Cramer's Lightning Round - The Ultimate Obama Play (1/8/09)

by: Miriam Metzinger

Stocks discussed in the lightning round session of Jim Cramer’s Mad Money TV program, Thursday January 8.

Bullish Calls:

MasTech (NYSE:MTZ): “I recommend it right here. Mastech is the ultimate Obama play now.”
DryShips (NASDAQ:DRYS): “You got it…I feel very strongly this is going to be a winner. I see the Baltic dry index has bottomed…China is coming back.”
Heinz (HNZ): "How the heck can this one be yielding 4%? People think it is too levered to the dollar…I like Heinz; it has been disappointing but I think it will come back.”

Bearish Calls:

CSX (NYSE:CSX): “Boy this stock has come down and come down big …until I know more, I am going to say don’t buy. It doesn’t have a good yield.”
Halliburton (NYSE:HAL): “This stock is uniquely levered to natural gas and has had a nice move. I don’t know what the quarter is going to be. I’m going to stick with it but I don’t want you to buy. These stocks have had a big move, and I don’t trust them at this level.”
Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS): “ I want you to take profits…I still don’t like casino gambling. It is still dependant on Macau.”
Indevus Pharma (IDEV): “I want you to sell IDEV..You just had a very big gain from that (merger with Endo). I need you to take a profit right now. I want you to sell it.”
Endo Pharma (NASDAQ:ENDP)

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