Tag Archives: Jim Cramer

How Convenient! Couche-Tard Acquiring CST Brands

After pressure from activist firm Engine Capital, CST Brands (CST), a 2013 spinoff from Valero (VLO), announced in early March that it was considering its strategic options. Based on this announcement, Jim Cramer was willing to give his blessing ‘to speculate’ on the name even though it wasn’t ‘exactly what you would call cheap’. While that hardly seemed… Read More »

Cramer Is A Fan Of Spinoffs And Speculating On CST Brands

Judging by our tables and readership, spinoffs have become pretty popular and apparently, even Jim Cramer is a fan. Speaking on his show last week, Cramer exclaimed that he is ‘a huge backer of this break-up strategy, in part because the stock market prefers smaller, easy-to-understand, pure-play type companies over big, complicated conglomerates.’ Continuing with the spinoff theme, Cramer… Read More »

Take A Seat! Analyst Suggests Johnson Controls Seating Spinoff

Breakups and spinoff ideas are forming everywhere. The WSJ had an article this past weekend discussing a possible spinoff of Johnson Controls’ (JCI) seating business. JCI operates three different business segments – building efficiency, auto supply and power supplies (batteries) – with auto supply, which includes seating, being the largest segment in terms of revenue. The company has a strong… Read More »

Can’t Decide Which One To Own? Cramer Picks Abbott Over AbbVie

Amidst our exhaustive coverage of the Abbott (ABT)/AbbVie (ABBV) separation, there has been no consensus as to which company is the ‘better’ one to own. Some people like AbbVie’s higher dividend yield while others prefer Abbott’s growth prospects. Ahhh what is an uninformed investor to do? Luckily, the self-appointed people’s champion stockpicker, CNBC’s Jim Cramer, has weighed in… Read More »

Cramer: Heinz Should Spin Off Frozen Food Division

Heinz(HNZ) is certainly one stock that needs no introduction as it is likely to be in your pantry, if not your portfolio.   On CNBC’s Fast Money, host Jim Cramer told viewers that Heinz should spin off its frozen food business: “It’s time for Heinz to spin-off its frozen division as a separate company or find someone else… Read More »

Cramer: Opportunity Has Passed In ConocoPhillips, Phillips 66

On a recent edition of his CNBC show, Mad Money, Jim Cramer, who, it seems, has an opinion on everything, opined on the prospects for ConocoPhillips(COP) and its new progeny, Phillips 66(PSX). Mr. Cramer compared the spin to last year’s similar transaction involving Marathon Oil(MRO), briefly analyzed the two parts, and concluded that the gains have already been… Read More »