Cramer's Lightning Round - Pfizer Is Like a U.S. Savings Bond (8/17/09)

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Includes: AFL, BMY, CBU, CFSG, CY, FNFG, HPY, LLY, MRK, PAYX, PFE
by: Miriam Metzinger

Stocks discussed on the lightning round session of Jim Cramer's Mad Money TV Program, Monday August 17.

Bullish Calls:

Community Bank System (NYSE:CBU), First Niagara (NASDAQ:FNFG): "The one that I favor is FNFG. That one's cooking. It's got that yield...it is making a lot of takeovers. I like CBU, but I like FNFG better."

Merck (NYSE:MRK), Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY), Bristol Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY): "I even prefer Merck (to Pfizer)...I like Lilly. I like Bristol Myers with a 6% yield."

Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ:CY): "Total buy, buy buy buy...get CY under $10"

Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX): "If you want payment processing, I'll send you to Paychex...you've got that dividend."

Bearish Calls

Pfizer (NYSE:PFE): "Pfizer reminds me of a U.S Savings bond. I am not a Pfizer fan."

China Fire and Security Group (NASDAQ:CFSG): "I would say ring the register, take some off the table. I do not know this stock, but we are going to find out what the story is."

Heartland Payment Systems (NYSE:HPY)

AFLAC (NYSE:AFL): "I feel the stock has had a very big move...if we give back that gain we will never forgive ourselves...take half off the table and let the rest run."

Terra Industries (TRA): "We ring the register when we make money. Take that gain."

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