Jim Cramer's Top Takeaways: Red Hat, Finish Line, Nike, Micron

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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 Monday's trading.

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Red Hat (RHT): In an exclusive interview, Cramer sat down with Jim Whitehurst, president and CEO, and Frank Calderoni, the new CFO of Red Hat. Shares of Red Hat have risen 40% over the past 12 months.

Whitehurst said the majority of the world's equity markets run on Red Hat software, including the New York Stock Exchange. That's because of Red Hat's speed and security features.

When asked about his move from Cisco (CSCO) to Red Hat, Calderoni explained Cisco has always had a great partnership with Red Hat, and the company was a logical choice for his next opportunity. Both Red Hat and Cisco have a lot of synergies when it comes to building the cloud-based systems companies are craving.

Whitehurst also touted Red Hat's subscription model as a big plus for his company, saying Red Hat has both a high renewal rate and is always innovating with new services that customers can sign up for.

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