"If you can't give me growth, I'm not interested." That's what the market is saying about the big three corporate breakups seen in the last couple of weeks, Jim Cramer told his
"RealMoney" radio show listeners Friday.
are being split up out of frustration over sluggish growth and underperformance, and that frustration isn't vanishing anytime soon, Cramer said.
They thought that if they cobbled these pieces together we'd want to buy the end product. And they were wrong, he said.
"Now they think if they split them up, then we'll want to buy. And they'll be wrong again."
This is one time that the market is being "somewhat intelligent," Cramer said. The market sees that we wouldn't have to deal with these new pieces if the companies themselves had been better before the breakups, he said. Moreover, it sees that the pieces aren't going to grow faster after the split-up,
"And if any of these properties were more interesting, they would have been snapped up," he said.
So, if you expect these stocks to pop after management throws up its hands and says "We don't know what we're doing," it's not going to happen, Cramer added.
Big institutional buyers don't want pieces of undervalued paper, Cramer said. They want pieces of paper that represent assets of companies that grow incredibly fast.
This is why names like
must be owned no matter the price because they have great growth prospects.
Cramer was bullish on:
Cramer was bearish on:
Compania de Telecomunicaciones
Will Gabrielski from
TheStreet.com's Stocks Under $10 newsletter joined Cramer to give him the lowdown on the stocks that stumped him on
Canadian Superior Energy
( SNG) was the only stock in the bunch that appealed to Gabrielski.
The company recently started a coal bed methane operation that helped grow production by 27% year-over-year in 2005, Gabrielski said. Plus, it has an interesting property in Trinidad, where much of the world's natural liquid gas comes from. It will begin drilling in 2006.
But he said that he still prefers
, a Houston-based company that operates in Gabon.
He said that it trades at 4.5 times cash flow, and that its good relationship with the government in Gabon has helped it net a five-year extension to continue to drill in a field where it has had some success.
But at $5, Gabrielski said he'd start booking gains.
He said that he'd steer clear of
, which he said doesn't have any real revenue at this point.
He said that it's interesting as an asset play, but that there's no way to know how hard it would be to actually extract from the ground the minerals it claims exist in Alaska.
Gabrielski said that the Stocks Under $10 group just closed out a successful position in
, booking gains after a nice run.
During the show's 401(k) segment, Cramer urged a listener to purchase
Fidelity Contrafund, even though he cannot pick it up through his
"Just go right to Fidelity and do it," Cramer said. "I like to have my assets all on one piece of paper -- it's true. But I'm not going to sacrifice good returns for ease of paperwork."
He emphasized that it's important to be with the right manager, and that Fidelity Contrafund's Will Danoff is one of the best around.
He told another caller that he would wait before getting into
Charles & Colvard
He said that he believes that there's nothing wrong with the company, but that diamonds are usually purchased at year-end. So, he would wait until next year, when he thinks the stock will really move again.
He discussed gold with another listener, saying that two major revenue streams have boosted the price of the precious metal.
The first is from OPEC nations looking for a place to put money, since being in a particular currency seems unappealing. The other stream is from demand for the physical metal from India and China.
Gold is at $528 and is going much higher, he said. That's why Cramer bought Anglo-American, one of the world's top gold-mining companies, for his
Action Alerts PLUS portfolio. It also owns 40% of diamond giant DeBeers.
Finally, he told a listener who wants to buy Ameritrade stock for its upcoming dividend that he'd sell half his position in
Advanced Micro Devices
and use the money to buy Ameritrade. However, he told the caller, he would hold on to
At the time of publication, Cramer was long Ameritrade, Anglo-American and Yahoo!.
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