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Cramer's 'Mad Money Lightning Round': Be in USG

Cramer's giving you a heads-up: Warren Buffett likes the maker of building materials.

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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" Wednesday evening:



: "Up 5% since I recommended it just the other day. ... The single best way to play video games going into Christmas."

FPL Group

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: "You know I like the utilities. ... But this one is Don'tBuy."

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial


: "You can't own the banks in Japan when they are raising rates. Don'tBuyDon'tBuy."

Hansen Natural


: "Going lower, not higher. ... I think Hansen is a played-out stock. I will eat crow ... with a little bit of salt, if I'm wrong."

Phelps Dodge

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: "Countertrend rally in Phelps Dodge. ... If it rallies, I'm ka-chinging

selling because I don't want to be in copper stocks any more."

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Jos A. Bank


: "If you want retail ... I am going to send you to

Sears Holdings


... and if you need something else, you know that

J.C. Penney

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is my cup of tea."



: "I like it, but is the fundamental business doing better? The answer is Don'tBuyDon'tBuy." ... Cramer prefers


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in that group.


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: "A law enforcement play. ... At 12 bucks, I'm pulling the trigger. I like it."



: "One thumb-up play. Intermec. Buy."

Diana Shipping

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: "You know I have not liked the carriers. It does yield 10% ... I'm giving it a Don'tBuy."



: "Levered not just to housing, but to commercial. But the most important reason to own this is because Warren Buffett is buying it. ... Piggyback off the man!"

Jabil Circuit

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: "I don't like the contract manufacturers. Perennially sandwiched (between suppliers and customers). Don'tBuyDon'tBuy."


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: "Was at 12 in September 2003. Now at $39 and pays a $1 dividend. You stick with McDonald's."

Cramer also was bullish on

Consolidated Edison

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At the time of publication, Cramer was long Sears Holdings.

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