Cramer's 'Mad Money' Follow-Up: Feb. 5 - TheStreet

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

Thursday's "Mad Money" show

fared today.

Altria

(MO) - Get Report

: Cramer encouraged viewers to be on the lookout for bargains. For example, he pointed to Altria,

Visa

(V) - Get Report

and

Cisco

(CSCO) - Get Report

, all of which he owns for his

Action Alerts PLUS charitable trust. He said that once the panic is over, these stocks will be cheap.

On Friday, Altria lost 4 cents, or 0.2%, to close at $19.38; Cisco closed up 54 cents, or 2.3%, at $23.70; and Visa slid 49 cents, or 0.6%, to close at $82.56.

Allergan

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: Cramer spoke with Allergan CEO and Chairman David Pyott, who said pointed to an 18% in the company's dermal filler products as well as strong eye-care sales and a new eyelash product. Cramer said Allergan was the best medical aesthetics company around and recommended the stock as a recovery play.

On Friday, Allergan gained 64 cents, or 1.1%, to close at $58.03.

Novellus

(NVLS)

: Cramer spoke with CEO and Chairman Richard Hill, who said Novellus' wafer-cleaning equipment is necessary to the chip-making process. He said opportunities in his industry are as good as they were in the '90s. Cramer recommended Novellus and said it was an integral component of his

Mobile Internet Tsunami

.

On Friday, Novellus added 52 cents, or 2.5%, to close at $21.60.

McDonald's

(MCD) - Get Report

: In his

"Lightning Round"

segment, Cramer said he preferred McDonald's to

Burger King

(BKC)

because it has more international exposure. "They're the better company," he said.

On Friday, McDonald's closed off 69 cents, or 1.1%, at $63.37, while Burger King lost 29 cents, or 1.6%, to $17.72.

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At the time of publication, Cramer was long Cisco, Altria, Visa.

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