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Short Shots is a collection of technically vulnerable charts culled from the Negative Inflecting and Toppy columns within our Weekly Compass report or from various technical screening processes. The charts contained in this report have developed concerning technical patterns that suggest further price deterioration is likely. For these reasons Short Shots can also be a great source of ideas for investors interested in short-selling candidates.
Allegheny Technologies Inc.

Allegheny Technologies manufactures specialty materials and components, ranging from alloy development to finished components, as well as producing powders for use in jet engine forgings and 3D-printed aerospace products. The company's segments are: High Performance Materials & Components, which produces a range of materials and components, including advanced metallic powder alloys, made from titanium and titanium-based alloys, nickel-based alloys and superalloys; and Flat Rolled Products, which nickel-based alloys, specialty alloys, titanium and titanium-based alloys, and stainless steel in a variety of product forms including plate, sheet, engineered strip, and Precision Rolled Strip? products.

American Equity Investment Life Holding Co.

American Equity Investment Life Holding is a holding company. The company is engaged in the development and sale of fixed index and fixed rate annuity products. Through its wholly-owned life insurance subsidiaries, American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company, American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company of New York and Eagle Life Insurance Company, the company issues fixed index annuity products, which allows policyholders to earn index credits based on the performance of a particular index without the risk of loss of their principal; and fixed rate deferred annuity products, which includes annual reset and multi-year rate guaranteed products.

Boingo Wireless

Boingo Wireless is a provider of wireless connectivity solutions for smartphones, tablets, laptops, wearables and other wireless-enabled consumer devices. Wholesale offerings include distributed antenna systems or small cells, which are cellular extension networks, multifamily, carrier offload, Wi-Fi roaming, private label Wi-Fi, and location-based services. Retail products include Wi-Fi services for military personnel living in the barracks of U.S. Army, Air Force and Marines bases around the world, and Wi-Fi subscriptions and day passes that provide access to commercial hotspots worldwide. The company operates Wi-Fi networks at U.S. Army, Air Force, and Marine bases around the world.

Credicorp Ltd.

CrediCorp is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is engaged in investing activities. Co. operates primarily through four operating segments: banking, investment banking, insurance, and pension funds. Banking - principally handling loans, credit facilities, deposits and current accounts. Insurance - principally comprising the issue of insurance policies to cover losses in commercial property, transportation, marine vessels, automobile, life, health and pension funds. Pension funds - providing services of private pension fund management to affiliated pensioners. Investment banking - provide investment brokerage and management to a broad and diverse clientele.

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.


Exelon Corp.

Exelon is a utility services holding company engaged in the generation, delivery, and marketing of energy through its subsidiary, Exelon Generation Company, LLC and the energy distribution and transmission businesses through Commonwealth Edison Company, Peco Energy Company, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company, Potomac Electric Power Company, Delmarva Power & Light Company and Atlantic City Electric Company. Through its business services subsidiary Exelon Business Services Company, LLC, the company provides its subsidiaries with a variety of support services. PHI Service Company, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings LLC's, provides support services, including legal, finance, engineering, among others.

Five Below

Five Below is a retailer providing a range of merchandise targeted at the tween and teen demographic. The company provides an assortment of products, all priced at $5 and below, including select brands and licensed merchandise across eight worlds: Style, Room, Sports, Tech, Create, Party, Candy and Now. The company operates in states that include Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, West Virginia, North Carolina, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Georgia, Texas, Tennessee, Maine, Alabama, Kentucky, Kansas, Florida, South Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Minnesota, California and Arkansas.

Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA ADS

Granite Construction Inc.

Granite Construction is a holding company, which delivers infrastructure solutions for public and private clients. The company's segments are: Transportation, which focuses on construction and rehabilitation of roads, pavement preservation, bridges, rail lines, airports and marine ports; Water, which focuses on water-related construction and water management solutions; Specialty, which focuses on construction of various complex projects including infrastructure/site development, mining, public safety, tunnel and power projects; and Materials, which focuses on production of aggregates, asphalt and construction related materials as well as proprietary sanitary and storm water rehabilitation products.

HSBC Holdings PLC

Jack in the Box Inc.

Jack in the Box operates and franchises Jack in the Box? quick-service restaurants (QSRs). Jack in the Box restaurants provide a selection of products including burgers like its Jumbo Jack? and product lines such as Buttery Jack? burgers and its Brunchfast? menu. The company also provides breakfast sandwiches with cracked eggs, tacos and curly fries, along with sandwiches, salads and real ice cream shakes, among other items. The company allows its guests to customize their meals and order any product, including breakfast items any time of the day (or night). The company operates and franchises Jack in the Box QSRs, primarily in the western and southern U.S., including in Guam.

Malibu Boats

Malibu Boats is a holding company. Through its subsidiary, Malibu Boats Holdings, LLC, the company is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of recreational powerboats, including performance sport boats, sterndrive and outboard boats under four brands: Malibu, Axis, Cobalt, and Pursuit. The company's product portfolio is used for a range of recreational boating activities including, among others, water sports such as water skiing, wakeboarding and wake surfing, as well as recreational boating. The company also provides various accessories and aftermarket parts. The company's boats are constructed of fiberglass, available in a range of sizes, hull designs and propulsion systems (i.e., inboard, sterndrive and outboard).

Methanex Corp.

Methanex is a producer and supplier of methanol to the international markets of Asia Pacific, North America, Europe and South America. Co.'s operations consist of the production and sale of methanol, a commodity chemical.


Ralph Lauren Corp

Ralph Lauren designs, markets, and distributes lifestyle products, including apparel, accessories, home furnishings, and other licensed product categories. The company's brand names include Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Chaps, and Club Monaco, among others. The company sells directly to customers via its retail stores, concession-based shop-within-shops, and through its own digital commerce sites; while its international licensing partners operated Ralph Lauren stores, Ralph Lauren concession shops, and Club Monaco stores and shops. The company has three segments: North America ; Europe; and Asia.

Rollins Inc.

Rollins is an international service company providing pest and termite control services via its subsidiaries in North America, Australia, and Europe with international franchises in Central America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Asia, the Mediterranean, Europe, Africa, Canada, Australia, and Mexico. The company's subsidiary, Orkin, LLC provides pest control services and protection against termite damage, rodents and insects to homes and businesses. The company's other subsidiaries include Orkin Canada, a pest control provider in Canada; Western Pest Services, a commercial pest control service company; and The Industrial Fumigant Company, a provider of pest management and sanitation services and products.

Suncor Energy Inc.

Suncor Energy is an energy company. Co.'s operations include oil sands development and upgrading, onshore and offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. Co.'s segments include: oil sands, which develop and produce synthetic crude oil and related products through the recovery and upgrading of bitumen; exploration and production, which include offshore activity, and the exploration and production of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids; and refining and marketing, which include the refining of crude oil products, and the distribution and marketing of these and other purchased products, as well as a lubricants plant.

Tellurian Inc

Tellurian is developing a portfolio of natural gas production, liquefied natural gas (LNG) marketing, and infrastructure assets that includes an LNG terminal facility (the Driftwood terminal), and three related pipelines (the Pipeline Network). The proposed Pipeline Network will consist of three pipelines, the Driftwood pipeline, the Haynesville Global Access Pipeline and the Permian Global Access Pipeline. The Driftwood pipeline interconnect with existing interstate pipelines throughout southwest Louisiana to secure adequate natural gas feedstock for the Driftwood terminal. The Driftwood pipeline will be comprised of pipeline segments and compressor stations.

Total S.A. ADS

UBS Group AG

UBS Group is a holding company. Through its subsidiary, UBS, Co. provides financial services including advisory services, underwriting, financing, market making, asset management and brokerage and retail banking. Co.'s operations are organized along five segments: Wealth Management (financial services to high net worth and ultra high net worth individuals as well as private and corporate clients); Wealth Management Americas (advice-based solutions for ultra high net worth, high net worth and core affluent individuals and families); Personal & Corporate Banking (provides financial products and services to private, corporate and institutional clients); Asset Management and Investment Bank.

Varian Medical Systems Inc.

Varian Medical Systems is a manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions. The company's segments are: Oncology Systems, which designs, manufactures, sells and services hardware and software products for treating cancer with radiotherapy and treatments such as fixed field intensity-modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy, volumetric modulated arc therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiotherapy and brachytherapy as well as associated equipment; and Proton Solutions, which develops, designs, manufactures, sells and services products and systems for delivering proton therapy for the treatment of cancer.

W.R. Grace & Co.

Grace (W.R.) is engaged in the production and sale of specialty chemicals and specialty materials through two reportable business segments: Grace Catalysts Technologies and Grace Materials Technologies. Grace Catalysts Technologies includes catalysts and related products and technologies used in refining, petrochemical and other chemical manufacturing applications. Grace Materials Technologies includes specialty materials, including silica-based and silica-alumina-based materials, used in consumer/pharma, chemical process, and coatings applications. The company conducts all of its business through a single wholly owned subsidiary, W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.

Williams Cos.

Williams Companies is an energy infrastructure company. The company's segments include: Northeast G&P, which includes its natural gas gathering, compression, processing, and natural gas liquids (NGLs) fractionation business in the Marcellus and Utica Shale regions; Atlantic-Gulf, which includes natural gas gathering, processing and treating, crude oil production handling, and NGL fractionation assets within the onshore, offshore shelf, and deepwater areas in and around the Gulf Coast states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama; and West, which includes natural gas gathering, processing, and treating assets in Colorado, Wyoming, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.

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