News Analytics

NMDC news sentiment jumps to 1-year high on extremely positive media coverage

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News sentiment for the state-run mineral producer NMDC soared to the highest level in the past 12-months as the positive media coverage gained momentum during December 2017. At 51, Heckyl sentiment score 50-day moving average (DMA) was at the highest in the past 1-year on Jan. 2, 2018.

At the same time, positive press coverage was also reflected in the share price (Image 1). Since November 30, NMDC has appreciated nearly 17% as buoyant news sentiment fueled optimism about the future prospects.

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[Image 1: NMDC share price and news sentiment chart]

Production, ratings, contracts, product pricing, and expansion related news items dominated NMDC’s media coverage in the past 1-month (Image 2). Moreover, news coverage under these categories was extremely positive during this period.

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[Image 2: Top 5 News Topics for NMDC]

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GSK attracts negative rating news coverage as analysts turn bearish on stock

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Analysts’ bearish stance on GSK weighs on stock price heavily

Media coverage for GlaxoSmithKline Plc, one of the world’s largest drug makers was dominated by Stock Rating related news items in the past 90-days. FiND, an alternative data platform showed the underlying news sentiment for analyst rating coverage on GSK was mostly negative during this period (Image 1).

FiND offers high-end Media analytics by tracking mainstream news and social media in real-time and analyzing movement in underlying sentiment around it for all listed and unlisted companies across the globe.

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Image 1: GSK – Top Topics and Ratings News Sentiment

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Is your company getting adequate attention from international media?

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In today’s digital world, no company can afford to ignore their coverage on mainstream and social media. It is extremely important for companies to track media coverage and analyse sentiment around it regularly for preventing a PR crisis. 

Heckyl has introduced Media Monitoring Tool, which offers unique insights through deep-dive analytics on the company’s news and social media coverage.

To demonstrate Heckyl’s capabilities and depth of news coverage, we conducted a study on international media coverage for the Nifty companies during the past 30-days.

Our analysis showed that Tata Motors, Infosys, and Bharti Airtel were the top 3 companies attracting maximum news coverage from international media houses.

In our view, keeping track of international media coverage and analysis of underlying tone of news stories is essential for the companies with global presence.

In this blog post, we highlight infographics which shows region-wise news coverage, the tone of global media coverage and top news publishers for these 3 companies.

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Reliance Jio’s Media Share of Voice Falls in Oct’17

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Reliance Jio, India’s fourth largest telecom company, witnessed a drop in the share of voice for both mainstream and social media in October 2017 when compared with previous month. 

The share of voice for mainstream media stood at 15.6% in October, down from 22.6% in the previous month. At the same time, the share of voice for social media (Twitter) dropped to 14.1% in October from 21.1% in the last month (Image 1).

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Heckyl Sentiment Index for Nifty in bullish territory

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Heckyl Sentiment Index for Nifty regained strength and moved back into bullish territory, indicating the recent rally in the 50-share index may continue in the near term. The Modi government’s Rs 9-trillion plan to boost economy fueled optimism in the market and has sent the broad based Nifty to a record high level during the past week.

Heckyl has developed a Sentiment Index to track the sentiment around the market based on news development. This index analyses the potential impact of the sentiment on the value of Nifty index. This is done through an analysis of the news flow on the Nifty companies in real-time.

Our back-testing has indicated a strong positive correlation (0.80+), implying that the Heckyl Sentiment Index is an alternative proxy for the 50-share index.

Sentiment Index for Nifty regained strength  (Image 1) after the Modi government decided infuse Rs 2.1-trillion as capital in the ailing public sector banks. Moreover, the government’s plan to spend whopping Rs 7-trillion on the road projects also lifted the sentiments.

During the last week, the Nifty moved up 1.70 percent, while the 30-share Sensex surged 2.40 percent.

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[Image 1: Heckyl Sentiment Index versus NSE Nifty Index]

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Bharti Airtel Tops Media Share of Voice; News Sentiment at 1-Year High

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Bharti Airtel dominated media coverage among the leading telecom companies in the past 30-days, while news sentiment soared to the highest level in the past 12-months.

Media share of voice for the India’s largest telecom operator stood at 43%, followed by Reliance Communications (26.4%) and Vodafone India (22%) [Image 1].

Bharti Airtel - Share of Voice
[Image 1: Media Share of Voice]

Bharti Airtel and Vodafone India have recorded a surge in sentiment score over the past 2-months helped by positive media coverage. On the other hand, news sentiment for Reliance Communications remained in negative territory during the same period [Image 2].

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[Image 2: Sentiment Score Chart]

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Did you miss the recent rally in Sembcorp Marine?

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Heckyl sentiment based strategy indicated a shift in sentiment for Sembcorp Marine from bearish to bullish at the beginning of September 2017. Since then, sentiment for the Singapore based global marine and offshore engineering company remained in bullish territory.
Our sentiment score analyses the potential impact of news on the stock prices in real-time. By using our sentiment score, we have prepared strategy that indicates bullish/bearish signals based on the crossover of fast and slow moving averages of the daily sentiment value.
In October, Sembcorp Marine witnessed a spike in bullish sentiment. As a result, the stock had delivered a return of over 17% during this bullish phase (See Image 1 below).
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[Image 1: Sembcorp Marine – Share Price and Sentiment Score]
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