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Cramer's 'Mad Money Lightning Round': Sonic Boom

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Here's what Jim Cramer had to say about some of the stocks that callers offered up during the "Mad Money Lightning Round" Thursday evening:

Vodafone (VOD): "You know I like Vodafone. ... I like Unilever (UL), I like Nestle, I like Siemens (SI) ... I like Verizon (VZ)."

LHC Group (LHCG): "I think that group is challenged by, of all things, along with the economy slowing, it costs a lot of money for ... acute patient care. I'm not with it, sorry."

Broadcom (BRCM - Get Report): "It's just challenged. I'm trying to get my arms around it. ... [I can't find a play] for Broadcom."

Sirius (SIRI - Get Report): "I think the merger happens in the first quarter! ... You're going to get 6 dollars ... six bucks, then we're done."

Hologic (HOLX - Get Report): "Diagnostics is just the best business in the world, along with Inverness Med (IMA). ... We just thought the world of the deal, so we're ... gonna rerecommend. ... We like Cytec (CYT), we like Hologic. ... This is an absolute BuyBuyBuy." Cramer owns Hologic for Action Alerts PLUS .

First Cash Financial Services (FCFS): "I bought it for Russell rebalancing ... [but] the stock continues to ramp. ... [The company] provides risk management. ... You know I've always been behind CME (CME) ... and this one is right along with that."

Best Buy (BBY - Get Report): "Even though I said they have too many aisles devoted to CDs ... Best Buy is best in show. ... Circuit City (CC) seems to me ... to be falling apart. ... I don't like Best Buy as much as 52-week-high Costco (COST - Get Report)."

Sonic (SONC - Get Report): "I think you did right. ... I reread the Cracker Barrel (CBRL) conference call. It was really positive [but] Sonic is a buyback stock. ... I reiterate: I like that stock very much."

Diamond Offshore (DO): "Diamond Offshore is a terrific company. ... I don't like it as much as RIG ( Transocean (RIG - Get Report). ... Maybe you take a little off the table, but that is a great company."

Centex (CTX): "They've raised too much capital. ... I'm just gonna give it a Don'tBuy. ... Sell it on the way up that's gonna be my mantra the whole way. ... I don't want you to stick with Centex in the long term."

*For all you home-gamers, a 'mon-back opportunity means Cramer would back up the figurative truck and load up on a stock.

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At the time of publication, Cramer was long Hologic and Transocean.

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