NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Every night on "Mad Money," Jim Cramer offers market commentary and general investment advice, and he makes calls on specific stocks, both of his own choosing and in response to viewer requests. He relies on his many years of experience and strong track record, and he takes full responsibility for his calls.
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Here we track some of his calls from the previous episode of "Mad Money" and find out, at least in the very short term, how the stocks are performing. Keep in mind that Cramer might not have been recommending that viewers take immediate action on a stock. And, of course, it's up to the individual investor to
do his or her own homework
That said, here's how some of the stocks that Cramer talked about on
: According to Cramer, the economy is turning around. He said the turn might not be immediately apparent to everyone, but the clues are there. For example, stocks such as Home Depot, and
are signaling a turn in the housing industry, and Cramer predicted a housing shortage in 2011.
On Wednesday, Home Depot added 64 cents, or 1.9%, to close at $34.98; Sherwin-Williams closed up 46 cents, or 0.6%, at $72.79; and Masco gained 74 cents, or 4.6%, to $16.88.
: Cramer spoke with Family Dollar CEO and Chairman Howard Levine, who said it isn't true that discount stores are destined for poor performance in economic recoveries. In fact, he said, Family Dollar historically has performed well coming out of a recession. Levine spoke to Family Dollar's California expansion plans and private-label growth.
Cramer had previously recommended the stock on Nov. 6, 2009, and shares have added more than 30% since. On Tuesday, Cramer said the stock had more room to rise and again called it a buy.
On Wednesday, Family Dollar closed up 5 cents, or 0.1%, at $38.97.
: Cramer said that Hot Topic's recent dividend declaration is a sure sign of strength and indicates that the retailer's fortunes are improving. He pointed to its transition away from trendier merchandise and return to its core brands, as well as the performance of its plus-size stores. The stock's time has come, said Cramer.
On Wednesday, Hot Topic gained $1.10, or 13%, to close at $9.58.
: In his "
" segment, Cramer told viewers that Citigroup was headed higher. "I still say $12 in 2012," he said.
On Wednesday, Citigroup gained 31 cents, or 6.7%, to $4.93.
: Cramer called SanDisk "a hot, smoking stock" and said it wasn't done. "I think it should still be bought right here," he said.
On Wednesday, SanDisk closed up $1.72, or 4.8%, at $37.68.
: According to Cramer, Sprint is a difficult speculative stock. He said he saw potential for its share price to rise to $5, but he preferred
On Wednesday, Sprint closed flat for the day at $4.15; Verizon slid 22 cents, or 0.7%, to $29.85; and AT&T closed up 4 cents, or 0.2%, at $26.24.
: Cramer said the stock's performance had been "lukewarm" over the past few days, but he'd continued to buy it for his
charitable trust. "I still say this is a $75 stock," he told viewers.
On Wednesday, Teva lost $1.04, or 1.7%, to $62.01.
Research In Motion
: Cramer said RIM's quarter was "surprisingly good," and he predicted the stock was "going to take out its high." He recommended it as a buy "right here."
On Wednesday, Research In Motion closed up $1.28, or 1.8%, at $73.84.
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At the time of publication, Cramer was long Home Depot and Teva.
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