Cramer's Lightning Round - A Personal Appeal to Nucor CEO Dan DiMicco (1/14/10)

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Includes: CKXE, FLIR, GLD, MNKD, MO, NUE, UNG, USO
by: Miriam Metzinger

Stocks discussed on the lightning round session of Jim Cramer's Mad Money TV Program, Thursday January 14.

Bullish Calls:

Nucor (NYSE:NUE): "My buddy Dan DiMicco… Dan this is a personal appeal to you, as well as to the large of your stock… Dan, I need you to be more optimistic about the corporate situation… because Nucor I think is a buy, and a lot of times when I speak to Dan I do not want to recommend it… but it does not matter, Nucor is the best steel manufacturer in the world… and in an environment where growth is getting better, that makes me want to pull the trigger, NUE, right here… I cannot believe that it is below $50... I want to buy, buy, buy… Dan DiMicco get on board with me."

Flir Systems (NASDAQ:FLIR): "You want to hold it, this is thermal imaging… this is a domestic security play, we have said it since the beginning of the year… 2010 is the year of the active investor, and why is that? Because we are going to invest in domestic security plays… FLIR fits that picture, I want you in it."

SPDR Gold ETF (NYSEARCA:GLD)

Altria (NYSE:MO): "Well, you do not have to pick my brain because it is right in front of your head… man I have got to tell you something, this is a 6% yielder that has got good growth.. it is going to be monster good… I like the accelerator revenue growth in Phillip Morris, that is the old name… and MO, Altria… and I think that you should buy, buy, buy like I do…"

Bearish Calls:

MannKind Corporation (NASDAQ:MNKD): "Too hyped, too hyped… there is just too much hype involved in this insulin play… insulin would be a great thing to have but the CEO talked the game up... I say ex-nay, MannKind-nay."

UNG (NYSEARCA:UNG), USO (NYSEARCA:USO): "[UNG] is one of the most dangerous games in the world… you do not want to be in that natural gas ETF… it is just so problematic, it is just awful… I do not want you in it or the United States Oil ETF, or any of the ETFs involving physical commodities other than the SPDR Gold ETF, which is gold."

CKX (NASDAQ:CKXE): "It is too dicey… it is too up in the air… it is a talent play, I do not invest in talent… I am not a guy who is a general manager or an owner of a team.. that is what I feel like with this one, I do not want you to touch it."

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