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When sentiment turns negative the market yields bargains, and one such deal is footwear-maker


(CROX) - Get Crocs, Inc. Report

, Jim Cramer said Wednesday on


"Mad Money" show.

"Sometimes the market just gives you a great deal. You gotta take it," Cramer said. Crocs, a maker of light-weight, odor-resistant shoes, came public last week at $15 and traded to $30 on its first day. Since then, the stock has been caught in the market's downdraft; it closed Wednesday at $28.

"There was no way Crocs was gonna catch fire when the market was getting beat up," Cramer said. If not for the general malaise, "Crocs would be trading at $35, and that's where I think it's going to go." Cramer highlighted the shoe-maker's 57% gross margins, solid unit growth, and profitability.

"They have a stylish product that's in demand and doesn't have a lot of competition." Cramer said, adding that he sees "seven points of upside and maybe just a couple of downside."

Big Brother

Another Cramer pick Wednesday was


( VISG), a maker of facial-feature identification equipment. Viisage recently agreed to buy


( IDNX) for $770 million and privately held SecuriMetrix for $28 million.

In Identix, Viisage is getting "by far the best" maker of fingerprint-identification products, while SecuriMetrix makes a product for identifying irises and can "sell it to everybody." With the two additions, Viisage owns the three legs of "identification tripod," Cramer said, part of a "global domination strategy" that makes the company "basically Big Brother."

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"Viisage is transforming themselves from a component in the war on terror into a company that can fight half the battle without anyone else," Cramer said, arguing that the company should capture "most of the mindshare, if not the actual share," of a biometrics market that should total $4 billion by 2009. Add to that potential gross margins of 75%, a 40% compound annual growth rate, and "Viisage has bought itself into greatness."

"If the old Soviet Union had Viisage then I think the KBG could have kept that police state going for decades longer," Cramer said. "We need a little totalitarianism ourselves right now."

Lightning Round

Cramer was bullish on:


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(GSK) - Get GlaxoSmithKline Plc Report



( SGP),


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Tom Online

( TOMO),


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FTI Consulting

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( OXPS),





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( MATK),

Grey Wolf

( GW), and


(SIRI) - Get Sirius XM Holdings, Inc. Report

. He recommended buying

Chesapeake Energy's

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preferred and selling the common.

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Cramer was bearish on


( ANSR),

Southwest Air

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(MTEX) - Get Mannatech, Incorporated Report


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At the time of publication, Cramer was long Schering-Plough.

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