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People should consider getting into


(LOW) - Get Report

, as it has bottomed, Jim Cramer told viewers on his "Mad Money" TV show Friday.

Before the

Securities and Exchange Commission

passed Regulation FD, figuring out a company's earnings was as simple as making a phone call to the company's CFO, he said.

But now hedge funds use a new approach to decipher whether they can anticipate better-than-expected numbers.

Not only does Cramer recommend that investors listen to the company's conference call, but he also believes that people should find out all the facts.

For example, Lowe's conference call was "scary," he said. And looking at the company from the bottom up,

Stanley Works

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, one of Lowe's suppliers, said it had too much inventory.

This did not look good for Lowe's, Cramer said. But then on Thursday,

Black & Decker


reported slim inventories -- the opposite of what Stanley Works said.



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American Standard


, two other suppliers, also said business has been slowing, Cramer went on to say.

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But Friday,

Fortune Brands


came out and said the remodeling market is stable. This is the most current news, and as Lowe's serves the remake and remodel market, Cramer believes that Lowe's is going higher from here.

Moreover, there is strength in casual dining, which is a great number to help decipher consumer confidence, Cramer said.

"This tells me Lowe's has bottomed, and you can start building a position right now before it reports Nov. 20," he said.

Old-Fashioned Secularism

"When you get a stock really right, you have to take some profits," but if it works, you should stick with it, Cramer told viewers.

An example of a stock that has gone up, and will continue to do so, is

Palomar Medical Technologies


, he said.

"People will always pay up for their vanity," Cramer said. "Our desire to look young, healthy and sexy is what powers capitalism."

After an excellent earnings report, Palomar is up big, he said, so if market players got into it under $40, they should take some off the table. However, "the best is yet to come," for this stock.

"The shorts don't understand how many faces Palomar has," Cramer said.

Recently, the company teamed up with

Johnson & Johnson

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, which he owns for his charitable trust,

Action Alerts PLUS, and


to produce home-use lasers.

Although the shorts are betting the

Food and Drug Administration

won't approve the deal with Gillette, Cramer believes that the FDA will. Even if it doesn't, the deal shouldn't affect Palomar too much, he said.

In addition to having the best products, Palomar also has the best patents. But the stock trades at just 30 times forward earnings, Cramer said.

"It is an old-fashioned secular growth story," he said. "Palomar is up, but it can still make people some mad money."

The Week Ahead

If people own

Deckers Outdoor

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, it's time to take it off the table, Cramer said.

Next week, trading is going to be affected by the election, he said. Therefore, next week the game plan is to make money off of the speculations of which party will win the race.

The Street is afraid that if the Democrats win, they will bargain for lower drug prices, which will kill big pharma, Cramer said.

Therefore, he suggests that people sell

SPDR Pharmaceuticals

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And as the Democrats also want the U.S. out of Iraq, people should sell

PowerShares Aerospace & Defense

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. In addition, big oil stocks and

Energy Select Sector SPDR

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are also sells this Monday.

"I don't believe in taking unnecessary risk," Cramer said. "If you own a big drug stock, big defense contractor or big oil stock, you should sell them this Monday and buy them back next Monday, as they will be beaten down by then."

Swap out of these sectors Monday to Monday to avoid any pain, he said. And if people believe they'll see a Democratic sweep, then they shouldn't buy these stocks back.

Market players should look at getting into alternative-energy stocks this Monday, particularly


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Evergreen Solar


, and selling them next Monday, Cramer said.

He also advised buying homeland-security plays, such as

FLIR Systems

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(KEYW) - Get Report


NICE Systems

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In addition,

L-3 Communications

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(RTN) - Get Report

could also work as election-expectation trades, Cramer said.

In the "Mad Mail" segment of the show, Cramer apologized to a viewer for calling

PF Chang's


bearish before it went up four points.

Cramer said he got PF Chang's wrong because he was looking at its longer-term story, instead of its current facts.


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is expanding its brand, Cramer told another viewer.

"The bears have been wrong and will stay wrong on this stock," he said.

Lightning Round

Cramer was bullish on




AU Optronics




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Yamana Gold

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Cisco Systems

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Best Buy

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Cramer was bearish on

Grupo Simec

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Bebe Stores






Watson Pharmaceuticals












Circuit City

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At the time of publication, Cramer was long Johnson & Johnson.

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