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Cramer's 'Mad Money Lightning Round': Putting Stock in NYSE

Cramer prefers the exchange's shares to Nasdaq's.

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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" Wednesday evening:



: "We have long been a fan of Ceradyne and its management. ... I'm doing a 'mon back*. ... Good company, good management, good stuff."

Qiao Xing Universal Telephone


: "You are ringing the register on that stock tomorrow morning."

Nasdaq Stock Market


: "Love

CEO Bob Greifeld, love what they've done." But Cramer said he was "taking the money from the NDAQ" and putting it into the John Thain-run

NYSE Group


. He said the NYSE has "$10

a share in earnings power out three years. ... 'Mon back*."

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Apple Computer

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: "My favorite tech stock over the next two months. ... I think Apple Computer is for me, particularly if you can get it between 75 and 80."

L-1 Identity Solutions


: "I say buy some no matter what they report. That's a great homeland security play."

Tom Online


: "Sell that stock. There's nothing there. The Chi-coms ... I'm tired of buying their stocks."

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: Cramer expects the retailer to report an OK quarter. Not that great, but year over year, it's going to be OK, he said.

MDU Resources

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: At its 52-week high or near it, Cramer said to swap out of it and go into




Qwest Communications


: "Stop the buyback. We want dividends. But I like Qwest down here, and I like


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Watts Water Technology

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: "That was the single best quarter of the week. ... I made a mental note: We must explore how good Watts Water was. ... I like very much."


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: Tomorrow morning,

Electronic Arts


will report earnings, Cramer says, and if the quarter's not good, it will affect GameStop, he said. If GameStop goes down: "I want to buy GameStop down 2."

*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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