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Research and Innovation Student Profiles | Faculty Profiles

Putting stock into Twitter

Alexander Kurov

Twitter’s impact is not limited to news, sports and political opinions. Dr. Kurov found that firm-level Twitter content has information useful for predicting next-day stock returns, and that it is a stronger predictor of returns for firms with less analyst coverage.