3 Reasons Why Apple Trades to $740: Money Pro

Again, traders were wondering just how high Apple may go, after the latest data showed the tech titan sold 3 million new iPads in only 3 days.

Shawn Wu of Sterne Agee thinks there's a lot of upside --he raised his price target to $740.

Wu tells us he sees 3 catalysts:
1) New iPad just started shipping
2) iPhone 5 to be released later this year
3) Anticipated China Mobile contract; (China Mobile has 650 million subs)

“The scary thing about Apple is, as much success as they’ve had – they have very small share,” Wu tells us.

“In the mobile phone market they only have 5-6% share and there’s no reason they can’t be in the double digits. We see a lot of room for growth there,” he says.

"Then look at their computer market – without iPad it’s around 5% share; and with iPad it’s around 10%. But there’s no reason to believe they can’t have 20%!”

Wu isn’t alone in his optimism. Following is a look at some of the other prices targets Wall Street firms have on Apple.

Firm Old New
Morgan Keegan $650 $800
Stern Agee $620 $740
Credit Suisse $600 $700
Citi $600 $700
Goldman Sachs $660 $700
FBN $730 $760
Wedbush $585 $750
Oppenheimer $570 $700
Bernstein $600 $710
Source: StreetInsider

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Trader disclosure: On March 20, 2012 , the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s "Fast Money" were owned by the "Fast Money" traders; Josh Brown is long AAPL; Josh Brown is long JPM; Josh Brown is long GLD; Josh Brown is long XLU; Josh Brown is long XLF; Josh Brown is long INTC; Josh Brown is long IBM; Pete Najarian is long AAPL; Pete Najarian is long BAC; Pete Najarian is long C; Pete Najarian is long JPM; Pete Najarian is long INTC; Pete Najarian is long YHOO; Pete Najarian is long COP; Pete Najarian is long PEP; Pete Najarian is long HPQ; Pete Najarian is long SCCO

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