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In this product we rank the most positive and negative domestic stocks, filter the symbols by market-cap and trading volume, and then divide the companies into sectors and groups. We then manually look through charts leadership/changes, bottoms-up/top-down ideas, short-term patterns that may have long-term significance, etc. We believe you will find this product valuable as significant price and relative moves begin in the daily charts.

ABIOMED is a provider of temporary mechanical circulatory support devices, and it provides a continuum of care to heart failure patients. The company's products include: Impella 2.5?, which is a percutaneous micro heart pump with an integrated motor and sensors; which is primarily used by either interventional cardiologists to support patients in the cath lab or by cardiac surgeons in the heart surgery suite; Impella 5.0 and Impella LD, which are percutaneous micro heart pumps with integrated motors and sensors for use primarily in the heart surgery suite; and Impella RP, which is a percutaneous catheter-based axial flow pump that is designed to allow more than four liters of flow per minute.

Alphabet Inc. Class C Inc. serves consumers through its online and physical stores. The company also manufactures and sells electronic devices, including Kindle, Fire tablet, Fire TV, Echo, and Ring, and the company develops and produces media content. The company operates customer service centers and provides programs that enable sellers to grow their businesses, sell their products in its stores, and fulfill orders through the company The company serves developers and enterprises of various sizes, including start-ups, government agencies, and academic institutions, through its Amazon Web Services segment, which provides a set of global compute, storage, database, and other service offerings. The company also provides services, such as advertising.

Axos Financial Inc.

Axos Financial is a financial holding company for Axos Bank (the Bank), that provides banking and securities products and services to its customers through its online and distribution channels and affinity partners. The Bank has deposit and loan customers nationwide including consumer and business checking, savings and time deposit accounts and financing for single family and multifamily residential properties, small-to-medium size businesses in target sectors, and selected specialty finance receivables. The company distributes its deposit products through a range of retail distribution channels, and its deposits consist of demand, savings and time deposits accounts.

Bio-Techne Corporation

Bio-Techne and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and sell biotechnology life science reagents, instruments and services for the research and clinical diagnostic markets.Co.'s segments: Protein Sciences, which developes and manufactures purified proteins and reagent solutions, cytokines and growth factors, antibodies, immunoassays, biologically active small molecule compounds, tissue culture reagents and T-Cell activation technologies; and Diagnostics and Genomics, which develops and manufactures diagnostic products, including Food and Drug Administration-regulated controls, calibrators, blood gas and clinical chemistry controls and other reagents for Original Equipment Manufacturer.

Boston Beer Company Inc. Class A

Boston Beer Company is an alcoholic beverage company and a craft brewer. The company is engaged in the business of selling alcohol beverages throughout the United States and in selected international markets. The company's brands include Samuel Adams?, Twisted Tea?, Truly Hard Seltzer?, Wild Leaf? Hard Tea and Tura? Alcoholic Kombucha. The company produces alcohol beverages including malt beverages, hard cider and hard seltzer at the company-owned breweries and its cidery and under contract arrangements at other brewery locations. The company sells its products mainly in the United States, but also has markets in Canada, Europe, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean, the Pacific Rim, Mexico, and Central and South America.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation

Cabot Oil & Gas is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the development, exploitation, exploration and production of oil and gas properties. The company operates in one segment, natural gas and oil development, exploitation, exploration and production, in the continental United States. The company's operations are primarily concentrated in one unconventional play—the Marcellus Shale in northeast Pennsylvania.

Catalent Inc

Catalent is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is a provider of delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products. The company operates in four segments: Softgel Technologies, which provides formulation, development and manufacturing services for soft capsules; Biologics and Specialty Drug Delivery, which provides drug substance development and manufacturing; Oral Drug Delivery, which provides various formulation development and manufacturing technologies; and Clinical Supply Services, which provides manufacturing, packaging, storage, distribution, project management, and inventory management for drugs and biologics in clinical trials.


Covetrus is engaged in an animal health business. The company conducts its business through two reportable segments: supply chain, which includes the distribution of pharmaceuticals, nutrition products, consumable products, diagnostic tests, small and large equipment, laboratory products and surgical products, among others; and technology and value-added services, which consists of technology services, which include practice management software systems and computer hardware for animal health customers as well as software support, data driven applications, training and education, client communication services and value-added services.

EQT Corporation

EQT is a natural gas production company with operations focus in the Marcellus and Utica shales of the Appalachian Basin.

Facebook Inc. Class A

Facebook is building and engaging products that enable people to connect and share with friends and family through mobile devices, personal computers, virtual reality headsets, and in-home devices. The company's products include: Facebook, which enables people to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other on mobile devices and personal computers; Instagram, which is a place where people can express themselves through photos, videos, and private messaging, and explore their interests in businesses, creators and communities; Messenger and WhatsApp, which are messaging applications; and Oculus, which connects people through its Oculus virtual reality products.

Gilead Sciences Inc.

Gilead Sciences is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes medicines. The company's primary areas of focus include viral diseases, inflammatory and fibrotic diseases and oncology. The company's products include: Biktarvy for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in certain patients; Vosevi?, a single tablet regimen of sofosbuvir, velpatasvir and voxilaprevir for the re-treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection in adults; Vemlidy? for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus infection in adults with compensated liver disease; and Yescarta (axicabtagene ciloleucel) for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory large B-cell lymphoma.

Helen of Troy Limited

Helen of Troy is a designer, developer, importer, marketer, and distributor of a portfolio of brand-name consumer products. The company operates three segments: Housewares, which includes food preparation tools and storage containers, cleaning, bath and garden tools and accessories, infant and toddler care products, and insulated beverage and food containers; Health and Home, which focuses on healthcare devices such as thermometers, humidifiers, heating pads, water filtration systems, and small home appliances; and Beauty, which includes electric hair care, beauty care and wellness appliances, grooming tools and accessories, and liquid-, solid- and powder-based personal care and grooming products.

Humana Inc.

Humana is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is a health and well-being company. The company manages its business with three segments: Retail, which consists of products sold on a retail basis to individuals including medical and supplemental benefit plans, such as Medicare and state-based Medicaid Contracts; Group and Specialty, which consists of employer group commercial fully-insured medical and specialty health insurance benefits, including dental, vision and life insurance benefits, as well as administrative services only; and Healthcare Services, which includes pharmacy solutions, provider services, clinical care services, and predictive modeling and informatics services

Incyte Corporation

Incyte is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of therapeutics. JAKAFI (ruxolitinib) has been approved for the treatment of patients with intermediate or high-risk myelofibrosis, for the treatment of patients with polycythemia vera, and for the treatment of steroid-refractory acute graft-versus-host disease in adult and pediatric patients 12 years and older. The company has also obtained a license to develop and commercialize ICLUSIG (ponatinib) in Europe and other select countries. In the European Union, ICLUSIG is approved for the treatment of adult patients with chronic phase, accelerated phase or blast phase chronic myeloid leukemia.

IRobot Corporation

iRobot is a consumer robot company. The company's portfolio of solutions features technologies for the connected home and concepts in cleaning, mapping and navigation, human-robot interaction, and physical solutions. The company provides multiple Roomba floor vacuuming robots. The Braava robots automatically dust and damp mop hard-surface floors using cleaning cloths or the company's designed reusable microfiber cloths and include a reservoir that dispenses liquid throughout the cleaning cycle to keep the cloth damp. The robotic lawn mower, Terra t7 is being designed with a mapping and navigation system. Using the engaging Root Coding App, kids can learn coding fundamentals while they play, explore, and create.

Kraton Corporation

Kraton is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is engaged in specialty chemicals that manufactures styrenic block copolymers (SBCs), specialty polymers, and performance products primarily derived from pine wood pulping co-products. The company's segments are: Polymer, which is comprised of its SBCs, which are engineered synthetic elastomers, and are used in a range of applications, including adhesives, coatings, consumer and personal care products, sealants, lubricants, medical, packaging, automotive, paving, roofing, and footwear products; and Chemical, which manufactures and sells products primarily derived from pine wood pulping co-products.

Luminex Corp

Luminex develops, manufactures and sells biological testing technologies and products with applications in the life sciences industries, including diagnostics, pharmaceutical and research. The company delivers its products to various market segments, including multiplexing, reduction of labor and ability to test for proteins and nucleic acids. The company's products include: instruments, which include Luminex? 100/200?, FLEXMAP? 3D, MAGPIX?, ARIES?, and ARIES? M1; consumables, which include MicroPlex? Microspheres, MagPlex? Microspheres, and xTAG? Microspheres; software, which includes xPONENT?, TDAS?, SYNCT?, and IDEAS?; and clinical diagnostic assay product families, which include ARIES? Cassettes.

Mercer International Inc.

MYR Group Inc.

MYR Group is a holding company of electrical construction service providers. Through its subsidiaries, the company serves the electric utility infrastructure, commercial and industrial construction markets located throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company manages its operations through two segments: Transmission and Distribution, which provides services on electric transmission and distribution networks and substation facilities; and Commercial and Industrial, which provides services such as the design, installation, maintenance and repair of commercial and industrial wiring, installation of traffic networks and the installation of bridge, roadway and tunnel lighting.

Netflix Inc.

Netflix is engaged in subscription streaming entertainment service including TV series, documentaries and feature films across a variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, without commercials. Additionally, several members in the United States subscribe to the company's DVD-by-mail service. The company improves its streaming content with a focus on a programming mix of content. The company's members can download a selection of titles for offline viewing. The company operates its business as a global operating segment.

OraSure Technologies Inc.

OraSure Technologies is engaged in two principal segments. The first is the company's OSUR business, which consists of the development, manufacture, marketing and sale of oral fluid diagnostic products and specimen collection devices using its proprietary technologies, as well as other diagnostic products including immunoassays and other in vitro diagnostic tests that are used on other specimen types. The second segment is the company's DNAG or molecular products and services business and is operated primarily through its subsidiaries. In the DNAG business, the company manufactures and sells kits that are used to collect, stabilize, transport and store biological samples of genetic material for molecular testing.

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.

ServiceNow Inc.

ServiceNow provides enterprise cloud computing services that define, structure, manage and automate digital workflows for global enterprises. The company markets its services to enterprises in a variety of industries, including consumer products, education, financial services, government, health care, information technology (IT) services and technology. The company sells its subscription services through direct sales and, to a lesser extent, through indirect channel sales. The company also provides a portfolio of personnel and other services, both directly and through its network of partners. The company's products include IT service management, IT operations management, IT business management, and security operations.

Silver Phoenix Resources Inc

Silver Phoenix Resources is an exploration stage company engaged in the acquiring, exploring and developing of mineral properties, principally located in British Columbia. Co. is in the process of exploring its mineral property interests and has not yet determined whether its mineral property interests contain mineral reserves that are economically recoverable. As of Dec 31, 2012, Co. had not generated revenues from its principal activities and is considered to be in the exploration stage.

Tractor Supply Company

Tractor Supply is a rural lifestyle retailer. The company is focused on supplying the needs of recreational farmers, ranchers and all those who enjoy living the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses. The company operates retail stores under the names Tractor Supply Company, Del's Feed & Farm Supply, and Petsense and operates websites under the names and The company's selection of merchandise is comprised of the following main product categories: equine, livestock, pet, and small animal products; hardware, truck, towing, and tool products; seasonal products; work/recreational clothing and footwear; and maintenance products for agricultural and rural use.

United Therapeutics Corporation

United Therapeutics is a biotechnology company. The company markets and sells four commercial therapies to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH): Remodulin? (treprostinil) Injection; Tyvaso? (treprostinil) Inhalation Solution; Orenitram? (treprostinil) Extended-Release Tablets; and Adcirca? (tadalafil) Tablets. The company also markets and sells an oncology product, Unituxin? (dinutuximab) Injection for treatment of high-risk neuroblastoma. The company also engages in research and development of new indications and formulations and delivery devices for its existing products, as well as new products to treat PAH and other conditions. The company also engages in organ transplantation-related technologies.

USANA Health Sciences Inc.

USANA Health Sciences develops and manufactures nutritional and personal care products. The company's principal product lines include: USANA? Nutritionals Essentials/CellSentials?, which inclides vitamin and mineral supplements that provide body nutrition for every age group beginning with children 13 months of age; Optimizers, which consists of targeted supplements designed to meet individual health and nutritional needs, such as cardiovascular health, skeletal/structural health, and digestive health; and Foods, which includes low-glycemic meal replacement shakes, snack bars, and other related products that provide macro-nutrition (carbohydrates, proteins, and fats) in various formats.

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.

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