Jim Cramer's Mad Money Lightning Round Picks, Oct. 20

by: Miriam Metzinger

Miriam Metzinger submits: Stocks discussed in the lightning round session of Jim Cramer’s Mad Money TV program, Friday October 20. Click on a stock ticker for more analysis:

Bullish calls:

ASV Inc. (ASVI): 'ASVI gets a big thumbs up - two thumbs up.'
Bare Escentuals (BARE): 'This is a GS deal that I have liked, ever since it came public in September. Two thumbs up.'
Du Pont (NYSE:DD): 'I would rather see you in DD [than DOW].'
Oracle (NYSE:ORCL): ' ... go right into ORCL. That's right - ORCL. Going higher!'
Merck (NYSE:MRK): 'MRK may be the most 'up' stock in the DOW. What a monster quarter; what a great pipeline; forget the litigation. Two thumbs up, way up. MRK. That one is just on a short road to $50!'
SAIC (SAI): 'This was a hot deal. I recommended this... It is right now at $17.81, up 58 cents today. It's high was $18.89, and it is going back to its high. I want you in SAI!'
DivX (DIVX): ' ... we are up just a huge amount from where we recommended this stock on my show, but I am not backing away.'
Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ:AKAM)
' ... go buy AAPL ... getting to $100. That's the one.'
Under Armour (UARM): 'Not only is trend your friend, but this brand turns out to be much bigger than I thought it would be. UARM, I think, has a great quarter, great future.'
Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT): 'As I told the guys last week, c'mon man, going to $25, and that's where it's going.'
BB&T (NYSE:BBT): 'I happen to like BBT, because of that nice dividend...'
Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC): ' ... but I am not going to even put it [BBT] in the same league as WFC.'

Bearish calls:

Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY): 'You know, I liked it for a long time. I owned it for my charitable trust; I had a huge gain and, you know what? I had the good horse sense to sell it.'
Dow Chemical (NYSE:DOW): 'Dow has historically made plastic in this country, and they need it in China.'
CommVault Systems (NASDAQ:CVLT): 'This is one of these data management software companies. There are like a gazillion of them.'
Broadcom (BRCM): 'Dive to $25, and then 'mon-back, but not until then. Sell, sell, sell!'
Sony (NYSE:SNE): 'I cannot bless SNE. I think there are so many better stocks in the world than that one.'

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