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Did you miss last night's "Mad Money" on CNBC? If so, here are Jim Cramer's top takeaways for next week's trading.
Anadarko Petroleum (APC - Get Report) : On the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Cramer spoke with TheStreet's Ruben Ramirez about Anadarko Petroleum. Cramer's watching the oil company Monday, saying that it's come back so much it may be too late for Anadarko to remain a takeover target. "It's up on takeover talk," Cramer says about the company's stock price. "If you don't get a takeover, it's going to come down."
EPR Properties (EPR - Get Report) : In an exclusive interview, Cramer spoke with Greg Silvers, president and CEO of EPR Properties, the entertainment REIT with properties including movie theaters, golf clubs, theme parks and more. Shares of EPR are up 16% since the Federal Reserve raised interest rates in December.
Silvers said Millennials no longer look to material things, they spend money on experiences. EPR partners with companies that build memories, he said. With new content always becoming available, there is always something new to experience.
Silvers also touted the new $600 million casino being built on one of its New York properties. He said the casino, which just received its gaming license, will anchor a leisure resort that will include a water park, hotel and entertainment-centered complex.
Cramer said investors want companies that are exciting, but he prefers companies offering a good return. Fortunately, EPR gives you both.
Columbia Sportswear (COLM - Get Report) : In his second interview, Cramer also checked in with Tim Boyle, CEO of Columbia Sportswear, which just delivered a monster 12-cent-a-share earnings beat on strong revenue with increased guidance, yet saw its shares decline by 2.6%.
Boyle reminded viewers Columbia has a big business outside the U.S. and is not dependent on the U.S. He also noted that Columbia's direct to consumer business is strong, but his company is mainly a wholesale supplier to retail stores.
Boyle also commented on Columbia's recent acquisition of the Sorel footwear brand, which saw sales up 35% in the quarter. He said the company has put a lot of work into the brand after buying it out of bankruptcy.
When asked about the PrAna brand of yoga and lifestyle apparel, Boyle was equally enthusiastic, saying the brand understands what women want and is growing very nicely.
Cramer continued his recommendation of Columbia.
American Electric Power (AEP - Get Report) : For his third exclusive interview, Cramer spoke with Nick Akins, chairman, president and CEO of American Electric Power, a stock he owns for his charitable trust, Action Alerts PLUS. American Electric just posted a 2-cents-a-share earnings miss with a 13% decline in revenue.
Akins said the weather impact this quarter was substantial, with the warmest winter in 30 years hitting earnings for a full 11 cents a share. But beyond the weather, Akins said the diversity of its client base continues to strengthen as the economy improves.
When asked about the effect of cheap natural gas, Akins said many companies are taking advantage of cheap energy including autos, leisure, manufacturing and chemicals. Akins said a federal review of the company's unregulated businesses in Ohio would not have an impact on American Electric Power's dividend.
Cramer said American Electric Power is one company you don't have to worry about.
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