Channel Check


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Channel Check

A way of analyzing a stock, where one uses information supplied by parties other than the company being analyzed. A channel check is useful because the information is independently verified and, because it is not provided by the company being analyzed, there is no incentive to make the company appear healthier than it is.
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If one of the legitimate users chooses the particle that is one of the EPR pairs from Charlie for the channel check, the legitimate users have a 1/2 probability of finding the error.
Based on Kemmsies' channel checks, carriers are busy hauling outbound freight from warehouses and distribution centers, but are not doing all that much shipping of inbound goods into DCs due to already-full locations.
BMO Capital analyst Gerrick Johnson lowered his price target on Brunswick to $63, saying his recent channel checks with boat dealers suggest that while performance in late-July/early-August has "ticked up", customers do not appear to be rushing to buy this year.
Consequently, channel checks with dealers indicate a 'trading-down effect' with lower end variants exhibiting higher demand expected to fuel demand for the launch of the Vios (1,300CC variant), supporting INDU's LT GM assumption of ~12% indicating significant pricing power, with brand premium remaining strong.
'During the day, our channel checks suggested that cement players in the north will likely be increasing retail prices by Rs10 per bag (from Wednesday) to an average of Rs608 in order to pass on the cost-push impact from last week's rupee depreciation.'
However, channel checks confirmed that the progress on plant commissioning is well within the scheduled timeline.
Going forward, urea production is likely to post meager growth of 1.5 percent YoY to 5.7mn tons in 2018 as production of LNG based manufactures is expected to restore in second half of March 2018, as per channel checks. Post 2018, it is expected that urea production to remain stable at 5.7mn tons, keeping in view the rising crude prices (resulting in higher LNG prices) and episodic supply of gas to selected manufacturers.
"We believe the company can continue to deliver strong 20% long-term earnings growth, and the pull back in spend is stabilizing based on our channel checks and recent data," Fandetti wrote.
"While in Asia we performed some channel checks and uncovered that Samsung and Sharp have ramped 264 PPI [Retina display] panels.
Media reports and our channel checks with fertilizer producers suggest that the government is looking at options to increase gas supply to the domestic fertilizer sector in order to bring down product urea prices and increase domestic availability.
"We are lowering our same-store sales estimate for [the fourth quarter of 2003] from flat to [a decline of] 3 percent as a result of recent channel checks that indicate December sales have been sluggish," the analyst said in her research note last week.
According to channel checks, at least some shippers are already shifting to a risk-off strategy which, in FreightWaves' opinion, represents a meaningful shift in market sentiment.