Cramer's 'Mad Money Lightning Round': Bet on Becton Dickinson

Cramer calls the company 'the Beethoven of the medical equipment business.'
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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:

Rite Aid

(RAD) - Get Report

: "Frankly that stock has not done well and I want to hear from her

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer Mary Sammons why."

VMware

(VMW) - Get Report

: "No, I'm not gonna give you a buying opportunity in that. ... We are getting closer to where

EMC

(EMC)

will be able to trade VMware. ... EMC is the way, VMware is too volatile. Ixnay on VMware, yes to EMC." Cramer owns EMC for ActionAlerts Plus.

Medtronic

(MDT) - Get Report

: "That was a horrible quarter in a business we don't want to see a horrible quarter. ... In that sector, I am not even fond of

St. Jude Medical

(STJ)

anymore. ... The stocks I am buying in health care are

Hologic

(HOLX) - Get Report

,

Schering-Plough

(SGP)

,

MedcoHealth

(MHS)

on a pull-back. I don't even like

Johnson & Johnson

(JNJ) - Get Report

here." Cramer owns Hologic and Schering-Plough for ActionAlerts Plus.

Advanced Semiconductor

(ASX) - Get Report

: "Advanced Semiconductor is for you. ... I've got my hands full buying

Intel

(INTC) - Get Report

. ... How can I go buying Advanced Semi."

Becton Dickinson

(BDX) - Get Report

: "I love Becton Dickinson. ... They just reported a monster quarter. ... That is the Beethoven, the Brahms, the Bach of the medical equipment business."

Tiffany

(TIF) - Get Report

: "Tiffany had a good quarter. ... People are buying it, they think the high end's OK. ... If I want high end, I'm stil gonna go to

Costco

(COST) - Get Report

because Costco is the place where the high-enders wanna feel like they're not so special. ... I like Costco and, secondarily, I'm gonna take a hard look at

Kohl's

(KSS) - Get Report

."

Arthrocare

(ARTC)

: "I like minimally invasive surgery, but that stock is almost exactly at its 52-week high. That stock is too high. ... As far as I'm concerned, yours is too expensive."

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First Solar

(FSLR) - Get Report

: "I got a problem with that frankly because if everyone thinks oil is gonna go down ... wait for a pull-back on FSLR or ring the register, because you've got a big gain. And then we can look at it lower."

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At the time of publication, Cramer was long EMC, Hologic, and Schering-Plough.

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