Jim Cramer: Sell J.C. Penney and Maxim Integrated Products, and 3 More Stock Picks

Jim Cramer made the following calls on November 15th, 2013. What do you think about his picks?

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. Cramer previously ranked this stock a Sell on November 6, 2013. The stock’s 52-week high is $23.10, and its 52-week low is $6.24. Cramer said that this Wednesday is the day to watch for J.C. Penney, as that is when the company is due to report earnings. He was not optimistic about the company’s performance, saying that he expects J.C. Penney to post disappointing results and not to offer exciting guidance for the holiday season.

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Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (NASDAQ:MXIM): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. Cramer previously ranked this stock a Sell on May 27, 2010. The stock’s 52-week high is $33.67, and its 52-week low is $26.49. Cramer could not give his seal of approval to Maxim Integrated Products, saying that he thinks that the company is an overall dog. Cramer noted that he has been shying away from parts and supplies lately, and that, while he may miss out on some winners, he believes that his strategy is sound for the big picture.

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National Bank of Greece SA (NYSE:NBG): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. Cramer previously ranked this stock a Sell on March 1, 2010. The stock’s 52-week high is $24.70, and its 52-week low is $2.85. Cramer was unable to recommend the National Bank of Greece, saying that there were too many factors in play to be able to accurately assess the risks involved with investing in the company. Greece has been undergoing a period of economic stagnation, that, coupled with government initiatives, has made it very difficult to predict how investments in the country will perform.

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NCR Corp. (NYSE:NCR): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. Cramer previously ranked this stock a Buy on July 16, 2012. The stock’s 52-week high is $41.63, and its 52-week low is $21.82. Cramer said that he liked NCR, despite the company having given him problems in the past. He pointed to the company’s switch from machines such as ATMs to software, which was more lucrative, as a positive trend in its business operations.

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Quiksilver Inc. (NYSE:ZQK): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. Cramer previously ranked this stock a Sell on January 11, 2013. The stock’s 52-week high is $9.29, and its 52-week low is $3.32. Cramer said that he was positive on Quiksilver. He noted that the company has been building up momentum, implying that the share price could continue to rise into next year.

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