Cramer: This Week of Earnings Will Tell Us Just About Everything We Need to Know

There's no glossing over it. The big story today is a proxy fight for the right to a seat at one of the best-known companies in the world, Procter & Gamble (PG) . Nelson Peltz, an engaged investor we have often highlighted, wants a seat at the table of the giant consumer-products company in order to shake things up because the stock has underperformed its group and the stock market over any reasonable period of time. For the life of me, I don't understand, given how well companies have done once he joins a board, why they don't let him in.

The issue is, given how hard Procter & Gamble's management has worked to improve, you have to wonder how much Peltz can add. My feeling: Buy the stock, you've just gotten still one more way to win as the uglier this gets, the more shareholders stand to gain....1215 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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