John commented on several high-profile brands including BlackBerry ( BBRY), which he recommended shorting in 2010. He said BlackBerry missed the mark when it started listening to retailers over customers, a move which cost the company dearly. When asked about Apple ( AAPL), another Action Alerts PLUS holding, John said shares were priced for perfection and even Apple isn't perfect. The brand is still cool, however, and John expects the company to recover. Samsung has been smart because that brand has been hustling its way to the top slowly, he added. When asked about his top picks for the next few years, John gave the nod to Walgreen ( WAG), Urban Outfitters ( URBN), Nike ( NKE), Yahoo! ( YHOO), Visa ( V), MasterCard ( MA) and Facebook ( FB). All of these brands have what it takes to prosper and grow, he noted.
No Huddle Offense
In his "No Huddle Offense" segment, Cramer commented on two stocks that were left for dead but now have investors scrambling to catch up: Ross Stores ( ROST) and Bed Bath & Beyond ( BBBY). Cramer said that investors deserted Ross at the bottom, but when the company didn't disappoint its shares roared. The same was true for Bed Bath. The company missed on its earnings but still has a solid growth path and the possibility of being taken private. To sign up for Jim Cramer's free Booyah! newsletter with all of his latest articles and videos please click here.To watch replays of Cramer's video segments, visit the Mad Money page on CNBC. -- Written by Scott Rutt in Washington, D.C. To email Scott about this article, click here: Scott Rutt Follow Scott on Twitter @ScottRutt or get updates on Facebook, ScottRuttDC