Cramer's Lightning Round - Prudential Not So Prudent (2/11/09)

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Includes: AVP, BPOP, CVI, GS, IFF, LB, NAT, PRU, TRV
by: Miriam Metzinger

Stocks discussed on the lightning round session of Jim Cramer's Mad Money TV Program, Wednesday February 11.

Bullish Calls:

CVR Energy (NYSE:CVI): "I like this as a speculative play. As margins go up, they make money. I like it."
Nordic American Tanker (NYSE:NAT): "I have faith in them. I think it's fine at $29. If you have to own a tanker it's going to be NAT."
Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV): “I'm only going to recommend Travelers Companies, which has the single best management."
Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS): “I’m only going to recommend Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.”

Bearish Calls:

Avon Products (NYSE:AVP): "Their quarter wasn't as bad as expected but that's not enough anymore. I don't think they have what it takes. I'm going to say don't buy it."
Prudential (NYSE:PRU): “The conference call was a disappointment frankly. They took on more risk than I like.”
Limited Brands (LTD): "I don't see anything there or anyone in their stores. Even the chart looks bad. Limited is going to do nothing."
Popular (NASDAQ:BPOP): "I used to own this stock, but I don't want to touch it now.”
International Flavors and Fragrances (NYSE:IFF): "That one's just OK. It's kind of boring and I'm not going to get behind it. I'm taking a pass."

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