Apple Just Hit A Buy Point, Joining These 3 Dow Stocks

With the S&P 500, Dow industrials and Nasdaq composite all hitting record highs, Apple ( AAPL ) has cleared a buy point Monday after finishing up a flat base on Friday.

[ibd-display-video id=3030876 width=50 float=left autostart=true] Meanwhile, fellow Dow industrials componentsMicrosoft ( MSFT ) and Pfizer ( PFE ) broke out on Friday. Walt Disney ( DIS ) closed above its buy point for the first time on Friday but was back below it Monday morning. Defense giant Lockheed Martin ( LMT ), which is not on the Dow but is an S&P 500 stalwart, also broke out of a consolidation on Friday but was under pressure early Monday.


Apple rose 1.5% to 176.52 in morning trade in Friday's stock market trading , clearing 176.34 buy point and hitting a record high. On Friday, Apple carved out a flat base with the minimum five weeks.

Apple now has a 96 Composite Rating , which is important. All-time winners often have Composite Ratings of at least 95 near the start of big runs.


Microsoft cleared its own short flat base on Friday, rallying 2.55% to 86.85, just above its 86.30 entry. Volume was more than double average, which is impressive even with triple-witching expirations inflating trading activity.

Microsoft was one of the big Dow leaders on Friday, second only to Intel (INTC).

The stock rose 0.2% early Monday to 87.04.

Microsoft does not have a particularly impressive growth rate, but the stock has been a winner in 2017 because investors see a bright future for Microsoft in cloud computing.

Microsoft has a strong 92 Composite Rating.


You can view Pfizer's chart as a flat base going back about eight weeks or as a big cup-with-handle pattern going back to August 2016. Either way, Pfizer's buy point is the same: 36.88. Pfizer rose 2% to 37.20, the Dow's third-best stock on Friday. The drug giant is just below a 13-year high.

Pfizer edged up 2 cents to 37.22 on Monday.

Walt Disney

Disney rose 0.6% to 111.27 on Friday, closing above a 110.93 double-bottom entry after peaking above that level a few times this month. Disney jumped 6.75% for the week as it agreed to buy the bulk of 21st Century Fox (FOXA) for $66 billion, including assumed debt.

Over the weekend, Disney's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" delivered some $220 million in opening weekend box office in the U.S.

Disney lost 0.6% to 110.57 Monday morning, back below its buy point.

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin rose 1.8% to 322.82 on Friday, just peeking above a 322.19 entry and hitting a record high. Lockheed moved past a flat base, really a base-on-base formation .

Lockheed sank 1% to 319.71, dropping back below its entry point.


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