Every night on "Mad Money," Jim Cramer offers market commentary and general investment advice, and he makes calls on specific stocks, both of his own choosing and in response to viewer requests. He relies on his many years of experience and strong track record, and he takes full responsibility for his calls." I never shirk from admitting my mistakes; instead, I dwell on them to learn from them. I change my mind, I take losses, I own up to them," Cramer has said. Here we track some of his calls from the previous episode of "Mad Money" and find out, at least in the very short term, how the stocks are performing. Keep in mind that Cramer might not have been recommending that viewers take immediate action on a stock. And, of course, it's up to the individual investor to do his or her own homework. That said, here's how some of the stocks that Cramer talked about on Monday's "Mad Money" show fared today.
Apple ( AAPL): Cramer said that 9.5% unemployment is certainly bad for the economy, but that doesn't mean that there aren't positives to be found. For example, Apple is seeing great iPhone sales numbers. On Tuesday, Apple closed down $3.21, or 2.3%, at $135.40. General Mills ( GIS): Cramer anticipated a slow economic recovery and said taht defensive names such as General Mills, which he owns for his Action Alerts PLUS charitable trust, will benefit from the inherent layoffs and lower commodity prices. On Tuesday, General Mills fell 51 cents, or 0.8%, to $59.89. Yum! ( YUM): Yum!, another Action Alerts PLUS name, is another defensive stock that should do well as the economy slowly recovers, Cramer said. On Tuesday, Yum! fell 35 cents, or 1%, to $34.50.