Cramer's Lightning Round - I Want Masco And Fortune To Merge (1/23/13)

by: Miriam Metzinger

Stocks discussed on the Lightning Round session of Jim Cramer's Mad Money TV Program, Wednesday January 23.

Bullish Calls:

Masco (NYSE:MAS), Fortune Brands (NYSE:FBHS): "Masco is a good stock. It just spiked. It is one of my favorites. I like Fortune Brands too. I want those two to merge. I would buy Fortune too."

EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG): "I want you to cut it in half. I am worried. Sell some and let the rest run, and you'll be in terrific shape."

Westar (NYSE:WR): "I've always liked it. It's sleepy, it's slow, but it's a nice gainer."

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS): "I'd buy 50 here and buy 50 more at $ has just spiked, but it is good."

Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK): "It is an inexpensive stock with a good yield, and it is one of my favorites. I want to buy."

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA): "I like that stock. A lot of people got discouraged. I want you to own that stock."

Isis Pharmaceuticals (ISIS): "Let's stay with Isis for now. Buy more lower. There will be more disappointment."

Genworth (NYSE:GNW), Travelers (NYSE:TRV): "I've been watching Genworth for years and it's got its act together. I prefer Travelers."

Bearish Calls:

Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN): "I want management to come on (the show) and rid me of my bias against that, because I have never liked that technology."


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