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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" Friday evening:
: "Not enough," Cramer said when asked if the recent FDA approval for Merck's
cervical cancer vaccine will rescue the company. ... The
Vioxx plaintiffs have set their sites on destroying Merck. I say ixnay on the Merck and welcome to
: "I do not like Barry Diller's stock. ... I say get out of Dodge..."
: "The solar game is not liked anymore. The solar game is history. ... I happen to think that Suntech Power could go back to where it came public. The only one I recommend now is ELSR (Evergreen Solar). You can take that one -- maybe not to the bank -- but to the community savings and loan."
: "Don't have it your way, my friend. ... I am going to send you to
. They're both better. Stay away from
. Very bad neighborhood."
: "I'm not gonna recommend King."
: "I am going to revert
not revert back, because that's bad grammar to
. Because I believe
new CEO Lloyd Blankfein is two thumbs up, way up."
: "I'm having breakfast with
CEO Mel Karmazin next week. And you know what my late grandmother said, 'Never say a bad word about someone. Just keep your mouth shut.' "
: "Cheapest infrastructure play on earth. ... I like it. I want to buy WG."
: "This is a recession-proof stock. This fits in very well with my Uncle Ben Bernanke nuclear war portfolio."
: "I am recommending."
: "It may be one of the worst stocks I ever had in my charitable trust
Action Alerts PLUS."
: "When the company says a lot of good things and it goes down," that's not a good sign, Cramer said.
Cramer was bullish on
Cramer was bearish on
Burger King Holdings
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