Cramer's Lightning Round - The Great Comeback Story of All Time (12/21/09)

Includes: APOL, ESRX, F, FMER, LUV, RF
by: Miriam Metzinger

Stocks discussed on the lightning round session of Jim Cramer's Mad Money TV Program, Monday December 21.

Bullish Calls:

Ford Motor (NYSE:F), Ford Preferred (F-PS): "I will tell you what it is, it is a super-dee-duper buy… it is an unbelievable buy… and I like the Ford Preferred even more… I got to tell you Al Mulally has done a remarkable job, we should all be proud, you should be proud, I am proud.. this is really the great comeback story of all time… I think that Ford is going much higher… big numbers coming."

Express Scripts (NASDAQ:ESRX): "This company, I think, goes to $100, it saves companies money by batching all of these orders… that is what the government really wants to go… rely on companies like Express Scripts… so it is a winner."

Regions Financial (NYSE:RF): "Oh, they just got a new CEO, the other guy could not have been worse… anything is better than that guy… I want to buy Regions Financial on that changing of control, that CEO."

First Merit (NASDAQ:FMER): "FirstMerit is a really well run bank in Akron, OH… they can make a lot of acquisitions… the FDIC ought to pay close attention to them because they are a winner."

Bearish Calls:

Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV): "You have got a chance, you have got a chance to sell, sell, sell… I have never recommended an airline stock on this show."

Apollo Group (NASDAQ:APOL): "No, too risky… too risky, we do not want to be in that… no, no, no… we do not want to be in that kind of college… the stock it is too high, too risky, I do not want to touch it."


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