Jim Cramer's Portfolios of the Week

These are the stocks Cramer's been talking about lately.
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Jim Cramer feels that short-sellers could now be on the run, after Lehman Brothers (LEH) was able to raise $4 billion through a preferred stock offering. Recently, Cramer found opportunity in stocks that benefit from Lehman's offering, natural gas stocks and stocks with a major theme.

Here are some Cramer highlights from the past week as aggregated from his "Mad Money" TV show, the "Stop Trading!" segment on

CNBC

and his

RealMoney

blog posts (these posts require a

RealMoney

subscription).

Cramer's Stocks That Benefit From Lehman

: Cramer believes Lehman Brother's preferred offering opens the door for a lot of stocks. In an

April 1 blog post

he wrote, "What's interesting is that there are a bunch of companies that were on life support that now know they can find money given Lehman's oversubscription."

Cramer's Stocks That Benefit From Lehman

include

MasterCard

(MA) - Get Report

and

Intuitive Surgical

(ISRG) - Get Report

among others.

Cramer's Earnings Stock Plays

: Recently, Cramer cautioned investors about being overly bullish for this earnings season. On

last Friday's "Mad Money" show

, Cramer told viewers: "The odds just simply don't favor investors during the few short weeks that most companies report their earnings." However,

Cramer's Earnings Stock Plays

include names like

Apple

(AAPL) - Get Report

and

Kellogg

(K) - Get Report

among others.

Cramer's Tech Stocks That Need a Catalyst

: Cramer feels the technology sector is in dire need of a catalyst to stop the selling. In a

March 31 blog post

he wrote, "It doesn't matter, anything that even comes near the Web goes down indiscriminately and has to be avoided, as advertising in the country is in free fall and taking a big share of declining dollars doesn't cut it."

Cramer's Tech Stocks That Need a Catalyst

include

SanDisk

(SNDK)

and

Rambus

(RMBS) - Get Report

among others.

Cramer's Major Stock Theme Picks

: Cramer thinks investors need to look at stocks that have a major theme in this difficult market. In an

April 3 blog post

he wrote, "Remember natural gas is the best play, if you ask me, and after that is ag."

Cramer's Major Stock Theme Picks

include

El Paso

(EP)

and

Research In Motion

(RIMM)

among others.

Cramer's Banks in Need of a Preferred Offering

: Lehman Brother's ability to raise $4 billion in capital through a preferred offering has Cramer pounding the table for other banks to follow suit. On

Tuesday's "Stop Trading" segment

, Cramer told viewers: "

Wells Fargo

(WFC) - Get Report

needs to raise capital to offset its home equity exposure."

Cramer's Banks in Need of a Preferred Offering

include

Washington Mutual

(WM) - Get Report

.

Cramer's Natural Gas Stock Plays

: Cramer continues to see big opportunity for high-yielding natural gas stocks. On last Friday's "Mad Money" show, Cramer told viewers that

Enterprise Product's

(EPD) - Get Report

6.9% dividend yield, along with its outlook for 2008, makes it "irresistible." For more stock ideas in the sector, check out

Cramer's Natural Gas Stock Plays

.

(Editor's note: At the time of original publication of his posts and shows, Cramer owned El Paso for his Action Alerts PLUS charitable trust. And General Electric owns CNBC, for which Cramer is a featured commentator.)

At the time of publication, Altucher and/or his fund had no positions in stocks mentioned, although positions may change at any time.

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Trade Like a Hedge Fund

,

Trade Like Warren Buffett

and

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