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Cramer's 'Mad Money Lightning Round': AT&T on the Cheap

Cramer says if it opens down Wednesday morning, it's a buy thanks to a nice dividend and 'superb management.'

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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" Tuesday evening:


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: "I like Amgen at 69 ... I have to find out what's going on with this Aranesp


Pain Therapeutics


: "Sells at 60 times earnings ... I think it's too risky. I honestly would rather see you in a


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... particularly if you can get it under 50."

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: "I think the stock should be lower. I do not get why that stock hangs in in this bad market. ... I don't like it."


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: "Tomorrow morning ... it would be a gift if that stock opened down." Cramer likes the company's "yield protection, buyback and superb management. It fits all my criteria."

Retail Ventures

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: "We are strictly in a no-prisoners mode. You take that and you ring the register. Out of Retail Ventures and into

J.C. Penney

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. "

Playtex Products

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: "That kind of consumer-related business is not going to have a slowdown here." But Cramer says that

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. (which he owns for his

Action Alerts PLUS charitable trust and

Procter & Gamble

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are higher-quality plays.

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Choice Hotels

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: "Been doing a lot of work on



," which Cramer prefers, along with


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. He says they're both cheaper and better.

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At the time of publication, Cramer was long Diageo.

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