, we began taking a look at PROP. On Thursday, we mentioned that the stock had a hurdle at the 200DMA of .56 to contend with, and if it failed to break that resistance, we would likely see a pullback. The stock did indeed test that .56-mark, but could not break through to the next level, rendering our prediction accurate. From Wednesday’s low of .44 to yesterday’s high of .57 marks a 30% increase.
We’d like to see PROP hold support above .45 moving forward, and are anxious to hear more news from the company in the future regarding its oil production status. News out on Monday pointed to the company’s proprietary “plasma pulse” treatment increasing the production of one of the company’s oil wells by a significant margin.
HOUSTON, Texas, Oct 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) — via PRWEB – Propell Technologies is pleased to report 6-month results from the first well that was treated with the company’s proprietary plasma pulse technology in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area.
Cottonwood #9-11 located in Creek County, Oklahoma was drilled to a depth of 2667 feet in December 1967 in the Redfork Sandstone formation with initial production of 35 barrels of oil per day (BOPD). For the several years prior to treatment the well had been approximately a one or two BOPD producer.
The plasma pulse treatment was performed on March 28, 2013. Immediately before treatment the well was barrel tested showing 1.4 barrels of oil per day. Thirty days after the plasma pulse treatment, a barrel test showed Cottonwood #9-11′s production had jumped to 5.5 BOPD where it had held fairly steady with a substantial increase in production.
On October 4, 2013, six months after treatment the well was barrel tested showing a rate of eight (8) BOPD, an increase of 408%. The well was barrel tested again on October 10, 2013 and showed an even higher rate.
Currently BARCHART.COM is giving PROP an 80% “Buy” Rating on Short-Term Indicators.
More Info – http://www.propell.com/
Fab Universal Corp. FU
After providing us with a 28% intraday gain on Monday, FU did actually manage to continue piling on gains Tuesday, before closing out the session slightly in the red. The stock touched 7.83 for a time, which marks an increase of 43% off of the 5.46 bottom we observed on Monday.
This week’s run comes on the heels of a previous consolidation, which resulted from a run spanning a period of a few weeks which took the stock from the $4-range up to 11.48. On the current consolidation, we’d like to see support hold at or above the 50DMA (5.34).
Gogo, Inc. GOGO
GOGO, like FU, is another stock that recently made a significant surge, and is currently in pullback mode. This is an instance where monitoring for a bounce off of the eventual bottom can provide us with the opportunity to make hefty gains on the rebound. The stock has been hunkering down, and building a solid base at the $16-range. Below that we have support at 14.05 (50DMA), and above, resistance sitting at the 20DMA of 17.27.
Apple, Inc. AAPL – Big News
Yesterday, Apple made the announcement that it would be enlisting the help of Burberry’s CEO, Angela Ahrendts, as head of retail operations. This is a development that we will be following closely. Ahrendts is responsible for increasing Burberry’s sales by more than 100% since 2006. This development could mean a serious boost for AAPL over the long term.
Not only does the hiring end a year-long search for a new head of retail operations, but it marks the first time a woman has served on the AAPL Board of Directors.
In other news, Apple earnings are expected on Monday, October 28th, so on the options-trading side of things, we are beginning to monitor the 11/01 $505 & $510 Calls.