NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- TheStreet's Jim Cramer is watching two battleground stocks next week: Lululemon (LULU) and Restoration Hardware (RH). Lululemon is set to post first-quarter results before the bell on Tuesday while Restoration Hardware will release its results on Thursday after the close.
Although Ed Ponsi, managing director of Barchetta Capital and Real Money contributor, says Lululemon stock is a short, Cramer is questioning whether it's a short or a long. Analysts on Wall Street are expecting earnings to dip to 33 cents per share from 34 cents per share in the year-ago period. Revenue is expected to rise about 9% to $418 million for the quarter. The athletic apparel maker has beat consensus estimates for every quarter in the past four years, so investors will be looking to see if the company will blow past estimates again.
Restoration Hardware is on the radar. Cramer says he really likes the management team at the home-furnishings retailer. He says investors need to take a longer-term view of this stock. If the stock comes in, buy it, he says. The company has said that this year is a bridge year, so don't make a decision to sell the stock if you're not crazy about the number, Cramer said. The stock has an average rating of buy with a consensus price target of $101.91.
Other companies reporting next week include restaurant and entertainment chain Dave and Busters (PLAY), off-price retailer Burlington (BURL), cloud storage company Box (BOX), clothing retailer Men's Wearhouse (MW) and 3-D printing company Exone (XONE).