Sunday, December 21, 2014

Mad Money Stock Picks

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Mad Money stock picks for Friday, December 19, 2014


The following stocks were discussed on the Mad Money show:

Paychex increased dividends 20 out of the last 22 years. In 2013 the dividend yield was 2.3%. Dividend distributions were in July and October. The dividend payout ratio is 84%. In the last 10 years, the stock had an annual compounded return of 5.4% including dividends and stock price appreciation. This is 2% lower than the S&P 500 return of 7.3%. The company operates in the Services sector.
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** Only full year data used in calculations (ending 12/31/2013).
** Dividend and stock performance were calculated by this web site, not transcribed from Mr. Cramer's comments.

Guest Interview:
Jim Cramer was bullish on Paychex and Red Hat.

Discussed Stocks:
Jim Cramer was bullish on Deckers Brands, Walt Disney, Blackhawk Network Holding, Juno Therapeutics, Nike, VeriFone, Skechers USA and Walgreens. He was bearish on Finish Line.

Lightning Round Stocks:
Jim Cramer was bullish on Costco, Diebold, Henry Schein, KeyCorp, Kinder Morgan, Lithia Motors and Exxon Mobil. He was bearish on Atlas Pipeline Partners and PriceSmart.