Mad Money

Lightning Round: McDonald's, Walgreen, Nucor and More


SPX : SPX needs a stronger economy to work, Cramer said. So this stock’s a don’t buy for now.

Kraft Foods : Cramer is bullish on Kraft for the long term. Strong management and a good dividend make this stock a winner, he said.

Quanta Services : This a classic Obama play, Cramer said, referring to the president-elect’s plans for improving alternative-energy sources in the U.S.

Lightning Round

Crosstex Energy : Cramer doesn’t trust the dividend, he said. Go with Anadarko instead if you want a natural gas play.

Walgreen : Sell, sell, sell, Cramer said. Drug stores are a tough business right now.

Chipotle : Cramer would rather see investors in McDonald’s .

Pre-Paid Legal : Don’t buy, Cramer said. He thinks PPD’s business model is “questionable.”

Ingersoll-Rand : Cramer thinks IR’s next quarter will disappoint, so sell this stock. Wait for it to come down after the resultant sell-off before buying. Cramer said it could drop to $16 from its present level of $20.

AK Steel : Cramer won’t recommend AK Steel, even at $11. But if Nucor pulls back to the low $30s, the stock might be worth buying.

Allied Capital : The last thing investors need with all the problems in banking, Cramer said, is a leveraged financial company. Sell ALD.

Jim's charitable trust owns Quanta Services.

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