Jim Cramer: Altria, DuPont, Halliburton, Procter & Gamble

Altria Group Inc. and DuPont Co. are worth buying because their overseas financial performance will improve with a weakening dollar, Jim Cramer said on his ``Mad Money'' television program on CNBC.

Altria, parent of top U.S. cigarette maker Philip Morris USA, also will benefit from the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to revive a $10.1 billion award against the company.

Altria is ``dirt cheap,'' and Philip Morris USA's financial performance will improve once the parent company is broken up, Cramer said.

DuPont, the third-biggest U.S. chemical company, is boosting prices for its modified seeds, while its costs are falling, Cramer said.

Cramer also recommended Halliburton Co., whose KBR Inc. unit is the largest U.S. military contractor in Iraq, because it can undercut competitors overseas from pricing services in dollars, Cramer said.

Procter & Gamble Co., the largest U.S. consumer-products maker, will benefit as the euro strengthens relative to the dollar, Cramer said.

Other companies which have strong overseas sales, including Dow Chemical Co., Aflac Inc., Chevron Corp. and Exxon Mobil Corp., aren't worth buying, Cramer said.

Dow, the largest U.S. chemical maker, is a ``serial underperformer,'' while sales at Aflac Inc., the world's largest seller of supplemental health insurance, aren't growing, Cramer said.

Stocks to Avoid

Cramer said to avoid Exxon Mobil, the world's biggest oil company, and Chevron, the second-largest U.S. oil company.

International Business Machines Corp., the world's largest computer-services company, has ``already made its move,'' while Analog Devices Inc., whose semiconductors are used in products ranging from mobile phones to cars, was downgraded by an analyst today, Cramer said.

Constellation Brands Inc., the world's biggest winemaker, is worth buying because neither the company nor analyst factored in recent reports that red wine chemicals may lengthen life spans and boost endurance, Cramer said.

Diageo Plc, the world's biggest liquor maker, is worth buying because its performance will improve on vodka and scotch sales in China, said Cramer, who added that Services Acquisitions Corp International should be avoided because its sales grow by less than 10 percent annually.

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA, the world's biggest iodine producer, is worth buying because Canada-based Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, the world's largest fertilizer producer, and shareholder Julio Ponce Lerou are buying shares to gain control of the company, Cramer said.

Suggested Stocks

Investors should buy SQM also because fertilizer demand is rising on efforts to cut oil dependence buy growing crops while demand for lithium is increasing as more faulty computer batteries are replaced, Cramer said.

Cramer suggested Hasbro Inc. and Mattel Inc. because they're ``incredibly cheap stocks.'' Riverbed Technology Inc. is worth buying because of its increasing sales while Packeteer Inc. should be avoided

Cramer recommended Devon Energy Corp., Halliburton, Verizon Communications Inc., Waste Management Inc., Panera Bread Co., Lundin Mining Corp. and Walter Industries Inc. in response to questions during the show's ``Lightning Round'' segment.

He told viewers to avoid Helmerich & Payne Inc. and Alcoa Inc. in the regular ``Lightning Round'' and Superior Industries International Inc., American Standard Companies Inc. and Whole Foods Market Inc. in the ``Sudden Death'' version.

Investors should buy MasterCard Inc. if it falls ``a few'' dollars and Starbucks Corp. if it declines to $32 or $33 a share, Cramer said. Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. will advance to $25 or $26 a share while Level 3 Communications Inc. may double within ``a couple years,'' Cramer said.

Cramer said he owned Altria, Halliburton and Diageo for his charitable trust.

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