RealMoney Radio Recap: Sears in the House

Cramer says that home-related stocks are the way to play a housing comeback. Also, Google gains.
Author:
Publish date:

"The stock market predicts things six months in advance, and analysts don't get that," said Jim Cramer on his

"RealMoney" radio show Tuesday. This includes homebuilding.

When stocks go down but fundamentals are good, analysts reiterate their buy ratings. But after a while, they often give up and go negative, Cramer said.

Eventually there are no sellers left and no analysts to cheerlead -- like in real estate, he added.

In homebuilding, Cramer recommends

Toll Brothers

(TOL) - Get Report

,

Lennar

(LEN) - Get Report

and

KB Homes

(KBH) - Get Report

, which trades at an "incredible" five times earnings.

"Lennar is for me," Cramer said.

Image placeholder title

Cramer also said he likes companies that are related to housing, such as

American Standard

(ASD)

, the maker of toilets and air conditioners,

Black & Decker

(BDK)

, a maker of home appliances, and cabinet company

Fortune Brands

(FO)

.

Cramer also likes industrial and construction-equipment company

Ingersoll Rand

(IR) - Get Report

, which he owns for his charitable trust,

Action Alerts PLUS.

But the best play among home-related stocks is

Sears Holdings

(SHLD)

, trading at a 52-week high of about $169 today, Cramer said. "What you need is a so-so housing play that does well when people want to fix up their homes."

Cramer also holds Sears for his charitable trust and expects shares to go up to $200.

Good for Google

Cramer wishes he could write off

Google's

(GOOG) - Get Report

purchase of

YouTube

as a "nut-job situation," he said.

But "Google is immensely profitable ... beyond-belief profitable."

There's really only one dot-com, and that's Google, Cramer said, adding that any big news regarding "stinky" stock

Yahoo!

(YHOO)

, which is currently owned by Cramer's charitable trust, and

eBay

(EBAY) - Get Report

and

Amazon

(AMZN) - Get Report

happened far too long ago.

"Those companies should have bought YouTube when they had the chance," Cramer said. The Internet giant will "take YouTube and put it through the Google machine," linking search engines and multiplying page views, Cramer said.

And Google's "going to be a powerful stock," possibly hitting $500 by year end. Cramer believes that the stock will be down $6 to $8 Tuesday, but "that's your chance to buy," he says.

I got behind the

New York Stock Exchange

(NYX)

not long after it came public, said Cramer.

Although Cramer says he was initially worried about its expense structure and thought it couldn't be automated the way the

Nasdaq

is, he's no longer worried and expects the stock to go up to $100 within the next six months. Now it's trading at around $77, he said.

Cramer's Callers

"I like the market, with the exception of oil," said Cramer. "I want to take the oil money and put elsewhere," like in tech, financials and retail, he said.

As for brokers

Ameritrade

(AMTD) - Get Report

,

E*Trade

(ET) - Get Report

and

Schwab

(SCHW) - Get Report

-- "I want to buy all three," Cramer told a caller.

Cramer added that he sold Ameritrade from his charitable trust

Action Alerts PLUS too soon.

"This is not a show about politics, it's a show about trying to get you rich," Cramer reminded listeners.

"We're not talking about gun control or the right to bear arms, we're talking about making money," he said after another caller asked whether he should be worried about gun manufacturer

Smith & Wesson

(SWHC)

in light of Democrats' antigun stance.

"Smith & Wesson is great stock," Cramer said, but since the share price has gone up so much recently, he says he wants to be careful.

"I would take off half and let the rest run," he said. "You're playing with the house's money."

"I like

US Air

(LCC)

, but I'm not going to recommend it," Cramer told another caller.

"But for people who really feel they can roll the dice," he recommends

UAL

(UAUA)

.

Cramer also recommended

Continental

(CAL) - Get Report

, adding that airlines work now because oil is going down.

At the time of publication, Cramer was long Yahoo!, Ingersoll Rand and Sears Holdings.

Jim Cramer is a director and co-founder of TheStreet.com. He contributes daily market commentary for TheStreet.com's sites and serves as an adviser to the company's CEO. Outside contributing columnists for TheStreet.com and RealMoney.com, including Cramer, may, from time to time, write about stocks in which they have a position. In such cases, appropriate disclosure is made. To see his personal portfolio and find out what trades Cramer will make before he makes them, sign up for

Action Alerts PLUS. Listen to Cramer's RealMoney Radio show on your computer; just click

here. Watch Cramer on "Mad Money" at 6 p.m. ET weeknights on CNBC. Click

here to order Cramer's latest book, "Real Money: Sane Investing in an Insane World," click

here to get his second book, "You Got Screwed!" and click

here to order Cramer's autobiography, "Confessions of a Street Addict." While he cannot provide personalized investment advice or recommendations, he invites you to send comments on his column by

clicking here.

TheStreet.com has a revenue-sharing relationship with Traders' Library under which it receives a portion of the revenue from Traders' Library purchases by customers directed there from TheStreet.com.