Analyzing the CEO language of Tim Cook, Elon Musk, and Tom Rutledge with Data Science

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Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a sub-field of Data Science to process and analyze unstructured text data.

In 2019, Barclays was already using machine learning tools to analyze company managements’ commentary in earnings calls. As the technology continues to gain momentum, we can expect to see more companies benefiting from NLP in the future.

In this article, we will try to identify and analyze word patterns of the three highest-paid CEOs (Tim Cook, Elon Musk, Tom Rutledge) through their commentary in their respective earnings calls.

The dataset used in this article consists of Earnings Calls in Quarter 4, FY2020 of…

with Natural Language Processing techniques

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In 2019, Elon Musk ran into trouble with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over his Twitter use when he tweeted that he has the plan to take Tesla private.

Moving forward to March this year, Musk was sued again due to his use of Twitter, this time by one of Tesla investors, stating that Musk’s tweeting behavior has cost the company billions.

Tweets analysis has always been a popular segment within the Natural Language Processing (NLP) field. In this article, we will use word-frequency and topic modeling techniques to analyze Musk’s tweets.

The dataset used in this article consists…

Tesla’s stock price was up 700% in 2020. And this is what Elon Musk has been telling everybody in Tesla’s quarterly earnings calls.

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2020 has been unprecedented for many, including the automotive industry. Yet, Tesla has been defying big odds and beating expectations in this challenging year.

Tesla’s stock price surged more than 700% in 2020. The company started with about $85 per share in January, and at the end of the year, Tesla’s stock was standing at about $700 per share.

This article aims to gain insight into Tesla’s stock price surge in FY20 using various text mining techniques in R.

First, let’s look at the chart below that shows Tesla’s historical stock price movement labeled with quarterly earning calls release dates.

To buy, hold, or sell?

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Here we are in 2021, wishing this year to be better than the odd and isolating year that just went by. We started the year by getting more people to get their Covid-19 vaccines. The outlook of going back to normal routine seems a little more promising. But just before the first month of a hopeful year ended, one particular stock, a dying brand, shook up Wall Street and became a ‘meme-stock.’

Gamestop (NYSE: GME), a brick-and-mortar gaming retailer, was in the spotlight in the American stock market frenzy. The retail chain has seen its…

Borough, street, cuisine type to avoid in the city

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New York City, one of the best dining destinations in the world. In this city, you can easily find thousands and thousands of restaurants for your foodie adventure. From Michelin restaurants to street food, the concrete jungle has them all.

But underneath the glamor and glitz, (and the fancy) restaurants, do people really know what goes behind the scene?

To find out more, I looked into the NYC restaurant inspection results to see if I could find anything interesting. You can find out more about the dataset here on NYC open data.

The dataset consists of almost 400k restaurant violations…

A summary after reading many StackOverflow posts, now with codes!

image by author: A retro chart generated in R.

Uncovering the company’s business plan throughout the Covid -19 pandemic with Data Science

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This article is part of an NLP series where I use text mining techniques to analyze earnings calls.

In today’s article, I will be analyzing Apple Inc’s earnings call in Financial Year 2020 with keyword extraction and frequency analysis techniques in R.

Earnings call transcripts from Quarter 1 to 4 of Financial Year 2020 released by Apple Inc were used for analysis. After obtaining the dataset, I used Microsoft Excel and RPA tools to pre-process it.

Looking at the debate with Data Science

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Thanks to the internet, now the world knew about the Presidential Debate 2020 that went out of control. All of the major news stations were reporting about how the participants were interrupting and sniping at one another.

I decided to put together an article that focuses on analyzing the words used in the event and see if there are any hidden insights.

This article focuses on finding out the most used words, categorized by each spokesperson, and sentiment analysis of the speeches.

Detecting fraud from the text of Enron’s earnings call

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Natural Language Processing (NLP) has been gaining tractions in recent years, allowing us to understand unstructured text data in a way that was never possible before. One of the promises of NLP is to use relevant techniques to detect fraud in companies and shed light on potential violations in the early phase.

I’ve only managed to find two earnings call transcripts online. And only one of
them is readable when converted from PDF to text. You can find the original
document here.

The earnings call transcript used in this article is from Enron’s conference call hold on November 14, 2001…

This article uses Natural Language Processing techniques to detect fraud in the accounting scandal-plagued Chinese coffee chain.

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In early 2020, Luckin Coffee was delisted from the NASDAQ stock exchange after the CEO admitted to inflating accounting figures in the company’s 2019 earning reports.

Luckin Coffee, once acclaimed as Starbucks’ biggest rival in the Chinese coffee market, was charged with fabricating sales revenues in 2019. Even though the scandal took some time to blew up, it inspired me to start thinking about the possibility of detecting fraud through words.

This article focuses on applying Natural Language Processing techniques to the Luckin Coffee Earning Calls in Quarter 2 and 3 in 2019. …


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