McKesson (MCK) Is Today's Unusual Social Activity Stock

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

  • MCK has 11x the normal benchmarked social activity for this time of the day compared to its average of 3.03 mentions/day.
  • MCK has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $214.0 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 MCK:

McKesson Corporation delivers pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, and health care information technologies to the healthcare industry in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, McKesson Distribution Solutions and McKesson Technology Solutions. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.4%. MCK has a PE ratio of 31.3. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate McKesson a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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