Cramer's 'Mad Money' Follow-Up: July 31

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- 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.


AutoNation ( AN): Cramer said that AutoNation would have been a good way to play the news of the government's "cash for clunkers" program's success. He suspected that others had picked up on that in time, since the stock was already up almost 30% since the program was announced on June 30. At this point, though, the news is already price into the stock.

On Friday, AutoNation closed up 5 cents at $20.68.

Scotts Miracle-Gro ( SMG): Cramer called SMG's recent quarter a "blowout" and said that the "reversal is unwarranted." He told viewers to "hang on" because "that one is a winner."

On Friday, Scotts Miracle-Gro 77 cents, or 1.9%, to close at $39.05.

Occidental Petroleum ( OXY0): Cramer said that Occidental is a "well-run company," and he preferred it to most oil companies, save that it doesn't pay a dividend. "Let's say don't buy for now," he concluded.

On Friday, Occidental closed up 75 cents, or 1.1%, at $71.34.

Motorola ( MOT): Cramer said Motorola "might be out of the woods" and said he'd consider the stock on a pullback. He cautioned viewers to keep in mind that Apple ( AAPL) is "best in show."

On Friday, Motorola slid 3 cents to $7.16, while Apple gained 60 cents to $163.39.

Best Buy ( BBY): Best Buy is another best-in-show stock, said Cramer, and said he likes it for its market share. He also recommended hhgregg ( HGG).

On Friday, Best Buy rose 64 cents, or 1.7%, to close at $37.37, while hhgregg lost 12 cents to $18.35.

-- Written by Rebecca Corvino in New York

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