When asked about growth, Debenedictis said Aqua America is still investing heavily in infrastructure and will spend over $330 million this year, making it one of the largest buyers of pipes in the country.
Cramer said Aqua America continues to deliver on all fronts -- growth and dividends -- for its shareholders.
What's Driving Tesla?
So what's the real reason that shares of Tesla Motors (TSLA) have been able to rally over 49% in just a single week? Is it the company's highly rated automobiles or its surprise earnings? Cramer said it's neither of those, but a simple market short squeeze.
Cramer said Tesla CEO Elon Musk did everything a CEO should do on the company's conference call to help combat the 40% of its shares that were sold short before its earnings. He said the company beat on earnings, beating even the "high man," the analyst with the highest earnings estimates. Then Tesla announced it's building more cars to meet demand and is making more money on each of those cars its producing.But above all else, Cramer said Musk noted that Tesla is in strong financial shape and therefore won't be doing a secondary offering of stock anytime soon. With so many fund managers betting against the stock, there was simply no place for all of them to hide when the mountain of positive news came out, Cramer explained. Given the fact that brokers retain the right to close out short positions anytime the supply of stock dwindles, many of those managers found their positions being closed at any price possible. It's a classic short squeeze, Cramer explained. That's the only way a stock can be propelled that high, that fast.
Lightning RoundIn the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Southern Company (SO), Dominion Resources (D), Duke Energy (DUK), AOL (AOL), Opko Health (OPK) and Pinnacle Foods (PF). Cramer was bearish on PennyMac Mortgage (PMT).
Executive Decision: Maurice TaylorIn his second "Executive Decision" segment, Cramer sat down with Maurice Taylor, chairman and CEO of Titan International (TWI), the agricultural tire company that delivered earnings 1 cent a share shy of expectations on revenue up 24% year over year. Taylor said he remains upbeat on both Brazil and Russia because both of those countries have the land mass, the people and the desire to mechanize their farming industries. That compares to a country like China, he said, that despite its best efforts still only has three tractors per 1,000 farmers. Taylor also spoke on the political state of affairs here in the U.S. He said our country is no longer controlled by people who take charge but by politicians who do nothing but talk and take no action. He said our country is full of hard-working, middle-class tradesmen and women who are eager to go to work and earn a living, yet our country gives favored nation status to countries like China and lets them do whatever they want. When asked to name a country that's doing things right politically, Taylor named Switzerland as a small but efficient country that takes care of its labor force. No one beats America, however, once we get out of our own way, he concluded. Cramer remains bullish on Titan.
Off the ChartsIn the "Off The Charts" segment, Cramer went head to head with colleague Toni Hansen over the charts of Atlas Pipeline (APL) and Enbridge Energy (EEP), two oil pipeline MLPs with dividend yields of 6.1% and 7.2%, respectively. According to Hansen's analysis, after two years of trading sideways the chart of Atlas now shows a classic cup and handle pattern, meaning a rally is close at hand. She indicated that once clear of the $40 resistance level, this stock should be off to $45 and even $50 a share. Atlas displayed a similar pattern between 2001 and 2003, she noted. Enbridge Energy also displayed a similar pattern, with two waves of corrections that formed a bullish "W" pattern. She noted that this stock, too, is poised for a breakout to the upside and would be a buy above $30 a share. Cramer said he agrees with Hansen's research, saying the the fundamentals in the oil and gas business in America remain strong. To watch replays of Cramer's video segments, visit the Mad Money page on CNBC. -- Written by Scott Rutt in Washington, D.C. To email Scott about this article, click here: Scott Rutt Follow Scott on Twitter @ScottRutt or get updates on Facebook, ScottRuttDC
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