Jim Cramer’s Okay With Whole Foods, WhiteWave, and This Stock; Doesn’t Like These 2 Stocks

Jim Cramer made the following calls on August 19th, 2013. What do you think about his picks?

Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. Cramer previously ranked this stock a Buy on June 14, 2013. The stock’s 52-week high is $56.83, and its 52-week low is $40.70.

Cramer was retrospective last night on Mad Money, looking at stocks that have performed extraordinarily well in  the years following their IPO, citing many returns that are astronomically high. As the organic and natural foods sector continues to explode, Cramer sees the opportunity to get great returns here, but recommends sticking with the tried-and-true stocks, like Whole Foods.

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The WhiteWave Foods Company (NYSE:WWAV): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. Cramer previously ranked this stock a Buy on August 13, 2013. The stock’s 52-week high is $19.72, and its 52-week low is $14.22.

Cramer would have to wait for earnings to really dive into this stock, but feels the opportunity could be there. While largely producing alternative dairy products in the whole foods space, WhiteWave has certainly found its niche. Recent earnings were strong, with diluted earnings per share rising 28 percent to $0.16

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SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE:SD): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. Cramer previously ranked this stock a Sell on January 30, 2013. The stock’s 52-week high is $7.80, and its 52-week low is $4.52.

SandRidge was offered up as a potential takeover target last night, with Cramer speculating on the use of Statoil’s (NYSE:STO) new found cash. Citing Statoil’s love of shale and American energy, he felt it makes sense for the company to look for a takeover in this space such as SandRidge.

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Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. The stock’s 52-week high is $41.85, and its 52-week low is $33.00.

Cramer cited Sprouts as one of several stocks that are trading at too high a price relative to their value in this space. While also pointing out that Natural Grocers (NGVC) is trading at 58 times earnings, these companies were simply to expensive for Cramer to advocate.

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Select Comfort Corporation (NASDAQ:SCSS): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. Cramer previously ranked this stock a Sell on July 10, 2012. The stock’s 52-week high is $34.38, and its 52-week low is $16.62.

Select Comfort was not loved by Cramer during the lightning round, simply because of the fact that it was a bed company. The Mad Money host appeared to be biased against the space, telling viewers that, ”In the end, these guys are a bed company and there’s not a lot there to like.”

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