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Jim Cramer on his "Mad Money" TV show Wednesday continued his theme of stocks headed from $80 to $120 with his next offering:
Air Products and Chemicals
So far Cramer has tapped
, which he owns for his charitable trust,
Action Alerts PLUS, as stocks he sees going from $80 to $120.
Elaborating on that theme, Cramer said that stocks that make it to $80 are stocks with serious institutional backing. Big institutional buyers are the ones buying shares hand over fist, and once the stocks reach $100, they become anointed names, Cramer said. And as more people get into the stocks, their momentum continues.
Although the idea may seem "foolish," it could make people some serious money, he said.
Air Products fits the profile of such a stock, Cramer said. It is a "classic turnaround story" that started in the gas business and expanded to the energy and electronics sector. It has growth and momentum, he said. "They know there's always a bull market somewhere, and they have a knack for finding it."
Moreover, Air Products is the world's biggest hydrogen producer and is an ultimate pin-action play off the environment, as it helps provide hydrogen to refineries to clean up oil, Cramer said. "It is a green-day play that actually makes money."
The best part it has nothing to do with prime, subprime or any other type of loans, he said. It's just a "great" gas, tech and energy business.
EMC for Me
is a stock that could make a great trade or a great investment, Cramer told viewers.
EMC owns a company called VMware, which Cramer called "an instant home run for any business that adopts it," because its products tend to save companies lots of money. Some people even call it the next
, Cramer said.
"I know the heart of Wall Street," he said. "That why I am sure people are going to fall in love with the VMware story."
VMware is a "hot" company, and EMC is spinning it off. As EMC files for the initial public offering of VMware, people expect that VMware will be priced between $23 and $25 a share. But "that range is never going to hold," Cramer said. The talk is that the range could move up by as much as $10.
Furthermore, because EMC will continue to hold a large stake of VMware even after it is spun off, any good news for it will be good news for EMC. As the road show for the IPO goes on, Cramer said he expects interest in the deal to "explode," which will cause people to buy EMC.
When the IPO actually occurs, the "simple money" already will have been made in EMC, he explained, which is why investors need to get in EMC ahead of the road show. On a conservative level, if VMware's initial pricing goes up $10, EMC could see an 8% gain, Cramer said.
EMC reports on July 24, and Cramer expects the quarter to be "very strong." Earnings estimates are too low and its core business is valued too low, he said. Buy some EMC on Thursday (tomorrow), between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. EDT, he advised. Then "let the market bring EMC in" so you can buy more, Cramer said. "Get in ahead of the road show or quarter for a great trade or investment."
Chairman and CEO Theodore Solso joined Cramer on his show and said there are many people who wrongly believe that Cummins is just a trucking company.
Cummins' history is that it was dominant in the heavy-duty truck sector, but now it has moved beyond that, Solso said. "The investment community hasn't understood that until the first quarter of this year."
The chief executive said that Cummins has a lot of organic growth opportunity in several of its divisions, as well as in China and India.
Cummins, said Cramer, "is not done going up."
To view Cramer's interview with Theodore Solso, please click here.
Am I Diversified?
During the show's "Am I Diversified?" segment, Cramer's first caller asked if his portfolio was diversified with the following five stocks:
( MVL) and
Annaly Capital Management
Cramer said that he was "concerned" with the quality of the stocks and that the caller had too much concentration in computers.
The next player named these five plays:
, a stock Cramer owns for his charitable trust.
Cramer told the caller the portfolio is "precisely" what he wants to see. "You got the right portfolio," he said.
The final participant called out these five names:
Helen of Troy
Cramer called a pair in Dynegy and Exxon and suggested selling one of the two.
Cramer was bullish on
Varian Medical Systems
Bank of America
( NSTK) and
Cramer was bearish on
During the "Sudden Death" round, Cramer was bullish on
He was bearish on
Casey's General Stores
Idaho General Mines
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At the time of publication, Cramer was long Caterpillar and Goldman Sachs.
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