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Cramer's Top Stock Picks: AMGN, HPY, but Avoid JCP

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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are some of the hot stocks Jim Cramer talked about on Thursday's "Mad Money" on CNBC:

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J.C. Penney (JCP) : Cramer said investors shouldn't be tempted by this stock's low valuation. Anyone remember Litz, Gimbles or Woolworths?

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Amgen (AMGN) : Cramer said this drug maker delivered stellar earnings, yet saw its shares fall with the rest of the market, which is why it should be bought into weakness.

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Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) : Cramer spoke with this payment processor's CEO and determined that this company is a winner, even with the fiscal cliff looming larger.

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