Dozens of companies are scheduled to report earnings Thursday, but Cramer plans to monitor three companies' results in particular.
To start, Apache will deliver earnings before Thursday's opening bell. It's the "fastest growing major international oil company on earth," Cramer said. He likes its production growth and is bullish on the stock.
Elsewhere in the oil and gas space, Chesapeake Energy will post its quarterly numbers after Thursday's close. While Apache is the fastest growing international oil company, Cramer said Chesapeake is the fastest growing domestic oil and gas play. He looks forward to getting its numbers in the Utica shale, an oil-rich region in Ohio it has a major presence in.
Finally, Cramer expects Skyworks Solutions will post a "flawless quarter" after the closing bell. This semiconductor has lagged the group, but Cramer thinks CEO David Aldrich will deliver strong earnings yet again.
When this story was published, Cramer's charitable trust owned Apache
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