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  • DryShips, Inc. (DRYS) Getting Some Negative Coverage In The Media

    Judging by recent news coverage on DryShips, Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS), it should be noted that the media thinks there's significant trouble ahead for the stock.

    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 goal of Contextuall: to identify examples where herd behavior has reached extreme levels.

    We believe that, by identifying these areas of one-sided sentiment, investors could use these contrarian signals as a starting point for their own research.

    Media Sentiment on DryShips, Inc. (DRYS), Compared to Other Companies in the Shipping Industry

    Contextuall's news sentiment algorithm analyzed recent DryShips, Inc. (DRYS) headlines, classifying 20.0% of headlines as Positive, vs. the Shipping industry average of 21.29%.

    33.75% of headlines have been classified as Negative, vs. an industry average of 14.15%.

    Considering our note on investor herd behavior, is this extreme negativity a contrarian signal? With investors running for the exit, is this the time to buy?

    What do you think? Let us know in the comment section.

    Tags: DRYS
    Apr 25 8:34 PM | Link | 1 Comment
  • List Of Undervalued, Highly Liquid Stocks, With Negative News Coverage

    1. Body Central Corp. (OTCQB:BODY)

    News Headline SentimentBody Central Corp. (OTCQB:BODY)Apparel Industry
    Positive Sentiment15.94%29.0%
    Negative Sentiment18.84%15.0%
    Neutral Sentiment65.22%56.0%

    Key Stats: Price to Earnings growth ratio at 0.63, Price to Cash ratio at 3.67, and Quick Ratio at 1.64.

    2. Cato Corp. (NYSE:CATO)

    News Headline SentimentCato Corp. (CATO)Apparel Industry
    Positive Sentiment20.83%29.0%
    Negative Sentiment44.44%15.0%
    Neutral Sentiment34.72%56.0%

    Key Stats: Price to Earnings growth ratio at 1.06, Price to Cash ratio at 3.48, and Quick Ratio at 1.56.

    3. Chemtura Corporation (NYSE:CHMT)

    News Headline SentimentChemtura Corporation (CHMT)Chemicals
    Positive Sentiment15.19%29.0%
    Negative Sentiment20.25%6.0%
    Neutral Sentiment64.56%65.0%

    Key Stats: Price to Earnings growth ratio at 0.85, Price to Cash ratio at 5.44, and Quick Ratio at 2.24.

    4. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)

    News Headline SentimentIntel Corporation (INTC)Semiconductor Industry
    Positive Sentiment24.0%31.0%
    Negative Sentiment28.0%15.0%
    Neutral Sentiment48.0%54.0%

    Key Stats: Price to Earnings growth ratio at 1.06, Price to Cash ratio at 6.63, and Quick Ratio at 2.06.

    5. Maxwell Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:MXWL)

    News Headline SentimentMaxwell Technologies Inc. (MXWL)Technology
    Positive Sentiment13.98%24.0%
    Negative Sentiment27.96%18.0%
    Neutral Sentiment58.06%58.0%

    Key Stats: Price to Earnings growth ratio at 0.60, Price to Cash ratio at 7.60, and Quick Ratio at 1.67.

    6. Perry Ellis International Inc. (NASDAQ:PERY)

    News Headline SentimentPerry Ellis International Inc. (PERY)Apparel Industry
    Positive Sentiment16.90%29.0%
    Negative Sentiment16.90%15.0%
    Neutral Sentiment66.20%56.0%

    Key Stats: Price to Earnings growth ratio at 1.02, Price to Cash ratio at 4.86, and Quick Ratio at 1.54.

    7. Tilly's, Inc. (NYSE:TLYS)

    News Headline SentimentTilly's, Inc. (TLYS)Apparel Industry
    Positive Sentiment20.75%29.0%
    Negative Sentiment20.75%15.0%
    Neutral Sentiment58.49%56.0%

    Key Stats: Price to Earnings growth ratio at 0.91, Price to Cash ratio at 6.44, and Quick Ratio at 1.58.

    8. TAL Education Group (NYSE:XRS)

    News Headline SentimentTAL Education Group (XRS)Education
    Positive Sentiment15.15%20.0%
    Negative Sentiment27.27%19.0%
    Neutral Sentiment57.58%61.0%

    Key Stats: Price to Earnings growth ratio at 0.71, Price to Cash ratio at 2.89, and Quick Ratio at 1.57.

    Apr 24 11:40 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Bad News Priced In? List Of Oversold Short Squeeze Candidates With Negative News Coverage

    1. Accretive Health, Inc. (NYSE:AH)

    News Headline SentimentAccretive Health, Inc. (AH)Business Services
    Positive Sentiment16.67%27.0%
    Negative Sentiment35.56%23.0%
    Neutral Sentiment47.78%50.0%

    Key Stats: RSI(14) at 34.08, with short float representing 11.23 days of average trading volume.

    2. Alexander's Inc. (NYSE:ALX)

    News Headline SentimentAlexander's Inc. (ALX)REITs
    Positive Sentiment10.81%31.0%
    Negative Sentiment32.43%14.0%
    Neutral Sentiment56.76%55.0%

    Key Stats: RSI(14) at 25.28, with short float representing 11.70 days of average trading volume.

    3. Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain Co., Ltd. (NYSE:CCSC)

    News Headline SentimentCountry Style Cooking Restaurant Chain Co., Ltd. (CCSC)Restaurants
    Positive Sentiment15.09%34.0%
    Negative Sentiment18.87%14.0%
    Neutral Sentiment66.04%52.0%

    Key Stats: RSI(14) at 31.78, with short float representing 19.79 days of average trading volume.

    4. Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (NASDAQ:CETV)

    News Headline SentimentCentral European Media Enterprises Ltd. (CETV)Television Industry
    Positive Sentiment9.43%34.0%
    Negative Sentiment35.85%13.0%
    Neutral Sentiment54.72%53.0%

    Key Stats: RSI(14) at 34.79, with short float representing 39.28 days of average trading volume.

    5. Citizens Inc. (NYSE:CIA)

    News Headline SentimentCitizens Inc. (CIA)Insurance
    Positive Sentiment14.75%35.0%
    Negative Sentiment21.31%18.0%
    Neutral Sentiment63.93%47.0%

    Key Stats: RSI(14) at 24.87, with short float representing 16.09 days of average trading volume.

    6. Cal Dive International Inc (NYSE:DVR)

    News Headline SentimentCal Dive International Inc (DVR)Oil and Gas
    Positive Sentiment17.57%33.0%
    Negative Sentiment17.57%12.0%
    Neutral Sentiment64.86%55.0%

    Key Stats: RSI(14) at 34.75, with short float representing 13.95 days of average trading volume.

    7. Gentium S.p.A (GENT)

    News Headline SentimentGentium S.p.A (GENT)Drug Manufacturing
    Positive Sentiment15.63%37.0%
    Negative Sentiment23.44%12.0%
    Neutral Sentiment60.94%51.0%

    Key Stats: RSI(14) at 33.97, with short float representing 10.60 days of average trading volume.

    8. Globe Specialty Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSM)

    News Headline SentimentGlobe Specialty Metals, Inc. (GSM)Industrials and Manufacturing
    Positive Sentiment20.37%26.0%
    Negative Sentiment24.07%18.0%
    Neutral Sentiment55.56%56.0%

    Key Stats: RSI(14) at 31.21, with short float representing 10.87 days of average trading volume.

    9. Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack (NYSE:PBY)

    News Headline SentimentPep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack (PBY)Auto Industry
    Positive Sentiment16.67%28.0%
    Negative Sentiment17.95%12.0%
    Neutral Sentiment65.38%60.0%

    Key Stats: RSI(14) at 30.92, with short float representing 12.63 days of average trading volume.

    Apr 23 1:30 PM | Link | Comment!
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