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Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Why Are These 4 Stocks Being Punished?


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What are investors to do when the markets turn on their favorite stocks? That was the question Jim Cramer posited to his Mad Money viewers Thursday after four remarkable companies reported great earnings, but saw their stocks clobbered anyway.

So what was it the market didn't like about Alphabet (GOOGL - Get Report) , Visa (V - Get Report) and Starbucks (SBUX - Get Report) , three stocks Cramer owns for his charitable trust, Action Alerts PLUS, along with Microsoft (MSFT - Get Report) ? All three were viewed as "shortfalls," Cramer noted, but in reality they only fell short against unrealistic expectations.

Starbucks always delivers strong earnings, which made today's news just more of the same. Microsoft's earnings were also ho-hum and uninspiring. Visa shareholders ignored that company's strong results and instead focused on its cautious guidance.

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But Cramer said the only truly worrisome earnings came from Alphabet, which failed to deliver the growth we've come to know from the company.

So what should investors do now? Cramer said history has shown us that these great companies always recover. Just let them settle down, then start buying them up.

Executive Decision: Nick Pinchuk

For his "Executive Decision" segment, Cramer sat down with Nick Pinchuk, chairman and CEO of Snap-on (SNA - Get Report) , the automotive and specialty toolmaker.

Pinchuk admitted that Snap-on's oil and gas business and its military sales have been weak over the past few quarters, but he said those business will recovery. Snap-on continues to invest in the energy and military markets...