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"It's going to be a very
Christmas," Jim Cramer told viewers of his "Mad Money" TV show Tuesday.
This company, which is the second-largest video-game maker after
, "has an edge," he said.
If market players believe video games are "too juvenile to invest in," Cramer suggested thinking of them as "profitable, long interactive movies."
"Anyone under 30 understands the demand for video games," he said. "This is an all-video-game Christmas."
PlayStation 3 is set for release next month in the U.S. and Canada, but Cramer doesn't believe people should buy
, which makes the console. Also,
new platform, Wii, will be released soon, he said.
"When you buy a new console, you need new games," Cramer said.
People should invest in Activision because "it has the best titles," and it is "underappreciated," which means it's too cheap, he said.
Two popular video games, "Call of Duty 3" and "Guitar Hero II," get released Wednesday, and Cramer predicts they will be "monster hits." Although it's generally more risky to invest in game publishers than distributors, he believes there will also be more of a reward by owning Activision.
However, Activation has had "lumpy quarters," which have led to "shortfalls" for the company in the past, Cramer said. Therefore, he advised viewers to sell the stock by Christmas, as he considers it a trade.
Cramer reminded market players to use limit orders when buying Activision, which he called "a triple holiday season buy."
Blessed Are the Gadget Makers
The one sector that is "totally insensitive" to what goes on in Washington is technology, Cramer told his viewers.
Tech stocks trade with their own product cycles, not with the business cycle, he said. Right now people should want to be in gadget makers.
Research In Motion
has had a run, Cramer believes it is still the better gadget maker to invest in until year-end, rather than
RIMM's BlackBerry is "a more necessary product" than the global-positioning systems Garmin manufacturers and sells, he said.
In addition, Garmin's market is "mostly penetrated," whereas RIMM is expanding its product base to a broader market than just business people, with its Blackberry Pearl smartphone.
"RIMM has the capacity to grow, which Garmin lacks," Cramer said.
Moreover, when dividing the companies' multiples by their growth rates, it turns out RIMM is barley more expensive than Garmin, he said.
Although people are worried about BlackBerry's competitors, Cramer said companies have tried to come out with competing products before but have failed.
"RIMM may be up huge, but it is still a winner, and people should be wary of Garmin," he said. "RIMM is the gadget stock to own through the end of the year."
Cramer reminded those who have already made a profit in RIMM to take a little off the table and play with the house's money, as there are profits to be made there.
Cicso Avoids Telco Smoke
Although all signs indicate that the telco market is really strong right now, Cramer warned market players to resist the temptation to buy little telco-equipment suppliers.
The only play he blesses in this space is
After listening to the
conference call and hearing about the "possible turn" in
, Cramer said he began to think that these stocks might come back, but then
reported a good quarter.
"How strong must the telco market be for Lucent to have a good quarter," he said.
are all spending on their networks again. But he still believes people should not buy the JDSUs and Conexants because just a year ago these stocks rallied and seemed like they were in the "sweet spot," but then four months later, "every last one of them was up in smoke."
While these stocks looked like they could never go down, they did and they hurt people who didn't sell fast enough, Cramer said.
Therefore, even though Cisco has already had a run, he said he is not backing away from it, as it is "the only game in town."
In fact, Cramer said he hopes Cisco comes down so he can "jump on the table and recommend it to people who are not in it yet."
Aqua America's Tides
Cramer welcomed Nicholas DeBenedictis,
chief executive to the show and asked him why the stock is underperforming and what he is going to do to turn it around.
"This is a stock that has been around for 100 years, and it hasn't underperformed over the last 20 years," DeBenedictis responded. "I can't tell you what it's going to do quarter to quarter, but long-term holders have done very well with the stock."
"We are going to keep trying to grow earnings and revenues through accumulations of real assets," he continued. "We're up to $3 billion in assets, and it took us 100 years to get there."
A very small part of this, DeBenedictis said, is from buying other companies, but when Aqua America does buy other water companies, it invests in them and is allowed to earn on them.
"We're going to continue buying companies, putting investments in new water quality and growing organically in areas we're in," DeBenedictis said. "The fundamentals are strong."
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