8 trades on big-cap technology earnings

Trading big cap earnings: 8 plays on 3 major tech stocks

Three big-cap technology names popped after Thursday earnings reports, but CNBC "Fast Money" traders showed less enthusiasm than markets.

For trader Tim Seymour, Google made the strongest play after a more than 3 percent climb in extended trading.

"This to me has the best risk-reward," said Seymour, who is long in the stock.

An employee walks through the lobby of Google's Washington, D.C., headquarters.
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The Internet and technology giant missed Wall Street's estimates for both quarterly profit and revenue. Still, shares jumped, and trader Guy Adami believes it has more upside.

Read MoreGoogle earnings and revenue miss expectations

Adami noted that the stock could rise to $600 per share, more than $20 higher than Thursday's levels, in the short-term. surged even more than Google, shooting 6 percent higher in extended trading. The company's quarterly loss fell in line with estimates, but its cloud business surged year-over-year.

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Seymour and Adami said Amazon showed operating margin improvement in the quarter. Adami contended that investors should stay long in the stock against $385 per share, $40 lower than where it traded Thursday.

Trader Brian Kelly would hesitate to buy the stock now, but said he would jump in if shares fell to $400.

Traders were less encouraged by Microsoft's surprising results. Shares rose 3 percent after the company beat estimates for both quarterly profit and revenue.

Read MoreLofty cloud services sales boost Microsoft

Kelly, Seymour and Adami all said they would shed stake in Microsoft at $45 per share, where it traded Thursday.


Tim Seymour

Tim Seymour is long T, BAC, C, DAL, DIS, XOM, F, GE, GM, GOOGL, INTC, EWZ, SCTY and SUNE. Tim's firm is long BABA, BIDU, ITUB, MCD, NKE, NOK, PBR, SBUX and YHOO

Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly is long BTC=, CTRL calls, GSG, BBRY, SPY puts and U.S. dollar. He is short 30-year bond futures. He is short Australian dollar. He is short yen. He is short yuan.

Karen Finerman

Karen Finerman is long BABA, BAC, C, LPG, FINL, FL, GOOG, GOOGL, JPM, M and KORS. She is short SPY. Her firm is long ANTM, AAPL, BAC, C, CMLS, DIS, LPG, FINL, FBT, FL, GOOG, GOOGL, IBB, JPM, M, KORS, XBI, SUNE, URI, VRSN and VIAB. Her firm is long calls URI. Her firm is short IWM, MDY and SPY. Karen Finerman is on the board of GrafTech International.

Guy Adami

Guy Adami is long CELG, EXAS and INTC. Guy Adami's wife, Linda Snow, works at Merck.