Jim Cramer's Mad Money Lightning Round Picks, Jan. 31

by: Miriam Metzinger

Miriam Metzinger submits: Stocks discussed in the lightning round session of Jim Cramer’s Mad Money TV program, Wednesday January 31. Click on a stock ticker for more analysis:

Bullish calls:

Zimmer Holdings (ZMH):' ... is going to par [100] from 84. ... And I do not think that stock is expensive.'
Hewlett Packard (NYSE:HPQ): 'I'd rather see you in Hewlett-Packard ... '
VeriFone Holdings (NYSE:PAY): 'Grows at 20%, sells at 20 times earnings. ... I am hitting it again. VeriFone is for me and for you.'
Southern Copper (PCU): 'Why did I leave this stock? Why did I sell it for my trust? PCU is so good ... the mining costs are low. Still making money hand-over-fist.' [ Cramer gestured to back up the truck, or buy.]
Syneron Medical (NASDAQ:ELOS): 'I think that Syneron Med is for real. I want to buy it here at 24.'
Phelps Dodge (PD): I like Phelps Dodge
NTL (NYSE:NTL): 'We know the triple play is for real. ... If you think I'm going to back away, you are wrong.'
BEA Systems (BEAS): 'I'm still endorsing it. It's just flat-lined here. I'm not worried.'
NYSE Group (NYSE:NYX): 'I think [CEO] John Thain is going to deliver for us. ... I am not backing away.'

Bearish calls:

EMC (EMC): 'Very problematic for me. ... I'd rather see you in Hewlett-Packard.'
Intel (NASDAQ:INTC): 'Problematic. Locked in a price war ... with AMD ... I say use the price war to your advantage. ... Who is a client [of the two] ? It's Hewlett-Packard.'

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