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.
Apple ( AAPL): Cramer said Apple had the potential to hit $200 a share again. Later on in the show, he called Apple the smartphone king. On Friday, Apple was trading up $1.74, or 1.1%, to $159.56. Nucor ( NUE): President and CEO Dan DiMicco joined Cramer, who said that he believes in the company and would buy Nucor under $40 a share. On Friday, Nucor was recently adding 41 cents to $44.76. Palm ( PALM): With the stock up 360% for the year, Cramer recommended selling Palm. Apple was the only smartphone play Cramer would recommend. On Friday, Palm was trading up 26 cents, or 1.8%, to $14.42. Moody's ( MCO): "You should be worried," Cramer said on the "Lightning Round" segment, and did not recommend the stock. On Friday, Moody's was adding 31 cents, or 1.2%, to $25.83.