Sentdex Sentiment Analysis
Assesses the sentiment of companies by pulling from over 20 sources such as Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Forbes, Business Insider, and Yahoo Finance
Description
Sentdex is a sentiment analysis algorithm, termed by the meshing of "sentiment" and "index." It understands the emotions people use in their online communication and translates them to computer language. This data can be used to gain a deeper understanding of the world, by showing you how people across the world feel about publicly traded companies. The sentiment scores are generated from four simple moving average (SMA) factors over the last 100, 250, 500, and 5000 news events for each stock.
How to use
# For use in your algorithms
# Using the full paid dataset in your pipeline algo
from quantopian.pipeline.data.sentdex import sentiment

# Using the free sample in your pipeline algo
from quantopian.pipeline.data.sentdex import sentiment_free

# For use in Quantopian Research
# Using the full paid version in research
from quantopian.interactive.data.sentdex import sentiment

# Using the free sample in research
from quantopian.interactive.data.sentdex import sentiment_free
Key Metrics
sentiment_signal - A standalone sentiment score from -3 to 6 for stocks
Example Usage
Various notebooks, algorithms, and posts that use this data.

Vendor
The idea of Sentdex is to quantify the qualitative.
Price
$10/month
Timespan of data
01 Jun 2013 - Ongoing
Free data availability
01 Jun 2013 - 19 Sep 2017