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Cramer's 'Mad Money Lightning Round': BigBand Era

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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" Monday evening:

Helix Energy

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: "You're a man who likes drilling, and I respect that. ... I am going to reiterate that the driller of the year is RIG,


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," which Cramer owns for his

Action Alerts PLUS charitable trust. "I say swap out of Helix and get into Transcoean."

Washington Mutual

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: "In the end, Washington Mutual has bigger risk and bigger reward. ... I am a believer that there is not a mortgage meltdown ... but a mortgage hangnail. ... But

Bank of America

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is best of breed."

Thermo Fisher Scientific

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: "That is the arms merchant to biotech. ... I am in favor of it."

Western Union

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: "This company is now on all cylinders."

Best Buy

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: "I know this stock has been a dog. ... I think Best Buy in the end wins it all. Stay long."

Northern Orion


: "A copper and gold producer; I think it's interesting. ...

Lundin Mining


... is better than your stock. I would rather see you in that stock at 11, a dollar and a half below its high. ... And I say back up the truck* LMC."

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BigBand Networks


: "One of my favorite new IPOs. I say hold on to it."


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: "Many people are taking shots at it ... they are all wrong. It's the best networker in the game, and I think it has a big upside. ... BuyBuyBuy."

*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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At the time of publication, Cramer was long Transocean.

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