With its high finding costs,

Newmont Mining

(NEM) - Get Report

is no longer a best-of-breed mining company, and it must make an acquisition if it wants to get the title back, Jim Cramer said on

CNBC's

"Stop Trading" segment Wednesday.

Cramer said he prefers

Goldcorp

(GG)

, which is "cheaper and a better play."

Regarding

Genentech's

(DNA)

0.8% fall Wednesday, Cramer said investors were focusing on a weak forecast for cancer treatment Avastin and ignoring good clinical news for Rituxan. "I think they go substantially lower without the Ritxuan news."

Among tech stocks, Cramer said

Seagate

(STX) - Get Report

,

Motorola

(MOT)

and

Texas Instruments

(TXN) - Get Report

are "telling a great story" at a Goldman Sachs conference. He said a source even praised

Sun Microsystems

(SUNW) - Get Report

, evidence that "every dog truly has its day."

Cramer reiterated his distaste for loose-lipped executives at

Google

(GOOG) - Get Report

, saying CFO George Reyes should lose his job after his comments on growth prospects Tuesday. "Reyes is the CFO that I least like today," Cramer said. Otherwise, the stock is "terrific."

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

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