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Cramer's 'Mad Money Lightning Round': News You Can Use

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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:

Empire Resources: "If it gets to 40, SellSellSell."

Hexcel: "We nailed the composite materials market nine ways to Sunday." Cramer said Hexcel was headed to 26.

Spartan Stores: "Ninth best of breed." Cramer said that if you want to be in food services, go with Sysco.

Qwest: Cramer says buy this one and LVLT and hold them to 10.

Matria: "I'm not giving up on Matria. ... I think the next quarter is going to be terrific."

Netease: "I give you Baidu."

Ashland: "I'm sending you to Eastman Chemical."

Lightbridge: "Swap out of Lightbridge and get into First Data."

Medtronic: "Just smack in the middle of the absolute health care bear market. Medtronic is simply a Don'tBuy."

News Corp.: "The first media company that will be known as a dot-com media company. I believe in ... They [News] just announced a monster buyback. News Corp. is two thumbs up, way up. And make mine, Cuervo."

Union Pacific: "An unbelievable ethanol play, which is why it didn't go down tonight. ... Stay in it if you own it, let it come in if you want to buy it."

Lightning Round

Cramer was bullish on: Sysco (SYY - Get Report), KFX (KFX), Qwest Communications (Q - Get Report), Level-3 Communications (LVLT - Get Report),   Hexcel (HXL - Get Report), Matria Healthcare (MATR - Get Report), Baidu (BIDU - Get Report), Eastman Chemical (EMN - Get Report), First Data (FDC), News Corp. (NWS.A)   and   Union Pacific (UNP - Get Report).  


Cramer was bearish on:   Empire Resources (ERS),   Spartan Stores (SPTN), (NTES),   Ashland (ASH),   Lightbridge (LTBG)   and Medtronic (MDT).  

*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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