Nokia was badly hurt by poor earnings and rumors of a takeovers. CVS suffered from a report by Fox Business the organized crime has hurt retail margins. EMC division RSA suffers major hack data breach.
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|
|22||Nokia||NOK||19.408||+716||On the ropes. Buyout rumors|
|25||CVS Caremark||CVS||19.128||+704||Fox Business points to organized crime problems|
|28||Aetna||AET||18.489||+307||Forecasts soft quarterly numbers|
|35||Manpower||MAN||17.527||+59||Struggles in China market|
|39||Universal Health Services||UHS||17.256||+53||Reaction to presentation at Goldman analyst conference|
|42||Sara Lee||SLE||17.081||+104||Nestle launches competing products|
|46||EMC||EMC||16.704||+104||RSA division has huge data breach|
|48||Symantec||SYMC||16.232||+357||Hackers undermine confidence in online securities firms|
|50||Amgen||AMGN||16.171||+363||Teva will launch competing product|
Data and ranking provided by the Flame Index.