RealMoney Radio Recap: Dining for Dollars

Cramer says that casual dining chains and homebuilders are to be bought. Also, home appliance hurrah.
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You must get out of staples, Jim Cramer iterated Friday on his on his

"RealMoney" radio show.

He told listeners to get out of


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General Mills

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and into


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, as well as companies with casual-dining chains, such as


parent company

Yum! Brands

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Additionally, Cramer said that

Olive Garden


Red Lobster



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are restaurant plays.

Cramer also recommended homebuilders, which are down today after a disappointing report from




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Crummy IPOs

"This is the best market I've seen in six years," said Cramer.

An article in

The Wall Street Journal

today blamed a number of withdrawn initial public offerings on bad market conditions. But, Cramer said, it's possible that the companies withdrew their offerings because "maybe these are crummy companies."

Maybe the executives at companies such as

El Pollo Loco

are getting greedy, and maybe there are merchandise problems, Cramer said.

But there have been a number of great IPO stories, he added, citing defense contractor



, voice and communications company

Acme Packet


and health insurer


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"Those deals get done when others get shelved," Cramer said.


Home Depot

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is blowing up, and the management is clueless," said Cramer.

They've fired everybody but the guy at the top, "Home Despot's" CEO Bob Nardelli, and the company is falling apart, said Cramer. The problem with Home Depot is that people just don't like it anymore, Cramer said.

"I've switched to


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"You need to pull the trigger on Lowe's" when its biggest competitor is falling apart, Cramer said.

Cramer's Callers

Lowe's may have taken a hit because of a negative analyst's report from research firm Prudential today, but this is an opportunity to buy, he said. Lowe's will benefit from the "total disarray" of Home Depot.

It's too late to get into

J.C. Penney

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because it's gone up already, but Lowe's hasn't yet, Cramer said.

After finishing his analysis of


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quarter, Cramer said that one thing that seemed to come out of left field was how well home appliances did.

And if GE is doing well, so is


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, he told one caller who asked about the company. "Not until it gets to $100 from $88 would I take the stock off the table."

Whirlpool makes washers and dryers for



, which Cramer recommends and owns for his charitable trust,

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is terrific," Cramer said to another caller. The stock reached a 52-week high today and it's the best single name in tech, he said.

Shares, which are currently trading just over $24.50, wouldn't even be expensive at $30, Cramer said. He also recommends

Acme Packet



Copper has been shooting up, and the companies are in a "miraculously good situation," Cramer told another caller inquiring about

Southern Copper


. "I like copper because it's in short supply," he said.

Cramer also recommends

Phelps Dodge

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, which he says is cheap. "That stock could double and not be expensive," he said.

At the time of publication, Cramer was long Sears Holdings.

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