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ACT Now on Chattem

If Chattem’s first-quarter results were any indication, the company’s Icy Hot problems are a thing of the past.

Forget about meeting expectations. Chattem announced better-than-expected profits when it reported first-quarter numbers April 8. CEO Zan Guerry attributed the beat to strong performance from brands like Gold Bond, ACT mouthwash, Cortizone-10, even Icy Hot.

Five new products – such as a melts-in-your-mouth sleeping tab – coming in the next few months should add more to the stock.

Chattem’s flush with cash, too, it seems. Guerry said he plans to use the extra $100 million the company has for acquisitions.

Here’s a stock that performs during tough markets. With the Icy Hot drama behind Chattem and the share price down a bit Wednesday, Cramer recommended pulling the trigger on CHTT.

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