"Execution is something professional money managers always want to see in a stock," Jim Cramer told viewers of his "Mad Money" TV show Wednesday. However, it can be tricky to compare companies with good execution vs. those with bad execution, he said. The best demonstration of execution is almost always in restaurants and retail, where execution is everything, he added. Consider Domino's Pizza ( DPZ - Get Report) and Papa John's International ( PZZA - Get Report), Cramer said. "They're both in the same business, but one blows up and one gives us good execution."
Taking Control of Your Own DestinyThe Street is hunting for good execution all the time, because it tends to trust management that consistently delivers, Cramer told viewers. Another comparison Cramer used to show the importance of good execution is CVS Caremark ( CVS - Get Report), which Cramer owns for his charitable trust,
Am I Diversified?During the "Am I Diversified?" round, the first player called out the following five plays: Intuitive Surgical ( ISRG), Precision Castparts ( PCP), Google ( GOOG), Cisco ( CSCO) and Procter & Gamble ( PG).
Mad MailDuring the "Mad Mail" segment, Cramer told an emailer that while he doesn't like the fact that Shaw Group CEO J. Bernhard is selling shares of the company, he likes Shaw Group, and the stock was up three points today.