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Apple Today - 2/12/2016 OPEX (AAPL)

seymour_greenz • February 12th 2016 10:55:48 AM

Good Morning,

NASDAQ Futures are up 29 with +33 Fair Value, S&P Futures are up 14 with +14 Fair Value and Dow Futures are up 106 as we bring this 2nd week in February to an OPEX close. Futures have been gaining steam throughout the morning and a positive open looks likely.

China remains closed for the holiday, Hong Kong is down 1.22% and Japan is down 4.84%. European markets are up strong today. The UK is currently leading the region up 1.72%, Germany is up 1.41% and France is down 1.05%.

Commodities are mixed this morning. Oil is up 4.65%, natural gas is up 0.30% and gold is down 0.52%. Unleaded gas is up 5.11% and heating oil is up 3.83%. Metals are down except copper. Meat is mixed. Wheat, cocoa and coffee are up while corn, soybeans and cotton are down.

US retail sales increased in January. Oil prices jump but excess supply still looms.

FireEye, Inc. (FEYE) is up nearly 2% after reporting mixed Q4 results yesterday afternoon after the bell. Groupon, Inc. (GRPN) soared up over 20% on a beat, buyback and improved guidance. Pandora Media (P) is also up over 3% after reporting yesterday. On the other hand, Zillow Group, Inc. (Z) is down nearly 5% after reporting a loss and Activision Blizzard, Inc (ATVI) is down over 5% on unimpressive holiday sales. American International Group Inc (AIG) is up nearly 2% after reporting a deal with Icahn, buyback and a dividend increase.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (RRGB) reported Q4 earnings this morning before the bell and is up nearly 5%.

AAPL had a rough day yesterday, fighting hard to stay above 93 and ended the day down 0.60%. AAPL opened at 93.79 to high volume and briefly saw green, peaking at 94.72 on relatively high volume near 10am, then sunk down quickly to 93 by 10:45am, hitting a low of 92.59 at 11:36am on moderate volume. AAPL bounced back to the mid-93 area in early afternoon trading only to break 93 once again just after 2:30pm. Following that, AAPL rapidly rocketed up back to 94 on moderate volume and hung around the lower-94 and upper-93 area until close. AAPL ended the day down 57 cents at 93.7. AAPL lost an additional 15 cents after-hours to close at 93.55.

This morning in pre-market, AAPL opened up in conjunction with Futures and gravitated towards 94.5 with a high of 94.75 at 6:58am. Approaching the open, AAPL has settled back to the mid-94 area, testinging lower-94 periodically. AAPL is currently up 68 cents at 94.38 as we approach the open.


Classic max-pain is 91. Today is OPEX. Have a good weekend with your friends and family.


US retail sales increased in January:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-12/u-s-retail-sales-increased-in-january-in-broad-based-advance

Oil prices jump but excess supply looms:
http://in.reuters.com/article/global-oil-idINKCN0VL03I

Eurozone economy grows, but still lags behind 2008:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/13/business/international/eurozone-economy-growth.html

Deutsche Bank to buy back $5.4 billion bonds:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-12/deutsche-bank-to-buy-back-5-4-billion-bonds-in-euros-dollars

Yen on track for strongest week since late 2008:
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-forex-idUSKCN0VL03G

China bets on Latin America:
http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/11/news/economy/china-latin-america-billions-of-dollars-loans-investments/index.html

Dimon "loads up" on JPM:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-11/dimon-just-spent-a-year-s-pay-on-jpmorgan-stock-after-bank-rout

Google's VR vision:
http://www.cnet.com/news/google-may-disconnect-the-phone-for-its-vr-vision-of-the-future/

Google is hiring self-driving car engineers:
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2446885/google-is-hiring-self-driving-car-engineers

Instagram swaps video likes for views:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2499180,00.asp

Pandora for sale?
http://www.cnet.com/news/pandoras-new-tune-selling-itself/

Visa's 10% stake in Square:
http://in.reuters.com/article/us-square-visa-idINKCN0VK2ND

Time buys MySpace?
http://in.reuters.com/article/industry-us-time-results-idINKCN0VK0Z4

Is Apple developing its own GPU?
http://www.fudzilla.com/news/graphics/39417-apple-building-a-gpu

AT&T tests speedy 5G:
http://www.cnet.com/news/att-jumps-into-fast-lane-with-ultraspeedy-5g-field-trial/

Qualcomm's new LTE modem is super fast:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/3032675/mobile/qualcomms-new-lte-modem-hits-a-gigabit-and-touches-the-future-of-mobile.html

Runkeeper fitness app to be acquired by Asics:
http://www.cnet.com/au/news/runkeeper-to-be-acquired-by-asics/

What breed are you?
http://www.cnet.com/au/news/drop-everything-microsoft-wants-to-tell-you-what-dog-your-face-is/

Our old friend Etch A Sketch has a new home:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2016/02/12/etch-a-sketch-sold-ohio-art-company-doodle-sketch-spin-master-corp/80277688/

Gravitational waves, they exist!
http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/gravitational-waves-exist-heres-how-scientists-finally-found-them

Earth looks sick from space says astronaut Scott Kelly:
http://www.indiatimes.com/news/world/the-earth-looks-sick-from-space-and-very-very-fragile-says-astronaut-scott-kelly-250631.html

What to eat on a trip to Mars:
http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/Space-food-astronauts-eat-to-Mars-6824919.php

Black mold delays NASA's ISS delivery:
http://www.techtimes.com/articles/132724/20160211/black-mold-on-packing-bags-delays-nasas-cargo-run-to-international-space-station.htm

Fear of vengeful gods helped societies expand:
http://news.discovery.com/history/religion/fear-of-vengeful-gods-may-have-helped-societies-expand-160211.htm

Snake vs spider:
http://www.livescience.com/53701-snake-loses-battle-against-spider-photo.html

More on the cryo-preserved rabbit brain:
http://www.newsweek.com/rabbit-brain-first-mammal-brain-return-successfully-cryopreservation-424913

The kids of Porter Ranch:
http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/12/health/porter-ranch-gas-leak-children/

Does Zika pose a threat to the Olympics?
http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/12/health/zika-olympics-threat/

Zika link may be proven within weeks:
http://www.reuters.com/article/health-zika-idUSL8N15R29B

New class of antigens may trigger type 1 diabetes:
http://www.techtimes.com/articles/132994/20160212/new-class-of-antigens-may-trigger-type-1-diabetes.htm

Wrong baby operated on:
http://www.i4u.com/2016/02/105263/doctors-cut-tongue-wrong-kid-unneeded-frenectomy

The mechanics of sneezing:
http://www.beacontranscript.com/the-mechanics-behind-the-harmless-sneeze/5178/

Dementia may be prevented with education?
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/02/11/466403316/can-dementia-be-prevented-education-may-bolster-brain-against-risk


Today's Economic Calendar:
8:30 Retail Sales
8:30 Import/Export Prices
10:00 Business Inventories
10:00 Reuters/UofM Consumer Sentiment
1:00 PM Baker-Hughes Rig Count


Notable earnings after today's close: SGTCF

And on Monday before the open: PGSVY

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