Why AAPL is a strong buy

By Jani Ziedins | End of Day Analysis

Dec 22

Free After-Hours Analysis: 

Tuesday was a good session for AAPL. The stock popped nearly 3% on a day when the index finished in the red. This strength followed rumors Apple is entering the automotive space (again). These gains adds to last week’s outperformance when the stock popped 5% following reports it was increasing iPhone production.

When things are going right, everything seems to go right and that is the case with AAPL right now. And that’s exactly what I wrote last week:

As I often write, a stock that refuses to go down will eventually go up. That’s definitely the case with AAPL here. After a four month cooling off, this stock is finally ready to make its next move. And given the size of [last] Tuesday’s pop, there is a lot of enthusiasm for this name.

The stock is just shy of its September highs and there is no reason to think it won’t get there. And when it gets there, there is no reason to think it will stop. Instead, expect this to break through the highs and keep going. Sentiment is bullish and that is a powerful force, especially following a five-month consolidation.

Now, that’s not to say this will be a straight line higher or this will occur over the next few days, but momentum is definitely behind this stock and it clearly wants to go higher. Maybe we break the highs next week. Maybe it doesn’t happen until next month. But as long as this remains above $120, all lights are green.

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About the Author

Jani Ziedins (pronounced Ya-nee) is a full-time investor and financial analyst that has successfully traded stocks and options for nearly three decades. He has an undergraduate engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines and two graduate business degrees from the University of Colorado Denver. His prior professional experience includes engineering at Fortune 500 companies, small business consulting, and managing investment real estate. He is now fortunate enough to trade full-time from home, affording him the luxury of spending extra time with his wife and two children.