(Updated with stock prices.)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 Friday's "Mad Money" show fared today.
ArcSight ( ARST): Cramer's "Speculative Friday" pick last week was this Internet security firm, which he said could benefit from recent cyber attacks. He liked the stock's fundamentals, too, including its $91 million in cash and 34% growth rate, and said earnings estimates are too low. On Monday, ArcSight closed up 93 cents, or 5.7%, at $17.15. NetApp ( NTAP): Cramer called this stock a "winner" and said its "business is on fire." He also liked EMC ( EMC). NetApp added 82 cents, or 4.3%, to close at $20.03, while EMC was up 22 cents, or 1.7%, to $13.02. International Game Technology ( IGT): Cramer did not recommend this stock because he said there isn't "any pickup in gaming." IGT gained 17 cents, or 1.2%, on Monday to close at $14.84.