Jim Cramer's Mad Money Lightning Round Picks, Jan. 18

by: Miriam Metzinger

Miriam Metzinger submits: Stocks discussed in the lightning round session of Jim Cramer’s Mad Money TV program, Thursday January 18. Click on a stock ticker for more analysis:

Bullish calls:

Denny's (NASDAQ:DENN): ‘ is so right ... a restructuring story ... paying off debt ... earnings going to go up. Getting to where it should have been two years ago. Two thumbs up, way up.’
Mentor (MNT): ‘There's room for Mentor, but it is not as good as AGN.’
Allergan (NYSE:AGN)
MasterCard (NYSE:MA):
‘Pull the trigger [buy] . ... There's nothing wrong, we just found out JPMorgan had 17% growth in the credit card business ... I'm staying bullish ... been bullish for 50 points ... not backing away.’
Immucor (NASDAQ:BLUD): ‘This company does terrific laboratory work. ... Well-run, it's a good company ... fabulous growth. Sells about one times earnings. What's not to like?’
Global Sources (NASDAQ:GSOL): ‘You know, I like this company. You know, it's an Internet play ... hit 52-week high ... but I'm not backing away.’
Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK): ‘They've restructured the company ... so well-run ... I like the utilities here, and Duke is one of the best in the country.’
Genentech (Private:DNA)

Bearish calls:

Ship Finance International (NYSE:SFL):‘Too many very large carriers being built. That could drive the rates down. They may not be able to pay the dividend. Put me in the Don'tBuy" camp.’
Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO): ‘Mutual funds are piling out of Valero. ... Even though it's dirt cheap, I don't want you to buy Valero.’
MGM Mirage (NYSE:MGM): 'Ring the Register!’
MGI Pharma (MOGN)

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