I believe if you look, all the markets ran at the end of the day. Whether computer generated (likely) or people just wanted to be long for this mornings employment report for some reason, AAPL was just a part of the action. That said, IMO, AAPL is going back to the $575 to $590 range in the next couple of trading sessions, if not today in a good market. Good luck.
I think Tom had a valid point. I was watching the stock and it tried several time to stay above 545 but it couldn't. Just about 5 minutes before the close was weakening and hitting 542-3 but then, as though suddenly someone jacked it up, it rapidly moved up and closed above 547. Frankly I also thought it was manipulated although stock's price action through out the day was kind of funny as though someone was trying hard to hold it up.
Only having an intelligent discussion lets not insult. If you had watched the ticker it was obvious someone (read APPLE) pushed the shares up 4-5 bucks the last 5 minutes to create the aura of "strong finish!!". They can fool novice but not those of us that have been doing this for many years. Also the whole weak dead cat bounce was obviously engineered by no other than Apple which any experienced traded know it woun't hold.