hey, i'm cramer! welcome to "mad money." welcome to cramerica. other people want to make friends, i'm just trying to save you money. my job is not just to entertain but coach and teach. call me at 800-743-cnbc. or tweet me @jimcramer. sick of this roller coaster ride yet? where stocks travel all over the place in a split second as we finally caught a second bullish day in a row? dow gaining, nasdaq soaring 2.66%. i say get used it to because i bet next week we'll have more of the same. with everything from the fed's rate decision on wednesday to the market's ridiculous obsession linkage with oil to the craziness of all things china. and the parade of earnings that's about to go into hyperdrive. monday kicks off with halliburton which is trying to merge with baker hughes. how, like schlumberger, can tell you more about oil than anyone
united states. since we're obsessed with oil and schlumberger soared after last night's earnings we'll have to parse that report closely. next, the company with the steadiest stock is tissue maker kimberly clark and if you want to hear why, listen to their earnings call. but if you want pure electricity, we also get results from mcdonald's where i bet ceo steve eastabrook announces the numbers of 4% same store sales. remember when they were negative and people wondered why this stock has roared from the lows in the 90s to 180 since east brook took the helm. tuesday we hear from freeport-mcmoran. their woes were chronicled in today's "new york times." many think this is holding on by a thread. maybe they have a plan to get more solvent and reveal it. don't hold your breath. how about the two dow jones stocks that report tuesday morning, johnson & johnson and
j & j told you things were fine but ever since ceo alex gorsky took the reins in 2012, we've been pining for bet years. it's ok to own and better to buy on weakness. after the bell we have the most widely anticipated quarter of the year, apple. and i have to tell you that this company stock has become a football that's getting kicked around by bulls and bears. earlier this week an influential apple analyst at ubs told you to be careful saying the down side risks, even into the sickening decline from $134 to what was then $95 still aren't baked in because cell phone sales are slowing beyond the most negative of wall street's projections. then today an even more influential analyst said to buy because it could rally some 50%
out in september. his comments sent the stocks up to close back over 100 bucks, $101.42. you know my advice -- own apple, don't trade it. if you don't already own it, wait until after the quarter and pick some up. the greatest company of all time with the greatest stock of all time isn't about to quit on you any time soon. wednesday has a bunch of reports but they'll be overshadowed by the federal reserve's statement about interest rates. we've reached the point where unless they acknowledge the newfound weakness in the economy and get off their lockstep plan to raise rates we're going to give up anything we've gained from the markets' lows earlier this week and then some. i sure hope they don't have blinders on. is the uber reliable aerospace cycle in jeopardy? boeing stocks have been pummeled but i bet announce the only negative for the quarter. a and i think they'll put on a good air show when they report wednesday. speaking of groups that have been obliterated, no industry
like the rails. including norfolk southern with a stock that just traded -- get this -- at $97 two months ago and now stands at $68 with a 3.4% yield. i'm getting intrigued. has the betdown beenover done or like csx and union pacific brr it does the downward pressure weigh too heavily on the stock? you know what may be on a breakout? united technologies. ceo greg hayes has reinvigorated the place at the same time it has the hottest new aircraft engine out there taking share. i want to hear how far along the turn is from when hayes took over november of 2014. this one might be a tempting bargain after sending a lot of time near the new low list wilderness. after the close wednesday we're in for a treatment. the quarter by boffo production that is facebook's conference call.
fb. the hope is to buy it on expected post-quarter profit taking because facebook stock trades more radically than any other stock out there. i bet analysts will raise number and you'll hear what virtual reality might mean to the company's future. thursday morning we hear from beauty and the beast, bristol-myers and caterpillar. the former hasn't let us down, the latter hasn't had anything good to say. a under armor has seen its stock pummeled. does underarmor reflect the negatives or is nike too powerful even for the hard charging ceo? i say nobody's made money betting against the ceo for long term and while the winter was too warm for sales of some of their finer garments, many are pondering if this could mark the bottom for this growth company.
hear from amazon after the close. hard to believe $596 has come down 100 points from its high a month ago but i think this was one of the most amazonian of christmases and the stock could be prime for its higher. primed. [ rim shot ] however, amazon likes to spend because they want to dominate the world so there's always a chance expenses override a great holiday story. finally friday we have five companies many of you ask about -- american airlines, chevron, honeywell, mastercard and rubbermaid. i'm concerned a strong dollar may have hurt american airlines than the weaker prices help. but this stock is ridiculously cheap. i bet chevron puts on an impassioned display of fealty to the distribution during these tough times. today people were grousing about general electric's quarter. give me a break. last time honeywell reported its growth didn't match that of ge. that was shocking. i think honeywell will match
growth this time around. that's the industrial division and it will be a buy even with worries about the strong dollar. david cody, i think he delivers. mastercard is simply on fire here. when the ceo speaks, you're going to hear about how well his company is doing and it might help explain why american express fell a shocking $7.58 or 12% after still one more miserable quarter. mastercard and visa are the winners in that titanic three-way credit card battle and i think the company i call ma will shine. new rubbermaid stock has been obliterated since it announced its acquisition. i bet the ceo will straighten out the sellers. here's the bottom line, we have the super bowl in two weeks but next week is the earnings super bowl. remember, it's just a game and much more powerful forces like the dollar, the fed, and oil will reduce these stocks to simple playthings even if the
fabulous numbers. dino in connecticut. dino! >> caller: thanks for taking my call. my question is on microsoft. next week they report earnings, would you be a buyer? >> i was just telling kyle, the stage manager that microsoft, i can't believe it was dipped down a couple bucks. i should have said -- but it wasn't -- there was no chance. i think the quarter is going to be excellent and i always invite nadel to the show and i promise to wear my black t-shirt if he comes on. michael in new york, michael. >> caller: jim, my question is on gilead. i bought it at around $97 at your recommendation. is this a whole or sell? >> gilead up almost three bucks today, it's too cheap to sell. i would not do it. bob in florida. bob? >> caller: hello, jim, i hope you're warm and safe in the blizzard. jim, i was able to get on your show six months ago and this is a follow-up question. a close friend is a leading
he told me to buy tg therapeutics. i did and heard michael weiss on your show and was blown away and i bought more. tg presented in december and their blood cancer data was outstanding. they also discuss their opportunity in auto immune disease for the first time and that's amazing. i plan to buy more and want to get your opinion. >> the fundamentals are divorced from what's happening in the stocks and weiss is good, we had him on the show. here's the problem, it's a speculative stock. if you look pat gilead and cell gene they are so people people say why do i need to go down to tg therapeutics but if you hold on to the speculative the stock and hit it out of the park, you'll make money. harvey in florida. harvey? >> caller: how are you doing? >> i'm doing all right, how about you, harve? >> caller: okay. i have a question for you. >> okay. >> caller: i'm a retired senior investor trading in my 401(k)
nycb, new york community bank announced a merger with astoria federal. i will lose thousands of dollars with the dividend going from 25 cents to 17. i expect to make that up with capital gains. the president incy and the community banks expect this is merger to be 6% beginning this year and 20% towards the end of 2016. they will report their earnings january 27 before the market opens. >> i like nycb, i can like the acquisition of astoria. i don't know if it's safe at 7% yield but that's a good combination. good for everybody. now, i expect next week will bring more action we saw this week reducing big time earnings to playthings. you know what we have tonight? after another wild week on the averages, i wouldn't get too cozy with the recent bounce. i'll tell you what needs to go right in order to keep this
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it's the fundamentals versus the market. i'm not kidding. i haven't seen the fundamentals this at odds with the pricing of individual stocks and the whole stock market in ages. what do i mean by this disparity? let's reflect on the wildest week in recent memory and talk about what needs to go right for us to have a sustainable rally rather than just a tradable bounce. what it looks like we're having now. i would say right at this moment, at this minute we need the dollar to stop going higher
this is the quarterly earnings season where ceos are no longer getting a pass on currency. if your earnings are weak because of the super freaking strong dollar, so be it, too bad. it counts and it can't be dismissed as one off like it's been for so many quarter ins the last couple years. yup, this time the dollar has become a cost like labor or interest payments or raw goods, sga for the accounting aficionados out there. in other words, no more asterisks no more "if the dollar had stayed constant you could add back $1.2 billion in lost income" as ibm told us after a bone-crushing quarter. nobody's buying it anymore. there's no add-back. there's no constant currency. we're in a world where if anything we expect the dollar to go higher because our country's central bank is is tightening while everyone else is debasing their currency to take away our business so stock buyers are on strike when they hear about how the strong dollar crippled
greenback is going to get stronger still and this is the new normal. you know what it's like? to analogize some of us are old enough to remember when major league baseball switched from 154-game season to the current 162 games more than 50 years ago. initially every time a player broke a season record for hits or rbis or home runs we asterisked it noting there was no way that achievement should have counted given the elongated season. we were using two sets of figures to make comparisons and we asked what the baseball players' numbers would have looked like under a constant 154-game season. then one day we stopped doing it. the records were the records. we've hit that point with the dollar. there's simply no reason why we shouldn't extrapolate a stronger dollar whenever other country is trying to take their currency down. the 154-game dollar is now history. second fundamental at odds with today's rebounding market? we can't start cheering oil is higher and decide there's a new
back above $32. this monster move in crude reflects we were too far down short term based on the entry of iran into the marketplace and how much it can initially deliver. that said, the issue with oil is supply, not demand. and while the big trigger puller money managers may want to lump oil in with steel or the rest of the commodities that are going down because there's much less demand -- thank you, china -- it's not true. it's pure fiction. demand for oil and natural gas is up year over year not down like copper or iron or steel. we have statistics that demonstrate this it's just that the demand isn't up enough to offset the additional supply coming online everyday. that's why this blip up in crude pricing doesn't register as much fundamentally as technically. there's so many oil companies fighting for their solvency that they would gladly sell oil. when i listen to the small to medium sized independent oil producers, i know they need to raise capital now to pay the bills from payroll to the
company services charges. there's only way two ways for companies to stay afloat unless they have a top notch balance sheet. either cut or suspend dividends as chesapeake did today or raise money in the market. any market. right now the debt market is pretty much closed off to these guys. just look at how the banks with oil exposure were clobbered when they reported. watch the high yield market because it's repulsed by any oil issuance and there's a total buyer strike made worse by outflows in distressed and leveraged bond funds. that means they have to issue equity and hit you with massive delusion. in short, almost under no scenario do oil stocks win, even with oil moving up like it did. finally, earnings reports of individual companies. to be blunt, on average, suboptimal. a few companies seem to have benefited from the decline. you think a company like american express linked with travel might have seen some uptick? nope. instead it's doing one more guide down and shareholders with annihilated today with the
decline. in one session. american express, the bluest of blue chips at one point. same with ibm which gave you no choice but to take down numbers. general electric may have reaffirmed its guidance and beaten the numbers but we saw a slowdown in organic sales. with 3% growth, they're robust, just not as robust as before. union pacific and csx disappointed. alcoa was caught in the commodity conundrum. with the prospect of fewer interest rate hikes we thought just a few weeks ago and an up tick in bad loans for the oil patch, these earnings were regarded as disappointing. meanwhile, intel gave us a nasty outlook. add insult to injury, boeing is cutting production of its signature plane. sounds like a whole lot of peeking going on to me. despite today's rally, if we assess where we really are, we can include the macro situation has gotten worse for us, especially the seemingly coordinated impact of weeker foreign currencies along with a
tighten not to mention an oil blip that isn't going to rescue oil companies or earnings that can't justify higher prices for many stocks right now. what are we seeing here? i think we're witnessing an oversold rally that could sow the seeds of its demise. as it bulls its way higher to levels that don't make that much sense based on the earnings we're seeing. unless the fed blinks on wednesday when it issues its interest rate statement and we hear about data dependency and how the newfound weakness will forestall the grand weakness in the advance beyond the oversold bounce. here's the strong line, the strong dollar with the momentarily stronger oil prices and suboptimal earnings aren't reason to dump stocks wholesale but taken together there's a reason to trim stocks and ready yourself for a weakness if the fed persists in a negative narrative for the stock market as well as the economy in general. however, the fed chief janet yellen pulls her boot from the
pain, we're going back to data dependence" this spike could turn into a rally as that they would reverse the strong dollar. much more "mad money" ahead. carmax and auto nation have been stalling lately so what does their decline mean for the overall auto industry? i'll reveal it. avon has been in business for 125 years but history hasn't done much for the stock. i'm sitting down the ceo to see if this iconic american brand can rise again. and while most of its competitors are struggling with u.s. store growth, starbucks seems to be putting it up in spades. so why did the company take a hit after earnings?
sheri mccoy. i hate to be a because kill after the market's second decent day in a row but keeping you in touch with reality is a key part of my job and right now even though averages are moving higher, we're seeing disturbing signs that a hugely important industry -- the automobile business -- could be peaking here in the united states. remember i've been warning about a peak in the oil seconder since the federal reserve started tighten last month because higher interest rates make it more difficult and expensive to get financing when you're trying to buy a new car. what's really worrisome is
nation's largest auto dealers, that's autonation and carmax which have seen their stocks plummet 23.5% and 15% respectively just since the new year began. those are precipitous declines and they suggest the market has reached a verdict on whether the auto business has peaked, finding it guilty of all charges. why am i so concerned about the weakness in these stocks? let's consider these companies. autonation is america's largest automobile retailer: 340 franchises, 15 sates selling both new and used vehicles. carmax is the top used car salesman in the country with 158 locations in 76 different markets, although they have a smaller new car operation. now what makes the recent declines in these two stocks so disconcerting is that for ages autonation and carmax were total market darlings. they had massive year runs,
its 2008 lows to its peak last spring and carmax soared about 1,200% over roughly the same period. for years these stocks spent so much time on the new high list they could have applied for citizenship. [ rim shot ] the source of their strength? simple. total new car sales in the united states kept increasing steady each year since 2009 from 10.4 million at the depths of the great recession up to 17.4 million in 2015, a lot of chatter about $18 million. plus with ultra low interest rates during this whole period, consumers were able to get affordable financing in order to buy these cars. but then the stocks of these dealers hit a brick retaining wall. as of today autonation is down 32% from its high last july, carmax plunged 38% from its highest last april. how do we explain these hammerings? let's star with carmax where the stock peaked on april 2 where the stock surged following a blowout quarter.
automobile industry was at its rosiest, the oracle of omaha, warren buffett, recently acquired van tuul group, the nation's fifth largest auto retailer and general motors hit a glorious 14-month high. but within a few months, the bad news started trickling in when carmax reported mid-june, it delivered in-line earnings, not so hot when you consider people come to expect a flat out earnings beat from these guys, along with weaker-than-expected revenues. what a different picture from what we were used to. the average selling price for used vehicles declined by 1.6%. after that quarter, carmax continued its descent and even though the company's beat wall street earnings estimates in september, the sales came in weaker than expected for the second quarter in a row, average selling price of used vehicles declining 1.1%. the straw that broke the camel's back came a month ago when carmax reported its third straight top line miss along with a significant bottom-line miss, too. while used car pricing crept up
total unit slowed dramatically, 3.2% versus 14% the year before. i was astonished. worst of all, carmax's same store sales declined by .8% and ever since the stock has been put through the meat grinder. how about autonation? this fall from grace happened much more recently. autonation performed to outperform the s&p 500 for the first 11 months of 2015. but the company issued its november new vehicle sales report which showed a 6% year over year decline in unit sales. that's hideous when you consider they posted a 14% increase the month before. then all hell broke loose two weeks ago when autonation's new vehicle sales report for december came out. even though the company posted a 9% increase in the number of cars sold, the real news here was that autonation was making less money per car. as management announced their
show a $250 to $300 decline in gross profit per vehicle for new and used cars. that was a huge deal as it represents a 12% decline in gross profit from new car, 16% decline from used cars. mike jackson said, and i'll quote here "the fourth quarter industry sales environment was more push versus pull." in layman's terms he told us it got harder to sell new cars in the fourth quarter which is why the company slashed its prices. no wonder the stock plunged 10.5% that day and it slid another 10% in the two weeks since then. my point is not that you need to sell autonation to carmax, that's not what we're talking about because the stocks have been crushed to the point where they've become cheap. no, i'm trying to show you the weakness these two auto retailers are seeing likely reflects a peek in the broader auto sales market. we know from carmax that the used car business is slowing pretty substantially and used car sales tend to be a good leading indicator for new car sales and the aggressive price cutting that autonation needed to do in order to keep selling
suggests the united states is difficult market for the auto makers. if inventories pile up as the dealers find themselves in a more push than pull environment, companies like autonation will likely find themselves ordering few new vehicles from the manufacturers and at a certain point they'll likely use the lower retail selling prices as a reason to demand lower prices from the auto makers themselves. here's the bottom line -- based on the weakness in autonation and carmax, it's hard not to conclude the auto business has peaked in the u.s. with every additional rate hike from the fed, things will get worse. no wonder the stocks of ford and general motors can't catch a break in this environment, even though i think the stock of gm is too cheap to sell and, in fact, you're getting an opportunity to buy it and put it away because of that 5.2% dividend yield the company is paying you to wait until the rest of the world gets better to compensate for the nation's slowdown here in the u.s. mike in california. mike? >> caller: hey, jim. blue marlin booyah from southern california, thanks to el nino
your knowledge. really appreciate it. >> thanks for saying that, man, tough week so we want to come to play on friday. what's going on? >> caller: thank you. jim, i'm in deep, down 45% on htz, do i hold until hertz equipment rental splits off or do i put on the life jacket and bail out? >> not down here, no. i'm not going to count on them selling the stock at 9. it's too low. and thank you for those kind comments, mike but at nine bucks i can't tell you to bail out. no way. let's go to stan in florida. stan? >> caller: hey, jim. this is stan. thank you for all your advice over the years, been following you for years. >> oh, thank you. >> caller: i'm also a mechanic, i do all the work myself and i shop at three different auto parts stores, autozone, advance auto and o'reilly. which do you think has the best? >> auto zone because they buy back the stock.
would by half then after that i would buy another half after they report because sometimes you get that little downturn before they can come in and start buying stocks, that's what you want to do. i like the stock of azo. all right, i hate to be a buzz kill on a dale like today, but i think it's fair to say to the auto business in the u.s. has peaked and it can get worse if the fed continues to raise rates. avon has been anything but beautiful lately. down 30% year to date. drastic makeover or are the shares undervalued? i have the ceo. then from one coffee shop in 1971 to 22,000 locations around the globe, starbucks has become a cultural phenomenon. but is its global footprint rattling investors? i'm digging deeper into the company's latest earnings and your calls rapid fire in tonight's edition of the lightning round. here in the city, parking is hard to find. seems like everyone drives. and those who do should switch to geico
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what will it take for avon, direct seller of cosmetics and personal care products to turn itself around? this stock has been stuck in a long-term down trend, off 80% in the last two years and down 70% in the last 12 months. no question avon faces atop of challenges. your stock doesn't get to $2 a change if everything is a cakewalk and the company's sales decline by 22%. however, sheri mccoy is doing
last month we learned a private equity firm is investing $435 million if the company for 16.6% stake and avon is selling more than 80% of its ailing north american division for $170 million which will allow the company to focus on its lucrative international business. plus, yesterday avon announced plans to cut $350 million in annual operating costs and used those savings to help grow the business. but is it enough. let's check in with sheri mccoy, the ceo of avon products to get a better sense of where her company is headed. ms. mccoy, welcome to "mad money." please have a seat. >> thank you. >> it's been a rough road but you were j & j and now you've been trying to turn it around. why should we go in at two bucks and change and buy the stock from avon? >> we have a great transformation plan. we have cerberus partnership which allows to separate north america which has been a challenge that we've had and put the focus and funding that the
around. at the same time we have funding and resources and focus for the international business. and if you look at the underlying performance of the international business and constant dollar revenue, what you see is 3% growth in 2015. so our local markets, our top ten markets, we have terrific products and i think we have been beleaguered by some fx so we're continuing to manage that focusing on taking cost out and prices as we can do that. >> viewers -- some viewers know you have a big debt position. you owe a lot of money and you've been burning cash. will you be able to change? because a stock is at $2 because it's got credit issues. >> one of the things that we get with the cerberus relationship and partnership is they will invest $435 million into the parent company. that allows us to reinvest and pay down debt. >> there are a couple things you're doing that i think are very exciting. you've changed the advertising.
way that leadership hadn't done before but the countries you're doing it in, geez, a major spotlight on brazil and turkey and latin america. these are tough places to do business. >> in the short term there are some challenges. but if you look at the brazilian beauty market, women love beauty. i mean, everywhere in the world women love beauty and we're in it for the long term. we're growing our representative base. women are still coming in, they love the products, they want the earnings opportunity so if you look at the health of the brand, it's still very strong. is it easy to do business there? no. but at the end of the day we believe this will turn around and in the long term the currencies will shift. >> brazil -- i follow the real a lot because i believe brazil is going to have political upheaval. if there is political upheaval or the real gets weaker, won't that be a tough story for avon? >> women are still looking for jobs and money. >> that's a good point. >> so in some ways it's helpful. people need the opportunity to
>> >> the united states and north america, why were they so much tougher? >> i think one of the challenges we've had over the years in north america is we were slow to innovate meaning from a technology perspective. making it easier for people to do business. so we're investing in social media, new it systems. if you saw the investor day yesterday we talked about turkey, everything is b-to-b. >> and there's a tremendous deck. it's very big, don't be intimidated because the print is large. let's talk about you personally. you were the executive at j & j, top. and avon has been such a tough story, j and j, it's one of the last aaa balance sheets in the whole world. avon tough balance sheet. j and j consistent cash. here it's been stock going down, down, down. how do you everyday say this is going to turn?
is the representative base. we have six million representatives -- >> six? >> six million. >> but there's big churn. >> there's big churn but what i showed yesterday was 60% of women are with us for more than 18 months so we have people that have built their whole livelihood on avon so i feel very responsible for that and at the same time responsible to shareholders. and i believe in the model. i believe in the products and i believe in the opportunity and so that gives me the energy each and everyday to make sure i'm doing the right things. >> speaking of right things, avon 39, you should talk about it. this is something that's really important. >> avon 39 is our breast cancer walk in the u.s. and we are in 54 countries with the avon breast cancer initiative. we over the past several years have been able to donate about a billion dollars and it was money raised by representatives. they go out, sell products and a portion of what they get they reinvest and get their friends to invest. but it was a cause that was started by representatives.
violence. how do we make sure that we get this community of women globally to invest and support these causes? >> last question, there's another company, herbalife, it's been targeted. people say tough things about it. why does this model work? >> because people want -- they want to be entrepreneurs. they want financial independence. they want to do what they want to do and build their own business. that's an opportunity whether it's avon or herbalife, they have the opportunity. >> excellent. it's a tough one but you're a straight shooter. sheri. $2 stock, please go through this deck. it will explain a lot about what's happening in the future. "mad money" is back after the break. ah, lilly. she pretty much lives in her favorite princess dress. and she's not exactly tidy. even if she gets a stain she'll wear it for a week straight. so i use tide to get out those week old stains and
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>> caller: hi, jim. jim, my question is what's the deal with cisco? >> you know, look, i think the ceo is doing a good job, he'll score prices but the problem is that i think the yield is good and the stock is rock bottom. nancy in california. nancy. >> caller: hi, there. >> yo. >> caller: i bought regenron. >> and you're going to keep it! it's bankable. the stock is down but it's a wild card market for biotech. dominick in new york. dominick? >> caller: yes, jim. booyah. >> booyah. >> caller: altria -- >> that yield is safe at 4%, 3. 8%. i don't like to recommend tobacco stocks but i think it's good for the long term but i'm not a fan of tobacco stocks. barbara in california, barbara. >> caller: hi there, jim. i purchased 3d systems in -- >> no, come on! sell. joe in california.
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hand-wringing and whining about a strong dollar and uncertain global economic environment. the guidance was spot on. the sum total of numbers splendid versus any other retailer i follow. yet shareholders last night and early this morning dumped the stock furiously because of two unexpected negatives, softer sales from europe after the paris tragedy and a slowdown in chinese growth from the 6% rate analysts were looking to 5%. is that one percentage point from 6 to 5 miss from their own expectations, not the company's, caused a wholesale rethink of starbucks's chinese efforts given the recent weakness in the overall china economy. when i interviewed howard schultz, the chairman and ceo of starbucks this morning, i tried to put the negatives in context by asking questions about each of them. i thought he answered the queries in a way that exposed today's selloff as an opportunity.
back since the european tragedy, but we didn't see the comeback in the quarter they. howard is taking a long view of china. noting the consumer is being empowered and company sales are strong as it continues to open more than one store a day in what will be the company's largest market. just watch this clip. >> the future of starbucks coffee company in china and globally has never been stronger. the brand never been more relevant and this is a long-term story that probably if you look at our peer group not only was in the restaurant and retail sector but any bricks and more retailer around the world. who's putting up 4% global traffic, 8% globally, 9% in the u.s. and 5% in asia? it's unheard of. >> beyond that, schultz said the company never gave guidance in china in the first place and anyone who believes their business in china isn't on fire is dead wrong. that's where the disconnect
it seems like every year analysts doubt the strength of this company. i can recall a period when critics told them that the u.s. was saturated with too many that has to have his head examined. especially when i can't find half of what starbucks delivered in the u.s. we have too few starbucks stores, clearly, and if anything the technology howard has introduced allowed the company to handle more of the traffic than anyone thought possible. second, i can remember when stuck's european numbers softened with the financial crisis a few years ago. howard came on squawk on the street and told us european weakness would be a blip and the company would come back and that's what happened. it was a sensational buying opportunity. then when we got a bead on the slowdown story, schultz told you not to worry, that starbucks would be fine in china. few believed and the stock fell from 40s to the 30s over a few weeks time. looking back, it was another terrific buying opportunity. finally two years ago the price of coffee spiked to more than
everyone seemed to fret the java increase would hurt the bottom line. schultz told you it was a minor cost and starbucks was well hedged. didn't matter, in incompetent thing you know, coffee prices got pummelled and you never saw a hiccup in the company's earnings. guess what? buying opportunity. schultz developed new consumers products, expanded with consistency around the globe and employ add fly wheel like methodology where the company's strength worldwide fed on itself and accelerated when so many believed it would stall out. it's true that the stock rallied 40% last year which left starbucks ripe for profit taking in the wake of this quarter support so stocks initial decline finished up 14 cents. it has to be put into context. it's time to start trust howard schultes. you know what? maybe it's simply a gift that keeps giving. a one time bargain every year where you can buy the stock of
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all right, two up days are very good but the one thing that did happen is we're losing the oversold condition that i think triggered this whole move both in oil and stocks. as they go higher, sellers will appear. i think we'll tell the tale on wednesday when the fed speaks and i don't want you to be greedy. sell a little ahead of that meeting. there's always a bull market somewhere, i promise to find it just for you on "mad money." i'm jim cramer. see you monday!ight on 1st look, wee tting out of dodge. is it riding time? woman 1: it's riding time. [horse snorting] (voiceover): we're hitting the slopes. do you want to put your goggles down? (voiceover): setting up shop in the sand. i feel like, free and beautiful. love it. (voiceover): and soaring to new heights.