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Bounce Back

by 5/11/2005 12:25 PM
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It appears that the "all clear" is now being signaled and the White House has been re-opened. As you might expect, the broad market indices have bounced back. My alert for NYSE net ticks hit as the SPX recoups all the spike lower and more...

Chart Courtesy of Thomson/ILX


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Selling Pressure

by 5/11/2005 12:14 PM
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Breaking news that the White House has been evacuated sent the major indices to new lows for the session. As you can see, the action has been volatile as this story still has few firm details...

Chart Courtesy of Thomson/ILX

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Index Check

by 5/11/2005 11:40 AM
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We are two hours into the session and we find the broad market indices struggling to find their footing for the day...

While the losses are still somewhat subdued, we see a continuation of yesterday's broad-based weakness. As I am sure you have noticed, I keep noting the fact that the selling has been widespread and broad based. I do this because I tend to view it as a potential concern. On some days we see an event, such as a bellwether stock missing earnings, driving a few groups to large losses which puts a general shadow over the market, but that doesn't appear to be the case right now. This action appears to more indicative of just outright selling, or distribution...


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More on APPL

by 5/11/2005 11:19 AM
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Following up on my note about Apple Computer (AAPL)...the shares are still searching for an intraday bottom and are probing the underside of that support zone. I just pulled the sentiment data and it appears the shares have little in the way of skepticism...

  • Percent of analysts tracked by Zacks who rate the stock with a "buy": 60%
  • Number of analysts tracked by Zacks: 20
  • Short interest as a percent of float: 3.6%
  • Short interest ratio: 1.045
  • Put/call ratio percent rank: 48.8%

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As usual, this table lists stocks that have at least 10 percent of their float sold short and then shows the top ten based on the previous day's gain. The last field shows how the stock is performing in today's session. This can be a useful tool for finding situations where stocks with heavy short interest have begun to move. All returns are shown in percentages.

Note - more information on short interest can be found by clicking here.

Company Yesterday's
Percent of Float
Sold Short
Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. (The) (GAP) 23.4 41.9 22.55 0.75
Albany Molecular Research, Inc. (AMRI) 9.0 12.4 11.17 2.50
NitroMed, Inc. (NTMD) 7.7 21.7 17.24 -2.62
Discovery Laboratories Inc. (DSCO) 6.8 10.0 6.46 -0.62
Dendreon Corporation (DNDN) 6.6 47.4 5.94 6.24
Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AMLN) 5.8 11.6 17.77 -1.18
Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (EYET) 5.1 12.6 23.59 -0.34
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (KKD) 4.7 53.1 6.63 -1.06
FARO Technologies, Inc. (FARO) 4.4 10.1 29.77 -0.17
FormFactor, Inc. (FORM) 3.8 11.4 24.60 4.31

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