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Stock Soars 3,000% In Last Decade

Southwestern Energy, a natural gas exploration and production company, saw its stock soar more than 3,000 percent in the last 10 years. Last year, on the other hand, SWN was one of the worst performing stocks in the S&P 500.

So what happened?

While Southwestern itself is a well-run business, Cramer said Thursday, it's in a bad business. It has 100 percent exposure to nat gas, which has been a poorly performing commodity, as of late. To cope with the struggling nat gas business, other companies have become involved with oil drilling. Southwestern decided to stick with nat gas, though. Cramer thinks the decision could pay off in 2011, sending the stock soaring once again.

To learn more about what's ahead for this Houston-based company, Cramer welcomed CEO Steve Mueller onto "Mad Money." Watch the video to see the complete interview.

When this story was published, Cramer's charitable trust owned Southwestern Energy.

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