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Cramer’s game plan: 9 plays for week ahead

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With the Dow Jones industrial average and S&P 500 ending Friday's session at another record high, are you all out of new stock ideas?

Jim Cramer isn't. He works tirelessly, in an attempt to find new ways to leverage the bull. Here's what's on his calendar for the week ahead:

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Mon., June 23

First thing Monday morning Cramer will be looking for insights into the health of the global economy. "The China HSBC manufacturing PMI comes out on Monday," Cramer said, "and it's taken on great significance because U.S. industrial stocks, tethered to China, have been juggernauts. I think the market needs to see some improvement or the industrials may not have the fundamental underpinnings they need as we go into earnings season. A number north of 50 keeps the momentum going in these stocks, but if we get a number south of 49 then I expect a very soggy opening."

Also Monday, Cramer will be watching tech as Micron releases earnings. "I think it will be a lights-out quarter and the analysts will have to raise both their revenue and earnings estimates for the next quarter. That's because the average selling price for the kinds of chips Micron sells has been going higher, and the estimates haven't kept up with the price escalations."

Tues., June 24

Drugstore stocks come onto Cramer's radar on Tuesday with earnings from Walgreen. "I believe Walgreen will announce a restructuring that could send this stock, already up 30 percent for the year, even higher. That's because the company is merging with the British Alliance Boots and might be changing domiciles to get a lower tax rate. If WAG goes Brit, the earnings per share go higher, and that should send the stock still higher, too."

Wed., June 25

On Wednesday, Cramer will be eager to hear quarterly results from two companies with a tendency to underwhelm the Street.

"First is General Mills. I believe General Mills will deliver a decent number that will initially get a subdued reaction," Cramer said. "However I think the stock will quickly bounce back because of its nice-sized yield."

"The second is Monsanto. It's a wild trader, but the trajectory's been straight up for ages now, with some quick dips that pause and refresh the equity. I'm a buyer of any dip."

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Also Cramer will keep an ear open on Wednesday for commentary coming out of the analyst meeting at Molson Coors Brewing. "I'm hoping to hear something really good; either merger news or perhaps a big restructuring. Next week could be very interesting for shareholders."

Thurs., June 26

On Thursday, Cramer thinks earnings from Accenture may present opportunity. "Accenture has come on strong lately, as enterprise spending on technology has rebounded. I like the stock ahead of the quarter."

Also Cramer will be watching earnings from Nike. "My charitable trust owns shares and, candidly, I admit I'm nervous about it going into the quarter because the darned stock acts so horribly. It refuses to budge on even the best of days. That's usually not a good sign, but the growth over the long term is so great that we're holding on to some."

Fri., June 27

The state of home buying will come into focus on Friday with results from KB Home. "The group has been challenged," Cramer admits. "It's still very difficult for most people to get a mortgage in this country. Plus, we have the lowest household formation on record. And many younger people owe so much debt from college tuition that they can't even contemplate buying a house. In other words, I'm not expecting to hear much good news. "

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