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Alternative data: ESG Case Study

ESG Case Study Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) refers to the three central factors in measuring the sustainability and ethical impact of an investment in a company or business. These criteria help to better determine the future financial performance of companies (Wikipedia). ESG is growing in significance amongst institutional investors. Today, ethical considerations and alignment with values are common motivations of many ESG investors but the field is [...]

2019-12-03T17:14:10-05:00 December 3rd, 2019|case studies, Case study, Uncategorized, Use case|Comments Off on Alternative data: ESG Case Study

Alternative data: Brexit vote prediction using NLP

Brexit vote prediction using NLP The United Kingdom’s divorce with the European Union, better known as Brexit, has become a drawn-out, contentious affair without an obvious resolution. Former British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government and her counterparts in the European Union negotiated a withdrawal agreement last year, but opposition to the deal from the UK Parliament killed it three times. The UK commons has the power to stop Brexit [...]

2019-11-13T01:23:22-05:00 November 12th, 2019|case studies, Case study, Uncategorized, Use case|Comments Off on Alternative data: Brexit vote prediction using NLP

Alternative data: Uber not a surprise

Alternative data: Uber not a surprise... Uber Technologies Inc (UBER) on Monday posted a wider third-quarter loss as costs at the ride-hailing company soared, sending shares down 6.7% in after-hours trading. Based on Uber's 3Q event analysis we can see that Uber's event-driven score is in a downtrend and cross the 0.5 marks to the bearish territory. In order to find these events, we use big data and NLP [...]

2019-11-04T18:19:44-05:00 November 4th, 2019|case studies, Case study, Uncategorized, Use case|Comments Off on Alternative data: Uber not a surprise

Alternative data: benefits and challenges

Alternative data: benefits and challenges What benefits can the use of alternative data bring to financial institutions? Quarterly earnings reports and industry whitepapers are often slow and infrequent and as these traditional sources of information are readily available, they tend to offer limited actionable intelligence or insight. No executive should go to their board and present a plan based on data from 6 months ago when they could be [...]

2019-10-25T17:07:09-04:00 October 24th, 2019|case studies, Case study, Uncategorized, Use case|Comments Off on Alternative data: benefits and challenges

Alternative data: Netflix outperform in Q3 2019

Netflix outperform in Q3 2019 We saw the shift in Netflix $NFLX from the past quarter using key events that took place during 3Q. The streaming-video pioneer beat subscription estimates thanks to growth in countries like Brazil and India. The third season of Stranger Things helped drive business, drawing a record 64 million households. In total, more than 6 million new viewers signed up last quarter. Barely 500,000 of them [...]

2019-10-18T03:34:12-04:00 October 18th, 2019|case studies, Case study, Uncategorized, Use case|Comments Off on Alternative data: Netflix outperform in Q3 2019

Alternative data: clean dataset and why it’s impotent

Alternative data: clean dataset and why it's impotentToday, more than 80% of the data is unstructured. Data is being produced as we speak – from every conversation we make in social media to every content generated from news sources. In order to produce any meaningful actionable insight from data, it is important to know how to work with it in its unstructured form.Data and data scientist work in the financial [...]

2019-10-13T08:40:05-04:00 October 13th, 2019|case studies, Case study, Uncategorized, Use case|Comments Off on Alternative data: clean dataset and why it’s impotent

Privet Equity Case Study – Snowflake

Privet Equity Case Study - SnowflakeSnowflake provides a data warehouse as a service designed for the cloud, founded in 2012 and raised $928M to date. The company is headquartered in San Mateo, California, United States.Snowflake offers corporate users to store and analyze data using cloud-based hardware and software. It runs on Amazon S3 since 2014, and on Microsoft Azure since 2018 It is being rolled out on Google Cloud Platform [...]

2019-11-04T17:44:56-05:00 September 2nd, 2019|case studies, Case study, Uncategorized, Use case|Comments Off on Privet Equity Case Study – Snowflake

Sift through the noise

Sift through the noise As data volume increase by the day, the noise level is tremendous. By noise, we mean the same data in different wording or even duplication of the same content. In the financial markets, data is key factor for outperforming the benchmarks. However, nowdays, it becomes impossible to track all major events for relevant companies as the news volume are at pick and continue to raise. [...]

2019-10-10T16:12:26-04:00 August 11th, 2019|case studies, Case study, Uncategorized, Use case|Comments Off on Sift through the noise

Paris Air Show Airbus vs Boeing

Paris Air Show Airbus vs Boeing The Paris Air Show 2019 (June 17th to 23rd) is the key event for major airplanes manufacture as key deals are made during the trade show. Each year the competition between Airbus and Boeing is getting more intense as each wants to secure more order than its peer. This year, a special condition influence sales figure as Being facing a bad reputation over [...]

2019-10-10T16:13:01-04:00 June 21st, 2019|case studies, Case study, Uncategorized, Use case|Comments Off on Paris Air Show Airbus vs Boeing

Using NLP in the financial industry

Using NLP in the financial industry Today’s financial markets are inextricably linked with financial events like acquisitions, profit announcements, or product launches. Information extracted from news messages that report on such events could hence be beneficial for financial decision making. The ubiquity of news, however, makes manual analysis impossible, and due to the unstructured nature of text, the (semi-)automatic extraction and application of financial events remains a non-trivial task. [...]

2019-10-10T16:13:34-04:00 June 16th, 2019|case studies, Case study, Uncategorized, Use case|Comments Off on Using NLP in the financial industry

Ford Motors Layoffs events in 2019

Ford Motors layoffs event tracking using events detection and NLP system Ford Motor (F) announced more job cuts as it continues to restructure, with thousands of salaried positions set to be axed. The automaker will cut 7,000 jobs around the world by August, Ford said in a statement Monday. The cuts amount to 10% of Ford's global salaried workforce. It will save about $600 million annually. Notifications will be [...]

2019-10-10T16:03:51-04:00 May 20th, 2019|case studies, Uncategorized, Use case|Comments Off on Ford Motors Layoffs events in 2019

Auto-manufacturer recall events 2019

Auto-manufacturer recalls events monitoring using events detection and NLP system Manufacturers of any product—from toys to medicine to automobiles—must create items that are, above all else, safe to use. Not only is this essential to long-term brand value and corporate success, but it’s also required by law. But while perfection is the goal, defects are bound to occur, especially in advanced products such as automobiles. When a safety defect [...]

2019-10-10T16:04:34-04:00 April 1st, 2019|case studies, Uncategorized, Use case|Comments Off on Auto-manufacturer recall events 2019

Forecast Revenue and earnings outcome Using Event-Driven Score

Forecast Revenue and earnings outcome Using Event-Driven Score One major use of an event’s direction using NLP and big-data is the prediction of quarterly financial performance which reflects the company’s operational activities. In this case study, we tested the 2Q 2018 financial announcements using an event-driven score aggregation to predict companies’ 2Q financial performance. To do so, we generated an event-driven score for companies using the period from 04.01-06.30.18 [...]

2019-10-10T16:05:51-04:00 December 5th, 2018|case studies, Uncategorized, Use case|Comments Off on Forecast Revenue and earnings outcome Using Event-Driven Score

Earnings Beat Forecast Using Event-Driven Score

Earnings Beat Forecast Using Event-Driven Score Events such as M&A, new deals, new orders, partnerships, ESG, regulatory decisions, management and stakeholders’ changes, expansions to new markets or product categories, new products, price changes, new agreements, FDA decisions, financial reports related events, and more reflect the companies’ ongoing operation during a certain period. To demonstrate the predictive power of events on earnings, we selected randomized 134 companies which beat the [...]

2019-10-10T16:06:25-04:00 November 18th, 2018|case studies, Uncategorized, Use case|Comments Off on Earnings Beat Forecast Using Event-Driven Score

Semiconductor industry outlook

Semiconductor industry outlook “Three-quarters of the way through 2018, the global semiconductor industry is on pace to post its highest-ever annual sales, comfortably topping last year’s record total of $412 billion,” said John Neuffer, president and CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association. “While year-to-year growth has tapered in recent months, September marked the global industry’s highest-ever monthly sales, and Q3 was its top-grossing quarter on record. Year-to-year sales in September were [...]

2019-08-11T14:42:30-04:00 November 16th, 2018|case studies, Uncategorized, Use case|Comments Off on Semiconductor industry outlook