Jim Cramer's Mad Money Lightning Round Stock Picks, Aug. 23

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Includes: ADI, ALL, ANDE, CMCSA, CME, EXC, INTC, MET, MFC, NUVA, OSK, PDX, PRU, SIRI, SNDA, TGT, TXN, TXU, VIP, VSUNQ, ZUMZ
by: Abbi Adest

Stocks discussed in the lightning round session of Jim Cramer’s Mad Money TV program, Wednesday August 23. Click on a stock ticker for more analysis:

Bullish calls:

Texas Instruments (NYSE:TXN)
Exelon (NYSE:EXC): "My absolute favorite growth utility after Texas Utilities. Exelon is excellent."
Texas Utilities (TXU)
Sirius Satellite Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI): "Listen to me, there's, like, another two points, and then Mel Karmazin is done. I think SIRI at four bucks is a buy. I don't want you out of that one."
Andersons (NASDAQ:ANDE)
Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA)
Essex (NASDAQ:KEYW)
Manulife (NYSE:MFC)
Allstate (NYSE:ALL)
MetLife (NYSE:MET)
Pediatrix Medical (PDX): "You've got a winner. I would stay long."
Chicago Mercantile Exchange (NASDAQ:CME): "I like that stock. You've got a winner"
Oshkosh Truck (NYSE:OSK): "I do like that stock. I think you hold on to it."

Bearish calls:


Analog Devices (NYSE:ADI):
"I want you to swap out of ADI ... but I need you to be in Texas Instruments."
Shanda Interactive Entertainment (NASDAQ:SNDA): "I'm not going there anymore. Don'tBuyDon'tBuy."
Verasun Energy (VSE)
Vimpel-Communications (NYSE:VIP): "If you want to be in a phone business, I think you ought to be in Comcast."
Prudential (NYSE:PRU): "No! No! We are no longer fans after that bad quarter. We like Allstate and Manulife."
NuVasive (NASDAQ:NUVA): "This stock is a point off its 52-week high. I'm nervous. SellSellSell."
Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ)
Intel (NASDAQ:INTC): "It's basing, but I'm still in the Don'tBuy mode."
Target (NYSE:TGT): "I'm not recommending that stock right here. I don't like retail."

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