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Nov 4, 2015

Whole Foods’ options activity signal 10 pct post-earnings move

NEW YORK, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Whole Foods Market Inc
shares are expected to swing about 10 percent following its
fourth-quarter earnings report on Wednesday, options activity
indicates, signaling more volatility for a stock that has lost
half its value since the start of the year.

Options in the Austin, Texas-based natural and organic goods
seller showed Whole Foods shares could make a run toward $34 by
week’s end and recover some of its recent losses, or dive below
$28, towards a four-year low.

Nov 2, 2015

Bush’s new campaign revamp has little impact on social media

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s attempt to revive a campaign hit in recent weeks by falling opinion poll numbers and drooping fundraising did little to improve sentiment toward him on social media, signaling even more hardship for the struggling candidate.

Hashtags such as “JebCanFixIt” started actively trending on social media on Monday shortly after the former Florida governor launched a “Jeb Can Fix It Tour” and released an e-book that revealed a more personal side of him.

Oct 30, 2015

Batman adversary Harley Quinn tops 2015 Halloween costume search

NEW YORK (Reuters) – America’s most popular Halloween costume this year could be Batman adversary Harley Quinn from the DC Comics series, according to Google.

Quinn’s stock is rising thanks in part to keen anticipation of the 2016 film “Suicide Squad,” which will star Australian actor Margot Robbie as Quinn along with Jared Leto and Will Smith.

Oct 29, 2015

On social media, Cruz steals spotlight, but Trump wins on sentiment

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz drew the most attention on social media during Wednesday’s Republican debate, mostly for accusing the CNBC moderators of a liberal bias.

Thomson Reuters’ social media sentiment analysis showed the volume of tweets mentioning the U.S. senator from Texas was the highest among the candidates at 14,090, while celebrity real estate developer Donald Trump, a party front-runner, followed with 12,045.

Oct 28, 2015

Trump leads on social media ahead of Republican debate

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Ben Carson may be ahead of Donald Trump in the most recent national Republican presidential primary opinion poll but the celebrity billionaire is still the winner on social media.

In the run up to Wednesday night’s third debate for Republican candidates, Trump has averaged a score of 7.3 on Thomson Reuters social media sentiment analysis index in the six weeks since the previous debate. Carson, meanwhile, has averaged negative 3. A reading above 0 signals positive sentiment.

Oct 26, 2015

Controversial pharma CEO Martin Shkreli bails on Valeant bet

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The one-time hedge fund executive now running a biotech firm at the center of a drug-pricing controversy on Monday said he has bailed from a losing bet he made on another contentious drug maker: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc (VRX.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) (VRX.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz).

On the day last week that Valeant shares plunged in response to a shortseller’s accusation of accounting irregularities, Martin Shkreli, head of Turing Pharmaceuticals, took to Twitter to say he had bought shares of Valeant while at the same time selling short the shares of rival Allergan Plc (AGN.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), a transaction known as a pairs trade.

Oct 26, 2015

Valeant’s defense does little to improve social media sentiment

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Social media circles remained critical of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc (VRX.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) (VRX.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) on Monday despite the drugmaker’s efforts to defend itself against accusations of an accounting fraud.

On a 75-minute conference call with investors and analysts, Valeant executives said they had asked U.S. securities regulators to investigate “completely untrue” allegations from research firm Citron that the company used its ties with a specialty pharmacy to inflate revenue.

Oct 21, 2015

Clinton gets social media tailwind on Biden’s no-go announcement

NEW YORK, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Hillary Clinton appeared to
capture a social media windfall on Wednesday when Joe Biden
opted out of the 2016 presidential race, with Twitter hashtags
associated with her campaign quickly lighting up the top
trending lists.

Ending months of suspense and removing a huge political
obstacle for Democratic nomination front-runner Clinton, Biden
on Wednesday said the window for mounting a successful campaign
had closed.

Oct 2, 2015

Twitter sentiment on pope sours over meeting with gay marriage opponent

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sentiment toward Pope Francis turned sour on social media over his meeting with a Kentucky county clerk who refuses to issue same-sex marriage licenses, data compiled by Thomson Reuters showed.

The ratio of positive versus negative tweets on the pope had been about 2.6 to 1 on average during and shortly after his Sept. 22-27 visit to the United States. But the ratio fell sharply to about even on Sept. 30 after reports of the meeting, which was originally kept secret.

Oct 2, 2015

Twitter sentiment on pope sours after meeting gay marriage opponent

NEW YORK, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Sentiment towards Pope Francis
turned sour on social media over his meeting with a Kentucky
county clerk who refuses to issue same-sex marriage licenses,
data compiled by Thomson Reuters showed.

The ratio of positive versus negative tweets on the pope had
been about 2.6 to 1 on average during and shortly after his
Sept. 22-27 visit to the United States. But the ratio fell
sharply to about even on Sept. 30 after reports of the meeting,
which was originally kept secret.