"Home Depot (HD) - Get Report post-Nardelli has really cleaned up its act," said Jim Cramer on Tuesday's "Stop Trading!" segment on CNBC. "It's made the stores better. It got rid of some divisions that weren't working."

He said that while Robert Nardelli was the CEO of Home Depot,


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was the better company, but now HD is "a better-run company" than it was.

"This is a new, invigorated Home Depot, and it's better than Lowe's," he said. "I think Lowe's better get its act together." He added that he thinks Home Depot's dividend is safe.

Cramer said that what


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Goldman Sachs

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have in common is that "they have very little or no credit risk," adding that "Goldman's cleaned it up."

"MasterCard is breaking out here in a very bad market," he said. As for Visa, he said that in a year, when people think about financial stocks they want to own, "it's going to be Visa."

In another notable company rivalry, Cramer said that


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loses right now to


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, which he owns for his

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charitable trust. "Coke had a good quarter," he said. "Pepsi had a blowaway quarter."

He said that Coca-Cola is "doing a lot of things right," but because of Frito-Lay, Pepsi is "what you really want," and the stock could break out from here.

At the time of publication, Cramer was long Pepsi and Goldman Sachs.

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