RealMoney Radio: Tastes Like Chicken

Cramer says that takeover talk in the cutthroat chicken industry could mean some mad money.
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Consolidation is the word that explains the pullback in the stock market today, Jim Cramer said on his

"RealMoney" radio show Monday.

While all of last week Wall Street experienced "nice gains" in the

Dow Jones

,

S&P

and

Nasdaq

, it is not so today because "what goes up, does indeed come down," Cramer said.

Keeping that notion in mind, he said there are some concerns that adjustable rate mortgages will be too much for homeowners to bear.

Although Cramer said he is bearish on the housing sector, it's not because of the mortgage rates.

"Housing is in a slump for two reasons," he said. First, it's not doing well because of the high inventory of unsold homes and second, there has been a spike in raw costs -- what it takes to build a home, he said.

Cramer said he is not worried about mortgage rates because "the notion that they're going to default is plain wrong." It doesn't make sense that anyone would take a loan at a higher interest rate, he said.

Also the bond market interest rates are the lowest they've been in five years, he said.

Ever since people have become health conscious and concerned with fat and cholesterol, chicken has become a staple, Cramer told listeners.

As with any industry, there are takeovers and "today's battle is taking place in the chicken provider world," he said.

Pilgrim's Pride

(PPC) - Get Report

has made a $1 billion takeover bid to acquire fellow chicken processor

Gold Kist

(GKIS)

.

Now, Gold Kist shares are up about $6.00 to $18.89, he said.

Although, it's too late to get into Gold Kist now, Cramer believes that people should take a look at

Sanderson Farms

(SAFM) - Get Report

.

If Pilgrim's takes over Gold Kist, this means there will be less competition in the chicken producing sector and less competition means companies in the area will be able to raise prices, he said.

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