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AdvanSix is a manufacturer of Nylon 6, a polymer resin which is a synthetic material used by the company's customers to produce plastics, fibers, filaments and films that, in turn, are used in such end-products as automotive and electronic components, carpets, sports apparel, fishing nets and food and industrial packaging. The company also sells other products including caprolactam, ammonium sulfate fertilizers, and other chemical intermediates. The company sells its Nylon 6 resin under the Aegis? brand name, its nylon films under the Capran? brand name and its ammonium sulfate fertilizer under the Sulf-N? brand name. Chemical intermediates are also sold under the brand names of Nadone?, Naxol? and EZ-Blox?.

American Financial Group Inc.

American Financial Group is a holding company. Through its subsidiary, Great American Insurance Group, the company is engaged primarily in property and casualty insurance, focusing on commercial products for businesses, and in the sale of fixed, fixed-indexed and variable-indexed annuities in the retail, financial institutions, broker-dealer and registered investment advisor markets. The company's property and casualty insurance segments consist of property and transportation, specialty casualty, and specialty financial. The company's annuity segment is focused on the sale of fixed and indexed annuities in the retail, financial institutions, broker-dealer and registered investment advisor markets .

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.

Ameris Bancorp

Ameris Bancorp is a financial holding company. Through its subsidiary, Ameris Bank, the company provides a range of banking services to its retail and commercial customers in Georgia, Alabama, Florida and South Carolina. The company provides agricultural loans, commercial business loans, commercial and residential real estate construction and mortgage loans, consumer loans, revolving lines of credit and letters of credit. The company also provides a range of deposit accounts and services to both retail and commercial customers, which include commercial and retail checking accounts, regular interest-bearing savings accounts, money market accounts, individual retirement accounts and certificates of deposit.

Anaptys Bio

AnaptysBio is a clinical stage biotechnology company developing antibody product candidates. Etokimab, the company's anti-IL-33 antibody drug candidate, inhibits the activity of the interleukin-33 cytokine that is applicable to the treatment of atopic inflammatory disorders, such as moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis, eosinophilic asthma, chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps, and potentially other allergic conditions. ANB019 inhibits the interleukin-36 receptor, for the treatment of rare inflammatory diseases including generalized pustular psoriasis and palmoplantar pustulosis. The company's wholly-owned pipeline includes anti-inflammatory checkpoint receptor modulator antibodies.

Berkshire Hills Bancorp

Berkshire Hills Bancorp is the holding company for Berkshire Bank and Berkshire Insurance Group, Inc. The company provides a range of deposit, lending, insurance, and wealth management products to retail and commercial customers. The company's loan portfolio is segregated into the following segments: commercial real estate, commercial and industrial, residential mortgage, and consumer. Commercial real estate loans include construction, single and multi-family, and other commercial real estate classes. Residential mortgage loans include classes for one-to-four family owner occupied and construction loans. Consumer loans include home equity, direct and indirect auto, and other consumer loan classes.

BOK Financial Corp.

BOK Financial is a financial holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides service banking in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Northwest Arkansas, Colorado, Arizona, and Kansas/Missouri. The company's principal lines of business are: Commercial Banking, which includes lending, treasury and cash management services and customer risk management products; Consumer Banking, which retail lending and deposit services, lending and deposit services; and Wealth Management, which provides fiduciary services, private bank services and investment advisory services, as well as underwrites state and municipal securities and engages in brokerage and trading activities.

Cadence Bancorporation

Cadence is a bank holding company. The company is engaged in commercial lending to middle-market customers and provide a range of commercial loans to middle-market commercial businesses, individuals and business owners. The company's loan portfolio includes commercial and industrial loans, residential real estate loans, commercial real estate loans and other consumer loans. The company also provides its customers a variety of deposit products, including checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts and other deposit accounts, through multiple channels, including its network of full-service branches, drive-thru branches, ATMs, ITMs, and its online, mobile and telephone banking platforms.

Capri Holdings Limited

Comerica Inc.

Comerica is a financial holding company, engaged in lending to and accepting deposits from businesses and individuals. The company's segments are: Business Bank, which provides commercial loans and lines of credit, deposits, cash management, capital market products, international trade finance, letters of credit, foreign exchange management services and loan syndication services; Retail Bank, which provides consumer lending, consumer deposit gathering and mortgage loan origination; and Wealth Management, which provides products and services consisting of fiduciary services, private banking, retirement services, investment management and advisory services, investment banking and brokerage services.

Consolidated Edison Inc.

Consolidated Edison is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is engaged in provision of energy services. The company's subsidiaries include: Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.'s principal business operations are its regulated electric, gas and steam delivery businesses; Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc.'s principal business operations are its regulated electric and gas delivery businesses; Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses, Inc. develops, owns and operates renewable and energy infrastructure projects and provides energy-related products and services to wholesale and retail customers; and Con Edison Transmission, Inc. invests in electric and gas transmission projects.

Discover Financial Services

Discover Financial Services is a bank holding, as well as a financial holding company. The company manages its business activities in two segments: Direct Banking, which includes consumer banking and lending products, specifically Discover-branded credit cards issued to individuals on the Discover Network and other consumer banking products and services, including student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, and deposit products; and Payment Services, which includes the PULSE network, Diners Club International and its Network Partners business, which provides payment transaction processing and settlement services on the Discover Network.

Duke Energy Corp.

Duke Energy is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company operates as an energy company. The company's segments include: Electric Utilities and Infrastructure, which provides retail electric service through the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to customers within the Southeast and Midwest regions of the United States; Gas Utilities and Infrastructure, which conducts natural gas operations, as well as owns, operates and has investments in various pipeline transmission and natural gas storage facilities; and Commercial Renewables, which acquires, develops, builds, operates and owns wind and solar renewable generation throughout the continental United States.

Entergy Corp.

Entergy is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is an integrated energy company engaged mainly in electric power production and retail distribution operations. The company owns and operates power plants. The company has two segments: Utility, which generates, transmits, distributes and sells electric power to retail and wholesale customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas; and Entergy Wholesale Commodities, which includes the ownership, operation, and decommissioning of nuclear power plants, located in the northern United States, the sale of the electric power produced by its operating plants to wholesale customers, and also provides services to other nuclear power plant owners.

EQT Corporation

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


Equity Bancshares is a bank holding company. Through its subsidiary, Equity Bank, the company provides a range of financial services primarily to businesses and business owners as well as individuals. The company provides a variety of loans, including commercial and industrial, commercial real estate-backed loans, commercial lines of credit, working capital loans, term loans, equipment financing, acquisition, expansion and development loans, borrowing base loans, real estate construction loans, homebuilder loans, agricultural, government guaranteed loans, letters of credit and other loan products to national and regional companies, real estate developers, agribusiness companies and other businesses.

First Internet Bancorp

First Internet Bancorp is a bank holding company. Through its subsidiary, First Internet Bank of Indiana, the company provides a range of commercial, small business, consumer and municipal banking products and services. The company conducts its consumer and small business deposit operations through online channels on a nationwide basis. The company's residential mortgage products are provided nationwide primarily through an online direct-to-consumer platform and are supplemented with Central Indiana-based mortgage and construction lending. The company's consumer lending products are primarily originated on a nationwide basis over the Internet as well as through relationships with dealerships and financing partners.

Fossil Group

Fossil Group is a design, marketing and distribution company that focuses on consumer fashion accessories. The company's principal offerings include a line of men's and women's fashion watches and jewelry, handbags, small leather goods, belts and sunglasses. The company's products are distributed through various distribution channels, including wholesale in countries where the company has a physical presence, direct to the consumer through the company's retail stores and commercial websites and through third-party distributors in countries where the company does not maintain a physical presence. The company's reportable operating segments are comprised of Americas, Europe, and Asia.

H&R Block Inc.

H&R Block provides assisted, do-it-yourself, and virtual tax return preparation solutions through various channels (including in-person, online and mobile applications, virtual, and desktop software) and distributes the company-branded products and services to the general public in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and their respective territories. The company also provides additional services, such as Refund Transfers, its Peace of Mind? Extended Service Plan (POM), H&R Block Emerald Prepaid Mastercard?, H&R Block Emerald Advance? lines of credit, Tax Identity Shield?, and Refund Advance loans. For its Canadian clients the company also provides POM, H&R Block Instant Refund?, and H&R Block Pay With Refund? services.

Haemonetics Corp.

Haemonetics is a healthcare company. The company has three product categories: Plasma, which includes plasma collection devices and disposables, plasma donor management software, and anticoagulant and saline sold to plasma customers; Blood Center, which includes blood collection and processing devices and disposables for red cells, platelets and whole blood as well as related donor management software; and Hospital, which is comprised of Hemostasis Management and Cell Processing products, includes devices and methodologies for measuring coagulation characteristics of blood, surgical blood salvage systems, blood cell processing systems, disposables and blood transfusion management software.

Harley-Davidson Inc.

Harley-Davidson is the parent company of Harley-Davidson Motor Company (HDMC) and Harley-Davidson Financial Services (HDFS). The company's segments are: Motorcycles and Related Products, which consists of HDMC that designs, manufactures and sells Harley-Davidson motorcycles as well as motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise and services; and Financial Services, which consists of HDFS that is engaged in the business of financing and servicing wholesale inventory receivables and retail consumer loans, primarily for the purchase of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. HDFS also provides motorcycle insurance and protection products to motorcycle owners.

Heritage Financial Corp.

Heritage Financial is a bank holding company. The company is primarily engaged in the business of planning, directing, and coordinating the business activities of its wholly owned subsidiary, Heritage Bank (the Bank). The company's business consists primarily of commercial lending and deposit relationships with small and medium sized businesses and their owners in its market areas, and accepting deposits from the general public. The company also makes real estate construction and land development loans and consumer loans. The Bank also originates for sale or investment purposes one-to-four family residential loans on residential properties located primarily in the company's market.

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Invesco Limited

Mien Trung Power Investment and Development

Mien Trung Power Invs & Dev JSC. Mien Trung Power Investment and Development Joint Stock Company is a Vietnam-based company engaged in the electric utility sector. The Company principally generates and distributes hydroelectric power. It is also engaged in the provision of construction services of hydro power plants, civil and industrial works, as well as installation services of concrete components and steel structures for construction works. In addition, the Company is involved in the exploitation, manufacture and trade of construction materials, such as stones, sand and pebbles; as well as real estate activities and office leasing services. It supplies electric power to Khanh Hoa Power Joint Stock Company.

Movado Group Inc.

Movado Group designs, sources, markets and distributes watches. The company's portfolio of watch brands comprised of owned brands MOVADO?, MVMT?, OLIVIA BURTON?, EBEL? and CONCORD? as well as licensed brands COACH?, TOMMY HILFIGER?, HUGO BOSS?, LACOSTE?, SCUDERIA FERRARI?, REBECCA MINKOFF? and URI MINKOFF?. The company conducts its business primarily in two operating segments: Watch and Accessory Brands, which includes the designing, manufacturing and distribution of watches of quality owned brands and licensed brands; and Company Stores, which includes retail outlet locations in the U.S. and Canada. The company divides its business into two primary geographic locations: U.S. and International.

NewAge Inc

Park-Ohio Holdings Corp.

Park-Ohio Holdings is an international company providing customers with a supply chain management outsourcing service, capital equipment used on their production lines, and manufactured components used to assemble their products. The company operates through three reportable segments: Supply Technologies, which provides Supply Management?; Assembly Components, which designs, develops and manufactures aluminum products and direct fuel injection fuel rails and pipes, fuel filler pipes, and rubber assemblies; and Engineered Products, which operates a group of manufacturing businesses that designs and manufactures a range of engineered products including induction heating and melting systems.

Pinnacle West Capital Corp.

Pinnacle West Capital is a holding company. Through its subsidiary, Arizona Public Service Company, the company provides either retail or wholesale electric service to most of the State of Arizona, with the exceptions of about one-half of the Phoenix metropolitan area, the Tucson metropolitan area and Mohave County in northwestern Arizona. The company's business segment is its regulated electricity segment, which consists of regulated retail and wholesale electricity businesses (primarily electric service to Native Load customers) and related activities, and includes electricity generation, transmission and distribution.

Portland General Electric

Portland General Electric is an electric utility engaged in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and retail sale of electricity in the state of Oregon. The company also participates in the wholesale market by purchasing and selling electricity and natural gas. The company's generating facilities consist of thermal plants (natural gas- and coal-fired), wind farms, and hydroelectric. The company owns or has contractual rights associated with transmission lines that deliver electricity from its generation facilities to its distribution system in its service territory and also to the Western Interconnection.

Radius Health Inc

Radius Health is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing endocrine therapeutics in the areas of osteoporosis and oncology. The company's commercial product, TYMLOSTM (abaloparatide) injection is designed for the treatment of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at high risk for fracture, or patients who have failed or are intolerant to other available osteoporosis therapy. The company is developing an abaloparatide transdermal patch for potential use in the treatment of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. The company is also developing its Elacestrant, a selective estrogen receptor degrader, for potential use in the treatment of hormone receptor-positive breast cancer.

Raymond James Financial Inc.

Raymond James Financial is a bank holding company and financial holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is engaged in financial services activities. The company's segments include: Private Client Group, which provides financial planning and securities transaction services through a branch office network; Capital Markets, which conducts institutional sales, securities trading, equity research, investment banking and the syndication and management of investments that qualify for tax credits; Asset Management, which provides portfolio management and related administrative services for retail and institutional clients; and Raymond James Bank, N.A., which provides loans such as corporate loans.

Regions Financial Corp.

Regions Financial is a banking holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company has the following segments: Corporate Bank, which represents its commercial banking functions including commercial and industrial, commercial real estate and investor real estate lending; Consumer Bank, which represents its branch network, including consumer banking products and services related to residential first mortgages, home equity lines and loans, branch small business loans, indirect loans, consumer credit cards and other consumer loans; and Wealth Management, which provides credit related products, trust and investment management, asset management, retirement and savings solutions and estate planning.

Sanderson Farms Inc.

Sanderson Farms is a poultry processing company engaged in the production, processing, marketing and distribution of frozen chicken products, including processed and minimally prepared chicken. The company sells ice-packed, chill-packed, bulk-packed and frozen chicken, in whole, cut-up and boneless form to retailers, distributors, and casual dining operators, and to customers who resell frozen chicken into export markets. The company operates through: Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Production Division), which is engaged in the production of chickens to the broiler stage; and Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Processing Division), which is engaged in the processing, sale and distribution of chicken products.

Santander Consumer USA Holdings

Santander Consumer USA Holdings is a holding company, focused on vehicle finance and third-party servicing. The company is engaged in the indirect origination and securitization of retail installment contracts through manufacturer-franchised dealers in connection with their sale of new and used vehicles. Uder the Chrysler Agreement with FCA US LLC (FCA), the company operates as FCA's preferred provider for consumer loans, leases and Dealer Loans and provides services to FCA customers and dealers. These products and services include consumer retail installment contracts and leases, as well as Dealer Loans for inventory, construction, real estate, working capital and revolving lines of credit.

Sierra Bancorp

Sierra Bancorp is a bank holding company. Through its principal subsidiary, Bank of the Sierra, the company provides a range of retail and commercial banking services. The company provides a variety of other banking products and services to complement and support its lending and deposit products, including remote deposit capture and payroll services for business customers. The company's lending activities cover real estate, commercial (including small business), mortgage warehouse, agricultural, and consumer loans. The company's real estate loans are secured by commercial, office and agricultural properties, but the company also provides commercial construction loans and multifamily credit facilities among other types of loans.

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Silverbow Resources

SilverBow Resources is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the exploration, development, acquisition, and operation of oil and gas properties, with a focus on oil and natural gas reserves in the Eagle Ford trend in Texas.

Skechers USA Cl A

Skechers USA 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 also designs and markets men's and women's Skechers branded lifestyle apparel, and license the Skechers brand to others for accessories, leather goods, eyewear and scrub manufacturers, among others. The company's product offering is sold through department and specialty stores, athletic and independent retailers, boutiques and internet retailers. In addition to wholesale distribution, the company's footwear is available at its direct-to-consumer websites and its own retail stores.

Sterling Bancorp

Sterling Bancorp is a bank holding company and financial holding company. Through its subsidiary, Sterling National Bank (the Bank), the company provides commercial, business, and consumer banking products and services. The Bank's principal business is accepting deposits and, together with funds generated from operations and borrowings, investing in various types of loans and securities. The Bank also operates its commercial finance businesses, which include asset-based lending, payroll financing, factoring, warehouse lending, equipment financing, and public sector financing. The company's commercial banking teams focus on the origination of commercial and industria loans and commercial mortgage loans.

Steven Madden Ltd.

Steven Madden designs, sources, markets and sells name brand and private label footwear for women, men and children and name brand and private label handbags and accessories. The company licenses its trademarks for use in connection with the manufacturing, marketing and sale of various products by third party licensees. The company's products are marketed through its retail stores and its e-commerce websites within the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the company's joint ventures in South Africa, China, Taiwan and Israel, as well as department stores, specialty stores, retailers, national chains, mass merchants, online retailers and catalog retailers throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, certain European nations and Tunisia.

Synovus Financial Corp

Synovus Financial is a financial services company and a bank holding company. Through its subsidiary bank, Synovus Bank, the company provides commercial banking services and retail banking services. The company's commercial banking services include treasury management, asset management, capital markets services, institutional trust services and commercial, financial and real estate loans. The company's retail banking services include accepting customary types of demand and savings deposits accounts; mortgage, installment and other consumer loans; investment and brokerage services; safe deposit services; automated banking services; automated fund transfers; and Internet-based banking services.

Travelers Cos Inc.

Travelers Companies is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is engaged in providing commercial and personal property and casualty insurance products and services to businesses, government units, associations and individuals. The company's segments include: Business Insurance, which provides property and casualty insurance and insurance-related services; Bond and Specialty Insurance, which provides surety, fidelity, management liability, professional liability, and other property and casualty coverages and related risk management services, and certain specialty insurance products; and Personal Insurance, which writes property and casualty insurance covering individuals' personal risks.

Universal Display Corp.

Universal Display is engaged in the research, development and commercialization of organic light emitting diode (OLED) technologies and materials for use in displays and lighting applications. The company manufactures and sells its proprietary OLED materials to customers for evaluation and use in commercial OLED products. The company also enters into agreements with manufacturers of OLED display and lighting products under which the company grants them licenses to practice under the company's patents and to use the company's proprietary know-how. At the same time, the company works with these and other companies that are evaluating the company's OLED technologies and materials for possible use in commercial OLED display and lighting products.

Western Alliance Bancorp

Western Alliance is a bank holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides a variety of financial services to customers, including commercial real estate loans, construction and land development loans, commercial loans, and consumer loans. The company provides deposit products, including checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, and other types of deposit accounts, including fixed-rate, fixed maturity certificates of deposit. In addition to commercial banking activities, the company provides other financial services to its customers, including: internet banking, wire transfers, electronic bill payment and presentment, lock box services, courier, and cash management services.

Yum! Brands Inc.

Yum! Brands franchises or operates a system of quick service restaurants through its KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell brands. The company's operating segments consist of the KFC Division, the Pizza Hut Division and the Taco Bell Division. KFC restaurants provides fried and non-fried chicken products such as sandwiches, chicken strips, chicken-on-the-bone and other chicken products marketed under a variety of names. Pizza Hut is engaged in the sale of ready-to-eat pizza products. Pizza Hut operates in the delivery, carryout and casual dining segments. Taco Bell is engaged in Mexican-style food products, including various types of tacos, burritos, quesadillas, salads, nachos and other related items.

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