headline risk

Headline Risk

The risk that a company may decline in share price because of negative news coverage. For example, rumors that a company's earnings are declining may cause shareholders to sell their stock. Even if the news itself is not true, headline risk can cause significant volatility for the stock in the short-term. For this reason, companies often price out the news by slowly leaking information before it is announced to minimize surprises and reduce the power of false rumors. See also: CNN effect.

headline risk

The possibility a negative news story will spread to other media outlets and cause a significant change in the value of an investment. For example, an unconfirmed report of a corporate management shakeup might be picked up by competing newspapers and television networks, thus causing a sharp decline in the company's stock price. The firm's stock price is likely to be subject to substantial volatility even though the story eventually proves false.
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In the near term, however, he said investors should be aware of headline risk generated from geopolitical uncertainty, particularly when it comes to unexpected tweets by U.S.
Tighter bank lending practices have weakened the industry's access to capital and this could be further exacerbated by growing political and headline risk, causing Fitch to recently revise the prison REIT sector outlook to Negative from Stable.
"Given the lightning pace of Friday's move, we suspect gold remains under-owned and will be super reactive to geopolitical headline risk and global recessionary waxing.
As such, he views the news as largely headline risk. First Solar remains a top idea for Kallo, who keeps an Outperform rating on the shares with a $75 price target.
"No one likes bad press, and 'headline risk' is absolutely taken into consideration in situations like these," said Steve Wilamowsky, a bankruptcy and restructuring partner at Chapman and Cutler who was not at the Sears lender meeting.
Moreover, Fitch believes that headline risk may blunt efforts to broaden deposits beyond BNSC's large Venezuelan customer base.
However, we are more cautious on the trade overhang and think headline risk, both to the upside and downside, will remain high," EventShare Chief Investment Officer Ben Phillips wrote in report on Thursday.
Clearly the headline risk is predominantly shown in the entertainment industry but this will cross all sectors, all industries, all corporate sizes, employee counts.
Higher sales taxes, punitive anti-trust investigations and regulator wrath over its threat to retailers mean the headline risk will only rise in 2018.
And for existing advisors who are trying to add assets from current clients and prospects, Wells Fargo is, once again, dealing with "headline risk."
One was developing an airtight process to guard against "headline risk." Terrell says Prudential plc.
Brohawn cited several factors, including headline risk (the possibility that a news story will adversely affect a stock's price), liquidity risk, regulatory and legal issues, unexpectedly low policy lapse rates, and -- not least -- low yields on insurers investments.