On tonight’s MAD MONEY on CNBC, Jim Cramer noted that selling stocks today isn’t a good idea and that this will be good for retail stocks and others too. You have to keep in mind the same-store-sales as the key metric, but here are his retail names he went through:
- In retail, Cramer likes Guess? (NYSE: GES), J.Crew (NYSE: JCG), Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW), Liz Claiborne (NYSE: LIZ), Jones Apparel (NYSE: JNY), Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ: COST), TJX Corp. (NYS: TJX), Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ: URBN)… and he likes Darden (NYSE: DRI) in restaurants.
Cramer actually talked positive about one homebuilder and a mortgage player:
- Toll Brothers (NYSE: TOL) will actually be a winner on the higher GSE increase in the conforming loan price cap. In mortgages the increase in the cap will help Thornburg Mortgages (NYSE: TMA).
He thinks that takeovers are coming, and he is under the impression that Bear Stearns (NYSE: BSC) may actually get taken over after a huge drop. He thinks it is just too valuable to others. Just FYI, Cramer did discuss this Bear Stearns takeover possibility on TheStreet.com earlier this morning or this afternoon. In short, he thinks that this might merit a reason to stop being so cynical. He wants to buy something in retail and something in banking.
Last week Cramer went value fishing for technology companies that he thought were either overlooked during the meltdown or that had been oversold. Here were his picks in technology:
- EMC Corp (EMC) for its intrinsic value of sub-$5.00;
- Riverbed Tech (RVBD) for network optimization and he’s been on this stock before;
- ADC Telecom (ADCT) on Wednesday with a $1 down $7 up call that he’s liked for some time;
- Wind River Systems (WIND) for its strong embedded systems orders ahead;
- Microsoft (MSFT) is the one he liked the most.
Jon C. Ogg
January 24, 2008