Because of the warmer-than-normal winter, many Home Depot customers have already begun painting and spackling, prompting the home improvement retailer to move up an important springtime promotion.
As the wider economy begins to strengthen, and Americans start to feel better about their current and future finances, they are dipping their toes back into the housing waters, in the form of remodeling.
Of the biggest movers off three-year lows, a few stocks still showed potential, according to a leading technical analyst.
Three years after the financial crisis sent the S&P 500 to its lowest level in over 12 years, investors celebrate the strong comeback of the stock market.
The incredible shrinking Greek politicians: all three Greek political parties have reportedly received the document laying out the terms of the bailout. The leaders are supposed to meet today...but the meetings have been postponed. Several times. In a single day. Still no agreement on proposed 25 percent cuts in private-sector wages, cuts in supplementary pensions, and the extent of closure of state controlled organizations.
Take a look at some of Wednesday morning's early movers:
Compared to the same period a year ago, industrial and technology companies have taken the lead, showing EPS growth of 17 percent and 16 percent, respectively.
Dan Fulton, CEO of Weyerhaeuser, talks to Cramer about the quarter.
Weyerhaeuser is that rare company for which money does grow in trees, says Mad Money's Cramer, discussing the stock's recent run, and 2.8% yield, with Daniel Fulton, Weyerhaeuser Company CEO, adding "We are more optimistic this year as we head into 2012."
Take a look at some of Friday morning's early movers:
To play the potential housing turn around, Cramer doesn’t recommend buying homebuilder stocks. Read on for his preferred plays.
Despite mixed results in the housing sector, many homebuilder stocks are outperforming the overall market by a large margin.
The U.S. housing market has bottomed and could soon turn around, Cramer said. So here's how he's trading it.
“Find out which customers are spending and you’ve got stock winners,” Cramer said.
And here’s how to play it.
The “Mad Money” host is betting on Weyerhaeuser.
If a rebound in housing is on the horizon, says Mad Money's Cramer, forget about the home builders for now, and buy a stock like Weyerhaeuser instead, one that pays you to wait and benefits in the interim from the surge in home renovations along with a well-executed restructuring plan.
Shares of many luxury-goods purveyors are up by double-digits over the past three months. One analyst from TheStreet.com details nine stocks that could benefit from wealthy people paying up for name-brand goods.
Stocks could take a breather Friday as the massive Europe-driven rally puts the market on track for its best monthly gain in 37 years.
Find out what names are in Cramer's "Game Plan."