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Cramer's 'Mad Money Lightning Round': A Penney for Your Thoughts

Cramer says the reinvigorated retailer J.C. Penney is not just for Venetian blinds anymore.

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Here's what Jim Cramer had to say about some of the stocks that callers offered up during the "Mad Money Lightning Round" Thursday evening:


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: "Wal-Mart's best days are over. ... No pin action. ... Warren Buffett could buy anything. Did he buy the so-called value of Wal-Mart? No, he bought


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. Two thumbs down

Wal-Mart, way down."


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: "Like


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, like

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, these are all too hard for me. ... I want you to stay away from Chinese Internet plays. They just don't work."

Wind River Systems


: "Consulting software ... I have always been wary of that. ... Be in


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, which is going to come down tomorrow off of


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, maybe, and then you snap some up."

Federated Department Stores


: "Had great same-store sales ... and yet the stock didn't rally. ... I wouldn't buy Federated until it went under $40. ... How 'bout how great that

J.C. Penney

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was? ... America's best retailer, and not just for Venetian blinds anymore!"



: "I am telling you to sell CKX."

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Charter Communications

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: "SellSellSell. Absolutely, it's overvalued."

Rite Aid

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: "You see the action in it? Despite the fact that


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was down ... That stock's goin' to 5."

Arena Pharmaceuticals

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: "It is not a three-week play or a three-month play. ... It is a play on anti-obesity and anti-diabetes... You have got to do a 'mon back* after that ridiculous downgrade."

North American Palladium


: "Platinum mining is a good business. I don't want to own that stock. ...

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is your play for mining. It's got zinc, it's got copper. It's got mojo."

Norfolk Southern

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: "Beautiful quarter. Stock's been on a tear." But Cramer prefers


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Aluminum Corp. of China

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: "You don't have to go halfway around the globe to find a bad aluminum company. We have plenty of them here. The only one I'll bless is


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, and that's only one thumb up."

*For all you home-gamers, a 'mon-back opportunity means Cramer would back up the figurative truck and load up on a stock.

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