It's worth taking a shot at Triad ( TRI), Jim Cramer said Friday on CNBC's "Stop Trading!" session.

Cramer said the hospital operator, up 5% at $42.50 off a Deutsche Bank report predicting a leveraged buyout will be unveiled next week, is "a steal" at this level. He added that hospitals going private are the "wave of the future" and said of the analyst who wrote the report, "Why stick your neck out if you don't feel sure about it?"

Cramer was less effusive about Citigroup ( C), saying Friday morning's fourth-quarter earnings report was "not a good quarter" as it showed more evidence that "costs are exploding." Cramer said the stock is "nothing to write home about" and that he won't say sell it right now, given his conviction that bank stocks are in a good spot, but he added that this outfit looks like "the deadest money of the group."

Cramer also expressed surprise at GE ( GE) CEO Jeffrey Immelt's comment that the company is done doing deals this year and that he's not looking for anything "transformative." Cramer said conglomerates such as GE and United Tech ( UTX) are hemmed in right now by the market's view that they don't deserve growing price-to-earnings multiples.

At the time of publication, Cramer had no positions in stocks mentioned.

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