Jim Cramer liked the look of

Big Lots'

(BIG) - Get Report

chart on his

Mad Money" show Tuesday night


On Wednesday, shares of Big Lots closed higher, up $2.61, or 17.95% to $17.15.

Cramer compared the discounter during his "Off the Charts" segment with rival

Family Dollar


as to which one is a better bet in our slowing economy.

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Although Cramer prefers Big Lots, he also said Family Dollar was a strong play. Shares of Family Dollar closed higher too, up 80 cents, or 3% to $27.27.

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Dan Fitzpatrick,


contributor, publishes

a free newsletter that features the "Off the Charts" stocks that Cramer discusses on "Mad Money."

Below, Fitzpatrick talks about Big Lots in a video that appeared on


Wednesday morning.

3 Stocks I Saw on TV

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