Posts Tagged ‘AAPL’

Apple: Using Options Rather Than Stock (AAPL)

Apple hit all-time highs on Friday of $219.70 on an intraday basis and the stock closed at $218.95.  What is interesting is that traders are moving back into using the options as their way to get exposure to Apple ‘on the cheap.’ The stock traded over 32 million shares on Friday, which is close to [...]

Top Day Trader Alerts (AAPL, ITMN, SOLF, CNXT, ZANE, RCNI, TIVO)

These are this morning’s top day trader and active trader alerts seen in early pre-market trading.  We have offered the moves, a news summary, and brief color on each for trading references where applicable. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is up 2.1% at $215.10 after saying the iPad will be available on April 3m, 2010 in [...]

Apple Chart Set-Up (AAPL)

Apple Inc.(NASDAQ: AAPL) is trading up 2.2% at $207.54 on 760,0000 shares as of 8:50 AM EST.  You already knew about the blow-out it reported, but the accounting changes made the report very difficult to use for a real comparison.  It also had solid growth in iPhones and Mac sales, but the iPods unit sales [...]

Apple Preview… Stock/Options Volume Spike (AAPL)

Apple  Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) reports after today’s close and this will be the highlight of the earnings after Monday’s closing bell.  Thomson Reuters has estimates pegged at $2.07 EPS (non-GAAP of course) and revenues of $12.06 billion…  Whispers are significantly higher.  Analysts are close to $240 in price targets, options traders are braced for a [...]

Analyst Whacks Apple (AAPL)

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is down 1.37% at $205.22 on over 4.4 million shares as of 10:05 AM EST.  Frankly, Apple holders might feel lucky that the drop is only by that little.  Deutsche Bank has removed Steve Jobs and friends from its short-term buy list ahead of next week’s earnings and ahead of the [...]

2010 Actives Outlook: Options vs. Stock (AAPL, BAC, RIMM, XOM, PFE, CSCO, INTC, GLD, SLV)

2010 is here and we wanted to take a look at the largest catalyst for options volume and how it may translate into active stock trading for the January 2010 options expiration date.  In this matter we looked solely at the closest in-the-money and out-of-the-money call options that expire on January 15, 2010 because these [...]

Apple’s New Highs, Again… (AAPL)

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is continuing a run to new highs.  The ‘old-new’ 52-week trading range was $78.20 to $209.35.  Thursday’s close was at $209.04.  At 8:31 AM EST we have shares trading up another 1% at $211.27 on 180,000 shares in the pre-market.  That might not be an unbelievable volume alert, but the fact [...]

Like Clockwork… Using Options Over Stock (AAPL, GOOG, AMZN, RIMM)

It is always interesting to see how traders and investors take their options trading action the first trading day after an options expiration date.  We are seeing an almost instant maneuvering into many of the January-2009 CALL options of active and volatile stocks in the NASDAQ 100 by traders and investors today.  This is being [...]

New Pivots & Options Data for Apple (AAPL)

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is set to gap up this morning after yesterday’s small gain from a research call with a $260 price target.  The problem is that Apple has moved out of its 8 month up-trend or buy signals…. That alone doesn’t mean it will tank and the “SELL APPLE” audio-video call from our [...]

Trade Alerts in Apple (AAPL)

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) was given a sell signal on Friday from INO’s Adam Hewison, one of our affiliates, with a full audio-video presentation.  This is technically an “exit long positions” more than a short sell alert, but many will take it the same. What is interesting here is now it looks like AAPL stock [...]