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"Today's rally was a huge victory for the bull," an elated Jim Cramer told the viewers of his "Mad Money" TV show Wednesday.
He said the bears have once again been torn to pieces, and we owe it all to one company,
Cramer said Intel single handedly ignited the rally in the
and dispelled the long standing belief that nothing in tech was working. He said the signs of Intel's coming blowout quarter were everywhere, but no one was listening. Despite the chipmaker's positive comments in late May and bullish indications from other semiconductor makers, no one believed the rally in tech, until today.
Cramer said Intel's earnings numbers were a true thing of beauty, with stronger sales and earnings. He said the best way to play the Intel news is still with Intel, as many analysts are still too bearish on the company. Cramer said things will only get better for Intel from here, as the company's maturing product lines improve their gross margins and collide with a long overdue upgrade cycle.
Cramer also expects a blowout quarter from
, as that company rockets ahead with strong notebook and iPhone sales.
Cramer said he'd also be a buyer of component maker
, a stock which he owns for his charitable trust,
Action Alerts PLUS.
Also on Cramer's list of tech favs was
, along with two other Action Alerts Plus names,
Riding Intel's Coattails
Investors who missed Intel's blowout upside surprise need to take a serious look into
, Cramer told viewers.
He said that like Intel, all of the signs of a strong quarter are there, investors just need to look in the right places.
Cramer returned to the
conference call from last week, during which the company said that prices of NAND flash memory, which is used in smartphones and portable devices, were up 75% in some cases. Cramer said that with Intel confirming the demand for tech is real, the comments from Novellus are screaming "buy Sandisk," the world's largest maker of NAND flash chips.
Cramer said Sandisk is hated by the markets, as evidence by Morgan Stanley raising earnings estimates for the company but not raising its rating on the stock. The problem, he said, stems from last year's rejected takeover offer at $26 a share, when the stock was trading at just over $13. Back then, Cramer added Sandisk's CEO to his Wall Of Shame, but said the company has since redeemed itself.
Cramer said the facts remain that NAND flash is in bull market mode, and Sandisk is the only way to play it. The company is seeing higher demand, is improving its manufacturing and its margins, and is a must have investment for the coming tsunami in mobile Internet devices.
Outrage of the Day
Cramer sounded off against the pending bailout for
, as he added the company's CEO, Jeffrey Peek, to his "Wall Of Shame" list of the worst CEO's.
Cramer called the government's pending aid package outrageous, saying that the company should be left to fend for itself as it poses no threat to the country or economy. He said that Peek has been a serial destroyer of wealth since taking over at the company in 2004. Since then, shares have fallen from $37 a share to just $1.64 today.
Adding to Cramer's outrage was CIT's numerous secondary offerings of debt and stock to what he called "unsuspecting investors." Not one of these secondary offerings, he said, has even made investors a dime. He questioned how CIT's board of directors has let Peek continue to destroy the company year after year without ever intervening.
Am I Diversified?
Cramer talked with callers about their portfolios. The first caller's portfolio included:
American Oriental Bioengineering
Cramer said Yahoo! and Oracle together are a problem and suggested selling Oracle.
The second caller's top holdings included
Cramer blessed this portfolio as diversified.
The third caller had
Del Monte Foods
( DLM) as their top five stocks. For this portfolio, Cramer said "perfect diversification."
Cramer was bullish on
( ALTH) and
He was bearish on
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At the time of publication, Cramer was long Qualcomm, China Unicom, JPMorgan Chase, ConocoPhillips, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Wells Fargo.
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