Sentiment Analysis

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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News sentiment for Bajaj Finance jumps to 1-month high

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Bajaj Finance received favourable media coverage in September 2017. Bajaj Finserv subsidiary witnessed a surge in news and tweets volume in the last month. At the same time, the company recorded a jump in news sentiment – 30 day average to 1-month high towards the end of September. Moreover, news sentiment – 30 day average for Bajaj Finance was highest among its peers. 

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Tata Motors tops media share of voice in the past 30-days

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Tata Motors dominated media coverage among the leading auto makers in the past 30-days. At 56.4%, Tata Motors’ media share of voice was the highest when compared with its peers.

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Three-in-five S&P 500 stocks’ news sentiment stays above 12-month average in July: Heckyl

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News sentiment for 308 companies from the S&P 500 index stood above 12-month average in July 2017, according to a study conducted by Heckyl Technologies. Many of these companies are from financials, consumer discretionary, industrials, and health care sectors.

Overall news sentiment for S&P 500 companies remained buoyant in July. News sentiment average for July was positive for 474 companies indicating overall optimism in the S&P 500 index, the leading indicator of US equities.  

At the same time, 56 companies primarily from health care, financials, and industrials witnessed a jump in monthly news sentiment average to 1-year high in July. Lockheed Martin Corp, Blackrock, The Charles Schwab Corp, Adobe Systems Inc and Nextera Energy were some of the companies whose monthly news sentiment average surged to 1-year high.

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Media Coverage for These 4 Companies Turn Positive

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Heckyl Media Monitoring Tool showed a shift in average news sentiment (from negative to positive) for more than 20 companies from top 500 listed companies recently.

In our view, regular monitoring of media coverage can help corporate communications team to analyze news patterns and track movement in underlying sentiment for their company as well as competitors. 

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News sentiment turns mildly bearish for Nifty: Heckyl

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Heckyl Sentiment index, which reflects a broad reading of collective sentiment for the Nifty companies, has turned mildly bearish for the 50-share index ending 2-month long bullish phase. Media sentiment for the broad-based index was in the bullish territory since the start of earnings season in April this year. The recent rate hike by the US Federal Reserve and selloff in technology shares weighed on the sentiment.

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Voltas receives favourable media coverage

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Voltas, the largest air conditioning company in India, has attracted positive press coverage recently. Heckyl News Analytics platform, which identifies positive and negative media coverage by scanning thousands of news and blog sources in real-time, has assigned the highest positive score of 100 to the Tata Group company for 3 out of 5 trading sessions during the previous week. Meanwhile, the average sentiment score for the past week stood at 84. Heckyl assigns sentiment score on a scale of -100 (very negative) to 100 (very positive).

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