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

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The Federal Reserve is not going to get in the way of a good holiday season, Jim Cramer told his "Mad Money" viewers Friday.

That's why Cramer said he'd use any weakness in the market next Wednesday to buy up some of the great stocks that will be put on sale.

Cramer expects the market to weaken on Wednesday ahead of of Thankgiving as it digests the latest unemployment data, durable goods and consumer sentiment numbers. That would be a great time to buy some of the stocks that will be reporting earlier next week, such as Workday ( WDAY) and Palo Alto Networks ( PANW), both of which report on Monday.

Cramer said the highly valued Workday could get crushed on anything less that a "beat and raise" quarter, but this cloud-based human resource management company is a buy on any weakness. Palo Alto, he said, is also highly valued, but also worth the expense.

Tuesday brings earnings from Hewlett-Packard ( HPQ), a stock Cramer said he's liking more now that Dell has none private. He also expects solid results from Tiffany ( TIF), Cracker Barrel ( CBRL) and DSW ( DSW), three stocks that are up 41%, 41% and 81% respectively for the year.

Also on Tuesday, TiVo ( TIVO), a stock that's also become a great value.

Cramer said he'd use weakness on Wednesday to picking any of these names.

Riding High Again

The four horsemen of biotech ride again, Cramer told viewers. The stocks of Gilead Sciences ( GILD), Celgene ( CELG), Biogen Idec ( BIIB) and Regeneron ( REGN) will be the anointed four going into the close of the year.

Cramer said love for the biotechs comes and goes, fizzling late this summer after a rash of red-hot IPOs. But over the past few weeks, the biotechs have once again come into fashion and been red-hot commodities for investors.

Cramer said there's three reasons for the move. First is the continued economic growth, followed by growth overseas and, finally, a host of new drug approvals. All three of these factors will continue these stocks on their current trajectory. Both Gilead and Celgene have seen approvals in the European Union strengthen their stocks while Biogen saw its shares jump $20 just today on a new approval.

Cramer said he'd be a buyer of all four of these names on any weakness for the rest of 2013.

Focus on Retail

Retail earnings have been bizarre this quarter, Cramer told viewers, but he's done the homework, listened to the conference calls and read the reports and can now opine on what's working and what's clearly not.

Cramer said it became clear that any store offering unique value was doing well. This includes Costco ( COST) and TJX Stores ( TJX), stocks he owns for his charitable trust, Action Alerts PLUS. The strength of TJ Maxx didn't spill over to rival Ross Stores ( ROST), however, as that chain didn't have the right merchandise.

In the home goods group, Home Depot ( HD), which had been lagging, shot the lights out, while rival Lowe's ( LOW), another Action Alerts PLUS name, didn't.

Anything related to sports apparel remains on fire, said Cramer, including Dick's Sporting Goods ( DKS), Foot Locker ( FL), which is at a 52-week high, along with Nike ( NKE) and Under Armour ( UA).

Among the losers were the discounters, including Wal-Mart ( WMT), Target ( TGT) and J.C. Penney ( JCP), all of which are starting to feel stale, Cramer said.

The only thing worse than the discounts? Everything teen apparel, said Cramer -- a first-class disaster that includes Abercrombie & Fitch ( ANF) and all the others.

Finally, Cramer endorsed the home-related stocks including Williams-Sonoma ( WSM) and Macy's ( M), another Action Alerts Plus holding, along with game stocks such as GameStop ( GME) and Best Buy ( BBY).

Lightning Round

In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Enbridge ( ENB), Kirby ( KEX), LAM Research ( LRCX), Wendy's ( WEN), Lions Gate Entertainment ( LGF) and Tyco ( TYC).

Cramer was bearish on Photronics ( PLAB).

Off the Tape

In his "Off the Tape" segment, Cramer sat down with Sandra Kurtzig, chairman and CEO of the privately held Kenandy, another cloud computing stock reinventing the economy of tomorrow.

Kenandy competes in the enterprise resource planning, or ERP, space, a segment currently dominated by the likes of Oracle ( ORCL) and SAP ( SAP). Kurtzig said there's been a paradigm shift in the ERP space, and companies are no longer satisfied with software that was written back when electric typewriters were all the rage.

With Kenandy's cloud-based ERP solutions, companies can remain agile, something that's desperately needed when every quarter counts. Kenandy can have a client up and running in as little as 90 days, as compared to nine months for the legacy providers. Kenandy's one cloud-connected database is worlds ahead of the competition's modular system, Kurtzig noted.

Cramer said Kenandy, along with Kurtzig, are bankable winners and he can't wait until the company is publicly traded -- something that Kurtzig said she's love to do, but is not ready for just yet.

Cramer's Homework

In his "Homework" segment, Cramer followed up on a few stocks that stumped him during earlier shows. He said Acadia Pharmaceuticals ( ACAD) is too hot to handle and he'd look elsewhere. Cramer was also not impressed with Mazor Robotics ( MZOR), which currently trades at 15 times sales.

When asked about Tyler Technologies ( TYL), Cramer said he'd rather stick with any of the cloud-computing stocks he's featured this week. Going four-for-four, Cramer was also not impressed with Durata Therapeutics ( DRTX), a stock he said needs more cash on its balance sheet before he would recommend it.

Cramer also responded to questions sent via Twitter to @JimCramer. He told one tweeter that he'd stay long on Johnson Controls ( JCI), an Action Alerts PLUS holding.

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-- Written by Scott Rutt in Washington, D.C.

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At the time of publication, Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS had a position in COST, JCI, LOW, M and TJX.

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