The fourth-quarter tech rally is ready to roll, James Cramer said Friday on his
"RealMoney" radio show.
is seeing huge demand for its Xbox 360, having already sold out of its planned Nov. 22 launch, said Cramer.
raised estimates Thursday night. Foundries such as
are seeing "big upticks" in orders, said Cramer.
boosted its dividend and
"can't meet demand," Cramer said. Ditto for
on many of its cell phones, according to Cramer.
Cramer pointed out
was downgraded at $50 earlier this week, but the stock was fetching $53.17 Friday afternoon.
Not every area of tech is rallying, though, said Cramer. There are problems in disk drives, since Apple decided to use flash memory in its iPods instead of small disk drives, he said. But flash makers such as
are doing great, according to Cramer.
problems seem to be Cisco-specific.
, although it has been a laggard, trades at just 16 times earnings, so Cramer refuses to give up on it.
"The most important factor out there in favor of technology is the skepticism." said Cramer. "That skepticism is misplaced."
Don't miss out on the fourth-quarter tech rally just because there are pockets that aren't doing as well, Cramer advised. The fourth quarter starts next week. "I need you to have at least one tech in your stock portfolio," he said.
RealMoney.com contributor and Stocks Under $10 co-author David Peltier joined Cramer to discuss low-priced stocks. Peltier had these things to say about the stocks mentioned.
: The company warned last night, and there is "downside risk should natural gas prices retreat." At least wait for a pullback before buying.
: Expensive, but very profitable. Still, Peltier would prefer
MEMC Electronic Materials
T-3 Energy Services
: Peltier would "ring the register."
: Peltier said this is a stock he would avoid. The company is being hurt by input costs and isn't able to pass on those costs to customers.
: "Looks very legit," said Peltier. The company had a "hiccup" in the second quarter, but has since received orders which seem to demonstrate the company is back on track. Peltier could see the stock going to $5 or $6 in the "next couple months" from a recent $4, and could eventually grow into being a takeover candidate.
Cramer wrapped up the segment cautioning "most stocks under $10 are there for a reason." The reason, he said, is they're not doing well. "Be very, very careful with stocks under $10," he said.
Speaking on oil and gas stocks, Cramer said he would be a buyer Tuesday after the stocks have had a chance to "cool off" from end-of-quarter markups.
In response to a question on
, Cramer said he would "be a buyer right here."
as a regulated utility play.
Finally, Cramer said he believes
is "breaking out here."
Cramer was bullish on
Fording Canadian Coal Trust
Alliance Resource Partners
Cramer was bearish on
At the time of publication, Cramer was long Fording Canadian Coal Trust, Intel, Lucent, Motorola, Microsoft, Qualcomm and UnitedHealth Group.
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