Jim Cramer Stock Watch: October 11th Stock Picks

Jim Cramer made the following calls on October 11th, 2011. What do you think about his picks?

  1. Alkermes, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALKS): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $15.27, its 52-week high is $20.00, and its 52-week low is $9.85. About the company: Alkermes, Inc. develops products based on drug delivery technologies. The Company is focusing on controlled, sustained release of injectable drugs, as well as the delivery of drugs into the brain past the blood-brain barrier. Alkermes is also focusing on the oral delivery of drugs, and the development of pharmaceutical products based on pulmonary drug delivery technologies.
  2. AnnTaylor Stores Corp. (NYSE:ANN): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. The stock closed at $24.08, its 52-week high is $32.49, and its 52-week low is $19.00. About the company: AnnTaylor Stores Corporation, through its wholly owned subsidiary, retails women’s apparel, shoes, and accessories primarily under the Ann Taylor brand name. The Company operates throughout the United States.
  3. Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $129.47, its 52-week high is $165.96, and its 52-week low is $94.33. About the company: Baidu, Inc. operates an Internet search engine. The Company offers algorithmic search, enterprise search, pay for performance and news, MP3, and image searches.
  4. Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $95.75, its 52-week high is $121.49, and its 52-week low is $79.62. About the company: Cummins Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes and services diesel and natural gas engines. The Company also manufactures electric power generation systems and engine-related component products, including filtration and exhaust aftertreatment, fuel systems, controls, and air handling systems.
  5. New Oriental Education & Technology Group (NYSE:EDU): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. The stock closed at $29.57, its 52-week high is $34.77, and its 52-week low is $21.71. About the company: New Oriental Education & Technology Group, Inc. offers educational services. The Company offers foreign language training, test preparation courses for admissions and assessment tests in the United States, the PRC and Commonwealth countries, primary and secondary school education, development and distribution of educational content, software and other technology, and online classes.
  6. Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE:GG): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $47.54, its 52-week high is $56.31, and its 52-week low is $39.04. About the company: Goldcorp, Inc. is a North American gold producer. The Company has gold mining operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and Australia. Goldcorp owns the Red Lake mine in Ontario.
  7. Randgold Resources Ltd. (NASDAQ:GOLD): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $102.00, its 52-week high is $115.00, and its 52-week low is $70.18. About the company: Randgold Resources Limited is a gold mining and exploration company. The Company conducts gold mining operations in regions throughout the gold regions of Africa.
  8. International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $185.00, its 52-week high is $186.63, and its 52-week low is $134.39. About the company: International Business Machines Corporation provides computer solutions through the use of advanced information technology. The Company’s solutions include technologies, systems, products, services, software, and financing. IBM offers its products through its global sales and distribution organization, as well as through a variety of third party distributors and resellers.
  9. The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $66.80, its 52-week high is $71.77, and its 52-week low is $59.34. About the company: The Coca-Cola Company manufactures, markets, and distributes soft drink concentrates and syrups. The Company also distributes and markets juice and juice-drink products. Coca-Cola distributes its products to retailers and wholesalers in the United States and internationally.
  10. McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $89.34, its 52-week high is $91.22, and its 52-week low is $72.14. About the company: McDonald’s Corporation operates and franchises fast-food restaurants worldwide. The Company’s franchised and company operated fast food restaurants offer a variety of low price fast foods in locations around the world.
  11. Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $34.69, its 52-week high is $49.24, and its 52-week low is $29.82. About the company: Nucor Corporation manufactures steel products. The Company’s products include carbon and alloy steel, steel joists, steel deck, cold finished steel, steel grinding balls, steel bearing products, and metal buildingsystems. Nucor also brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals, pig iron and HBI/DRI; supplies ferro-alloys; and processes ferrous and nonferrous scrap.
  12. Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $49.72, its 52-week high is $67.52, and its 52-week low is $43.05. About the company: Prudential Financial, Inc. provides financial services throughout the United States and several locations worldwide. The Company offers a variety of products and services, including life insurance, mutual funds, annuities, pension and retirement related services and administration, asset management, securities brokerage, real estate brokerage, and relocation services.
  13. Ross Stores Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $84.95, its 52-week high is $85.01, and its 52-week low is $55.33. About the company: Ross Stores, Inc. operates a national chain of off-price retail apparel stores. The stores offer brand-name apparel, apparel-related merchandise for the entire family, fragrances, gift items, and linens for the home.
  14. Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE:S): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. The stock closed at $2.38, its 52-week high is $6.45, and its 52-week low is $2.10. About the company: Sprint Nextel Corporation offers a range of wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, and government customers. The Company develops, engineers, and deploys various technologies, including two wireless networks offering mobile data services, instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities, and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone.
  15. Stillwater Mining Co. (NYSE:SWC): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. The stock closed at $9.48, its 52-week high is $25.90, and its 52-week low is $8.15. About the company: Stillwater Mining Company explores for, develops, extracts, processes, and refines platinum, palladium, and associated metals from the J-M Reef located in Stillwater and the East Boulder Mine near McLeod, Montana. The Company also recycles automotive catalytic converters in its processing facility in Columbus, Montana.
  16. The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $58.07, its 52-week high is $59.72, and its 52-week low is $42.55. About the company: The TJX Companies, Inc. is an off-price apparel and home fashion retailer in the United States and worldwide. The Company operates off-price retail concepts in the U.S., Canada and Europe that offer a wide range of brand name and designer merchandise.
  17. Veolia Environnement S.A. (NYSE:VE): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. The stock closed at $14.93, its 52-week high is $33.86, and its 52-week low is $13.02. About the company: Veolia Environnement operates utility and public transportation businesses. The Company supplies drinking water, provides waste management services, manages and maintains heating and air conditioning systems, and operates rail and road passenger transportation systems.
  18. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $54.72, its 52-week high is $57.90, and its 52-week low is $48.31. About the company: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates discount stores, supercenters, and neighborhood markets. The Company’s discount stores and supercenters offer merchandise such as apparel, housewares, small appliances, electronics, and hardware. Walmart’s markets offer a full-line supermarket and a limited assortment of general merchandise. The Company operates nationally and internationally.
  19. Westport Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ:WPRT): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $28.77, its 52-week high is $34.23, and its 52-week low is $14.25. About the company: Westport Innovations Inc. is commercializing high pressure direct injection (HPDI) combustion technology. This technology allows diesel engines to operate on cleaner-burning gaseous fuels without sacrificing performance or fuel economy. The Company currently has an alliance with Cummins Engine Company Inc. and a development project with Ford Motor Company.

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

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