(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 Monday's "Mad Money" show fared today.
Goldman Sachs ( GS): According to Cramer, Meredith Whitney's Goldman upgraded yesterday should be enough to move the market higher. Whitney, who has been bearish on the financials, upgraded the stock to buy with a $186 price target. On Tuesday, Goldman closed up 22 cents at $149.66. Frontier Communications ( FTR): As part of a deal between Frontier and Verizon ( VZ), Verizon shareholders will receive Frontier stock in exchange for millions of rural landlines. According to CEO Maggie Wilderotter, Frontier will triple in size as a result of the deal and save more than $500 million. Cramer said that after the deal goes through, and after enough time has passed for Verizon shareholders who want to sell their Frontier shares to do so, he'd buy Frontier. Frontier closed down 2 cents at $6.63, while Verizon lost 10 cents to $28.95.
W.R. Grace ( GRA): Even though W.R. Grace is in bankruptcy, Cramer said it has strong fundamentals and should emerge from bankruptcy within a few months with good news ahead. The stock added 50 cents, or 4.3%, to close at $12.02 on Tuesday. AT&T ( T) : Cramer recommended the stock for a retirement portfolio based on its dividend. On Tuesday, AT&T lost 32 cents, or 1.4%, to $23.45. Paccar ( PCAR): Cramer said the stock's "on fire" and that he'd "buy, buy, buy this one, especially below $30." Paccar closed up 35 cents, or 1.2%, at $30.34 on Tuesday. American Dairy ( ADY): Cramer did not recommend the stock. "This is a Chinese play, and I don't want to touch it," he said. On Tuesday, American Dairy closed up $3.97, or 19.8%, at $24.05. Jones Apparel ( JNY): Cramer said he wasn't a big fan of retail but that "if you have to own an apparel company, this is the one." Jones Apparel added 6 cents to $9.75 on Tuesday. Lincoln National ( LNC): Having given it much thought, Cramer said Lincoln was a buy. The stock closed up 28 cents, or 1.8%, at $15.73 on Tuesday. Check out the latest edition of "Cramer's Take on Headline Stocks" on Stockpickr.