Cramer's 'Mad Money Lightning Round': Hold On to Sears Holdings

Cramer urged patience with the stock, which he said could be the next Berkshire Hathaway.
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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:

Integrated Device Technology

(IDTI) - Get Report

: "There are so many semis that I'm warming up to." But Cramer said IDT is a Don'tBuy. He prefers

Texas Instruments

(TXN) - Get Report

and

National Semiconductor

(NSM)

.

Grey Wolf

(GW)

: "I would ring the register on Grey Wolf." Why not buy

Halliburton

(HAL) - Get Report

instead, Cramer said. Cramer owns Halliburton for his

Action Alerts PLUS charitable trust.

Gerdau AmeriSteel

(GNA)

: "This is one of my favorite steel stocks in the world." Cramer likes

US Steel

(X) - Get Report

and

Allegheny Technologies

(ATI) - Get Report

, too.

"

Sears Holdings

(SHLD)

, more than any other company, domestically, could be the next

Berkshire Hathaway

(BRKA)

. ... Eddie Lampert is a terrific investor, and he's the brains behind Sears. ... I am urging patience. I don't want people to quit Sears." Cramer owns Sears for Action Alerts PLUS.

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Pepsi Bottling Group

(PBG)

: "I've historically liked the bottling companies less than the parent companies." Cramer would rather be in

PepsiCo

(PEP) - Get Report

.

Smith & Wesson

(SWHC)

: "I blew this one. ... I liked this stock at 5. It got to 12, and I rang the register." The stock's now at 16. "I stand corrected."

Apple

(AAPL) - Get Report

: "Here's what I think happens: Stock has a sudden spike up

on the iPhone release. Then you've got to let some go again." Cramer recommended getting back in once the stock drops back down. "Three months from now, Apple will still be higher. The company knows the industry."

Starbucks

(SBUX) - Get Report

: Cramer said he hates to be a downer, "but I felt that Starbucks at 35 had peaked ... and that was right. Now the stock has plummeted ... all the way down to 26. It's down 9 points, and you know what? It's still not right. 24, 25 -- then maybe."

Cramer was also bullish on

Costco

(COST) - Get Report

,

Intel

(INTC) - Get Report

and

Brookfield Asset Management

(BAM) - Get Report

. He was bearish on

Whole Foods Market

(WFMI)

.

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At the time of publication, Cramer was long Sears and Halliburton.

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