Jim Cramer's Mad Money In-Depth Stock Picks, 6/7/07

Includes: GES, JNJ, TGT, VZ, XTO
by: Miriam Metzinger

Stocks discussed in the in-depth session of Jim Cramer’s Mad Money TV program, Thursday June 7. Click on a stock ticker for more analysis:

A Reliab-Oil Stock: XTO Energy (XTO)

Cramer says he has finally found the "perfect" oil company which takes advantage of high oil prices by exploiting new properties rather than just buying back stock. XTO has risen 14% since Cramer recommended it in March, and with its recent acquisition of Dominion Resources, it should see double-digit growth for four or five years, according to Cramer.

Related: Kurt Wulff comments no other NYX energy stock has a better record than XTO's.

Interview with Duncan Niederauer, president and co-COO of NYSE Euronext (NYSE:NYX)

Cramer's growth stock for 2007, NYX, is down 15%, but he is not backing away. While Euronext is growing rapidly, Cramer admits NYX is turning into the "worst performing" stock he's seen. Duncan Niederauer commented NYX is the only multi-product exchange; "It's still a wonderfully scaleable business, and a lot of the market doesn't know how to evaluate us because we're not quite as attractive as the derivative-only exchanges," he told Cramer. However, he added that NYX is still more attractive than the equity-only exchanges. Concerning derivatives, Niederauer said, "The U.S. futures market is still a hole in our global footprint .... The only way in is an acquisition." Cramer commented on how rapidly NYX drops, and Niederauer conceded NYX "trades in a very choppy way for a large-cap company." Although he can't predict when NYX will start moving up, Cramer says he is sticking with NYX.

Related: Ant & Sons rates NYX as a buy at its current levels.

Sell Block: Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), Guess? (NYSE:GES), Monster Worldwide (NASDAQ:MNST)

While Cramer's predictions of NSC 's and JNJ 's declines were fulfilled, and GES jumped as he expected, Cramer admitted he missed "the big one" of the week, namely, the selloff and vitality in the bond market. The lesson from this error is "You ignore what the big institutional investors are doing at your own peril," Cramer said, and added investors should not overlook the bond market. Cramer is still hopeful that MNST will win a bid and believes the new CFO,Timothy Yates, will make moves toward selling the company.

Related: Eric Savitz sees a change in Monster's management as a sign it may not be bought.

Mad Mail: Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT), Target (NYSE:TGT), Lowes (NYSE:LOW), Verizon (NYSE:VZ)

Cramer says WMT's risk reward is superior to TGT's, which should be sold because it has increased substantially. Since WMT is not currently buildng new stores, the company can buy back stock and revamp its existing stores. Cramer adds he also likes LOW. He told another viewer Verizon has a solid yield and increasing growth. Concerning what action to take in the decline, Cramer coached his viewers; "Let it come in -- let the market open down ... If it opens up, do some selling. Don't do any buying. I'll tell you when I think it's overdone."

Related: Georges Yared thinks WMT is a trade and Target is an investment.

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