Jim Cramer's Mad Money Lightning Round Picks, Jan. 16

by: Miriam Metzinger

Miriam Metzinger submits: Stocks discussed in the lightning round session of Jim Cramer’s Mad Money TV program, Tuesday January 16. Click on a stock ticker for more analysis:

Bullish calls:

Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY): ' I have walked away from KRY and endorsed AUY.'
Hydril (HYDL): 'As long as oil is north of $40, you are going to be safe there, because it just doesn't make any sense not to use hydro products. I am buying that stock.'
DirecTV (DTV): 'I happen to like DTV. I happen to like DISH. These are cash machines ... The government approves of the duopoly.'
EchoStar Communications (NASDAQ:DISH): 'I endorse DISH too.'
Marvell Technology (NASDAQ:MRVL): 'There is not a single semiconductor, save MRVL*, which I own for my charitable trust, because I think they've got good iPhone business.'
Jones Soda (NASDAQ:JSDA): 'I bank with JSDA. You know I like JSDA. That's an up stock. I still can't believe Pepsi still hasn't taken a run at them.'
State Street (NYSE:STT): 'This is one those banks that does processing, therefore it gets a higher valuation. 52-week high today, and I'm not backing away. It goes still higher!'
British Airways (NYSEARCA:BAB)

Bearish calls:

Crystallex (KRY): ' ... we do not invest with Chavez. He has proven to be a recalcitrant, pseudo-communist! We are not banking with him anymore.'
TiVo (NASDAQ:TIVO): ' I know TIVO's going to be in Comcast, and all that other nonsense... The bottom line is TIVO is 'don't buy, don't buy.' Having recommended a sale outright higher, I don't want to push my luck, but I don't want you in the stock. '
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (NYSE:ASX): 'I don't like that. That's another also-ran semi play ... I do not want to own semis here.'
Select Comfort (NASDAQ:SCSS): 'I have stayed away from the bed business ... I am putting a pox on all beds! Stay away! Sell, sell, sell! '
Sealy (ZZ ): 'I think ZZ was a mistake by me. '
Tempur Pedic (NYSE:TPX)
CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP):
'CNP is just okay. It's a 3.5% yield ... But basically, I like the utilities here, so I can't dis' it. Let me give it a 'don't buy, don't buy.'
Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN): 'No! No, no! Sell, sell, sell, sell, sell, sell, sell! ... I say no to speech recognition.'
Western Union (NYSE:WU): 'I am still in 'don't buy, don't buy,' because I worry about the immigrants being told they can't do what they want, so they may be afraid to go to Western Union.'

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