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Were you able to spot downtrend in the UK passenger vehicle sales?

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The UK new passenger vehicle sales data has shown a decline in recent months. Conversely, European new passenger vehicle sales continue its upward trajectory. The downward trend in UK sales is the first in five years.

The UK passenger vehicle sales’ 12-month moving sum for June 2017 and July 2017 fell below the previous year’s same period unit sales level for the first time in the last 5-years.

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What’s moving the commodities market?

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In the last 1-month, correlation between the prices of Gold, Crude Oil, and Copper increased significantly amid recent uptrend in the prices.

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Heckyl Credit Risk EWS finds 200+ ratings related red-flags

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red-flagsHeckyl Credit Risk Early Warning System captures company-related red-flags based on a variety of business rules. We have analyzed more than 1,400 credit rating releases issued recently.

We have identified 200+ credit ratings related red-flags for both listed as well as private limited companies.

We highlight four red-flags related to credit ratings downgrades that you may have missed:

#1. S.B. Industries (24-Jul-17):

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What’s the Tone of News Covered by Top Media Outlets About Your Company?

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Heckyl analysed media coverage on the leading FMCG companies in India. Our analysis shows that the news coverage for Godrej Consumer Products Ltd, Dabur India Ltd, and Marico Ltd was mostly positive between April 27, 2017 to July 26, 2017 period. 

Meanwhile, MoneyControl was one of the top news publishers for these companies. At the same time, the overall tone of news that featured on MoneyControl was positive for above 3 players.

Below charts shows the tone of overall media coverage by top 5 news publishers for 3 FMCG players as below:

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Three-in-five S&P 500 stocks’ news sentiment stays above 12-month average in July: Heckyl

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News sentiment for 308 companies from the S&P 500 index stood above 12-month average in July 2017, according to a study conducted by Heckyl Technologies. Many of these companies are from financials, consumer discretionary, industrials, and health care sectors.

Overall news sentiment for S&P 500 companies remained buoyant in July. News sentiment average for July was positive for 474 companies indicating overall optimism in the S&P 500 index, the leading indicator of US equities.  

At the same time, 56 companies primarily from health care, financials, and industrials witnessed a jump in monthly news sentiment average to 1-year high in July. Lockheed Martin Corp, Blackrock, The Charles Schwab Corp, Adobe Systems Inc and Nextera Energy were some of the companies whose monthly news sentiment average surged to 1-year high.

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Heckyl study shows sharp increase in share of voice for Ashok Leyland, Maruti in July

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Heckyl’s analysis of media coverage for the leading automakers showed a significant rise in the share of voice for Ashok Leyland and Maruti Suzuki in July 2017 when compared with the previous month. Meanwhile, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) witnessed a marginal rise in the share of voice during this month.

On the other hand, Tata Motors, which dominated the news coverage since April 2017, has recorded a steep fall in the share of voice in July 2017 from last month. Eicher Motors has also registered a drop in the share of voice during this month.

Here, the share of voice shows company’s news volume for the month as a percentage of total monthly news volume for 5 auto manufacturers.

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Pledging of 100% shareholding by promoters a potential red-flag for banks

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red-flagsHeckyl Credit Risk Early Warning System captures company-related red flags based on a variety of business rules. We have analyzed the data around pledging of shares by promoters of listed companies.

In our view, pledging of stake by promoters is a potential red-flag for lenders as it a) indicates the stress that has piled up on corporate finance and b) it may lead to loss of management control for the promoters in case of invocation of shares. Read the rest of this entry »