Jim Cramer Stock Watch: December 16th Stock Picks

Jim Cramer made the following calls on December 16th, 2011. What do you think about his picks?

  1. ZAGG Incorporated (NASDAQ:ZAGG): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. The stock closed at $9.35, its 52-week high is $17.10, and its 52-week low is $6.23. About the company: Zagg Incorporated designs, manufactures and distribute branded protective coverings, audio accessories and power solutions for consumer electronic and hand-held devices. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  2. United States Steel Corp. (NYSE:X): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. The stock closed at $25.87, its 52-week high is $64.03, and its 52-week low is $18.85. About the company: United States Steel Corporation is an integrated steel producer with production operations in North America and Europe. The Company’s operations include coke production in both North America and Europe and iron ore pellets in North America, transportation services (railroad and barge operations), real estate operations, and engineering and consulting services in North America. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  3. YPF S.A. (NYSE:YPF): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. The stock closed at $32.97, its 52-week high is $55.80, and its 52-week low is $31.00. About the company: YPF Sociedad Anonima explores for, develops, and produces oil and natural gas in South America, the United States, and Indonesia. The Company also refines, markets, transports, and distributes oil and other petroleum products, petroleum derivatives, petrochemicals, and liquid petroleum gas. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  4. Fusion-IO, Inc. (NYSE:FIO): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. The stock closed at $23.07, its 52-week high is $41.74, and its 52-week low is $14.90. About the company: Fusion-io Inc. provides data-centric computing solutions through a storage memory platform for data decentralization. The Company uses an integration of hardware and software solutions to improve datacenter efficiencies and enterprise grade performance. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  5. General Motors Corporation (NYSE:GM): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. The stock closed at $20.15, its 52-week high is $39.48, and its 52-week low is $19.05. About the company: General Motors Co. manufactures and markets new cars and trucks. The Company offers features for special needs drivers, OnStar vehicle protection, service, parts, accessories, maintenance, XM satellite radio, features for commercial owners, and more. General Motors offers its vehicles and services worldwide. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  6. Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. The stock closed at $8.71, its 52-week high is $13.59, and its 52-week low is $7.15. About the company: Southwest Airlines Co. is a domestic airline that provides primarily short-haul, high-frequency, point-to-point service. The Company offers flights throughout the United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  7. Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $16.37, its 52-week high is $18.79, and its 52-week low is $14.05. About the company: Annaly Capital Management Inc. is a real estate investment trust which owns and manages assets and funds on behalf of institutional and individual investors worldwide. The Company manages a portfolio of mortgage backed securities, including mortgage pass through certificates, collaterized mortgage obligations, and other securities. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  8. Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $38.99, its 52-week high is $49.24, and its 52-week low is $29.82. About the company: Nucor Corporation manufactures steel products. The Company’s products include carbon and alloy steel, steel joists, steel deck, cold finished steel, steel grinding balls, steel bearing products, and metal buildingsystems. Nucor also brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals, pig iron and HBI/DRI; supplies ferro-alloys; and processes ferrous and nonferrous scrap. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  9. Paychex Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $29.59, its 52-week high is $33.91, and its 52-week low is $25.12. About the company: Paychex, Inc. provides comprehensive payroll and integrated human resource and employee benefits outsourcing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses in the United States. The Company’s services range from calculating payroll and filing tax payments to administering retirement plans and workers’ compensation. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  10. Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $47.64, its 52-week high is $53.42, and its 52-week low is $31.77. About the company: Red Hat, Inc. develops and provides open source software and services, including the Red Hat Linux operating system. The Company’s Web site offers information and news about open source software and provides an online community of open source software users and developers. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  11. Skullcandy Inc (NASDAQ:SKUL): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. The stock closed at $12.15, its 52-week high is $23.40, and its 52-week low is $11.79. About the company: Skullcandy Inc. sells audio equipment. The Company supplies headphones, gaming headsets, earbuds, and sports buds. Skullcandy also sells apparel and accessories in the United States and Europe. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  12. United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $38.13, its 52-week high is $46.05, and its 52-week low is $32.83. About the company: United Natural Foods, Inc. distributes natural foods and related products. The Company offers natural products consisting of groceries and general merchandise, nutritional supplements, bulk and foodservice products, personal care items, perishables, and frozen foods. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  13. Energy Transfer Partners L.P. (NYSE:ETP): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $45.19, its 52-week high is $55.50, and its 52-week low is $38.08. About the company: Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. owns and operates a diversified portfolio of energy assets. The Company’s operations include natural gas gathering and transportation pipelines, with natural gas treating and processing assets located in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Energy Transfer markets propane from retail locations in various states across the United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  14. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $381.02, its 52-week high is $426.70, and its 52-week low is $310.50. About the company: Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets personal computers and related personal computing and mobile communication devices along with a variety of related software, services, peripherals, and networking solutions. The Company sells its products worldwide through its online stores, its retail stores, its direct sales force, third-party wholesalers, and resellers. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  15. AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. The stock closed at $13.02, its 52-week high is $24.20, and its 52-week low is $12.46. About the company: AllianceBernstein Holding LP is an investment management firm. The Company provides investment management services to U.S. public and private employee benefit plans, foundations, public employee retirement funds, pension funds, endowments, banks, insurance companies and high-net-worth individuals worldwide. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  16. Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. The stock closed at $11.88, its 52-week high is $14.40, and its 52-week low is $10.40. About the company: Activision Blizzard, Inc. publishes, develops, and distributes interactive entertainment software and peripheral products. The Company’s products cover diverse game categories, including action/adventure, action sports, racing, role playing, simulation, first-person action, music-based gaming and strategy. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  17. Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $61.22, its 52-week high is $63.83, and its 52-week low is $44.79. About the company: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. operates a nationwide chain of retail stores. The Company, through its retail stores, sells a wide assortment of merchandise principally including domestics merchandise and home furnishings as well as food, giftware, health and beauty care items and infant and toddler merchandise. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  18. ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. The stock closed at $68.40, its 52-week high is $81.80, and its 52-week low is $58.65. About the company: ConocoPhillips is an international, integrated energy company which operates in several business segments. The Company explores for and produces petroleum, and refines, markets, supplies, and transports petroleum. ConocoPhillips also gathers and processes natural gas, and produces and distributes chemicals and plastics. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  19. Cypress Sharpridge Investments (NYSE:CYS): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. The stock closed at $13.05, its 52-week high is $13.78, and its 52-week low is $10.52. About the company: Cypress Sharpridge Investments, Inc. is a specialty finance company that was created with the objective of achieving consistent risk-adjusted investment income. The Company invests on a leveraged basis exclusively in whole-pool residential mortgage pass-through securities for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

(Note: Pick data are sourced from Thestreet.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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