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Vital Signs: Actionable charts

Key Points:

• A number of names in the Communications Sector are showing signs of leadership. (ex. GLUU, TWTR, GOOGL, NYT, and NWSA)

• Consumer Discretionary continues to have a number of attractive names technically. (ex. TPR, LGIH, DHI, VSTO, RGR, PENN, SGMS, BYD, BJRI, BKE, EBAY, SIG, HAIN, and ENR )

• A number of Financial Sector names appear to be perking up. (ex. JHG, INTL, EVR, GHL, ARR, and CINF)
Addus HomeCare

Addus HomeCare is a home care services provider operating in three segments: personal care; hospice; and home health. The company's personal care segment provides non-medical assistance with activities of daily living, primarily to persons who are at increased risk of hospitalization or institutionalization. The company's hospice segment provides physical, emotional and spiritual care including palliative nursing care, social work, spiritual counseling, homemaker services and bereavement counseling. The company's home health segment provides home health services on a short-term, intermittent or episodic basis to individuals, typically to assist patients recovering from an illness or injury.

Alphabet Class A

Alphabet is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is engaged in a collection of businesses, which its primary business is Google. The company reports all non-Google businesses collectively as Other Bets. Google's main products and platforms are Android, Chrome, Gmail, Google Drive, Google Maps, Google Play, Search, and YouTube. The company also provides advertisers with tools that help them attribute and measure their advertising campaigns. In addition, Other Bets includes Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Verily, Waymo, and X, among others. Other Bets primarily engages in the sales of internet and TV services through Access as well as licensing and research and development services through Verily.

American International Group Inc.

American International Group is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides a range of property casualty insurance, life insurance, retirement solutions, and other financial services. The company's businesses include General Insurance, which provides insurance products and services for commercial and personal insurance customers; Life and Retirement, which brings together a portfolio of life insurance, retirement and institutional products provided through a multichannel distribution network; and Other Operations, which include Blackboard U.S. Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary focused on delivering commercial insurance solutions using digital technology, data analytics and automation.

Ansys Inc.

ANSYS develops and markets engineering simulation software and services used by engineers, designers, researchers and students across a spectrum of industries and academia, including aerospace and defense, automotive, electronics, semiconductors, energy, materials and chemical processing, turbomachinery, consumer products, healthcare, and sports. The company focuses on the development of solutions that enable users to analyze designs directly on the desktop, providing a platform for product development, from design concept to final-stage testing and validation. The company's product portfolio include ANSYS Workbench?, a framework upon which the company's suite of engineering simulation technologies is built.

ARMOUR Residential REIT

ARMOUR Residential REIT is a real estate investment trust. The company is managed by ARMOUR Capital Management LP, an investment advisor. The company invests in mortgage backed securities (MBS). Some MBS are issued or guaranteed by a United States Government-sponsored entity (GSE) or a government agency. The remaining MBS in which the company invests are either backed by hybrid adjustable rate or adjustable rate loans. Other MBS in which the company invests, for which the payment of principal and interest is not guaranteed by a GSE or government agency, may benefit from credit improvement derived from structural elements such as subordination, over collateralization or insurance.

Autodesk Inc.

Autodesk is a design software and services company. The company is engaged in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software and services. The company's product offerings include: AutoCAD, which is a customizable and extensible CAD application for design, drafting, detailing, and visualization; AutoCAD Civil 3D, which provides surveying, design, analysis, and documentation solution for civil engineering; CAM Solutions, which is a computer-aided manufacturing software that provides solutions for computer numeric control machining, inspection, and modeling for manufacturing; and Inventor, which provides tools for 3D mechanical design, simulation, analysis, tooling, visualization, and documentation.

Axcelis Technologies Inc.

Axcelis Technologies designs, manufactures and services ion implantation and other processing equipment used in the fabrication of semiconductor chips. The company also provides aftermarket lifecycle products and services, including used tools, spare parts, equipment upgrades, maintenance services and customer training. The company provides high energy, high current and medium current implanters for all application requirements. The company's Purion systems are all based on a common platform which enables a combination of implant purity, precision and productivity by combining a single wafer end station, with a spot beam architecture. The company's other products include curing systems, and thermal processing systems.

BJ's Restaurants Inc.

BJ's Restaurants operates in the casual dining segment of the restaurant industry. The company's restaurants feature a number of menu offerings including: slow roasted entrees, such as, prime rib; EnLIGHTened Entrees? such as its Cherry Chipotle Glazed Salmon; its deep-dish pizza; the Pizookie? dessert; and its BJ's proprietary craft beers. The company owns and operates restaurants located in various states, and its proprietary craft beer is produced at various locations, its Temple, TX brewpub locations and by independent third party brewers using its proprietary recipes. The company also produces its proprietary non-alcoholic craft sodas including root beer, ginger beer, cream, orange and black cherry soda.

Boyd Gaming Corp.

Boyd Gaming is a multi-jurisdictional gaming company. The company operates owned gaming entertainment properties in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The company has three reportable business segments: Las Vegas Locals, which includes casinos that primarily serve the resident population of the Las Vegas metropolitan area; Downtown Las Vegas, focuses on gaming enthusiasts from Hawaii and tour and travel agents in Hawaii; and Midwest and South, which includes land-based casinos, dockside riverboat casinos, racinos and barge-based casinos. The company also operates a travel agency and a captive insurance company that underwrites travel-related insurance.

Cabot Microelectronics Corp.

Cabot Microelectronics supplies polishing slurries and pads used in the manufacture of integrated circuit (IC) devices within the semiconductor industry, in a process called chemical mechanical planarization (CMP). The company develops, produces and sells CMP slurries for polishing many of the conducting, insulating and isolating materials used in IC devices, and also for polishing the disk substrates and magnetic heads used in hard disk drives. In addition, the company develops, manufactures and sell CMP polishing pads, which are used in conjunction with slurries in the CMP process. The company also pursue other surface modification applications through its Engineered Surface Finishes business.

Cardinal Health Inc.

Cardinal Health is a healthcare services and products company providing customized solutions for hospitals, healthcare systems, pharmacies, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories and physician offices. The company's segments include: Pharmaceutical and Medical. The company's Pharmaceutical segment distributes branded and generic pharmaceutical, specialty pharmaceutical and over-the-counter healthcare and consumer products in the United States. The company's Medical segment manufactures, sources and distributes Cardinal Health branded medical, surgical and laboratory products, which are sold in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and other markets.

Cincinnati Financial Corp.

Cincinnati Financial is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is engaged in property casualty insurance. The company's market property casualty insurance group includes its subsidiaries, The Cincinnati Casualty Company and The Cincinnati Indemnity Company, which write business, homeowner and auto policies. The company's subsidiary, The Cincinnati Insurance Company conducts the business of the company's reinsurance assumed operations. Other subsidiaries include: The Cincinnati Life Insurance Company, which provides life insurance policies and fixed annuities; and The Cincinnati Specialty Underwriters Insurance Company, which provides excess and surplus lines insurance products.

Cogent Communications Holdings

Cogent Communications Holdings is a facilities-based provider of Internet access, private network services, and data center colocation space. The company's network is designed and optimized to transmit packet switched data. The company provides on-net Internet access services through its own facilities, which run from its network to its customers' premises. The company's on-net service consists of Internet access and private network services offered at speeds ranging from 100 Megabits per second to 100 Gigabits per second. In addition to providing its on-net services, the company provides Internet access and private network services to customers that are not located in buildings directly connected to its network.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp.

Cognizant Technology Solutions is a services company, transforming customers' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. The company's services include digital services and solutions, consulting, application development, systems integration, application testing, application maintenance, infrastructure services and business process services. Additionally, the company develops, licenses, implements and supports proprietary and third-party software products and platforms. The company has organized its services and solutions into four practice areas: Digital Business, Digital Operations, Digital Systems and Technology and Consulting.

D.R. Horton Inc.

D.R. Horton is a homebuilding company. The company's business operations consist of homebuilding, a majority-owned residential lot development company, financial services and other activities. The company's financial services operations provide mortgage financing and title agency services to homebuyers in its homebuilding markets. The company's subsidiary, DHI Mortgage, provides mortgage financing services primarily to its homebuyers and generally sells the mortgages it originates and the related servicing rights to third-party purchasers. The company's subsidiary title companies serve as title insurance agents by providing title insurance policies, examination and closing services, primarily to its homebuyers.


DaVita is a healthcare provider focused on transforming care delivery to improve quality of life for patients. The company's United States dialysis business provides kidney dialysis services for patients suffering from end stage renal disease (ESRD). The company's dialysis services include outpatient hemodialysis services, hospital inpatient hemodialysis services, home-based dialysis services, ESRD laboratory services, and management services. The company's ancillary services and strategic initiatives businesses include disease management services, physician services, ESRD Seamless Care Organization joint ventures, clinical research programs, vascular access services, as well as international dialysis operations.

eBay Inc.

eBay is a global commerce provider, which includes its Marketplace, StubHub and Classifieds platforms. The company's Marketplace platforms include its online marketplace located at, its localized counterparts and the eBay suite of mobile apps. The company's StubHub platforms include its online ticket platform located at, its localized counterparts and the StubHub mobile apps. These platforms connect fans with their favorite sporting events, shows and artists and enable them to buy and sell tickets whenever and wherever they want. The company's Classifieds platforms include a collection of brands such as, Kijiji, Gumtree, Marktplaats, eBay Kleinanzeigen and others.

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Ensign Group

Ensign Group is a holding company. Through its operating subsidiaries, the company provides skilled nursing, senior living and rehabilitative services, as well as other ancillary businesses. In transitional and skilled services, the company provides short and long-term nursing care services for patients with chronic conditions, prolonged illness, and the elderly. The company's senior living companies provide residential accommodations, activities, meals, housekeeping and assistance in the activities of daily living to seniors who are independent or who require some support, but not the level of nursing care provided in a skilled nursing operation. The company's other business lines includes of mobile ancillary services.


Evercore is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is an investment banking advisory firm. The company's segments include: Investment Banking, which includes the advisory business through which it provides advice to clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, shareholder activism and other corporate transactions, and the Evercore International Strategy and Investment business through which it provides macroeconomic, policy and fundamental equity research and agency-based equity securities trading for institutional investors; and Investment Management, which includes the wealth management business through which it provides investment advisory, wealth management and fiduciary services.

FMC Corp.

FMC is an agricultural sciences company. The company provides solutions to growers around the world with a product portfolio fueled by a discovery and development pipeline in crop protection, plant health, and personnel pest and turf management. This combination of technologies includes insect control products based on Rynaxypyr? and Cyazypyr? active ingredients; Authority?, Boral?, Centium?, Command? and Gamit? branded herbicides; Talstar? and Hero? insecticides; and flutriafol-based fungicides. The company's products are used in agriculture to improve crop yield and quality by controlling a range of insects, weeds and disease, as well as in non-agricultural markets for pest control.

Glu Mobile

Glu Mobile develops, publishes and markets a portfolio of mobile games designed to appeal to users who download and make purchases within the company's games through direct-to-consumer digital storefronts, such as the Apple App Store, Google Play store, and others. The company has a portfolio of games based on its own intellectual property as well as games based on third party licensed brands. The company sells virtual currency to consumers. In addition to in-app purchases of virtual currency, the company also monetizes its games through offers and in-game advertising. Offers enable users to acquire virtual currency without paying cash but by instead taking specified actions such as downloading another application.

Greenhill & Co. Inc.

Greenhill & Co is an investment bank that provides financial advice on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings, capital raising and other transactions to corporations, partnerships, institutions and governments. The company serves as an advisor to its clients throughout the world on a collaborative integrated basis from its offices located in the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Spain, Sweden, and the U.K. The company provides corporate advisory services related to mergers and acquisitions and financings and restructurings and capital advisory services related to sales or capital raises pertaining to alternative assets.

Hain Celestial Group Inc.

Hain Celestial Group manufactures, markets, distributes and sells organic and natural products. The company sells its products in the following categories: grocery, which includes infant formula, infant, toddler and kids foods, as well as other food products; snack products, which includes a variety of potato, root vegetable and other vegetable chips, straws, tortilla chips, whole grain chips, pita chips and puffs; personal care, which includes skin, hair and oral care, deodorants, baby care items, body washes, sunscreens and lotions; and tea, which provides varieties of herbal, green, black, wellness, rooibos and chai tea.


INTL FCStone is a global brokerage and financial services firm. The company's services include risk management advisory services for clients; clearing and execution of debt and equity securities, listed futures and options on futures contracts on securities and commodity exchanges; structured over-the-counter products in a range of commodities; physical trading and hedging of precious and base metals; trading of foreign currencies; market-making in international equities; fixed income; debt origination and asset management. The company organizes its business activities into five reportable segments: Commercial Hedging, Physical Commodities, Clearing and Execution Services, Securities, and Global Payments.

Janus Henderson Group

Janus Henderson Group is a global investment manager. Co. manages a range of investment products for institutional and retail investors, across five capabilities, being European Equities, Global Equities, Global Fixed Income, Multi-Asset and Alternatives, including Private Equity and Property. Management operates across product lines, distribution channels and geographic regions. All investment product types are sold in most, if not all, of these regions and are managed in various locations. As of Dec 31 2016, Co. had total assets under management of £101.00 billion.

L3Harris Technologies Inc

L3Harris Technologies is a global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions. The company's segments are: Integrated Mission Systems, including multi-mission intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and communication systems; Space and Airborne Systems, including space payloads, sensors and full-mission solutions; Communication Systems, including tactical communications, broadband communications, integrated vision solutions, and public safety; and Aviation Systems, including defense aviation products, security, detection and other commercial aviation products, commercial and military pilot training, and mission networks for air traffic management.

Leidos Holdings

Leidos Holdings is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is engaged in a science, engineering and information technology that provides services and solutions in the defense, intelligence, civil and health markets. The company's defense solutions segment deploys solutions in the areas of intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance, enterprise information technology, integrated systems, cybersecurity and global services. The company's civil segment integrates and protects physical, digital and data domains. The company's health segment delivers solutions to federal and commercial customers that are responsible for the health and well-being of people including service members and veterans.

LGI Homes

LGI Homes is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is engaged in the design, construction, and sale of new homes in markets in Texas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, South Carolina, North Carolina, Colorado, Washington, Tennessee, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Alabama, California, Oregon, and Nevada. The company's product offerings include entry-level homes, including both detached homes and townhomes, and move-up homes sold, which are sold under its LGI Homes brand, and its luxury series homes, which are sold under its Terrata Homes brand. The company's homebuilding operations are organized and managed by seven divisions: West, Northwest, Central, Midwest, Florida, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.

LHC Group

LHC Group is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides post-acute health care services to its patients. The company's segments include: home health services, which include nursing, medically-oriented social services and physical, occupational, and speech therapy; hospice services, which include pain and symptom management, emotional and spiritual support, inpatient and respite care, homemaker services, dietary counseling, and family bereavement counseling; and home and community-based services, which include assistance with grooming, medication reminders, meal preparation, assistance with feeding, light housekeeping, respite care, transportation, and errand services.

Lumentum Holdings

Lumentum Holdings is a provider of optical and photonic products addressing a range of end-market applications including Optical Communications (OpComms) and Commercial Lasers (Lasers) for manufacturing, inspection and life-science applications. The company's segments are: OpComms, which include a range of components, modules and subsystems to support customers including carrier networks of access, metro, long-haul and submarine applications; and Lasers, which provides lasers for the industrial and scientific markets used in a range of original equipment manufacturer applications including diode-pumped solid-state, fiber, diode, direct-diode and gas lasers such as argon-ion and helium-neon lasers.

Micron Technology Inc.

Micron Technology provides memory and storage solutions. The company's portfolio of memory and storage technologies include Dynamic Random Access Memory, Not And, 3D XPoint? memory, and Not Or. The company's segments are: Compute and Networking Business, which includes memory products sold into client, cloud server, enterprise, graphics, and networking markets; Mobile Business, which includes memory products sold into smartphone and other mobile-device markets; Storage Business, which includes Solid-State Drives and component-level solutions sold into enterprise and cloud, client, and consumer storage markets; and Embedded Business, which includes memory and storage products.

New York Times Co. Cl A

New York Times is a global media organization focused on creating, collecting and distributing news and information. The company's principal business consists of distributing content generated by its newsroom through its digital and print platforms. In addition to subscriptions to its digital news product, the company provides standalone subscriptions to other digital products, namely the company's Crossword and Cooking products. Certain digital news subscription packages include access to the company's Crossword and Cooking products. The company's products also include news and opinion podcasts, which are distributed both on its digital platforms and on third-party platforms.

News Corporation Cl A

News is a media and information services company. The company comprises businesses across a range of media, including news and information services, subscription video services in Australia, book publishing and digital real estate services, that are distributed under brands, including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones, The Australian, Herald Sun, The Sun, The Times, HarperCollins Publishers, Foxtel, FOX SPORTS Australia,,, talkSPORT and others. The company distributes its content to consumers across platforms consisting of print and television, as well as digital platforms including websites, applications for mobile devices and tablets, social media and e-book devices.

NextEra Energy Inc

NextEra Energy is a holding company, engaged in electric power and energy infrastructure. The company has two principal businesses, Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC (NEER). FPL is a rate-regulated electric utility engaged primarily in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electric energy in Florida. FPL provides service to its electric customers through a transmission and distribution system that links its generation facilities to its customers. NEER, through its subsidiaries, owns, develops, constructs, manages and operates electric generation facilities in wholesale energy markets primarily in the United States and Canada.

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.

Old Dominion Freight Line is a less-than-truckload (LTL) motor carrier providing regional, inter-regional and national LTL services, which include expedited transportation. In addition to the company's primary LTL services, the company provides a range of services including container drayage, truckload brokerage and supply chain consulting. The company also provides access to its systems through multiple gateways that provide its customers and employees flexibility and access to information. The company employs vehicle safety systems, on-board and hand-held computer systems, freight handling systems and logistics technology to reduce costs and transit times.

Penn National Gaming Inc.

Penn National Gaming is an owner and manager of gaming and racing facilities and video gaming terminal operations with a focus on slot machine entertainment. In addition, the company operates an interactive gaming division through its subsidiary, Penn Interactive Ventures, LLC. The company's segment's properties include Ameristar East Chicago, Hollywood Casino Bangor, 1st Jackpot Casino, Ameristar Vicksburg, Boomtown Biloxi, Boomtown Bossier City, Ameristar Black Hawk, Cactus Petes and Horseshu, Ameristar Council Bluffs, Argosy Casino Alton, Argosy Casino Riverside, Freehold Raceway, Retama Park Racetrack, Sam Houston Race Park and Valley Race Park, and Sanford-Orlando Kennel Club, among others.

Perficient Inc.

Perficient is a digital transformation consulting firm serving customers throughout North America. The company's solutions include custom applications, management consulting, analytics, commerce, content management, business integration, portals and collaboration, customer relationship management, business process management, platform implementations, enterprise data and business intelligence, enterprise performance management, enterprise mobile, cloud services, digital marketing, and DevOps, among others. The company also provides education and mentoring services to its clients. The company conducts IBM and Oracle-certified training, where it provides its clients a range of courses and other education services.

Prestige Consumer Healthcare

Prestige Consumer Healthcare is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company develops, manufactures, markets, sells and distributes over-the-counter (OTC) healthcare products to mass merchandisers and drug, food, dollar, convenience, and club stores in North America (the U.S. and Canada) and in Australia and certain other international markets. The company's portfolio of OTC Healthcare products includes, among others, DenTek oral care products, Monistat women's health products, Nix lice treatment products, Chloraseptic sore throat treatments, Clear Eyes eye care products, Compound W wart treatments, Luden's throat drops, BC and Goody's pain relievers and Debrox earwax remover.

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.

Realogy Holdings

Realogy Holdings is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is a provider of residential real estate services. The company reports four segments: Realogy Franchise Group, which is a franchisor of residential real estate brokerages through its portfolio of brokerage brands, including Century 21?, Coldwell Banker?, and Coldwell Banker Commercial?; Realogy Brokerage Group, which provides full-service residential brokerage services; Realogy Title Group, which assists with the closing of real estate transactions by providing full-service title and settlement (closing and escrow) services; and Realogy Leads Group, which consists of affinity programs as well as broker-to-broker referrals.

Renewable Energy Group

Renewable Energy Group is a biofuels producer with a nationwide distribution and logistics system. The company participates in each aspect of biomass-based diesel production, from acquiring feedstock, managing construction and operating biomass-based diesel production facilities, to marketing, selling and distributing biomass-based diesel and its co-products. To do this, the company utilizes this nationwide production, distribution and logistics system to focus on converting natural fats, oils and greases into biofuels. The company owns and operates a network of biorefineries, which are located in the United States and Germany.


Saia is a transportation company. The company provides regional and interregional less-than-truckload (LTL) services through a single integrated organization. The company also provides customers a range of other services, including non-asset truckload, expedited and logistics services across North America. The company's subsidiary, Saia Motor Freight Line, LLC (Saia LTL Freight) is an LTL carrier that serves several states. Saia LTL Freight is engaged in providing its customers a range of regional and interregional LTL services including time-definite and expedited options. Saia LTL Freight primarily provides its customers with solutions for shipments between 100 and 10,000 pounds.

Science Applications International Corporation

Science Applications International provides technical, engineering and enterprise information technology (IT) services. The company provides engineering, systems integration and information technology offerings for government projects and provides a range of services with an emphasis on differentiated technology services. The company's offerings include: engineering; technology and equipment platform integration; maintenance of ground and maritime systems; logistics; training and simulation; operation and program support services; and end-to-end services spanning the design, development, integration, deployment, management and operations, sustainment and security of its customers' entire IT infrastructure.

Scientific Games Corp.

Scientific Games is a developer of technology-based products and services and associated content for the worldwide gaming, lottery and interactive gaming industries. The company's portfolio activities primarily includes supplying gaming machines and game content, casino-management systems and table game products and services to licensed gaming entities; providing instant and draw-based lottery products, lottery systems and lottery content and services to lottery operators; providing social casino solutions to retail consumers and regulated gaming entities; and providing a suite of digital real-money gaming and sports wagering solutions, distribution platforms, content, products and services.

Sempra Energy

Sempra Energy is an energy-services holding company. The company's segments are: San Diego Gas & Electric Company, which provides electric services and natural gas services in Southern California; Southern California Gas Company, which owns and operates a natural gas distribution, transmission and storage system that supplies natural gas in Southern California and portions of central California; Sempra Texas Utilities, which includes Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC that provides electricity to consumers; Sempra Mexico, which develops, owns and operates, or holds interests in, energy infrastructure in Mexico; and Sempra LNG, which develops projects for the export of liquefied natural gas.


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.

Signet Jewelers

St. Joe Co.

St. Joe is a real estate development, asset management and operating company with real estate assets and operations concentrated in Northwest Florida. The company has four segments: residential real estate, which plans and develops residential communities across a range of price points and sells homesites to builders or to retail consumers; hospitality, which features hotel operations, lodging, restaurants, golf courses, beach clubs, marinas and other resort assets; commercial leasing and sales, which includes leasing retail, office and commercial property, cell towers, and other assets; and forestry, which grows and sells pulpwood, sawtimber, and other forest products.

Sturm Ruger & Co.

Sturm, Ruger & Company is primarily engaged in the design, manufacture, and sale of firearms to domestic customers. The company has two reportable operating segments, which are firearms and castings. The firearms segment manufactures and sells rifles, pistols, and revolvers under the Ruger name and trademark. Most firearms are available in several models based upon caliber, finish, barrel length, and other features. The castings segment manufactures and sells investment castings made from steel alloys and metal injection molding (MIM) parts for internal use in the firearms segment. The castings and MIM parts sold to outside customers, either directly or through manufacturers' representatives.


Sunrun is engaged in the design, development, installation, sale, ownership, and maintenance of residential solar energy systems. The company's main solar service offerings are provided through its lease and power purchase agreements, which it refers to as its Customer Agreements. While homeowners have the option to purchase a solar energy system outright from the company, a majority of its customers choose to buy solar as a service through its Customer Agreements. With its solar service offerings, the company installs solar energy systems on its customers' homes and provides them the solar power produced by those systems. In addition, the company monitors, maintains and insures the system during the term of the contract.


Tapestry is a lifestyle company. The company's primary product offerings, manufactured by third-party suppliers, include women's and men's bags, small leather goods, footwear, ready-to-wear including outerwear, watches, weekend and travel accessories, scarves, eyewear, fragrance, jewelry and other lifestyle products. The company has three reportable segments: Coach, which includes sales of Coach brand products to customers through Coach operated stores; Kate Spade, which includes sales primarily of Kate Spade New York brand products to customers through Kate Spade operated stores; and Stuart Weitzman, which includes sales of Stuart Weitzman brand products primarily through Stuart Weitzman operated stores.


Twitter provides products and services for people, organizations, advertisers, developers and platform and data partners. The company's product, Twitter, is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. The company's mobile application, Periscope, lets anyone broadcast and watch video live with others. The company's products and services for advertisers include Promoted Products such as Promoted Tweets, Promoted Accounts, and Promoted Trends. The company's products for developers and data partners provide tools and public application programming interfaces to build applications and other products that utilize Twitter data and syndicate and distribute Twitter content across their properties.

Unisys Corp.

Unisys is an information technology company. The company's Services segment provides cloud and infrastructure services, application services and business process outsourcing services. In cloud and infrastructure services, the company assists clients to apply cloud and as-a-service delivery models. In application services, the company develops and manages applications for select industries and provides data analytics. In business process outsourcing services, the company assumes management of processes and functions for clients in target industries. The company's Technology segment designs and develops software and provides hardware and other related products including Unisys ClearPath Forward? and Unisys Stealth?.

Vista Outdoor

Vista Outdoor is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the outdoor sports and recreation markets. The company's Outdoor Products product lines are action sports, archery/hunting accessories, outdoor cooking, golf, hydration products, optics, shooting accessories and tactical products. The Shooting Sports segment designs, develops, produces, and sources ammunition and firearms for the hunting and sport shooting markets, as well as ammunition for local law enforcement, the U.S. government and international markets. The Shooting Sports product lines include centerfire ammunition, rimfire ammunition, shotshell ammunition, reloading components, and firearms.

Werner Enterprises Inc.

Werner Enterprises is a transportation and logistics company engaged primarily in transporting truckload shipments of general commodities in both interstate and intrastate commerce. The company has two reportable segments: Truckload Transportation Services, which includes the medium-to-long-haul van fleet that transports a variety of consumer nondurable products and other commodities in truckload quantities over irregular routes using dry van trailers, the expedited fleet that provides truckload services, and the regional short-haul fleet that provides truckload van service across the U.S; and Werner Logistics, which is a non-asset-based transportation and logistics provider.

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