Jim Cramer's Mad Money In-Depth Stock Picks, Feb. 2

by: Miriam Metzinger

Stocks discussed in the in-depth session of Jim Cramer’s Mad Money TV program, Friday February 2. Click on a stock ticker for more analysis:

On The Up and Up: Boeing (NYSE:BA), Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT), Black & Decker (BDK), American Standard (ASD), Alliant Tech (ATK), Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR), Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO), VF Corp. (NYSE:VFC), Disney (NYSE:DIS), Bunge (NYSE:BG), Curtiss-Wright (NYSE:CW)

Cramer suggested that one should "buy high, sell higher" and recommnended stocks for which the new law of physics is "What goes up the first day must go up again and again;" BA IR, CAT, BDK, ASD and ATK. Cramer's "best bet" for the coming week is WHR since it has a "near monopoly" but low expectations, and at $92.35, he thinks the stock could go at least to $120. Cramer also likes CSCO, which is also faced with low expectations, and VFC. He added that DIS should see another rally and Bunge is ready for a comeback. In addition, CW should get a bounce from its earnings report on Thursday.

Related: Whirlpool recently sold its Hoover division.

Contrarian Stocks: Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO), Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY)

Cramer comments on the seeming illogic of Yahoo and eBay's rise and Google's fall, but explains that it is a case of accelerating versus decelerating growth. Yahoo and eBay are both "broken stocks", but with Yahoo's Panama, there is hope for a comeback. In addition, the fact that eBay was "written off" gave its halfway decent number enough power to attract buyers. Cramer predicts that Yahoo and eBay are not finished going up. Although Google reported a "blowout quarter," its 99% growth last year has dwindled to 40%. However, Cramer says that since Google has a virtual monopoly on page search as well as a low muliple, he reiterates his prediction that the stock will go to $600, but believes it may stop at $450 first.

Related: Yaser Anwar takes a close look at Google's earnings.

New IPO: Switch & Data (SDXC), Level 3 Communications (NASDAQ:LVLT), Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX), Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ:AKAM), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Cramer recommends picking up next week's hot IPO, Switch & Data, which is not a typical broadband company, but provides infrastructure for servers, making LVLT's work possible. Other customers include: Akamai Technologies Apple and Microsoft. Cramer is basing his predictions on EQIX's success, since it provides a similar service and doubled in 2006. He would get a into the stock through the following underwriters: Deutsche Bank, Jefferies & Co., CIBC World Markets, Raymond James, Lazard Capital Markets, RBC Capital Markets and Merriman Curhan Ford. Otherwise, he would buy the IPO for up to $20 and sell at $24.

Mad Mail: NYSE Group (NYSE:NYX), Halliburton (NYSE:HAL)

Cramer still likes NYX as would also stick with Halliburton, which he thinks is inexpensive and good.

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