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Jett Winter is CEO of Crowd Technologies, Inc. a company that develops applications that leverage the wisdom of crowds. Their first major application is piqqem which captures, processes, and presents sentiment data on the future price and price direction of publicly traded securities. Piqqem... More
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  • AMZN & EBAY Leads Internet Sentiment Index to Higher Level

    Piqqem released its weekly technology sentiment for the week ending May 28, 2010, and although the overall Piqqem technology sentiment index was flat, the internet and mobile sector showed a sharp increase.  After another week of high volatility in the US equity markets, technology sentiment remained flat at 27.16. Within the technology sectors, hardware & networking was down 1.30 to end at 31.36, software and gaming was down .21 to end at 28.84, semiconductor was down .11 to end at 27.83, and finally internet and mobile rose 1.64 to finish at 20.61. A sentiment rating of 25 and above is considered positive.

    Sentiment Winners & Losers

    Within the technology index, Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) led the internet sector higher, while Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ), Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) all headed lower.

    About the Piqqem Technology Sentiment Index

    Piqqem tracks sentiment on all securities including stocks, mutual funds, ETFs, and major market indices. The Piqqem sentiment scale runs from 100 on the high end to -100 on the low end.  The actual Piqqem Technology Sentiment Index is proprietary blend of technology stocks covering the hardware, internet & mobile, software & gaming, and semiconductor sectors.

    Disclosure: Disclosure: No Positions
    Jun 01 12:21 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Yahoo! – Sentiment Remains Depressed Ahead of Earnings

    Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO) is scheduled to release Q1 earnings this Tuesday April 20th, after the market close. Average analyst estimates for the search underdog are $.09/share in EPS and $1.17 billion in Revenue.  Twenty-seven analysts track the stock with no upward EPS revisions in the last 30 days and no downward EPS revisions in the last 30 days. Last quarter, Yahoo! met average analyst’s expectations of .11/share.

    I always find this a tough period waiting to see if the company is going meet, exceed, or miss their earnings estimates.  One thing I have discovered of value is to analyze sentiment moves in a stock ahead of the company’s earnings release.  In the case of Yahoo!, I will use the piqqem sentiment index for Yahoo! to see how sentiment has changed in the last quarter, for the months within that quarter, and from the end of the reporting quarter thru today.

     I’m looking for moves or changes that may foreshadow the earning release.  (piqqem leverages the ‘wisdom of crowds’ by allowing its users to vote on the price direction of a stock and then applies its own propriety factors to calculate sentiment for a security. In their model, -100 is the lowest and 100 is the highest sentiment).

    Sentiment for Yahoo!

    Source Piqqem

    Will Yahoo! continue to struggle versus Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) in search? Or will it find a product niche to dominant similar to eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY)?

    The above chart shows Yahoo!’s sentiment rising by 6 pts from their last earnings release thru today.  As a comparison, sentiment for the NASDAQ index dropped 13 pts in the same period, making Yahoo!’s sentiment movement more impressive. On the Piqqem scale, Yahoo!’s sentiment rating of 4.1 is considered a hold and absolute sentiment indicates a moderate quality stock. Only Yahoo! knows their actual results, but current sentiment points to the search underdog delivering uninspiring news on Tuesday.

    Disclosure: Disclosures: No Positions
    Apr 19 2:04 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Market Sentiment Moves to Neutral

    Piqqem released its weekly sentiment update today and shows overall market sentiment moving to neutral as sentiment merged with the 30 day moving average.  As of March 19, 2010, overall market sentiment is at 9.08 pts down 1.7 pts from last week and is now even with the 30 Day Moving Sentiment Average.  The sentiment trend implies that market confidence is consolidating ahead of the market’s next up or down move. Let’s now see if sentiment will move above or below the 30 day moving average for next week. In a further neutral signal this week, there were 1 stocks increasing in sentiment for every 1 stock decreasing in sentiment.

    This Week’s Sentiment Winners & Losers

    For individual stocks, our weekly winners included Time Warner and Super Value , while the stocks dropping most in sentiment included Pacer International and PG&E.

    About the Piqqem Market Sentiment Index

    Piqqem tracks sentiment on all securities including stocks, mutual funds, ETFs, and major market indices. The Piqqem sentiment scale runs from 100 on the high end to -100 on the low end.  The actual Piqqem Market Sentiment Index is proprietary blend of multiple factors including sentiment specific to the four major indices: Dow Jones 30 (.DJI), S&P 500 (.INX), Nasdaq 100 (.IXIC), Russell 2000 (NYSEARCA:IWM).



    Disclosure: No Positions
    Mar 19 10:40 AM | Link | Comment!
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