"One of the methods that I suggest to you as you look for investments is ... you gotta look into your medicine chest, your kitchen shelves ... look at what people are doing all around you," said Jim Cramer on his
"RealMoney" radio show Monday.
Among these everyday, money-making ideas, he said to take a closer look at cell phones, a place where
is the dominant player.
didn't make its quarter, he said, and its Razr is getting beaten out by other phones.
Not only did Nokia see its earnings greatly rise last in the last quarter, but also the company said it is increasing its market share, Cramer added.
But Nokia has already made its move, and Cramer said it will take a lot of news to get that company moving again. If you open up a Nokia phone, there are a lot of chips inside, and Cramer said that they are made by
He said that the spring build for Nokia phones will contain more Power Integrations' chips than any other company's. With the stock down five points, Cramer said that this is the play on the success of Nokia.
Cramer told a caller that he has been a huge supporter of
because it is one of many companies making chips for the trend toward "convergence."
This refers to the fact that consumers no longer want PCs. They want devices a bit larger than cell phones that have PC functions and the ability to play music, or they want video-game devices.
Marvell is the only company with exposure to both of these streams, Cramer said.
He said that a lot of selling going on in Marvell is investors bailing because its rival
disappointed Wall Street.
This is a big mistake, Cramer said, adding that he still likes Marvell.
Just as a leopard can't change its spots, Cramer said that
can't change its inefficient corporate structure.
Cramer said that despite a recent "rosy"
New York Times
article about Intel and the fact that it has about 90% of the market share for office computers, the stock has not bottomed.
Even though the company is issuing new chips, it has to move its inventory of old chips. That could mean that Intel sells them for cheap, which would weigh on the entire semiconductor industry, he said.
Advanced Micro Devices
instead, which reported a good quarter.
Plus, AMD is a company now run by engineers, whereas it was once run by salespeople. During this management changeover, the company began to gain market share. Intel took the opposite route, Cramer said.
The company was founded by engineers and scientists who "outmanufactured and outengineered the other guys." Now it is run by a sales guy, and the company is slipping, he said.
But as much as he likes AMD, Cramer said that the ripple effect from Intel leads him to believe that AMD will not move higher in the near future.
A caller wanted to know if Cramer still likes his basket of optical stocks, including
, now that many of them have fallen.
Cramer said that in six to 18 months they will be much higher, but that in six to 18 days he isn't sure what will happen.
The turn is at hand, he said, counseling that the caller have patience for this multiyear story. But, he said that he wouldn't do anything until after these plays report earnings.
Cramer said that one would think $3-a-gallon gas, and about $60 to fill a tank, would kill the economy by putting the freeze on retail, autos and housing. But the
is still advancing.
The market is not freaking because the sectors that are booming are not levered to U.S. consumer spending, he said.
It's overseas markets and federal government spending that are keeping the markets going, he said, as they pour money into sectors like industrial, military and aerospace.
Companies in these sectors are hitting 52-week highs, unlike consumer stocks that include
Defense is going higher because we've got a war in Iraq and a standoff with Iran, Cramer said. In this space, he likes
, which has also profited from an increase in corporate spending on jets.
He also said he would take a look at
In infrastructure, Cramer said that
is the stock to watch. It's a U.S. company, but its great quarter was all thanks to booming business in Brazil, Russia, India and China.
Cramer said that the railroad sector is on fire and that
has had some of the best earnings he has seen from this slew of quarterly reports.
Railroads are making money as they take things from the heartland to the coasts to send to China, he said. He added that
are also benefiting from this trend.
Cramer believes that aerospace is hot because the only way for the airlines to maintain profitability is to upgrade to faster, cheaper and lighter planes.
is the whale of a stock, while the minnow is
, which makes the seats for the cabins. BE Aerospace is at a 52-week high today, he added.
He also likes
, which performs engine overhaul, and
, which refurbishes landing gear.
Finally, he said that not even governments that generally favor industry over the environment will allow plants to burn coal without following some environmental regulations.
The plays on this trend are
, he said. Cramer owns Foster Wheeler for his
ActionAlerts PLUS charitable trust portfolio.
He said that these companies will get the contracts to rebuild plants so that companies will not run afoul of environmental laws.
Even though Cramer likes
, the stock has doubled in four months and said that it is time to "ring the register."
"You could get slaughtered" and these levels, he told a caller. He added that with such a huge run, there is little that the company could say during its earnings report that would push the stock higher.
Similarly, he said that
has moved too much to be a buy. It was at $5 a year ago and is now at $15.
People have started to take profits, Cramer said. He would wait until it hit $12 before going back in.
He told a caller that it has always been difficult for him to make a call on
, in part because his daughter is on the same sports team as the daughter of Celgene's senior vice president and chief financial officer.
He likes the company because it has a hammerlock on a drug that works against blood cancer and that it has cornered that market.
However, the stock is up $1.50 today, and Cramer said that now would be a good time to get out because the stock may be getting ahead of itself.
He said that he has been buying
for his charitable trust because he believes that it has a brighter future than Celgene.
He also said that he likes
International Securities Exchange
because it is a fully electronic exchange for options trading.
Options trading it big right now, he said, and is the reason why he has recommended in the past stocks including
Chicago Mercantile Exchange
At the time of publication, Cramer was long Cephalon and Foster Wheeler.
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