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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
Gain
Percent of Float
Sold Short
Yesterday's
Close
Today's
Return
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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Keep an Eye on Apple

by 5/11/2005 10:28 AM
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Apple's stock is getting hit on news that Yahoo is getting into the online music arena...


Created with SuperCharts by Omega Research

AAPL has now pulled back to critical support. A break here would be a concerning sign given how the 50-day moving average has begun to rollover...

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At the Open

by 5/11/2005 10:04 AM
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Stocks have had a chance to settle into a groove and here is what I see...

The broad market indices did open with a slight upward bias, but as you can see, this was quickly erased. Internet stocks and oil are in the lead on the downside while networkers and brokers are trying bounce. However, for the most part, the action is quiet following yesterday's broad-based sell-off...


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Investors Intelligence

by 5/11/2005 9:22 AM
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The weekly figures from Investors Intelligence are out...

The percent bullish rose to 46.2 (from 43.5) while the percent bearish dropped to 28.0 (from 30.4)...

You can find the Investors Intelligence chart and recent data here...

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