Nine years ago today Google started trading as a public company with the IPO pricing at $85. On Monday shares closed at $865 – a gain of more than 900%.
"As terrific as Google's percent gain has been since its IPO 9 years ago, it's been dwarfed by the performance of nine other stocks in the S&P 500," Cramer said.
Those 9 stocks follow along with Cramer's insights on whether they're good investments today.
9. At number 9 is Cabot Oil & Gas, which has rallied 1,034% since the Google IPO. "This is a play on the strength of its assets in the Marcellus shale. Cabot's been the most prolific producer of natural gas from this largely Pennsylvania dominated field," Cramer said. On June 25th, Cramer profiled this company in the Mad Money Invest in America series.
8. Salesforce.com is the next best performer at 1,341%. "The stock's been marking time here, but it's been a real bad idea to bet against CEO Marc Benioffand I don't think that's changed," Cramer said.
7. Intuitive Surgical has rallied 1,445% since the Google IPO. "I don't have much comment on ISRG other than you should read my colleague Herb Greenberg's stuff on CNBC.comas he's nailed the issue nine ways to Sunday. I never go against a Greenberg red-flag and this time's no different."
6. The next winner is Netflix, which has rallied 1,533% since Google came public. I think Netflix is still a buy," Cramer said, "but if you establish a new position in Netflix know that the stock is very xpensive."