Cramer praised CEO Bob Iger's assessment of the entertainment company's strong theme-park revenues. "Iger said something fabulous on that call. ... It's perfect right now. The economy's weak, so they don't have enough money to go overseas." Cramer also noted that thanks to a weak dollar, people are coming to the U.S. to vacation.
Although it's odd for an entertainment company to cite economic weakness as a driver of sales, Cramer pointed to Disney's strong quarter. "The numbers were up. If the numbers were down, I would buy that, but the numbers are up. ... It was a good quarter, and the next quarter will probably be good too."
Cramer went on to explain a bounce in several retail stocks off of strong earnings.
, the owner of North Face, "preannounced twice and each time raised guidance. They beat both guidances. That stock makes a lot of sense to be up."
On the other hand,
shares rose for a very different reason. "People were so negative on it that it had no choice but to go up."
Cramer concluded that there is a lot of negativity baked into the retail sector.
Of Lehman Brothers' downgrade of
to underweight from equal weight, Cramer said, "That was a brutal downgrade."
Investors had previously blamed the acquisition of Burt's Bees for troubles at the consumer goods giant. "It looks like Clorox
itself doesn't look so hot." Cramer got behind the Lehman report, saying it astutely observed that "management doesn't have any credibility. They have not delivered."
At the time of publication, Cramer had no positions in any of the stocks mentioned.
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