Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) has been hurt by high commodities prices.
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) damaged by drop in PC sales worldwide.
The Flame Index started as a research tool in 2008 at the NY Innovation Design Lab (nyidlab). It was used as a general metric to evaluate companies and their risk in the media. Publicly traded Fortune 500 companies are used as a measure to calculate an overall market of negative news and the companies are ranked within that market
|Rank||Company||Ticker||Score||Change in Rank||Comments|
|6||Coca-Cola||KO||29.72||+600||Hit by commodities price increases|
|9||Autoliv||ALV||27.187||+177||Earnings too modest|
|19||Texas Instruments||TXN||22.946||+97||Worries about earnings|
|22||Microsoft||MSFT||22.567||+141||PC sales hurt bottom line|
|24||MetLife||MET||21.549||+55||Pay $3 billion for LNG Latin America|
|28||Cypress Semiconductor||CY||20.505||+111||No one impressed by earnings|
|33||Activision Blizzard||ATVI||19.904||+143||Damage from more games moving online|
|37||Walt Disney||DIS||19.487||+695||Captain America kills Harry Potter|
|38||Intel||INTC||19.474||+744||PC sales falloff will eventually hammer earnings|
|45||ConocoPhillips||COP||18.625||+408||Company being broken in two|
Data and ranking provided by the Flame Index.