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  • Ross LaDuke
EUR 41.68 For Business Accounts Only

Vital Signs: Actionable charts

Key Points:

• A number of Banks and Thrifts are developing price and/or RS reversals. (ex. BHLB, OFG, STL, CHFC, CPF, GWB, PPBI, HOPE, MTB,CBSH)

• Money management/Capital markets and Insurance names remain leadership in the Financial Sector. (ex. AMP, NAVI, PMT, JEF, JRVR, and MCY.
Ameriprise Financial

Ameriprise Financial is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides a range of products and services to individual and institutional clients. The company's segments are: Advice and Wealth Management, which provides financial planning and advice, as well as brokerage services, to retail clients through its advisors; Asset Management, which provides investment management, advice and products to clients through the Columbia Threadneedle Investments? brand; Annuities, which provides variable and fixed annuity products to clients; and Protection, which provides products to address the protection and risk management needs of the company's retail clients including life, disability income insurance.

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.

Boot Barn Holdings

Boot Barn Holdings is a retail chain focused on western and work-related footwear, apparel and accessories. The company's stores, which are freestanding or located in strip centers, feature an assortment of brands and styles, coupled with store associates. The company's product offering is anchored by a selection of western and work boots and an assortment of coordinating apparel and accessories. The company also carries assortments of denim, western shirts, cowboy hats, belts and belt buckles, western-style jewelry and accessories. The company's work assortment includes footwear, outerwear, overalls, denim and shirts for the physically demanding jobs.

Central Pacific Financial Corp.

Central Pacific Financial is a bank holding company. Through its bank and its subsidiaries, the company provides a range of banking services and products to businesses, personnel and individuals. The company's business activities are focused primarily in Hawaii. The company provides its customers with a range of loan products, including residential mortgage loans, commercial and consumer loans and lines of credit, commercial real estate loans and construction loans. Additionally, the company provides wealth management products and services, such as non-deposit investment products, annuities, insurance, investment management, asset custody and general consultation and planning services.

Chemical Financial Corp.

Chemical Financial is a financial holding company. The company's subsidiary, Chemical Bank, provides a range of banking and fiduciary products and services. These include business and personal checking accounts, savings and individual retirement accounts, time deposit instruments, electronically accessed banking products, residential and commercial real estate financing, commercial lending, consumer financing, debit cards, safe deposit box services, money transfer services, automated teller machines, access to insurance and investment products, corporate and personal wealth management services, mortgage banking and other banking services. The company operates in one segment: commercial banking.

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.

Core-Mark Holding Co

Core-Mark Holding Company is a wholesale distributor to the convenience retail industry, providing sales, marketing, distribution and logistics services to customer in the U.S. and Canada. The company purchases a variety of brand name and private label products from suppliers and manufacturers. The company provides a variety of food/non-food products, including fast food, candy, snacks, groceries, fresh products, dairy, bread, beverages, other tobacco products, alternative nicotine products, general merchandise and health and beauty care products. The company operates consolidation centers which buy products from its suppliers in bulk quantities and then redistribute the products to its other distribution centers.


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

Diebold Inc.

Diebold Nixdorf is engaged in enabling Connected Commerce?. The company automates, digitizes and transforms the way people bank and shop. The company's integrated solutions connect digital and physical channels for consumers. The company's operating structure is focused on its two customer segments consisting of Banking and Retail. The products for banking customers consist of cash recyclers and dispensers, deposit terminals, teller automation and kiosk technologies, as well as physical security solutions. The retail product portfolio includes modular, integrated and mobile point of sale and self-checkout terminals that meet automation and omnichannel requirements of consumers.

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 of the restaurant industry 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, pasta entrees and lighter fare, as well as cocktails, beers and desserts. IHOP restaurants feature table service, and food and beverage offerings in a family atmosphere. The restaurants are known for pancakes.

Great Western Bancorp

Great Western Bancorp is a bank holding company focused on relationship-based business and agri-business banking. The company serves its customers through branches in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. The company focuses on business banking, complemented by its agri-business banking, retail banking and wealth management services. The company's loan portfolio consists mainly of business loans, comprised of commercial real estate loans and commercial non-real estate loans. The company also provides a range of deposit and loan products to its retail customers. The company is engaged in private banking, financial planning, investment management and insurance operations.

Hope Bancorp

Hope Bancorp is a bank holding company. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Bank of Hope, the company provides a range of commercial and retail banking loan and deposit products. The company accepts deposits and originates a variety of loans, including commercial business loans, real estate loans, trade finance loans, Small Business Administration loans, auto loans, single-family mortgages, warehouse lines of credit, personal loans, and credit cards. The company provides cash management services, which include remote deposit capture, lock box and automated clearing house origination services. The company also provides a mobile banking application for smart devices that extends access to banking services.

James River Group Holdings

Jefferies Financial Group

Jefferies Financial Group is a financial services company engaged in investment banking and capital markets, asset management and direct investing. The company's operating and reportable segments consist of Investment Banking, Capital Markets and Asset Management, which focuses on investment banking, equities and fixed income, and also the company primarily serves institutional investors, corporations and government entities; and Merchant Banking, which includes investments in Linkem S.p.A., the fixed wireless broadband service provider in Italy; Vitesse Energy, LLC and JETX Energy, LLC, which engaged in oil and gas production and development; and real estate.

LCI Industries

LCI Industries supplies an array of components for the original equipment manufacturers in the recreation and industrial product markets, consisting of recreational vehicles and adjacent industries including buses; trailers used to haul boats, livestock, equipment and other cargo; trucks; boats; trains; manufactured homes; and modular housing. The company also supplies components to the related aftermarkets of these industries, primarily by selling to retail dealers, wholesale distributors and service centers. The company's products include steel chassis and related components, axles and suspension solutions, slide-out mechanisms and solutions, and thermoformed bath, kitchen and other products.

M&T Bank Corp.

M&T Bank is a bank holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides individuals, corporations and other businesses, and institutions with commercial and retail banking services, including loans and deposits, trust, mortgage banking, asset management, insurance and other financial services. Banking activities are primarily focused on consumers residing in New York State, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia and on small and medium-size businesses based in those areas. Certain subsidiaries also conduct activities in other areas.

Mercury General Corp.

Mercury General is an insurance holding company. Through its insurance subsidiaries, the company writes personal automobile insurance. The company also writes homeowners, commercial automobile, commercial property, mechanical protection, and umbrella insurance. The company provides the following types of automobile coverage: collision, property damage, bodily injury, comprehensive, personal injury protection, underinsured and uninsured motorist, and other hazards. The company provides the following types of homeowners coverage: dwelling, liability, personal property, fire, and other hazards. The company sells its policies through a network of independent agents, its insurance agencies, and directly through internet sales portals.

Navient Corp

Navient is a provider of education loan management and business processing solutions. The company's segments include: Federal Education Loans, in which the company holds and acquires Federal Family Education Loan Program Loans and performs servicing and asset recovery services on its own loan portfolio, federal education loans owned by the United States Department of Education and other institutions; Consumer Lending, in which the company holds, originates and acquires consumer loans and performs servicing activities on its own education loan portfolio; and Business Processing, which performs revenue cycle management and business processing services for non-education related government and healthcare clients.

OFG Bancorp

OFG Bancorp is a financial holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides banking and financial services to its clients through a range of banking and financial solutions. The company's business segments include: Banking, which provides deposits and commercial, consumer and mortgage loans, and mortgage banking activities; Wealth Management, which include financial planning, money management, investment banking, brokerage services, insurance sales activity, corporate and individual trust, and retirement services, as well as retirement plan administration services; and Treasury, which encompasses all of the company's asset/liability management activities.

Pacific Premier Bancorp Inc.

Pacific Premier Bancorp is a bank holding company. The company operates through its subsidiary, Pacific Premier Bank. Through its branches and its Internet website at, the company provides an array of deposit products and services, including checking, money market and savings accounts, cash management services, electronic banking services, and on-line bill payment. The company also provides an array of loan products, such as commercial business loans, lines of credit, Small Business Administration loans, commercial real estate loans, agribusiness loans, home equity lines of credit, construction loans, farmland and consumer loans.

PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust

PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust is a holding company and a finance company. The company's business includes four segments: correspondent production, which serves as an intermediary between mortgage lenders and the capital markets by purchasing, pooling and reselling newly originated prime credit quality mortgage loans; credit sensitive strategies, which include distressed mortgage loans, and real estate acquired in settlement of mortgage loans; interest rate sensitive strategies, which include excess servicing spread and interest rate hedging activities; and corporate activities, which includes certain interest income and management fee and other corporate expenses.

Shake Shack

Shake Shack is a roadside burger stand serving an American menu of burgers, hot dogs, crispy chicken, frozen custard, crinkle cut fries, shakes, beer, wine and others. The company operates and licenses Shake Shack restaurants. The company's menu include: Burgers & Chicken, which includes the SmokeShack?, 'Shroom Burger? (Co.'s vegetarian burger), Shack Stack? and Hamburger, as well as Chick'n Shack?; Crinkle Cut Fries, which are made from Yukon potatoes; Hot Dogs, which includes beef hot dogs and chicken dogs; Frozen Custard, which is made from vanilla and chocolate recipes and milk; Beer, Wine and Beverages, which provides local craft beers; and Dogs Are Welcome Too, which provides dog biscuits.

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.

Triumph Group Inc.

Triumph Group designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs, and overhauls a portfolio of aerospace and defense systems, components, and structures. The company provides its products and services through three segments: Triumph Integrated Systems, which is engaged in the design, development and support of proprietary components, subsystems and systems, as well as production of assemblies using external designs; Triumph Aerospace Structures, whose companies supply commercial, business, regional and military manufacturers with metallic and composite structures and produce close-tolerance parts; and Triumph Product Support, whose companies provide solutions for commercial, regional and military aircraft.

Viad Corp.

Viad is an experiential services company with operations in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., continental Europe, and the United Arab Emirates. The company operates through two business groups: GES U.S. and GES International, which is a live events company that produces exhibitions, conferences, corporate events, and consumer events including audio-visual services from technology to content and design, along with registration, data analytics, engagement, and online tools powered that help clients manage their events; and Pursuit, which is a collection of travel experiences that include recreational attractions, hotels and lodges, food and beverage, retail, sightseeing, and ground transportation services.

Vonage Holdings

Vonage Holdings is a provider of cloud communications services for businesses and consumers. The company also provides a suite of residential communication solutions. For its Business customers, the company provides cloud-based Unified Communications as a Service solutions, comprised of integrated voice, text, video, data, collaboration, and mobile applications over its Session Initiation Protocol based Voice over Internet Protocol network. The company also provides Communications Platform as a Service solutions by embedding communications into apps, websites and business processes. For its Consumer customers, the company provides voice and messaging services and other features on a variety of devices.

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