There's no denying that "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer is entertaining, popular, and passionate. Sometimes, he's even right. So he's smart, funny, and the closest thing we have to a stock market rock star -- but is he smarter than you?

Cramming for Cramer
The Fool's free investing community, Motley Fool CAPS, aggregates the opinions of more than 125,000 members, assigning ratings for each stock's likelihood of outperforming or underperforming the market.

Below, we look at some top stocks that Cramer picked and panned during last week's "lightning rounds," and compare his opinions to the CAPS community's view of their future.

Stock

Lightning Round Show Date

Cramer's Rating 

CAPS Rating

American Capital (NASDAQ:ACAS)

Monday

Bearish

***

Manitowoc (NYSE:MTW)

Monday

Bearish

*****

Force Protection (NASDAQ:FRPT)

Tuesday

Bearish

***

Palm (NASDAQ:PALM)

Tuesday

Bearish

*

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

Wednesday

Bearish

**

Agnico-Eagle Mines

Wednesday

Bullish

***

Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK)

Thursday

Bullish

*****

Foster Wheeler (NASDAQ:FWLT)

Thursday

Bullish

*****

EMC (NYSE:EMC)

Friday

Bearish

*****

Peabody Energy

Friday

Bullish

****

Cramer says...
Especially in light of the contract that Foster Wheeler won to upgrade Iraq's export capabilities, Jim Cramer thinks the engineering and construction firm is a stock worth buying now. Because his personal investment trust is already heavily weighted in the stock, he's not buying it for himself, but he is awaiting earnings. Cramer argues that everyone else -- including some other companies -- should be scooping up the stock:

[W]e have a lot of Foster Wheeler... I think that is prudent... let's wait... but I have to tell you the mega projects that [CEO] Ray Milkovich predicted when he stood right over here are all coming true... so I am not willing to walk away from Foster Wheeler... if you don't own any... I would pull the trigger right here... I think Foster Wheeler is going to make the quarter... it has got about a billion in cash... and it has got a $2 billion market cap... I think someone should buy them already.

CAPS Says
In addition to any overseas work that Foster Wheeler may generate, CAPS member earlystart figures there's enough domestic projects that need its services and expertise, with or without a stimulus package pushing them forward:

How can this stock be trading this cheap? Income is strong and growing. Whether or not this Obama infrastructure stimulus happens, there is good reason to believe this sector will grow-the need is certainly there. Stock is trading...what...80% off of its highs for no good reason. This one can't help but outperform.

Cramer and CAPS part ways, however, when it comes to data-storage leader EMC. While Cramer says he can't recommend the stock "because it no longer has that great growth luster that it had for so many years," 96% of the members at CAPS mark EMC to outperform the market. Fellow Fool writer TMFDitty says its dual leadership roles in storage and cloud computing make it a winner:

Not only is EMC the best game in town for information storage. Not only does it *own* the best name in cloud computing (VMware). In addition to be being king of the hill in both these kingdoms, the stock sells for the low, low price of 7x FCF (EV/FCF) -- quite a discount to anticipated 11% long-term growth.

Your say
While CAPS members may stand with Jim Cramer or on opposite sides of the field, the investor intelligence community is more than the opinions of a handful of All-Stars, even if some of them happen to be TV personalities. What do you think? Is Cramer right, or off his rocker? Head over to CAPS and sound off on Foster Wheeler, EMC, or any other stock.

Motley Fool CAPS is a great place to start your own research on these stocks. Read a company's financial reports, scrutinize key data and charts, and examine the comments your fellow investors have made, all from a stock's CAPS page. Best of all, it's free!

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Fool contributor Rich Duprey does not have a financial position in any of the stocks mentioned in this article. You can see his holdings. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.