Editor's Note: The following are questions received from viewers of "Mad Money," seen every day at 6 p.m. EDT on CNBC.

Regarding your recommendation of Sonic (SONC) , are you concerned about the strength of the company's balance sheet?-- Ed from Pennsylvania

James J. Cramer:

Sonic's explosive growth in recent years hasn't forced management to lever up the balance sheet. That said, I believe the drive-in restaurant is healthy enough to continue its expansion across the balance sheet. Total debt is just 19% of total capitalization. Sonic can also easily cover its annual interest expense more than 15 times with earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT).

I've often read that the only thing harder than buying a stock at the right time is deciding when to sell it. For example, I purchased Home Depot (HD) - Get Report two years ago at much lower prices. Is now the time to take profits?-- Ryan from Houston, Texas

James J. Cramer:

I believe that Home Depot still has a bright future because consumers continue to spend heavily on their homes. In fact, the stock probably could move up toward $50 in the coming quarters. Even so, it has nearly doubled in the past two years, and if you take some profits off the table here, you're essentially playing with the house's money.

Should I sell Anheuser-Busch (BUD) - Get Report? The company has good fundamentals and a popular brand, but the stock has not performed well.-- Matt from San Francisco

James J. Cramer:

Yes, the company has a good brand, but I'd sell Anheuser-Busch at these prices. Competition is heating up in the beer business, and volume growth will be hard to come by in the coming months. In the beverage space,


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Verizon (VZ) - Get Report has been hovering for weeks. Should I sell it here, or wait and try to recoup some of my losses?-- Phyllis from Kansas

James J. Cramer:

I don't care about where a stock has been, only about where it's going. Whether you bought it five years ago or five minutes ago, I believe that Verizon should be sold. Sure, the company's 4.7% dividend yield looks secure for the time being -- but margins are razor-thin in the telecom business, and aren't likely to improve in the near term.

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