Cramer's Stop Trading!: GM, Ford, Verizon

On his Monday Stop Trading! segment on CNBC, Jim Cramer says that Ford has had a fantastic quarter and that its credit ratings will continue to improve.
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- On his Monday Stop Trading! segment on CNBC, Jim Cramer said Ford (F) - Get Report has had a fantastic quarter and that its credit ratings will continue to improve.

Cramer added that he likes Ford's preferred stock because of its "gigantic" dividend.

However, "If you're a shareholder, you'd like to see unions take a much smaller slice of the pie," Cramer said. "A big open question that needs to be addressed is labor."

Meanwhile, Cramer refered to Ford rival

GM

as a China play. GM's chief executive, Ed Whitacre, "is a no-nonsense guy that you want to bank with," Cramer said. At the same time, "

Ford CEO Alan

Mulally is the best turnaround artist." He marveled at how two of the best CEOs in America are now in Detroit.

Two telecom stocks Cramer likes right now include

Verizon

(VZ) - Get Report

and

AT&T

(T) - Get Report

, which are "both doing very well."

"I'm a Verizon user, so I'll get the Droid," Cramer said. "While there is envy with the iPhone, the Droid is just blowing off the shelves." Verizon, he added, had a "fantastic" quarterly earnings conference call. "The numbers were beautiful."

Cramer also said that

United Technologies

had a great quarter and that

FedEx

(FDX) - Get Report

had an "interesting" one. The company raised its guidance, Cramer noted, which partly indicates that the mood, particularly in Europe, has improved.

Tech stocks that Cramer recommended included

VMware,

(VMW) - Get Report

, which is "just on fire ... they think that Ireland was very strong for them; France was strong for them."

"I think that VMware had one of the best quarters in this whole earnings period. They are what growth is all about," Cramer said. Furthermore,

Cirrus Logic

(CRUS) - Get Report

is "busting through here."

On Monday, Cramer noted the strength of the metering business, pointing out that big players in this business include

Honeywell

(HON) - Get Report

and

Eaton

(ETN) - Get Report

.

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-- Reported by Andrea Tse in New York

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