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.
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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
Monday's "Mad Money" show
: Cramer said that 9.5% unemployment is certainly bad for the economy, but that doesn't mean that there aren't positives to be found. For example, Apple is seeing great iPhone sales numbers. On Tuesday, Apple closed down $3.21, or 2.3%, at $135.40.
: Cramer anticipated a slow economic recovery and said taht defensive names such as General Mills, which he owns for his
charitable trust, will benefit from the inherent layoffs and lower commodity prices. On Tuesday, General Mills fell 51 cents, or 0.8%, to $59.89.
: Yum!, another Action Alerts PLUS name, is another defensive stock that should do well as the economy slowly recovers, Cramer said. On Tuesday, Yum! fell 35 cents, or 1%, to $34.50.
: Cramer interviewed MedcoHealth Chairman, President and CEO David Snow, who said the company has earned more than $16 billion of new business. Cramer once again said that Medco is a buy. On Tuesday, Medco rose 59 cents, or 1.3%, to close at $46.68.
: A viewer wrote to ask Cramer if Zoltec was a good choice for a retirement account. Cramer said it wasn't, instead favoring stocks that pay big dividends. Zoltec lost 39 cents, or 4.3%, to close at $8.76 on Tuesday.
: On Monday's
, Cramer said he couldn't believe how long AT&T has been down. "I think that dividend is safe," he said. On Tuesday, AT&T, which yields 6.7%, lost 47 cents, or 1.9%, to close at $24.33.
: PPG, which Cramer owns for Action Alerts PLUS, has "a fantastic CEO," and Cramer also likes its yield. "I want you to buy some right here," he said. On Tuesday, the stock slid $1.40, or 3.3%, to close at $41.62.
(At the time of this publication, Jim Cramer owned General Mills, PPG and Yum! for his Action Alerts PLUS charitable trust.)