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• A number of banks appear to be developing positively. Many are near important price and RS reversals. (ex. CFG, BPFH, TBK, and WBS)

• A number of Truckers are near important bullish inflections in price and RS (ex. MRTN, JBHT, and KNX)
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Best Buy Co. Inc.

Best Buy provides computing and mobile phones, consumer electronics, appliances, entertainment, services and other products. The company operates two reportable segments: Domestic, which is comprised of the operations in all states, districts and territories of the U.S. under various brand names including Best Buy,, Best Buy Direct, Best Buy Express, Best Buy Mobile, Geek Squad, GreatCall, Magnolia and Pacific Kitchen and Home; and International, which is comprised of all operations in Canada and Mexico under the brand names Best Buy, Best Buy Express, Best Buy Mobile, Geek Squad and the domain names and

Boston Private Financial Holdings Inc.

Boston Private Financial Holdings is a bank holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides a range of banking and wealth management services. The Private Banking segment provides private banking services to individuals, privately-owned businesses and partnerships, and nonprofit organizations. The Wealth Management and Trust segment provides wealth management solutions, including customized investment solutions, wealth planning, trust, and family office services. The Affiliate Partners segment serves the needs of pension funds, endowments, trusts, foundations and select institutions, mutual funds and individuals as well as focuses in equity portfolios.

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.

Citizens Financial Group

Citizens Financial Group is a bank holding company. The company's principal business activity is banking, conducted through its subsidiaries Citizens Bank, National Association and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania. The company's operating segments are: Consumer Banking and Commercial Banking. In Consumer Banking, the company provides mobile and online banking, a 24/7 customer contact center and automated teller machines. Consumer Banking products and services include banking, lending, savings, and wealth management. In Commercial Banking, the company provides corporate, institutional and not-for-profit clients a range of wholesale banking products and services including lending and deposits, and capital markets.

Cummins Inc.

Cummins is a diesel engine manufacturer. The company's segments include: Engine, which manufactures and markets a range of diesel and natural gas powered engines; Distribution, which consists of product lines that service and/or distribute the range of the company's products and services; Components, which supplies aftertreatment systems, turbochargers, transmissions, filtration products, electronics and fuel systems for commercial diesel and natural gas applications; Power Systems, which includes power generation, industrial, and generator technologies product lines; and Electrified Power, which designs, manufactures, sells and supports electrified power systems ranging from fully electric to hybrid.

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.

Dine Brands Global

Dine Brands Global, owns and franchises 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 the International House of Pancakes? (IHOP) concept in the family dining category of the restaurant industry. Applebee's menu features a selection of grill and bar fare, such as appetizers, bar snacks, burgers, entrees and lighter fare, cocktails, beers and desserts. IHOP restaurants feature table service, food and beverage offerings. Although the restaurants are known for pancakes, omelets and other breakfast specialties, IHOP restaurants also provide a variety of lunch, dinner and snack items.

Exponent Inc.

Exponent is a science and engineering consulting firm. The company serves clients in chemical, construction, consumer products, energy, food, beverage and nutrition, government, life sciences, insurance, manufacturing, technology, industrial equipment, transportation and other sectors of the economy. The company's service offerings are provided on a project-by-project basis. The company has two segments: Engineering and Other Scientific, which is a service group providing technical consulting in different practices primarily in engineering; and Environmental and Health, which provides a range of consulting services relating to environmental hazards and risks and the effect on both human health and the environment.

Gentex Corp.

Gentex designs and manufactures automatic-dimming rearview mirrors and electronics for the automotive industry, dimmable aircraft windows for the aviation industry, and commercial smoke alarms and signaling devices for the fire protection industry. The company's key business involves designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing interior and exterior automatic-dimming automotive rearview mirrors that use electrochromic technology to dim in proportion to the amount of headlight glare from trailing vehicle headlamps. The company also designs, develops and manufactures various electronics features to the interior and exterior automotive rearview mirrors as well as interior visors and overhead consoles.


HealthEquity provides technology-enabled services platforms that enable consumers to make healthcare saving and spending decisions. The company's platform provides an ecosystem where consumers can access their tax-advantaged healthcare savings, compare treatment options and pricing, evaluate and pay healthcare bills, receive personalized benefit and clinical information, earn wellness incentives, and make educated investment choices to grow their tax-advantaged healthcare savings. The company's products and services include healthcare saving and spending platform; health savings accounts; investment platform and advisory services, reimbursement arrangements; and HealthEquity retirement.

ICU Medical Inc.

ICU Medical is engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of medical devices used in vascular therapy, and critical care applications. The company's product portfolio includes intravenous smart pumps, sets, connectors, closed transfer devices for hazardous drugs, cardiac monitoring systems, along with pain management and safety software technology. The company's products are used in acute care hospitals and ambulatory clinics. The company's primary customers are acute care hospitals, wholesalers, ambulatory clinics and alternate site facilities, such as clinics, home health care providers and long-term care facilities.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is a surface transportation, delivery, and logistics company. The company's service offerings include transportation of full-truckload containerized freight, which it directly transports utilizing its equipment and company drivers or independent contractors. The company also provides customized freight movement, revenue equipment, labor, systems, and delivery services. The company's local and home delivery services typically are provided through a network of cross-dock service centers throughout the continental U.S. The company's segments include Intermodal, Dedicated Contract Services?, Integrated Capacity Solutions, and Truckload.


KBR is a provider of differentiated, professional services and technologies across the asset and program life-cycle within the government services and hydrocarbons industries. The company's segments include: Government Services, which provides life-cycle support solutions to defense, space, aviation and other programs and missions for government agencies; Technology and Consulting, which provides licensed technologies and consulting services to the hydrocarbons value chain, from wellhead to crude refining and through refining and petrochemicals to specialty chemicals production; and Engineering and Construction, which provides project and program delivery capability globally.

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.

Marten Transport Ltd.

Marten Transport is a temperature-sensitive truckload carrier. The company has four segments: Truckload, which provides regional short-haul and medium-to-long-haul full-load transportation services; Dedicated, which provides customized transportation solutions using temperature-controlled trailers, dry vans and other equipment; Intermodal, which transports customers' freight mainly using its temperature-controlled trailers, with the balance of the trips using its tractors or, to a lesser extent, contracted carriers; and Brokerage, which arranges for third-party carriers to transport freight for its customers in temperature-controlled trailers and dry vans.

McDermott International Inc.

McDermott International is a provider of integrated engineering, procurement, construction and installation, front-end engineering and design and module fabrication services for upstream field developments worldwide. The company delivers fixed and floating production facilities, pipeline installations and subsea systems from concept to commissioning for offshore and subsea oil and gas projects. The company supports its activities with project management and procurement services, while utilizing its capabilities in both shallow water and deepwater construction. The company operates across the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Micron Technology Inc.

Micron Technology provides memory and storage solutions. The company's portfolio of memory and storage technologies include DRAM, NAND, NOR Flash, and 3D XPoint memory. The company has four business units: Compute and Networking Business, which includes memory products sold into cloud server, enterprise, client, graphics, and networking markets; Mobile Business, which includes memory products sold into smartphone and other mobile-device markets; Storage Business, which includes Solid-State Drives and component-level solutions sold into enterprise and cloud, client, and consumer storage markets; and Embedded Business, which includes storage products sold into automotive, industrial, and consumer markets.

NeoGenomics Inc.

NeoGenomics operates a network of cancer-focused genetic testing laboratories that provides genetic and molecular testing services. The company provides testing services to pathologists, oncologists, urologists, hospitals, and other laboratories as well as providing clinical trial services to pharmaceutical firms. The company provides the following types of genetic and molecular testing services: cytogenetics, fluorescence in-situ hybridization, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry and digital imaging, molecular testing, and pathology consultation. As of Dec 31 2017, the company had laboratory locations in Ft. Myers and Tampa, FL; Aliso Viejo and Fresno, CA; Houston, TX; Nashville, TN; and Rolle, Switzerland.

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.

Philip Morris International

Philip Morris International, through its subsidiaries, is an international tobacco company engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, smoke-free products and associated electronic devices and accessories, and other nicotine-containing products in markets outside the U.S. The company's portfolio comprises both international and local brands including Marlboro. The company's other international cigarette brands include Bond Street, Chesterfield, L&M, Lark and Philip Morris. The company also owns a number of local cigarette brands, such as Dji Sam Soe, Sampoerna A and Sampoerna U in Indonesia; Fortune and Jackpot in the Philippines; and Belmont and Canadian Classics in Canada.


Pool is a wholesale distributor of swimming pool supplies, equipment and related leisure products and a distributor of irrigation and related products. The company's products include: maintenance products; repair and replacement parts for pool equipment; packaged pool kits including walls, liners, braces and coping for in-ground and above-ground pools; pool equipment and components for new pool construction and the remodeling of existing pools; irrigation and related products; building materials; commercial products; and other pool construction and recreational products, which consist of a number of product categories and include discretionary recreational and related outdoor lifestyle products.

Rambus Inc.

Rambus creates hardware, software and services. The company has four operational units: Memory and Interface, which focuses the design, development, manufacturing through partnerships and licensing of technology and solutions that is related to memory and interfaces; Security, which focuses on the design, development and licensing of technologies for chip, system and in-field application security, anti-counterfeiting and mobile payments; Emerging Solutions, which includes the Rambus Labs team, the development efforts in the area of emerging technologies; and Lighting, which focuses on the design, development and licensing of technologies for LED-based lighting solutions.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers develops, operates, and franchises restaurants in North America and focuses on serving a selection of gourmet burgers. The company's menu features its line of gourmet burgers, Red's Tavern Double? burgers, and its Red Robin's Finest line of Angus beef burgers and fire-grilled chicken breasts with toppings. The company also provides burgers made with chicken breasts, breaded cod and grilled salmon fillets, and turkey patties, as well as a proprietary vegetarian patty. In addition to burgers, the company serves other items including appetizers, salads, soups, seafood and other entrees, desserts, the company's alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and a variety of national and craft beers.

Select Medical Holdings

Select Medical Holdings is an operator of long term acute care hospitals (LTCHs), inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs), outpatient rehabilitation clinics and occupational health centers. The company's segment includes:LTCH, which operates as a separately licensed hospital within the host hospital, or on the same campus as the host hospital; IRF, which IRFs provide physical medicine, as well as rehabilitation programs and services; Outpatient Rehabilitation, which provides physical, occupational, and speech rehabilitation programs and services; and Concentra, which provides a range of occupational and consumer health services through its medical centers and onsite clinics.

Skechers USA Cl A

Skechers U.S.A. 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's brands are sold through department and specialty stores, athletic and independent retailers, boutiques and internet retailers. The company's Lifestyle Brands products include: Skechers USA, Skechers Sport, Skechers Active and Skechers Sport Active, Skecher Street?, BOBS from Skechers and Mark Nason. The company's Performance Brands products include: Skechers GOrun, Skechers GOwalk, Skechers GOtrain, Skechers GOtrail, Skechers GO GOLF and YOU by Skechers?.

TechTarget Inc.

TechTarget is a provider of online content for buyers of enterprise information technology (IT) products and services, and a provider of purchase-intent marketing and sales services for enterprise technology vendors. As of Dec 31 2017, the company operated a network of over 140 websites, each of which focused on a specific IT sector, such as storage, security or networking. The company categorizes its content offerings across a portfolio of distinct media groups: Security; Networking; Storage; Data Center and Virtualization Technologies; Chief Information Officer/IT Strategy; Business Applications and Analytics; Application Architecture and Development; and Channel.

Toro Co.

Toro designs, manufactures, and markets turf maintenance equipment and services, turf irrigation systems, landscaping equipment and lighting products, snow and ice management products, agricultural irrigation systems, rental and specialty construction equipment, and residential yard and snow thrower products. The company has two reportable business segments, Professional and Residential. The Professional business segment consists of turf and landscape equipment, snow and ice management equipment, and irrigation products. The Residential business segment consists of walk power mowers, riding mowers, snow throwers, replacement parts, and home solutions products.

Triumph Bancorp

Triumph Bancorp is a financial holding company. Through its wholly owned bank subsidiary, TBK Bank, SSB, the company provides banking services and commercial finance product lines focused on businesses that require financial solutions. The company's banking operations include a range of lending and deposit products and services focused on its market areas. The company's commercial finance product lines include factoring, asset-based lending, equipment lending and finance products provided on a nationwide basis. The company's business is conducted through four segments: Banking, Factoring, Asset Management, and Corporate. As of Dec 31 2017, the company had total assets of $3,499,033,000 and total deposits of $2,621,348,000.

TTEC Holdings

TTEC Holdings is a provider of customer engagement services and technologies. The company has four segments including Customer Strategy Services, which provides services in customer experience strategy and operations, insights, system and operational process optimization, and culture development; Customer Technology Services, which includes system design consulting, customer experience technology product, implementation and integration consulting services, and management of clients' cloud and on-premise solutions; Customer Management Services, which includes customer experience delivery solutions; and Customer Growth Services, which provides technology-enabled sales and marketing solutions.

Webster Financial Corp.

Webster Financial is a bank holding company and financial holding company. The company, through Webster Bank, National Association, provides financial services to individuals, families, and businesses primarily within its regional footprint from New York to Massachusetts. The company provides business and consumer banking, mortgage lending, financial planning, trust, and investment services through banking offices, automated teller machines, mobile banking, and its internet website. Investment services include securities-related services, and brokerage and investment advice. The company also provides equipment financing, commercial real estate lending, and asset-based lending primarily across the Northeast.

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