Heat Maps

Getting Started

The Heat Map tool gives a colourful visual view on companies that are moving in the market. If you want to find which company share prices have risen or fallen, where the big director deals have occurred, which shares have the best financial ratios and much more, the Heat Maps provide an easy-to-use way of highlighting the relevant market information.

Click on the guide to the right to watch a video walkthrough.

Benefits of this tool

  1. Watch the movement of International companies.
  2. Ability to save settings for future reference.
  3. Choice of order by value or ticker.
  4. Only one click away to seeing company summary page.

How To Use

The first step is to select a data set, eg a country followed by an index (e.g. FTSE 100 or Techmark), sector or market from the options in the control panel.

Then select the data type that you want to use (e.g. Share Performance, Growth Ratios, Director Deals, etc).

Next select the specific data point that you want to see in the Heat Map (e.g. if you have already selected Growth Ratios as your data type you can now choose from EPS Growth, Dividend Growth, Turnover Growth, etc).

Finally, choose whether to sort the results by ticker or by data value.

The resulting Heat Map will show the information based on the options you selected in the control panel. A colour key is shown along the top of the Heat Map. The colours range from a deep red through to a deep blue. The deeper the blue, the better the data point. The deeper the red, the worse the data point.

The company’s ticker, which is found on the left hand side of each column, links you to the company research page. Also, if you hold your mouse over a ticker without clicking, the company name will be displayed.

Data Available

There are dozens of data points available to view as a Scatter Plot, all grouped according to type. The following key data types are available:

Growth Ratio – This gives the options of finding out what companies have a good EPS Growth, Revenue Growth, Pre-Tax Growth, Dividend Growth, Forecast changes and NAV per Share Growth.

Income Ratios – In this section you are given the option of finding out Dividend Yields and Payout Ratios over a chosen period of time.

Valuation Ratios – By using key fundamentals like Price/Book, PEG, Gross Gearing and Operation Cashflow per Share you will be able to find what companies have been undervalued.

Share Performance – This not only gives the option of sorting via share price movement, it also lets you chose either RiskGrade changes or Trade volume and value.

Technical Analysis – This uses the 6 popular charting indicators including RSI and MACD.

Management Effectiveness – This gives the option of finding companies with a good Operating Margin, ROCE and Return on Assets.

Profitability – This allows you to find companies with a good profitability by using the EPS ratio.

Profit/Loss Account – Gives the option of finding companies with a good Pre-Tax Profit, Revenue, Post-Tax Profit, Operating Profit/Loss or a years forecast on Revenue.

Balance Sheet – In this section you are given the option of finding out the company’s assets, total cash and Shareholders Funds.

Company Basics – Looks at either the Market Cap or Shares in Issue.

Director Deals – Sorts companies by looking at the Director Deals amount or volume over a given period of time.

Broker Recommendation – Finds companies that have a certain percentage of Buys, Sells, Hold etc over a given period of time.

So, to find EPS Growth, Turnover Growth, Dividend Growth, etc you would look in the Growth Ratios. To find Price Rise/Fall, Trade Value, Beta, etc you would look in Share Performance. For buy and sell signals, you would look in Technical Analysis, and so on.

Check out the General, Fundamental and Technical Glossaries to find out what some of these terms mean.

Video Guide

Find out how to use the Heat Maps with our short video guide.

Heat Maps Guide

Note: These are available for all tools.

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