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NEW YORK (
) -- "Wait for Friday's employment report," Jim Cramer's told his
TV show viewers on Friday, as he outlined his game plan for next week's action.
Cramer said the markets need to see a pullback, and when it gets one investors should load up the truck on the themes that have been working.
On Monday, Cramer said that
will have his attention. He expects good things from both companies.
, three more names Cramer said were cheap with terrific growth.
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Wednesday's lineup included
. Cramer said that Clorox has great growth, Clean Harbors and Continental are two great oil plays, and Qualcomm should deliver an upside surprise.
For Thursday, Cramer said that
is cheap, as is
, a company that's transitioning away from natural gas and into more lucrative oil assets. He also recommended
, another chipmaker that should deliver an upside surprise.
Finally on Friday, Cramer said
should have a magnificent quarter. He also reminded investors that they must stay away from the Groupon IPO after it comes public.
Running Tighter Ship
In the "Executive Decision" segment, Cramer spoke with TJ Rodgers, president and CEO of
, which just reported a three- cent-a-share earnings beat on in-line revenues. Shares of Cypress are up 388% since Cramer first recommended the company in September, 2008.
Rodgers said that after a challenging 2011, he expects 2012 to be a great year for Cypress. The company delivered a 20% profit margin in the past quarter and Rodgers expects upwards of 25% margins going forward. "We're running a tighter ship," said Rodgers, which is helping to fuel the company's success.
Rodgers also noted that "the world will go touch screen," in the coming years, which bodes will for Cypress' touch technologies. He said that smartphones are all the rage at the moment, but Cypress feels that touch will be a primary input method for most things going forward.
Cypress is also a winner in the intellectual property game as well. Rodgers said that Cypress has 1,800 high-quality patents in its portfolio that relate to everything related to touch chips and how they work. "We've built a great portfolio," he said.
Cramer said that Cypress remains one of his favorite semiconductor companies with great growth and innovation.
Despite how they're portrayed in the media, business rivalries are not duels to the death, they're more like sibling rivalries, Cramer told viewers, as he offer up his opinions on the battle between
, a stock which Cramer owns for his charitable trust,
Action Alerts PLUS, and that of
Cramer said that many see ARM Holdings, with its low-power smartphone chips, as the future and Intel, with its old-line PC chips, as the past.
But Cramer noted that Intel's business is stabilizing as the company moves into the server market where data centers are all the rage. Intel also offers a 3.4% dividend. He said that there's room for both companies in the semiconductor market. Investors looking for income and growth should choose Intel while those looking for a high-risk, high-reward stock should look into ARM.
When it comes to Apple vs. Amazon, Cramer said that while many were leery of Amazon's increased investments into its business, that's exactly what the company needs to do to stay ahead in the tablet game. "I'm not worried," said Cramer, and investors shouldn't be, either.
As for Apple, Cramer said he wasn't happy with the quarter, but with Apple still growing like gangbusters and trading at eight times earnings, minus the company's cash on hand, both companies are winners.
Finally, in the
vs. Apple war, Cramer said that given the growth of the smart phone market and the amazing implosion of companies like
Research In Motion
, there's certainly room for two companies with smartphone operating systems.
Am I Diversified?
Cramer spoke with callers to see if their portfolios have what it takes. The first caller's portfolio included
American Capital Agency
Energy Transfer Partners
Cramer said while he's not a fan of American Capital, this high-yield portfolio was properly diversified.
The second caller's top holdings included
Cramer said this portfolio was also perfectly diversified with a great dividend yield.
In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on
Cramer was bearish on
In his "No Huddle Offense" segment, Cramer once highlighted how much execution matters. He said at a time when so many CEOs left us down, we should celebrate those that reinvent and reinvigorate their companies.
When it comes to retail, the name Mickey Drexler, of the now private J. Crew, comes to mind, he said.
But there's another name that should be mentioned, and that's Angel Martinez of
. Cramer said that analysts punished the stock when the company announced it was changing distribution models in Europe, but in retrospect, it was a brilliant and bold move.
He said Martinez continues to deliver on its Uggs boots and other footwear brands, and Deckers' earnings have been soaring.
--Written by Scott Rutt in Washington, D.C.
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