Jim Cramer's Mad Money Lightning Round Picks, April 9

by: Miriam Metzinger

Miriam Metzinger submits: Stocks discussed in the lightning round session of Jim Cramer’s Mad Money TV program, Monday April 9. Click on a stock ticker for more analysis:

Bullish calls:

Monsanto (NYSE:MON): 'The bears and the analysts refuse to get behind this stock ... They think it's overvalued as a chemical stock. It's part of the ag play ... hybrid corn seeds, in a world where we are short corn seeds. MON is not done going up. I would be an aggressive buyer right here at $59. ('mon-back sound).'
Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
Deere (NYSE:DE)
Spartan Motors (NASDAQ:SPAR):' I want you in SPAR. That's the one to pull the trigger on right now.'
Virgin Media (NASDAQ:VMED): 'I want VMED to be bought here! VMED is the play for cable in Europe, in London... It has been stalled here ... I think you want to pull the trigger on VMED. I like it as much as ever. All aboard.'
Time Warner (NYSE:TWX): 'Other cable companies - notably CMCSA and TWX - have started to move back up.'
Research In Motion (RIMM): 'RIMM hit a 52-week high today ... Almost no other tech stock I follow has done that. I think it's a sign of strength ... I bet RIMM is having a great quarter. They have survived every single war imaginable. I'm not backing away. I still like the stock. I would still be a buyer. Buy, buy, buy!'
Toyota Motor (NYSE:TM): 'The stock is stuck... It's been hurt by weak sales of Tundra - their F-150 competitor... It's also been hurt by a strong yen ... That's a mistake. $126? Come on. I'm doing a triple buy.'
Hexcel (NYSE:HXL): 'HXL is engineered product. That stock is down more than 20% from its high? That's a colossal mistake. Buy, buy, buy!'
Allegheny Technologies (NYSE:ATI): 'Did you know that ATI - my stock of the year last year - another new high today! That one's a winner.'
Foster Wheeler (FWLT): 'FWLT is the way to play construction. They've got the best order book.'
Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT)
L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL)
General Dynamics (NYSE:GD)
Theravance (THRX): 'THRX was the stock that stumped me last week, and one of the reasons why it stumped me is that it's moving up very rapidly ... The stock had a big run but, you know what? I think it's really got that great bloodline now... So I like THRX.'

Bearish calls:

Hudson City Bancorp (NASDAQ:HCBK): ' ... with the yield curve... with the 10-year at 4.75%, and the short rates higher, that's a nightmare for any regional bank ... Don't buy, don't buy.'
Force Protection (NASDAQ:FRPT): 'I believe that SPAR, which then gives the products to FRPT, is the better play.'
Veraz Networks (VRAZ): 'This one I got behind. It is not working. That is worrisome to me. When they don't work like this, I've got to pull my situation, and do more work.'
XM Satellite Radio (XMSR): 'XMSR is very problematic ... The FCC and congress have made this dea (merger with Sirius Satellite Radio) too difficult ... I want to sell XMSR.'
Crystallex (KRY): 'KRY has been creeping up ... I would recommend sell at $4 and change. I'll buy it back at $2 and change. I do not trust this Chavez. You can't either.'
Washington Group (WNG): 'I like the construction group, but you know my favorite has not been WMG, but it's been FWLT.'
SAIC (SAI): 'I don't want to be linked to government spending right now, because I think it's not trustworthy... '

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