NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- One of the biggest earnings reports this season will come Tuesday after the close when Apple (AAPL - Get Report)reports earnings.
T3Live.com's Scott Redler told the
Debra Borchardt he wants to hear what management has to say.
The tech giant recently purchased mapping company
and mobile application
, while also being in the headlines for reportedly testing out larger screens.
So is it time to buy the stock? Redler, who said he's normally looking to play with a call spread, isn't quite ready yet. He said that he'd rather wait for the earnings results and company guidance during the conference call.
One thing Apple does have going for it is that expectations are very low among analysts. Should the company beat estimates, it will probably spark some form of a relief rally, assuming guidance isn't terrible, Redler said.
He pointed out that while the chart does have some downside support with a double bottom technical pattern around $385 per share, the stock has underperformed the
, which made another all-time intraday high on Tuesday.
Redler added that if Apple stock can get above $440, which is resistance, it should be able to make a fairly quick move to the 200-day simple moving average of about $480.
Redler concluded that it would be nice for the company to get some real positive catalysts. Devices such as the iWatch and some product refreshes -- with or without the larger screens -- would at least provide some positive chatter for the company.
-- Written by Bret Kenwell in Petoskey, Mich.