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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.
Randgold Resources (GOLD) : Cramer spoke with Mark Bristow, CEO of Randgold Resources, the gold miner with shares that are up 20% for the year.
Bristow said that Randgold continues to plan for the long term, focusing on value and remaining disciplined in growth. That's why the company has never had to cut their exploration budget and why they were able to make up the deficits they incurred earlier in the year.
Randgold is still forecasting 7% production growth for 2016 with declining costs. Bristow noted that Randgold will soon have no debt and once that happens, the company will begin returning excess cash to shareholders.
Cramer said that Randgold has done a remarkable job delivering on the plans they have laid out.
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Align Technology (ALGN) : Cramer spoke again with John Hogan, president and CEO of Align Technology (ALGN) , the orthodontic company that just delivered an 11-cents-a-share earnings beat with 85% growth year over year.
Hogan said that more and more orthodontists are beginning to see that going digital is the future and that Invisalign products are superior to traditional braces. While Align is currently only suited for about 60% of all orthodontic applications, Hogan showed off some new products that will, he said, increase that percentage to over 80%.
Align is also expanding its footprint, both abroad in places like India and here at home by making a bigger push into dental schools. Hogan noted that Spain has become one of Align's hottest markets and is providing a template for how his company will be marketing its products.
Children's Place (PLCE) : The mall may be dead, and mall retailers doomed, but that hasn't stopped the stock of Children's Place from producing an incredible 28-cents-a-share earnings beat that sent shares rocketing 13% in a single day and 83% for the year.
Cramer said this retailer of children's apparel with 1,061 locations had been flatlined for years, trading essentially sideways from 2012 through 2015, but after activist investors took control of two seats on the company's board of directors, Children's Place has mounted an incredible turnaround.
In addition to shuttering underperforming locations, Children's Place has taken control of its inventory and become less promotional, which has led to bigger gross margins and stronger e-commerce sales. The company is also aggressively expanding overseas and modernizing its technology.
On the company's conference call, management noted that they were able to deliver such strong results despite of the macro economic issues and only expects to get stronger as the economy improves.
Despite the stock being on fire in recent days, Cramer said Children's Place still has more room to run.
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