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Cramer's 'Mad Money Lightning Round': Penney's Got It on the Dollar

Cramer prefers J.C. Penney to Dollar General and Family Dollar, or Wal-Mart for that matter.

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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" Tuesday evening:

Arch Chemicals


: "Between


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Georgia Gulf


, let alone the downgrade in

Dow Chemical

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today, I am in total don't touch mode."

Haverty Furniture

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: "The furniture game's a bad game, my friend. ... You go to

Best Buy

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Nordic American Tanker

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: "They are about how many boats are coming online. There are many, many ships being built, which is why I continue to say SellSellSell."

Sirius Satellite Radio

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: "I can't believe this stock is back under 4 bucks. ... Sirius is the buy in the group. ... I'm not backing away just because the stock is bad, that's what sissies do."

Vasco Data Security


: Cramer prefers

Flir Systems

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Nice Systems

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L-1 Identity Solutions


to Vasco.

Nasdaq Stock Market


: "I have nothing against NDAQ; it's just that that's the wrong horse." Cramer prefers the

NYSE Group


. "John Thain

NYSE CEO -- an unlikely figure to say this about -- rocks."

American Capital Strategies


: "This is a good company with a 7% yield. I like the ACAS strategy. ... come on my show, we'll rebut the shorts together," Cramer offered to the CEO.



: "Maybe it goes to 32, 33. ... There are so many explosive stocks out there" ... like


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, NYSE and


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. "Why do I need to get caught up in Tyco, Rudy McFaddy?"



: "They do this kind of barcode stuff. I am not a fan of that business. You need to go to


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Dollar General

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: "Both Dollar General and

Family Dollar


, no, and no to


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, too. ... We are going to

J.C. Penney

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, that is the one. "

Cramer also was bullish on

Coldwater Creek



Goldman Sachs

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Cramer also was bearish on

XM Satellite Radio






*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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