"Get on board with
," Jim Cramer urged listeners on his
"RealMoney" radio show Monday.
This company "is doing every single thing right," he said. In fact, if people bought one share of Google this morning, they would be up $20 already.
"Google is the eight-ton gorilla in the room that is crushing the competition and is the stock every mutual fund will have to own by the end of the year," he said. "Mutual funds want winners, and the winner for the last three years has been Google."
And on "an apples-to-apples basis," Google is cheaper than
, Cramer said.
"Get a share or two," he advised. "Get on the Google train where the next stop is $500. All aboard!"
Google was recently trading at $482.
"The market is back up, and it's making people money again," Cramer said, adding that the time is right to be in the market now because it is not finished going up.
said today it is going to slow its rate of growth, but this is a good thing because the retail chain can take the time to make its existing stores better, he said.
"It is showing signs of life," he said. "Despite my misgivings about Wal-Mart, it could be headed up."
, which has been experiencing sales gains, is "headed right to $50," Cramer said.
Coca-Cola was recently trading at $47.13.
As stupid as it may be,
is a buy off the fact that it's going to be a "bidding war battleground" for private equity firms, Cramer said.
The private equity guys believe they are rich enough to own a newspaper when it comes to Tribune. Even though it may have some "unique media assets," all told, it is an "indebted newspaper conglomerate," Cramer said.
There is no doubt that the private-equity investors are attracted to Tribune's TV assets and not its newspaper assets. In the end, though, Cramer says that someone is "going to get stuck owning a newspaper."
Private equity firms believe that they can do a better job by firing people and making a leveraged TV play; and in the end, "all will win," Cramer said.
"When things are bad at a company, it is good to change things around." And it's especially a good thing when the company brings in a CEO who is not related to the sector of the company, Cramer said.
He added that when a new CEO has nothing to do with the culture of a company, he can clean house.
In particular, Cramer said two such situations come to mind:
In both cases, the companies replaced the existing family CEOs with new ones, and now both stocks are ready to move higher, he said.
Up six points to $53, Wrigley has a group of people in management who are intent on making some changes. The stock should move down a dollar or two and then go up, Cramer said.
"Let it come in a little and then buy it," he advised
may have been knocked down because of
Bank of America's
new free trading plan, but Cramer told a caller that he believes Ameritrade is a buy.
Although Bank of America's plan offers free trading for people who put at least $25,000 in a single account, people get less interest on their money.
"I don't think this is the death of Ameritrade, but the stock's acting like it is," he said. "That tells me people should be buying the stock. It is too cheap."
Responding to his next caller, Cramer said that
, which has "great" management, "is killing these clowns at
"Boeing at $82 is going higher," he said.
Cramer advised another caller to add to her position in
The stock, which is a play on the fact that we don't have enough qualified nurses in this country, is at its 52- week high and is going higher, he said.
"You should be willing to pay $32 for this stock," Cramer told the caller. AMN Healthcare was recently trading at $25.80.
When a caller inquired about
, Cramer said he is not concerned about the long-term problem concerning
getting aggressive on the pharmacy front.
is also good speculative stock," he added.
Cramer told another caller that
is "very right."
"If you imitate Warren Buffett," whom Cramer called "the greatest investor of this time" and also owns USG, Cramer said "you are going to make a lot of money."
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