American Apparel Inc. APP
This fall, for the first time in a long time, APP failed to see the increases that have coincided with the beginning of the retail season in recent years. Instead, here we are nearing the end of the heaviest shopping days of the year, and the stock is just now beginning to show signs of life.
CEO Dov Charney, thought by many to be one of the worst CEO’s on Wall Street, has been fired by the board of directors per a PR released this morning. His official dismissal amid allegations of misconduct is sitting well with investors, with the stock trading up significantly in premarket activity. We’ll be interested to follow APP more closely as the reigns are handed over to Paula Schneider on January 5th, and if she can turn APP back in a positive direction as the new CEO. >> Read About Charney’s Firing
Looking at the chart, the last time APP was trading as low as it has been in recent weeks was early this summer, just before the stock ran to over 1.20. We’ve covered APP for many years and have witnessed numerous big runs, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see a extended recovery off of these 6-month lows, if the stock can get over the hurdle that is the current 200DMA (.74). Beyond that, APP will have to contend with resistance points at .77, .85, and 1.09.
InterCloud Systems, Inc. ICLD
During this time of the year when tax-loss selling drives many stocks down to annual lows, we’re always on the lookout for a good bottom-bounce play. ICLD may fit that description. The stock touched 52-week low of 2.77 yesterday, and is currently trending up in the premarket.
The company released a PR this morning announcing that its new business backlog was at record highs, ($32M) according to CEO Mark Munro, “This is a tribute to our growing sales organization and a competitive edge in our markets. InterCloud’s sales pipeline continues to grow month over month offering great upside as we move into 2015.” >>READ PR
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