A Vote for Diebold"If you thought the 2000 elections were bad, wait until this year," Cramer said, referring to numerous reports that there are problems with new voting machines and that the Department of Justice is suing states for not having up-to-date voting equipment. It's a headache for states holding primaries and for the federal government, he said. And it could mean money in the bank for investors who buy Diebold ( DBD). The company is the largest maker of voting machines, and Cramer said that the stock fell to near $40 from about $57 because the company missed its earnings estimates. "This stock is on sale," he said, adding that the stock is damaged, but the company is intact. Plus, he said, it's the answer to the problem of not having enough voting machines and Cramer believes that it's the company that states will turn to in order to not be sued for having outmoded equipment.
Good to GrowCramer told a caller that Broadcom ( BRCM) and Marvell Tech ( MRVL) are on his list of underperforming stocks that he believes will rise after their next quarterly earnings results. He said that the good earnings news would validate the virtue of patience. Cramer believes that the stocks will rebound because they are "at the heart of the digital revolution" and enable consumers to send messages from cell phones to the Internet, watch cable TV and send digital video through telephone lines. He reminded listeners that to make money in stocks, you have to find growth. He referred to newspaper articles that say PC shipments are due to slow down. It was a fabulous business in the 1980s and 1990s, he said, "but chances are that your computer does everything you need it to do," and you won't need to buy a new one for some time.