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December 5, 2012
14:31 EDTAAPL, NOK, CHLApple sell-off attributed to numerous factors by analyst
Shares of Apple (AAPL) are sinking today primarily because of a "misinterpreted" news report and a "technical breakdown" in the stock, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster wrote in a note to investors this afternoon. Munster doesn't believe the reasons behind the decline hold much water and he recommends buying the stock amid the pull back. One of the primary factors behind the stock's decline is a report by Taiwanese website DigiTimes that Apple's demands for iPhone 5 parts and components may drop 20% in the first quarter of 2013, the analyst wrote. Such a decline, however, is to be expected, since the device was just launched during the current quarter, according to Munster. Also a major contributor to the stock's decline is the fact that the shares' 50 day moving average is nearing its 200 day moving average. At worst, this bearish technical development could cause the stock to decline another 10% from current levels, Munster believes. A third, less important factor behind the stock's sell-off is a decision by COR Clearing to increase its margin requirement on purchases of Apple's stock to 60% from 30%. This decision doesn't affect Apple's fundamentals as a company, the analyst believes. Finally, the announcement by Nokia (NOK) that its Lumia phones will be offered by China Mobile (CHL) by the end of the year could also be hurting Apple's stock, as some investors have speculated that China Mobile will offer the Lumia instead of the iPhone. Munster, however, still expects China Mobile to sell the iPhone in the second half of 2013. In mid-afternoon trading, Apple dropped $27.07, or 4.70%, to $548.78.
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10:34 EDTAAPLOptions Update; August 21, 2014
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10:03 EDTAAPLActive puts at CBOE
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10:02 EDTAAPLActive calls at CBOE; AAPL C HPQ
Active calls at CBOE; AAPL 8/22/14 100 & 100, C Jan 55, HPQ 8/29/14 36
09:37 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading on open
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05:52 EDTNOKStocks with implied volatility movement; NOK WLT
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Nokia (NOK) 30, Walter Energy (WLT) 62 according to iVolatility.
August 20, 2014
16:01 EDTAAPLOptions Update; August 20, 2014
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13:46 EDTAAPLVerizon looking to build app store, The Information says
Verizon (VZ) is looking to partner with other companies to build an app store, according to The Information. Verizon's app store would compete with Google (GOOG) and Apple (AAPL), which already sell smartphone software, The Information noted. Reference Link
11:15 EDTAAPLGT Advanced retreats after analyst downgrades stock
Shares of sapphire maker GT Advanced (GTAT) are falling after research firm CLSA downgraded the stock in a note to investors today. The firm cited concerns about increased costs associated with the company's deal with Apple as the main reason for the downgrade. WHAT'S NEW: GT Advanced's costs associated with its deal to supply sapphire to Apple are being impacted by low yields, CLSA analyst Mark Heller wrote after speaking with strategic consulting firm Yole Développement. Lower yields will reduce the amount of sapphire that GT Advanced can produce for Apple, and will negatively affect GT’s profit margins, explained Heller. He believes that GT Advanced's risk/reward ratio is balanced at current levels, and downgraded his rating on the shares to Underperform from Outperform. However, he raised his price target on the shares to $19 from $18. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, GT Advanced fell 2% to $18.
09:38 EDTAAPL, AAPLGT Advanced downgraded to Underperform from Outperform at CLSA
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09:36 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL FOLD TSLA TWTR WHX FB TM NFLX X EOG
06:28 EDTAAPLApple could delay iWatch until 2015, FT Alphaville reports
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August 19, 2014
17:14 EDTAAPLOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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16:00 EDTAAPLOptions Update; August 19, 2014eBay
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 28c to 27.52. Option volume leaders: AAPL C HD PBR GILD AA NFLX TWTR TSLA EBAY according to Track Data.
14:19 EDTAAPLCarl Icahn says increased Apple position over past year
Carl Icahn tweeted in regards to Apple, "All my chips still on the table and in fact increased position over past year." Icahn added that anyone who invested in Apple last year when he recommended the stock would be up 53% including dividends.
13:54 EDTAAPLCarney a contender to take over top communications job at Apple, Re/code says
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12:40 EDTAAPLApple nears life high, levels to watch
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12:27 EDTAAPLIcahn says 'very sizable' shareholder of Apple, has not sold share
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11:57 EDTAAPLApple shares reach $100, up 84c or 1%
09:38 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL GILD TSLA CELG VLO VZ FB HD
06:32 EDTAAPLMorgan Stanley recommends adding to Apple positions
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