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Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Checking You Twice

In response to a question about other investment plays in Asia, Cramer said he likes Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MTU - Get Report) and Toyota Motor (TM - Get Report).


Cramer said an article in the Sunday New York Times could have been big for the stock of OraSure Technologies (OSUR) if only it hadn't appeared in the Style section, which most Wall Street analysts don't read.

OraSure has an at-home, 20-minute HIV test, said Cramer, which could be available over the counter within 12 months if it is approved for home use by the FDA. The test is currently used in clinics, and sales have grown 90% year over year for the past two quarters, he said.

The possibility that OraSure's test could be sold over the counter has been public information for a while now, said Cramer, but "people trade on buzz." So, buy the stock before the buzz starts.

Airgas (ARG) CEO Peter McCausland joined Cramer by telephone to talk about Airgas' stock buyback and outlook.

McCausland said his company is buying back stock because "it's a good value." Even with the buyback, Airgas has "plenty of firepower to continue making acquisitions, which we intend to do," he said, and plenty of capital for capital expenditures.

Cramer asked about Airgas' ability to implement price increases.

McCausland said that two or three years ago, Airgas was in a very tough pricing environment. But, customers now are more receptive to price increases, he said. "It's a good environment to be an Airgas shareholder."

Cramer summed up the interview saying of Airgas, "I don't want to trade it. I want to own it." Looking out to 2006 and 2007, the stock is "really 14 times two-years-from-now's earnings. That's my kind of stock."

To view Cramer's interview with McCausland, click here .

Lightning Round


Cramer was bullish on NitroMed (NTMD), Amgen (AMGN), Powerwave Technologies (PWAV), Chesapeake Energy (CHK), PetroQuest Energy (PQUE), Ameritrade (AMTD), National City (NCC), Commerce Bancshares (CBSH), Commerce Bancorp (CBH), JDS Uniphase (JDSU), Brown & Brown (BRO), Pixar (PIXR), Broadcom (BRCM) and PPG Industries (PPG).


Cramer was bearish on Cell Genesys (CEGE), World Fuel Services (INT), Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR), Southwest Airlines (LUV), Equitable Resources (EQT), Constellation Brands (STZ), Atmel (ATML), Checkpoint Systems (CKP), Under Armour (UARM) and Research In Motion (RIMM).

For more of Cramer's commentary during the Lightning Round, click here .

1. Pigs Get Slaughtered 2. It's OK to Pay the Taxes
3. Don't Buy All at Once 4. Buy Damaged Stocks
5. Diversify to Control Risk 6. Do Your Homework
7. Don't Panic 8. Buy Best-of-Breed
9. Defend Some Stocks 10. Don't Bet on Bad Stocks
11. Own Fewer Names 12. Cash Is for Winners
13. No Regrets 14. Expect Corrections
15. Know Bonds 16. Don't Subsidize Losers
17. No Room for Hope 18. Be Flexible
19. Quit When Execs Do 20. Patience Is a Virtue
21. Be a TV Critic 22. When to Wait 30 Days
23. Beware the Hype 24. Explain Your Picks
25. Find the Bull Market

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At the time of publication, Cramer was long Ameritrade Holding and Commerce Bancorp.

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