Thursday, April 17, 2014

Mad Money Stock Picks

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Mad Money stock picks for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The following stocks were discussed on the Mad Money show:

Merck increased dividends 34 out of the last 42 years. In 2013 the dividend yield was 4.4%. Dividend distributions were in March, June, September and December. The dividend payout ratio is 118%. In the last 10 years, the stock had an annual compounded return of 5.1% including dividends and stock price appreciation. This is 2.2% lower than the S&P 500 return of 7.3%. The company operates in the Healthcare sector.

** 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.

Featured Stocks:
Jim Cramer was bullish on Merck.

Discussed Stocks:
Jim Cramer was bullish on AOL, Netflix, Starbucks, Walgreens and Whole Foods Markets.

Lightning Round Stocks:
Jim Cramer was bullish on Brown-Forman, Colony Financial, Delta Air Lines, DexCom, Constellation Brands and Teva Pharmaceutical. He was bearish on Arena Pharmaceuticals and LinkedIn.