Actavis (ACT) Is Today's Unusual Social Activity Stock

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Trade-Ideas LLC identified Actavis ( ACT) as an unusual social activity candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Actavis as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • ACT has 18x the normal benchmarked social activity for this time of the day compared to its average of 3.25 mentions/day.
  • ACT has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $212.7 million.

Identifying stocks with 'Unusual Social Activity' tends to be a valuable process for traders looking to capitalize on the 'talk of the town' stocks that are basking in far more attention from the StockTwits financial community than normal. Good press? Bad press? It ultimately doesn't matter if it's good or bad if you know how to trade around the sentiment. Certain hedge funds use such data for their proprietary algorithms and it is not uncommon to see shared social sentiment play itself out in a stock's price trend.

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More details on ACT:

Actavis plc, an integrated specialty pharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes pharmaceutical products in the United States, Canada, and internationally.

The average volume for Actavis has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Actavis has a market cap of $18.6 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. The stock has a beta of 0.37 and a short float of 1.8% with 1.60 days to cover. Shares are up 62% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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