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 Thursday's "Mad Money" show fared today.
Chattem ( CHTT): Cramer interviewed CEO Zan Guerry about the company's recent earnings results, which have been criticized. According to Guerry, lower sales in some markets are countered by profits from the company's major brands. Cramer agreed. On Friday, Chattem added 21 cents to close at $63.30. Akamai ( AKAM): Cramer called the stock "controversial" and recommended selling it. Akamai gained 30 cents, or 1.7%, to close at $18.49 on Friday. Delta ( DAL): "Sell, sell, sell," said Cramer. Dell added 15 cents, or 2.6%, to $5.90 on Friday. Sunoco ( SUN): Cramer said the refining business is "awful," and Sunoco is a "falling knife" he doesn't want to catch. On Friday, the stock slid down 21 cents, or 0.9%, to $22.09. RadioShack ( RSH): Cramer said he prefers Best Buy ( BBY). On Friday, RadioShack closed down 4 cents at $12.93, while Best Buy lost 9 cents to $32.77.