Cramer's Top Stock Picks: AGN BP CRL PRU AIG

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Here are some of the hot stocks Jim Cramer talked about on Thursday's "Mad Money" on CNBC:

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Allergan ( AGN): Cramer said despite disappointing data from two of its drugs, Allergan is a buy based on the rest of its drug pipeline.

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BP ( BP): Is it time to invest in BP again? Cramer said the company's oil spill problems are largely behind it and production growth is picking up.

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Charles River Laboratories ( CRL): With drug makers and biotechs ramping up research, Charles River is the company they turn to for the laboratory needs.

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Prudential ( PRU) and American International Group ( AIG): Insurance stocks are on fire, said Cramer, and these are just two of the names investors should step up and buy, buy, buy.

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