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Apple Wows; Presents Slew Of Tech Opportunities

Shares of Apple popped in extended trade Tuesday as investors cheered the company’s latest results.

Although the iPhone's "Antennagate" controversy generated most of the headlines, as it turns out it didn't harm sales. Take a look at the breakdown:

iPhone - 8.4 million
iPods - 9.41 million
Macs - 3.47 million
iPads - 3.27 million

And looking at the earnigns more closely the company reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $3.51 a share excluding one-time items, up from $1.35 a share a year ago. Revenue leaped to $15.7 billion, up from $8.337 billion last year.

What’s the takeaway?

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Everyone says the consumer is dead, but when I look at these numbers they say to me the consumer isn’t dead, says Pete Najarian.

I'm not sure if I'd look at Apple results and extrapolate them to make broad statements about the consumer, counters Brian Kelly. Look at Gap, they're discounting, discounting, discounting.

We're not saying the consumer is back, argues Joe Terranova. We're saying consumer trends are not as bad as portrayed. Personally, I think it restarts the bullish momentum in Best Buy. And I’d also look at Qualcomm, he adds. Their chips going into Apple’s gadgets.

Apple is also a second half of the year story, adds Terranova. I think we see money managers step in and buy and that could take it above $300.

In fact, billionaire investors such as David Einhorn call Apple a value stock. Fast Money EP John Melloy writes about Einhorn’s call at length. Click here to read Biggest Tech Stock Apple Still a Value: Einhorn, Investors
I’m watching the action in Altera, says Pete Najarian. They feed into Apple and they’re doing well. In the Apple universe, I find there’s strength in the related names as well.
Other second derivative trades worth watching include Cirrus Logic as well as TriQuint; they’re both makers of chips that go into Apple products, says host Melissa Lee.

And - according to Bariyni - although Apple has beat almost every quarter since 2003 it’s only traded higher on the day after earnings 67% of the time, adds host Melissa Lee.



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