Slow and Steady Microsoft Could Print $30: Adami

Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 5:37 PM ET

After parsing through the latest results from Microsoft , top trader Guy Adami thinks the stock could march up to $30.

“It’s been a slow and steady producer and I still like it. I wouldn’t rush in tomorrow, but I think it prints $30," he says.

Trader Pete Najarian agrees with the trade. “I wouldn’t add here due to the after hours pop – but I think there’s plenty of upside in Microsoft,” he says.

Trader Joe Terranova says watch $29.46 the 52-week high. “Above that level we could be looking at a technical break out.” And that would be a very bullish technical signal.

Even though the software giant said on Thursday quarterly profit fell slightly due to lower computer sales the Fast pros were bullish -- ouraged by other metrics.

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For example sales rose 5 percent to $20.9 billion, helped by Microsoft Office and Xbox businesses.

“The company’s results also showed its server and tool business was growing, too,” adds Sunit Gogia, an equity analyst at Morningstar in a Reuters interview.

Looking at the numbers more closely, the world's largest software company reported net profit of $6.624 billion, or 78 cents per share, compared with $6.634 billion, or 77 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter.

The per share figure rose as Microsoft had fewer shares outstanding in the most recent quarter. It beat Wall Street's average forecast of 76 cents.


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Trader disclosure: On Jan. 19, 2012, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s "Fast Money" were owned by the "Fast Money" traders: Terranova is long VRTS; Terranova is long IBM; Terranova is long LQD; Terranova is long SU; Terranova is long SJM; Terranova is long JNPR; Terranova is long SBUX; Terranova is long DECK; Terranova is long WFM; Terranova is long OXY; Terranova is long TRLG; Terranova is long CSCO; Terranova is long BRCM; Terranova is long MUB; Terranova is long EMC; Terranova is long AXP; Terranova is long NFLX; Terranova is long F; Terranova is long APC; Terranova is long XOM; Terranova is long STT; P. Najarian is long AAPL; P. Najarian is long BAC calls; P. Najarian is long C; P. Najarian is long INTC; P. Najarian is long YHOO; P. Najarian is long MSFT; P. Najarian is long GE; Seymour is long AAPL; Seymour is long BAC; Seymour is long MSFT;
Adami owns C; Adami owns GS; Adami owns INTC; Adami owns AGU; Adami owns MSFT; J. Najarian owns AAPL; J. Najarian owns AKS; J. Najarian owns GS; J. Najarian owns NFLX; J. Najarian owns CDR; J. Najarian owns JNPR; J. Najarian owns EBAY; J. Najarian owns MSFT; J. Najarian owns KBH; J. Najarian owns XHB; J. Najarian is long INTC calls; J. Najarian is long GOOG calls and puts

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