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Apple Today - 11/19/2015 (AAPL)

seymour_greenz • November 19th 2015 09:30:59 AM

Good Morning,

NASDAQ Futures are up 12 with +13 Fair Value, Dow Futures are up 17 on another busy day of economic data.

Asian markets were sharply higher today. China closed up 1.36%, Hong Kong was up 1.41% and Japan gained 1.07%. European markets are currently higher as well, with the UK up nearly 1%, Germany nearly 1.3% and France up nearly 0.5%. Commodities are currently mostly down in pre-market. Oil is down over 1.5%, natural gas is down nearly 0.75% and gold is up about 0.2%. US jobless claims fell. Earnings from showed an increase in revenue and the stock is up 5% in pre-market. Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) also reported earnings yesterday and is currently up over 19% in pre-market. Earnings for Weibo Corporation (WB) boosted the stock up 6%. On the other hand, this morning's earnings reporters did not fare nearly as well, Best Buy (BBY) is down over 5% and JinkoSolar Holding (JKS) dropped over 8%. Today after the bell, earnings reports are expected from a bunch of late-bloomers, including software giant Autodesk (ADSK), retailer The Gap (GPS), Intuit (INTU), grocery chain The Fresh Market (TFM), cloud enterprise Workday (WDAY) and Williams-Sonoma (WSM). Tomorrow, keep an eye out for retailers Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) and Foot Locker (FL).

AAPL gapped up higher yesterday on Goldman Sachs adding Apple as a "conviction buy". AAPL opened at 115.75 and motored up to mid-117 within 30 minutes of the open on huge volume. AAPL spent the rest of the day in the 117-range with a mid-afternoon dip to 116.27 on moderately high volume at 2:04pm before recovering back towards the high of the day in late afternoon trading and closing the intra-day session strong at 117.29. AAPL gained an additional 21 cents in after-hours to 117.5.

This morning in pre-market, AAPL opened up higher at 117.67 on low volume and gravitated towards 118. By 6:42am, AAPL peaked at 118.14 on low volume, then began selling off on higher volume. By 8:24am AAPL dipped as low as 117.06 on high volume. AAPL is currently down 4 cents to 117.25.

Classic max-pain is 116.

Higher US open:

Global shares higher:

US jobless claims down:

Best Buy troubles:

Pfizer-Allergan deal:

Amazon wants your Black Friday:

Google streaming apps:

Mobile payments are hot:

Nadella on adapting:

Watson plays Santa:

Save your video on Skype:

Now that's a rock!

Planets being born:

Teeny jellyfish:

Curiosity to check out Mars dunes:

Breakthrough could lead to better prostate cancer treatment:

Drug spending soars:

Today's Economic Calendar:
8:30 Initial Jobless Claims
8:30 Philly Fed Business Outlook
9:45 Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index
10:00 Leading Indicators
10:30 EIA Natural Gas Inventory
4:30 PM Money Supply
4:30 PM Fed Balance Sheet

Notable earnings after today's close: *ADSK*, ANW, ASYS, CISG, CRMT, ESL, *GPS*, *INTU*, JMEI, KEYS, MENT, MOMO, NGVC, NMBL, *ROST*, RSGUF, SPLK, SPWH, *TFM*, WAIR, *WDAY*, *WSM*, ZOES

And tomorrow before the open: *ANF*, CCSC, DXLG, *FL*, GMAN, HIBB, HRG, KUTV, SIRO

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