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NEW YORK (
) -- "Even though the markets got pummeled this week, the earnings continue to be strong," Jim Cramer told the viewers of his "Mad Money" TV show Friday.
That's why for next week's game plan, Cramer noted a dozen stocks that he'll be watching to see if the trend will continue.
On Monday, Cramer said he'll be watching drugstore giant
to see if this company is finally turning things around. If so, Cramer said he may turn positive on the name next week.
Cramer will also be watching
to see if the federal stimulus is kicking in and
to see if social gaming is as hot as he believes.
Cramer said on Tuesday he'll be watching bellwethers
, two companies that have a lot going for them. Cramer said he would not be a buyer of either company, as both have run, but he does want to listen to see how well things are going.
Wednesday's stocks to watch include
L-1 Identity Solutions
. Cramer said counter-terrorism, communications and cable channel stocks are all the rage, and he wants to see if that translates into profits.
For Thursday, Cramer said his attention will be on
, three more hot sectors as of late.
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In the restaurant group, Cramer also mentioned that
Chipotle Mexican Grill
are also stocks to watch.
Finally, Cramer said
reports Friday, and is the only company he'd recommend buying ahead of its earnings. He said he's not expecting this company to disappoint in the red hot natural gas sector.