Lightning Round: Netflix, Citigroup, Exxon Mobil and More

Linn Energy : If natural-gas prices stay low, Cramer said he’d be worried about Linn’s dividend in 2012. So while he likes the company – he called them “the best” – he cautioned investors to watch this stock closely starting a year from now.

Covidien : Stay away from COV, Cramer said.

Netflix : Take profits in NFLX enough to cover your original investment, Cramer said, and then let the rest run.

Citigroup : This stock has been under pressure as the US government unloads its stake in Citigroup, but Cramer thinks the passing of a financial-reform bill should push the share price back up to $5. “It’s a winner,” he said. “Don’t get discouraged.”

IBM : Cramer endorsed starting a position in IBM right now.

EV Energy Partners : This stock is a buy, Cramer said, because he thinks interest rates are going to remain low.

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners : Cramer is bullish on KMP for its growth and its 6.6% dividend yield.

Corning : Cramer can’t get behind GLW right now because there’s no catalyst to push the stock higher.

Exxon Mobil : This is another stock, like Corning, with no catalyst. Cramer recommended instead that investors look for an oil play with a good dividend yield.

Hot Topic : This speculative stock hasn’t performed the way that Cramer expected, but he thinks good things are still ahead. So investors should stock with HOTT. “Retail’s bad right now in this country,” he said. “I think it’ll get better.”

Research in Motion :Apple might be too tough a competitor, Cramer said, for RIMM. So he won’t recommend the stock right now.

When this story published, Cramer's charitable trust owned Apple.

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