On Monday's "Mad Money" show, Jim Cramer said that the takeaway from Lowe's (LOW) - Get Report conference call is that the housing market is in the recovery stage. Buying a house is more affordable now than renting, so according to Lowe's, there's a market for lawn and garden items and paint used in home fix-ups.
As a play on paint, Cramer recommended
, and as a play on gardening, he recommended
On Tuesday, Lowe's added 11 cents to close at $20.05. Sherwin-Williams rose $1.40, or 2.5%, to $57.12, and Scotts Miracle-Gro closed up 46 cents, or 1.3%, to $36.01.
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On Tuesday, Goldman lost $2, or 1.4%, to close at $$141.15, and JPMorgan slid $1.45, or 3.9%, lower to $35.81. State Street gained $1.42, or 3.4%, to $43.21; BB&T lost 12 cents to close at $22.50; and US Bancorp fell 49 cents, or 2.5%, to $18.86. Capital One gave up $1.16, or 4.5%, closing the day at $24.90.
At the time of publication, Cramer was long State Street, JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs.
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