'Fast Money' Recap: HP Resurgence

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The S&P 500 closed flat while the Nasdaq moved modestly higher.  

Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) beat earnings estimates on the top and bottom lines. 

On CNBC's "Fast Money" TV show, Tim Seymour, managing partner of Triogem Asset Management, said he likes the stock after it raised guidance and looks to have broken out. 

Brian Kelly, founder of Brian Kelly Capital, disagreed and said he would use the pop to take profits. 

Karen Finerman, president of Metropolitan Capital Advisors, said HP has a solid balance sheet but the PC market is still a major headwind. She is not yet a buyer. 

Anthony Scaramucci, founder and co-managing partner of SkyBridge Capital, said he is a buyer based on valuation, great management and strong cash flow. 

Paul Meeks, equity analyst and portfolio manager at Saturna Capital, was a guest on the show who called HP overvalued near current levels. He added that it might be a good short because the PC market is still in a secular decline and the stock doesn't have any near-term positive catalysts. He likes Cisco Systems (CSCO) and International Business Machine (IBM). 

Apple (AAPL) was higher on the day and Kelly suggested investors buy it instead of HP.

Seymour said $530 is an important level for the Apple stock to get through, while a strong holiday season and a deal with China Mobile Limited (CHL) in 2014 could be positive catalysts. 

Scaramucci said he is bullish on the stock in the long term and believes iPad sales will be strong this quarter. 

Turning to the Russell 2000, Kelly said the index will likely put in a long-term top in the next three to six months. 

Finerman said the index is very expensive and suggested a short-Russell 2000, long-S&P 500 trade. 

Tom Stemberg, managing general partner of the Highland Consumer Fund, was a guest on the show and said he wishes he could buy more shares of Tile Shop Holdings (TTS). He said it has great management, while its more specific tiling products offer wider margins than the commoditized tiles available at Home Depot (HD) or Lowe's (LOW). 

Men's Wearhouse (MW) offered to buy Jos. A. Bank Clothiers (JOSB) and Finerman thinks some type of deal will eventually get done. 

Seymour said he likes Ford (F), but believes Fiat is the best global auto play.

Finerman likes General Motors (GM), as does Scaramucci. He added that the potential departure of CEO Alan Mulally from Ford worries him.

Kelly suggested the housing market should improve because either the economy will continue recovering or it will worsen and cause the Federal Reserve to step in, which will directly benefit housing. 

He likes individual companies such as Ryland Group (RYL), D.R. Horton (DHI) and Toll Brothers (TOL). 

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) fell 5%, making it the first stock on the show's "Pops & Drops" segment. Finerman said she is remaining short. 

Twitter (TWTR) jumped 3% and Kelly said he would be a buyer near these levels. 

Hormel Foods (HRL) popped 6% and Seymour said the stock is breaking out and investors can continue to own it. 

Nuance Communications (NUAN) plunged 18% and Scaramucci said it will likely go lower and advised investors to avoid it. 

Seymour said VimpelCom (VIP) is still a buy. 

Scaramucci called Orbitz Worldwide (OWW) a long-term buy. 

For their final trades, Kelly is selling the SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (KRE) and Scaramucci continues to like Costco Wholesale (COST) on the long side. Seymour said to buy Baidu (BIDU) and Finerman is selling CVS Caremark (CVS) due to valuation.

-- Written by Bret Kenwell in Petoskey, Mich.

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Bret Kenwell currently writes, blogs and also contributes to Robert Weinstein's Weekly Options Newsletter. Focuses on short-to-intermediate-term trading opportunities that can be exposed via options. He prefers to use debit trades on momentum setups and credit trades on support/resistance setups. He also focuses on building long-term wealth by searching for consistent, quality dividend paying companies and long-term growth companies. He considers himself the surfer, not the wave, in relation to the market and himself. He has no allegiance to either the bull side or the bear side.

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