Cramer's Top 5 Things to Watch Next Week

What follows is Cramer's "Game Plan" for the week of Monday, March 28.


After Monday's closing bell, Cramer will look for Phillips-Van Heusen to report quarterly earnings. The "Mad Money" host wonders if, like Ralph Lauren , the apparel maker has been able to overcome higher raw costs simply because it's terrific brand and has superior management. Then again, Cramer is concerned it could be held hostage to the disaster in Japan, like Nike and Liz Claiborne .


Before the market opens on Tuesday, McCormick will release it's quarterly results. The "King of Spices," Cramer likens McCormick to handful of other staples that have performed well lately, like B&G Foods , Hershey , J.M. Smucker , as well as Church & Dwight. Cramer has long liked McCormick. Given its track record and fantastic management team, he thinks MKC is a good long-temr buy.


Family Dollar is scheduled to give its earnings results on Wednesday morning. Cramer thinks the discount retailer needs to demonstrate why it should stay independent. He likes its long-term prospects, but is also concerned about inflation. So while he will listen to its conference call, he has no plans to play.

On Wednesday afternoon, Cramer will listen to Mosaic's earnings call. The Plymouth, Minn.-based fertilizer maker is helped not only by the agriculture bull market, but by the U.S. government's policies on ethanol, which increases demand for corn. While Cramer thinks Mosiac is a great read on the agricultural space, he prefers Potash or Deere .


CarMax , which Cramer considers "one of the best run retailers in the country," will report earnings Thursday morning. Discounting and supply chain problems have led to a bear market in autos, but Cramer thinks this Richmond, Va.-based company could tell a different story.

When this story was published, Cramer's charitable trust owned Deere.

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