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Cramer's 'Mad Money Lightning Round': Hercules Has Strength

The offshore driller is 'mispriced,' Cramer says.

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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:

Palomar Medical


: "The last time I talked about this, I said maybe Palomar's not as cheap as ELOS (

Syneron Medical


). ... I'm gonna reiterate ELOS ... got the best future ahead of it."



: "We think that there's more hype ... and less money. ... I would even steer you to

FuelCell Energy

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before I steer you to that one."


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: "I like Ecolab. ... but the stock's had a big run. ... So why don't I send you to


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Time Warner


: "I think that Time Warner is worth a lot more broken up." But Cramer said he likes


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: "I'm gonna send you to


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, those are winners."



: "Man, is this ever a tough one ... if it doesn't go belly up, it's gonna go much higher. ... It yields 81%. ... We know that ain't right. When they cut that, you're gonna get hurt."

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: "I'm giving it a thumb and a half up. Two thumbs and a half up."

Onyx Pharma


: "This is a stock that even when it went up to 20, I still wanted to buy it." He still likes it, even at 27.

General Dynamics

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: "How much do I like the defense contractors?. ... Is there a day that


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doesn't have a negative article written about it? ... and they can't keep that stock down. ... No matter how much they screw up, they keep going higher. That's my kind of stock." Cramer also likes




Hercules Offshore


: "Mispriced, and you should be buying that. I think Hercules Offshore is a buy."

Simcere Pharma


: "It's just too dangerous for me."


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: "I have been upgrading slowly but surely most of the domestic drillers. I'll add Hornbeck to the list."

News Corp.

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: "I think News Corp. is inexpensive. I think it is well run."

Six Flags

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: "Inexpensive, it's like a call option on a decent summer. I say yes to Shapiro. I say yes to Six Flags."

Electronic Arts


: "I think you gotta own ERTS. I think it's a good long-term stock." Cramer also likes


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Wells Fargo

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: "Once again, that stock sells at 14 times earnings. If you were going to value

Goldman Sachs

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at that same multiple, we would be paying 350 for Goldman Sachs." Cramer suggested swapping into Goldman, which he owns for his

Action Alerts PLUS charitable trust.


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: "


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better. I don't mind Travelzoo because I like the whole travel sector, but this is one of the highest-risk, highest-reward stocks."

*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 Goldman Sachs.

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