Jim Cramer Stock Watch: October 17th Stock Picks

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

  1. Windstream Corporation (NASDAQ:WIN): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $11.91, its 52-week high is $14.40, and its 52-week low is $10.76. About the company: Windstream Corporation offers telecommunications services to residential and business customers in rural communities in the United States. The Company provides local telephone, high-speed Internet, long distance, network access, and video services in multiple states.
  2. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $54.78, 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.
  3. VirnetX Holding Corp (AMEX:VHC): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. The stock closed at $15.30, its 52-week high is $41.77, and its 52-week low is $11.02. About the company: Virnetx Holding Corporation is developing and commercializing software and technology solutions for securing real-time communications over the Internet.
  4. QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $53.64, its 52-week high is $59.84, and its 52-week low is $42.45. About the company: QUALCOMM, Inc. develops and manufactures digital wireless communications equipment. The Company licenses its Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) intellectual property to other companies, and produces CDMA-based integrated circuits; equipment and software used to track workers and assets; software for wireless content enablement; and offers services to deliver multimedia content.
  5. Sina Corp. (NASDAQ:SINA): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. The stock closed at $88.42, its 52-week high is $147.12, and its 52-week low is $48.50. About the company: SINA Corporation is a global Internet media company operating Chinese-language destination sites. The Company offers a network of branded content and services targeting people of Chinese descent worldwide. SINA.com offers online news, entertainment, community, and commerce through web sites that are produced and updated by local teams in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and North America.
  6. Teledyne Technologies Inc. (NYSE:TDY): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $52.62, its 52-week high is $55.46, and its 52-week low is $38.83. About the company: Teledyne Technologies Incorporated provides electronic and communication products, for wireless and satellite systems, and communications equipment for aircraft. The Company also manufactures aviation and missile engines, on-site power generation systems, and provides systems engineering solutions and information technology for space, defense and industrial applications.
  7. MarkWest Energy Partners LP (NYSE:MWE): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $46.21, its 52-week high is $51.70, and its 52-week low is $36.07. About the company: MarkWest Energy Partners, LP, gathers and processes natural gas and transports, fractionates, and stores natural gas liquids (NYSE:NGLS). The Company processes gas from the Appalachian basin and from Michigan.
  8. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (NYSE:KMP): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $75.14, its 52-week high is $78.00, and its 52-week low is $63.42. About the company: Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., is a pipeline transportation and energy storage company. The Company operates pipelines and terminals. The pipelines transport natural gas, gasoline, crude oil, carbon dioxide and other products; and its terminals store petroleum products and chemicals, and handle bulk materials like coal and petroleum coke.
  9. The GEO Group, Inc. (NYSE:GEO): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $18.07, its 52-week high is $26.95, and its 52-week low is $17.55. About the company: The Geo Group Inc. operates private correctional facilities located mostly in the United States, but also in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa. The Company offers educational programs, vocational training, and rehabilitation therapy services.
  10. Cal Dive International Inc (NYSE:DVR): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $2.03, its 52-week high is $8.19, and its 52-week low is $1.60. About the company: Cal Dive International, Inc. is a marine contracting company. The Company’s services include manned diving, pipelay and pipe burial services to the offshore oil and natural gas industry.
  11. American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. The stock closed at $22.24, its 52-week high is $62.87, and its 52-week low is $20.28. About the company: American International Group, Inc. is a holding company which, through its subsidiaries provides a varied range of insurance and insurance-related activities in the United States and abroad. The Company’s main activities include both general insurance and life insurance & retirement services operations as well as financial services and asset management.
  12. Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $135.61, 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.
  13. Continental Resources Inc. (NYSE:CLR): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $56.86, its 52-week high is $73.48, and its 52-week low is $45.00. About the company: Continental Resources, Inc. and its subsidiaries explore, exploit, develop, and acquire oil and gas reserves, primarily in the Rocky Mountains and the MidContinent, as well as in the Gulf Coast region of Texas and Louisiana. The Company also owns and operates natural gas pipelines, gathering systems, and processing plants.
  14. Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE:CPB): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $33.09, its 52-week high is $36.99, and its 52-week low is $29.69. About the company: Campbell Soup Company, with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets branded convenience food products. The Company’s core divisions include soups and sauces, biscuits and confectionery, and foodservice. Campbell’s distributes its products worldwide.
  15. EOG Resources, Inc. (NYSE:EOG): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $81.41, its 52-week high is $121.44, and its 52-week low is $67.79. About the company: EOG Resources, Inc. explores for, develops, produces and markets natural gas and crude oil. The Company operates in major producing basins in the United States, Canada, Trinidad, the United Kingdom North Sea, China and, from time to time, select other international areas.
  16. Energy Transfer Partners L.P. (NYSE:ETP): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $43.64, its 52-week high is $55.50, and its 52-week low is $39.80. About the company: Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. owns and operates a diversified portfolio of energy assets. The Company’s operations include natural gas gathering and transportation pipelines, with natural gas treating and processing assets located in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Energy Transfer markets propane from retail locations in various states across the United States.

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

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