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  • Ranking Stock Pickers [View article]
    Thanks tuliptown.

    We always had internal discussions to use the NLP (Natural Language Processing) algorithms and apply them on Sports to see who is good in predicting results.
    Apr 3, 2015. 10:24 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ranking Stock Pickers [View article]
    Ian - i think you might be exaggerating. Our algorithms have a 97% accuracy when analyzing Sell Side information, and 94.4% when analyzing financial blogs (and 100% on insiders as it is very structured forms)

    Due to the nature of Blogging language which is less structured, many times it is sarcastic and full with grammar issues. We use Machine Learning algorithms to classify articles. The technology we use seems to be good enough for Security agencies and if you do not find the statistics satisfying then it is your right not to use us.

    You are of course very welcomed to contact us with mistakes you believe we made. every correction from users improves our learning machine accuracy (that's how it works). i doubt if you will here from anyone on SA that he contacted us and did not get a very quick and relevant response.
    Apr 3, 2015. 10:21 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ranking Stock Pickers [View article]
    That is correct. when we started TipRanks we approached Thomson assuming they will provide us with a database and we will need only to design something for individual investor. lucky for us they didnt allow us to, we developed our technology and applied it on both analyst reports and financial bloggers. also for an average investor spending $2000 for starmine can be a big deal.
    Apr 2, 2015. 11:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ranking Stock Pickers [View article]
    I couldn't agree more. however our database starts at 2009 (not for that reason).there are analysts that are always bearish and still generate great returns on their picks (e.g. Gordon Johnson) so i assume that looking at them during 2008 would have had a great impact on their performance.
    Apr 2, 2015. 11:52 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ranking Stock Pickers [View article]
    Harm - great input. we do however allow users to adjust settings so you can see how analysts/bloggers/insi... performed when benchmarked to the markets or to the sector of the covered stock. meaning that every Buy/Sell rating was measured against the SPY or relevant index. there are still many that have been outperforming for 6 years in a row.
    Apr 2, 2015. 08:52 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ranking Stock Pickers [View article]
    Hi Buyahndhold - that is a good point that requires some clarification. when we say 86.5% we exclude "Hold" ratings, as we are agnostic to those ratings in terms of measuring their performance. if you work on a Buy-Hold-Sell scale the number of Buy ratings fall to around 50%
    Apr 2, 2015. 08:19 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google's Search Engine Contract With Apple Is Coming To An End [View article]
    Not at all. they did the same with their map systems (failed). Lucky for Google that Apple considers Microsoft to be their Nemesis.

    Would be interesting to see if Apple would be smart enough to get in that space by acquiring some promising startup in that field (maybe DuckDuckGo?)

    the entire Search space is fascinating, now that Facebook got rid of Bing.
    Jan 9, 2015. 01:23 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seeking Alpha Contributors Top List Of Best Performing Financial Bloggers [View article]
    Thanks for updating us. we'll look into this.
    Jan 6, 2015. 07:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seeking Alpha Contributors Top List Of Best Performing Financial Bloggers [View article]
    Hi Kyle,

    Our algorithms have a 94% accuracy, and we test our data on a daily basis.
    If you feel that we have not measured your performance correctly just shoot us an email and we will give this a mannual look.

    note that there are many ways to determine the measurments, including using different benchmarks, different time frames and more...

    Have a happy new years.
    Jan 5, 2015. 02:58 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Analysts See More Revenue Potential For Facebook In 2015 [View article]
    Taking a rest after a very nice marathon.
    Jan 2, 2015. 06:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Oracle Finally Beats Estimates [View article]
    The price target given by the analysts is intended for the next 12 months.

    However, since this article was written ORCL shares have increased by 14% so the analysts are likely to change or update their estimates in the following weeks.
    Dec 21, 2014. 04:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If Herbalife's Recent Press Release Seems Too Good To Be True, It's Because It Is [View article]
    BrutalHonesty - he sold more shares than needed to pay tax - about $6 million USD more.
    Dec 4, 2014. 11:29 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If Herbalife's Recent Press Release Seems Too Good To Be True, It's Because It Is [View article]
    BrutalHonesty - See our comment below. this was validated with 2 prominent finance Professors.
    Dec 4, 2014. 01:45 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If Herbalife's Recent Press Release Seems Too Good To Be True, It's Because It Is [View article]
    You are wrong. Since C level receive qualified stock options which are taxes can capital gains only when stocks are sold.
    http://bit.ly/1tBuJyJ

    the state level tax is indeed a factor. So the worst case scenario (non-qualified stock options) the marginal tax rate is 47%.

    the 39.2% is the 40% in ourconservative calculation. He also included state tax which may bring the total tax bill to as high as 47% (1-0.396)*(1-0.124).

    Regardless to tax issue we're discussing, we hope you understand that when an insider exercises options he pays the option price which is (in this case) 7.75$ . he sold them for $42 (not $41 as you claimed). However you look at it, the CEO took a very nice amount of cash home and reduced his exposure to HLF. You can agree or disagree but this is the bottom line. good luck on whatever position you have.
    Nov 30, 2014. 09:23 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If Herbalife's Recent Press Release Seems Too Good To Be True, It's Because It Is [View article]
    Thanks. It is our pleasure. we are also excited becuase we tracked this down using a product we are working on that is still in very early stage. so it was encouraging to see it worked well.
    Nov 27, 2014. 01:33 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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