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Up 22% in a day, what should you do with Medidata?

Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 4:26 PM ET
Medidata CEO: Drug development moving to cloud
Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 6:15 PM ET
Medidata CEO Tarek Sherif discusses phenomenal earnings, how his company maintains a leg up in the cloud industry and what's changing in the drug development business.

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Shares of Medidata surged over 20% on Thursday; " it was an absolutely massive move," noted Cramer and one that's captured the attention of much of Wall Street.

Largely gains were triggered by a much better than expected earnings report.

"Medidata reported a phenomenal quarter, shooting the lights out with a 7-cent earnings beat off of a 29-cent basis, and better than expected revenues that rose 27.2% year over year," Cramer said.

After scrutinizing results, investors have given the company a vote of confidence in the way that matters most on the Street - with their money.

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That's likely because "Medidata sits at the confluence of cloud computing and new drug development," Cramer explained. The company is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research in life sciences.

Therefore, investors believe the company, and by proxy the stock, could well benefit from not one but two trends underway in the market. Here's how:

1) As a tech company that makes products which siginficantly improve efficiency.

2) As a company that benefits from a shift to the cloud that's underway across the entire health care industry

If the company can in fact leverage both trends it would seem that the stock has room to run.

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However, with shares up 22% in a single session, Cramer hesitates to chase. Nonetheless, he believes the stock is worth watching. "I know it's richly valued but I stand behind the company," said Cramer. "Put it on your radar."

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