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Afternoon Note

Apple Saves the Day

By Charles Payne, CEO & Principal Analyst
9/30/2019 1:34 PM

The stock market has gain traction today against the backdrop of disappointing news including Chicago PMI which landed with a thud coming in at 47.1 from 50.4.  Wall Street was looking for 50.5 but it turns out the GM strike is having a larger impact than anticipated.

The barometer of Chicago area manufacturing businesses has slipped into contraction in three of the last four months.

United States Chicago PMI

Inventories are intriguing because the more I hear businesses say they’re pulling back on investments as a precaution I wonder how much they are taking into consideration demand. 

For Chicago PMI employment was one of the few bright stops climbing to 45.6 from 43.7.

Thor Industries (THO)

Case in point, Thor Industries (THO) is up 20% today after posting financial results that crushed Wall Street consensus. 

European sales saved the day as North American divisions saw declines:

Yet management pointed to US dealer inventories at two-year lows as positives.  It’s a dangerous gambit to assume a worst case scenario and then make it a reality.   Moreover, while business continue to threaten no investments and allow inventories to run dry, it means they won’t be able to meet demand or stay competitive. 

It’s not a smart way to conduct business.

Board Market

I’m impressed with the board market lead by a rebound in technology stocks.  An upgraded target at JP Morgan helping to lift Apple shares to top spot in tech sector.  JP Morgan increased its iPhone estimates and placed new share price target $265 from $243. 

Apple is one of my core must own stocks.

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Charles, since DEMS "can't beat president Trump, the must impeach him ". It sounds ridiculous, but sounds like the DEMS SOCIALIST COMMUNIST PARTY REGIME know they will NOT win over president Trump, so they are trying to take over the SENATE to block EVERYTHING he tries to accomplish, INCLUDING the next supreme court JUSTICE nominee, at least 1 maybe 2 will likely retire in next 4 years 2020-2024, also all the judges president Trump will continue to appoint and get APPROVED if all the Mitt Romney's are NOT IN CHARGE AFTER the REPUBLICAN retirement out of SENATE MAJORITY. What's your thoughts Charles Payne? Definate APPLE LONG, MSFT, LMT, BRK.A, ESTC, BA, NVDA, ZM. Etc you know life is great INVEST long. 1eye2c.

J on 9/30/2019 6:51:06 PM

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