Jim Cramer Stock Watch: August 17th Stock Picks

Jim Cramer made the following calls on August 17th, 2011. What do you think about his picks?

  1. Alcoa, Inc. (NYSE:AA): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $12.26, its 52-week high is $18.47, and its 52-week low is $9.92. About the company: Alcoa Inc. produces primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina, and participates in mining, refining, smelting, fabricating, and recycling. The Company serves customers worldwide primarily in the transportation, packaging, building, and industrial markets with both fabricated and finished products.
  2. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $380.44, its 52-week high is $404.50, and its 52-week low is $235.56. 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.
  3. Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. The stock closed at $3.70, its 52-week high is $6.63, and its 52-week low is $2.46. About the company: Alcatel-Lucent manufactures telecommunications equipment, and offers telecommunications services. The Company’s telecommunications equipment and services enable its customers to send or receive virtually any type of voice or data transmission. Alcatel-Lucent designs and builds public and private networks, communications systems and software, and data networking systems.
  4. Covidien plc (NYSE:COV): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $50.43, its 52-week high is $57.65, and its 52-week low is $35.12. About the company: Covidien PLC is a global healthcare products company. The Company develops, manufactures and distributes a diverse range of medical devices and supplies, diagnostics imaging agents, pharmaceuticals and other healthcare products for use in clinical and home settings.
  5. Dolby Laboratories Inc. (NYSE:DLB): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. The stock closed at $33.64, its 52-week high is $69.69, and its 52-week low is $28.89. About the company: Dolby Laboratories Inc. develops audio signal processing systems for the motion picture, broadcasting, and music recording industries, as well as the consumer market.
  6. Express Scripts Inc. (NASDAQ:ESRX): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $47.70, its 52-week high is $60.89, and its 52-week low is $42.50. About the company: Express Scripts, Inc is a full service pharmacy benefit management and specialty managed care company serving clients throughout North America. The Company’s customers include managed care organizations, insurance carriers, third party administrators, employers, and union-sponsored benefit plans. Express provides pharmacy network management, formulary management, and other services.
  7. Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (NYSE:EW): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $69.02, its 52-week high is $91.82, and its 52-week low is $53.10. About the company: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets products and services to treat late-stage cardiovascular disease. The Company’s products include tissue replacement heart valves, heart valve repair products, hemodynamic monitoring devices, angioscopy equipment, oxygenators, and pharmaceuticals. Edwards supplies its products to customers located worldwide.
  8. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $33.41, its 52-week high is $39.38, and its 52-week low is $27.10. About the company: The Home Depot, Inc. is a home improvement retailer that sells building materials and home improvement products. The Company’s sell a wide assortment of building materials, home improvement and lawn and garden products and provide a number of services. Home Depot operates throughout the U.S. (including Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam), Canada, China, and Mexico.
  9. Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. The stock closed at $20.10, its 52-week high is $27.45, and its 52-week low is $18.07. About the company: Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is a home improvement retailer that distributes building materials and supplies through stores in the United States. The Company offers a complete line of products and services for home decorating, maintenance, repair, remodeling, and property maintenance.
  10. MedcoHealth Solutions Inc. (NYSE:MHS): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. The stock closed at $53.38, its 52-week high is $66.38, and its 52-week low is $43.45. About the company: Medco Health Solutions, Inc. is a pharmacy benefit manager. The Company provides programs and services for its clients and the members of their pharmacy benefit plans, and for the physicians and pharmacies the members use.
  11. Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. The stock closed at $22.74, its 52-week high is $34.26, and its 52-week low is $21.16. About the company: Robert Half International, Inc. provides temporary and permanent staffing services. The Company supplies temporary, full-time and project accounting and finance professionals; temporary administrative support personnel; information technology professionals; temporary, project and full-time lawyers, paralegals and support personnel; and advertising, marketing, and web design professionals.

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