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Vermilion Booster Shots: Attractive bottom-fishing stocks

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

ACCO Brands is a designer, marketer and manufacturer of consumer and end-user brands used in businesses, schools, and homes. The company's brands include AT-A-GLANCE?, Barrilito?, Derwent?, Esselte?, Five Star?, GBC?, Hilroy?, Kensington?, Leitz?, Marbig?, Mead?, NOBO?, Quartet?, Rapid?, Rexel?, Swingline?, Tilibra? and Wilson Jones?. The company's product categories include school products; storage and organization; laminating, binding and shredding machines and related consumable supplies; calendars; stapling and punching; whiteboards; computer accessories; and do-it-yourself tools, among others. The company's segments are: ACCO Brands North America, ACCO Brands EMEA and ACCO Brands International.

Aegion Corp.

Aegion is a holding company. The company is engaged in providing solutions to rehabilitate aging infrastructure, primarily pipelines in the wastewater, water, energy, mining and refining industries. The company also maintains the operation of refineries and other industrial facilities. The company's segments are: Infrastructure Solutions, which include Insituform? cured-in-place pipe, the Tyfo? system and Fusible polyvinyl chloride? pipe product brands; Corrosion Protection, which is positioned to capture the benefits of continued oil and natural gas pipeline infrastructure developments; and Energy Services, which provides safety and labor productivity programs.

American Public Education

American Public Education is a provider of online and on-campus postsecondary education. The company provides online postsecondary education directed primarily at the needs of the military and public safety communities through American Public University System, Inc., an online university that includes American Military University and American Public University. The company provides on-campus nursing education to students in Ohio through National Education Seminars, Inc., which it refers to as Hondros College of Nursing (HCON). HCON provides nursing education to students in Ohio to serve the needs of the nursing and healthcare communities.


Aramark is a provider of food, facilities and uniform services to education, healthcare, business and industry, and sports, leisure and corrections clients. The company's Food and Support Services segments manage interrelated services-including food, hospitality, procurement and facility services-for school districts, colleges and universities, healthcare facilities, businesses, sports, entertainment and recreational venues, conference and convention centers, national and state parks and correctional institutions; and the company's Uniform and Career Apparel segment provides employee uniform solution, including design, sourcing and manufacturing, delivery, cleaning and maintenance on a contract basis.

Auburn National Bancorp

Auburn National Bancorporation is a bank holding company. Through its principal subsidairy, AuburnBank (the Bank), the company provides checking, savings, transaction deposit accounts and certificates of deposit, and is a residential mortgage lender in its primary service area. The Bank's primary service area includes the cities of Auburn and Opelika, AL and nearby surrounding areas in East Alabama, primarily in Lee County. The Bank also provides commercial, financial, agricultural, real estate construction and consumer loan products and other financial services. The Bank also provides online banking, bill payment and other electronic services through its Internet website,

Boise Cascade Company

Boise Cascade is a wood products manufacturer and building materials distributor. The company's line of products is used primarily in new residential construction, residential repair-and-remodeling projects, light commercial construction, and industrial applications. The company has two reportable segments. The company's Wood Products segment manufactures laminated veneer lumber, I-joists, and laminated beams, which are collectively referred to as engineered wood products (EWP). The company's Building Materials Distribution segment sells a line of building materials, including oriented strand board, plywood, lumber, general line items such as siding, composite decking, metal products, insulation, and roofing, and EWP.

Buckle Inc.

The Buckle is a retailer of casual apparel, footwear, and accessories for young men and women. The company markets a selection of mainly brand name casual apparel including denims, other casual bottoms, tops, sportswear, outerwear, accessories, and footwear. The company provides denims from brands such as Miss Me, Rock Revival, KanCan, Flying Monkey, and Levi's. The company also incorporates services such as hemming, gift wrapping, layaways, a guest loyalty program, the Buckle private label credit card, personalized stylist services, and an order system that allows stores to obtain specifically requested merchandise from other the company stores or from the company's online order fulfillment center.


CEVA is a licensor of signal processing platforms and artificial intelligence (AI) processors. The company partners with semiconductor companies and original equipment manufacturers to create devices for a range of end markets, including mobile, consumer, automotive, industrial and Internet-of-Things (IoT).Co.'s portfolio includes platforms for 5G baseband processing for handsets and RAN, end-to-end offerings for cellular IoT, front-end voice and speech recognition software and algorithms along with digital signal processors for voice enabled devices and AI assistants, imaging and computer vision for any camera-enabled device, and a family of self-contained AI processors.

Cimpress PLC

Cimpress is a technology company that aggregates, via the Internet, individually customized orders for a range of print, signage, apparel and similar products. Co. provides its products to market through a portfolio of brands including Vistaprint, its primary brand for micro business marketing products and services, as well as brands that it owns. The combined product assortment across its businesses include offerings in the following product categories: business cards, marketing materials such as flyers and postcards, digital and marketing services, writing instruments, signage, decorated apparel, promotional products and gifts, packaging, textiles and magazines and catalogs.

Coeur Mining Inc

Coeur Mining is a gold and silver producer, as well as a zinc and lead producer, with mines located in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and exploration projects in North America. The company operates the Palmarejo complex, and the Rochester, Kensington, Wharf and Silvertip mines. The company's dore, as well as the concentrate product produced by the Wharf mine, is refined into gold and silver bullion and then sells to multi-national banks, bullion trading houses, and refiners across the globe. The company's gold concentrate products from the Kensington mine and the zinc and lead concentrates from the Silvertip mine are sold under a variety of agreements with smelters and traders.

Cross Country Healthcare

Cross Country Healthcare provides healthcare staffing, recruiting and workforce solutions. The company's business consists of three business segments: Nurse and Allied Staffing, which provides staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions including temporary and permanent placement of travel and local branch-based nurse and allied personnel; Physician Staffing, which provides physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants under its Medical Doctor Associates brand; and Other Human Capital Management Services, which is comprised of retained and contingent search services for physicians, healthcare executives, and other healthcare personnel.

Delek US Holdings

Delek US Holdings is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is engaged in the downstream energy business focused on petroleum refining, the transportation, storage and wholesale distribution of crude oil, intermediate and refined products and convenience store retailing. The company's segments are: refining, which produces petroleum-based products used in transportation and industrial markets; logistics, which gathers, transports and stores crude oil and markets, distributes, transports and stores refined products; and retail, which provides gasoline and diesel, food products, tobacco products, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, general merchandise and money orders to the public.

Diebold Inc.

Diebold Nixdorf is engaged in enabling Connected Commerce. The company automates, digitizes and transforms the way people bank and shop. The company's integrated solutions connect digital and physical channels for consumers. The company's operating structure is focused on its two customer segments consisting of Banking and Retail. The products for banking customers consist of cash recyclers and dispensers, deposit terminals, teller automation and kiosk technologies, as well as physical security solutions. The retail product portfolio includes modular, integrated and mobile point of sale and self-checkout terminals that meet automation and omnichannel requirements of consumers.

Dillard's Inc.

Dillard's is a fashion apparel, cosmetics and home furnishing retailer. The company operates Dillard's stores, including clearance centers, and an Internet store providing a selection of merchandise including fashion apparel for women, men and children, accessories, cosmetics, home furnishings and other consumer goods. The company also operates a general contracting construction company, a portion of whose business includes constructing and remodeling stores for the company Most of the company's stores are located in suburban shopping malls and open-air centers. Customers may also purchase the company's merchandise online at its website,, which features online gift registries and a variety of other services.

Easterly Government Properties

Easterly Government Properties is an internally managed real estate investment trust focused primarily on the acquisition, development and management of Class A commercial properties that are leased to U.S. Government agencies. The operations of the company's is carried on primarily through Easterly Government Properties LP (the Operating Partnership) and the wholly owned subsidiaries of the Operating Partnership. The Operating Partnership holds substantially all of the company's assets and conducts substantially all the company's business.

Eaton Vance Corp.

Eaton Vance is engaged in managing investment funds and providing investment management and advisory services to high-net-worth individuals and institutions. Through its investment affiliates, the company manages: active equity, income and alternative strategies across a range of investment styles and asset classes, including U.S. and global equities, floating-rate bank loans, and high-yield and investment grade bonds; and a range of systematic investment strategies, including systematic equity, systematic alternatives and managed options strategies. The company also provides custom portfolio implementation and overlay services, including tax-managed and non-tax-managed Custom Core equity strategies.

Extreme Networks Inc.

Extreme Networks, together with its subsidiaries, is a provider of software-driven networking solutions for enterprise, data center, and service provider customers. Providing a combined end-to-end solution from the enterprise edge to the cloud, the company designs, develops, and manufactures wired and wireless network infrastructure equipment and develops the software for network management, policy, analytics, security, and access controls. The company's product categories include: Smart OmniEdge wireless and edge switching, Automated Campus, data center, unified applications, and cloud-based network management.

Financial Institutions Inc.

Financial Institutions is a financial holding company. Through its subsidiary, Five Star Bank, the company provides a range of banking services to consumer, commercial and municipal customers in Western and Central New York. Through its subsidiary, SDN Insurance Agency, LLC, the company sells various premium-based insurance policies on a commission basis to commercial and consumer customers. Through its subsidiaries, Courier Capital, LLC and HNP Capital, LLC, the company provides customized investment advice, wealth management, investment consulting and retirement plan services to individuals, businesses, institutions, foundations and retirement plans.

Floor & Decor Holdings

Floor & Decor Holdings is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is a specialty retailer of hard surface flooring and related accessories. The company's customers include installers and commercial businesses, Do It Yourself customers and customers who buy the products for installation. The company's primary product categories include Tile, Wood, Laminate/Luxury Vinyl Plank, Natural Stone, Decorative Accessories, and Installation Materials and Tools. In addition to its stores, the company's website showcases its products, provides informational training and design ideas and has its products available for sale, which a customer can pick up in store or have delivered.

Fonar Corp.

Fonar is engaged in the business of designing, manufacturing, selling and servicing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners, which utilize MRI technology for the detection and diagnosis of human disease, abnormalities, other medical conditions and injuries. The company's medical equipment segment is conducted directly through the company and consists of its Fonar Upright? MRI, a weight-bearing whole-body open MRI system which enables positional MRI (pMRI?) applications. The company's physician management and diagnostic services is conducted through its subsidiary Health Management Corporation of America, which is a management company and performs services of a non-medical nature.

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General Dynamics Corp.

General Dynamics is an aerospace and defense company. The company has five operating segments: Aerospace, which provides a family of Gulfstream aircraft and services for business aircraft produced by Gulfstream and other original equipment manufacturers; Combat Systems, which provides combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; Information Technology, which provides technology solutions and mission services; Mission Systems, which provides command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance products and systems; and Marine Systems, which designs and builds nuclear-powered submarines, surface combatants, and auxiliary and combat-logistics ships.

Globus Medical

Globus Medical is a medical device company that develops and commercializes healthcare solutions for patients with musculoskeletal disorders. The company is primarily focused on implants for patients with musculoskeletal disorders. The company's product categories are: Musculoskeletal Solutions, which consist primarily of implantable devices, biologics, accessories, and surgical instruments used in a range of spinal, orthopedic and neurosurgical procedures; and Enabling Technologies, consisting of computer-assisted intelligent systems designed to improve a surgeon's capabilities and streamline surgical procedures to improve patient care and reduce radiation exposure for all involved.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Goldman Sachs Group is a bank holding company and financial holding company. The company operates in four business segments: Investment Banking, which serves public and private sector clients and provides financial advisory services; Institutional Client Services, which serve its clients who come to the company to buy and sell financial products, raise funding and manage risk; Investing and Lending, which provides investing and lending activities across various asset classes, primarily debt securities and loans, public and private equity securities, and real estate; and Investment Management, which provides investment and wealth advisory services.

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, clinical programs and predictive modeling, among others.

Hyatt Hotels

Hyatt Hotels is a hospitality company engaged in the development, ownership, operation, management, franchising, licensing or provision of services to a portfolio of properties, consisting of full service hotels, select service hotels, resorts, and other properties, including spas and fitness studios, timeshare, fractional, and other forms of residential and vacation properties. The company also manages, provides services to, or licenses its trademarks with respect to residential ownership units that are often adjacent to a Hyatt-branded hotel. Additionally, for condominium ownership units, the company provides services and/or manage the rental programs or homeowner associations associated with such units.

Itron Inc.

Itron is engaged in the Industrial Internet of Things, providing solutions that enable utilities and municipalities to operate their infrastructure. The company's solutions include the deployment of smart networks, software, services, devices, sensors, and data analytics. The company's solutions and data analytics address the challenges facing the energy, water, and municipality sectors, including non-technical loss, leak detection, and environmental and regulatory compliance. The company also provides managed services, software-as-a-service, technical support services, licensing hardware technology, and consulting services. The company operates under three segments: Device Solutions, Networked Solutions, and Outcomes.

JetBlue Airways Corp.

JetBlue Airways provides air transportation services. The company also provides Fare Options pricing model, at one of three branded fares: Blue, Blue Plus, and Blue Flex. Each fare includes different offerings such as checked bags, reduced change fees, and additional TrueBlue? points, with all fares including the company's primary offering of in-flight entertainment, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. TrueBlue? is the company's customer loyalty program designed to reward and recognize loyal customers. The company operates Airbus A321, Airbus A320 and Embraer E190 aircraft types. The company also sells vacation packages through JetBlue Vacations?, a vacation service for self-directed packaged travel planning.

Kellogg Co.

Kellogg is engaged in the manufacture and marketing of ready-to-eat cereal and convenience foods. The company's principal products are snacks, such as crackers, cookies, savory snacks, toaster pastries, cereal bars, granola bars and bites, fruit-flavored snacks; and convenience foods, such as, ready-to-eat cereals, frozen waffles, veggie foods and noodles. The company's snacks brands are marketed under brands such as Kellogg's, Keebler, Cheez-It, Pringles, Murray, Austin, Famous Amos, Parati, and RXBAR. The company's cereals and cereal bars are generally marketed under the Kellogg's name, with some under the Kashi and Bear Naked brands. The company's frozen foods are marketed under the Eggo and Morningstar Farms brands.

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, through its Knight Transportation, Swift Transportation, and Barr-Nunn branded subsidiaries, operates a truckload fleet in North America as well as extensive rail intermodal and non-asset based freight brokerage and logistics management services. The company's broad suite of services includes irregular route, dedicated, expedited, port drayage, and cross-border U.S./Mexico/Canada transport utilizing dry van, refrigerated, flatbed and specialized trailers, and intermodal containers.

LeMaitre Vascular

LeMaitre Vascular develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices and implants used primarily in the field of vascular surgery. The company is also engaged in the processing and cryopreservation of human tissues for implantation in patients. The company's principal product lines include the following: anastomotic clips, angioscopes, balloon catheters, biologic vascular grafts, biologic vascular patches, carotid shunts, polyester vascular grafts, powered phlebectomy devices, radiopaque marking tape, remote endarterectomy devices, surgical glue and valvulotomes. The company's principal product offerings are sold primarily in the U.S., Europe and, to a lesser extent, Asia and the Pacific Rim.


Live Oak Bancshares

Live Oak Bancshares is a bank holding company. Through its subsidiary, Live Oak Banking Company, the company is engaged in providing lending and deposit related services to small businesses nationwide. The company also directly or indirectly holds the following subsidiaries: Live Oak Clean Energy Financing LLC, which provides financing to entities for renewable energy applications; Live Oak Ventures, Inc., which invests in businesses that align with the company's initiative in financial technology; Live Oak Grove, LLC, which provides the company's employees and business visitors an on-site restaurant location; and 504 Fund Advisors, LLC, which serves as the investment advisor to the 504 Fund, a closed-end mutual fund.

Neogen Corp.

Neogen develops, manufactures, and markets a line of products for food and animal safety. The company's segments are: Food Safety, which is engaged in the development, production and marketing of diagnostic test kits and related products used by food producers and processors to detect harmful natural toxins, foodborne bacteria, allergens and levels of general sanitation; and Animal Safety, which is engaged in the development, production and marketing of products dedicated to animal safety, including a range of consumable products marketed to veterinarians and animal health product distributors, and provides genomic identification and related interpretive bioinformatic services.


Netgear provides networking and Internet connected products to consumers and businesses. The company operates in the following two segments: The Connected Home, which is focused on consumers and consists of 4G/5G mobile, Wi-Fi internet networking solutions and smart devices such as Orbi Voice smart speakers and Meural digital canvas; and Small and Medium Business, which is focused on small and medium-sized businesses and consists of business networking, storage, wireless local area network and security solutions. The company is organized into the following geographic territories: Americas; Europe, Middle-East and Africa and Asia Pacific.

Neurocrine Biosciences Inc.

Neurocrine Biosciences is focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing pharmaceuticals, in diseases with unmet medical needs, through its research and development platform, focused on neurological and endocrine related diseases and disorders. The company's approved products are: INGREZZA? for the treatment of adults with tardive dyskinesia; and ORILISSA? (elagolix), an oral medication for the management of endometriosis associated with moderate to severe pain. The company's clinical development programs include, among others, elagolix for the treatment of Uterine Fibroids, opicapone for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, and NBI-74788 for the treatment of congenital adrenal hyperplasia.

News Corporation Cl B Inc. is an online retailer of blockchain technology. Through its online retail business, the company provides a range of products, including furniture, home decor, bedding and bath, housewares, jewelry and watches, among other products. The company sells its products and services through its Internet websites located at, and The company's retail business provide goods to furnish and accessorize dream homes for its target customers. The company's Medici business develop the concepts of Government as a Service and a Technology Stack for Civilization by creating or fostering a set of products and solutions that utilize the transparency and immutability of blockchain technology.

Owens Corning

Owens Corning is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is engaging in the insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composite materials. The company has three reporting segments: Composites, which manufactures, fabricates and sells glass reinforcements in the form of fiber; Insulation, which manufactures and sells fiberglass insulation, glass fiber pipe insulation, flexible duct media, bonded and granulated mineral wool insulation, cellular glass insulation and foam insulation; and Roofing, which manufactures and sells residential roofing shingles, oxidized asphalt materials, roofing components, and synthetic packaging materials.

Packaging Corp. of America

Packaging Corporation of America is a producer of containerboard products and uncoated freesheet. The company's segments are: Packaging, which manufactures and sells a variety of corrugated packaging products, including conventional shipping containers as well as produces packaging for meat, fresh fruit and vegetables, processed food, beverages, and other industrial and consumer products; Paper, which manufactures and sells a range of white papers, including both commodity and specialty papers, which may have features such as colors, coatings, brightness, and recycled content; and Corporate and Other, which includes corporate support staff services and related assets and liabilities.

Phillips 66

Phillips 66 is an energy manufacturing and logistics company with midstream, chemicals, refining, and marketing and specialties businesses. The company's segments include: Midstream, which provides crude oil and refined petroleum product transportation, terminaling and processing services, as well as natural gas and natural gas liquids transportation, storage, processing and marketing services; Chemicals, which manufactures and markets petrochemicals and plastics on a worldwide basis; Refining, which refines crude oil and other feedstocks into petroleum products; and Marketing and Specialties, which purchases for resale and markets refined petroleum products, mainly in the U.S. and Europe.

QCR Holdings Inc.

QCR Holdings is a multi-bank holding company. The company serves the Quad Cities, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo/Cedar Falls, Des Moines/Ankeny, Rockford and Springfield communities through its banking subsidiaries, which provides commercial and consumer banking and trust and asset management services. The company's principal business consists of accepting deposits and investing those deposits in loans/leases and securities. The company and its subsidiaries provide a range of commercial and retail lending/leasing and investment services to corporations, partnerships, individuals, and government agencies. The company also engages in direct financing lease contracts through m2 Lease Funds, LLC.

Raytheon Co.

Raytheon, together with its subsidiaries, is a technology company, focused on defense and other government markets. The company has five segments: Integrated Defense Systems, which is engaged in integrated air and missile defense; large land- and sea-based radar solutions; command, control, communications, computers, cyber and intelligence solutions; Intelligence, Information and Services, which provides technical services to intelligence, defense, federal and commercial customers; Missile Systems, which produces missile and combat systems; Space and Airborne Systems, which develops integrated sensor and communication systems for missions; and Forcepoint, which develops cybersecurity products.

Safe Bulkers Inc.

Safe Bulkers is an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, transporting bulk cargoes, particularly coal, grain and iron ore, along worldwide shipping routes for consumers of marine drybulk transportation services. As of Feb. 9, 2018, Co. had a fleet of 39 drybulk vessels, with an aggregate carrying capacity of 3,513,800 dwt and an average age of 7.6 years. Co. deploys its vessels on both period time charters and spot time charters. The vessels on period time charters provide Co. with relatively stable cash flow and utilization rates, while the vessels in the spot market allow Co. to maintain its flexibility in low charter market conditions.

Scorpio Bulkers

Scorpio Bulkers is an international shipping company based in Monaco. Co.'s vessels transport a range of major and minor bulk commodities, including ores, coal, grains, and fertilizers, along worldwide shipping routes, and are, or are expected to be, employed primarily in the spot market or in spot market-oriented pools of similarly sized vessels. As of Dec. 31, 2017, Co.'s operating fleet of 56 vessels consists of 55 wholly-owned or finance leased drybulk vessels and one chartered-in drybulk vessel. Co. also has contracts for the construction of 1 newbuilding drybulk vessel.

Sealed Air Corp.

Sealed Air is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is engaged in food safety and security and product protection. The company serves an array of end markets including food and beverage processing, food service, retail, and commercial and consumer applications. The company's reportable segments include: Food Care, which serves perishable food processors, primarily in red meat, smoked and processed meats, poultry and dairy (solids and liquids) markets, and provides integrated packaging materials and equipment solutions; and Product Care, which provides packaging solutions across various global markets and primarily to e-Commerce, electronics and industrial manufacturing.

Seneca Foods Corp. Cl A

Seneca Foods is a provider of packaged fruits and vegetables. The company's product offerings include canned, frozen and bottled produce and snack chips and its products are sold under private label as well as national and regional brands that the company owns or licenses, including Seneca?, Libby's?, Aunt Nellie's?, READ?, Green Valley?, and CherryMan?. The company manages its business on the basis of three reportable segments - the primary segment is the packaging and sale of fruits and vegetables, another segment is prepared food and the last segment is the packaging and sale of chip products. These three segments constitute the food operation.

Smart Global Holdings

SMART Global Holdings is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides data compute and storage products and solutions sold primarily to original equipment manufacturers as well as end customers for enterprise applications. The company provides a range of Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) modules utilizing DRAM technologies from Synchronous DRAM to double data-rate (DDR), DDR2, DDR3 and DDR4 DRAM devices. The company provides these solutions to customers worldwide and also provides custom supply chain services including procurement, logistics, inventory management, temporary warehousing, kitting and packaging services.

Summit Materials

Summit Materials is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is a construction materials company. The company produces and sells aggregates, cement, ready-mix concrete, asphalt paving mix and concrete products and owns and operates quarries, sand and gravel pits, cement plants, cement distribution terminals, ready-mix concrete plants, asphalt plants and landfill sites. The company is also engaged in paving and related services. The company has operations in several U.S. states and in British Columbia, Canada. In addition, the company operates a municipal waste landfill in its East segment, and has construction and demolition debris landfills and liquid asphalt terminal operations in its West and East segments.

Tennant Co.

Tennant is a manufacturer of floor cleaning equipment. The company provides products and solutions consisting of mechanized cleaning equipment, detergent-free and other cleaning technologies, aftermarket parts and consumables, equipment maintenance and repair service, specialty surface coatings, and business solutions such as financing, rental and leasing programs, and machine-to-machine asset management solutions. The company's products are used in several types of environments including retail establishments, distribution centers, factories and warehouses, public venues such as arenas and stadiums, office buildings, schools and universities, hospitals and clinics, parking lots and streets, and more.

United Parcel Service Inc. Cl B

United Parcel Service focuses its operations in the field of transportation services, primarily domestic and international letter and package delivery. The company reports its operations in three segments: U.S. Domestic Package operations, which include the time-definite delivery of letters, documents and packages throughout the U.S.; International Package operations, which include shipments wholly outside the U.S., as well as shipments with either origin or destination outside the U.S.; and Supply Chain and Freight operations, which includes the company's Forwarding, Logistics, Coyote, Marken, UPS Mail Innovations, UPS Freight and other aggregated business units.

Vail Resorts Inc.

Vail Resorts is a holding company and operates through various subsidiaries. The company's business segments include: Mountain, which operates various mountain resort properties and three urban ski areas, as well as ancillary services; Lodging, which provides a range of services to guests, including owned and managed lodging properties, managed condominium units, National Park Service concessionaire properties, a resort ground transportation company, and the company-owned mountain resort golf courses; and Real Estate, which includes the sale of land parcels to third-party developers and planning for future real estate development projects, including zoning and acquisition of applicable permits.

Western Digital Corp.

Western Digital is a developer, manufacturer, and provider of data storage devices and solutions. The company's portfolio of technology and products address the following markets: Client Devices, which consist of hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs) for computing devices, flash-based embedded storage products, and flash-based memory wafers and components; Data Center Devices and Solutions, which consist of enterprise HDDs and enterprise SSDs, data center software and system solutions; and Client Solutions, which consist of HDDs and SSDs embedded into external storage products and removable flash-based products, such as cards, universal serial bus flash drives and wireless drives.

Whirlpool Corp.

Whirlpool is a home appliance company. The company manufactures and markets a line of home appliances and related products. The company's principal products are laundry appliances, refrigerators and freezers, cooking appliances, dishwashers, mixers and other small domestic appliances. The company also produces hermetic compressors for refrigeration systems. The company manufactures and markets products under brand names such as Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and Hotpoint. The company's operating segments consist of North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Latin America and Asia.

XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics is a provider of supply chain solutions to various companies. The company runs its business on a global basis, with two reporting segments: Transportation, which provides freight brokerage, last mile, less-than-truckload, full truckload, global forwarding and managed transportation services; and Logistics, which provides differentiated and data-intensive logistics services, including warehousing and distribution, e-commerce fulfillment, cold chain solutions, reverse logistics, packaging and labeling, factory support, aftermarket support, inventory management and personalization services, such as laser etching.

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