17.69. About the company: CSX Corporation is an international freight transportation company. The Company provides rail, intermodal, domestic container-shipping, barging, and contract logistics services around the world. CSX’s rail transportation services are provided principally throughout the eastern United States.
  20. Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $43.74, its 52-week high is $56.49, and its 52-week low is $33.97. About the company: Eaton Corporation manufactures engineered products which serve industrial, vehicle, construction, commercial, and aerospace markets. The Company’s principal products include hydraulic products and fluid connectors, electrical power distribution and control equipment, truck drivetrain systems, engine components, and a wide variety of controls.
  21. Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $14.13, its 52-week high is $23.43, and its 52-week low is $11.78. About the company: Corning Incorporated is a global, technology-based company. The Company produces optical fiber, cable, and photonic components for the telecommunications industry, as well as manufactures glass panels, funnels, liquid crystal display glass and projection video lens assemblies for the information display industry.
  22. Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $420.54, its 52-week high is $429.44, and its 52-week low is $246.05. About the company: Intuitive Surgical, Inc. design, manufactures and markets surgical systems. The Company’s surgical system controls Intuitive Surgical endoscopic instruments, including rigid endoscopes, blunt and sharp endoscopic dissectors, scissors, scalpels, forceps/pickups, needle holders, endoscopic retractors, electrocautery, ultrasonic cutters, and accessories during surgical procedures.

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

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