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It's time to make some money on vanity, Jim Cramer said on Friday's "Mad Money" TV show, and cosmetic lasers are on fire.
He has said he'd buy
and then sell as a way to make some money. He also still likes
But Cramer said the company that's best of breed in the cosmetic laser business is
Palomar Medical Technologies
Investor's Business Daily
has identified that the company has more patent protection than its competitors and, Cramer added, it will be the first to introduce home-based cosmetic laser systems that will be marketed by
Procter & Gamble
subsidiary Gillette and
Johnson & Johnson
Gillette will market a laser that removes hair, and Johnson & Johnson will market a laser that targets cellulite.
"I don't know how big the consumer market is, but I'm pretty sure it will be enormous," Cramer said.
Palomar went after
, saying that the company used its technology, and Cramer said it looks like Palomar will win.
He thinks it's just the beginning and that the company will put the screws to the rest of the competition that has used its technology without permission.
A caller wanted to know if Johnson & Johnson's stagnant stock would move higher on the deal with Palomar.
Cramer said that until the
( GDT) deal is done, he would stay away from J&J.
Banking on Egypt
Even though Egypt had one of the top-performing markets in 2005, Cramer said he wouldn't buy Egyptian stocks because their market has no transparency whatsoever.
So to get in on the growth, he said to enter the country through its banks.
, the biggest French bank, just bought a stake in American Egypt Bank, Egypt's 12th largest bank.
But Credit Agricole's ADRs trade on pink sheets in the U.S., despite the fact that it's a $50 billion company.
So Cramer said that this is one of the few times he would put money into a foreign bourse, and that France was a good bet because it is well regulated.
He added that Egyptian banks are on the verge of a huge liberalization program, and that it's possible that the state-run banks will be privatized.
A caller wanted to know if there were any other sectors worth exploring in Egypt, and Cramer said that after scouring the choices none of them seemed like viable options to him.
Another caller wanted to get in on astronomical growth in Dubai, and he said that it's too hard for Americans to invest in the Middle East.
Instead, he recommended going through American construction companies that work in Dubai like
Following Citi Trends
The only thing better than a little regional retail chain becoming a huge national retail chain is when a little regional chain becomes huge while no one is paying attention, Cramer said. The lack of attention means the company is undervalued.
Case in point:
, an urban fashion retailer that has taken over the inner-city market in the South.
Even without being a large national chain, the Georgia-based company posted same-store sales of 21% in December.
Some of that growth was due to the fact that the government paid the company to provide clothes to hurricane victims in the Gulf Coast region, and Cramer said that he didn't want people to think sales would grow at that rate forever.
But even when the Gulf Coast was factored out, sales grew at 15%.
The stock has more than doubled, but he believes it still has room to grow.
Cramer also reached into the "Mad Money" mailbag.
A viewer wanted to know why
Banc of America
is beating the drum for
XM Satellite Radio
( XMSR) and downgrading
Cramer said it is because XM is cheaper, not because the analysts are Howard Stern haters.
Cramer also said that he won't consider the upcoming MasterCard initial public offering until he hears more about pricing. He recommended
( UARM) and
before their IPOs because he knew they would be cheap.
Cramer was bullish on:
Charles & Colvard
Premium Standard Farms
Trump Entertainment Resorts
Cramer was bearish on:
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