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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.

"

I never shirk from admitting my mistakes; instead, I dwell on them to learn from them. I change my mind, I take losses, I own up to them

," Cramer has said.

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

Wednesday's "Mad Money" show

fared today.

Paychex

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: Payroll processers are poised to do well in the recovering economy, said Cramer, and he preferred Paychex to

Automatic Data

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because Paychex has a higher yield and is increasing its client base at a faster rate.

On Thursday, Paychex closed up 39 cents, or 1.4%, at $28.25, while Automatic Data added 54 cents, or 1.4%, to $38.74.

Eldorado Gold

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: Gold is an essential element to any portfolio, Cramer said, and after speaking with Eldorado CEO and President Paul Wright, Cramer again recommended the stock. He also liked

Agnico-Eagle Mines

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On Thursday, Eldorado gained 84 cents, or 8.1%, to close at $11.25, and Agnico-Eagle gained 76 cents, or 1.4%, to $56.70.

Alcatel-Lucent

(ALU)

: Cramer did not recommend Alcatel, nor did he include it as part of his mobile Internet tsunami. He preferred

Ciena

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,

Tellabs

( TLAB),

ADC Telecommunications

( ADCT) and

Cisco

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. "All of those are better than your house of pain," he told the viewer who'd asked about Alcatel.

On Thursday, Alcatel-Lucent closed up 19 cents, or 5.8%, at $3.45. Ciena added 82 cents, or 6.9%, to $12.63; Tellabs gained 62 cents, or 10%, to $6.85; ADC picked up 14 cents, or 1.6%, to close at $9.06; and Cisco closed up 8 cents, or 0.4%, at $21.51.

Novatel Wireless

(NVTL)

: Cramer said the stock was currently at a good entry point. Even though it's not a great company, he said, "it's part of the mobile Internet and that makes it a good one."

On Thursday, Novatel slid 18 cents, or 1.7%, to $10.18.

Taiwan Semiconductor

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: Cramer recommending taking some profits in Taiwan Semiconductor and letting the rest run.

On Thursday, Taiwan Semiconductor closed up 53 cents, or 5.1%, at $10.95.

Intuitive Surgical

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: Cramer thought Intuitive could work, but he said it was speculative "since we know hospitals can't afford their stuff."

On Thursday, Intuitive Surgical lost $1.53, or 0.7%, to close at $228.15.

-- Written by Rebecca Corvino in New York.

At the time of publication, Cramer was long Cisco for his Action Alerts PLUS charitable trust.