Apple Today - 10/20/2015 (AAPL)seymour_greenz October 20th 2015 09:39:04 AM
NASDAQ Futures are down 6 with -2 Fair Value, Dow Futures are down 17 in the thick of this earnings season. Asian markets were mostly green with China closing up 1.14%, Japan up 0.42% and Hong Kong down 0.37%. European markets, UK, Germany and France, are all currently down around half a percent, on average. Oil is slightly up, natural gas is up over 1% and gold is about even in pre-market trading. With earnings season in "full steam", we have some notable reports "rolling" in. Shares of Harley-Davidson (HOG) are down over 7% after lower than expected earnings. IBM is also down around 5% this morning after reporting disappointing quarterly results yesterday afternoon, due in part to the slowdown in Asia having a drag on revenue. Many companies including Verizon (VZ), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Cree (CREE) and Yahoo (YHOO) are scheduled for this afternoon.
AAPL had a "bouncy" kind of day yesterday, with a drop at the open, reaching as low as 110.11 by 9:40am on relatively heavy volume before reversing course within 30 minutes. By 11am AAPL was grasping at 111.5 and aside from a couple of brief dips below 111 on relatively light volume before and after lunch, AAPL remained green for the vast majority of the day. By mid-afternoon AAPL was above 111 again and made a powerful move to 111.5 on moderate volume at 3pm and again in the last few minutes before the bell, closing the intra-day session at 111.73, a clear high point for the day. After-hours was relatively uneventful with AAPL trading in a narrow range, ultimately losing 10 cents to 111.63.
This morning in pre-market, AAPL picked up at 111.6 on low volume and saw a brief dip to 111.22 at 5am on low volume along with weak Futures before seeing some serious recovery after 7am on higher volume. By 8:18am, AAPL broke 112 on extremely high volume and kept going to 112.34 before a sudden sympathetic VZ earnings metrics-related selloff. AAPL is currently down 53 cents at 111.20.
Classic max-pain is 111.
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Notable earnings after today's close: ACE ,CATY ,CLS ,CMG ,CPHD ,CREE ,DFS ,EFII ,FMBI ,FTI ,FULT ,HCCI ,IBKR ,ILMN ,IRBT ,ISRG ,LTXB ,MANH ,NAVI ,OKSB ,PKG ,PNFP ,RNST ,RUSHA ,RUSHB ,UBNK ,UCFC ,VASC ,VMW ,WSBC ,YHOO ,ZIXI
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