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Jim Cramer's Stop Trading! Rah Rah Rite Aid

Cramer likes Rite Aid and Starbucks but not Wal-Mart.

Rite Aid (RAD) - Get Rite Aid Corporation Report is a speculative stock with a strong secular growth story, Jim Cramer said Thursday on CNBC's Stop Trading! segment.

Cramer said the drug store chain is poised to double its footprint with the acquisitions of the Eckard and Brooks units of Montreal's Jean Coutu. And while investors are wringing their hands over


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push to cut prices on some generic drugs, "Rite Aid is absolutely bucking this whole trend," Cramer said.

Cramer also likes


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, saying CEO Howard Schultz is leading a solid global expansion. Cramer was won over by the recent nickel-a-cup price increase, which he says will bolster margins. He expects the stock to go to 40 from a recent 38 and stay there for a bit, since 40 "would be eight straight points up."

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