5 Earnings Cramer's Watching Thursday

Several companies are set to report earnings Thursday, and five of them have landed in Cramer's "Game Plan."

Nucor ,one of Cramer'spay-to-wait names, reports ahead of the opening bell Thursday, and the "Mad Money" host thinks we’ll hear things will get better for this steelmaker next year.

He’ll also have his eye on his favorite tobacco stock, Philip Morris , which is terrific growth and fat dividend.

Cramer’s fave chemical company PPG also reports before the open. While some are worried about a decline in chemicals, he isn’t worried about PPG because he thinks management’s flawless execution will continue.

After the close, Cramer expects to hear good things when Chipotle Mexican Grill reports. We'll hear its strategy about its new restaurant concept, as well as how they will benefit from declining commodity costs.

"The stock has now paid its dues, having sold off hard, and could be ready to run again," he said.

Finally, Microsoft announces its results after the bell and Cramer wonders if its “smart” acquisition of Skype may be the tailwind the company needs.

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