Jim Cramer: Buy Verizon and Sirius, and 3 More Stock Picks

Jim Cramer made the following calls on November 8th, 2013. What do you think about his picks?

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. Cramer previously ranked this stock a Buy on October 17, 2013. The stock’s 52-week high is $54.31, and its 52-week low is $40.51. Cramer said that he didn’t need any fresh good news to buy Verizon, claiming that it is a good, safe, stock that he is a buyer of. He noted the company’s positioning, acquisitions, and management as strong factors behind the company’s strength.

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SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. Cramer previously ranked this stock a Buy on September 26, 2013. The stock’s 52-week high is $4.18, and its 52-week low is $2.55. Cramer said that he was a buyer of Sirius despite the company not having a great quarter. He said that, if anything, now is exactly the time to buy as the stock dips a little in the sell-off, creating the perfect window of opportunity to become an owner of the stock.

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Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. Cramer previously ranked this stock a Buy on September 19, 2013. The stock’s 52-week high is $19.25, and its 52-week low is $10.61. Cramer include Take-Two in his discussion of some of the better picks in the video game industry. While he did caution that any title can make or break a given company, Take-Two was currently one of the better-positioned names in the sector. With the Grand Theft Auto franchise’s latest installment posting record sales and the company delivering a stellar quarter earnings-wise, there’s no reason not to jump on board, Cramer said.

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Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. Cramer previously ranked this stock a Sell on April 3, 2012. The stock’s 52-week high is $86.06, and its 52-week low is $47.61. Cramer was optimistic about Viacom heading into the company’s earnings report, which is due this Thursday. Cramer noted that the company’s share buyback program was making a difference, and that it indicated strength for the company.

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Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, Inc. (NYSE:POT): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. Cramer previously ranked this stock a Sell on May 3, 2013. The stock’s 52-week high is $44.13, and its 52-week low is $28.55. Cramer responded to a viewer query about Potash by explaining his rationale for not owning the stock. Because so much corn is being planted, the price of corn will be depressed. This, in turn, will mean that fertilizer prices will go down as well, so Potash should not be a stock that will rise in value, Cramer said.

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