Prince HAL Still Reigns - Cramer's Lightning Round (4/30/08)

by: Miriam Metzinger

Stocks discussed in the lightning round session of Jim Cramer’s Mad Money TV program, Wednesday April 30. Click on a stock ticker for more analysis:

Bullish calls:

Potash: (POT): "Understand everyone wants to sell these stocks …I believe we are still in early stages of fertilizer shortage… are politicians really owned by farm states or not?…I think they are bought and paid for…I want to buy 'em. (fertilizer stocks)."

Halliburton (NYSE:HAL): "Halliburton pullback is a gift... I am now believing that HAL is going to $50..You should be in that one and back up the truck."

Visa (NYSE:V): "Visa's good…I like Mastercard more."

Mastercard (NYSE:MA): "If you want to hear a conference call that says 'we are in control of our destiny…' Mastercard is still cheap…the world is going plastic."

ConcoPhillips (NYSE:COP): "…remains a great integrated play…you have everything going… I want to buy it until natural gas goes to $16."

First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR)

Bearish calls:

Capstead Mortgage (NYSE:CMO): "I used to like these companies but they use too much leverage sell sell sell."

CGG Veritas (CGV): "You are messing with some difficult oil technology."

La-Z-Boy (NYSE:LZB): "Sell sell sell! The furniture business in this country is one of the worst."

MEMC Electronics (WFR): "Was placed in the sell block some 15 points continues to disappoint."

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