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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- "This market just doesn't act the way I want it to," Jim Cramer told his Mad Money viewers Friday. That's why Cramer's game plan for next week's trading continues to be " listen and learn" while investors wait for stock prices to come down to attractive levels.
Cramer's week begins over the weekend when biotech fave Regeneron (REGN - Get Report) presents its latest clinical trial results at a cardiovascular conference. If the markets open down on Monday, that would be an excellent time to pounce.
On Monday, Foot Locker (FL - Get Report) will be reporting, but Cramer felt that if things are good for Foot Locker he'd rather buy Nike (NKE - Get Report), which reports on Thursday, or uber-fave Under Armour (UA - Get Report).
Next, on Wednesday, it's FedEx (FDX - Get Report) reporting along with General Mills (GIS - Get Report) and Williams-Sonoma (WSM - Get Report). Fedex is always a "must listen" conference call, but Cramer thinks General Mills is simply out of step with the times. WhiteWave Food (WWAV) remains his favorite in the group. He was also a big fan of Williams-Sonoma, which hit new 52-week highs as the strong dollar means it can import goods for less.
Then, on Thursday, it's the aforementioned Nike in the spotlight. Cramer continues to see this company as a long-term buy.
Finally, on Friday, Darden Restaurants (DRI - Get Report) reports and Cramer thinks this classic American company could do well with prices falling at the pump. He called it a buy under $60 a share, or over a 3.5% dividend yield.
Executive Decision: Marc Benioff
Benioff responded to some of the comments made last night by Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook, who touted Apple's recent forays into both health and medical research. Benioff said that the cloud and wearable devices like the Apple Watch will most certainly the be future of health care.
Speaking of Apple Watch, Benioff also confirmed that Salesforce has already ported its analytics application to the yet-to-be-released product, and soon managers and executives will receive alerts and be able to make approvals right from their wrist.
Finally, when asked about what's next, Benioff explained that with so many connected devices coming over the next decade, the next big thing will be data science and artificial intelligence applications to help make sense of all the data being connected.
Cramer remains bullish on Salesforce, saying the stock will continue going higher.
The Power of Observtion
One of the lessons Cramer has tried to instill into individual investors over the past 10 years is the power of observation. By being a keen observer and viewing the world through the lens of opportunity, investors can find things that others may have missed.
Case in point: You may have noticed that this winter has been one of the coldest and hardest in recent memory, especially in the northeastern U.S. That means the roads are terrible and our cars are suffering as a result.
That's why companies like Vulcan Materials (VMC - Get Report) or Martin-Marietta Materials (MLM - Get Report) might come to mind, but those stocks are more a play on overall economic expansion. But what about auto repair? Turns out executives at AutoZone (AZO) came right out and told investors that once spring finally rolls around they expect business to be booming.
AutoZone derives nearly 85% of its sales from do-it-yourself auto repairs. With the average age of vehicles on American roads approaching 12 years, there will be a lot of repairs needed this spring. No wonder AutoZone posted a 3.6% jump in same store sales last quarter and continues to grow between 15% and 18% per year.
In addition to strong sales, Cramer also called out the company's monster stock buyback program, which has retired 60% of its shares in recent years.
Cramer's Big Winners"There's always a bull market somewhere," Cramer proclaims at the beginning of every Mad Money episode, which is why he took some time to review the biggest winners from each of the past 10 years. What does this list teach us? That winning stocks keep on winning, even if they're up big already.
In 2006, the big winner was Intercontinental Exchange (ICE - Get Report), a stock Cramer felt could still continue higher. He was not a fan of the 2007 winner, First Solar (FSLR - Get Report), however, and would not give that stock his blessing.
The 2010 winner was also the 2013 winner, and that was Netflix (NFLX - Get Report), a cult stock that continues to defy gravity. Gravity certainly did have an effect on the 2011 winner, Cabot Oil & Gas (COG - Get Report), and Cramer is not a fan.
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