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Cramer's Game Plan for the Days Ahead

Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 7:59 PM ET
Earnings Next Week: Google, McDonald's & More
Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 6:00 PM ET
Mad Money host Jim Cramer discusses his game plan for next week's earnings roll out.

Following is a look at what "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer is up to in the days ahead.

MONDAY, APR. 15

To start, Cramer will look for earnings results from Citigroup. He's interested to see what the bank's new CEO, Michael Corbatt, has to say.

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TUESDAY, APR. 16

Cramer expects Coca-Cola will deliver a strong number when it reports on Tuesday. Then again, he doesn't think the number will be so good that the stock "pops."

"I think that if Coca-Cola is just okay and the stock gets hit I am going to urge you to purge yourself of these safety stocks that are acting like junior growth stocks," Cramer said. "It will be the most important test case of the moment."

Johnson & Johnson will also post earnings on Tuesday. If the consumer products maker doesn't report results so good that the stock flies, Cramer said his charitable trust will try to buy additional shares.

After the market's close, Cramer will monitor Intel's earnings results. After market research firm IDC reported a huge drop in global shipments of personal computers for the first quarter, the biggest decline on record, Cramer wants to see what Intel has to say about the health of the PC business.

WEDNESDAY, APR. 17

Earnings from two oil companies will give Cramer a good read on the sector. Core Labs' stock typically reacts poorly to its results, giving investors to buy shares at discount. Later, Kinder Morgan Partners will post earnings. It will also update investors on its acquisition of Copano.

Gap will hold an analyst meeting, too. Cramer wants to hear what they have to say about the consumer.

THURSDAY, APR. 18

Railroad Union Pacific will give an update on the transports when it delivers earnings on Thursday.

Later, Google and Chipotle will announce earnings, too. With raw costs declining, Cramer thinks Chipotle has the opportunity to do much better. Google's stock has been hammered lately, too, but Cramer likes it on a pullback.

FRIDAY, APR. 19

General Electric, Honeywell, Kimberly Clarke, McDonalds and Under Armour all report Friday.

"I like all five, but with the exception of General Electric, which my charitable trust owns," Cramer said. "These stocks have all been soaring .. These should be among the best quarters going and I can't wait until Friday because I think that we will have a terrific handle on the US and the world's economies by then."

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