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NEW YORK (
) -- "Every trade next week is at risk until we see Friday's unemployment number," Jim Cramer told the viewers of his "Mad Money" TV show Friday.
Cramer said that while he expects the key household unemployment number to decline, causing a huge rally in the financials. If he's wrong, he says his picks next week could be muted.
Cramer said his game plan for next week is once again to largely sit and listen to conference calls, allowing the companies reporting to confirm his theses. He said that on Monday, he'll be watching food distributor
to see if restaurants are still booming, and
for an update on whether stimulus dollars are finally hitting the ground.
On Tuesday, Cramer said he'll be watching
, a company he expects to beat estimates.
Cramer said he'll also be watching
for a read on the mobile Internet as well as
to see if the drug stocks have indeed bottomed.
For Wednesday, Cramer focuses on
for an update on energy, and also
for yet another read on the mobile Internet.
Finally, on Thursday, Cramer turns his attention to
, which he recommended buying ahead of the quarter.
He said he'll also be listening to
Clean Energy Fuels
and new favorite
( CPNO) for a read on the future of natural gas.
A 'Monster Quarter'
In the "Executive Decision" segment, Cramer spoke with David Pyott, chairman and CEO of
, a company which just delivered what Cramer characterized as a monster great quarter.
Pyott said that Allergan had a great quarter, with modest costs and a strong outlook. He said that Allergan faired pretty well with the recent health care reforms. The company will see no additional taxes until 2013, and has limited exposure to Medicare.
Regarding Botox, the company's flagship product, Pyott said Allergan is seeing growth in not only aesthetic uses for the drug, but also for medical applications as well. Allergan has applied to the FDA for Botox's use in the treatment of chronic migraines, overactive bladder, incontinence and everntually even prostate issues in men.
Pyott also commented on Brazil, a great market for Allergan and one that's "aesthetically oriented." Pyott said Brazil is the second largest aesthetic market in the world behind the U.S., and the country recently reduced its sales tax on implants, making them more affordable for its citizens.
Cramer continued his support for Allergan and continued to recommend the stock.
In a second interview, Cramer spoke with Martin Franklin, chairman CEO of
, another company posting monster earnings results.
Franklin said that Jarden is all about innovation, and that one-third of its sales stems from new products that are less than three years old. He said that innovation is working at Jarden, and that's where the company is seeing most of its results.
Franklin responded to a recent downgrade by Goldman Sachs, citing increased resin costs and rising foreign currencies by saying that he feels the downgrade was over done. He said Jarden has always taken a conservative view, and has under promised and over delivered. He said resin costs are a concern, but won't eclipse the company's growth.
Franklin continued by saying that Jarden delivered 4% sales growth in the quarter and sees that rate as sustainable. He said Jarden is truly a global business, with only 60% of its sales stemming from the U.S. This global exposure provides Jarden with "natural hedges" when it comes to currency risk, he said.
Cramer said Jarden is one company that continues to deliver, and he remained bullish on the stock.
Cramer spoke with David Smith, president and CEO of
National Fuel Gas
, a little known producer of natural gas with a hefty dividend.
Smith said that while National Fuel Gas may not be well known on Wall Street, the company is well known in the natural gas business. The company operates equally among regulated and non-regulated natural gas markets, and controls over one million acres in Pennsylvania's highly desirable Marcellus shale region.
Smith said that National Fuel Gas takes a long-term approach to their business, and is not interested in splitting its businesses to unlock value. He said that instead, the company is rebalancing its portfolio to focus on Marcellus, and thanks to its strong cash position, the company will not have to raise cash to take on new projects.
When asked about the company's dividend, Smith said National Fuel Gas has paid a dividend for 109 years, and has been able to raise that dividend for the last 39 years in a row.
Cramer said that National Fuel Gas is a winner, and he'd be a buyer of this little known company.
Cramer was bullish on
He was bearish on
-- Written by Scott Rutt in Washington D.C.
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