8 Stocks Wall Street Analysts Love Most

When in doubt over picking which stocks to own it's wise to look at what the experts are saying. Here are the 8 stocks with the highest percentage of buy ratings among analysts on Wall Street today.

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Jim Cramer Tells Investors To 'Do The Homework' And Look Beyond Earnings Figures: '...Causing People To Make Snap Judgments'

Benzinga Neuro
February 28, 2024

Jim Cramer has advised investors to look beyond the numbers in financial reports, saying that the current method of reporting is leading to false judgments.

What Happened: Cramer, on his show “Mad Money,” emphasized the need to read between the lines during earnings season. He pointed out that the current method of reporting on stocks is failing to provide an accurate representation of a company’s worth, reported CNBC on Tuesday.

"It's the way we report on stocks, all of us: It's not working anymore, it's failing us, it's too glib, too inconsistent, too unrepresentative of a company's worth. The reportage is causing people to make snap judgments that turn out to be false judgments, and it's got to stop," Cramer said.

Using the recent earnings of Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) and Lowe’s Companies Inc (NYSE:LOW) as examples, Cramer highlighted the importance of looking beyond the headlines. Despite a year-over-year sales decline, Home Depot’s CEO, Ted Decker, expressed confidence in the company’s inventory position. Cramer suggested that this could lead to improved future earnings.

Similarly, Lowe’s CEO, Marvin Ellison, acknowledged a near-term pressure on do-it-yourself projects but noted a stable sales trend among home professionals. Cramer interpreted this as a sign of strength in the company’s building materials sector.

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Cramer also predicted success for TJX Companies Inc (NYSE:TJX) despite its less-than-ideal earnings and light guidance. He advised investors to focus on the company’s assurance of a steady supply of discounted merchandise.

Despite expressing doubt about a potential change in the headline process, Cramer pledged to continue providing accurate and insightful information to help investors make informed decisions.

"I have no illusions about this issue — It's extremely unlikely that the headline process will actually change," Cramer said.

"But my job is to entertain, educate and help you make money, and the best way to do that right now is to do the homework, listen to the conference call, shoot against the headline writers."

Why It Matters: Cramer’s advice comes at a time when the market is experiencing a mix of uncertainties and positive performances. Amid the best year since 1999, investors are looking for guidance on how to navigate the market.

Earlier, Cramer had commended companies like Domino’s Pizza for their resilience amid market uncertainties. He also highlighted the strong performances of companies like Nvidia and Amazon during the first earnings season of 2024.

On the other hand, Cramer has also expressed concerns about the diverse business ventures of companies like Alphabet and the lack of transparency. He suggested that a more focused approach could potentially boost the stock performance of these companies.

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