Cramer's Lightning Round - Verizon Is Under Pressure (10/11/12)

Includes: DUK, ED, MWE, OPK, PFE, SBUX, VZ
by: Miriam Metzinger

Stocks discussed on the Lightning Round session of Jim Cramer's Mad Money TV Program, Thursday October 11.

Bullish Calls:

MarkWest Energy Partners (NYSE:MWE): "Stay interested. That has assets in the Marcellus. They have a good distribution."

Opko Health (NYSEMKT:OPK): "It has new products coming out. I would love to have Dr. Frost (the CEO) on the show. It is interesting what is going on."

Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK): "Duke is fine. It would do better in a Romney regime, but either way it's fine. It is a battleground stock, but its dividend is going higher."

Con-Edison (NYSE:ED): "A lot of people are giving up on it. I would bless it when it yields 4%."

Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX): "It is going down. It is going to have a multi-year run. People have given up on CEO Howard Schultz again. Familiar? But he was there to turn around the company before. It will have a multi-year comeback."

Bearish Calls:

Verizon (NYSE:VZ): "It's under too much pressure because of the possibility of the Sprint and T-Mobile tie-up ... The chart looks like it is peaking out. I'd pick some up when it yields 5%. There is too much competition, and there wasn't 5 weeks ago."

Pfizer (NYSE:PFE): "It is not my favorite. It is at $25. It could go back to $23 or $22, no more than that. No reason to sell it."


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