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Apple Stock in a Bubble? Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 12:22 PM ET
Apple Stock in a Bubble?

Brian Marshall, analyst at ISI Group, explains why he upped his price target on Apple from $500 to $525 a share today. Mike Murphy, Rosecliff Capital, says Apple stock is in a bubble.

Can Apple Continue the Law of Large Numbers? Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 5:07 PM ET
Can Apple Continue the Law of Large Numbers?

Apple smacked the cover off the ball, says Colin Gillis, BGC Financial senior technology analyst, but he still maintains a "hold" on the stock.

Picking Apart Apple's Blowout Numbers Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 5:00 PM ET
Picking Apart Apple's Blowout Numbers

The Fast Money traders, weigh in on Apple's huge earnings numbers. And a look at second derivative plays on the tech giant, including Nuance Communications, and Cirrus Logic.

Inside Apple's 'Monster' Quarter Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 4:33 PM ET
Inside Apple's 'Monster' Quarter

Apple posted blowout earnings numbers despite continued economic uncertainty around the globe. What's driving iPad and iPhone sales now? Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray, and CNBC's Jon Fortt, discuss. "Retail [is] up 59%," says Fortt.

Citi Upgrades Semis    Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 2:11 PM ET

Terence Whalen, Citi semiconductor analyst, discusses why he upgraded some semiconductor-related names, including Novellus and Lam Research.

MCD Pullback = Buying Opportunity? Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 12:23 PM ET
MCD Pullback = Buying Opportunity?

McDonald's is one of the weak links in the Dow, with shares down nearly 2% even on better-than-expected earnings results. Sara Senatore, analyst at Sanford Bernstein, discusses whether you should buy McDonald's now.

Yahoo Primed for Turnaround? Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 12:12 PM ET
Yahoo Primed for Turnaround?

Yahoo reports after the bell Tuesday, and though analysts aren't expecting a lot, investors will hear from new CEO Scott Thompson. Ben Shackter, analyst at Macquarie, discusses what investors can expect from the new chief.

Buy Apple Ahead of Earnings? Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 12:00 PM ET
Buy Apple Ahead of Earnings?

Peter Misek, sr. tech analyst at Jefferies, explains why he has a "buy" rating on Apple with a $550 price target, though he contends that Apple's size is a big obstacle to its share price.

Michael Kors IPO Growth Story Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 10:45 AM ET
Michael Kors IPO Growth Story

The details behind Michael Kors' growth since its IPO and why it has a $35 price targetm with Randy Konik, Jefferies & Co. retail analyst.

Coach Surges After Q2 Earnings Beat Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 10:13 AM ET
Coach Surges After Q2 Earnings Beat

Better than expected earnings from Coach is sending shares surging. Insight on why she changed her price target on the stock, with Laura Champine, Collins Stewart senior retail analyst.

Apple Ripe for a Correction? Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 10:00 AM ET
Apple Ripe for a Correction?

Apple is out with earnings today after the bell on the same day in 1984 the very first Mac was introduced. Insight on whether the stock will see a correction, with Brian Marshall, ISI Group IT hardware/data networking analyst.

Charting the Market's Direction Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 5:40 PM ET
Charting the Market's Direction

Is the S&P primed for a selloff? Charting the direction of the market and where to find growth opportunites, with Mary Ann Bartels, BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research head of technical & market analysis.

Apple Earnings Preview Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 1:46 PM ET
Apple Earnings Preview

Apple will report earnings after tomorrow's closing bell. Andy Hargreaves, Pacific Crest Securities sr. analyst, weighs in on Tim Cook: "He's not Steve Jobs, but nobody is."

McDonald's Shares Hit 52-Week High Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 1:45 PM ET
McDonald's Shares Hit 52-Week High

McDonald's stock is rising over 30% for the year. What's behind the surge? Keith Siegner, Credit Suisse restaurant analyst, explains.

Oil Heads Near $100 Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 12:21 PM ET
Oil Heads Near $100

Michael Harris, Campbell & Co., explains why he remains "long" oil.

Analyst Maintains 'Neutral' on RIMM Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 12:12 PM ET
Analyst Maintains 'Neutral' on RIMM

Mike Genovese, analyst at MKM Partners, reiterates his "neutral" rating on Research in Motion with a $15 "fair value" estimate. "The only thing that is going to get this stock up is M&A speculation," he says.

RIMM Slides on CEO Reshuffle Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 11:05 AM ET
RIMM Slides on CEO Reshuffle

Research in Motion stock is down on news that the company's co-CEOs are stepping down. Shaw Wu, Sterne Agee senior technology analyst, discusses the stock's movement.

RIMM's Big Management Shakeup Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 10:09 AM ET
RIMM's Big Management Shakeup

Insight on how to play Research in Motion now William Power, Robert W. Baird & Co. senior research analyst.

Google Q4 Results Disappoint Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 6:16 AM ET
Google Q4 Results Disappoint

There are a lot of things that Google is doing behind the scenes in terms of tweaking the algorithm and high priced arbitrage spammers off the system is hurting revenue generating by Google, with Mark Mahaney, Citigroup Investment Research U.S. internet analyst, who also says the vast majority of its revenue is from PC search and more users are conducting mobile search.

Analyst: Google's Future 'Click' Trends Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 5:45 PM ET
Analyst: Google's Future 'Click' Trends

Jason Helfstein, Oppenheimer & Co. analyst, discusses Google's earnings miss and the outlook for the tech giant. Also, the Fast Money traders weigh in on whether to buy Google on the dip.

Is IBM Priced for 'Perfection'? Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 5:10 PM ET
Is IBM Priced for 'Perfection'?

The trade on IBM's earnings and the best tech plays to make, with Brian Marshall, ISI Group analyst, and the Fast Money traders.

Alpha and Beta: CNBC Explains Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 4:16 PM ET

Alpha and beta are important tools for many investors when it comes to figuring out investment returns. So what are they exactly and how do they work? CNBC explains.

Dick Bove Remains Bullish on Banks Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 10:15 AM ET
Dick Bove Remains Bullish on Banks

Financials will return to historical book value, says Richard Bove, Rochdale Securities. He has a "buy" on Bank of America.

SBUX vs. MCD: Which is Better Buy? Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 9:50 AM ET
SBUX vs. MCD: Which is Better Buy?

Heavyweights Starbucks and McDonald's are both trading near all-time highs. So which is the better buy? Matt Disfrisco, analyst at Lazard Capital Markets, has a "buy" rating on both stocks.

Breaking Down BofA Earnings Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 7:22 AM ET
Breaking Down BofA Earnings

Bank of America did a great job filling their capital hole, says Anthony Polini, Raymond James bank analyst.

The Keystone Pipeline Play Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 5:32 PM ET
The Keystone Pipeline Play

Carl Kirst, BMO Capital Markets analyst, discusses where to find trading opportunities now that the Keystone pipeline project is stalled. Also, Carl Icahn increases his position in WebMD, with the Fast Money traders.

Trading eBay's Earnings & Semiconductors Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 5:07 PM ET
Trading eBay's Earnings & Semiconductors

Discussing the trade on eBay's better-than-expected Q4 earnings, with the Fast Money traders, and Frederick Moran, Benchmark Company analyst, weighs in with the outlook for the internet company. Also the after hours trade on Xilinx, and Linear Tech.

Income-Generating Ideas for Seniors Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 9:51 AM ET
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In the low-interest rate environment of today, new strategies are needed to make the most of your savings and avoid the inevitable bite of inflation.

Cruise Disaster Hits Carnival Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 2:50 PM ET
Cruise Disaster Hits Carnival

Will passenger confidence and investor confidence in the cruise industry ever be the same? Joel Simkins, Credit Suisse analyst, discusses the recent downgrades for Carnival and the outlook for industry, in the wake of the Italian cruise ship disaster.

JPMorgan Downgrades Intel Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 12:41 PM ET
JPMorgan Downgrades Intel

JPMorgan downgraded Intel to neutral from overweight, saying Street estimates are too high. Christopher Danely, analyst at JPMorgan, discusses why he made the call.