MONDAY, MAY 23
The “Mad Money” host will be listening when Tech Data reports before Monday's opening bell. He said the company is like a supermarket for all things tech. While he doesn’t want to trade the stock, he said its forecast could be a good gauge on the tech sector.
TUESDAY, MAY 24
AutoZone reports its quarterly results before the bell. This stock has been a terrific deep-in-the-money option play because of its $277 price tag, Cramer said. You want to use options to limit your downside, while giving you a lot more upside bang for your buck.
Cramer said Medtronic's earnings could spark the next leg of its rally. The medical device maker is also scheduled to report Tuesday morning.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25
American Eagle Outfitters reports before the bell Wednesday. Cramer wants to stay away from this stock because he said the teenage apparel group is too erratic.
Another apparel company, Polo Ralph Lauren , also reports Wednesday morning. Cramer likes this stock, which lost ground Friday because Gap guided down.
“I’m not worried about cotton costs here because Ralph can raise prices and people will still buy it. Why? Because they love the quality of the merchandise," he explained.
But Cramer is more downbeat about Toll Brothers . The homebuilder is expected to announce earnings before the open. While he thinks TOL is the “best of the best in housing,” he said the housing market is abysmal.
Also before the bell, we’ll hear from Costco . Cramer would sell this stock before earnings and buy it back after the quarter. He said it almost always gets hit because it always moves up too much before it reports and then tends not to deliver.
After the close, NetApp announces its quarterly results. While it has been upgraded several times, it has traditionally been a downer after it reports. Cramer suggests selling some the day before.
THURSDAY, MAY 26
Cramer fave H.J. Heinz reports before the opening bell. He thinks the rally for this food company will continue, but at a more muted level because valuations are so stretched.
After the close, OmniVision Technologies announces its quarterly results. This image sensor company supplies sensors for Apple's iPhone, and Cramer wants to see what OVTI’s call says about the demand for the smartphone.
There are also two initial public offerings Cramer will be watching the week of May 23. The LinkedIn phenomenonwill create demand for Yandex, a Russian online search engine, when it goes public. Cramer said take the money and run on this one because he doesn’t trust Russia.
Freescale, which manufactures semiconductors for cars, is also issuing its IPO. Cramer thinks it could be a good one thanks to the amazing comeback of the auto industry, and because other private equity deals have been good this year.
When this story was published, Cramer's charitable trust owned Apple.
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