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Stocks discussed on the Lightning Round session of Jim Cramer's Mad Money TV Program, Friday January 18.

Bullish Calls:

KKR (KFN): "This is the best and has the highest yield in the group. I have been behind it for ages, and I'm sticking with it."

Synovus Financial (NYSE:SNV): "I think it is coming back. It is a great spec stock. I want to see the quarter. I want to see if TARP is repaid, and if so, I want to pull the trigger."

International Rectifier Corporation (NYSE:IRF): "If the semi sector is coming back, IRF is a buy."

AIG (NYSE:AIG): "AIG gives you the most upside."

Bearish Calls:

Verizon (NYSE:VZ): "People want excitement, and they want global growth. Verizon is strictly a domestic play ... it is just a hold. If it goes lower, you can buy it if you want a dividend stock, but we want global growth."

Aflac (NYSE:AFL): "Aflac is too high." (Cramer prefers AIG).

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Source: Cramer's Lightning Round - Verizon Isn't Exciting Anymore (1/18/13)