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For investors looking for bottom-fishing candidates; stocks that are breaking downtrends, exhibiting ascending reaction lows, and showing stabilizing relative strength.
ACCO Brands

ACCO Brands is a designer, marketer and manufacturer of consumer brands used in businesses, schools, and homes. The company has three business segments: ACCO Brands North America, which supplies consumer and business products under brands such as AT-A-GLANCE?, Five Star?, GBC?, Hilroy?, Kensington?, Mead?, Quartet?, and Swingline?; ACCO Brands EMEA, which designs, manufactures or sources and distributes storage and organization products such as lever-arch binders, sheet protectors and indexes, stapling, punching, laminating, binding and shredding products, and computer accessories; and ACCO Brands International, which supplies consumer and business products under brands such as Artline? and GBC?

Aegion Corp.

Aegion is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is engaged in providing solutions to rehabilitate aging infrastructure, primarily pipelines in the wastewater, water, energy, mining and refining industries. The company also maintains the operation of refineries and other industrial facilities and provides solutions for the strengthening of buildings, bridges and other structures. The company has three operating segments: Infrastructure Solutions, Corrosion Protection, and Energy Services.

American Public Education

American Public Education is a provider of online and on-campus postsecondary education. The company provides online postsecondary education directed primarily at the needs of the military and public safety communities through American Public University System, Inc., an online university that includes American Military University and American Public University. The company provides on-campus nursing education to students in Ohio through National Education Seminars, Inc., which it refers to as Hondros College of Nursing (HCON). HCON operates campuses in the State of Ohio, as well as an online RN-to-BSN Program, to serve the needs of the nursing and healthcare communities.


Aramark is a provider of food, facilities and uniform services to education, healthcare, business and industry, and sports, leisure and corrections clients. The company's Food and Support Services segments manage interrelated services-including food, hospitality, procurement and facility services-for school districts, colleges and universities, healthcare facilities, businesses, sports, entertainment and recreational venues, conference and convention centers, national and state parks and correctional institutions; and the company's Uniform and Career Apparel segment provides employee uniform solution, including design, sourcing and manufacturing, delivery, cleaning and maintenance on a contract basis.

Auburn National Bancorp

Auburn National Bancorporation is a bank holding company. Through its principal subsidairy, AuburnBank (the Bank), the company provides checking, savings, transaction deposit accounts and certificates of deposit, and is a residential mortgage lender in its primary service area. The Bank's primary service area includes the cities of Auburn and Opelika, AL and nearby surrounding areas in East Alabama, primarily in Lee County. The Bank also provides commercial, financial, agricultural, real estate construction and consumer loan products and other financial services. The Bank also provides online banking, bill payment and other electronic services through its Internet website,

Boise Cascade Company

Boise Cascade is a wood products manufacturer and building materials distributor. The company's line of products is used primarily in new residential construction, residential repair-and-remodeling projects, light commercial construction, and industrial applications. The company has two main segments. The company's Wood Products segment manufactures laminated veneer lumber, I-joists, and laminated beams, which are collectively referred to as EWP. The company's Building Materials Distribution segment sells a line of building materials, including oriented strand board, plywood, lumber, general line items such as siding, composite decking, metal products, insulation, and roofing, and EWP.

Buckle Inc.

The Buckle is a retailer of casual apparel, footwear, and accessories for young men and women. The company markets a selection of mainly brand name casual apparel including denims, other casual bottoms, tops, sportswear, outerwear, accessories, and footwear. The company provides denims from brands such as Miss Me, Rock Revival, Buffalo Jeans, KanCan, Flying Monkey, and Levi's. The company also incorporates services such as hemming, gift wrapping, layaways, a guest loyalty program, the Buckle private label credit card, personalized stylist services, and an order system that allows stores to obtain specifically requested merchandise from other the company stores or from the company's online order fulfillment center.


CEVA is a licensor of signal processing platforms and artificial intelligence (AI) processors for semiconductor companies and OEMs serving the mobile, consumer, automotive, industrial and IoT markets. The company's portfolio includes platforms for 5G baseband processing for handsets and RAN, end-to-end offerings for cellular Internet-of-Things (IoT), front-end voice software and algorithms along with digital signal processors for voice enabled devices and AI assistants, imaging computer vision for camera-enabled device, and AI processors that address a range of applications. For short range wireless, the company provides IPs for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

Cimpress NV

Cimpress is a technology company that aggregates, via the Internet, individually customized orders for a range of print, signage, apparel and similar products. Co. provides its products to market through a portfolio of brands including Vistaprint, its primary brand for micro business marketing products and services, as well as brands that it owns. The combined product assortment across its businesses include offerings in the following product categories: business cards, marketing materials such as flyers and postcards, digital and marketing services, writing instruments, signage, decorated apparel, promotional products and gifts, packaging, textiles and magazines and catalogs.

Coeur Mining Inc

Coeur Mining is a gold and silver producer, as well as a zinc and lead producer, with mines located in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Bolivia and exploration projects in the U.S. and Mexico. The company operates the Palmarejo complex, and the Rochester, Kensington, Wharf, Silvertip, and San Bartolome mines. The company's mining operations produce silver and/or gold dore and gold concentrate. The company's dore, as well as the concentrate product produced by the Wharf mine, is refined into gold and silver bullion and then sells to multi-national banks, bullion trading houses, and refiners across the globe. The company's gold concentrate products from the Kensington mine are primarily sold to one smelter.

Cross Country Healthcare

Cross Country Healthcare provides healthcare staffing, recruiting and workforce solutions. The company's business consists of three business segments: Nurse and Allied Staffing, which provides staffing, including temporary and permanent placement of travel nurses and allied personnel, and branch-based local nurses and allied staffing; Physician Staffing, which provides physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants under its Medical Doctor Associates brand; and Other Human Capital Management Services, which provides search services for physicians, healthcare executives, nurses, advanced practice and allied health personnel.

Delek US Holdings

Delek US Holdings is engaged in the downstream energy business focused on petroleum refining, the transportation, storage and wholesale distribution of crude oil, intermediate and refined products. The company has two segments: refining, which operates independent refineries in Tyler, TX, El Dorado, AR, Big Spring, TX and Krotz Springs, LA; and logistics, which gathers, transports and stores crude oil and markets, distributes, transports and stores refined products in select regions of the southeastern U.S. and west Texas for both its refining segment and third parties. The company's refining segment also includes biodiesel facilities that produces biodiesel fuels and related activities.

Diebold Inc.

Diebold Nixdorf provides connected commerce solutions. Product-related services provided by the company include monitoring and resolution of incidents via remote service capabilities or an on-site visit. The company also provides front end applications for consumer connection points and back end platforms that manage channel transactions, operations and integration. The systems portfolio consists of cash recyclers and dispensers, intelligent deposit terminals, teller automation tools, physical security devices, integrated and mobile point of sale (POS) systems. Supplementing the POS system is a range of peripherals, including printers, scales and mobile scanners, as well as the cash management portfolio.

Dillard's Inc.

Dillard's is a fashion apparel, cosmetics and home furnishing retailer. The company operates Dillard's stores, including clearance centers, and an Internet store providing a selection of merchandise including fashion apparel for women, men and children, accessories, cosmetics, home furnishings and other consumer goods. The company also operates a contracting construction company, CDI Contractors, LLC, a portion of whose business includes constructing and remodeling stores for the company The company operates retail department stores primarily in the southwest, southeast and midwest regions of U. S. The company's merchandise selections include brand such as Antonio Melani, Gianni Bini, GB, Roundtree & Yorke and Daniel Cremieux.

Easterly Government Properties

Easterly Government Properties is an internally managed real estate investment trust focused primarily on the acquisition, development and management of Class A commercial properties that are leased to U.S. Government agencies. The operations of the company is carried on primarily through Easterly Government Properties LP (the Operating Partnership) and the wholly owned subsidiaries of the Operating Partnership.

Eaton Vance Corp.

Eaton Vance is engaged in managing investment funds and providing investment management and advisory services to high-net-worth individuals and institutions. Through its investment affiliates, the company manages: active equity, income and alternative strategies across a range of investment styles and asset classes, including U.S. and global equities, floating-rate bank loans, and high-yield and investment grade bonds; and a range of systematic investment strategies, including systematic equity, systematic alternatives and managed options strategies. The company also provides custom portfolio implementation and overlay services, including tax-managed and non-tax-managed Custom Core equity strategies.

Extreme Networks Inc.

Extreme Networks, together with its subsidiaries, is a provider of software-driven networking solutions for enterprise customers. Providing a combined solution from the data center to the access point, the company designs and develops wired and wireless network infrastructure equipment and develops the software for network management, policy, analytics, security and access controls. The company's product categories include: Edge/Access Ethernet switching systems; Aggregation/Core Ethernet switching systems; data center switching systems; high density Wi-Fi; distributed Wi-Fi networks; centralized network visibility, control, and insights, and cloud-based network management.

Financial Institutions Inc.

Financial Institutions is a financial holding company. Through its subsidiary, Five Star Bank, the company provides a range of banking services to consumer, commercial and municipal customers in Western and Central New York. Through its subsidiary, Scott Danahy Naylon, LLC, the company sells various premium-based insurance policies on a commission basis to commercial and consumer customers. Through its subsidiary, Courier Capital, LLC, the company provides customized investment management, investment consulting and retirement plan services to individuals, businesses, institutions, foundations and retirement plans. As of Dec 31 2016, the company had total assets of $4.10 billion and total deposits of $3.21 billion.

Floor & Decor Holdings

Floor & Decor Holdings is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is a specialty retailer of hard surface flooring and related accessories. The company's customers include installers and commercial businesses, Do It Yourself customers and customers who buy the products for installation. The company's primary product categories include Tile, Wood, Laminate/Luxury Vinyl Plank, Natural Stone, Decorative Accessories, and Accessories (Installation Materials and Tools). In addition to its stores, the company's website showcases its products, provides informational training and design ideas and has its products available for sale, which a customer can pick up in store or have delivered.

Fonar Corp.

Fonar is engaged in the business of designing, manufacturing, selling and servicing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners, which utilize MRI technology for the detection and diagnosis of human disease, abnormalities, other medical conditions and injuries. The company conducts its business in two segments. The medical equipment segment is conducted via the company and consists of its Fonar Upright? MRI. The physician and diagnostic management services is conducted via the company's subsidiary Health Management Corporation of America, which provides offices and equipment, personnel, administrative, billing and collections, diagnostic imaging and ancillary services, marketing strategies and expansion plans.

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General Dynamics Corp.

General Dynamics is an aerospace and defense company. The company has five operating segments: Aerospace, which provides a family of Gulfstream aircraft and services for business aircraft produced by Gulfstream and other original equipment manufacturers; Combat Systems, which provides combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; Information Technology, which provides technology solutions and mission services; Mission Systems, which provides command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance products and systems; and Marine Systems, which designs and builds nuclear-powered submarines, surface combatants, and auxiliary and combat-logistics ships.

Globus Medical

Globus Medical is a medical device company that develops and commercializes solutions for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. The company is primarily focused on implants for patients with spine disorders. The company's product categories are: Innovative Fusion, which include a range of implant and surgical approach options to treat degenerative, deformity, tumor, and trauma conditions along the entire spine, from the occiput to the sacrum; and Disruptive Technologies, which include expandable cages, minimally invasive surgical, imaging, navigational and robotic technology, motion preservation, and regenerative biologics technologies, as well as interventional pain management solutions.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Goldman Sachs Group is a bank holding company and financial holding company. The company operates in four business segments: Investment Banking, which serves public and private sector clients and provides financial advisory services; Institutional Client Services, which serve its clients who come to the company to buy and sell financial products, raise funding and manage risk; Investing and Lending, which provides investing and lending activities across various asset classes, primarily debt securities and loans, public and private equity securities, and real estate; and Investment Management, which provides investment and wealth advisory services.

Humana Inc.

Humana is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is a health and well-being company. The company manages its business with three segments: Retail, which consists of products sold on a retail basis to individuals including medical and supplemental benefit plans, such as Medicare and state-based Medicaid Contracts; Group and Specialty, which consists of employer group commercial fully-insured medical and specialty health insurance benefits, including dental, vision and life insurance benefits, as well as administrative services only; and Healthcare Services, which includes pharmacy solutions, provider services, clinical care services, clinical programs and predictive modeling, among others.

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's hotels and resorts operate under seven brands: Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt, Andaz, Hyatt Centric, and The Unbound Collection by Hyatt. The company's two select service brands are Hyatt Place and Hyatt House. The company's all inclusive resort brands are Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara.

Itron Inc.

Itron is engaged in providing solutions that measure, manage, and analyze energy and water use. The company provides a product portfolio, including standard meters and smart metering products, systems, and services, for applications in the residential and commercial industrial markets for water and heat. The company also provides a portfolio of services to its customers from standalone services to end-to-end solutions. These include licensing meter data management and analytics software, managed services, software-as-a-service (hosted software), technical support services, licensing hardware technology, and consulting services. The company operates in three segments: Electricity, Gas, and Water.

JetBlue Airways Corp.

JetBlue Airways provides air transportation services across the U.S., the Caribbean and Latin America. The company provides Mint? service which includes 16 fully lie-flat seats, four of which are in suites with a privacy door. The company also provides three types of fares: Blue, Blue Plus, and Blue Flex. Each fare includes different offerings such as checked bags, reduced change fees, and additional TrueBlue? points, with all fares including in-flight entertainment, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. The company operates Airbus A321, Airbus A320 and Embraer E190 aircraft types. The company also sells vacation packages through JetBlue? Vacations, a one-stop vacation service for self-directed packaged travel planning.

Kellogg Co.

Kellogg is engaged in the manufacture and marketing of ready-to-eat cereal and convenience foods. The company's principal products are snacks, such as crackers, cookies, savory snacks, toaster pastries, cereal bars, granola bars and bites, fruit-flavored snacks; and convenience foods, such as, ready-to-eat cereals, frozen waffles, veggie foods and noodles. The company's snacks brands are marketed under brands such as Kellogg's, Keebler, Cheez-It, Pringles, Murray, Austin, Famous Amos, Parati, and RXBAR. The company's cereals and cereal bars are generally marketed under the Kellogg's name, with some under the Kashi and Bear Naked brands. The company's frozen foods are marketed under the Eggo and Morningstar Farms brands.

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, through its Knight Transportation, Swift Transportation, and Barr-Nunn branded subsidiaries, operates a truckload fleet in North America as well as extensive rail intermodal and non-asset based freight brokerage and logistics management services. The company's broad suite of services includes irregular route, dedicated, expedited, port drayage, and cross-border U.S./Mexico/Canada transport utilizing dry van, refrigerated, flatbed and specialized trailers, and intermodal containers.

LeMaitre Vascular

LeMaitre Vascular develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices and implants used primarily in the field of vascular surgery. The company is also engaged in the processing and cryopreservation of human tissues for implantation in patients. The company's principal product lines include valvulotomes, balloon catheters, carotid shunts, biologic vascular patches, biologic vascular grafts, radiopaque marking tape, anastomotic clips, remote endarterectomy devices, laparoscopic cholecystectomy devices, vascular grafts, angioscopes, and powered phlebectomy devices. The company's principal product offerings are sold throughout the world, primarily in the U.S., Europe and, to a lesser extent, Asia and the Pacific Rim.


Live Oak Bancshares

Live Oak Bancshares is a bank holding company. Through its subsidiary, Live Oak Banking Company (the Bank), the company is engaged in providing lending and deposit related services to small businesses nationwide in targeted industries. A main portion of the loans originated by the Bank are guaranteed by the Small Business Administration under the 7(a) Loan Program and to a lesser extent by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Energy for America Program and Business & Industry loan programs. The guaranteed portion of the loan is available for sale in the secondary market. From time to time the Bank also engages in the sale of participating interests of the unguaranteed portion.

Neogen Corp.

Neogen develops, manufactures, and markets a line of products for food and animal safety. The company has two segments: Food Safety, which consists primarily of diagnostic test kits and complementary products sold to food and feed producers and processors to detect dangerous and/or unintended substances in food and animal feed, such as foodborne pathogens, spoilage organisms, natural toxins, and food allergens, among others; and Animal Safety, which develops, manufactures and markets veterinary instruments, pharmaceuticals, vaccines, topicals, diagnostic products, and a range of agricultural biosecurity products, such as rodenticides, cleaners, disinfectants and insecticides, and genomic services.


Netgear provides networking and Internet connected products to consumers and businesses. The company operates in the following three segments: Arlo, which is focused on intelligent internet-connected products for consumers and businesses that provide security and safety; connected home, which is focused on consumers and consists of LTE and WiFi internet networking solutions; and Small and Medium Business, which is focused on small and medium-sized businesses and consists of business networking, storage and security solutions. The company's product line consists of devices that create and extend wired and wireless networks as well as devices that provide a function and attach to the network.

Neurocrine Biosciences Inc.

Neurocrine Biosciences is engaged in the discovery and development of therapeutics for the treatment of neurological and endocrine based diseases and disorders. The company's late-stage clinical programs are: INGREZZA? (valbenazine) for Tourette syndrome; elagolix, a gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist for women's health that is partnered with AbbVie Inc., and opicapone, a catechol-O-methyltransferase inhibitor that is an adjunct therapy to preparations of levodopa/DOPA decarboxylase inhibitors for adult patients with Parkinson's disease. The company's product pipeline also include NBI-74788 Corticotropin-Releasing Factor Receptor for the indication of Classic Congenital and Adrenal Hyperplasia.

News Corporation Cl B Inc. is an online retailer of blockchain technology. Through its online retail business, the company provides a range of products, including furniture, home decor, bedding and bath, housewares, jewelry and watches, among other products. The company sells its products and services through its Internet websites located at, and (referred to collectively as the Website). The company has organized its retail business (sales of product provided through the Shopping Section of its Website) into two principal segments - a direct business and a partner business.

Owens Corning

Owens Corning is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company produces glass fiber reinforcements and other materials for composites and of residential and commercial building materials. The company has three reporting segments: Composites, which manufactures, fabricates and sells glass reinforcements in the form of fiber; Insulation, which manufactures and sells fiberglass insulation, glass fiber pipe insulation, flexible duct media, bonded and granulated mineral wool insulation, cellular glass insulation and foam insulation; and Roofing, which manufactures and sells residential roofing shingles, oxidized asphalt materials, roofing components, and synthetic packaging materials.

Packaging Corp. of America

Packaging Corporation of America producess containerboard products and uncoated freesheet. The company's segments are: Packaging, which manufactures and sells a variety of corrugated packaging products, including conventional shipping containers as well as producess packaging for meat, fresh fruit and vegetables, processed food, beverages, and other industrial and consumer products; Paper, which manufactures and sells a range of white papers, including both commodity and specialty papers, which may have features such as colors, coatings, brightness, and recycled content; and Corporate and Other, which includes corporate support staff services and related assets and liabilities.

Phillips 66

Phillips 66 is an energy manufacturing and logistics company with midstream, chemicals, refining, and marketing and specialties businesses. The company's segments include: Midstream, which provides crude oil and refined petroleum product transportation, terminaling and processing services, as well as natural gas and natural gas liquids transportation, storage, processing and marketing services; Chemicals, which manufactures and markets petrochemicals and plastics on a worldwide basis; Refining, which refines crude oil and other feedstocks into petroleum products; and Marketing and Specialties, which purchases for resale and markets refined petroleum products, mainly in the U.S. and Europe.

QCR Holdings Inc.

QCR Holdings is a multi-bank holding company. The company serves the Quad Cities, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo/Cedar Falls, Des Moines/Ankeny and Rockford communities through its banking subsidiaries, which provide commercial and consumer banking and trust and asset management services. The company's principal business consists of accepting deposits and investing those deposits in loans/leases and securities. The company and its subsidiaries provide a range of commercial and retail lending/leasing and investment services to corporations, partnerships, individuals, and government agencies. As of Dec 31 2017, the company had total assets of $3,982,664,773 and total deposits of $3,266,655,056.

Raytheon Co.

Raytheon, together with its subsidiaries, is a technology company, focused on defense and other government markets. The company has five segments: Integrated Defense Systems, which is engaged in integrated air and missile defense; large land- and sea-based radar solutions; command, control, communications, computers, cyber and intelligence solutions; Intelligence, Information and Services, which provides technical services to intelligence, defense, federal and commercial customers; Missile Systems, which produces missile and combat systems; Space and Airborne Systems, which develops integrated sensor and communication systems for missions; and Forcepoint, which develops cybersecurity products.

Safe Bulkers Inc.

Safe Bulkers is an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, transporting bulk cargoes, particularly coal, grain and iron ore, along worldwide shipping routes for consumers of marine drybulk transportation services. As of Feb. 9, 2018, Co. had a fleet of 39 drybulk vessels, with an aggregate carrying capacity of 3,513,800 dwt and an average age of 7.6 years. Co. deploys its vessels on both period time charters and spot time charters. The vessels on period time charters provide Co. with relatively stable cash flow and utilization rates, while the vessels in the spot market allow Co. to maintain its flexibility in low charter market conditions.

Scorpio Bulkers

Scorpio Bulkers is an international shipping company based in Monaco. Co.'s vessels transport a range of major and minor bulk commodities, including ores, coal, grains, and fertilizers, along worldwide shipping routes, and are, or are expected to be, employed primarily in the spot market or in spot market-oriented pools of similarly sized vessels. As of Dec. 31, 2017, Co.'s operating fleet of 56 vessels consists of 55 wholly-owned or finance leased drybulk vessels and one chartered-in drybulk vessel. Co. also has contracts for the construction of 1 newbuilding drybulk vessel.

Sealed Air Corp.

Sealed Air is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is engaged in food safety and security and product protection. The company serves an array of end markets including food and beverage processing, food service, retail, and commercial and consumer applications. The company's reportable segments include: Food Care, which serves perishable food processors, primarily in red meat, smoked and processed meats, poultry and dairy (solids and liquids) markets, and provides integrated packaging materials and equipment solutions; and Product Care, which provides packaging solutions across various global markets and primarily to e-Commerce, electronics and industrial manufacturing.

Seneca Foods Corp. Cl A

Seneca Foods is a provider of packaged fruits and vegetables. The company's product offerings include canned, frozen and bottled produce and snack chips and its products are sold under private label as well as national and regional brands that the company owns or licenses, including Seneca?, Libby's?, Aunt Nellie's?, READ?, Green Valley?, CherryMan? and Seneca Farms?. The company manages its business on the basis of three reportable segments. The primary segment is the packaging and sale of fruits and vegetables, secondarily, the packaging and sale of prepared food products, third, the packaging and sale of snack products, of which the majority are chip products. The three segments constitute the food operation.

Smart Global Holdings

SMART Global Holdings is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides data compute and storage products and solutions sold primarily to original equipment manufacturers as well as end customers for enterprise applications. The company provides a range of Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) modules utilizing DRAM technologies from Synchronous DRAM to double data-rate (DDR), DDR2, DDR3 and DDR4 DRAM devices. The company provides these solutions to customers worldwide and also provides custom supply chain services including procurement, logistics, inventory management, temporary warehousing, kitting and packaging services.

Summit Materials

Summit Materials is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is a construction materials company engaged in the production and sale of aggregates, cement, ready-mix concrete, asphalt paving mix and concrete products and owns and operates quarries, sand and gravel pits, cement plants, cement distribution terminals, ready-mix concrete plants, asphalt plants and landfill sites. The company is also engaged in paving and related services. The company's three operating and reporting segments are the West, East and Cement segments. The company has operations in various U.S. states and in British Columbia, Canada. The company's end markets include public infrastructure and residential and nonresidential construction.

Tennant Co.

Tennant is a manufacturer of floor cleaning equipment. The company provides products and solutions consisting of mechanized cleaning equipment, detergent-free and other cleaning technologies, aftermarket parts and consumables, equipment maintenance and repair service, surface coatings, and business solutions such as financing, rental and leasing programs, and machine-to-machine asset management solutions. The company's products are used in several types of environments including: retail establishments, distribution centers, factories and warehouses, public venues such as arenas and stadiums, office buildings, schools and universities, hospitals and clinics, parking lots and streets, and more.

United Parcel Service Inc. Cl B

United Parcel Service focuses its operations in the field of transportation services, primarily domestic and international letter and package delivery. The company reports its operations in three segments: U.S. Domestic Package operations, which include the time-definite delivery of letters, documents and packages throughout the U.S.; International Package operations, which include shipments wholly outside the U.S., as well as shipments with either origin or destination outside the U.S.; and Supply Chain and Freight operations, which includes the company's Forwarding, Logistics, Coyote, Marken, UPS Mail Innovations, UPS Freight and other aggregated business units.

Vail Resorts Inc.

Vail Resorts is a holding company and operates through various subsidiaries. The company grouped its operations into three business segments: Mountain, which operates mountain resort properties and urban ski areas, as well as ancillary services; Lodging, which provides a range of services to guests, including owned and managed lodging properties, managed condominium units, National Park Service concessionaire properties, a resort ground transportation company, and the company-owned mountain resort golf courses; and Real Estate, which includes the sale of land parcels to third-party developers and planning for future real estate development projects, including zoning and acquisition of applicable permits.

Western Digital Corp.

Western Digital is a developer, manufacturer, and provider of data storage devices and solutions. The company's portfolio of technology and products address the following markets: Client Devices (mobile, desktop, gaming and digital video hard drives, client solid state drives (SSDs), embedded products and wafers); Data Center Devices and Solutions (capacity and performance enterprise hard disk drives, enterprise SSDs, data center software and system solutions); and Client Solutions (removable products, hard drive content solutions and flash content solutions).

Whirlpool Corp.

Whirlpool is a home appliance company. The company manufactures and markets a line of home appliances and related products. The company's principal products are laundry appliances, refrigerators and freezers, cooking appliances, dishwashers, mixers and other small domestic appliances. The company also produces hermetic compressors for refrigeration systems. The company manufactures and markets products under brand names such as Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and Hotpoint. The company's operating segments consist of North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Latin America and Asia.

XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics is a provider of supply chain solutions to companies. The company operates in two segments: Transportation, which provides freight brokerage, last mile, less-than-truckload, full truckload, and global forwarding services; and Logistics, which provides a range of contract logistics services, including engineered and customized solutions, warehousing and distribution, cold chain solutions and other inventory management solutions. Additionally, the company performs e-commerce fulfillment, order personalization, warehousing, reverse logistics, storage, factory support, aftermarket support, manufacturing, distribution, packaging and labeling, as well as supply chain optimization services.

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