Jim Cramer's Mad Money Lightning Round Picks, Feb. 22

by: Miriam Metzinger

Miriam Metzinger submits: Stocks discussed in the lightning round session of Jim Cramer’s Mad Money TV program, Thursday February 22. Click on a stock ticker for more analysis:

Bullish calls:

Anglo American (AAUK): 'I was recommending AAUK at $25.60, but you know something? It's still there, but it's doubled ... I like it just as much, but not as much as AUY.'
Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY)
Continental Airlines (NYSE:CAL): 'We like CAL on this program, because it was the first to turn, and the first to actually run like a business.'
Arris Group (NASDAQ:ARRS): ' I was very concerned. We recommended this stock lower, and then they did this acquisition - the Tanberg TV acquisition - I was kind of freaking out... It looks like people are liking it. The quarter was good ... I've got to stick with it, because the crowd likes the merger, and I like the earnings.'
Crocs (NASDAQ:CROX): 'Bears try to push it down. We're wise to their game ... When a company comes out with a great quarter, you hit it with everything you have; you knock it down, and then you try to get the bulls worried... It's the bears that are going to be wrong. CROX is going to roar back ... It's still the best trade around for the next 6 months.'
Gardner Denver (NYSE:GDI): 'I felt that, when the air compressor group was all being taken over, a couple of weeks ago, we'd see a deal for GDI. This is a great compressor company.'
Halliburton (NYSE:HAL): ' ... by the way, did anyone see Prince HAL changing to King HAL today, on a breakout? I still love the oil service plays.'
MRV Communications (NASDAQ:MRVC): 'I recommended the stock lower... maybe about 20% lower. It's a split-up play. I think you've got $5 in pin action here. I want you to hold it. Here's the deal: MRVC is one of these component plays that I think is going to get carried up, along with CSCO. I am not - for a minute - leaving this table, even though we're up about 20%. I want you to stay in.'
Syngenta (NYSE:SYT): 'SYT's one of the sainted plays, along with BG, DE and MON, and LNDC. It is all about energy as corn, and corn as energy, and soy as energy, and all that stuff that means absolutely nothing, but we love on Mad Money. And you should stick with it.'
Deere (NYSE:DE)
Bunge (NYSE:BG)
Monsanto (NYSE:MON)

MetLife (NYSE:MET): 'You know, stick with it. This is the best in show. This is the best of breed. It has surpassed everybody else in that industry. You've got a winner.'
The Scotts Miracle-Gro (NYSE:SMG): 'People have been abandoning this stock left and right since the tender offer. I think that's a mistake. I want to step up, ahead of the spring planting season.'
Rofin-Sinar Techs (NASDAQ:RSTI): 'When I do laser, I'm going with RSTI. That's the play.'

Neutral calls:

Systemax (NYSE:SYX): 'Why did I like this stock? You know what? I am not going to cuff this. I need more time on SYX. I liked it lower. I don't know whether to stick with it... '

Bearish calls:

Netease.com (NASDAQ:NTES): 'I don't trust the communist Chinese! Don't buy, don't buy. Including NTES, and including BIDU.'
Baidu.com (NASDAQ:BIDU)
IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP): 'This is a laser stock and, you know when I do laser, I'm going with RSTI. That's the play.'
Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE): 'Don't be a pig. This stock is up a total of 226% year over year. Take it off the table!'
AirTran (AAI): 'You know, I've looked at this. I think that this is a second-rate player.' We like CAL on this program, because it was the first to turn, and the first to actually run like a business.'
JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU)
NovaStar Financial (NFI): 'No, no. no. You are not in the house of pain, my friend. You are in a virtual hemisphere of pain. You may be in a galaxy of pain. I feel that it's still not too late to sell NFI ... if you want to the bottom game - you are swimming where you can't see the bottom. Maybe it's 12 inches, maybe it's 12 feet. Anyway, it's too dangerous for me!'
Florida Rock (FRK): 'You sell FRK right now. You ring the register. You had a great hit. Don't give it back. You never know when the anti-trust department... is going to block that anti-competitive deal ... You're a winner. Let's find the next one!'
Pfizer (NYSE:PFE): 'Oh, c'mon man! Get a life! Move on.'

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