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When the market is crap, defensive stocks will hang tough.Diversification is the key, Jim recommends food and drug stocks.
reports it numbers on Monday.
Smithfield Foods is mean company. The like to make money, not friends. As Jim put it, they like to kick thier competitors when they are down. The pork company recently bought Sara Lee because they were in a tough spot and got the copmany for $300 million less than the originally had planned. They also bought Cook's Ham for $260 million. However, the company had $330 million is sales last year. The parent company, Con Agra is in trouble and if that keeps up, Smithfield could buy Con's other divisions for less than it is worth.
Recently, J.C. Penney reported great numbers.
Abercrombie & Fitch came out with 4% decrease in same-store sales.
Guess which stock went down?Wrong. JC Penny's stock fell becuase it's all about expectations. And their 'upside' had already been priced into the stock. Cramer feels it is a great stock, but...