Jim Cramer: Sell Boyd Gaming, But Buy Hartford Financial and These 2 Stocks

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

Boyd Gaming Corp. (NYSE:BYD): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Sell. The stock’s 52-week high is $14.75, and its 52-week low is $5.05. Cramer was unable to give his seal of approval to Boyd Gaming in response to a viewer query about the stock. He said that, while he does not mind the casino and gaming industry at this point in time as a whole, there are simple better options in the area than Boyd Gaming right now.

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Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE:HIG): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. Cramer previously ranked this stock a Sell on October 2, 2013. The stock’s 52-week high is $35.69, and its 52-week low is $20.54. Cramer reversed his opinion on Hartford Financial Services, a stock on which he has had mixed feelings in the past. Hartford has performed consistently well over the course of the past year, rising by over 50 percent during that period of time.

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Jarden Corp. (NYSE:JAH): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. Cramer previously ranked this stock a Buy on October 24, 2012. The stock’s 52-week high is $56.23, and its 52-week low is $32.93. Cramer sat down with Jim Lillie, the CEO of Jarden, a company that manages household brand names such as Sunbeam, Mr. Coffee, and, most recently, Yankee Candle. Lillie said that it is never too late to innovate, noting that this company is always trying to think of new angles with which to modify and freshen up its products. Cramer approved of the message, also pointing out that the stock is up over 50 percent in a time frame of a little over a year.

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Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. Cramer previously ranked this stock a Buy on September 18, 2013. The stock’s 52-week high is $73.49, and its 52-week low is $42.67. Cramer gave his seal of approval to Las Vegas Sands, saying that it was the best name in its sector and therefore the go-to company if you wanted to invest in the casino and resort industry.

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