AAPL has coronavirus whiplash as markets rally after 'Black Monday'

in AAPL Investors edited March 2020
Following after a weekend battering as part of a global financial meltdown caused by the coronavirus, Apple's stock has bounced back from Monday's sudden drop, with the share price considerably recovering near to Friday's closing price in premarket trading.

Apple CEO Tim Cook
Apple CEO Tim Cook

Monday's financial stumble saw Apple's price plunge down to $263.56 at the start of trading, after closing on Friday at $289.03. The downturn, which wiped over $97 billion from Apple's valuation, was part of a wider run on stock markets around the world, with investors concerned about the coronavirus outbreak.

Apple's share position has rectified to some extent overnight, based on premarket activity ahead of Tuesday's session. After ending Monday at $266.17, slightly up from the start of the day, AAPL has rallied, with the price of Apple hovering at just below $280 at 7:40 A.M Eastern Time.

Premarket trading of AAPL captured at 7:30AM ET on MarketWatch
Premarket trading of AAPL captured at 7:30AM ET on MarketWatch

If the price maintains its level at the time of publication for opening, Apple will have recovered approximately two-thirds of the value it lost over the weekend, and will be within $10 of Friday's closing price once again. At $279, this would put Apple at raising in value by around 5% overnight.

Dubbed "Black Monday" by some analysts, stock markets around the world witnessed their steepest falls in the 12 years since the 2008 financial crisis, reports The Guardian. The drop was largely caused by fears over the coronavirus, but an oil price crash worsened the effects on the market at large.

The change in the closing price of AAPL at the end of trading for a two-week period
The change in the closing price of AAPL at the end of trading for a two-week period leading up to 'Black Monday'

Trading in Wall Street was frozen within a few minutes of the markets opening, due to the tremendous loss of value in a short space of time. In the UK, the FTSE 100 saw almost 125 billion GBP ($162 billion) of value wiped off, with its 7.7% drop thought to be the fifth-worst day in the index's history, leaving it at its lowest level since the 2016 Brexit vote.

European stock markets saw similar hits, in the region of 8% for France, Germany, and Spain, and more than 11% in Italy.

Apple's stock was last at $263 on November 21, 2019. Prior to the coronavirus impact, it last saw $280 on December 17, 2019.


  • Reply 1 of 4
    blastdoorblastdoor Posts: 3,209member
    I think part of these steep drops are due to the market needing a correction anyway -- by some measures, valuations were getting close to dot com bubble levels. The virus is serious (more serious than what I initially thought), but these drops aren't all about the virus. 
  • Reply 2 of 4
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,407member
    ....  :| ....
  • Reply 3 of 4
    elijahgelijahg Posts: 2,753member
    This is the second piece on Apple's stock price in recent weeks, the first saying how Apple fully recovered after a rout, only just after publication AAPL then proceeded to crash again. The same has happened today, it's now down to $275, after recovering to $280. It is good to know, and is interesting, but picking a short term spike and proclaiming it a recovery is a bit of a stretch imo. The extreme volatility in the market right now means all bets are off: most of this is just Apple's price following the rest of the market rather than a dip or spike in Apple's particular price.
    edited March 2020 muthuk_vanalingam
  • Reply 4 of 4
    entropysentropys Posts: 4,125member
    The herd is spooked.
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