When examining the powerhouses in the computer field, be sure to differentiate between the fashion stocks and the business stocks, said Jim Cramer on a TheStreet.com TV video Wednesday.
Apple ( AAPL), because it's constantly reinventing itself with new looks that appeal to youth, has set itself off as a fashion stock. "It's truly captured the imagination of youth," he said. "The iPhone is a fashion statement; Hewlett Packard ( HPQ) is a business statement. H-P has to be viewed as a corporate play, and Apple as a fashion play." A company, he said, can't be both. He noted Apple's lack of huge penetration into the hundreds of millions of computers at use in the business world. "Apple has a very exciting product that happens to have tech." However, the company's still found a hugely profitable niche, and because it's found the elixir to constantly reinvent itself, it's proven that it can keep doing that and remain a hugely successful company.