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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:
: "I would buy more! This is a company that is a principal beneficiary of the volatility of the market. They are doing a miraculous job. It is incredibly well-run. ... I think now is the time. ... The more volatility, the better."
: "Miraculous company. ... They've created a secondary market in life insurance. It's a brilliant business model. I liked it before, and I like it again."
: "People try to make this as a consumer play. ... It's just a transaction play, and transactions are going up worldwide. ... The stock has been stalled here. I remain bullish, but I gotta tell you, there are better situations here than MasterCard because it has ... quadrupled on our watch, and I think it's resting."
: "I've gotta tell you guys that I have been wrong in UNH," which Cramer owns for
Action Alerts PLUS, his charitable trust. "I'm bullish, and it's done absolutely nothing other than to make me look bad, but it doesn't make Warren Buffett look bad. He's been buying it hand over fist. ... I think UNH works. ... I'm stickin' by it, but my credibility is very low with UNH."
: "This is one of the greatest mineral companies. ... It is the fourth horseman of that group. ... Down eight points from its high. I think that's a tremendous buy. I'd pull the trigger right here."
: "No, no, no. It's a supermarket stock, and they have been absolutely just awful. ... I do not care for them, and I am not going there."
: "I like Arris. It's technology for video, but I have to tell you, let's go safe here. ... I'd rather see you in
Sirius Satellite Radio
: "I think the risk/reward is very good here. ... I am finally, right here, right now, at three bucks, getting behind Sirius Satellite."
Brush Engineered Manual
: "This makes beryllium, which is one of those metals that is in very short supply. ... I do like it. Special hard materials that go into aerospace and military defense."
: "I do not like the insert business. ... Valassis I think is a dinosaur. I know they still make money. I think the insert game on the Web is a lot better. I'd rather see you buy one share of
than 20 shares of Valassis."
: "I think Apple's terrific. I think it's going to a 52-week high. ... The big thing here will be the actual desktop/laptop. They are selling hand over fist. I think it's been a punching bag for a while, and it's ready to come back. And I say, 'Hallelujah.' "
American Science and Engineering
: "Keep looking. The stock's at at a 52-week high. ... My favorite one in that group is
L-3 Communications Holdings
, also near a 52-week high."
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At the time of publication, Cramer was long UnitedHealth.
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