Cramer's 'Mad Money Lightning Round': Showtime at Apollo Investment

With an 8% yield, says Cramer, this stock is a keeper.
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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:



: "No, no, no." Cramer instead recommended


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, which he owns for his

Action Alerts PLUS charitable trust. "This is an absolutely great deal. Hologic at 55 is the way to go."


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: "Goes to 200. Do not dare leave MasterCard yet. We are now up 100 points in this stock, and we are not done." Cramer recommended a schnitzel. "If you are still playing with lots of money in this and not the house's money, then that's a mistake. Take some off the table tomorrow."

Golden Star Resources

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: "I have liked, as a gold company,

Yamana Gold

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." But Cramer says he stands by his recommendation of Golden Star as a speculative play. "I've hurt a lot of people in it. But it's a spec game ... so I'm not backin' down."

Apollo Investment

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: "This one makes a lot of money. 8% yield. It's a keeper. I think you've got a good one. I like this stock very much."

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Bucyrus International


: "I think BUCY is part of the amazing resurgence of American manufacturing. This and

Joy Global


are fantastic mineral plays. ... Do not sell that stock. ... Could indeed trade up 15 more points."



: "I've been too negative on Elan. ... That stock is going higher."

Trident Microsystems


: "It's related to video graphics, but I like


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. It's related to multimedia, but I'd give you

Texas Instruments

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." Cramer also recommended

National Semiconductor


. "I like all three better than your play."


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: "You're coming a little late there. Terex is up just gigantically. ... Far be it from me to tell you that I don't like Terex ... but after this run, I like


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more. Caterpillar is up much less." He'd wait for a pullback to pull the trigger on Terex. Cramer owns Caterpillar for Action Alerts PLUS.

OptionsXpress Holdings


: "Does not need a takeover to send it higher. This is a well-run company that should be trading higher as is."

J.C. Penney

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: "The last couple of months have been bad. They all want to dump on Mike Ullman. ... Far be it for me to stand in front of a freight train, but I will," Cramer said, because he thinks CEO Ullman is going to push J.C. Penney back to its 52-week high. "I'm not backing away. I'm backing up the truck.*"



: "52-week high. Nah, not for me. I'm not going to give you that one."

NovaStar Financial


: "People are too short this stock. I think the stock has 3 up and 2 down. ... I'm thinking that if

Accredited Home Lenders

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was able to put together that deal, we don't want to bet against NovaStar anymore. I can't recommend the stock because the balance sheet is too bad, but I'm not going to sell."

Melco PBL Entertainment


: Cramer said he'd recommended this stock on its IPO. "I screwed up. I cut my losses at 18, because I realized these guys were pathetic. ... These guys are not for me. ... No, don't stay with MPEL."

*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 Hologic and Caterpillar.

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