Cramer's Lightning Round - Don't Penalize UPS for Being Conservative (8/13/09)

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 |  Includes: AA, AIG, ATO, CGA, D, DOW, HAS, IP, MAT, MU, STEC, TSM, UPS
by: Miriam Metzinger

Stocks discussed on the lightning round session of Jim Cramer's Mad Money TV Program, Thursday August 13.

Bullish Calls:

Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO), Dominion Resources (NYSE:D): "That's a sign of strength (at a 52-week high), but since I buy utilities based on yield, I prefer Dominion right here."

Hasbro (NASDAQ:HAS): "I prefer Hasbro to Mattel. It is better-run."

STEC (NASDAQ:STEC), Micron (NASDAQ:MU), Taiwan Semiconductor (NYSE:TSM): "STEC and Micron are part of what makes a phone smart...their chips are in everything...people don't understand the tremendous bull market in semiconductors...and Taiwan Semi, too...these are all on fire"

Potash (NYSE:POT)

United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS): "Is a fabulous company. It is very non-promotional. They are unwilling to declare a bottom. UPS should not be penalized because they are conservative...I would buy right here"

Alcoa (NYSE:AA), Dow (NYSE:DOW) and International Paper (NYSE:IP): "I was doing work on Dow, Alcoa and International Paper; all three are fabulous recovery plays. They are on the rampage....AA is going higher because there is a lot of aluminum in cars...on the release of that darned Dreamliner we are going to catch an 8 point move"

Bearish Calls:

Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT)

China Green Agriculture (NYSE:CGA): "Oh man, I gotta go to China for an agriculture company? This China thing is up huge. Let's not speculate on that when we can buy Potash"

AIG (NYSE:AIG): "There is a big short squeeze...I think the government is going to exact a lot of money. I don't think there will be a lot of money left for shareholders."

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