Jim Cramer's Top Takeaways: Denny's, Target, Chipotle Mexican Grill

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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Did you miss last night's "Mad Money" on CNBC? If so, here are Jim Cramer's top takeaways for today's trading.

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Denny's (DENN) : In an exclusive interview, Cramer sat down with John Miller, president and CEO at Denny's, a stock that's up 66% over the past year but has fallen 10% so far in 2015.

Miller said that part of Denny's success is providing choices and balance on their menu. That's why Denny's is able to attract everyone from baby boomers to millennials to its restaurants, as they offer everything from breakfast to $10 entrees.

Miller also noted that customers enjoy Denny's "come as you are" environment, which is why the 62-year-old brand is in the process up updating many of its locations with a fresh but familiar interior.

Cramer called Denny's both an amazing place to eat as well as a great place to invest.

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Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) , The Fresh Market (TFM) and Whole Foods Market (WFM) : Is it time to start bottom fishing for natural and organic grocery store stocks? Cramer thinks not.

Mad Money viewers learned on last night's show there's yet another competitor coming to the natural and organic space, and it's Target (TGT) . Target, an Action Alerts PLUS holding, has a new focus on wellness and that means its shelves will be filling up with natural, organic and gluten-free items, taking even more wind from the sails of the rest of the cohort.

So while the natural food movement is expected to top $40 billion, with so many players, including Costco (COST) , fighting for customers, gross margins can only continue to fall.

Investors should always avoid battlegrounds, Cramer concluded, and with Target out to win, the organic aisle at your grocery store has just gotten too risky.

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Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) , Monster Beverage (MNST) and Lululemon Athletica (LULU) : Cramer went "Off the Charts" for a technical read on these three high-flying stocks that have lost their mojo in recent months. His conclusion? Only two are worth buying.

It's not unusual for market leaders to take a breather, but Cramer noted that the fundamentals remain strong at both Chipotle and Monster Beverage. Lulu, however, may continue to be challenged by a declining retail market, which prompted Cramer to recommend selling.

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At the time of publication, Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS had no position in stocks mentioned.

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