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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Did you miss last night's "Mad Money" on CNBC? If so, here are Jim Cramer's top takeaways for today's trading.
Ulta Salon (ULTA) - Get Ulta Beauty Inc Report : In his first exclusive interview, Cramer spoke with Mary Dillon, CEO of Ulta Salon, the beauty retailer that just posted a 3-cents-a-share earnings beat on a 19.4% rise in revenue year over year and a 10.1% bump in same-store sales at its 800 locations.
Dillon said that guests are clearly responding to Ulta's model of providing everything related to beauty all in one place. That message will only get stronger as the company prepares to roll out it's first national ad campaign shortly after Labor Day. That campaign, Dillon said, will really put Ulta on the map.
When asked about ecommerce, Dillon said the online side of Ulta is growing nicely but the company continues to focus on the in-store experience offering guests a lot more than just products to buy.
As for future plans, Dillon said Ulta continues to work toward opening 100 stores a year and there are still opportunities for smaller-footprint stores in urban and smaller rural areas.
Cramer said there aren't many companies that have the organic growth of Ulta, which is why investing in Ulta still works even in a turbulent market.
Cheniere Energy (LNG) - Get Cheniere Energy, Inc. Report : In his second interview, Cramer sat down with Charif Souki, chairman, president and CEO of Cheniere, the liquified natural gas exporter that's getting ever-closer to making its first overseas deliveries.
Souki said the oil markets are close to a bottom. He noted there is no spare capacity left in the market and capital expenditures have declined, leading to an inevitable rebound in prices.
Meanwhile, in the natural gas market, Souki expects prices to remain under $3 for the foreseeable future as production in the Marcellus and Utica shale regions remain profitable and reliable.
Turning to his own business, Souki said that while Cheniere will begin exporting gas by the end of 2015, its first liquified production line, or train, will make its first commercial deliveries in April. After that, Cheniere is set to add one additional train every six months until all seven of its trains are completed in 2019.
Cramer called Souki a visionary for having built his company from the ground up at a time when no one else thought it would be possible.
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Intrexon is a small, development-stage biotech working on synthetic DNA sequences with the potential to be used in everything from food and drugs to energy and consumer products. Using its technology, Intrexon has helped pioneer salmon that grow twice as fast, apples that don't brown after you bite into them and even microbes that help make cheaper, cleaner fuel.
But for as promising as Intrexon, the company, is, its stock is another story. It's up 61% for the year but has fallen sharply by 32% in just the past month. Many skeptics call the company pie-in-the-sky technology and a full 25% of its shares are sold short as a result.
Cramer said while Intrexon doesn't yet have products in the market, he does trust the company's CEO, Randall Kirk, who has a proven track record of getting the job done. With shares down so big, Cramer blessed Intrexon as a speculative investment for those who can afford to lose money if things don't quite go as well as the company plans.
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