Cramer's 'Mad Money' Follow-Up: Apple

Jim Cramer says the best way to play the tech rally is with the best stock in the Nasdaq: Apple.
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On Tuesday's "Mad Money" show, Jim Cramer said that the way to play the continuing rally in tech is with the Nasdaq's best stock, Apple (AAPL) - Get Report. Cramer set an $180 price target on the stock.

On Wednesday, Apple closed up $1.46, or 1.1%, at $140.95.

Cramer spoke with

CKE Restaurants


CEO Andy Puzder. On May 22, Cramer had recommended CKE at $7.73 a share, and the stock was already up 16% on Tuesday. Puzder addressed CKE's growth plans, which includes the company's first New York-area locations.

On Wednesday, CKE added 51 cents, or 5.7%, to close at $9.54.

Cramer took


(AIG) - Get Report

CEO Ed Liddy down from his "Wall of Shame" after the announcement that Liddy was leaving the company. Nevertheless, Cramer said there is nothing that could make AIG a stock he'd want to own, calling the common shares worthless.

On Wednesday, AIG slipped 9 cents, or 5.8%, to close at $1.47.

In his

"Lightning Round" segment

, Cramer said that he prefers


(COP) - Get Report



(BP) - Get Report



(XOM) - Get Report

, which he said is "over-owned."

On Wednesday, Exxon lost 84 cents, or 1.2%, to $72.08, while Conoco closed down $2.30, or 4.8%, at $45.63, and BP slid $1.57, or 3%, to close at $50.75.

He said that


(MO) - Get Report

too risky, which is why he sold it for his

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charitable trust. "I think it's going to be an uphill battle," he said.

On Wednesday, Altria closed down 12 cents at $17.

At the time of publication, Cramer was long BP and Conoco.

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