What is a SONAR Index

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A freight index is a calculation based on industry data. SONAR freight indices collect data from all trading parties. That includes carriers, shippers, forwarders and brokers. Analysis of that data creates a benchmarking standard.  In turn, that allows companies to analyze strategic positioning, monitor market conditions and make decisions based on forecasted data. That process, the lifecycle of tactical freight … Read More

Retired Indices

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  The following indices were retired from SONAR to enhance and optimize the user experience. ABSIWH ACDTT AIRCHTR AIRCHTRA AIRCHTRD AIRCHTRI AIRCHTRL AIRCHTRP AIRFREIGHT AIRFREIGHTD AIRFREIGHTI AIRFREIGHTL AIRFREIGHTP AIRMAIL AIRMAILA AIRMAILD AIRMAILI AIRMAILL AIRMAILP AIRREV AIRREVA AIRREVD AIRREVI AIRREVL AIRREVP AIRSCH AIRSCHA AIRSCHD AIRSCHI AIRSCHL AIRSCHP AUTO AVTCE BANANA BDACA BDEX BDFD BDIM BDPR BDPS BDSCP BDTCE BDTCM BEANS BEEF … Read More

Atmospheric/Air pressure (PRESSURE)

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What is it? A forecast of atmospheric/air pressure. Who is interested? Shippers, carriers (fleet and drivers managers), brokers What does it tell me? Pressure is expressed as the average forecast atmospheric pressure in millibars (mb) in a certain freight Key Market Area (KMA) for the next 48 hours. This is updated hourly. Sharp decreases in pressure often indicate impending inclement … Read More

52 Week High (STOCK52HI)

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What is it? The highest price a company’s stock price has traded at in the last twelve months. Who is interested? The financial community and investors. What does it tell me? Investors use a company’s 52 week high to determine its peak for the year and to assess how much upside potential there could be for the stock. A 52 … Read More

52 Week Low (STOCK52LO)

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What is it? The lowest price a company’s stock price has traded at in the last twelve months. Who is interested? The financial community and investors. What does it tell me? Investors use a company’s 52 week low to determine its trough for the year and to assess how much downside potential there could be for the stock. A 52 … Read More

Debt and Capital Lease Obligations (TD)

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What is it? The total dollar value of outstanding debt and lease obligations. Who is interested? The financial community and investors. What does it tell me? Investors use the total dollar value of debt and lease obligations to assess how much leverage or fixed obligations a company owes. Not a SONAR customer but want to learn more about SONAR? Visit … Read More

Market Capitalization (MKTCAP)

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What is it? Market capitalization refers to the total dollar market value of a company’s equity. Commonly referred to as “market cap,” it is calculated by multiplying a company’s shares outstanding by the current market price of one share. Who is interested? The financial community and investors. What does it tell me? The investment community uses this figure to determine … Read More

Stock Price (STOCK)

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What is it? A company’s stock price is defined as its equity market capitalization divided by total diluted shares outstanding. Who is interested? The financial community and investors. What does it tell me? The stock price measures the dollar amount that investors need to pay to purchase one share of common equity in the company. Not a SONAR customer but … Read More

Digital Momentum Signal

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What is it? A value between 0 and 100 that is an indication of increasing interest in a company or subject based on metadata. The higher the number the higher the interest in the subject. The subjects in SONAR are primarily focused on transportation or related topics. Who is interested? Anyone who wants to monitor interest in transportation or geopolitical … Read More

Adding a Video Widget

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To add the video widget: Click the + at the top right hand of your screen Click Video Browse or search videos (videos include: instructional, FreightWaves NOW and events) Not a SONAR customer but want to learn more about SONAR? Visit the SONAR website to learn more. Or click the button to the right to get a demo. Get a Demo

Agricultural Production and Inventories

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What is it? SONAR tracks monthly and quarterly data on various agricultural commodities, including price and volume. The production and inventory data is the amount of production generated by agricultural producers during the month or quarter, and is typically reported in pounds, though some commodities (milk, eggs, hogs) have unique units of measurement. All of the available commodity production figures … Read More

Selerity Flash News

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The Selerity Flash News option gives users real-time transportation industry news. By linking up to social media outlets, hundreds of key individuals, executives, and organizations will regularly contribute to this news feed. To enable this feature, after selecting “News” from the Widget Menu, choose “Social Media Flash Content.” Not a SONAR customer but want to learn more about SONAR? Visit … Read More