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Better Bet in 2013: Apple or Yahoo?

With strong performance over the past year, shares of both Apple and Yahoo appear to offer continued growth, but the "Fast Money" pros said Monday that one stock was better than the other.

StockMonster's Guy Adami said Yahoo had greater potential.

"I think in percentage terms, and I can only sort of go out for the next couple of months, I think Yahoo is going to be the big winner," he said. "I think if you want beta for this year, Yahoo's goingn to be the name to own."

Brian Kelly of Shelter Harbor Capital said that Apple was a known quantity, citing the amorphous and as-yet unannounced Apple TV as the company's biggest growth driver.

"I think Yahoo certainly has more the element to surprise in 2013 than Apple does. We kind of know what Apple does," he said. "I'd put my money there for the year."

Stuart Frankel's Steve Grasso made it a trifecta, selecting Yahoo as well.

Grasso called it both a momentum play as well as a technical play, noting that the stock would face "choppy waters" around the $21 price point.

Grasso suggested exiting the trade below $19.20 per share, looking for a re-entry point around $18.

Trader disclosure: On Dec. 31, 2012, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC's "Fast Money" were owned by the "Fast Money" traders: Steve Grasso is long ASTM; Steve Grasso is long AUO; Steve Grasso is long BA; Steve Grasso is long GDX; Steve Grasso is long LF; Steve Grasso is long LNG; Steve Grasso is long MHY; Steve Grasso is long P; Steve Grasso is long PXD; Steve Grasso is long NVIV; Steve Grasso is long PFE; Steve Grasso is long S; Steve Grasso is funds long C; Steve Grasso is funds long MSFT; Steve Grasso is funds long HPQ; Steve Grasso is funds long ZNGA; Steve Grasso is funds long JPM; Steve Grasso is funds long EBAY; Guy Adami is long C; Guy Adami is long GS; Guy Adami is long INTC; Guy Adami is long AGU; Guy Adami is long MSFT; Guy Adami is long NUE; Guy Adami is long BTU; Brian Kelly is long XLF; Brian Kelly is long QQQ; Brian Kelly is long HONG KONG DOLLAR; Scott Nations is long BAC CALLS; Scott Nations is long BAC; Scott Nations is long C; Scott Nations is long YHOO; Scott Nations is long SPY; Scott Nations is long .VIX; Tim Seymour is long BAC; Tim Seymour is long SBUX; Tim Seymour is long MSFT;

For Colin Gillis:
BGC Financial LP and/or its affiliates, expect to receive, or intend to seek, compensation for investment banking services within the next three months from all of the companies referenced within this report: EBAY, AMZN.


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