Jim Cramer's Mad Money Lightning Round Picks, April 17

by: Miriam Metzinger

Miriam Metzinger submits: Stocks discussed in the lightning round session of Jim Cramer’s Mad Money TV program, Tuesday April 17. Click on a stock ticker for more analysis:

Bullish calls:

Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN): 'Worst is over ... we've seen the stock go from 55 to 60 ... Let's buy some Amgen.'
GOL Linhas Areas Inteligentes (NYSE:GOL): 'At 28, we got a gift here. ... Brazil is up 28% for the year. We had a little profit-taking. Pull the trigger. Make your move.'
Bank of America (NYSE:BAC): 'Feels real good to me here. ... at 51 with a 4.3% yield, you are going to make money.'
Jones Soda (NASDAQ:JSDA): 'We have seen the stock triple. ... 20 it goes to 30. Down 4, do we start buying it again? Yeah, I would buy Jones Soda down here.'
American International Group (NYSE:AIG): 'I own AIG, up nicely but not enough. Every day I go home and curse Hank Greenberg ... because he's constantly selling the stock. ... if he would ever stop selling, the stock would go to 75.'
Flowserve (NYSE:FLS)
Rigel Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:RIGL)
Nastech Pharmaceutical (NSTK): 'I would rather do Nastech.'
Cemex (NYSE:CX): 'Cemex is going to have a monopoly on cement by the time they're done.'
Homex Development (NYSE:HXM)
United Online (NASDAQ:UNTD)
Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRTX)
Lundin Mining (LMC): 'When that stock got to 10, once again the hate mail so thick that I was just swimming in it. ... I am just one first-class masochist. I backed the truck up to that name. And that's why it's at a 52-week high.'

Bearish calls:

First Marblehead (NYSE:FMD): 'Up 2 bucks in reaction to the big selloff yesterday, but SellSellSell.'
Optium (OPTM): 'Like the high bandwidth, optical networking, but Don'tBuy. This group is too hard for me.'
Peabody Energy (BTU): 'Just went from 38 to 48. ... I think that BPU pulls back to 45, and that's where you do it .'

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