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applesplits 29 posts  |  Last Activity: May 27, 2014 6:08 PM Member since: Jul 31, 2012
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    Options question

    by applesplits May 27, 2014 5:35 PM
    applesplits applesplits May 27, 2014 6:08 PM Flag

    I am, trying to learn. I thought for my first contact, $620 call, it would be safer to buy as far out as I could so I can watch and try to understand why it moves differently from the stock

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    Options question

    by applesplits May 27, 2014 5:35 PM
    applesplits applesplits May 27, 2014 6:05 PM Flag

    I have a single $620 2016 call option. I am trying to learn, I just picked up a book called understanding options but it's still confusing to me

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • applesplits by applesplits May 27, 2014 5:35 PM Flag

    I bought a single jan 2016 call option. I'm new to options (this is my first contract), I understand after the split takes place, I will have 7 contracts. My question is, is it normal for an option to move at a much different % than the stock? Seems like a disconnect from the actual share price today & the contract price.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • applesplits applesplits May 5, 2014 10:25 AM Flag

    In addition to the higher price target, the analyst has also increased his fiscal year 2015 earnings per share estimate by more than a dollar to $48.96.

    Daryanani recommends that investors remain long on AAPL, citing multiple catalysts ahead for the company. In particular, he expects the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference in June, an anticipated "iPhone 6" launch around September, and a new iPad refresh in the December quarter to help drive the stock price higher.

    Shares of Apple stock are trading at their highest levels in over a year following the company's strong second quarter, in which it announced its expanded capital reinvestment program, as well as a forthcoming 7-for-1 stock split. AAPL shares briefly flirted with a price north of $599 last week, but eventually retreated after finding resistance at the $600 barrier.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • From Apple insider - Analyst Amit Daryanani issued a note to investors on Monday revealing its new price target of $645, up from a previous forecast of $625. Following Apple's surprisingly strong second quarter results last month, Daryanani had already increased his target from $590.

    The analyst's latest revision, which comes alongside a maintained rating of "outperform," is intended to reflect Apple's increased share buyback program and its recently raised debt to fund that initiative.

    Daryanani expects Apple to repurchase some $44 billion in shares through December of 2015, implying more than $6 billion in buybacks per quarter. The newly increased buyback suggests Apple will buy an additional 50 million shares at an average price point of $590.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • applesplits applesplits May 5, 2014 9:23 AM Flag

    How's your samsung camera working for you? Their flagship phone DOA, LMAO!!!!
    As far as being a sheep, I'll take it because I'm rolling in a field of green :)

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • New S.A. article, looking good for Apple, no so much for Samsung.
    GO APPLE!!!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • My first attempt at options, hope its beginners luck :)

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • "Apple for the first time started shipping sapphire from its new plant in Arizona to its suppliers in China ahead of ramping up the operation with more furnaces capable of supplying larger quantities. The news comes from UBS Research’s Q1 preview on GT Advanced Technologies, the company that Apple has partnered with to open and operate a sapphire plant to produce the material expected to replace Corning’s Gorilla Glass on the next-generation iPhone display."

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    options question - help please

    by applesplits Apr 30, 2014 12:02 PM
    applesplits applesplits Apr 30, 2014 12:07 PM Flag

    Thank you!!! this may be my first venture into options.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • If I buy 1 single call contract for Jan 2016, does that get split also? Would I then have 7 contracts? or just 1 for 700 shares?

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • applesplits applesplits Mar 6, 2014 9:12 AM Flag

    ZIOP could be the first real break through in cancer treatment in over 30 years. Not to mention that it is backed by XON (Intrexon) and the self made billionaire & legendary bio tech invester, Randell J Kirk.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • applesplits by applesplits Jan 11, 2014 10:21 AM Flag

    Is it crazy to feel confident in ZIOP's upcoming results because of XON's strong backing? XON must see great potential to be so strongly connected to ZIOP. If the results are bad, I would think XON would take a big hit and ZIOP would be wiped out.
    I'm hoping for those that are suffering from cancer, that XON & ZIOP are a huge success.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • applesplits by applesplits Jan 11, 2014 10:11 AM Flag

    XON seems to be highly invested / connected to ZIOP. Is anyone here concerned that if ZIOP's results from recent studies disappoint again? How do you see something like that affecting XON? If positive, would XON or ZIOP jump higher?
    Any thoughts?

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • All form 4's. I wonder why they waited until Friday? Anyone have any thoughts?

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • TECH | 12/12/2013 @ 2:41PM |6,390 views
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    This 59-megawatt park in South Koreas is set to go online in December 2013.

    Bloom Energy’s big-name corporate clients have helped it install more than 100 megawatts of electricity generation capacity in the past 12 years. One of eBay’s new data centers even relies on the company’s Energy Servers as its primary energy source.

    But one of Bloom’s competitors, FuelCell Energy, apparently has sold triple that capacity – 300 megawatts, which are installed or in “backlog.” That includes the world’s biggest fuel cell “park,” a 59-megawatt installation nearing completion in South Korea. (It’s supposed to go online before the end of December.)


    New eBay Data Center Runs Almost Entirely On Bloom Fuel Cells
    Heather Clancy
    Contributor

    Fuel-Cell Startup ClearEdge Scores $73.5 Million From Investors
    Todd Woody
    Forbes Staff

    Fuel Cells Inching into Power Generation Markets
    Ken Silverstein
    Contributor
    “We installed our first commercial fuel cell plant in 2003 and announced 1 billion kilowatt-hours of ultra-clean power production in January 2011, which is a time span of eight years,” said Chip Bottone, president and CEO of FuelCell Energy. “We generated the second billion kilowatt-hours in just under two years, and the next billion is expected to be generated in less than one year as a 15-megawatt fuel cell park is nearing completion in Bridgeport, Conn., and a 59-megawatt fuel cell park, the world’s largest, is nearing completion in South Korea.”

    For perspective, 2 billion kilowatt-hours of energy is roughly the amount of power that it takes to run about 181,000 average size U.S. homes for one year.

    Just to drive things home even more. The entire generation capacity installed by fuel cell technology vendors in 2012 was 120 megawatts, almost three times the amount installed in 2011, according to data from Navigant Research.

    The number of companies in the sector generating revenue of more than $1 million almost doubled last year: from 24 to 42.

    “Previously, the very survival of the industry was in question,” said Kerry-Ann Adamson, research director with Navigant Research. “Today, in a number of ways, the fuel cell sector is stronger and healthier than ever.”

    FuelCell Energy’s technology, called Direct FuelCell power plants, uses natural gas or renewable biogas (from sources such as wastewater treatment or food processing) to generate electricity. The technology is being used in 50 locations globally, by businesses that are seeking an alternate power source – either to meet some sort of renewable energy portfolio goal or just to hedge bets against grid power failures.

    The market segment targeted by Bloom and FuelCell Energy is for stationary equipment. Both are attempting to position their technology as appropriate for primary power in business or industrial settings, as well as for back-up applications.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • applesplits by applesplits Dec 24, 2013 7:47 AM Flag

    Up 6% today in London. Looking strong today

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • applesplits by applesplits Dec 23, 2013 5:39 PM Flag

    I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. May the spirit of this holiday season bless you all and your families.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • applesplits by applesplits Dec 22, 2013 7:41 PM Flag

    Apple CEO Tim Cook sent a year-end memo to all Apple employees this week where he says Apple is working on some big stuff for 2014.
    9to5Mac was the first to get its hands on the memo.

    Most of the note is a recap of what happened in 2013, but Cook does tease some future products for next year:

    We have a lot to look forward to in 2014, including some big plans that we think customers are going to love. I am extremely proud to stand alongside you as we put innovation to work serving humankind’s deepest values and highest aspirations. I consider myself the luckiest person in the world for the opportunity to work at this amazing company with all of you.

    So what is Cook talking about? There are a handful of rumored new projects at Apple that could launch next year.

    The first is the iWatch, a wearable wrist-computer. We first learned that Apple was working on the device earlier this year and the company has since made a bunch of key hires that hint its thinking about wearable technology. The most interesting hire was the Paul Deneve, the former CEO of fashion company Yves Saint Laurent. Deneve is now working on "special projects" and reports directly to Cook. Many speculate one of those special projects is the iWatch.

    Then there's the new iPhone. Many expect a brand-new design for the next iPhone. There's also a good chance it'll have a larger screen, possibly 4.7-inches.

    Next is Apple's rumored television set. We've heard over and over again that Apple is trying to expand its TV product, but we have yet to see any new gadgets in the category. There's still a small chance 2014 could be the year.

    Finally, there's the so-called iPad Pro, which is supposedly a large iPad with about a 13-inch screen. There's also a chance that the iPad Pro will be a hybrid device, that is part laptop and part tablet, sort of like Microsoft's Surface. Rumors on the device are sketchy at best, but there is some evidence that a new kind of iPad is coming.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • WASHINGTON – The Energy Department released three new reports today showcasing strong growth across the U.S. fuel cell and hydrogen technologies market – continuing America’s leadership in clean energy innovation and providing U.S. businesses more affordable, cleaner transportation and power options. According to these reports, the United States continues to be one of the world’s largest and fastest growing markets for fuel cell and hydrogen technologies. In 2012, nearly 80 percent of total investment in the global fuel cell industry was made in U.S. companies.

    “Building a U.S. fuel cell and hydrogen technologies industry over the past few years is helping to pave the way to a cleaner, more sustainable energy future that protects our air and water, gives businesses more transportation options and reduces oil dependence,” said Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. “As part of an all-of-the-above energy approach, fuel cell technologies are paving the way to competitiveness in the global clean energy market and to new jobs and business creation across the country.”

    With support from the Energy Department, private industry and the Department’s national laboratories have already achieved significant advances in fuel cell and hydrogen technologies – reducing costs and improving performance. These research and development efforts have helped reduce automotive fuel cell costs by more than 50 percent since 2006 and by more than 30 percent since 2008. At the same time, fuel cell durability has doubled and the amount of expensive platinum needed in fuel cells has fallen by 80 percent since 2005.

    Building on this progress, the Energy Department awarded over $7 million earlier this week to help bring cost-effective, advanced hydrogen and fuel cell technologies online faster. The three Energy Department reports issued today detail continued strength in the U.S. fuel cell and hydrogen technologies market as well as efforts by U.S. businesses and states to increase American competitiveness in this growing global industry.

    Fuel Cell Technologies Market Report

    The Energy Department today released the 2012 Fuel Cell Technologies Market Report – detailing trends in the U.S. fuel cell and hydrogen technologies market.

    The report highlights continued growth in fuel cell commercial deployments, including material handling equipment such as forklifts as well as combined heat and power systems and back-up and auxiliary power units. Nationally, U.S. fuel cell shipments grew from 1,000 units in 2008 to nearly 5,000 units in 2012, while domestic manufacturing increased by more than 60 percent from 2011 to 2012. Last year, the United States was also the largest market for fuel cell-powered material handling equipment – with 4,000 lift trucks and forklifts in operation across 19 states at U.S. warehouses distribution facilities and retail stores, including Coca-Cola, Proctor & Gamble, Lowe’s and Sysco, among others.

    Research and development on light duty fuel cell electric vehicles continues to advance, according to the report, and several large automakers anticipate commercialization by 2017.

    Earlier this year, the Energy Department launched a public-private partnership, H2USA, focused on addressing the challenges to hydrogen infrastructure to support more transportation options for U.S. consumers, including fuel cell electric vehicles. The partnership brings together automakers, government agencies, gas suppliers and the hydrogen and fuel cell industries to coordinate research and identify cost-effective solutions to deploy infrastructure that can deliver affordable, clean hydrogen fuel in the United States.

    State of the States Report

    The Energy Department today also issued the States of the States, Fuel Cells in America 2013 report – highlighting leadership among U.S. states to grow domestic fuel cell manufacturing and deployment.

    The report recognizes California, Connecticut, New York, Ohio and South Carolina for leading the country with continued and expanded support for fuel cell and hydrogen technologies – helping to reduce emissions, improve energy efficiency and create new job and business opportunities. The report also highlights efforts in Delaware, New Jersey, Texas and other states to advance fuel cell technologies.

    Across the United States, a number of cities and towns are also driving continued U.S. leadership in the fuel cell industry. For example, San Diego has installed 2.4 megawatts of fuel cells and is using purified biogas from the Point Loma wastewater treatment plant to generate clean electricity for the city. In Spartanburg, S.C., BMW’s production facility now hosts the world’s largest fuel cell material handling fleet to date. BMW recently added 175 more fuel cell pallet trucks and forklifts, boosting its fleet to 275 across the 4-million-square foot plant. The Energy Department has also partnered with the Houston Galveston Area Council to operate 20 heavy duty hydrogen fuel cell electric hybrid trucks around the Port of Houston – helping to cut carbon pollution and save money.

    Pathways to Commercial Scale

    According to the third report, Pathways to Commercial Success: Technologies and Products Supported by the Fuel Cell Technologies Office, the Energy Department's fuel cell research and development efforts over the last decade have helped manufacture about 40 new commercial technologies in the United States, support 65 new technologies that are expected to reach commercial-scale within the next three to five years and issue more than 450 U.S. patents.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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