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For investors looking for bottom-fishing candidates; stocks that are breaking downtrends, exhibiting ascending reaction lows, and showing stabilizing relative strength.
AbbVie Inc.

AbbVie is a research-based biopharmaceutical company. The company's products are focused on treating conditions such as chronic autoimmune diseases in rheumatology, gastroenterology and dermatology; oncology, including blood cancers; virology, including hepatitis C virus and human immunodeficiency virus; neurological disorders, such as Parkinson's disease; metabolic diseases, including thyroid disease and complications associated with cystic fibrosis; pain associated with endometriosis; as well as other serious health conditions. The company also has medicines in clinical development across immunology, oncology and neuroscience, with additional targeted investment in cystic fibrosis and women's health.

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.

Al Shaheer

Al Shaheer Corporation Ltd. Al Shaheer Corporation Limited is a Pakistan-based meat exporting company. The Company exports fresh beef and mutton to its distributors in the Middle East and operate a nationwide network of meat shops, offers retailing in fresh beef, mutton, poultry and ready-to-cook products. The Company's segments include Exports, Retail and Institutional Sales. Through its Exports segment, it exports fresh meat to its international customers. Its Exports segment focuses on Egypt, Iraq, China, Dubai, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi, among others. Its Retail segment offers Qurbani services, which enables customers to delegate their sacrifice to the Company. The Company offers its Qurbani service in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. The Company transports fresh meat to approximately 32 local retail outlets. The Company's retail brand, Meat One, is a chain of specialty meat shops in Karachi, Pakistan. Its other retail brand is Khaas. Khaas Meat stores are located in Karachi and Lahore.

Alico Inc.

Alico is an agribusiness and land management company. The company's principal lines of business are citrus groves and water storage and other operations, which include environmental services, land leasing and related support operations. The company has two segments: Alico Citrus, which cultivates citrus trees to produce citrus for delivery to the processed and fresh citrus markets; and Water Resources and Other Operations, which owns and manages land in Collier, Glades, and Hendry Counties and is engaged in land leasing for recreational and grazing purposes, conservation, and mining activities.


Ardmore Shipping

Callon Petroleum


Centene Corporation

Centene is an insurance holding company. The company's Managed Care segment provides health plan coverage to individuals through government subsidized programs. The company also provides a variety of individual, small group, and large group commercial healthcare products, both to employers and directly to members in the Managed Care segment. The company's Specialty Services segment consists of the company's specialty companies prviding healthcare services and products to state programs, correctional facilities, healthcare organizations, employer groups and other commercial organizations, as well as to its own subsidiaries. The Specialty Service segment also includes the Government Contracts business.

Cigna Corporation

Cigna is a global health service organization. The company's segments are: Integrated Medical, which includes its employer-sponsored medical coverage and Medicare offerings for seniors and individual insurance offerings to non-seniors both on and off the public health insurance exchanges; Health Services, which consists of the pharmacy benefit management and certain health management services; International Markets, which provides a range of medical and supplemental health, life, and accident benefits to individuals and employers; and Group Disability and Other, which includes its commercial long- and short-term disability products, and its term life group insurance products.

CNO Financial Group Inc.

CNO Financial Group is a holding company for a group of insurance companies. The company's Bankers Life segment underwrites, markets and distributes Medicare supplement insurance, interest-sensitive life insurance, life insurance, fixed annuities and long-term care insurance products. The company's Washington National segment underwrites, markets and distributes supplemental health and life insurance to middle-income consumers at home and at the worksite. The company's Colonial Penn segment markets primarily graded benefit and simplified issue life insurance directly to customers in the senior middle-income market through television advertising, direct mail, the internet and telemarketing.

Empire Metals

Empire Metals is an exploration stage public company. Co. is in the process of exploring its mineral properties and has not yet determined whether these properties contain ore reserves that are economically recoverable. The recoverability of amounts shown for mineral properties is dependent upon the discovery of economically recoverable reserves, confirmation of Co. interest in the underlying mineral claims, the ability of Co. to obtain necessary financing to satisfy expenditure requirements under property acquisition agreements to complete their development, and future profitable production or proceeds from the disposition thereof.

Employers Holdings Inc.

Employers Holdings is a holding company. Through its wholly owned insurance subsidiaries, the company is engaged as a providers of workers' compensation insurance and services focused on select, small businesses engaged in low-to-medium hazard industries. The company provides insurance through Employers Insurance Company of Nevada, Employers Compensation Insurance Company, Employers Preferred Insurance Company, Employers Assurance Company and Cerity Insurance Company. Workers' compensation provides insurance coverage for the statutorily prescribed benefits that employers are required to provide to their employees who may be injured or suffer illness in the course of employment.


Gap Inc.

The Gap is an apparel retail company. The company provides apparel, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, Athleta, Intermix, and Hill City brands. The company has stores in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., France, Ireland, Japan, Italy, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Mexico, and has franchise agreements with unaffiliated franchisees to operate Old Navy, Gap, and Banana Republic stores throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa. Under these agreements, third parties operate stores that sell apparel and related products under the company's brand names.

Golar LNG Limited

Golar LNG is a midstream liquefied natural gas (LNG) company based in Bermuda. Co. is engaged in the transportation, regasification, liquefaction and trading of LNG. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, Co. is engaged in the acquisition, ownership, operation and chartering of LNG carriers and floating storage regasification units (FSRUs), and the development of liquefaction projects such as Floating Liquefaction Natural Gas Vessels. Co. owns and operates a fleet of 19 LNG carriers and seven FSRUs, and under management agreements operates Golar LNG Partner LP's fleet of six FSRUs and four LNG carriers.

Golden Ocean Group Ltd

Grid Dynamics Holdings, Inc.


Hanoi Battery JSC. Hanoi Battery Joint Stock Company is a Vietnam based company primarily engaged in manufacturing batteries. The company manufactures battery cells of different sizes, under the brand Rabbit Battery.

Hanover Insurance Group Inc.

The Hanover Insurance Group is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company business operations are property and casualty insurance products and services. The company markets its products and services through independent agents and brokers. The company conducts three operating segments: Commercial Lines, which includes commercial multiple peril, commercial automobile, workers' compensation, and other commercial coverages; Personal Lines, which includes personal automobile, homeowners, and other personal coverages; and Other, which provides investment advisory services to affiliates and also manages assets for unaffiliated institutions such as insurance companies, retirement plans and foundations.

Herman Miller Inc.

Herman Miller researches, designs, manufactures, and distributes interior furnishings for use in various environments including office, healthcare, educational, and residential settings and provides related services. The company's segments include: North America Contract, which designs, manufactures, and sells furniture and textile products for work-related settings throughout the U.S. and Canada; International Contract, which designs, manufactures and sells furniture products in the Europe, Middle East and Africa, Latin America and Asia-Pacific geographic regions; and Retail, which sells furnishings and accessories to third party retail distributors and direct to consumer sales.

Horace Mann Educators Corporation

Horace Mann Educators is an insurance holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company has the following segments: Property and Casualty, which includes private passenger automobile insurance and residential home insurance; Supplemental, which includes heart, cancer, accident and limited short-term supplemental disability coverages and it also markets life insurance products; Retirement, which markets both fixed and variable annuity contracts, primarily on a tax-qualified basis; and Life, which primarily provides term and whole life insurance products as well as indexed universal life products and, from time to time, revises products and product features or develops new products.

Innoviva Inc.

Innoviva is a company with a portfolio of royalties that include respiratory assets. The company's Long-Acting Beta2 Agonist (LABA) collaboration has developed the combination products: RELVAR? /BREO? ELLIPTA?, a once-daily combination medicine consisting of a LABA, vilanterol (VI), and an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS), fluticasone furoate (FF); ANORO? ELLIPTA?, a once-daily medicine combining a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA), umeclidinium bromide (UMEC), with a LABA, VI; and RELEGY? ELLIPTA? (the combination FF/UMEC/VI), a once-daily combination medicine consisting of an ICS, LAMA and LABA.

Larimar Therapeutics Inc

Zafgen is a biopharmaceutical company that has utilized its proprietary methionine aminopeptidase 2, or MetAP2, biology platform to develop the study of MetAP2 inhibitors in both common and rare metabolic disorders.

Marathon Oil Corporation

Marathon Oil is an independent exploration and production company focused on the United States resource plays. The company also has international operations in Equatorial Guinea (E.G.). The company's segments are: United States, which explores for, produces and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and natural gas in the United States; and International, which explores for, produces and markets crude oil and condensate, NGLs and natural gas outside of the United States as well as produces and markets products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas and methanol, in E.G.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation

Occidental Petroleum has three reporting segments: oil and gas, which explores for, develops and produces oil and condensate, natural gas liquids (NGL) and natural gas; chemical, which mainly manufactures and markets basic chemicals (chlorine, caustic soda, chlorinated organics, potassium chemicals, ethylene dichloride, chlorinated isocyanurates, sodium silicates and calcium chloride) and vinyls (vinyl chloride monomer, polyvinyl chloride and ethylene); and marketing and midstream, which purchases, markets, gathers, processes, transports and stores oil, condensate, NGL, natural gas, carbon dioxide and power.

Pioneer Natural Resources Company

Pioneer Natural Resources is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is engaged in oil and gas exploration and production. The company explores for, develops and produces oil, Natural Gas Liquids and gas within the United States, with operations in the Permian Basin in West Texas. The company's portfolio of resources are located in the Spraberry/Wolfcamp oil field.

ProAssurance Corporation

ProAssurance is a holding company for property and casualty insurance companies. The company has five segments: Specialty Property and Casualty, which includes its professional liability business and medical technology liability business; Workers' Compensation, which includes its workers' compensation business provided to employers with 1,000 or fewer employees; Segregated Portfolio Cell Reinsurance, which includes the company's Cayman Islands segregated portfolio cell operations; Lloyd's Syndicate, which includes the company's participation in Lloyd's of London Syndicates 1729 and 6131; and Corporate, which includes the company's investment operations, which are managed at the corporate level.

Prudential Financial Inc.

Prudential Financial is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, the company provides a range of financial products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related products and services, mutual funds and investment management. The company provides these products and services to individual and institutional customers. The company's principal operations are comprised of PGIM (its global investment management business), its United States Businesses (consisting of its United States Workplace Solutions, United States Individual Solutions, and Assurance IQ divisions), its International Businesses, the Closed Block division and its Corporate and Other operations.


Smith & Wesson Brands Inc.

Titan International Inc.

Titan International is a wheel, tire, and undercarriage industrial manufacturer and supplier servicing customers across the globe. The company has three segments: agricultural, which provides agricultural rims, wheels, tires, and undercarriage systems and components are manufactured for use on various agricultural equipment, including tractors, combines, skidders, plows, and planters; earthmoving/construction, which manufactures rims, wheels, tires, and undercarriage systems and components for various types of off-the-road earthmoving, mining, military, construction and forestry equipment; and consumer, which manufactures bias truck tires in Latin America and light truck tires in Russia.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated

UnitedHealth Group is a health care company. The company has four reportable segments across its two business platforms, UnitedHealthcare and Optum: UnitedHealthcare, which provides health care benefits to an array of customers and markets through its UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement, UnitedHealthcare Community & State and UnitedHealthcare Global; OptumHealth, which serves the physical, emotional and health-related financial needs of individuals; OptumInsight, which provides services, technology and health care knowledge to main participants in the health care industry; and OptumRx, which provides pharmacy care services and programs.

Western Union Company

Western Union is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is engaged in money movement and payment services, providing people and businesses with ways to send money and make payments around the world. The company's segments are: Consumer-to-Consumer, which is focused on individual money transfers from one consumer to another; and Business Solutions, in which the company facilitates payment and foreign exchange solutions, primarily cross-border, cross-currency transactions, for small and medium size enterprises and other organizations and individuals. The company's remaining businesses and services include its electronic-based and cash-based bill payment services.

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