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Cramer's 'Mad Money Lightning Round': SunTrust Shining

Cramer said this potential takeover target offers a lot of ways to win.

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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:

Pier 1 Imports


: "You don't want it. A virtual train wreck, a House of Pain if there ever were one. ... I want you off Pier 1."

Partner Communications


: "I think that that's a good company," but Cramer said he is reluctant to push it because "I don't know the full financials."

SunTrust Banks


: "I question whether SunTrust ... can stay independent. ... I think there's a lot of ways to win. I'll pull the trigger. ... SunTrust, it's for me."



: "This proprietary semiconductor stuff, I am not going to endorse here. ... I would ring the register." Cramer recommended



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Texas Instruments



Nortel Networks


: "I'm not a big fan of Nortel." Cramer said he would rather be in




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: "As it goes lower, it begins to get attractive to me. ... We'ver missed a gigantic decline here. We sidestepped it. At 25, 26, I will revisit Starbucks, and perhaps then I will pull the trigger, but not now."

Teck Cominco


: Cramer said he has slighted this Canadian mineral company but that it's "a really good company." He said it actually belongs in the same category as

Companhia Vale do Rio Doce



BHP Billiton





, which Cramer owns for

Action Alerts PLUS, his charitable trust.



: "I like government solutions companies. ... But I just don't have any conviction" for Ciber. "I'm not going to slam the 'Buy.'


Superior Offshore


: "I am going to pull the trigger right now."

Golden Star Resources


: "If you want a cheap play on gold ... I'm gonna send you to Golden Star. I think it's that good."

*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 Freeport-McMoRan.

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