Jim Cramer Performance Watch: April 8th Stock Picks

One of the more colorful and controversial stock market pundits out there is Jim Cramer, of Mad Money fame. Here at Wall St. Watchdog, we update our database with his picks every trading day.

Following are 5 of his picks on April 8th. What do you think about these calls? Some interesting stats for the number crunchers:

1) The median market cap of these 5 stocks is 3.446B.

2) The average market cap is 6.373B.

3) The maximum market cap is 19.867B.

4) The minimum market cap is 656.5M.

5) The median stock is 14.43% off its high and 66.92% off its 52-week low.

6) The average stock is 12.65% off its high and 122.45% off its 52-week low.

7) The best-performing stock has increased 304.74% from its 52-week low.

8) The worst-performing stock has increased only 31.17% from its 52-week low.

Table: 5 Of Jim Cramer Calls on April 8th

Company Jim Cramer’s call Exchange:Ticker Price @ 05 06 mkt close Market Cap 52-week high 52-week low % off high % off low
CARBO Ceramics Inc. Buy (NYSE:CRR) $148.78 3.446B 169.34 59.27 12.14% 151.02%
Heckmann Corporation Buy (NYSE:HEK) $5.75 656.5M 6.72 3.63 14.43% 58.40%
Juniper Networks, Inc. Buy (NYSE:JNPR) $37.14 19.867B 45.01 22.25 17.49% 66.92%
McCormick & Co. Inc. Buy (NYSE:MKC) $48.77 6.462B 49.97 37.18 2.40% 31.17%
Western Refining Inc. Sell (NYSE:WNR) $16.23 1.434B 19.50 4.01 16.77% 304.74%

1. CARBO Ceramics Inc. (NYSE:CRR): CARBO Ceramics Inc. produces and supplies ceramic proppants for use in the oil and gas industry. The Company also provides foundry metal casting, and industrial mineral grinding. Carbo has manufacturing plants located worldwide.

2. Heckmann Corporation (NYSE:HEK): Heckmann Corporation is an investment holding company, operating in the water industry. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provide water treatment and disposal services, operate bottling facilities, and transport water through pipelines.

3. Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR): Juniper Networks, Inc. provides Internet infrastructure solutions for Internet service providers and other telecommunications service providers. The Company offers network infrastructure solutions that includes IP routing, Ethernet switching, security and application acceleration solutions.

4. McCormick & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MKC): McCormick & Company, Inc. manufactures, markets, and distributes flavor products (including spices, herbs, extracts, seasonings and flavorings) and other specialty food products to the food industry. The Company sells to retail stores, food manufacturers, and food service businesses.

5. Western Refining Inc. (NYSE:WNR): Western Refining, Inc., through a subsidiary, refines crude oil and markets petroleum products. The subsidiary primarily produces gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel. The products are marketed in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas in the United States, and Juarez, Mexico.

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