IBD has this – “When it comes to overall market health, what’s interesting to note is that the market has moved from a high distribution-day count in the S&P 500 and Nasdaq and overall healthy action in leading growth stocks to a low distribution-day count and suspect action in some leading growth stocks. Many leaders are still acting fine, while others have turned sluggish.”
By 1 pm today – the NASDAQ dropped about 31 points (the futures were up 45 points at one time last night). That shows to us a critical point that i have observed over many months now: stocks don’t always follow the futures.
Apple earned $1.67 a share, (up 18% YOY); sales : $45.4 billion (up 7% 3 months) That was well above what analysts expected Apple to earn and for sales ($1.57 a share on sales of $44.89 billion).
Volume was lower on the NYSE compared with the same time Noon EST, but higher on the Nasdaq, (The most intense trading in Apple shares — running about 5 times greater than the 50 days moving average of volume. Losing stocks led winners by 12-to-7 on the NYSE and by about 13-to-5 on the Nasdaq.
Solar energy stocks, the No. 1 industry group out of the 197 that IBD tracks, was Wednesday’s worst-performing