I'm producing a monthly report that put forward a selection of ten particular cases out of 70 individual entries. I filter for the 5 best and 5 worst cases according to various indicators. The idea is to bring forward whatever is out of ordinary, bad or good.
So far, the report is called "highlights", but in all dictionnaries I've consulted the word has a positive connotation.
Webster: something (such as an event or a detail) that is very interesting, exciting, or important : the best part of something
Collins: the most exciting or memorable part of an event or period of time
Oxford: An outstanding part of an event or period of time
It does not seem right to use it with "five worst sellers" of the month, for example, although it's fine with "five more profitable".
Ideally, I'm looking for a synonym of highlights but that could be also used for negative stuff. A synonym devoid of connotation –if it can be still called a synonym ?
For native speakers, in the following list of synonyms I found (from Collins+Oxford), what would be the word that sound to you the less connotated in a positive or negative manner, what sounds the most neutral ?
emphasize, stress, accent, feature, set off, show up, underline, spotlight, play up, accentuate, flag, foreground, focus attention on, call attention to, give prominence to, bring to the fore,high point, peak, climax, feature, focus,high point, high spot, best part, climax, culmination, peak, pinnacle, height, top, acme, zenith, apex, summit, apogee, apotheosis, crowning moment, high water mark, most memorable part, most outstanding feature; Latin ne plus ultra
Or , would you have another proposition ?