How Cramer's Approaching Next Week
Cramer on Friday laid out his game plan for the coming week.
McDonald's : The fast food giant is set to release results before the opening bell. The stock is down 5 percent since having earlier reported disappointing monthly sales, so Cramer thinks it might be worth buying now.
CSX : Cramer's fave railroad will report earnings after the closing bell. He hopes to learn if it has costs under control, which is something Union Pacific is struggling with.
VMWare : Virtualization and cloud computing trade should be hot in 2011, but then again, F5 Networks recently hinted at a slowdown. Cramer is looking forward to VMW's take.
3M : The St. Paul, Minn.-based company will report quarterly earnings before the bell. While this diversified machinery name disappointed last quarter, Cramer is optimistic because the global economy has improved.
Johnson & Johnson : Cramer is hoping things will turn around for this health care name, but isn't feeling great. He thinks it will take a management change for this stock to turn around.
Peabody Energy : When this name reports, Cramer's fave coal name will provide an insight into China, Australia and the coal market in general.
Automatic Data Processing : ADP will release earnings before the bell and Cramer will be watching.
"No one knows employment like these guys and the stock has been on a tear," Cramer said. "Does the stock know something? Yeah, I think it knows that we are getting job creation once again in this country."
Boeing : The aircraft maker should provide an update on delivery of its 787 Dreamliner, which its delayed several times now. Cramer isn't worried, though, being as he thinks the market is benefitting from a seven-year aerospace cycle.
ConocoPhillips : This oil refiner will also report results on Wednesday. Cramer expects their results will provide a read on the health of the global economy.
United Technologies : Speaking of the global economy, United Tech should also give insight on the recovery because its involved in the aerospace, construction and heating, ventilation and safety businesses.
Qualcomm : After the closing bell, QCOM will report earnings. Cramer wants to hear about smartphones and sales.
Caterpillar : This, Cramer said, is the most important earnings report of the week. CAT's earnings will shed light on how the U.S. economy is ramping up while the Chinese economy is slowing down, he explained.
Cirrus Logic : This technology company will report on Thursday, as well. Cramer will want to hear about their business with Apple . He's also hoping for insight into how the cloud computing space is faring.
Amazon.com : The world's largest online retailer is set to report after the closing bell. Cramer thinks it will be a great read on the U.S. consumer.
Chevron : Before the opening bell, this oil company will reveal which way demand is going.
Honeywell : Cramer has long been a fan of CEO Dave Cote. He's looking forward to what Cote has to say about the global recovery.
When this story was published, Cramer's charitable trust owned Apple, Boeing and Caterpillar.
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