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Jim Cramer is looking forward to next week because he will finally be able to think, study reports and make decisions to be ready for the retail group if it makes a major comeback.
"I like this next week, and even though we're now headed into incredibly thin volume territory where a 20-cent air pocket in oil could move the whole market dramatically, it's joyous to have some time to mull things over," the "Mad Money" host said.
With this in mind, Cramer outlined the stocks he will be watching next week:
Monday: Allergan, Tyson Foods
Allergan: Cramer plans to analyze the new Allergan crafted by its CEO Brent Saunders, and what it plans to do with $40 billion in cash and securities from Teva. He will be interested to hear how it can reinvent itself in a faster, sustainably high-growth way. He hopes it will find a way to put the money to work that is additive to earnings, instead of the rumor that it will acquire Biogen.
Tyson Foods: Cramer said he doesn't talk about this company enough on "Mad Money" and he's looking for a terrific number. Its purchase of Hillshire Brands caught his attention, and the stock has been blazing ever since.
"It used to be a commodity chicken company and I cared more about the price of chicken feed than I did about chicken sales," Cramer said.
Tuesday: Valeant, Coach, Disney
Valeant: While Cramer doesn't care for the company, he wants to know if its new CEO Joe Papa can clean up Valeant's mess without "having to hock the family jewels."
Coach: Cramer is expecting some big pin action from Coach. Analysts have said good things about Coach's turnaround, but at the same time, its competitor Kate Spade just reported a hideous quarter. It was so powerful, it took Coach down, too. Cramer suspects that Kate Spade could be doing badly because Coach is doing well, and it's losing share.
Disney: With the stock well off its highs because of concerns over slowing sports network ESPN, Cramer's issue has nothing to do with whether ESPN has recovered growth. The question will be when ESPN's slowdown will stop hitting Disney's share price. Taking a long-term perspective, investors won't even notice ESPN, he said.
"Those who think more short-term may end up trading this thing right into the poor house. I reiterate, though, that if you take a long-term view, Disney will be just fine," Cramer said.
Wednesday: Perrigo, Wendy's, Shake Shack
Shake Shack: This stock never really recovered from the bizarre trading patterns it had from a major short squeeze when it first came public. The problem, Cramer said, is that while sales are good, its stock is widely perceived as being overvalued. He still thinks it is high priced, no matter what numbers are reported.
"I don't know if they can turn it around, but if one were to be able to, I bet it would be Nordstrom because of its Rack outlet chain. The rest? Wait," Cramer said.
Friday: J.C. Penney
The last on Cramer's radar to report will be J.C. Penney, which has had to take on a lot of debt to stay afloat and then issued stock to cover interest payments. While he thinks there is a slow turn happening, he won't believe it until some of the new shares are retired. He likes the management, but he doesn't like the balance sheet.