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Stocks discussed on the Lightning Round session of Jim Cramer's Mad Money TV Program, Tuesday August 9.

Bullish Calls:

Core Labs (NYSE:CLB), Clean Harbors (NYSE:CLH): "I prefer Core Labs (to CARBO Ceramics)...I think it is more consistent and is a better bet...boy have these come down. Clean Harbors is also good as an alternative."

Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC): " can I not like Mercer? You've got a winner."

Whole Foods (NASDAQ:WFM): "I do like Whole Foods."

Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE:CLF): "I'm sticking with Cliffs. I like the cyclicals down here...people say 'Cramer, you are killing us with these.' I don't know. I don't see a severe recession."

Alaska Communications (NASDAQ:ALSK), Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), Frontier (NASDAQ:FTR), CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL): "...I think (Alaska Communications) is better than Frontier...I think it is not as good as Windstream...but I think it is better than Frontier and Centurylink."

Bearish Calls:

Hecla Mining (NYSE:HL): "I've been wanting to say this since I started the show: to heck with Hecla Mining...I don't like the silver miners. I have a hard enough time buying the gold stocks...and I gotta tell you, if you want exposure, you buy the ETFs."

CARBO Ceramics (NYSE:CRR): "I prefer CoreLabs."

Winn-Dixie Stores (NASDAQ:WINN): "I was a public shopper...I don't like supermakets, and I would include WINN. I want you out of WINN."


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