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Cramer's lightning round: The case for buying the best-of-breed stock of UnitedHealth

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  • It's that time again! "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer rang the lightning round bell, which means he gave his take on callers' favorite stocks at rapid speed.

Evolent Health: "It's a good platform but you know what? [When] I come back to that group, I always come back to [the idea] that you have to buy the best of breed that's large-cap in it, which I am going to say would be UnitedHealth. Now, you could say, wait a second, that doesn't have it, but if you look at Optum, then you will say it does. Buy some UnitedHealth. "

Idexx Laboratories: "You've got to hold on. This stock is a total horse. It's one of the best-acting stocks. I'd put it right up there, really, with Illumina, which is another great one – these kind of testing companies for anything genetic, anything biological, even if it is dogs and cats. Idexx, go buy some more. Pay off your basis, but do it. "

Western Gas Partners LP: "I think that these stocks are now undervalued. The one I've been looking at is DCP Midstream. That yields 7 percent and they just bumped the dividend. So I think you're in the right spot and I'm willing to go with you. "

Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.: "I totally agree with you. I think the device sector is good. And another one that [Stephanie Link] and I like very much is Abbott. "

Triton International: "Good yield. I like the containers. I'm not crazy about them, but it's a good yield and I'm OK."

Watch the full lightning round here:
Cramer's lightning round: The case for buying the best-of-breed stock of UnitedHealth

Disclosure: Cramer's charitable trust owns shares of Abbott Laboratories.

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