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Cramer: Alphabet the shining star of FANG

Cramer: Alphabet the shining star of FANG

As the market ramped up on Tuesday, money finally flowed back into the once-loved growth names of FANG — Jim Cramer's acronym that stands for Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google-parent Alphabet.

"Google is the one that is most intriguing. I know the company's stock seems vulnerable as it missed on both the top and the bottom line. I still think there is so much low-hanging fruit here, though," the "Mad Money" host said.

With the combination of a weaker dollar and a large cash position, Cramer suspects that Alphabet's numbers could go much higher if it had a huge buyback or smart acquisition to spark growth.

I think Amazon's Jeff Bezos will always find something, some growth opportunity worth spending money on.
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FANG stocks (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google) apps on a smartphone.
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Cramer knows it is tough to value Alphabet since it failed to meet estimates. But he doesn't doubt that Alphabet could come roaring back if it demonstrated discipline with spending and acceleration in advertising.

"I think both could potentially be in store for shareholders the next time the company reports," Cramer said.

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Facebook and Amazon were also real standouts on Tuesday, and despite rumors that Facebook suppressed conservative viewpoints on its site, Cramer found that far-fetched. Either way, the rumors were a non-story when it came to earnings, which is what matters to shareholders.

As for Amazon, research firm Bernstein put a $1,000 price tag on the stock, which sent it soaring above $700 for an all-time high. Bernstein believed that Amazon's platform is so robust that as spending declines, it will soon have higher profits than anyone could imagine.

"I question the rationale here. I think Amazon's Jeff Bezos will always find something, some growth opportunity worth spending money on," Cramer said.

Netflix was a real head-scratcher for Cramer. It's most recent quarter was a disappointing, and the stock is down 19 percent for the year. At these levels, Cramer found the risk-reward to be good for the company. And if numbers increase, the stock could really take off. But if the numbers soften, Cramer thinks it won't matter that much.

So, out of the four FANG stocks, only Alphabet is classically cheap on a near-term scale. Cramer thinks Netflix is still very expensive, Amazon depends on whether Bernstein is right, and Facebook could turn out to be a lot cheaper in the future than it looks right now.

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