Jim Cramer firmly believes that America is the land of opportunity. However, if you're a stock picker, he thinks you can do pretty well overseas too!
And as the best soccer players from around the globe came together for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Cramer turned his attention to the best stocks from around the globe.
At "Mad Money" we affectionately called this competition, "Cramer's Cup." After careful consideration and very strategic play, the "Mad Money" host came up with the following contenders.
GW Pharmaceuticals (profiled Friday June 20th)
Based in the UK, GW Pharmaceuticals is at the forefront of developing new drugs from compounds found in cannabis, or marijuana plants.
Not only is Cramer impressed by the company's pipeline but because the attitude toward medical marijuana is much more relaxed overseas, he thinks GW Pharma presents an interesting investment.
Just once caveat, "the company is not yet profitable, however, they do have a nice, consistent revenue stream," Cramer said. Therefore, it's for speculation only.
Anheuser-Busch InBev (profiled Thursday June 19th)
Although you might think Anheuser-Busch InBev is headquartered in St. Louis, the beer maker actually calls Belgium home, due to a 2008 takeover valued at $52 billion.
From the company's strong market position and clout to the yield and the dividend, Cramer thinks there's a lot to like about this stock.
"Of course, BUD isn't cheap, trading at nearly 19 times next year's earnings estimates, but this is a best of breed company and I'm willing to pay up for best of breed, although I'd like this one even more on a pullback," Cramer said.
Constellation Brands (profiled Wednesday June 18th)
Constellation Brands isn't exactly a conventional overseas play; the address on the letterhead reads Victor, New York, about 20 minutes outside Rochester.
However, Cramer sees the stock as an international play due to the strength of its imported beer business, which includes Corona and Modelo.
"The company's expected to earn $4.40 in the 2015 calendar year, which means the stock is trading at 19 times next year's numbers with a 15% long-term growth rate. That doesn't seem expensive to me at all. I think Constellation could easily sell for, say, 23.5 times next year's earnings, which would make this a $103 stock," he said.
Royal Dutch Shell (profiled Tuesday June 17th)
Although Royal Dutch Shell has struggled with headwinds such as an underperforming downstream business, Cramer says new reasons have surfaced recently, which lead him to believe that the stock of this Netherlands-based company trades higher.
First, "The new CEO Ben van Beurden laid out an agenda for improving both the company's financial performance and its capital discipline," Cramer said. "Also, Shell has a number of big projects coming online that should help boost production. And Shell has gotten aggressive about selling off non-core assets."
"I'm not saying there won't be any bumps in the road, but I do think the turn is for real," Cramer added. "I think the stock should have a lot more upside. And one more thing, Shell trades at a discount to the other majors."
Unilever (profiled Monday June 16)
Also headquartered in the Netherlands, Cramer said that as a consumer goods play, Unilever has everything he wants such as a portfolio of ubiquitous and iconic brands, a bountiful dividend that generates a 3.4 percent yield, and enormous exposure to faster growing emerging market countries.
"Unilever is the kind of dividend stock that I like as a core holding. It's a stock you can own year after year as long as you do the homework and management keeps delivering. I'm a buyer into weakness," Cramer said.
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* In case you're wondering if there's a winner in this competition, there is. Cramer said that "although I think all these stocks are buys, I crowned Constellation Brands the winner because it not only has a booming beer business but I think a major deal in the space could be imminent." In other words, Constellation Brands may give shareholders two ways to win.
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