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"My new favorite stock in the biotech development space is
," Jim Cramer told viewers of his "Mad Money" TV show Tuesday.
Back on his
Jan. 11 show, Cramer told viewers there were two biotech stocks that people had to own. One of them,
( ZGEN) is down since he recommended it, but Cramer still likes this stock.
The other biotech play Cramer advised market players to get into was
( MYOG). Since that time, Myogen is up more than 50%.
, which has
agreed to acquire Myogen, "is smart in making this deal, and I would buy it here," Cramer said.
The next Myogen could be Arena, which is a little biotech company like Myogen that could get taken over because of its pipeline, he said. Arena has a "hot product" in its pipeline -- a weight-loss drug that should be "a huge revenue generator."
"People desperately want to look good," Cramer said.
The need to be thin is at least as important as it is to have wrinkle-free skin, and Arena is the play on this mentality, he said. Two-thirds of Americans in this country are overweight and Cramer believes Arena has the best obesity pill.
However, as Arena is a "tiny little company," he emphasized people use limit orders. The fact that it is small also means it could be swallowed by another company, such as Big Pharma companies that are "desperate" for something like Arena, Cramer said.
"Even if it doesn't get a bid, it has enough money to stay afloat," he added. "And its obesity drug could make you some money."
A week ago Cramer recommended a newly public company by the name of
( DIVX). However, now its price is up, he said, and it's time to take some of this stock off the table and bring in the profit.
Although DivX wasn't exactly the next
, Cramer believes
He recommended this stock knowing that Arris has been a "disappointment" and a "dicey stock." And although Cramer said he has gotten Arris wrong in the past, he believes it could benefit from the triple play
Internet, cable and telephone service that big cable companies are in the middle of rolling out right now.
Arris makes cable modems and IP switching systems and basically "supports the cable companies," he said.
Even though Cramer said he would put Arris, which competes against
( MOT), among the worst of breed, it is in a great sector.
Cisco and Motorola "are both better companies than Arris" and are in a position where they could "crush it," he said. "But so far they haven't been able to nip at it, and they shouldn't be able to anytime soon."
"There are times when a trend is so strong that it's time to buy worst of breed," Cramer went on to say. "I'm breaking the rule and saying Arris should work here."
In addition, Arris, which is purely levered to the triple play, has been turning itself around. The company just got a big two-year deal with
Time Warner Cable
and "for the moment, it is taking market share from Motorola and Cisco, he said.
Casino Deal Pin Action
If people owned
( HET) before it
got an offer from private equity firms Apollo Management and Texas Pacific to buy the company for $81 a share, they have to feel great, Cramer told his viewers.
But for all the rest of the people who didn't own it, Cramer believes this could offset other acquisitions in this sector and make people some money.
It is too hard to take over little companies, so private equity players should look at other big players like Harrah's
For Cramer there is only one play off of the Harrah's deal and that is
, he said.
If private equity players want Harrah's, they probably want stocks that look like Harrah's and MGM does. They both had similar market caps before Harrah's announcement and are both focused on high rollers.
"But they aren't exactly alike because MGM is the better company," Cramer said. "MGM is a better company because of Macau. Harrah's doesn't have any Macau potential, but MGM does."
In reality, Cramer doesn't believe that MGM will get a bid, but he still believes it's a buy because the downside risk with MGM just got lower, he said.
In addition, "everyone on Wall Street knows the private equity guys need to
be buying companies," he said. And speculators will come out and buy it off the speculation that it will get a bid as it gets cheaper, he said.
Harrah's deal has limited MGM's downside and made it "a whole lot more sexy," Cramer said.
Speaking With Administaff
( ASF) Chairman and CEO Paul Sarvadi to the show and asked him to outline the company's growth.
"We're continuing to do extremely well and reported more than 32% earnings growth last quarter," Sarvadi said.
In addition, Sarvadi said the company is continuing to buy back stock "because it's a great opportunity."
"We look at our buyback program as a way to invest some of our cash," Sarvadi said. "Whenever the stock price is at a level that makes it such a tremendous value, we buy it back."
Right now Administaff is trading at a multiple in the low 20s, whereas historically, it has been 30-plus, he went on to say.
To view Cramer's interview with Sarvadi, click here.
In the "Sudden Death" round, Cramer was bullish on
Level 3 Communications
( ERTS) and
He was bearish on
Cramer was bullish on
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Mueller Water Products
Alon USA Energy
Take-Two Interactive Software
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