TUESDAY, JAN. 31
Chipmaker ARM Holdings will announce its earnings results before Tuesday’s opening bell. ARM is a major competitor of Intel , so Cramer recommends investors listen to its earnings conference call and then buy semiconductor equipment maker KLA-Tencor because it’s a beneficiary of both companies.
Internet retailer Amazon.com is scheduled to report after the closing bell. CEO Jeff Bezos has guided for a weak quarter because he’s spending to beat the competition, but Cramer thinks the company could still deliver an upside surprise. If that happens, he thinks the stock would have a phenomenal breakout. Then again, Bezos might be spending more than anyone had thought, so Cramer recommends listening to the conference call.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1
Facebook is expected to file its initial public offering on Wednesday. If the social media company does, in fact, file and goes public at $70 billion, he will likely recommend investors buy it. If it’s priced at $110 billion, however, he doesn’t think it will make that much money. In that scenario, he thinks investors should blow out of it as quickly as possible.
“With 800 million users, a fantastic business model and tons of revenue, Facebook deserves to have a gigantic valuation,” Cramer said. “It’s growing really fast and making a ton of money. So don’t be thrown off the scent of what could be a real homerun.”
Before the market’s open, Whirlpool will report its earnings results. Cramer wants to know if the housing turnaround has affected Whirlpool positively. Being as last quarter was tough for the appliance maker, he thinks it could deliver another weak number.
Chipotle is schedule to report after the close. Cramer thinks the restaurant chain operator could surprise to the upside. Its stock is near its highs, though, so Cramer will just listen to what company executives have to say about a new expansion and second concept: the Asian noodle restaurants. He is curious whether they will have an aggressive rollout.
Tractor Supply is also reporting after the close. This is a high-growth retailer, so Cramer expects a good quarter.
Core Labs is also scheduled to deliver its earnings results Wednesday afternoon. Cramer reminded viewers that it almost always sells off after the quarter and then begins a sustained move higher. He recommends taking profits now, but be ready to buy some back when the stock falls.
THURSDAY, FEB. 2
Allergan will post its earnings results on Thursday morning. It tends to report great earnings results and then sell off, Cramer said. So investors should be ready to buy shares.
Engine maker Cummins will also report earnings before the open. Its stock is already high, so Cramer thinks it will get hit on the report regardless of what’s said on the conference call. He suggests taking profits now.
Dow Chemical is also slated to report Thursday morning. The chemical companies have been doing well lately because of the decline in natural gas prices, which is their core feedstock, Cramer said. In turn, he thinks Dow will report a strong bottom line. Its top line, however, could be hurt because of weakness in Europe. It the stock gets hit on any extraneous market news, he’d buy shares.
FRIDAY, FEB. 3
Before the bell, Cramer is looking for American Axle to report earnings. He thinks this may be a good speculative stock going into the quarter because the auto industry is in the midst of a turnaround. He doesn’t suggest investors play automakers, though. Instead, he likes auto supply names like this one.
Finally, Clorox will announce its results on Friday. It also has a tendency to sell off after it reports because it never seems to be able to report blow out numbers, Cramer said. He hopes the stock price does drop, so investors can buy shares because this company has a great management team and tends to boost its dividend.
When this story was published, Cramer's charitable trust owned Cummins.
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