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Vermilion Short Shots: Technically Vulnerable Stocks

Short Shots is a collection of technically vulnerable charts culled from the Negative Inflecting and Toppy columns within our Weekly Compass report or from various technical screening processes. The charts contained in this report have developed concerning technical patterns that suggest further price deterioration is likely. For these reasons Short Shots can also be a great source of ideas for investors interested in short-selling candidates.
3D Resources

3D Resources's principal activities are the exploration of base metal in the East Kimberley region; to seek access to the Cosmo Newbery area for greenstone belt exploration; to seek new exploration area surrounding the Mt. Egerton Goldfield in Victoria; and reviewing other potential acquisitions involving coal, manganese, gold and base metals projects in Australia and overseas.

ACM Research

ACM Research supplies capital equipment developed for the semiconductor industry. The company's tools for use in fabricating foundry, logic and memory chips, including dynamic random-access memory and 3D NAND-flash memory chips. The company also develops, manufactures and sells a range of packaging tools to wafer assembly and packaging customers. The company's technology and product include: Single Wafer Wet Cleaning Equipment for Front End Production Processes, which consist of its proprietary Space Alternated Phase Shift, Timely Energized Bubble Oscillation and Single-Wafer Tools for Back-End Assembly and Packaging, which provides a range of single-wafer tools for back-end wafer assembly and packaging factories.

ASML Holding N.V.

Axon Enterprise Inc

Axon Enterprise is provider of law enforcement technology solutions. The company's operations are comprised of two reportable segments: TASER, which is focused on development, manufacture and sale of conducted energy weapons, also known as conducted energy devices, which the company sells under its brand name, TASER; and software and sensors, which is focused on-officer body (Axon Body and Flex) and in-car (Axon Fleet) cameras as well as cloud-based digital evidence management software (, as well as develops, manufactures and sells hardware and cloud-based software solutions that enable law enforcement to capture, store, manage, share and analyze video and other digital evidence.

Badger Meter Inc.

Badger Meter is an innovator, manufacturer and marketer of products incorporating flow measurement, control and communication solutions serving markets worldwide. The company's product lines fall into following categories: sales of water meters, radios and related technologies to municipal water utilities and sales of meters, valves and other products for industrial applications in water, wastewater, and other industries. The company provides flow measurement, control and communication portfolios in the market. This portfolio carries brand names including Recordall?, Hedland?, Dynasonics?, Blancett?, and Research Control?, and includes various primary flow meter technologies.


The Boeing is an aerospace firm. The company's segments include: Commercial Airplanes, which develops, produces and markets commercial jet aircraft and provides fleet support services, mainly to the commercial airline industry; Defense, Space and Security, which engages in the research, development, production and modification of manned and unmanned military aircraft and weapons systems for strike, surveillance and mobility, vertical lift, and commercial derivative aircraft; Global Services, which provides supply chain and logistics management, pilot and maintenance training systems and services, and data analytics and digital services; and Boeing Capital, which manages overall financing exposure.

Brooks Automation Inc.

Brooks Automation provides semiconductor manufacturing automation solutions and life science sample-based services and solutions worldwide. In the semiconductor manufacturing market, the company provides robotics, automation systems and services. In the life sciences market, the company provides sample-based services and products, including a line of cold chain management solutions for handling and storing biological and chemical compound samples used in areas such as drug development, clinical research and advanced cell therapies. The company is also a provider of gene sequencing and gene synthesis services. The company's reportable segments consist of Brooks Semiconductor Solutions Group and Brooks Life Sciences.

Carrier Global Corp.

Carrier is a global provider of heating, ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire and security solutions. The company also provides a broad array of related building services, including audit, design, installation, system integration, repair, maintenance and monitoring. The company is organized into three business segments: HVAC; Refrigeration; and Fire & Security.

Dover Corporation

Dover is a manufacturer and solutions provider. The company provides services through five segments: Engineered Products, which provides a range of products, software and services; Fueling Solutions, which provides components, equipment and software and service solutions enabling transport of fuels and other hazardous fluids; Imaging and Identification, which includes supplying precision marking and coding; Pumps and Process Solutions, which includes manufacturing of pumps; and Refrigeration and Food Equipment, which provides equipment and systems that serve the commercial refrigeration, heating and cooling and food equipment markets.

Fox Factory Holding Corp.

Fox Factory Holding is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of products and systems used on bicycles, side-by-side vehicles, on-road vehicles with and without off-road capabilities, off-road vehicles and trucks, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, specialty vehicles and applications, motorcycles, and commercial trucks. In its powered vehicle product categories, the company provides products under the FOX, BDS Suspension, Zone Offroad, JKS Manufacturing, RT Pro UTV, 4x4 Posi-Lok, and Tuscany brands. The company's bike product offerings are used on a range of mountain bikes and road bikes under the FOX, Race Face, Easton Cycling and Marzocchi brands.

Franklin Electric Co. Inc.

Franklin Electric Company designs, manufactures and distributes water and fuel pumping systems, composed primarily of submersible motors, pumps, electronic controls and related parts and equipment. The company's business consists of three segments: Water Systems, which designs, manufactures and sells motors, pumps, drives, electronic controls, monitoring devices, and related parts and equipment; Fueling Systems, which designs, manufactures and sells pumps, pipe, sumps, fittings, vapor recovery components, electronic controls, monitoring devices and related parts and equipment; and Distribution, which operates as a collection of wholly owned groundwater distributors known as the Headwater Companies.


Ingersoll Rand Inc.

Ingersoll Rand is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is a provider of flow control and compression equipment and associated aftermarket parts, consumables and services. The company's segments are: Industrials, which designs, manufactures, markets and services air compression, vacuum and blower products; Energy, which designs, manufactures, markets and services positive displacement pumps, liquid ring vacuum pumps, compressors and integrated systems, engineered fluid loading and transfer equipment and associated aftermarket parts, consumables and services; and Medical, which designs, manufactures and market gas, liquid and precision syringe pumps and compressors.

IPG Photonics Corporation

IPG Photonics is a developer and manufacturer of a line of fiber lasers, fiber amplifiers and diode lasers that are used in various applications, primarily in materials processing. The company designs and manufactures a range of optical fiber-based lasers and amplifiers. The company also makes packaged diodes, direct diode lasers, laser systems and communications components and systems. A majority of the company's products are designed to be used as general-purpose energy or light sources.

KLA Corporation

KLA is a supplier of process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related nanoelectronics industries. The company provides process control and process-enabling solutions for manufacturing and testing wafers and reticles, integrated circuits, packaging, light emitting diodes, power devices, compound semiconductor devices, microelectromechanical systems, data storage, printed circuit boards (PCBs), and flat and flexible panel displays, as well as general materials research. The company has four reportable segments which include Semiconductor Process Control; Specialty Semiconductor Process; PCB, Display and Component Inspection; and Other.

Kornit Digital Ltd.

Malibu Boats Inc. Class A

Malibu Boats is a holding company. Through its subsidiary, Malibu Boats Holdings, LLC, the company is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of recreational powerboats, including performance sport boats, sterndrive and outboard boats under four brands: Malibu, Axis, Cobalt, and Pursuit. The company's product portfolio is used for a range of recreational boating activities including, among others, water sports such as water skiing, wakeboarding and wake surfing, as well as recreational boating. The company also provides various accessories and aftermarket parts. The company's boats are constructed of fiberglass, available in a range of sizes, hull designs and propulsion systems (i.e., inboard, sterndrive and outboard).

Martin Marietta Materials Inc.

Martin Marietta Materials is a natural resource-based building materials company. The company supplies aggregates (crushed stone, sand and gravel) through its network of quarries, mines and distribution yards. The company also provides cement and downstream products, namely, ready mixed concrete, asphalt and paving services. The company conducts its Building Materials business through three segments: Mid-America Group, Southeast Group and West Group. The Mid-America and Southeast Groups provide aggregates products only. The West Group provides aggregates, cement and downstream products. The company also has the Magnesia Specialties segment, which includes its magnesia-based chemicals and dolomitic lime businesses.


NVIDIA Corporation

NVIDIA engages in graphics processing unit (GPU)-based visual computing and accelerated computing platforms. The company has two segments, GPU and Tegra Processor, which are based on a single underlying architecture. The company's GPU product brands are aimed at markets including GeForce for gamers; Quadro for designers; Tesla and DGX for artificial intelligence data scientists and big data researchers; and GRID for cloud-based visual computing users. The company's Tegra brand integrates an entire computer onto a single chip, and incorporates GPUs and multi-core CPUs to drive supercomputing for autonomous robots, drones, and cars, as well as for game consoles and mobile gaming and entertainment devices.

Proto Labs Inc.

Proto Labs is a digital manufacturer of custom prototypes and production parts. The company's primary manufacturing product lines include Injection Molding, which uses three-dimensional (3D) computer-aided design-to-computer numerical control (CNC) machining technology for the automated design and manufacture of molds; CNC Machining, which uses commercially available CNC machines to provide milling and turning; 3D Printing, which includes stereolithography, selective laser sintering, direct metal laser sintering, Multi Jet Fusion and PolyJet processes; and Sheet Metal, which includes e-commerce-enabled custom sheet metal parts, providing customers with prototype and low-volume production parts.

REX American Resources Corporation

REX American Resources is a holding company. Through a wholly owned subsidiary REX I.P., LLC, the company entered into a joint venture with Hytken HPGP LLC to file and defend patents for eSteam technology relating to heavy oil and oil sands production methods. The company has two reportable segments, ethanol and by-products, which is a renewable fuel source produced by processing corn and other biomass through a fermentation process that creates combustible alcohol that can be used as an additive or replacement to fossil fuel based gasoline; and refined coal, which applies separate chemicals to convert feedstock coal into refined coal.

Roku Inc. Class A

Roku is engaged in the provision of TV streaming platform for users, content publishers and advertisers. The company collects a variety of information on the Roku platform, including user registration data as well as anonymized information like audience engagement, frequency and content-related use of features, and interactions with advertisements. With its co-branded smart TVs (Roku TVs), the company gives users the ability to opt-in to use automatic content recognition and other technology to collect information about what users watch via antenna and devices connected to Roku TVs, and the company collects data about the use of the Roku TV's home screen and antenna programming guide.


SiTime is a provider of silicon timing systems. The company supplies oscillator products that are comprised of a MEMS resonator and clock IC that is integrated into a package, as well as standalone resonators. The company's products are designed to address a wide range of applications across a broad array of end markets. The company operates a fabless business model and leverages its global network of distributors and resellers to address the broad set of end markets that it serves.

Skyworks Solutions Inc.

Skyworks Solutions is a provider of analog semiconductors that connect people, places, and things, spanning a number of applications within the aerospace, automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, connected home, industrial, medical, military, smartphone, tablet and wearable markets. The company's product portfolio consists of various solutions, including: amplifiers, antenna tuners, attenuators, circulators/isolators, wireless analog system on chip, direct current (DC)/DC converters, demodulators, detectors, diodes, directional couplers, diversity receive modules, filters, front-end modules, hybrid, light emitting diode drivers, low noise amplifiers, mixers, and modulators.

Sleep Number Corporation

Sleep Number is a designer, manufacturer, marketer, retailer and servicer of Sleep Number beds. The company provides its customers individualized sleep solutions and services, including a line of Sleep Number beds, bases and bedding accessories. The company's Sleep Number 360 smart bed provides individualized comfort that is adjustable on each side of the bed. The company also provides a line of FlexFit? smart adjustable bases that allow customers to raise the head or foot of the bed. The SleepIQ Kids? k2 bed extends its technology to the children's mattress market. The company's Sleep Number? bedding collection features a line of sleep products. The company provides temperature-balancing products including the DualTemp? layer.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. Sponsored ADR


TTW Public Co. is principally engaged in the production and sale of treated water to the Provincial Waterworks Authority in the Amphur Nakorn Chaisri, Amphur Sam Pran, and Amphur Budha Monthon areas of Nakhon Pathom and the Amphur Muang and Amphur Kratumban areas of Samut Sakhon in Thailand.

ViaSat Inc.

ViaSat is a provider of broadband technologies and services. The company conducts its business through three segments: satellite services, which provides satellite-based broadband services to consumers, enterprises, and mobile broadband customers; commercial networks, which develops and produces a variety of satellite and wireless products, systems and solutions that enable the provision of fixed and mobile broadband services; and government systems, which provides global mobile broadband services to military and government users, and develops and produces network-centric Internet Protocol-based fixed and mobile communications products and solutions.

Vicor Corp.

Vicor designs, develops, manufactures, and markets modular power components and power systems for converting electrical power. Reflecting its Power Component Design Methodology, the company provides a range of modular building blocks enabling design of a power system specific to a customer's needs. The company categorizes its product portfolios as either Advanced Products or Brick Products. The company also sells a range of electrical and mechanical accessories for use with its products. The Advanced Products category consists of products which are used to implement the company's proprietary Factorized Power Architecture?, a power distribution architecture. The Brick Products category consists of integrated power systems.

Watts Water Technologies Inc. Class A

Watts Water Technologies is a supplier of products, solutions and systems that manage and conserve the flow of fluids and energy into, through and out of buildings in the commercial and residential markets. The company's product lines are: residential and commercial flow control products, which includes backflow preventers, water pressure regulators, and temperature; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning and gas products, which includes boilers, water heaters and heating solutions; drainage and water re-use products, which includes drainage products and rain water harvesting solutions; and water quality products, which includes water filtration, conditioning and scale prevention systems.

Zebra Technologies Corporation Class A

Zebra Technologies designs, manufactures, and sells a range of automatic identification and data capture products, including: mobile computers, barcode scanners and imagers, radio frequency identification devices (RFID) readers, printers for barcode labeling and personal identification, real-time location systems, related accessories and supplies, such as labels and other consumables, and software utilities and applications. The company has two segments: Asset Intelligence and Tracking, which includes barcode and card printing, supplies, services, location solutions, and retail solutions; and Enterprise Visibility and Mobility, which includes mobile computing, data capture, RFID, and services.

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