Consumer trends will measure the state of inflation

CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Friday that any sign of consumer negativity next week would be a welcome sign for the Federal Reserve in its fight against inflation.

“I know hoping for negativity is a total obstacle, but that’s what we need right now” to bring down inflation, he said. “I bet we will find that confidence is falling rapidly.”

the”crazy moneyThe host said he is keeping an eye on the Consumer Price Index and the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index due out next week to confirm his prediction that consumer confidence is waning.

“This is exactly what the Fed doctor ordered,” he said.

It also premiered next week’s earnings list. All earnings and revenue estimates are courtesy of FactSet.

Tuesday: JM Smucker, Cracker Barrel

JM Smucker

  • Q4 2022 earnings release before the bell; conference call at 9:00 am ET
  • Expected EPS: $ 1.88
  • Expected revenue: $ 1.98 billion

Cramer said that if the food manufacturer’s shares manage to recover in the wake of its quarterly earnings report, it will bode well for the rest of the industry.

Barrel of crackers

  • Release of earnings for the third quarter of 2022 to be defined; conference call at 11am ET
  • Expected EPS: $ 1.27
  • Project revenue: $ 790 million

Investors need to take note of any mention of a more thrifty consumer from the restaurant chain, Cramer said.

Wednesday: Thor Industries, Campbell Soup, Five Below

Thor Industries

  • Third quarter 2022 earnings release before the bell; teleconference to be defined
  • Expected EPS: $ 4.72
  • Expected revenue: $ 4.16 billion

Cramer said the RV maker’s earnings call is a must for investors who want to read the state of inflation.

Campbell soup

  • Q3 2022 earnings release at 7:15 am ET; conference call at 8:00 am ET
  • Expected EPS: 61 cents
  • Expected revenue: $ 2.04 billion

“I like the management of Campbell Soup. I bet the stock can go up dramatically,” he said.

Five below

  • Release of Q1 2022 earnings after close; conference call at 4:30 PM ET
  • Expected EPS: 58 cents
  • Project revenue: $ 654 million

Five Below has a good concept, good management, good stock “, Cramer said.

Thursday: Signet Jewelers, DocuSign, Vail Resorts

Jewelers with seal

  • Q1 2023 earnings release at 7:00 am ET; conference call at 8:30 am ET
  • Expected EPS: $ 2.38
  • Expected revenue: $ 1.81 billion

Cramer said he expects the company to deliver strong numbers for its final quarter.


  • Release of Q1 2023 earnings after close; conference call at 4:30 PM ET
  • Expected EPS: 56 cents
  • Project revenue: $ 683 million

Cramer said he expects strong but stagnant performance from the company.

Vail Resort

  • Third Quarter 2022 Earnings Release After Close; conference call at 5 p.m. ET
  • Expected EPS: $ 9.03
  • Expected revenue: $ 1.15 billion

Cramer said he was interested in whether mountain society is worried about an economic slowdown.

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