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Don't Stop Making WebsenseOn days like Black Monday or Cyber Monday, when employees are "stealing" time at work by shopping online for holiday gifts, Grinch-like employers who want to fight back may consider purchasing products such as those made by Websense ( WBSN) said Jim Cramer on his "Mad Money" TV show Monday. Websense makes software that "improves employee productivity and optimizes IT resources," said Cramer. What the products really do is monitor and restrict employee Internet usage, he said, which can help combat lost productivity due to employees shopping online. Websense has received several downgrades recently based partly on valuation, but Cramer is not concerned. Websense has had 26 quarters of sequential revenue growth and has been profitable since Sept. 2001, he said. The company had revenue of $108.5 million during the first three quarters of 2005, just a bit less revenue than the company had in all of 2004. Thus, Websense is experiencing accelerating revenue growth, which should propel the stock, he said. In response to a question about Symantec ( SYMC), Cramer said he would sell Symantec and buy Websense.
Bullish on South KoreaCramer is bullish on South Korea and the best way to play it, he said, is through Shinhan Financial Group ( SHG), Korea's second-largest bank; and FormFactor ( FORM), a semiconductor tool company based in the U.S. that does its manufacturing in Korea. Shinhan is poised to benefit from a strong South Korean economy and "massive deregulation" coming in banking. DRAM products account for 75% of FormFactor's sales, and that business is growing at 25%. But flash memory is where the future is, said Cramer, and FormFactor's flash tool business, while representing just 14% of sales, is growing at 75%, he said. What's more, Fidelity owns 15% of FormFactor, an added vote of confidence.
In response to a question about other investment plays in Asia, Cramer said he likes Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group ( MTU) and Toyota Motor ( TM).
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Stylin'Cramer said an article in the Sunday New York Times could have been big for the stock of OraSure Technologies ( OSUR) if only it hadn't appeared in the Style section, which most Wall Street analysts don't read. OraSure has an at-home, 20-minute HIV test, said Cramer, which could be available over the counter within 12 months if it is approved for home use by the FDA. The test is currently used in clinics, and sales have grown 90% year over year for the past two quarters, he said. The possibility that OraSure's test could be sold over the counter has been public information for a while now, said Cramer, but "people trade on buzz." So, buy the stock before the buzz starts. Airgas ( ARG) CEO Peter McCausland joined Cramer by telephone to talk about Airgas' stock buyback and outlook. McCausland said his company is buying back stock because "it's a good value." Even with the buyback, Airgas has "plenty of firepower to continue making acquisitions, which we intend to do," he said, and plenty of capital for capital expenditures. Cramer asked about Airgas' ability to implement price increases. McCausland said that two or three years ago, Airgas was in a very tough pricing environment. But, customers now are more receptive to price increases, he said. "It's a good environment to be an Airgas shareholder." Cramer summed up the interview saying of Airgas, "I don't want to trade it. I want to own it." Looking out to 2006 and 2007, the stock is "really inexpensive...at 14 times two-years-from-now's earnings. That's my kind of stock." To view Cramer's interview with McCausland,
BullishCramer was bullish on NitroMed ( NTMD), Amgen ( AMGN), Powerwave Technologies ( PWAV), Chesapeake Energy ( CHK), PetroQuest Energy ( PQUE), Ameritrade ( AMTD), National City ( NCC), Commerce Bancshares ( CBSH), Commerce Bancorp ( CBH), JDS Uniphase ( JDSU), Brown & Brown ( BRO), Pixar ( PIXR), Broadcom ( BRCM) and PPG Industries ( PPG). Bearish Cramer was bearish on Cell Genesys ( CEGE), World Fuel Services ( INT), Nektar Therapeutics ( NKTR), Southwest Airlines ( LUV), Equitable Resources ( EQT), Constellation Brands ( STZ), Atmel ( ATML), Checkpoint Systems ( CKP), Under Armour ( UARM) and Research In Motion ( RIMM). For more of Cramer's commentary during the Lightning Round,
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|3.||Don't Buy All at Once||4.||Buy Damaged Stocks|
|5.||Diversify to Control Risk||6.||Do Your Homework|
|7.||Don't Panic||8.||Buy Best-of-Breed|
|9.||Defend Some Stocks||10.||Don't Bet on Bad Stocks|
|11.||Own Fewer Names||12.||Cash Is for Winners|
|13.||No Regrets||14.||Expect Corrections|
|15.||Know Bonds||16.||Don't Subsidize Losers|
|17.||No Room for Hope||18.||Be Flexible|
|19.||Quit When Execs Do||20.||Patience Is a Virtue|
|21.||Be a TV Critic||22.||When to Wait 30 Days|
|23.||Beware the Hype||24.||Explain Your Picks|
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