Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Afternoon Updates

Apple, Inc. AAPL Options

Apple CEO Tim Cook and his associates handled this afternoon’s Senate inquiry as well as could be reasonably expected as committee members pulled back the curtain on Apple’s international tax status. They simply stated that Apple has done nothing seedy (if you’ll forgive the pun) and that any problems lay within the existing corporate tax code.

The stock did dip early in the morning as we suspected it might, for a time there was an opportunity to make a quick profit on the Puts we mentioned as the stock fell below the pre-market low. Once AAPL found support off of the $434 level, and got back above $435, it became clear that the action was moving back to the Calls. All in all, the day’s activity has thus far played out very similarly to our morning predictions.

For now, we are sticking with the $435 and $440 Calls as intraday trading ideas, while still keeping in mind what we said yesterday; that if Apple could break past $445, then we’d be looking to move up to the $445 and possibly $450 Calls. As of the release of this publication, AAPL last traded at $442.80

TechnoConcepts, Inc. TCPS
We put TCPS on Blue Sky Breakout alert this morning, and turned out to be mighty glad that we did. Opening up at .0026, the stock pulled back ever so slightly to .0025, before raging upward to touch a high of .0061, for a rapid intraday gain of up to 144%

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. ASTI
ASTI came off of our solar watchlist from this morning, and traded in a range from .96-1.33, which represents a move of 39%