Remember: 2012 is not 2011. That’s why “ Mad Money ” host Jim Cramer remained enthusiastic about stocks despite a tough week, and big gains could be possible with the right picks. With that in mind, here is his Game Planfor next week:
MONDAY, MARCH 26
Lions Gate Entertainment: The film studio gets word of how much “The Hunger Games” did at the box office. But expectations have gotten so high that if the teen movie clocks in at less than $120 million in U.S. ticket sales and the stock remains above $14 per share, Cramer said that’s a sign to sell.
TUESDAY, MARCH 27
Lennar: The home builder reports earnings, which Cramer said needed to be strong, or else related stocks — such as Masco, USG, Whirlpool and Lowe’s — could lose their recent gains. The numbers are even more important after KB Home showed weakness.
McCormick & Company also reports quarterly earnings Tuesday morning. The spice company could see a boost from rising gasoline prices, which tend to result in more people eating at home. But this company tends to get “hammered” after it reports, which makes it a buy on a dip, Cramer said.Page 1 of 3 | Next Page