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Cramer's 'Stop Trading!': Buy Ralph Lauren

The clothing company stands to benefit from a tie-in with J.C. Penney, Cramer says.

Buy Ralph Lauren (RL) - Get Ralph Lauren Corporation Class A Report, Jim Cramer said on CNBC's "Stop Trading!" segment Wednesday.

"I like it because of the

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tie-in," Cramer said. He said today's move "seems like a bit of a short squeeze," he said, but "I think it can go higher from here."

Elsewhere in apparel, Cramer said that

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"is the analogue of Ralph Lauren. ... If Ralph Lauren's good you don't leave this stock."

Cramer: I've Been Too Upbeat On Wachovia, AIG

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Cramer went on to praise management at


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. He said the company is "part of my new-tech world," and predicted it would hit a 52-week high. He said he also likes


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. "These companies are on fire," he said.



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, Cramer said the company's secondary offering is an entry point. He advised more caution on


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. "Let it cool off before you buy it here," he said.

Cramer was less bullish on


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. "These are serial needers of capital," he said. He said firing AIG CEO Marty Sullivan would cause the stock to go up, and chastised Wachovia for its acquisition of Golden West. "This was one of the dumbest acquisitions ever and they're paying for it," he said.

"If they knew what they owned I would be more comfortable," Cramer said of AIG and Wachovia. "They're like


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." He said that when the companies claim to know what they have, "they're being wishful."

At the time of publication, Cramer had no positions in any of the stocks mentioned.

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