NEW YORK (
) -- Every night on
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.
," 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
Friday's "Mad Money" show
: Cramer called a turnaround in Starbucks years in the making, saying the stock stands to gain much more than it already has off its lows. It's attracting value investors, cutting costs and making such changes as remodeling stores and introducing new products. On Monday, Starbucks added 8 cents to close at $17.30.
Yingli Green Energy
: Previously, Cramer had only been willing to recommend one solar stock,
, but on Friday he added Yingli and
to his list as speculative buys. Both stocks could benefit from a new plan in China to provide 50% subsidies for urban solar installations. On Monday, Yingli closed up 17 cents, or 1.1%, at $15.27; Suntech slid 3 cents to $20.46; and First Solar added $2.07, or 1.2%, to $171.50.
: Cramer advised waiting for the stock to cool off before buying. On Monday, Rino closed up 35 cents, or 2.5%, at $14.28.
: Cramer recommended taking some profits in Skyworks but was still bullish on the stock. On Monday, it added a penny to close at $12.08.
: Google's fate depends on the ad market, Cramer said, not on competition with
. On Monday, Google shed $1.92 to close at $444.80; Microsoft lost 34 cents, or 1.5%, to $23.11; and Yahoo! closed down 48 cents, or 2.8%, at $17.
--Rebecca Corvino is based in New York.