Jim Cramer: Sell SeaWorld, But Buy Taser and These 3 Stocks

Jim Cramer made the following calls on October 8th, 2013. What do you think about his picks?

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (NYSE:SEAS): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. The stock’s 52-week high is $39.65, and its 52-week low is $28.38. Cramer was pessimistic about SeaWorld, a company that has posted declines in its stock value over the course of the last several months. Cramer simply stated that there were better places to make money, with less uncertainty and better returns.

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TASER International Inc. (NASDAQ:TASR): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. Cramer previously ranked this stock a Buy on August 29, 2013. The stock’s 52-week high is $17.16, and its 52-week low is $5.75. Cramer pointed to Taser’s development of cloud products as a possible path for the company to post tremendous gains in the future. Cramer did say that he did not expect the stock to turn up big until next year, making now the perfect time to invest.

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Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIA): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. Cramer previously ranked this stock a Buy on August 28, 2013. The stock’s 52-week high is $85.44, and its 52-week low is $48.12. Cramer thought that Viacom was a good pick given the murky situation in Washington; the company has long-term value that investors can capitalize on, and future buyback opportunities offer a shield against a drop in the price of the shares due to market fluctuations.

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Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. Cramer previously ranked this stock a Buy on October 7, 2013. The stock’s 52-week high is $54.31, and its 52-week low is $40.51. Cramer continues in his support of Verizon Communications, reiterating his by ranking on the stock from shows just days ago. Cramer believes that the company is poised to have a good run despite the turmoil in Washington, and that it offers an opportunity that should not be passed up.

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Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:WYN): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. Cramer previously ranked this stock a Buy on June 28, 2013. The stock’s 52-week high is $65.30, and its 52-week low is $47.95. Cramer was a fan of Wyndham Worldwide, a company that Cramer likes because they have recently bought back shares of their stock. Cramer says that this trend could continue if stocks decline due to the situation in Washington, making Wyndham a good stock to own to hedge against the risk of a potential debt default by the U.S. government.

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