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  • Ready To Surprise? Undervalued, Liquid Stocks Dragged Down By Media Sentiment

    1. Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC)

    News Headline SentimentAmeresco, Inc. (AMRC)Industrials and Manufacturing
    Positive Sentiment16.67%31.0%
    Negative Sentiment35.0%10.0%
    Neutral Sentiment48.33%59.0%

    Key Stats: Price to Earnings growth ratio at 1.18, Price to Cash ratio at 5.05, and Quick Ratio at 1.94.

    2. ATA, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATAI)

    News Headline SentimentATA, Inc. (ATAI)Education
    Positive Sentiment18.60%31.0%
    Negative Sentiment18.60%15.0%
    Neutral Sentiment62.79%54.0%

    Key Stats: Price to Earnings growth ratio at 0.75, Price to Cash ratio at 1.90, and Quick Ratio at 3.81.

    3. Cato Corp. (NYSE:CATO)

    News Headline SentimentCato Corp. (CATO)Apparel Industry
    Positive Sentiment21.33%30.0%
    Negative Sentiment44.0%23.0%
    Neutral Sentiment34.67%47.0%

    Key Stats: Price to Earnings growth ratio at 1.10, Price to Cash ratio at 3.60, and Quick Ratio at 1.56.

    4. Chemtura Corporation (NYSE:CHMT)

    News Headline SentimentChemtura Corporation (CHMT)Chemicals
    Positive Sentiment17.07%23.0%
    Negative Sentiment19.51%11.0%
    Neutral Sentiment63.41%66.0%

    Key Stats: Price to Earnings growth ratio at 0.86, Price to Cash ratio at 5.48, and Quick Ratio at 2.24.

    5. Collectors Universe Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT)

    News Headline SentimentCollectors Universe Inc. (CLCT)Business Services
    Positive Sentiment8.89%28.0%
    Negative Sentiment11.11%10.0%
    Neutral Sentiment80.0%62.0%

    Key Stats: Price to Earnings growth ratio at 0.83, Price to Cash ratio at 5.66, and Quick Ratio at 2.38.

    6. Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW)

    News Headline SentimentCon-way Inc. (CNW)Trucking
    Positive Sentiment17.24%18.0%
    Negative Sentiment17.24%17.0%
    Neutral Sentiment65.52%65.0%

    Key Stats: Price to Earnings growth ratio at 1.13, Price to Cash ratio at 4.26, and Quick Ratio at 1.59.

    7. TAL Education Group (NYSE:XRS)

    News Headline SentimentTAL Education Group (XRS)Education
    Positive Sentiment15.79%31.0%
    Negative Sentiment23.68%15.0%
    Neutral Sentiment60.53%54.0%

    Key Stats: Price to Earnings growth ratio at 0.75, Price to Cash ratio at 3.0, and Quick Ratio at 1.57.

    Tags: AMRC, ATAI, CATO, CHMT, CLCT, CNW, XRS
    May 01 8:26 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Should You Be Worried That Everyone Is Bullish On The Clorox Company (CLX)? (Apr-30)

    Looking for a contrarian investing idea in the Home Improvement industry?

    The Contextuall team applied a proprietary algorithm to thousands of headlines, classifying each as Positive, Negative, or Neutral. After agregating and ranking all these signals, an interesting name came up.

    The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) has seen incredibly positive news coverage recently, especially when compared to other companies the industry.

    But should you be buying into this optimism, or is this a contrarian signal?

    Trading on One-Sided Investor Sentiment

    There have been academic studies that show investors tend to place too much importance on recent information, also known as psychological anchoring.

    During periods of negative news, investors may continue to sell a stock, pushing it below its fair value. Conversely, during periods of positive news, investors may get overly optimistic and push the stock beyond fair value.

    This is the core driver behind Contextuall's sentiment analysis technology--by detecting herd behavior, we help our users identify potential contrarian investing opportunities.

    Analyzing Media Sentiment for The Clorox Company (CLX)

    Our sentiment algorithm analyzed recent The Clorox Company (CLX) news articles, and 48.31% of headlines have been classified as Positive, higher than the Home Improvement industry average of 27.23%.

    11.24% of headlines have been classified as Negative (vs. an industry average of 13.79%).

    Considering the extreme optimism behind the stock, and our note on herd behavior, what do you think of the stock's outlook? Have investors become too bullish?

    Let us know your thoughts in the comment section on the right.

    Read More

    Contextuall Sentiment Analysis on Williams-Sonoma Inc. (NYSE:WSM) Shows Extreme Media Optimism (Apr-30)

    Gordmans Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:GMAN) Getting Some Negative Coverage in the Media (Apr-30)

    Contextuall Sentiment Analysis on Kirkland's Inc. (NASDAQ:KIRK) Shows Extreme Media Negativity (Apr-30)

    Tags: CLX
    Apr 30 8:14 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Media Sees Upside For Vertex Energy, Inc. (VTNR): Should You Believe Them? (Apr-30)

    Based on a sentiment analysis of news headline for Vertex Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:VTNR), it has become clear that the financial media and blogosphere are very excited about the outlook for the stock.

    But is this extreme optimism a contrarian sell signal?

    The Significance of Herd Behavior and Extreme Investor Sentiment

    There have been academic studies that show investors tend to place too much importance on recent information, also known as psychological anchoring.

    During periods of negative news, investors may continue to sell a stock, pushing it below its fair value. Conversely, during periods of positive news, investors may get overly optimistic and push the stock beyond fair value.

    This is the core driver behind Contextuall's sentiment analysis technology--by detecting herd behavior, we help our users identify potential contrarian investing opportunities.

    Media Sentiment on Vertex Energy, Inc. (VTNR), Compared to Other Companies in the Waste Management Industry

    Based on an analysis of recent Vertex Energy, Inc. (VTNR) news articles, about 48.84% of headlines have been classified as Positive, higher than the Waste Management industry average of 26.71%.

    4.65% of headlines have been classified as Negative (vs. an industry average of 15.27%).

    Given the extreme bullishness in the media about the stock, should you be careful? With everyone pushing good news on the company, how much upside is left to price in?

    Let us know your thoughts in the comment section on the right.

    Read More

    Contextuall Sentiment Analysis on Ecology & Environment, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEI) Shows Extreme Media Optimism (Apr-30)

    Now That Everyone is Bearish on Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. (NYSE:BIN), Should You Buy? (Apr-30)

    Feeling Gloomy on Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG)? So Does Everyone Else (Apr-30)

    Tags: VTNR
    Apr 30 8:07 PM | Link | Comment!
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