Cramer's Lightning Round - Westport Is A Call On Common Sense (10/11/11)

by: Miriam Metzinger

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

Bullish Calls:

Westport Innovations (NASDAQ:WPRT): "I like Westport. I need to see the gas stations catch up. I need to see the White House catch up. I need to see Congress catch up...but it's an inexpensive call...I think natural gas must be used, and I think it is a great call on common sense in our country."

Ross Stores (NASDAQ:ROST), TJX Stores (NYSE:TJX): "I like Ross Stores...and I'd buy TJX...the numbers are good and the balance sheet is great."

Alkermes (NASDAQ:ALKS): "I'm a believer....their whole method of drug delivery is a good one. I want to own it...the stock has been time-tested, even by some failures in front of the FDA...that stock is a good one."

Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU): "The only Chinese stock I am going to recommend is Baidu."

Randgold (NASDAQ:GOLD), Goldcorp (NYSE:GG): "...if you want to own precious metals, I will send you to Randgold or Goldcorp."

Allstate (NYSE:ALL), Prudential (NYSE:PRU): "I think Allstate is okay...better than Allstate is Prudential. I feel much better about its asset power and its earnings quality."

Bearish Calls:

Under Armour (NYSE:UA): "I don't's had a run here...we want to see that stock come in before we pull the trigger."

Veolia Environment (VE): "No, no..sell, sell...I side with the guys who say 'shoot it.'"

Ann Taylor (NYSE:ANN): "No...too fashion-oriented."

New Oriental Education and Technology (NYSE:EDU): "I am not going to go there. I am not going to recommend a Chinese stock...this one has had a big run, and I would sell."

Stillwater Mining Company (SWC): "I'm not going to recommend a silver stock."

Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S): " needs money and I don't like the capital structure...the common stock is vulnerable. Don't buy."


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