Cramer's Top 10 Momentum Stocks for the Fourth Quarter

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The days are getting cooler, the leaves are changing colors and on Wall Street, money managers are scrambling to make sure they beat the major averages before the year is done.

That's why Cramer offered his "Mad Money" TV show viewers last week his top 10 momentum stocks that have been "anointed" by these return-hungry managers and will outperform the markets through the end of the year.

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Amazon.com (AMZN) : Cramer said Amazon has become the Wal-Mart (WMT) of the Web, a beloved retailer with prices and selection that are second to none. But Amazon hasn't stopped there. Under the leadership of CEO Jeff Bezos, the company has expanded into making hardware like it's successful Kindle tablets, as well as into online media distribution, making it a true online marketplace for the world. GOOG ChartGOOG data by YCharts

Google (GOOG) : Cramer noted Google is in a similar position. It dominates online search, commanding a 66% market share in the U.S. The company is also a major in mobile with its Android operating system and it has a mobile and social strategy, as well as YouTube, among its other opportunities.

Given that online advertising still represents only 10% of all advertising, Google clearly has lots of growth ahead of it. Google trades at only 11 times its expected 2015 earnings of $67 a share. V ChartV data by YCharts

Visa (V) and MasterCard (MA) : Cramer reminded viewers that Visa and MasterCard are not banks and don't loan any money. They simply process transactions and make a bundle doing it.

That's why shares of Visa are up 35% so far this year while MasterCard is not far behind at 25% for the year. Given that the switch from paper money to debit and credit cards can trump even a weakened global economy, Cramer said both of these stocks should be on investors' buy lists. ULTA ChartULTA data by YCharts

Ulta Salon (ULTA) : With 489 stores delivering same-store sales up 9.3%, Cramer said Ulta has high hopes for the 100 new stores it plans to open next year. The company already commands 2.8% of total beauty product sales in the U.S. and is growing a 25% a year. TSCO ChartTSCO data by YCharts

Tractor Supply (TSCO) : Tractor Supply is a larger retailer, with 1,100 stores and plans to open 90 more next year. The company expects it can ultimately have 2,100 locations, or 85% more than today.

The company has decent same store-sales growth and little overlap with the likes of Home Depot (HD) or Lowe's (LOW) . SHW ChartSHW data by YCharts

Sherwin-Williams (SHW) : Cramer said when you're selling a home you buy paint, and when you're buying a home you buy more paint. That's why as the housing market recovers, Sherwin keeps selling more and more paint. The company last reported a 9% uptick in sales and a 13.9% increase at its stores.