Has Google Finance's news feed got it in for Apple?January 28, 2013: 8:24 AM ET
Pity the poor investor who tries to evaluate Apple based on these headlines
FORTUNE -- Hey, Apple's (AAPL) down, let's pile on!
That seems to be the attitude -- if a computer can have an attitude -- of the program that filters headlines on Google's (GOOG) financial news feed.
The list at right (expanded below) was generated by doing a Google Finance search for "Apple" at 8 a.m. Monday morning. You have to scroll down 24 headlines to get to a positive one ("Apple Inc. sales of $54 billion and profit of $13 billion both break records") which turns out to be Apple's own press release.
Given that many high-frequency trading algorithms are programmed to react to such headlines -- generated by the likes of Insider Monkey and ValueWalk, but not, curiously, Fortune.com -- these things matter.
Expanded list below.
SMEweb - 1 hour ago
Insider Monkey - Jan 25, 2013
Dividend.com - Jan 25, 2013
Schaeffers Research - Jan 24, 2013
Reuters Key Development - Jan 23, 2013
San Francisco Business Times - Jan 23, 2013