Apple shares retreat the most in a month on Friday, company to trim iPhone production in Q1 2017

January 3, 2017 10:55 am

According to a Nikkei financial daily report, released on December 29th, Apple Inc is to reduce production of iPhones by approximately 10% during the first three months of 2017. The report reflected calculations based on data from suppliers.

Apple shares recorded their largest daily slump since December 1st on Friday last week, while also marking a third consecutive session of losses. The stock went down 0.78% ($0.91) to $115.82, after falling to as low as $115.43, or a level not seen since December 15th ($115.23). In the week ended on January 1st the shares of the technological company lost 0.60% of their market value compared to a week ago, which marked the first drop in the past four weeks. However, the stock advanced 4.80% in December to log its best performance since September. Back then Apple shares appreciated 6.55%. For the entire 2016, Apple gained 10.03%.

The report also stated that Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus did not lose its popularity, but, however, the NYSE-listed tech giant could not meet demand internationally due to a shortage in camera sensors.

During the first quarter of 2016 Apple cut output by 30%, as its inventories expanded, according to the release.

There have been a number of hints by the company throughout 2016 that iPhone shipments would decrease. 2016 fiscal year revenue fell for the first time in 15 years. At the same time, iPhone sales shrank 5% during the last three months of 2016 compared to the same period a year earlier.

A representative from the DJIA-featured company refused to comment on the Nikkei report.

Daily and Weekly Pivot Levels

With the help of the Camarilla calculation method, today’s levels of importance for the Apple Inc. stock are presented as follows:

R1 – $115.98
R2 – $116.14
R3 (Range Resistance – Sell) – $116.31
R4 (Long Breakout) – $116.79
R5 (Breakout Target 1) – $117.36
R6 (Breakout Target 2) – $117.60

S1 – $115.66
S2 – $115.50
S3 (Range Support – Buy) – $115.33
S4 (Short Breakout) – $114.85
S5 (Breakout Target 1) – $114.28
S6 (Breakout Target 2) – $114.04

By using the traditional method of calculation, the weekly levels of importance for Apple Inc. (AAPL) are presented as follows:

Central Pivot Point – $116.42
R1 – $117.42
R2 – $119.01
R3 – $120.01
R4 – $121.00

S1 – $114.83
S2 – $113.83
S3 – $112.24
S4 – $110.64

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