Despite domestic political turmoil or international trade tensions, CNBC's Jim Cramer knows one thing to be true: "If you put up better than expected numbers, your stock goes higher."
The "Mad Money" host has repeatedly talked about stocks that Wall Street underestimated that ended up soaring after reporting strong quarterly earnings numbers.
"Analysts and investors were just too darned pessimistic, or too political, which amounts to the same thing, so they kept being blindsided by everything that's going right," Cramer said.
With this earnings season coming to a close, Cramer turned to his weekly game plan to see which companies reporting earnings have the capacity to beat the market's expectations.
Lululemon reports on Thursday. Cramer's only reservation about this stock? Everyone else thinks it's great, too. "If Lulu goes down before it reports, I would pounce. This is a go-to name on weakness," he said.
Read Cramer's full game plan here.