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Apple Watch could boost stock: Analyst

Apple shares have lost about $40 billion in the past month, but the stock recovered slightly Wednesday and is currently down 10 percent from the all-time high of $119.75 on Nov. 25.

That doesn't discourage BTIG managing director Walter Piecyk. He told CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" that the launch of the Apple Watch as a new product category could help the company turn things around.

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"If they can deliver on the watch, which really isn't until the June quarter numbers, that could be another catalyst for the stock going forward," Piecyk said.

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Piecyk added that the landscape is becoming more welcoming for the iPhone as Verizon considers a higher upgrade rate and T-Mobile reported strong subscriber growth Wednesday. "These are very strong trends for a big iPhone sub-quarter that can actually roll into the March quarter as well," he continued.

"You are talking about a major company generating $200 billion in revenue and able to grow earnings by 20 percent,
he said. "That seems like an attractive stock to buy at a 14 multiple."

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