Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) was savaged by the press as information from its CEO about its weak quarterly numbers and future prospects were leaked to the press.
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|
|1||NYSE Euronext||NYX||48.663||+99||Nasdaq pulls plan to buy.|
|2||GOOG||31.344||+1||Concerns about antitrust probes|
|3||Walt Disney||DIS||28.983||+3||Rough earnings|
|4||Community Health Systems||CYH||27.77||+10||Buyout of Tenet dies|
|5||Amazon.com||AMZN||26.884||+23||May pull out of more states because of taxes|
|6||Hewlett-Packard||HPQ||26.296||+773||Awful earnings, preceded by leak of CEO doc|
|7||Cisco Systems||CSCO||26.212||-6||Still worried about future restructuring|
|8||Toyota Motor Corporation||TM||26.212||+9||Japan quake cuts production|
|9||Eli Lilly||LLY||25.092||+72||Amylin sues over drug JV|
|10||Warner Music Group||WMG||24.812||-8||Will be sold off, but at low prices|
|1||NYSE Euronext||NYX||48.663||+99||Nasdaq kills buyout|
|6||Hewlett-Packard||HPQ||26.296||+773||Leaked memo kills shares|
|11||BorgWarner||BWA||24.467||+391||Gets almost nothing from Honeywell patent settlement|
|21||Stryker||SYK||19.764||+620||Moody’s savages over Orthovita buyout|
|22||iRobot||IRBT||19.465||+210||Rough reaction to analyst day|
Data and ranking provided by the Flame Index.