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NEW YORK (
) -- "The European leaders have spoken, the crisis is done," an elated Jim Cramer crooned to the viewers of his "Mad Money" TV show Monday.
He said any investor who chooses to stay negative through this moment in history, will miss what's important.
Cramer had nothing but kind words for the European central bankers, whom he said "did amazing things over the weekend." He said taking cues from the U.S. bailout, the Europeans delivered exactly what Cramer had hoped, a definitive plan to stop the riots and market panic, choosing decisive action over a patchwork of band-aid fixes.
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With a new world order now in place, Cramer said he has no choice but to take the possibility of Dow 9,000 off the table, as the markets are now left with only a strong worldwide economy with just a hint of inflation and strong corporate earnings.
Cramer said his only concern now would be that his portfolio is not positioned well enough to take advantage on the ensuing rally. He said while investors shrugged off stocks like
last week, these stocks are once again in the sweet spot this week, thanks to their bullish conference calls and sustained growth.
Cramer told investors to enjoy the rally, and use the opportunity to sell some stocks they don't like, or perhaps trim positions that have run a little too much. He said the facts from last week have clearly changed, and that means a new outlook on stocks.
In the "Executive Decision" segment, Cramer spoke with James Taiclet, CEO of
, one of the country's leading cell tower operators with more than 27,000 tower sites. Shares of American Tower are up 16% since Cramer last recommended the stock on Sept. 10.
Taiclet said American Tower aims to deliver a consistent, positive message to its shareholders, which it did again in its most recent quarter with revenues up 12%.
He clarified on comments made by
which stated that the company had enough antennas for its next generation 4G network.
Taiclet said that while Verizon has nearly completed phase one of its rollout, there will be two more coming, and most of American Tower's growth will be stemming from the current 3G expansion and not from the 4G rollout.
Taiclet was most bullish on the company's international opportunities however, saying India, for example, is several hundred thousand towers short of having adequate coverage. He said American Tower has applied to expand its network from 2,500 towers to 7,000 towers in India, and will grow from there.
In Brazil, Taiclet said American Tower has doubled its network in the past three years, and will be looking to do that again in the next three years.
Perhaps most exciting however, is American Tower's desire to convert its structure to a Real Estate Investment Trust, or REIT, which will allow it to distribute even more of its rich cash flow to shareholders. Cramer said if the conversion happens, American Tower will become an even sweeter deal than it already is.
Even with today's monster rally, Cramer told viewers there are still stocks that were unfairly beaten down in last week's meltdown.
Case in point,
, a little known semiconductor company that is now squarely a play off the success of
, a stock which Cramer owns for his charitable trust,
Action Alerts PLUS.
Cramer said after hitting a 52-week earlier this month, shares of Cirrus got pummeled 21% last week on the heels of Europe's woes. The stock, he said, is now a bargain.
Cramer explained that after years of languishing, Cirrus has reinvented itself as a play on the smartest of smart phones. Seventy percent of the company's sales now stem from chips in Apple's iPhone and iPad devices, as well as in other smart phones and audio devices. The remaining 30% of sales is derived from chips that help monitor energy usage that are being deployed into America's new "smart" energy grid.
Cramer said Cirrus announced at its last conference call that Apple now accounts for 33% of company sales. He said that while a single large customer is often a detriment to companies, it's welcome news in Cirrus' case, given how Apple cannot keep its iPads and iPhones in stock. "This is clearly a case of demand overwhelming supply," he said.
Cirrus currently trades at just 11 times earnings, with a 19% long-term growth rate -- cheap by Cramer's standards. The company also has $2.13 a share in cash with no debt, huge for an $11 stock. Cramer said Cirrus could see $20 a share.
Cramer told a viewer that while stocks like
are best of breed names, their industries are too volatile, and he'd recommend stocks that are a little more tame, such as
Cramer said the selloff in
is overdone, and he believes this Action Alerts Plus name picks up a quick $5 once the oil spill in the gulf is stopped.
Cramer was bullish on
He was bearish on
-- Written by Scott Rutt in Washington D.C.
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