CNBC’s Jim Cramer breaks down why Wall Street is turning down some high-growth stocks in lieu of other value stocks. The “Mad Money” host sits down with FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia to get insight into what role cybersecurity will play in the 2020 election. Later in the show he takes a look at three high-yield stocks worth owning, gets an update from Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson about a forecast misprint in a press release and berates the impact of machine trading on stock prices.
Wall Street is showing ‘no mercy’ toward growth stocks like Uber, falling in love with value stocks like Kroger
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The real threat to the 2020 election, according to FireEye chief
Kevin Mandia, CEO, FireEye
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But the cybersecurity executive told Cramer that he is less certain when it comes to targeted misinformation campaigns that seek to change people’s minds — and therefore, the way they vote at the ballot box.
“I’m not worried about the vote count. I’m more worried about those influence operations that you don’t even know are happening to you,” Mandia said on “Mad Money.”
Three high-yield stocks to buy
A pedestrian talks on a mobile phone as she walks past a Verizon Wireless retail store in Washington, D.C.
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Twilio CEO assures cloud company is still on track in forecast mea culpa
Jeff Lawson, CEO, Twilio
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Twilio is out to shore up support from shareholders after management made a mistake on its full-year earnings guidance earlier this week.
Shares of the cloud company have fallen about 5.3% since having to offer a mea culpa and correct its 2019 earnings per share forecast to between 12 cents and 13 cents, down from 16 cents and 17 cents as previously stated alongside its third-quarter report.
“The calculation error was a simple math error in the press release for our quarterly earnings,” CEO Jeff Lawson said in a one-on-one interview with Cramer. “We have to make sure to get those things right, and we have instituted additional processes and controls to make sure such an error cannot happen again.”
Machine trading is a ‘travesty’ for the market
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Cramer railed against automated trading that he said is to blame for the unwarranted spikes in a number of cyclical stocks.
Shares of Caterpillar have surged 10% since reporting disappointing third-quarter results and cutting guidance about two weeks ago. Union Pacific and FedEx have both rallied more than $10 in the three trading days of November.
“It’s a rotation based on the idea that the economy’s in better shape than the bears thought,” the host said.
Cramer blamed the errant jumps in the transport stocks on machine trading, calling the buying “robotic.”
Cramer’s lightning round
In Cramer’s lightning round, the “Mad Money” host zips through his thoughts about callers’ favorite stock picks of the day.
Delta: “I like Delta, but I like United more. I got a little less risk there.”
Constellation Brands: “I like Constellation Brands, but you know what, I’ve got to wait for that spiked seltzer. That is what is going to drive the numbers.”
Disclosure: Cramer’s charitable trust owns shares of Twilio and Caterpillar.