Jim Cramer's Mad Money In-Depth Stock Picks, April 20

by: Miriam Metzinger

Stocks discussed in the in-depth session of Jim Cramer’s Mad Money TV program, Friday April 20. Click on a stock ticker for more analysis:

OM Group (NYSE:OMG), Fuel Tech (NASDAQ:FTEK), Foster Wheeler (FWLT), Shaw Group (SGR)

Completing his week-long segment which featured "green" stocks, Cramer unveiled his two favorite environmental companies: OMG and FTEK. OMG has 25% of the world's supply of cobalt which is used for hybrid car batteries. Cramer predicts cobalt should remain stable or go higher, especially since there are no new sources until 2009. OMG also has exposure to copper, which Cramer thinks will become more valuable, and is fixing its balance sheet. While he recommended FWLT and SGR earlier in the week as clean power picks, Cramer says they are for conservative investors, but for those who are looking for some risk, he likes FTEK as the ultimate speculative Green Day play. The company has technology to make coal power cleaner by reducing nitrogen-oxide emissions and has been getting "contract after contract." Since 49% of electricity in the US is derived from coal, and ethanol is not yet efficient, FTEK is "pretty important." On a general note, Cramer said even though the market is up, he is still bullish; “I am not exaggerating when I say the best is yet to come. We are going to be up 17%" this year."

Related: Ted Allrich discusses OMG's roller coaster.

Picks for the Week Ahead: VF Corp. (NYSE:VFC), Parker-Hannifin (NYSE:PH), Eaton (NYSE:ETN), Honeywell (NYSE:HON), Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ:AKAM), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Boeing (NYSE:BA), PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP), Allegheny Technologies (NYSE:ATI), Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), Halliburton (NYSE:HAL), Level 3 Communications (NASDAQ:LVLT), NYSE (NYSE:NYX), Cummins (NYSE:CMI), National Oilwell Varco (NYSE:NOV)

While Monday will be quiet, Cramer says there will be a lot going on the market for the remainder of the week. On Tuesday, VFC and PH will report, and he expects an upside for both companies since VFC is a "Benefit of the Doubt" play, and he predicts PH will ride the wave with ETN and Honeywell. Wednesday will be busy, and Cramer limited his picks to five; he would buy Akamai for its streaming video and Apple for its iPhone ahead of their earnings reports, BA because it is going to $100, and ATI which will report a "giant number" and Pepsi. On Thursday, he would take a look at XOM, which will report, as well as HAL and LVLT, both of which have "lagged” but may run. Cramer's growth stock of the year, NYX, also reports on Thursday. Cummins and NOV are on the agenda for Friday and are “not done going up"

Mad Mail: Lamson & Sessions (LMS), Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR), Dynegy (NYSE:DYN), Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD)

Cramer likes LMS as a potential acquisition and predicts the risk/reward is 1 point down and 6 points up. Concerning the CNBC 's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge, Cramer said his favorite stocks are CHTR, DYN and RAD as "great single-digit plays and LVLT as a "good game name."

Related: Hans Wagner asks "What does Ramius see in LMS?"

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