Jim Cramer's Top Stock Picks: MRK AMAT CIEN XLNX GIS

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

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Merck and Applied Materials : Cramer said these two companies are ripe to break themselves up; if they do, they'll unlock a ton of value.