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Cramer's 'Mad Money Lightning Round': Well Done, WellPoint

Cramer says the health care company is tops at cost-containment.

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Here's what Jim Cramer had to say about some of the stocks that Indiana University student callers offered up during the "Mad Money Lightning Round" Wednesday evening. The show was broadcast from Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind.:

DTE Energy

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: "If you're going to go that route, I'd rather see you go

Con Ed

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. ... I want more growth from that stock




: "Had I bought Indiana's own WellPoint, I would have been doing better (than with


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, which Cramer owns for his

Action Alerts PLUS charitable trust) . "Best cost-containment health care company."

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: "I do believe that this company should be sold to other people that could do a better job." Cramer offered up his preferred trio of


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Eli Lilly

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: "Very well run ... unbelievable work in the mental health business." But Cramer said Lilly "does not have the growth I want.

Abbott Labs

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has accelerated growth. ... I salute the (Lilly) management, but I don't want to buy the company's shares.

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Marshall and Ilsey


: "Spun off its processing business ... committed to bringing out value in a time when a lot of regional banks are not to be owned."



: "Now had a major move ... that is a very speculative stock though

for those who want to buy it as a drug company."

Starwood Hotels


: "He

Steven Heyer turned around Starwood, and the rumor is they're gonna be for sale. I want to own Starwood ... I feel Steve Heyer has not gotten his due." Heyer resigned earlier this week.

*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 UnitedHealth.

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