Regardless of how the Goldman Sachs news plays out, Cramer said Friday, investors have a chance to profit from it. Here’s his Game Plan for the coming week:
First, wait for stocks to settle down on Monday. The negative headlines will rule the weekend, so Cramer recommended waiting until midmorning to buy. When the time comes, look for strong-performing companies that have nothing to do with today’s controversy. Think Intel and the semis, CSX , PPG Industries and UPS . All of these companies either reported or pre-announced great numbers, but were taken down by Goldman . That’s your opportunity.
Also, look for financials other than GS. Right now, Cramer likes JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America , both of whom this week reported fantastic quarters. And watch for Citigroup’s release on Monday. This stock lost 5% since yesterday because of Goldman, but that could end up being a great opening if the company offers a bullish report.
The industrials work, too, Cramer said. At least some of his favorites might. Boeing dipped 2% today, giving investors a chance to get in on what Cramer thinks is a multiyear aerospace cycle. And he’s a big fan of Caterpillar and Deere , which took their hits as well.
Ford , in particular, is a Cramer favorite. Like so many other stocks, Ford’s run was halted today as well. But he thinks it could reach $17 after the company’s announces earnings, thanks to bond ratings upgrades and estimate bumps.
Cramer also likes the retailers and retail derivative plays. Go with Hot Topic, Scotts Miracle-Gro, Home Depot or Amazon.com . AMZN was down 3% today, making for a good entry point for Thursday’s quarter.
Finally, there’s Apple . The stock was rallying big right into Friday until it hit the Goldman Sachs wall and closed down 1%. Be ready, Cramer said, if the market doesn’t like its report on Tuesday. This isn’t so much a play on the quarter as it is “the next few years.”
Cramer emphasized again that Goldman shouldn’t scare investors out of stocks. In fact, today’s sell-off has created great values in names that have no connection to the controversy.
“Next week is your chance to buy them,” Cramer said.
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