Cramer, the TIN Man - Cramer's Lightning Round (5/15/08)

by: Miriam Metzinger

Stocks discussed in the lightning round session of Jim Cramer’s Mad Money TV program, Thursday May 15. Click on a stock ticker for more analysis:

Bullish calls:

Merck (NYSE:MRK): “MRK is going to be stuck at $40. That said, I think MRK is cheap. I think MRK is going to surprise to the upside, because of Vytorin scripts.”

Schering-Plough (SGP): “I've been buying and buying and buying for my charitable trust... MRK's got a better yield than SGP, but SGP has a more explosive situation to the upside...”

Temple-Inland (NYSE:TIN): “I am telling you, this company is going to $16, and it is not too late! TIN is my kind of stock, and I know packaging.”

Vaalco Energy (NYSE:EGY): “While it is located in Texas, it's an African oil company…if you can really start drilling in Gabon, it's going to be big. This is a $7 number. I think it can go to $10.”

Bearish calls:

Whole Foods (WFMI): “It's a great place to shop, but it continues to miss the quarter, and I am going to have to tell you - even down here at $28-29, don't buy, don't buy..”

CONSOL Energy (NYSE:CNX): “This is one I'm so proud I recommended... I don't know if I can still buy this thing at $97…I want people to ring the register a little, because it is up so much, it would just make me feel terrible, if I gave up that gain.”

Abiomed (NASDAQ:ABMD): “It's way too speculative. I have never been a fan... I remember when this thing came public... Don't buy, don't buy...”

Chindex International (NASDAQ:CHDX): “You got a 12% gain today... we're not going to give that back. I want some taken off the table.”

PG&E (NYSE:PCG): “It's had a big run, and I don't think it deserves anything.”

Focus Media (NASDAQ:FMCN): “… thank heaven's we got out very close to the top. I'm not a buyer of FMCN.”

Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ:CENT): “…that is a big part of retail that's not working.

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