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Steve Jobs Returns; What’s The Trade?

Monday, 22 Jun 2009 | 6:08 PM ET

In extended trade Apple’s stock ticked higher after CNBC’s Jim Goldman confirmed that CEO Steve Jobs had, in fact, returned to Apple .

“Employees have confirmed that they’ve seen Jobs on campus,” Goldman told the desk.

In the past Apple had said that Jobs, who has battled pancreatic cancer, was returning to work at the end of the month.

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CNBC has also learned that Jobs had a liver transplant two months ago in Tennessee. Apple has not commented.

But wait, there's more.

On Monday Apple also released figures that suggested the new iPhone was a big hit with customers. They said shoppers snapped up more than a million of the new and improved iPhones which went on sale Friday. To give you some perspective, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, who tends to be very bullish of Apple, had only expected the company to sell half a million iPhones in the first three days.

What’s the trade?

Despite what seems like bullish news, Joe Terranova and Guy Adami both think the next move for the stock is lower.

“The stock went from $70 to $145 in just a few months,” explains Adami. “Apple is a great company but I just don’t like it here. I think it trades down to $130.”

”However if the market turns around I’ll be a buyer,” adds Terranova.

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