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, Jim Cramer called a bottom in housing and recommended owning banks such as
Bank of America
. He owns all three of those companies for his
On Wednesday, Wells Fargo slid $1.31, or 5.4%, to close at $23.09; JPMorgan lost 77 cents, or 2.3%, to $32.73; and Bank of America closed down 43 cents, or 3.4%, at $12.30.
Cramer said that
fundamentals are shaky and disagreed with colleague Rick Bensignor, who thought that the stock was heading higher.
On Wednesday, Sepracor added 56 cents, or 3.6%, to close at $16.25.
Cramer said he is not a fan of either
. Goldman Sachs recently downgraded the former and awarded the latter a buy rating. Cramer prefers Target but thinks that rising gas prices make both stocks too much of a risk.
On Wednesday, Wal-Mart closed up 31 cents, or 0.6%, at $48.56, while Target added 43 cents, or 1.1%, to $39.05.
is more of a play on copper than a play on gold, said Cramer, and he prefers the
ETF to play gold.
On Wednesday, Freeport lost $1.91, or 3.7%, to close at $50.48, while SPDR Gold added 42 cents, or 0.5%, to $92.35.
At the time of publication, Cramer was long Wells Fargo, JPMorgan and Bank of America.
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