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Key Points:

• A number of banks appear to be developing positively. Many are near important price and RS reversals. (ex. CFG, BPFH, TBK, and WBS)

• A number of Truckers are near important bullish inflections in price and RS (ex. MRTN, JBHT, and KNX)
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Best Buy Co. Inc.

Best Buy provides computing and mobile phones, consumer electronics, appliances, entertainment, services and other products. The company operates two reportable segments: Domestic, which is comprised of the operations in all states, districts and territories of the U.S. under various brand names including Best Buy,, Best Buy Direct, Best Buy Express, Best Buy Mobile, Geek Squad, GreatCall, Magnolia and Pacific Kitchen and Home; and International, which is comprised of all operations in Canada and Mexico under the brand names Best Buy, Best Buy Express, Best Buy Mobile, Geek Squad and the domain names and

Boston Private Financial Holdings Inc.

Boston Private Financial Holdings is a bank holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides a range of banking and wealth management services. The Private Banking segment provides private banking services to individuals, privately-owned businesses and partnerships, and nonprofit organizations. The Wealth Management and Trust segment provides wealth management solutions, including customized investment solutions, wealth planning, trust, and family office services. The Affiliate Partners segment serves the needs of pension funds, endowments, trusts, foundations and select institutions, mutual funds and individuals as well as focuses in equity portfolios.

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.

Citizens Financial Group

Citizens Financial Group is a bank holding company. The company's principal business activity is banking, conducted through its subsidiaries Citizens Bank, National Association and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania. The company's operating segments are: Consumer Banking and Commercial Banking. In Consumer Banking, the company provides mobile and online banking, a 24/7 customer contact center and automated teller machines. Consumer Banking products and services include banking, lending, savings, and wealth management. In Commercial Banking, the company provides corporate, institutional and not-for-profit clients a range of wholesale banking products and services including lending and deposits, and capital markets.

Cummins Inc.

Cummins is a diesel engine manufacturer. The company's segments include: Engine, which manufactures and markets a range of diesel and natural gas powered engines; Distribution, which consists of product lines that service and/or distribute the range of the company's products and services; Components, which supplies aftertreatment systems, turbochargers, transmissions, filtration products, electronics and fuel systems for commercial diesel and natural gas applications; Power Systems, which includes power generation, industrial, and generator technologies product lines; and Electrified Power, which designs, manufactures, sells and supports electrified power systems ranging from fully electric to hybrid.

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.

Dine Brands Global

Dine Brands Global owns, franchises and operates the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar? (Applebee's) concept in the bar and grill segment within the casual dining category and owns and franchises the International House of Pancakes? (IHOP) concept in the family dining category of the restaurant industry. Applebee's menu features a selection of grill and bar fare, such as appetizers, bar snacks, burgers, entrees, as well as cocktails, beers and desserts. The company also serves meals like the Shrimp Wonton Stir Fry or Cedar Grilled Lemon Chicken. IHOP restaurants feature table service, food and beverage offerings in a family atmosphere. The restaurants are known for pancakes.

Exponent Inc.

Exponent is a science and engineering consulting firm. The company serves clients in chemical, construction, consumer products, energy, food, beverage and nutrition, government, life sciences, insurance, manufacturing, technology, industrial equipment, transportation and other sectors of the economy. The company's service offerings are provided on a project-by-project basis. The company has two segments: Engineering and Other Scientific, which is a service group providing technical consulting in different practices primarily in engineering; and Environmental and Health, which provides a range of consulting services relating to environmental hazards and risks and the effect on both human health and the environment.

Gentex Corp.

Gentex designs and manufactures automatic-dimming rearview mirrors and electronics for the automotive industry, dimmable aircraft windows for the aviation industry, and commercial smoke alarms and signaling devices for the fire protection industry. The company's key business involves designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing interior and exterior automatic-dimming automotive rearview mirrors that use electrochromic technology to dim in proportion to the amount of headlight glare from trailing vehicle headlamps. The company also designs, develops and manufactures various electronics features to the interior and exterior automotive rearview mirrors as well as interior visors and overhead consoles.


HealthEquity provides technology-enabled services platforms that enable consumers to make healthcare saving and spending decisions. The company's platform provides an ecosystem where consumers can access their tax-advantaged healthcare savings, compare treatment options and pricing, evaluate and pay healthcare bills, receive personalized benefit and clinical information, earn wellness incentives, and make educated investment choices to grow their tax-advantaged healthcare savings. The company's products and services include healthcare saving and spending platform; health savings accounts; investment platform and advisory services, reimbursement arrangements; and HealthEquity retirement.

ICU Medical Inc.

ICU Medical is engaged in developing, manufacturing and selling medical products used in infusion therapy and critical care applications. The company's product portfolio includes intravenous (IV) smart pumps, sets, connectors, closed system transfer devices for hazardous drugs, sterile IV solutions, cardiac monitoring systems, along with pain management and safety software technology. The company primary product offerings are categorized in four product lines as follows: Infusion Consumables, which includes IV Consumable products and Closed System Transfer Devices and hazardous drug compounding systems; IV Solutions, which include IV Therapy and Diluents; Infusion Systems, and Critical Care.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is a surface transportation, delivery, and logistics company. The company's service offerings include transportation of full-truckload containerized freight, which it directly transports utilizing its equipment and company drivers or independent contractors. The company also provides customized freight movement, revenue equipment, labor, systems, and delivery services. The company's local and home delivery services typically are provided through a network of cross-dock service centers throughout the continental U.S. The company's segments include Intermodal, Dedicated Contract Services?, Integrated Capacity Solutions, and Truckload.


KBR is a provider of services and technologies across the asset and program life-cycle within the government services and hydrocarbons industries. The company's capabilities include research and development, feasibility and solutions development, technical consulting, systems integration, engineering and design services, process technologies, mission and logistics support solutions, program management, construction services, commissioning and startup services, asset operations and maintenance services. The company's business is organized into three core segments, which consist of Government Services, Technology, and Hydrocarbons Services.

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.

Marten Transport Ltd.

Marten Transport is a temperature-sensitive truckload carrier. The company has four segments: Truckload, which provides regional short-haul and medium-to-long-haul full-load transportation services; Dedicated, which provides customized transportation solutions using temperature-controlled trailers, dry vans and other equipment; Intermodal, which transports customers' freight using its temperature-controlled trailers on railroad flatcars for portions of trips, with the balance of the trips using its tractors or, to a lesser extent, contracted carriers; and Brokerage, which arranges for third-party carriers to transport freight for its customers in temperature-controlled trailers and dry vans.

McDermott International Inc.

McDermott International is a provider of engineering, procurement, construction and installation and technology solutions to the energy industry. The company designs and builds end-to-end infrastructure and technology solutions to transport and transform oil and gas into a variety of products. The company's proprietary technologies and solutions are utilized for offshore, subsea, power, liquefied natural gas and downstream energy projects around the world. The company's business is organized into five operating groups, which represent its reportable segments, consisting of: North, Central and South America; Europe, Africa, Russia and Caspian; the Middle East and North Africa; Asia Pacific; and Technology.

Micron Technology Inc.

Micron Technology provides memory and storage solutions. The company's portfolio of memory and storage technologies include DRAM, NAND, NOR Flash, and 3D XPoint memory. The company has four business units: Compute and Networking Business, which includes memory products sold into cloud server, enterprise, client, 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 storage products sold into automotive, industrial, and consumer markets.

NeoGenomics Inc.

NeoGenomics operates a network of cancer-focused genetic testing laboratories in the U.S. as well as a laboratories in Switzerland and Singapore that provides genetic and molecular testing services. The company provides clinical diagnostic services to pathologists, oncologists, urologists, hospitals, and other laboratories as well as providing clinical trial services to pharmaceutical firms. The company provides the following types of genetic and molecular testing services: cytogenetics, fluorescence in-situ hybridization, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry and digital imaging, molecular testing, and pathology consultation.

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.

Philip Morris International

Philip Morris International, through its subsidiaries, is an international tobacco company engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, smoke-free products and associated electronic devices and accessories, and other nicotine-containing products in markets outside the U.S. The company's portfolio comprises both international and local brands including Marlboro. The company's other international cigarette brands include Bond Street, Chesterfield, L&M, Lark and Philip Morris. The company also owns a number of local cigarette brands, such as Dji Sam Soe, Sampoerna A and Sampoerna U in Indonesia; Fortune and Jackpot in the Philippines; and Belmont and Canadian Classics in Canada.


Pool is a wholesale distributor of swimming pool supplies, equipment and related leisure products and a distributor of irrigation and related products. The company's products include: maintenance products; repair and replacement parts for pool equipment; packaged pool kits including walls, liners, braces and coping for in-ground and above-ground pools; pool equipment and components for new pool construction and the remodeling of existing pools; irrigation and related products; building materials; commercial products; and other pool construction and recreational products, which consist of a number of product categories and include discretionary recreational and related outdoor lifestyle products.

Rambus Inc.

Rambus is a semiconducor company that creates hardware, software and services. The company has three operational units: Memory and Interfaces, which focuses the design, development, manufacturing through partnerships and licensing of technology and solutions that is related to memory and interfaces; Rambus Security, which focuses on the design, development, deployment and licensing of technologies for chip, system and in-field application security, anti-counterfeiting, smart ticketing and mobile payments; and Emerging Solutions, which includes the Rambus Labs team and the development efforts in the area of emerging technologies.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, together with its subsidiaries, primarily develops, operates, and franchises restaurants in North America and focuses on serving gourmet burgers. The company's menu features its product, a line of Gourmet Burgers. To complement its Gourmet Burgers Co. provides a line of Red's Tavern Double? burgers. In addition to burgers, the company serves an array of other items. These items include a variety of appetizers, salads, soups, seafood, and other entrees. The company also provides a range of single-serving and shareable desserts as well as its Finest milkshakes. The company's beverages include alcoholic and non-alcoholic specialty drinks, cocktails, wine, and a variety of national and craft beers.

Select Medical Holdings

Select Medical Holdings is managed through four business segments: critical illness recovery hospital, which operates as an hospital within a hospital leases space from a general acute care hospital, or host hospital, and operates as a separately licensed hospital within the host hospital; rehabilitation hospital, which provides physical medicine, as well as rehabilitation programs and services; outpatient rehabilitation, which provides physical, occupational, and speech rehabilitation programs and services; and the company's subsidiary, Concentra Inc. segment, which provides a range of occupational and consumer health services through its occupational health centers and onsite clinics.

Skechers USA Cl A

Skechers U.S.A. designs and markets Skechers-branded lifestyle footwear for men, women and children, and performance footwear for men and women under the Skechers Performance brand name. The company's brands are sold through department and specialty stores, athletic and independent retailers, boutiques and internet retailers. The company's Lifestyle Brands products include Skechers USA, Skechers Sport, Skechers Active and Skechers Sport Active, Skecher Street?, BOBS from Skechers, and Mark Nason. The company's Performance Brands products include Skechers GOrun, Skechers GOwalk, Skechers GOtrain, Skechers GOtrail, Skechers GO GOLF, and YOU by Skechers?.

TechTarget Inc.

TechTarget is a provider of online content for buyers of enterprise information technology (IT) products and services, and a provider of purchase-intent marketing and sales services for enterprise technology vendors. The company's products and services include: IT Deal Alert, which allows IT vendors to utilize the detailed purchase intent data that it collects about end-user IT organizations; Demand Solutions, which enable its customers to reach and influence prospective buyers through content marketing programs; and Brand Solutions, which provide IT vendors exposure to targeted audiences of IT and business professionals actively researching information related to their products and services.

Toro Co.

Toro designs, manufactures, and markets turf maintenance equipment and services, turf irrigation systems, landscaping equipment and lighting products, snow and ice management products, agricultural irrigation systems, rental and specialty construction equipment, and residential yard and snow thrower products. The company has two reportable business segments, Professional and Residential. The Professional business segment consists of turf and landscape equipment, snow and ice management equipment, and irrigation products. The Residential business segment consists of walk power mowers, riding mowers, snow throwers, replacement parts, and home solutions products.

Triumph Bancorp

Triumph Bancorp is a financial holding company. Through its bank subsidiary, TBK Bank, SSB (TBK Bank), the company provides banking services as well as commercial finance products to businesses that require financial solutions. The company's community banking operations include a a range of lending and deposit products and services focused on its local market areas. The company operates its business through: TBK Bank, which operates retail branch networks; Advance Business Capital, LLC, which provides working capital financing; and Triumph Insurance Group, Inc., which provides insurance brokerage services, primarily focused on the insurance needs of its commercial finance and agriculture lending clients.

TTEC Holdings

TTEC Holdings is a customer experience technology and services company. The company has four segments including Customer Strategy Services, which provides services in customer experience strategy and operations, insights, system and operational process optimization, and culture development; Customer Technology Services, which includes system design consulting, customer experience technology product, implementation and integration consulting services, and management of clients' cloud and on-premise solutions; Customer Growth Services, which provides technology-enabled sales and marketing solutions; and Customer Management Services, which includes customer experience delivery solutions.

Webster Financial Corp.

Webster Financial is a bank holding company and financial holding company. The company, through Webster Bank, National Association, provides financial services to individuals, families, and businesses primarily from New York to Massachusetts. The company provides business and consumer banking, mortgage lending, financial planning, trust, and investment services through banking offices, ATMs, mobile banking and its internet website. The company also provides equipment financing, commercial real estate lending, and asset-based lending primarily across the Northeast. On a nationwide basis, the company provides and administers health savings accounts, spending accounts, health reimbursement accounts, and commuter benefits.

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