Cramer's 'Stop Trading!': Buy Capital One

Capital One has its losses under control, says Jim Cramer, and he prefers it to American Express.
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"Down here, I like Capital One (COF) - Get Report more than American Express (AXP) - Get Report," said Jim Cramer on Tuesday's "Stop Trading!" segment on CNBC. "I don't recommend shorts on the show, but I would not own American Express."

He said that unlike Capital One, which "has got its losses under control," American Express is "very small-business oriented."

Word is that


(AGN) - Get Report

, up 11.2% today, will be bought by


(GSK) - Get Report

. "I would be a seller of half my Allergan position right here," Cramer said. "Let's not be greedy. You sell half, let the rest run."

Cramer said that after


parent company


(GE) - Get Report




is the "No. 1 naked shorting game." The government is going to "crack down on naked shorting," he said. "I think the


understands this game and is putting an end to it."

At the time of publication, Cramer was long General Electric.

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