With earnings season in full swing, "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer is anticipating quarterly results from four companies on Tuesday.
To start, DuPont will announce its earnings results before the opening bell. The Wilmington, Del.-based company is engaged in seven industries, including agriculture, electronics, performance chemicals, performance coatings, performance materials, safety and pharmaceuticals. It has a lot of exposure to two sectors, in particular, that struggled last year, but are thriving in 2012, namely housing and autos.
Meanwhile, personal care products maker Kimberly-Clark and fast food restaurant chain operator McDonald’s are also scheduled to deliver earnings. Both stocks have run so much lately that Cramer thinks they could sell-off, giving investors an opportunity to buy, buy, buy.
After the bell, Apple will report earnings. To Cramer, it appears as though the technology company posted strong sales numbers over the holiday shopping season. In addition to its popular iPhone 4S device, the company has other new products and iterations on the way.
Last week, Apple's stock hit its all-time high, but Cramer isn’t sure that’s necessarily a good thing. If Apple simply announces a "very good quarter," Cramer fears it won't be enough to impress Wall Street. Then again, there are enough analysts with conservative numbers, so Cramer thinks Apple has some wiggle room.
“I think the last month of Apple's quarter may have been the biggest ever. I get that from listening to the conference calls of Apple suppliers and realizing that Apple couldn't order enough parts to fulfill demand,” Cramer said. “That's the best tell of a company's quarter I know of. I bet Apple will do the exact opposite of what Googledid [recently] and blow away the numbers.”
Read on for Cramer's "Game Plan" for the remainder of the week.
When this story was published, Cramer's charitable trust owned Apple.
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