Jim Cramer's first "RealMoney" radio caller Friday wanted to know whether he likes
Cramer said that he likes the drugmaker, which he owns for his
charitable trust, because he thinks it will merge or be bought. He also said it has a lot of good drugs in the pipeline.
However, he warned that Bristol-Myers isn't without risk in the short-term because its drug Plavix has been pummeled by generic compeition.
Still, combining Bristol-Myers with
Action Alerts PLUS stock, makes a lot of sense because it would create a "drug powerhouse."
He recommended buying both companies -- Bristol-Myers because it pays a 4.4% dividend, and Schering-Plough because he believes Chief Executive Fred Hassan is "the single-best manager in the pharmaceuticals area."
Meanwhile, the market appears to believe a spate of energy projects are going to be canceled, Cramer said to a caller, which is why stocks like
are down. But he also sees the problems with energy prices as a short-term situation and thinks that many of the projects will eventually have to be built.
He told another listener to sell her position in
. While aluminum may not be a loser forever, he said Alcoa won't bounce back because it's a poorly run company. Cramer was bullish on
, which he said could hit $70 from its current level at $64. Its Frito-Lay division is doing well and its beverage division is beating out
, he added.
Finally, Cramer said the pessimism about
has been priced into the stock, and it may not have much further to fall. However, he still prefers
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At the time of publication, Cramer was long Bristol-Myers Squibb and Schering-Plough.
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