has been a difficult stock to own the last couple of years, Aaron Task told a caller to Jim Cramer's
"RealMoney" radio show Tuesday. Task, co-executive editor of
, is filling in for Cramer this week.
Task spoke to a caller who suffered a 40% decline in General Motors stock.
General Motors falls into the category of mega-cap stocks, Task said, adding that there is a school of thought out there that they represent a better value on a P/E basis than do small-cap or mid-cap stocks.
"I would be wary of holding down a 40% decline," he said. "But if you haven't owned it yet, it might be a good place to take a nibble at it."
has been a great performer in the last year, Task told another caller. But now it's become more of a show-me stock.
Task believes that the road ahead looks tougher for this stock, and he said he would stop buying it for now.
Guest Will Gabrielski, research analyst at
and co-author of the
Stocks Under Ten
newsletters, added that although H-P has had a good run, he likes
Gabrielski also told a caller that people are fleeing
and that he prefers
Task recommended caution on Marvell.
When a caller asked about
, Task said it has been difficult lately, and although the company's products look great in the store, they fall apart at home.
He said he would rather own
, which he believes has found a bottom and will work its way up from here.
Task said Apple is still in its sweet spot, and Gabrielski agreed that's a go-to stock.
Although Apple might come down a little, Task said the iPod is the device people want to own. Though the company has been suffering a little bit of late, it is likely to benefit after the
meeting, he said.
Task told a caller that he does not like
. He called it a lumbering tech giant that overpays for acquisitions, and said there are better places put to put your money.
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