This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Next Week's Game Plan

Speculation Friday

For "Speculation Friday," Cramer followed up on NPS Pharmaceuticals (NPSP), a stock he featured on Sept. 18 on the premise the company would receive positive news from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in October. NPS did indeed receive that positive news, sending shares up 32% in just the three weeks since the mention. Cramer said investors should not be greedy and should ring the register on NPS.

But what about the next NPS Pharma? Cramer said he likes ISIS Pharmaceuticals (ISIS), a $12-a-share biotech with a drug discovery platform that is providing the company with no less than 25 new drug possibilities.

One of those possibilities is a drug called Kynamro, which is up before the FDA late next week. Kynamro treats a rare condition in children which produces extremely high cholesterol, up to four times that of normal adults. The condition may be rare, afflicting only 3,000 patients in the U.S., but Cramer said if successful, Kynamro could possibly be used for more patients.

There is a caveat however, as another company, Aegerion Pharmaceuticals (AEGR), has a similar drug before the FDA on Tuesday. Cramer said he expects both drugs will receive approval, but noted that ISIS poses less risk to investors as the company is larger with more cash on hand in case the FDA needs more data. The company also has those other 24 drugs in the pipeline, which would help it weather and negative news.

Cramer said he'd start half a position in ISIS on Monday, then buy the rest on Tuesday if ISIS gets hit on a Aegerion approval. He warned not to chase the stock higher, however, a warning he gives on all speculative stocks.

'Anointed' Stocks

For the final installment of his "Anointed Q4 Stocks," Cramer recommended a pair of biotech names that he said money managers will be clamoring for over the next two and a half months.

He said that investors need to add Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN), a stock that's already up 56% for the year, and Gilead Sciences (GILD), which is up 66%, to their portfolios.

Cramer explained Alexion has so-called orphan drugs to treat rare blood disorders. The "orphan" status means the government helps in any way possible to bring these drugs to market.

2 of 4

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 17,014.77 +32.18 0.19%
S&P 500 1,981.51 +2.60 0.13%
NASDAQ 4,455.0830 +10.1740 0.23%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs