Apple Stock ‘Needs a Bit of Clarity’: Pro

Ahead of the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, Mike Santoli of Yahoo Finance said Friday that the stock would benefit from news of the company's next growth driver.

"I think it's just a little bit of clarity on what the next thing might be, what kinds of things will drive the next phase of whatever product development is going to be there," he said.

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Apple's stock price declined in early trading, spiking during the interview and then backing off to the $441.53 level, or up 0.7 percent at 2 p.m. ET.

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On CNBC's "Fast Money," Santoli had noted that shares of Apple in past years have generally trended upward ahead of the WWDC, held June 10-14 in San Francisco.

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The fact that the stock had not done so, he added, could be "a net positive because it's a more likelihood to be an upside to a downside on any announcements."

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But for the stock to move up in the longer-term, Santoli added, Apple needed to provide "a runway of what we're looking at product-wise," he said.

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