Jim Cramer’s Stocks to Watch: August 2nd 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.

Jim Cramer made the following calls on August 2nd, 2011. What do you think about his picks?

  1. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. The stock closed at $36.93, its 52-week high is $46.87, and its 52-week low is $35.54. About the company: CenturyLink Inc. is an integrated communications company. The Company provides a wide range of communications services, including local and long distance voice, Internet access and broadband services. CenturyLink operates throughout the United States.
  2. Alkermes, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALKS): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $16.43, 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.
  3. Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $34.15, its 52-week high is $35.95, and its 52-week low is $19.68. About the company: Chesapeake Energy Corporation produces oil and natural gas. The Company’s operations are focused on discovering, developing and acquiring conventional and unconventional natural gas reserves onshore in the United States.
  4. Clean Harbors, Inc. (NYSE:CLH): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $51.65, its 52-week high is $57.05, and its 52-week low is $29.15. About the company: Clean Harbors, Inc. provides a variety of environmental remediation and industrial waste management services to customers in the United States and Puerto Rico. The Company’s services include treatment and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous solid and liquid waste, surface remediation, groundwater restoration, waste packaging, as well as analytical testing and consulting.
  5. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $320.65, its 52-week high is $337.32, and its 52-week low is $141.01. About the company: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. owns and operates quick serve Mexican restaurants. The Company operates restaurants throughout the United States. Chipotle Hits $10 Billion Market Cap for First Time in Company History>>
  6. Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. (NASDAQ:CRZO): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $36.76, its 52-week high is $44.17, and its 52-week low is $17.69. About the company: Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. explores for and produces natural gas and crude oil. The Company develops and exploits onshore properties along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast regions.
  7. Deckers Outdoor Corp. (NASDAQ:DECK): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $100.80, its 52-week high is $105.83, and its 52-week low is $43.20. About the company: Deckers Outdoor Corporation designs and markets footwear and accessories. The Company offers footwear for men, women and children. Deckers sells its products including accessories such as handbags, headwear, and outerwear, through domestic retailers and international distributors and directly to end-user consumers, through call centers, retail concept stores and retail outlet stores.
  8. Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $45.20, its 52-week high is $56.49, and its 52-week low is $34.37. About the company: Eaton Corporation manufactures engineered products which serve industrial, vehicle, construction, commercial, and aerospace markets. The Company’s principal products include hydraulic products and fluid connectors, electrical power distribution and control equipment, truck drivetrain systems, engine components, and a wide variety of controls.
  9. F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $90.19, its 52-week high is $145.76, and its 52-week low is $80.00. About the company: F5 Networks, Inc. provides integrated Internet traffic management solutions designed to improve the availability and performance of mission-critical Internet-based servers and applications. The Company’s software-based solutions manage, control and optimize Internet traffic and content. F5’s solutions automatically deliver Internet content for service providers and e-businesses.
  10. SPDR Gold Trust (NYSE:GLD): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $161.52, its 52-week high is $161.62, and its 52-week low is $116.35. About the company: SPDR Gold Trust is an investment fund incorporated in the USA. The investment objective of the Trust is for the Shares to reflect the performance of the price of gold bullion, less the Trust’s expenses. The Trust holds gold and is expected from time to time to issue Baskets in exchange for deposits of gold and to distribute gold in connection with redemptions of Baskets. For more analysis on our support levels and ranges for gold and silver, consider a free 14-day trial to our acclaimed Gold & Silver Investment Newsletter.
  11. HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. The stock closed at $24.64, its 52-week high is $35.37, and its 52-week low is $23.53. About the company: HCA Holdings, Inc. operates hospitals. The Company operates acute care hospitals, outpatient facilities, clinics and other patient care delivery settings. HCA operates hospitals in the United States and the United Kingdom.
  12. Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE:LO): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. The stock closed at $104.59, its 52-week high is $116.90, and its 52-week low is $72.40. About the company: Lorillard, Inc. manufactures and sells cigarettes. The Company produces cigarettes for both the premium and discount segments of the domestic cigarette market for sale to distributors and retailers in the United States.
  13. Mosaic Co. (NYSE:MOS): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $68.84, its 52-week high is $89.24, and its 52-week low is $47.97. About the company: The Mosaic Company produces and distributes crop nutrients to the agricultural communities located in North America and other countries. The Company’s principal products include concentrated phosphates, and potash.
  14. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $257.20, its 52-week high is $304.79, and its 52-week low is $104.70. About the company: Netflix Inc. is an online movie rental service. The Company ships DVDs with no due dates or late fees, directly to the subscriber’s address. Netflix also provides background information on DVD releases, including critic reviews, member reviews and ratings, and personalized movie recommendations.
  15. Inergy, L.P. (NYSE:NRGY): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. The stock closed at $31.49, its 52-week high is $43.73, and its 52-week low is $31.43. About the company: Inergy, L.P. is an energy infrastructure and distribution company. Inergy operates a retail and wholesale propane supply, marketing and distribution business. The Company also operates a midstream business that includes a natural gas storage business, a liquefied petroleum gas storage business, a natural gas liquids business and a solution-mining and salt production company.
  16. Philip Morris International, Inc. (NYSE:PM): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $69.75, its 52-week high is $72.74, and its 52-week low is $50.54. About the company: Philip Morris International Inc., through its subsidiaries, affiliates and their licensees, produces, sells, distributes, and markets a wide range of branded cigarettes and tobacco products in markets outside of the United States of America. The Company’s portfolio comprises both international and local brands.
  17. PPG Industries Inc. (NYSE:PPG): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $81.72, its 52-week high is $97.81, and its 52-week low is $63.12. About the company: PPG Industries, Inc. supplies products for the manufacturing, construction, automotive, chemical processing, and other industries worldwide. The Company makes protective and decorative coatings, flat glass, fabricated glass products, continuous-strand fiber glass products, and industrial and specialty chemicals.
  18. Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (NYSE:PXD): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $88.99, its 52-week high is $106.07, and its 52-week low is $55.49. About the company: Pioneer Natural Resources Company is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with operations primarily in the United States.
  19. SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $82.83, its 52-week high is $85.55, and its 52-week low is $33.80. About the company: SM Energy Company is an independent energy company that explores for and produces natural gas and crude oil. The Company’s operations are focused on The ArkLaTex, Gulf Coast, Mid-Continent, Rocky Mountains, and Permian Basin regions.
  20. Vodafone Group plc (NASDAQ:VOD): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $27.49, its 52-week high is $29.75, and its 52-week low is $22.95. About the company: Vodafone Group Plc provides a range of mobile telecommunications services, including voice and data communications. Vodafone has equity interests in 28 countries and Partner Networks in a further 7 countries with almost all the Group’s mobile subsidiaries operating principally under the brand name Vodafone. In the United States their associated undertaking operates as Verizon Wireless.

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