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Stop Trading!: Protecting Sears From Shorts

The SEC’s coming crackdown on naked short selling, and not a housing bottom, Cramer said during Tuesday’s Stop Trading!, is the reason behind one home-goods retailer’s recent rise in share price.

Sears Holdings , along with General Electric , is one of the market’s most heavily naked shorted stocks. Naked short selling is the practice of selling stock short without first borrowing it. Cramer said the SEC should soon put a stop to this flagrant rule breaking.

In the credit-card space, Cramer prefers Capital One over American Express , whose businesses are focused on consumers and small businesses, respectively. He thinks COF has its losses under control, and he likes the stock at these levels. While he doesn’t recommend shorting stocks on CNBC, Cramer doesn’t want investors to buy AXP.

There’s speculation that GlaxoSmithKline plans to buy Allergan , pushing the latter stock higher. Cramer called AGN a “rich stock” and suggested that investors take profits on half their positions. The rest, he said, they could let run.

Watch the video for Cramer's latest take on a housing bottom.



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