Jim Cramer's Mad Money Lightning Round, 1/25/08: Run Naked or Buy Nutrisystem?

by: Miriam Metzinger

Stocks discussed in the lightning round session of Jim Cramer’s Mad Money TV program, Friday January 25. Click on a stock ticker for more analysis:

Bullish calls:

Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW): 'I like Sherwin-Williams very much. ... However, one-third ? C'mon man, we know no more than one-fifth. ... I think you have to back down to 20%.'
Wabtec (NYSE:WAB): 'I think that's a terrific stock. ... Rails are ramping.'
Anheuser-Busch (NYSE:BUD): 'At $46, you're not going to go wrong.'
Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM): 'David Novak from Yum! is money in the bank. ... [It's] moving into Russia, moving into Europe. This company is en fuego. ... I think that Yum! is the better value 'cause it has more growth.'
Ashland (NYSE:ASH): ' I am astonished that this stock has come down so much. ... You know what? ... On a value basis, Ashland is the right choice.'
Chevron (NYSE:CVX): 'Chevron is down too low. ... Generated a giant amount of cash. ... Oil demand is good. ... We have recommended this stock on every dip and it's no different this time.'

Bearish calls:

Nova Chemicals (NCX): 'It is dirt cheap. ... I got burned on this one. ... Frankly, Don'tBuy. ... Because I'm so wrong, I don't want to listen to myself.'
NutriSystem (NASDAQ:NTRI): 'To bet against it or with it? ... No, I'd rather have you run around naked during Winter Carnival.'
Ceradyne (CRDN): 'Now that the orders are kind of known, the stock's become a Don'tBuy… the story is so well known that there's no upside.'

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