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Vermilion Short Shots: Technically Vulnerable Stocks

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Advance Auto Parts Inc.

Advance Auto Parts is an automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America, serving both professional installers and do-it-yourself customers as well as independently owned operators. The company's stores and branches provide a selection of brand name, original equipment manufacturer and private label automotive replacement parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items for domestic and imported cars, vans, sport utility vehicles and light and heavy duty trucks. The company operates stores and distribution branches within the U.S., with additional locations in Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands under the trade names Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Autopart International, and Worldpac.

AMC Networks

AMC Networks is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is engaged in owning and operating entertainment businesses and assets. The company's operating segments are: National Networks, which includes activities of the company's programming businesses, which include programming networks such as AMC, WE tv, BBC AMERICA, IFC, and SundanceTV in the U.S., and AMC and IFC in Canada; and International and Other, which includes AMC Networks International, the company's international programming businesses consisting of a portfolio of channels; IFC Films, the company's independent film distribution business, and its subscription streaming services Acorn TV and UMC, Shudder and Sundance Now.

American Airlines Group

American Airlines Group is a holding company. The company's business activity is the operation of a network carrier, providing scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo. The company's regional carriers provide scheduled air transportation under the brand name American Eagle. The American Eagle carriers include the company's owned regional carriers Envoy Aviation Group Inc., PSA Airlines, Inc. and Piedmont Airlines, Inc., as well as third-party regional carriers including Republic Airline Inc., Mesa Airlines, Inc., Compass Airlines, LLC and SkyWest Airlines, Inc. The company's cargo division provides a range of freight and mail services, with facilities and interline connections available across the globe.

Andersons Inc.

Andersons is a company rooted in agriculture. The company conducts business across North America in the grain, ethanol, plant nutrient and rail sectors. The company's operations are classified into four reportable business segments: Grain, which provides grain marketing, risk management and corn origination services to its customers and affiliated ethanol facilities; Ethanol, which purchases and sells ethanol, provides facility operations, risk management, and ethanol; Plant Nutrient, which provides warehousing, packaging and manufacturing services to nutrient producers and other distributors; and Rail, which leases, repairs, and sells various types of railcars, locomotives and barges.

Argo Group Intl

Argo Group International Holdings is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is an international underwriter of insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market. The company's operations include two reportable segments: U.S. Operations, which underwrites primary and excess casualty, property and other coverage for risks and/or distressed businesses that fall outside of the standard insurance market's risk appetite; and International Operations, which focuses in insurance and reinsurance risks worldwide through the broker market, focusing on property insurance, property catastrophe reinsurance, primary/excess casualty and other liability insurance.

AVX Corp.

AVX is a manufacturer, supplier, and reseller of a line of electronic components, interconnect, sensing and control devices, and related products. Electronic components and connector, sensing and control products manufactured or resold by the company are used in various types of end use products. The company's segments are: Electronic Components, which manufactures and resells a line of ceramic and tantalum electrolytic capacitors, polymer and EDLC capacitors, high energy/voltage power capacitors, passive and active antennas and varistors; and Interconnect, Sensing and Control Devices, which manufactures and resells electronic connectors, interconnect systems, and sensing and control devices.

Axos Financial

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

Bank of Montreal

Bank of Montreal is a financial services organization. Co. provides a range of retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services. Co. serves its clients through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, which provides financial services to personal and commercial customers; Private Client Group, which provides wealth management products and services to individuals and select institutional segments; and BMO Capital Markets, which provides clients financial and capital markets services to corporate, institutional and government clients.

Bank of New York Mellon

Bank of New York Mellon is a bank holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides a range of financial products and services in domestic and international markets. The company's segments include: Investment Services, which provides business services and technology solutions to entities including financial institutions, corporations, foundations and endowments, public funds and government agencies; Investment Management, in which its investment personnel deliver a portfolio of investment services independently, and through its global distribution network, to institutional and retail clients; and Other, which includes corporate treasury activities, derivatives and other trading activity.

Brady Corp. Cl A

Brady is a manufacturer and supplier of identification solutions and workplace safety products that identify and protect premises, products and people. The company is organized within two segments: Identification Solutions, which includes industrial and healthcare identification products in several categories, including facility identification and protection, product identification, wire identification, people identification, patient identification, and custom wristbands; and Workplace Safety, which includes workplace safety and compliance products in several categories, including safety and compliance signs, tags, and labels, informational signage, asset tracking labels, and first aid products.

Canopy Growth

Canopy Growth is a licensed producer of medical marijuana in Canada. The principal activities of Co. are the production and sale of marijuana out of its facility in Smiths Falls, Ontario as regulated by the "Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations".


CareDx together with its subsidiaries, is a global transplant diagnostics company with product offerings along the pre- and post-transplant continuum. The company focuses on discovery, development and commercialization of clinically differentiated, diagnostic solutions for transplant patients. In diagnostic testing services, the company provides AlloMap, which is a gene expression solution for heart transplant patients and AlloSure, which is a donor-derived cell-free DNA solution initially commercialized for kidney transplant patients. The company also provides products that increase the chance of transplants by facilitating a match between a donor and a recipient of stem cells and organs.

Caterpillar Inc.

Caterpillar manufactures construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company's operating segments include: Construction Industries, which provides machinery for infrastructure, forestry and building construction applications; Resource Industries, which provides machinery for mining, quarry, waste, and material handling applications; Energy and Transportation, which provides reciprocating engines, turbines, diesel-electric locomotives and related parts across various related industries; and Financial Products Segment, which provides financing alternatives to customers and dealers for the company's products.

Cathay General Bancorp

Cathay General Bancorp is a holding company. Through its subsidiary, Cathay Bank (the Bank), the company accepts checking, savings, and time deposits, and makes commercial, real estate, personal, home improvement, automobile, and other installment and term loans. The Bank also provides letters of credit, wire transfers, forward currency spot and forward contracts, traveler's checks, safe deposit, night deposit, Social Security payment deposit, collection, bank-by-mail, drive-up and walk-up windows, automatic teller machines, Internet banking services, and other customary bank services. The Bank primarily services individuals, personnel, and small to medium-sized businesses in the local markets.

CDK Global

CDK Global is a provider of subscription-based software and technology solutions for automotive retailers. The company is organized into two main operating groups, which are also reportable segments: CDK North America, which provides technology-based solutions, including its Dealer Management System (DMS) products and data management and business intelligence solutions; and CDK International, which provides automotive retailers with primary DMS solutions and provides automotive retailers and original equipment manufacturers a variety of services, custom programming, consulting, implementation and training solutions, as well as customer support solutions outside of the United States and Canada.

Charles Schwab Corp.

Charles Schwab is a savings and loan holding company. The company is engaged, through its subsidiaries, in wealth management, securities brokerage, banking, asset management, custody, and financial advisory services. The company provides financial services to individuals and institutional clients in two segments: Investor Services, which provides retail brokerage and banking services to individual investors and retirement plan services, as well as other corporate brokerage services, to businesses and their employees; and Advisor Services, which provides custodial, trading, banking and support services as well as retirement business services to independent registered investment advisors and recordkeepers.

Cheniere Energy Inc.

Cheniere Energy is an energy company engaged in liquefied natural gas (LNG)-related businesses. The company is focusing its development in the following LNG terminal projects, which is under construction: the Sabine Pass LNG terminal located in Cameron Parish, LA; and the Corpus Christi LNG terminal near Corpus Christi, TX. The company's subsidiary, Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. is developing, constructing and operating natural gas liquefaction facilities at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal. The company is developing and constructing a natural gas liquefaction and export facility at the Corpus Christi LNG terminal and operates a natural gas supply pipeline. The company is also in various stages of developing other projects.

China Petroleum & Chemical Corp

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Citigroup Inc.

Citigroup is a financial services holding company whose businesses provide consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, trade and securities services and wealth management. The company operates via two primary business segments: Global Consumer Banking, which provides banking services to retail customers through retail banking, including commercial banking, and Citi-branded cards and Citi retail services; and Institutional Clients Group, which includes banking and markets and securities services.


Cleveland-Cliffs is an iron ore mining company. The company is a supplier of iron ore pellets to the North American steel industry from its mines and pellet plants located in Michigan and Minnesota. The company is organized according to its differentiated products. The company has two segments: Mining and Pelletizing, which the company is a main producer of iron ore pellets, primarily selling production from its Mining and Pelletizing segment to integrated steel companies in the U.S. and Canada; and Metallics, which constructing a Hot Briquetted Iron (HBI) production plant, whereby HBI is an iron alternative to scrap that, when used as a feedstock, allows an Electric Arc Furnace to produces valuable grades of steel.


Commerce Bancshares Inc.

Commerce Bancshares is a bank holding company. Through a second tier bank holding company, the company owns all of the outstanding capital stock of Commerce Bank (the Bank). The Bank engages in general banking business, providing a range of retail, mortgage banking, corporate, investment, trust, and asset management products and services to individuals and businesses. The company also owns various non-banking subsidiaries. Their activities include private equity investment, securities brokerage, insurance agency, and leasing activities. The company's two main markets include St. Louis and Kansas City, which serve as the central hubs for the company The company is managed in three segments: Consumer, Commercial, and Wealth.

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand is a provider of learning and human capital management software, delivered as Software-as-a-Service. The company's enterprise human capital management platform is composed of four product suites: Recruiting suite, which helps organizations to attract, hire, and onboard employees; Learning suite, which provides learning management software designed to scale with the organization; Performance suite, which provides tools to manage goal setting, performance reviews, and competency assessments, among others; and HR suite, which provides an aggregated view of all employee data with workforce planning, self-service management, and compliance reporting capabilities.

Cree Inc.

Cree is a provider of bandgap semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency (RF) applications and lighting-class light emitting diode (LED) products. The company's products are used for applications such as transportation, power supplies, inverters, wireless systems, indoor and outdoor lighting, electronic signs and signals and video displays. The company operates in two segments: Wolfspeed, which consists of silicon carbide and gallium nitride (GaN) materials, power devices and RF devices based on silicon and bandgap semiconductor materials; and LED Products, which consists of LED chips and LED components. The company's LED chip products include blue and green LED chips based on GaN and related materials.

CSPC Pharmaceutical Group Ltd.

CVR Energy

CVR Energy is a holding company primarily engaged in the petroleum refining and nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing industries through its holdings in CVR Refining, LP (CVR Refining) and CVR Partners, LP (CVR Partners). CVR Refining is a petroleum refiner and marketer of transportation fuels. CVR Partners produces and markets nitrogen fertilizers in the form of urea and ammonium nitrate and ammonia. The company's operations include two business segments: petroleum, which includes a complex coking medium-sour crude oil refinery and a complex crude oil refinery; and nitrogen fertilizer, which consists of nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing facilities.

Designer Brands

Designer Brands is a footwear and accessories designer, producer and retailer. The company has three segments: U.S. Retail, which includes stores operated in the U.S. under the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse banner and its related e-commerce site; Canada Retail, which includes stores operated in Canada under The Shoe Company, Shoe Warehouse, and DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse banners and related e-commerce sites; and Brand Portfolio, which includes sales from wholesale, serving retailers as the design and buying agent for products under private labels, and direct-to-consumer e-commerce sites. The company separates its merchandise into three categories: women's footwear; men's footwear; and accessories and other.

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.

Discovery Inc Series A

Discovery, through its subsidiaries, is a media company that provides content across distribution platforms, including pay-television, free-to-air and broadcast, other digital distribution platforms and content licensing agreements. The company's portfolio of networks includes nonfiction television brands such as Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, and Investigation Discovery. The company's portfolio includes Eurosport, a sports entertainment provider. The company classifies its operations in two segments: U.S. Networks, consisting of domestic television networks and digital content services, and International Networks, consisting of international television network brands and digital content services.

Domino's Pizza Inc.

Domino's Pizza is involved in the: retail sales of food through the company-owned Domino's Pizza stores; sales of food, equipment and supplies to the company-owned and franchised Domino's Pizza stores; and receipt of royalties, advertising contributions and fees from U.S. Domino's Pizza franchisees. The company's menu features pizza products with varying sizes and crust types. The company's typical store also provides oven-baked sandwiches, pasta, boneless chicken and wings, bread side items, desserts and soft drink products. International markets vary toppings by country and culture, such as squid topping in Japan, and feature regional specialty items, such as a banana and cinnamon dessert pizza in Brazil.

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DuPont de Nemours Inc

DuPont de Nemours is engaged in the development of specialty materials, chemicals, and agricultural products in the United States, Canada, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company operates through the following segments: Electronics & Imaging, Nutrition & Biosciences, Safety & Construction, and Transportation & Advanced Polymers.


Etsy provides sellers a marketplace with buyers along with a range of seller tools and services that are specifically designed to help its creative entrepreneurs generate more sales and scale their businesses. The company's services include Promoted Listings, its on-site advertising service that allows sellers to pay for prominent placement of their listings in search results; Etsy Shipping Labels, which allows sellers in the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Australia to purchase discounted shipping labels; Pattern, a service that allows sellers to build custom websites; and Etsy Plus, a subscription offering.

F.N.B. Corp.

FNB is a financial holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides a range of financial services, principally to consumers, corporations, governments and small- to medium-sized businesses in its market areas. Commercial banking solutions include corporate banking, small business banking, investment real estate financing, business credit, capital markets and lease financing. Consumer banking products and services include deposit products, mortgage lending, consumer lending and a complete suite of mobile and online banking services. Wealth management services include asset management, private banking and insurance.

Harsco Corp.

Harsco is a provider of industrial environmental services and engineered products. The company's segments are: Harsco Metals & Minerals, which provides on-site services for product quality improvement and resource recovery; Harsco Industrial, which includes the Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers, (a supplier of custom-designed and manufactured air-cooled heat exchangers), Harsco Industrial IKG (a manufacturer of industrial grating and fencing products) and Harsco Industrial Patterson-Kelley businesses (a manufacturer of heat transfer products such as boilers ); and Harsco Rail, which provides equipment, after-market parts and services for the maintenance, repair and construction of railway track.

Herbalife Nutrition

Herbalife Nutrition is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is a nutrition company that sells its products to and through a network of independent members. The company has four product groups: weight management, which provides meal replacement, protein shakes, drink mixes, weight loss solutions and healthy snacks; targeted nutrition, which provides dietary and nutritional supplements; energy, sports and fitness, which provide products that support a healthy active lifestyle; outer nutrition, which provides facial skin care, body care, and hair care; and literature, promotional and other, which provides start-up kits, sales tools, and educational materials.

Hertz Global Holdings

Hertz Global Holdings is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company operates its vehicle rental business through the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty brands in North America, Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, the Middle East and New Zealand. The company is also a provider of integrated vehicle leasing and fleet management solutions. The company's segments are: U.S. RAC, which operates rental of vehicles, as well as sales of services, in the U.S.; International RAC, which operates rental and leasing of vehicles, as well as sales of services, internationally; and All Other Operations, which provides integrated vehicle leasing and fleet management solutions in the U.S. and Canada.

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.


iRobot is a consumer robot company. The company's portfolio of solutions features technologies for the connected home and concepts in cleaning, mapping and navigation, human-robot interaction, and physical solutions. The company sells various products that are designed for use in and around the home. The company's consumer products are focused on both indoor and outdoor cleaning applications. The company provides multiple Roomba floor vacuuming robots. Roomba's design allows it to clean under toe kicks, beds and other furniture. The company provides the Braava family of automatic floor mopping robots designed for hard surface floors. The Braava automatically dusts and damp mops hard surface floors using cleaning cloths.

Kemper Corp

KKemper is an insurance holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides automobile, homeowners, life, health, and other insurance products to individuals and businesses. The company's operating segments are: Preferred Property and Casualty Insurance, which sells preferred automobile insurance, homeowners insurance and other personal insurance; Specialty Property and Casualty Insurance, which provides personal and commercial automobile insurance to consumers who have had difficulty obtaining standard or preferred risk insurance; and Life and Health Insurance, which include individual life, accident, health and property insurance. The company conducts its operations solely in the U.S.

Lennox International Inc.

Lennox International provides climate control solutions. The company designs, manufactures and markets products for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration markets. The company's segments are: Residential Heating and Cooling, which manufactures and markets furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps, packaged heating and cooling systems, equipment and accessories, comfort control products, and replacement parts and supplies; Commercial Heating and Cooling, which manufactures and sells unitary heating and cooling equipment; and Refrigeration, which provides condensing units, unit coolers, fluid coolers, air-cooled condensers, air handlers, display cases and refrigeration rack systems.

Loews Corp.

Loews is a holding company. The company's subsidiaries are engaged in the following lines of business: commercial property and casualty insurance; operation of offshore oil and gas drilling rigs; transportation and storage of natural gas and natural gas liquids; operation of a chain of hotels; and manufacturing of plastic packaging solutions. The company's subsidiary, CNA Financial Corporation is an insurance holding company which provides commercial property and casualty coverages, including surety. The company's subsidiary, Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc., provides contract drilling services to the energy industry with offshore drilling rigs consisting of drillships and semisubmersible rigs.

Mack-Cali Realty Corp.

Mack-Cali Realty is a real estate investment trust. The company owns and operates a real estate portfolio comprised of Class A office and office/flex properties located primarily in the Northeast. The company performs substantially all real estate leasing, management, acquisition and development on an in-house basis. The company operates in two industry segments: commercial and other real estate and multi-family real estate and services. The company provides leasing, property management, acquisition, development, construction and tenant-related services for its commercial and other real estate and multi-family real estate portfolio. The company's multi-family services business also provides similar services for third parties.

Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is engaged in the sports and entertainment business. The company is comprised of two business segments: MSG Entertainment and MSG Sports. MSG Entertainment presents or hosts live entertainment events, including concerts and other live events such as family shows, performing arts events and special events, in the company's collection of venues. MSG Entertainment also creates, produces and/or presents live productions that are performed in the company's venues, including the Christmas Spectacular, which features the Rockettes. MSG Sports owns and operates sports franchises, including the New York Knicks and the New York Rangers.

MetLife Inc.

MetLife is an insurance holding company. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, the company provides insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management. The company's segments include: U.S.; Asia; Latin America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and MetLife Holdings. In the U.S., the company provides a variety of insurance and financial services products, including life, dental, disability, property and casualty, guaranteed interest, stable value and annuities to both individuals and groups. Outside the U.S., the company provides life, medical, dental, credit and other accident and health insurance, as well as annuities, endowment and retirement and savings products to both individuals and groups.

Mosaic Company

Mosaic is a producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. The company is organized into three reportable business segments: Phosphates, which owns and operates mines and production facilities in Florida that produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients, and processing plants in Louisiana that produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients; Potash, which mines and processes potash in Canada and the U.S. and sells potash in North America and internationally; and Mosaic Fertilizantes, which produces and sells concentrated phosphates crop nutrients, phosphate-based animal feed ingredients and potash fertilizer.

NanoString Technologies

NanoString Technologies develops, manufactures and sells products that unlock scientifically and clinically actionable information from minute amounts of biological material. The company has one commercially available product platform, its nCounter Analysis System, which can be used to analyze the activity of up to 800 genes in a single experiment. The company has two product platforms under development: GeoMx Digital Spatial Profiling system, which is designed to enable the field of spatial genomics; and Hyb & Seq molecular profiling system, which is designed to use a modified version of its proprietary chemistry to determine sequence data similar to next generation sequencing.

Navistar International

Navistar International is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is a manufacturer of International? brand commercial and military trucks, proprietary brand diesel engines, and IC Bus? brand school and commercial buses, as well as a provider of service parts for trucks and diesel engines. The company's primary business is conducted in the North American truck and parts markets, where it principally participates in the U.S. and Canada school bus and Class 6 through 8 medium and heavy truck markets. The company also provides retail, wholesale, and lease financing services for its trucks and parts. The company operates in four industry segments: Truck, Parts, Global Operations, and Financial Services.

NetScout Systems Inc.

NetScout Systems provides service assurance and security solutions that are used by customers to assure their digital business services against disruption. Using its Adaptive Service Intelligence technology, the company's solutions convert network traffic data, often referred to as wire data, into metadata, or smart data, the company's offerings can help customers identify and troubleshoot network and application performance issues, defend their networks from distributed denial of service attacks, and find and isolate network threats. The company's products are categorized as service assurance solutions for network and application performance, and business intelligence analytics and cybersecurity solutions.

Novanta Inc

Novanta is a holding company with three segments: Photonics, which designs, manufactures and markets photonics-based solutions, including laser scanning and laser beam delivery, CO2 laser, continuous wave and ultrafast laser, and optical light engine products; Vision, which designs, produces and markets medical grade technologies, including medical insufflators, pumps and related disposables, surgical displays and operating room integration technologies, and optical data collection and machine vision technologies; and Precision Motion, which designs, produces and markets optical encoders, precision motor and motion control technology, air bearing spindles and precision machined components.

Pacira BioSciences

Pacira BioSciences is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is a pharmaceutical company focused on delivering non-opioid pain management and regenerative health solutions to surgeons and anesthesiologist. The company's marketed product, EXPAREL (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension) is indicated for single-dose infiltration in adults to produce postsurgical local analgesia and as an interscalene brachial plexus nerve block to produce postsurgical regional analgesia. EXPAREL consists of bupivacaine, an amide-type local anesthetic, encapsulated in DepoFoam, the company's extended release drug delivery technology, that delivers bupivacaine over time for extended analgesia.

PetroChina Co Ltd

Popular Inc.

Popular is a financial holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is a financial institution based in Puerto Rico. The company operates in two principal markets: Puerto Rico, which provides retail, mortgage, and commercial banking services through its principal banking subsidiary, Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, as well as auto and equipment leasing and financing, investment banking, broker-dealer and insurance services through various subsidiaries; and Mainland United States, which provides retail, mortgage and commercial banking services through its New York-chartered banking subsidiary, Popular Bank, which has branches in New York, New Jersey and Florida.

Prudential PLC

Qualys Inc

Qualys is a provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions that enable organizations to identify security risks to their information technology (IT) infrastructures, help protect their IT systems and applications from cyber-attacks. The company's cloud platform consists of IT security, compliance monitoring, web application security, IT asset management and cloud and container security solutions. The company also provides open application program interfaces and other developer tools that allow third parties to embed its technology into their solutions and build applications on its cloud platform. The company's cloud platform utilizes physical and virtual sensors, and cloud agents.

Reate Pharmaceuticals

Reata Pharmaceuticals focuses on developing small-molecule therapeutics with mechanisms of action for the treatment of diseases with few or no approved therapies. The company's main product candidates, bardoxolone methyl (Bard) and omaveloxolone (Omav), activate the transcription factor Nrf2, which plays a key role in regulating the cellular response to injury. By activating Nrf2, Bard and Omav normalize mitochondrial function, restore redox balance, and resolve inflammation. The company is developing Bard for the treatment of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) caused by Alport syndrome, autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, and other rare forms of CKD.


REGENXBIO is a clinical-stage biotechnology company. The company's product candidates include: RGX-314, which is being developed for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration, a main cause of total and partial vision loss in the U.S., Europe and Japan; RGX-121, which is for the treatment of Mucopolysaccharidosis Type II; RGX-111, which is for the treatment of Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I; RGX-181, which is for the treatment of late infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis type II; and RGX-501, which is for the treatment of homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. The company's gene therapy product candidates deliver genes to cells using adeno-associated virus vectors.


Rexnord is an industrial company. The company's platforms are: Process and Motion Control, which designs, manufactures, markets and services mechanical components including motion control products, shaft management products, aerospace components, and related services under Rexnord?, Rex?, Addax?, Euroflex?, Falk?, FlatTop?, Cambridge?, Link-Belt?, Omega?, PSI?, Shafer?, Stearns?, Highfield?, Thomas?, Centa? and Tollok? brand names; and Water Management, which designs, procures, manufactures, and markets water control and safety, water distribution and drainage, finish plumbing, and site works products for nonresidential buildings under Zurn?, Wilkins?, Green Turtle? and World Dryer? brand names.

Robert Half International Inc.

Robert Half International provides staffing and risk consulting services the company, through its Accountemps, Robert Half Finance & Accounting, and Robert Half Management Resources divisions, is a provider of temporary, full-time, and project personnel in accounting and finance fields. The company's OfficeTeam division places office and administrative personnel, ranging from executive and administrative assistants to receptionists and customer service representatives. The Robert Half Technology division provides information technology contract consultants, places employees, and provides managed services in areas ranging from multiple platform systems integration to end-user technical and desktop support.

Rogers Communications Inc. Cl B

Rogers Communications is a holding company operating as a communications and media company. Co. has four segments: Wireless, which provides wireless telecommunications operations; Cable, which provides cable telecommunications, including internet, television, and telephony services; Business Solutions, which provides network connectivity through its fibre network and data centre assets to support voice, data, networking, hosting, and cloud-based services for businesses, governments, and other telecommunications providers; and Media, which consist of media properties, including television and radio broadcasting, shopping, publishing, sports media and entertainment, and digital media.


Schlumberger provides technology for reservoir characterization, drilling, production and processing to the oil and gas industry. The company has four segments: Reservoir Characterization, which consists of the principal technologies involved in finding and defining hydrocarbon resources; Drilling, which consists of the principal technologies involved in the drilling and positioning of oil and gas wells; Production, which consists of the principal technologies involved in the lifetime production of oil and gas reservoirs; and Cameron, which consists of the principal technologies involved in pressure and flow control for drilling and intervention rigs, oil and gas wells and production facilities.


Splunk provides software solutions that enable users to investigate, monitor, analyze and act on machine data. The company's main product is Splunk Enterprise, a machine data platform, comprised of collection, indexing, search, reporting, analysis, alerting, monitoring and data management capabilities. The company's Splunk Cloud delivers the capabilities of Splunk Enterprise as a service, while Splunk Light provides log search and analysis for information technology environments. The company also provides services that include maintenance and customer support, training services to its customers and channel partners, as well as consulting and implementation services to customers through its services team.

SPS Commerce

SPS Commerce is a provider of cloud-based supply chain management services for retailers, suppliers, grocers, distributors and logistics firms to orchestrate the management of item data, order fulfillment, inventory control and sales analytics across various channels. The services provided by the company eliminates the need for on-premise software and support staff by taking on that capability on the customer's behalf. The following services are enabled through the SPS Commerce cloud services Platform: Trading Partner Community, Trading Partner Fulfillment, Trading Partner Assortment, Trading Partner Analytics, Trading Partner Sourcing, and Other Trading Partner Solutions.

TD Ameritrade Holding

TD Ameritrade Holding is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is a provider of securities brokerage services and related technology-based financial services to retail clients and independent registered investment advisors. The products and services available to the company's clients include: common and preferred stock, Exchange-Traded Funds, options, futures, foreign exchange, mutual funds, fixed income, new and secondary issue securities, margin lending, cash management services, and annuities. The company provides the client service and support through the following means: websites, branches, email, telephone, TTY services for the hearing impaired, and mobile app.

Textron Inc.

Textron is a multi-industry company. The company's segments include: Textron Aviation, which manufactures, sells and services Beechcraft and Cessna aircraft, and services the Hawker brand of business jets; Bell, which supplies military and commercial helicopters, tiltrotor aircraft, and related spare parts and services; Textron Systems, which includes unmanned systems, marine and land systems, and simulation, training and other; Industrial, which designs and manufactures a variety of products within fuel systems and functional components and specialized vehicles product lines; and Finance, which provides financing to purchasers of new and pre-owned Textron Aviation aircraft and Bell helicopters.

Thermon Group Holdings

Thermon Group Holdings is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides engineered industrial process heating solutions for process industries. The company's products include a range of electric heat tracing cables, steam tracing components, tubing bundles, and instrument and control products, as well as complementary product lines including: self-regulating and power limiting heating cables; mineral insulated cable; skin effect trace heater; heat traced tube bundles for environmental gas sampling systems; heat transfer compounds and steam tracers for steam tracing solutions; control and monitoring systems for electric tracing of pipes, tanks, hoppers and instrument sampling systems.

Union Pacific Corp.

Union Pacific, through its operating subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, is a Class I railroad operating in the U.S. The company's network included route miles, linking Pacific Coast and Gulf Coast ports with the Midwest and eastern U.S. gateways and providing several corridors to key Mexican gateways. The company serves the western two-thirds of the country and maintains coordinated schedules with other rail carriers for the handling of freight to and from the Atlantic Coast, the Pacific Coast, the Southeast, the Southwest, Canada, and Mexico. The company's commodity groups includes agricultural products, energy, industrial, and premium.

US Concrete

U.S. Concrete is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is engaged as a producer of ready-mixed and as a supplier of aggregates. The company's products comprised of: ready-mixed concrete, which products consist of proportioned mixes it produces and delivers in an unhardened plastic state for placement and shaping into designed forms at the job site; aggregates products, which sells these aggregates for use in commercial, industrial and public works projects in the markets they serve; and other, which includes the company's building materials stores, hauling operations, aggregates distribution terminals, a recycled aggregates operation and concrete blocks.

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Verint Systems Inc.

Verint Systems is a provider of Actionable Intelligence? solutions. The company's segments include: Customer Engagement Solutions (Customer Engagement), which provides a portfolio across a spectrum of customer engagement functions; and Cyber Intelligence Solutions (Cyber Intelligence), which provides security and intelligence data mining software. The company's Customer Engagement products include: automated quality management, automated verification, branch surveillance and investigation, case management, chat engagement, coaching/learning, compliance recording, and customer communities. The company's Cyber Intelligence products include: cyber security, network intelligence suite, and situational intelligence.


Workday is a provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. The company's products include: Workday Financial Management, an application with financial capabilities, analytics and metrics, and auditable process management; and Workday Human Capital Management, which includes global human resources management (workforce lifecycle management, organization management, compensation, absence, and employee benefits administration) and global talent management (goal management, performance management, succession planning, and career and development planning). The company's other solutions include Adaptive Insights Business Planning Cloud, as well as Workday Data-as-a-Service.


Workiva is a provider of cloud-based solutions for connected data, reporting and compliance. The company's platform, Wdesk provides controlled collaboration, data linking, data integrations, granular permissions, process management and a full audit trail. Wdesk enables the company's users to collect, aggregate and prepare their unstructured and structured data in a cloud-based environment. Numbers, narrative, charts and graphics can be linked inside Wdesk. The company's Wdesk platform enables customers to collect, link, manage, report and analyze business data for a range of use cases across public and private companies, government agencies and higher-education institutions.

Xilinx Inc.

Xilinx designs and develops programmable devices and associated technologies, including: integrated circuits (ICs) in the form of programmable logic devices (PLDs), including programmable System on Chips and three-dimensional ICs; Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform, a multi-core heterogeneous compute platform; software design tools to program the PLDs; software development environments and embedded platforms; targeted reference designs; printed circuit boards; and intellectual property (IP), which consists of the company and third-party verification and IP cores. In addition to its programmable platforms, the company provides design services, customer training, field engineering and technical support.


Yext provides a knowledge engine platform that lets businesses control their digital knowledge in the cloud and sync it to its service and applications, known as its Knowledge Network, and includes Amazon Alexa, Apple Maps, Bing, Cortana, Facebook, Google, Google Assistant, Google Maps, Siri and Yelp. The company's cloud-based platform, the Yext Knowledge Engine, powers all of the company's main features, including Listings, Pages and Reviews, along with its other features and capabilities. The company provides annual and multi-year subscriptions to its platform. Subscriptions are provided in a range of packages with pricing based on specified feature sets and the number of licenses managed with its platform.

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