Lee Brodie is Digital Producer for Mad Money with Jim Cramer. Past credits include "Trading Spaces" and "Entertainment Tonight." He has also produced shows for History, MSNBC, NBC Productions, PBS and more. He received a 2007 Daytime Emmy award for the A&E documentary "A Question of Life or Meth." Brodie also received an Emmy award for his coverage of the New York theater scene in "Live from Broadway with Pat Collins." His first job in media was also with NBC, as a page.
Few stories get more attention from our desk than the rally in soft agricultural commodities. Corn, wheat, and especially beef are all near record highs. And that has lead to higher prices at the dinner table. Leave it to Jeff Macke, aka The Lone Wolf, to sniff out the fast money .
Despite rising beef prices and increased consumer health concerns, fast food has generated a lot of fast money this year. For example, Burger King (BKC) and Yum! Brands (YUM) are both surging close to 15% year to date. It's a story we've covered on Fast Money before, but now CNBC's Carl Quintanilla goes behind the golden arches for an inside look at the granddaddy of them all: McDonalds (MCD).
Take 3 drug stocks and call your broker in the morning. Wednesday GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) - the world's second biggest drug maker – closed nearly 3% higher after the company announced a $25 billion buyback, the fourth biggest buyback ever. Meanwhile, rival Eli Lilly (LLY) continued to run after crushing estimates Tuesday. And Merck (MRK) closed higher, too. Is big pharma poised to make a big move?
Toothpaste, tissues and diapers might not be the sexiest products on The Street, but boy are they hot stocks. Wednesday Colgate-Palmolive (CL) reported increased international sales and shares moved 2% higher. And on Tuesday, Kimberly-Clark (KMB) - maker of Huggies and Kleenex - jumped as much as 3% on a down day. What’s the trade, here?
Earnings news from the nation's largest defense contractors pushed the industry's already soaring shares even higher, Tuesday. Fighter jets and missile defense systems sparked the biggest one-day move in 4 years for Lockheed Martin (LMT). Northrop Grumman (NOC) also came out with results above forecasts. Will defense stocks continue to be top guns for your portfolio?
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