U.S. stock index futures pushed higher on Thursday, as Apple and Facebook's strong earnings boosted early trade in Europe.
Daniel Ernst, Hudson Square Research, provides perspective on Apple's earnings and growth potential. Apple is really innovating but they haven't done it in three years, Ernst says.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Japanese shares fell 1 percent on Thursday as investors were disappointed with the lack of a Trans-Pacific Partnership deal.
Dan Morgan, Synovus Trust, shares his thoughts on Apple's new products and 7-for-1 stock split.
Grigoris Kouteris, general manager at Upstream, says one of the key lessons from Apple's results is the focus on emerging markets and the company's "move beyond the developed world."
Pedro Noronha, managing partner at Noster Capital, explains that he remains "not terribly excited" about Apple in spite of the positive quarterly numbers.
Mark Hawtin, investment director at GAM, says Apple's share price is "incredibly cheap".
Jerry Braakman, chief investment officer at First American Trust, says Apple and Facebook reported "great" results and owning technology stocks is still attractive.
CNBC's Geoff Cutmore runs through Apple's earnings and discusses some of the risks the company faces.
CNBC's Patti Domm and Jeff Cox take a look at Apple and how that and other developments are affecting the broader market.
David Garrity, Principal at GVA Research, says Apple's decision to raise its dividend and step up its stock buyback program signaled confidence in the tech giant's outlook.
Bert Dohmen, President & Founder at Dohmen Capital Research Institute and Scott Nations, President & Chief Investment Officer at NationsShares, debate about Apple's performance in the second-quarter.
Scott Nations, President & Chief Investment Officer at NationsShares, likes Apple but describes why its seven-for-one stock split may not be that beneficial for investors.
David Kudla, CIO at Mainstay Capital Management, says Apple's decision to split its stock seven for one will make its shares more accessible and lead to an improvement in stock prices.
Apple dazzled investors with a big earnings beat, another big buyback and a dividend hike that should boost sentiment up and down Wall Street.
On Wednesday shares of Apple surged almost 8% in the aftermarket, after the iPhone maker released quarterly results.
Mike Khouw, Managing Director, DASH Financial, discusses options activity in Dunkin Donuts as well as what he expects to see from Apple.
Colin Gillis, Director of Research & Senior Technology Analyst, BGC Financial, L.P., discusses the company's conference call and what he thinks the company is up to.
Apple surged on better-than-expected earnings and a 7:1 stock split. Activist investor Carl Icahn said the company remains "undervalued."