Lightning Round: Sam Adams, MetLife, Monsanto and More
Boston Beer : Beer companies face a somewhat challenging environment with raw costs so high, but SAM deserves to be higher than it is, Cramer said. He thinks it bounces back.
Research In Motion : See that lone green arrow in a sea of red?Cramer called RIM a “beacon.” But the stock is so hot that investors should wait for a better entry point before buying, he said.
Monsanto : The agriculture complex is still doing well and MON is leading the charge, but wait until it pulls back a couple of points before getting in, Cramer said.
Delta Petroleum : Cramer thinks XTO Energy, Devon and Apache are all better.
Excel Maritime : The shippers are too volatile to recommend right now, Cramer said. Let EXM come in a bit.
MetLife : While MET is good, Cramer has come to one conclusion after doing homework on the insurers: Prudential is the best. It has become “the rock” of the insurance names and simply has the safest portfolio, he said.
Sandisk : “Don’t buy.” Cramer thinks Intel and Microsoft are both better tech plays.
Charter : “Sell, sell, sell!” Charter is a “virtual train wreck,” said Cramer. While none of the cable names are good, Charter is particularly bad.
Athena Health : Any cost-containment health care play gets Cramer’s blessing. UnitedHealth is a good one, too.
Jim's charitable trust owns UnitedHeath and XTO Energy.
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