Saks Inc. and PetSmart Inc. are retailers with excellent merchandising and expanding margins, Jim Cramer said on his ``Mad Money'' television program on CNBC.
Cramer, a market commentator and former hedge-fund manager, recommended Saks because it has improved the feeling of its stores, boosting sales. He also cited Banc of America Securities analyst Dana Cohen's assessment that the retailer had a ``50-50 chance'' of being bought in a leveraged buyout.
PetSmart's growth would make it a $40 stock rather than a $30 stock if it served humans rather than animals, Cramer said. He called the company a ``fabulous growth story.''
In response to callers, Cramer said VCA Antech Inc.'s stock was less likely to rise than PetSmart's because the manager of veterinary hospital's share price already reflects expectations for growth.
Cramer recommended EBay Inc., Allegheny Technologies Inc., Boston Scientific Corp., Boeing Co., Google Inc., Rite Aid Corp., Denny's Corp., Blockbuster Inc., Crown Castle International Corp., Allergan Inc. and Monsanto Co. in response to questions during the show's ``Lightning Round'' and ``Sudden Death'' segments.
He said that after the launch of Microsoft Corp.'s new Vista operating system, viewers should sell Dell Inc. stock and shouldn't sell Hewlett-Packard Co.
He also told viewers to avoid Sirenza Microdevices Inc., Brocade Communications Systems Inc., Anadigics Inc., Lundin Mining Corp. and Home Depot Inc.