Unusual Social Activity Around Directv (DTV) Today

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

  • DTV has 13x the normal benchmarked social activity for this time of the day compared to its average of 4.55 mentions/day.
  • DTV has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $259.6 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 DTV:

DIRECTV, a digital television entertainment company, engages in the direct-to-home (DTH) business in the United States and Latin America. It acquires, promotes, sells, and distributes digital entertainment programming primarily through satellite to residential and commercial subscribers. DTV has a PE ratio of 16.7. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Directv a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

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