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[video] Jim Cramer Quick Take: Thoughts on Krispy Kreme, eBay and Yum! Brands

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- There are many stocks making headlines this week, and TheStreet's Jim Cramer has thoughts on them, starting with Krispy Kreme (KKD).

Cramer likes the stock, but its recent performance has not been good.  TheStreet's Herb Greenberg has been spot on with the stock in Real Money that same-store sales are decreasing rather than accelerating, Cramer noted. If that's the case, Cramer thinks the situation is very "worrisome." 

Turning to eBay (EBAY), he acknowledged that it used to be a stock in the Action Alerts PLUS portfolio but it proved too difficult to own. 

He added that Evercore Partners downgraded the stock. The analyst has dependable insight into the company and Cramer recommended investors avoid the stock. 

Finally, he called Yum! Brands (YUM) a buy near $72, pending some freak bird flu problem in China -- something that has plagued the company in the past. 

He concluded that he is a believer in CEO David Novak and suggested the stock isn't as bad as many investors think.

-- Written by Bret Kenwell in Petoskey, Mich.

Bret Kenwell currently writes, blogs and also contributes to Robert Weinstein's Weekly Options Newsletter. Focuses on short-to-intermediate-term trading opportunities that can be exposed via options. He prefers to use debit trades on momentum setups and credit trades on support/resistance setups. He also focuses on building long-term wealth by searching for consistent, quality dividend paying companies and long-term growth companies. He considers himself the surfer, not the wave, in relation to the market and himself. He has no allegiance to either the bull side or the bear side.

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