Why corporate event data matters & how it moves the market.

Pop and Drop: Dick’s Sporting Goods

Accessing Wall Street Horizon’s high-quality earnings data, on Wednesday, 21 August 2019, I sent my clients an email before the market open suggesting they sell Dick’s Sporting Goods (DKS) on the opening bell. The company announced earnings at 7:30 that morning and it seemed to me to be a perfect “pop and drop” opportunity.

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Shareholder Season: What the Uptick in Meetings Means for Your Trading Strategies

As we head into prime season for shareholder meetings, investors are taking notice that the number of meetings conducted by publicly traded companies is on the rise. Corporate events like shareholder meetings and changes to those events can cause volatility, which makes accurate and timely knowledge of events extremely important for investors. By keeping track of movement around shareholder meetings alongside other events such as earnings releases, traders can adjust their trading strategies as needed.

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How Fund Managers Can Best Use Alt Data

Alternative data can take on different meanings to investors so let’s start with a general definition: “alt” data refers to non-traditional or unique information not previously known or available to financial markets. 

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Virtual Shareholder Meetings:  The New Normal

While we have seen a dramatic rise of virtual shareholder meetings over the past few years, there has also been an increase of in-person attendance at investor conferences putting the competing ‘virtual vs. human’ views at odds. We take a closer look, below.

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IROs Widen What’s on Their Radar with Corporate Event Intelligence

An IRO’s job is to provide bi-directional visibility. They give their management teams visibility into what the financial community thinks about how their companies are being run both individually and as compared to others in their sectors. Ultimately it is those perceptions that affect their stock prices. Conversely, the IRO has groups to service – shareholders, analysts and other financial constituents – for whom they provide visibility into their companies’ strategies, operations and performance.

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Corporate Events Data — Time for a Closer Look

Publicly traded companies are scrutinized more than ever today. Information about them is dissected and fed into investors’ models and trading strategies the instant it becomes available. When signals are detected, they trigger actions, often in microseconds. So having better information sooner is the name of the game.

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Digital Turnaround – The Growing Importance of Face-to-Face Investor Conferences

A recent article from CNBC shows that asset managers and hedge funds are becoming increasingly reluctant to pay for analyst research reports that they once relied on so heavily. In fact, data shows a 25% decrease from client spend on reports compared to a year earlier.  While the importance and need for in-depth research and insight is by no means diminishing, the means in which traders are consuming and obtaining analyst intelligence is changing in a somewhat surprising way.

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