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Vermilion Short Shots: Technically Vulnerable Stocks

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Advance Auto Parts Inc.

Advance Auto Parts is an automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America, serving both professional installers and do-it-yourself customers as well as independently owned operators. The company's stores and branches provide a selection of brand name, original equipment manufacturer and private label automotive replacement parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items for domestic and imported cars, vans, sport utility vehicles and light and heavy duty trucks. The company operates stores and distribution branches within the U.S., with additional locations in Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands under the trade names Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Autopart International, and Worldpac.

AMC Networks

AMC Networks is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is engaged in owning and operating entertainment businesses and assets. The company's operating segments are: National Networks, which include activities of the company's programming businesses, which include programming networks such as AMC, WE tv, BBC AMERICA, IFC, and SundanceTV in the U.S., and AMC, IFC and Sundance Channel in Canada; and International and Other, which includes AMC Networks International, the company's international programming businesses consisting of a portfolio of channels in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and parts of Asia and Africa; IFC Films, and its subscription streaming services, Sundance Now and Shudder.

American Airlines Group

American Airlines Group is a holding company. The company's business activity is the operation of a network carrier, providing scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo. The company's regional carriers provide scheduled air transportation under the brand name American Eagle. The American Eagle carriers include the company's owned regional carriers Envoy Aviation Group Inc., PSA Airlines, Inc. and Piedmont Airlines, Inc., as well as third-party regional carriers including Republic Airline Inc., Mesa Airlines, Inc., Compass Airlines, LLC and SkyWest Airlines, Inc. The company's cargo division provides a range of freight and mail services, with facilities and interline connections available across the globe.

Andersons Inc.

Andersons is engaged in the grain, ethanol, plant nutrient and rail sectors, the provision of turf and cob products, and in consumer retailing. The company has four segments: Grain, which operates grain elevators; Ethanol, which has ownership interests in limited liability companies that own ethanol plants; Plant Nutrient, which is a manufacturer, distributor and retailer of agricultural and related plant nutrients, corncob-based products, and pelleted lime and gypsum products; and Rail, which leases, repairs, and sells various types of railcars, locomotives and barges.

Argo Group Intl

Argo Group International, through its subsidiaries, is an international underwriter of insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market. The company's operations include two reportable segments: U.S. Operations, which underwrites primary and excess casualty, property and other liability coverage for risks and/or distressed businesses that fall outside of the standard insurance market's risk appetite; and International Operations, which engages in insurance and reinsurance risks through the broker market, focusing on property insurance, property catastrophe reinsurance, primary/excess casualty and other liability insurance.

AVX Corp.

AVX manufactures, supplies, and resells passive electronic components, interconnect devices, and related products. The company has three segments: Electronic Components, consists primarily of surface mount and leaded ceramic capacitors, RF thick and thin film components, surface mount and leaded tantalum capacitors, and surface mount; Interconnect, Sensing and Control Devices, which consists primarily of automotive sensing and control devices and automotive, telecom, and memory connectors; and Kyocera Electronic Devices Resale, which consists primarily of ceramic capacitors, frequency control devices, SAW devices, sensor products, RF modules, actuators, acoustic devices, and connectors.

Axos Financial

Axos Financial is the holding company for Axos Bank (the Bank), a diversified financial services company that provides consumer and business banking products through its online distribution channels and affinity partners. The Bank has deposit and loan and lease customers nationwide including consumer and business checking, savings and time deposit accounts and financing for single family and multifamily residential properties, small-to-medium size businesses in target sectors, and selected specialty finance receivables. The company distributes its deposit products through a range of retail distribution channels, and its deposits consist of demand, savings and time deposits accounts.

Bank of Montreal

Bank of Montreal is a financial services organization. Co. provides a range of retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services. Co. serves its clients through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, which provides financial services to personal and commercial customers; Private Client Group, which provides wealth management products and services to individuals and select institutional segments; and BMO Capital Markets, which provides clients financial and capital markets services to corporate, institutional and government clients.

Bank of New York Mellon

Bank of New York Mellon is a bank holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides a range of financial products and services in domestic and international markets. The company's segments include: Investment Services, which provides business services and technology solutions to entities including financial institutions, corporations, foundations and endowments, public funds and government agencies; Investment Management, in which its investment personnel deliver a portfolio of investment services independently, and through its global distribution network, to institutional and retail clients; and Other, which includes corporate treasury activities, derivatives and other trading activity.

Brady Corp. Cl A

Brady is a manufacturer and supplier of identification solutions and workplace safety products that identify and protect premises, products and people. The company has two segments: Identification Solutions, which includes industrial and healthcare identification products in several categories, including facility identification and protection, product identification, wire identification, people identification, patient identification, and custom wristbands; and Workplace Safety, which includes workplace safety and compliance products in several categories, including safety and compliance signs, tags, and labels, informational and architectural signage, asset tracking labels, and first aid products.

Canopy Growth

Canopy Growth is a licensed producer of medical marijuana in Canada. The principal activities of Co. are the production and sale of marijuana out of its facility in Smiths Falls, Ontario as regulated by the "Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations".

CAREDX INC

CareDx is a transplant diagnostics company. The company has two segments: Post-Transplant Diagnostics, which focuses on discovery, development and commercialization of diagnostic solutions for transplant patients with its commercialized testing solution, AlloMap, which is a gene expression test that helps clinicians monitor and identify heart transplant recipients with stable graft function who have a low probability of moderate/severe acute cellular rejection and AlloSure, its commercial transplant surveillance solution for kidney transplant recipients; and Pre-Transplant Diagnostics, which sells pre-transplant product lines that include Olerup branded products SSP, SBT, QTYPE, SBT and XM-ONE.

Caterpillar Inc.

Caterpillar manufactures construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company's operating segments include: Construction Industries, which provides machinery for infrastructure, forestry and building construction applications; Resource Industries, which provides machinery for mining, quarry, waste, and material handling applications; Energy and Transportation, which provides reciprocating engines, turbines, diesel-electric locomotives and related parts across various related industries; and Financial Products Segment, which provides financing alternatives to customers and dealers for the company's products.

Cathay General Bancorp

Cathay General Bancorp is a holding company. Through its subsidiary, Cathay Bank (the Bank), the company accepts checking, savings, and time deposits, and makes commercial, real estate, personal, home improvement, automobile, and other installment and term loans. The Bank also provides letters of credit, wire transfers, forward currency spot and forward contracts, traveler's checks, safe deposit, night deposit, Social Security payment deposit, collection, bank-by-mail, drive-up and walk-up windows, automatic teller machines, Internet banking services, and other customary bank services. The Bank primarily services individuals, personnel, and small to medium-sized businesses in the local markets.

CDK Global

CDK Global is a provider of subscription-based software and technology solutions for automotive retailers. The company has two main operating groups. The first operating group is CDK North America, which consists of two segments: Retail Solutions North America, which provides technology-based solutions, including its Dealer Management System (DMS) products; and Advertising North America, which provides advertising solutions, including management of digital advertising spend. The second operating group is CDK International, which provides automotive retailers with core DMS solutions in countries outside of the U.S. and Canada.

Charles Schwab Corp.

Charles Schwab is a savings and loan holding company. The company is engaged, through its subsidiaries, in wealth management, securities brokerage, banking, asset management, custody, and financial advisory services. The company provides financial services to individuals and institutional clients in two segments: Investor Services, which provides retail brokerage and banking services to individual investors and retirement plan services, as well as other corporate brokerage services, to businesses and their employees; and Advisor Services, which provides custodial, trading, banking and support services as well as retirement business services to independent registered investment advisors and recordkeepers.

Cheniere Energy Inc.

Cheniere Energy is an energy company primarily engaged in liquefied natural gas (LNG)-related businesses. The company is focusing its development efforts on two LNG terminal projects: the Sabine Pass LNG terminal located in Cameron Parish, LA; and the Corpus Christi LNG terminal, which is on nearly 2,000 acres of land that the company owns or controls near Corpus Christi, TX, and a pipeline facility through wholly-owned subsidiaries Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC and Cheniere Corpus Christi Pipeline, L.P., respectively. The company own 100% of the general partner interest in Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. and 82.7% of Cheniere Holdings, which owns a 48.6% limited partner interest in Cheniere Partners.

China Petroleum & Chemical Corp

Cisco Systems Inc. CEDEAR

Citigroup Inc.

Citigroup is a financial services holding company whose businesses provide consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, trade and securities services and wealth management. The company operates via two primary business segments: Global Consumer Banking, which provides banking services to retail customers through retail banking, including commercial banking, and Citi-branded cards and Citi retail services; and Institutional Clients Group, which includes banking and markets and securities services.

Cleveland-Cliffs

Cleveland-Cliffs is an iron ore mining company. The company is a supplier of iron ore pellets to the North American steel industry from its mines and pellet plants located in Michigan and Minnesota. Additionally, the company operates an iron ore mining complex in Western Australia. The company's operations are organized according to geographic location: U.S. Iron Ore, where the company is a producer of iron ore pellets, primarily selling production from U.S. Iron Ore to integrated steel companies in the U.S., Canada and Mexico; and Asia Pacific Iron Ore, consisting solely of the company's wholly owned Koolyanobbing operation, which provides direct-shipped fines and lump ore.

CNOOC Ltd

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.

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand is a provider of learning and human capital management software, delivered as Software-as-a-Service. The company's enterprise human capital management platform is composed of four product suites: recruiting suite helps organizations to source candidates, assess and select applicants, onboard new hires and manage the entire recruiting process; learning suite enables clients to manage training and development programs, knowledge sharing and collaboration among employees; performance suite provides tools to manage goal setting, performance reviews, competency assessments and development plans; and human resources administration suite supports employee records administration.

Cree Inc.

Cree is a provider of bandgap semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency (RF) applications, lighting-class light emitting diode (LED) products, and lighting products. The company's products are for applications such as transportation, power supplies, inverters, wireless systems, indoor and outdoor lighting, electronic signs and signals and video displays. The company operates in three segments: Wolfspeed, which consists of silicon carbide and gallium nitride materials, power devices and RF devices based on silicon and bandgap semiconductor materials; LED Products, which consists of LED chips and LED components; and Lighting Products, which consists of LED lighting systems and lamps.

CSPC Pharmaceutical Group Ltd.

CVR Energy

CVR Energy is a holding company primarily engaged in the petroleum refining and nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing industries through its holdings in CVR Refining, LP (Refining Partnership) and CVR Partners, LP (Nitrogen Fertilizer Partnership). The Refining Partnership is a petroleum refiner and marketer of transportation fuels. The Nitrogen Fertilizer Partnership produces and markets nitrogen fertilizers in the form of urea and ammonium nitrate and ammonia. The company operates under two business segments: petroleum, which includes a coking medium-sour crude oil refinery and a crude oil refinery; and nitrogen fertilizer, which consists of nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing facilities.

Designer Brands

Designer Brands is a footwear and accessories retailer. The company provides an assortment of brand name dress, casual and athletic footwear and accessories for women, men and kids. The DSW segment, which includes DSW stores and dsw.com, is the company's only reportable segment. For the DSW segment, the company separates its merchandise into three primary categories: women's footwear; men's footwear; and accessories and other (which includes kids' footwear).

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.

Discovery Inc Series A

Discovery, through its subsidiaries, is a media company that provides content across distribution platforms, including pay-television, free-to-air and broadcast, other digital distribution platforms and content licensing agreements. The company's portfolio of networks includes nonfiction television brands such as Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, and Investigation Discovery. The company's portfolio includes Eurosport, a sports entertainment provider. The company classifies its operations in two segments: U.S. Networks, consisting of domestic television networks and digital content services, and International Networks, consisting of international television network brands and digital content services.

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 and fees from domestic and international 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.

Dorian LPG

DuPont de Nemours Inc

Etsy

Etsy provides a range of Seller Services and tools that are specifically designed to help creative entrepreneurs start, manage and scale their businesses. The company's Seller Services is comprised of four paid services: Etsy Payments, its payment processing service; Promoted Listings, its on-site advertising service that allows sellers to pay for prominent placement of their listings in search results; Shipping Labels, which allows sellers in the U.S. and Canada to purchase discounted shipping labels; and Pattern by Etsy, a service that allows sellers to build custom websites.

F.N.B. Corp.

FNB is a financial holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides a range of financial services, principally to consumers, corporations, governments and small- to medium-sized businesses in its market areas. Commercial banking solutions include corporate banking, small business banking, investment real estate financing, business credit, capital markets and lease financing. Consumer banking products and services include deposit products, mortgage lending, consumer lending and a complete suite of mobile and online banking services. Wealth management services include asset management, private banking and insurance.

Harsco Corp.

Harsco is a provider of industrial services and engineered products. The company's segments are: Harsco Metals & Minerals, which provides on-site services for material logistics, product quality improvement and resource recovery; Harsco Industrial, which includes the Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers, (a supplier of custom-designed and manufactured air-cooled heat exchangers), Harsco Industrial IKG (a manufacturer of industrial grating products) and Harsco Industrial Patterson-Kelley businesses (a manufacturer of heat transfer products); and Harsco Rail, which provides equipment, after-market parts and services for the maintenance, repair and construction of railway track.

Herbalife Nutrition

Herbalife Nutrition is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is a nutrition company that sells its products to and through a network of independent members. The company has four product groups: weight management, which provides meal replacement, protein shakes, drink mixes, weight loss solutions and healthy snacks; targeted nutrition, which provides dietary and nutritional supplements; energy, sports and fitness, which provide products that support a healthy active lifestyle; outer nutrition, which provides for facial skin care, body care, and hair care; and literature, promotional and other, which provides start-up kits, sales tools, and educational materials.

Hertz Global Holdings

Hertz Global Holdings is a holding company for Rental Car Intermediate Holdings, LLC. The company operates its vehicle rental business through the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty brands from corporate and franchisee locations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia, Australia, The Caribbean, the Middle East and New Zealand. The company is also a provider of vehicle leasing and fleet management solutions through its subsidiary, Donlen Corporation (Donlen). The company has three segments: U.S. Rental Car, which is engaged in the rental of vehicles; International Rental Car, which is engaged in the rental and leasing of vehicles; and All Other Operations, which is comprised of the company's Donlen business.

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.

iRobot

iRobot designs and builds robots. The company's portfolio of solutions features key technologies for the connected home and concepts in navigation, mobility, manipulation and artificial intelligence. The company sells its robots through a variety of distribution channels, including chain stores and other national retailers, through its on-line store, and through distributors and resellers worldwide. The company sells various products that are designed for use in and around the home. The company's consumer products are focused on both indoor and outdoor cleaning application, and includes its Roomba floor vacuuming robots, Braava automatic floor mopping robots, and Mirra Pool Cleaning Robot.

Kemper Corp

Kemper is an insurance holding company, with subsidiaries that provide automobile, homeowners, life, health, and other insurance products to individuals and businesses. The company conducts its operations through two operating segments: Property and Casualty Insurance and Life and Health Insurance. The Property and Casualty Insurance segment's principal products are personal automobile insurance, both preferred and nonstandard, homeowners insurance, other personal insurance and commercial automobile insurance. The Life and Health Insurance segment's principal products are individual life, accident, health and property insurance. The company conducts its operations solely in the U.S.

Lennox International Inc.

Lennox International provides climate control solutions. The company designs, manufactures and markets products for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration markets. The company's segments are: Residential Heating and Cooling, which manufactures and markets furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps, packaged heating and cooling systems, and comfort control products, among others; Commercial Heating and Cooling, which manufactures and sells unitary heating and cooling equipment in North America; and Refrigeration, which provides condensing units, unit coolers, fluid coolers, air-cooled condensers, air handlers, display cases and refrigeration rack systems for the North American market.

Loews Corp.

Loews is a holding company. The company's subsidiaries are engaged in the following lines of business: commercial property and casualty insurance; operation of offshore oil and gas drilling rigs; transportation and storage of natural gas and natural gas liquids; operation of a chain of hotels; and manufacturing of plastic packaging solutions. The company's subsidiary, CNA Financial Corporation is an insurance holding company which provides commercial property and casualty coverages, including surety. The company's subsidiary, Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc., provides contract drilling services to the energy industry with offshore drilling rigs consisting of drillships and semisubmersible rigs.

Mack-Cali Realty Corp.

Mack-Cali Realty is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust that owns and operates a real estate portfolio comprised primarily of Class A office and office/flex properties located primarily in the Northeast. The company operates in two business segments: commercial and other real estate and multi-family real estate and services. The company provides leasing, property management, acquisition, development, construction and tenant-related services for its commercial and other real estate and multi-family real estate portfolio. The company's multi-family services business also provides similar services for third parties.

Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is engaged in the sports and entertainment business. The company is comprised of two business segments: MSG Entertainment and MSG Sport. MSG Entertainment presents or hosts live entertainment events, including concerts, family shows, performing arts and special events, in the company's collection of venues. MSG Entertainment also creates, produces and/or presents live productions, including the Christmas Spectacular, which features the Rockettes. MSG Sports owns and operates sports franchises, including the New York Knicks and the New York Rangers.

MetLife Inc.

MetLife is an insurance holding company. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, the company provides insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management. The company's segments include: U.S.; Asia; Latin America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and MetLife Holdings. In the U.S., the company provides a variety of insurance and financial services products, including life, dental, disability, property and casualty, guaranteed interest, stable value and annuities to both individuals and groups. Outside the U.S., the company provides life, medical, dental, credit and other accident and health insurance, as well as annuities, endowment and retirement and savings products to both individuals and groups.

Mosaic Company

Mosaic is a producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. The company is organized into three reportable business segments: Phosphates, which owns and operates mines and production facilities in Florida that produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients, and processing plants in Louisiana that produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients; Potash, which mines and processes potash in Canada and the U.S. and sells potash in North America and internationally; and Mosaic Fertilizantes, which produces and sells concentrated phosphates crop nutrients, phosphate-based animal feed ingredients and potash fertilizer.

NanoString Technologies

NanoString Technologies develops, manufactures and sells products that unlock biologic information from minute amounts of tissue. The company's nCounter Analysis System enables biologic analysis on a scale appropriate for pathway-based biology, the examination of networks of genes and proteins to produce biologic functions or trigger certain diseases. The company's nCounter SPRINT Profiler is designed for individual researchers running smaller experiments. The company's nCounter MAX is a higher throughput instrument with features for larger core laboratories serving multiple researchers. Prosigna, the company's molecular diagnostic test provides a breast cancer patient and her physician with a subtype classification.

Navistar International

Navistar International is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is a manufacturer of International? brand commercial and military trucks, proprietary brand diesel engines, and IC Bus? brand school and commercial buses, as well as a provider of service parts for trucks and diesel engines. The company's primary business is conducted in the North American truck and parts markets, where it principally participates in the U.S. and Canada school bus and Class 6 through 8 medium and heavy truck markets. The company also provides retail, wholesale, and lease financing services for its trucks and parts. The company operates in four industry segments: Truck, Parts, Global Operations, and Financial Services.

NetScout Systems Inc.

NetScout Systems is a provider of real-time operational intelligence and performance analytics that are used by customers worldwide to assure their digital business services against disruptions in availability, performance and security. Powered by the company's Adaptive Service Intelligence technology, the company's solutions can instantaneously convert network traffic data, often referred to as wire data, into metadata, or smart data, that can be used by customers to help them identify network and application performance issues, defend their networks from distributed denial of service attacks, and find and isolate network threats.

Novanta Inc

Novanta is a holding company with three segments: Photonics, which designs, manufactures and markets photonics-based solutions, including laser scanning and laser beam delivery, CO2 laser, continuous wave and ultrafast laser, and optical light engine products; Vision, which designs, produces and markets medical grade technologies, including medical insufflators, pumps and related disposables, surgical displays and operating room integration technologies, and optical data collection and machine vision technologies; and Precision Motion, which designs, produces and markets optical encoders, precision motor and motion control technology, air bearing spindles and precision machined components.

Pacira BioSciences

Pacira BioSciences is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is a pharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacture and commercialization of pharmaceutical products, based on its proprietary DepoFoam? extended release drug delivery technology, for use primarily in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. The company's marketed product, EXPAREL (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension) is indicated for single-dose infiltration into the surgical site to produce postsurgical analgesia. EXPAREL consists of bupivacaine, an amide-type local anesthetic, encapsulated in DepoFoam, the company's proprietary technology that delivers bupivacaine over time for extended analgesia.

PetroChina Co Ltd

Popular Inc.

Popular is a financial holding company. The company is a financial institution based in Puerto Rico. The company operates in two principal markets: Puerto Rico, which provides retail, mortgage, and commercial banking services through the company's principal banking subsidiary, Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, as well as auto and equipment leasing and financing, investment banking, broker-dealer and insurance services through specialized subsidiaries; and Mainland U.S., which operates Banco Popular North America, a community bank, providing a range of financial services and products to the communities it serves.

Prudential PLC

Qualys Inc

Qualys is a provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions that enable organizations to identify security risks to their information technology (IT) infrastructures, help protect their IT systems and applications from cyber-attacks. The company's solutions delivered on its Qualys Cloud Platform enables its customers to identify their IT assets, collect and analyze IT security data, discover and prioritize vulnerabilities, recommend remediation actions and verify the implementation of such actions. The company's Core Services include: Asset Tagging and Management, Reporting and Dashboards, Questionnaires and Collaboration, Remediation and Workflow, and Big Data Correlation and Analytics Engine.

Reate Pharmaceuticals

Reata Pharmaceuticals is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapeutics. The company's key product candidates, bardoxolone methyl and omaveloxolone, activate the transcription factor Nrf2 to restore mitochondrial function, reduce oxidative stress, and resolve inflammation. The company is developing bardoxolone methyl for the treatment of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) caused by Alport syndrome and four additional rare forms of CKD. The company is developing omaveloxolone for the treatment of patients with Friedreich's ataxia, an inherited, debilitating, and degenerative neuromuscular disorder, caused by mutations in the gene for frataxin.

REGENXBIO

REGENXBIO is a clinical-stage biotechnology company. The company's product candidates include: RGX-314, which is for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration, a main cause of total and partial vision loss in the U.S., Europe and Japan; RGX-501, which is being developed for the treatment of homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia; RGX-111, which is being developed for the treatment of the neurological symptoms of Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I; and RGX-121, which is being developed for the treatment of the neurological symptoms of Mucopolysaccharidosis Type II.

Rexnord

Rexnord is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is engaged as an industrial company and its business is comprised of two platforms: Process and Motion Control, which designs, manufactures, markets and services a range of mechanical components and includes motion control products; and Water Management, which designs, procures, manufactures, and markets products that provide and enhance water quality, safety, flow control and conservation, and includes water control and safety, water distribution and drainage, finish plumbing, and site works products for primarily nonresidential buildings and flow control products for water and wastewater treatment infrastructure markets.

Robert Half International Inc.

Robert Half International provides staffing and risk consulting services the company, through its Accountemps, Robert Half Finance & Accounting, and Robert Half Management Resources divisions, is a provider of temporary, full-time, and project personnel in accounting and finance fields. The company's OfficeTeam division places office and administrative personnel, ranging from executive and administrative assistants to receptionists and customer service representatives. The Robert Half Technology division provides information technology contract consultants, places employees, and provides managed services in areas ranging from multiple platform systems integration to end-user technical and desktop support.

Rogers Communications Inc. Cl B

Rogers Communications is a holding company operating as a communications and media company. Co. has four segments: Wireless, which provides wireless telecommunications operations; Cable, which provides cable telecommunications, including internet, television, and telephony services; Business Solutions, which provides network connectivity through its fibre network and data centre assets to support voice, data, networking, hosting, and cloud-based services for businesses, governments, and other telecommunications providers; and Media, which consist of media properties, including television and radio broadcasting, shopping, publishing, sports media and entertainment, and digital media.

Schlumberger

Schlumberger provides technology for reservoir characterization, drilling, production and processing to the oil and gas industry. The company has four segments: Reservoir Characterization, which consists of the principal technologies involved in finding and defining hydrocarbon resources; Drilling, which consists of the principal technologies involved in the drilling and positioning of oil and gas wells; Production, which consists of the principal technologies involved in the lifetime production of oil and gas reservoirs; and Cameron, which consists of the principal technologies involved in pressure and flow control for drilling and intervention rigs, oil and gas wells and production facilities.

Splunk

Splunk provides software solutions that enable users to collect, index, search, explore, monitor, correlate and analyze data. The company's main product is Splunk Enterprise, a machine data platform, comprised of collection, indexing, search, reporting, analysis, alerting, monitoring and data management capabilities. The company's Splunk Cloud delivers the capabilities of Splunk Enterprise as a service, while Splunk Light provides log search and analysis for information technology environments. The company also provides services that include training services to customers and channel partners through its education and training organization, as well as consulting and implementation services to customers.

SPS Commerce

SPS Commerce is a provider of cloud-based supply chain management solutions, providing network-proven fulfillment, sourcing, and item assortment management solutions, along with retail performance analytics to customers. The company provides its solutions through the SPS Commerce platform, a cloud-based product suite that improves the way suppliers, retailers, distributors and logistics firms orchestrate the sourcing, set up of new vendors and items, and fulfillment of products that customers buy.

TD Ameritrade Holding

TD Ameritrade Holding is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is a provider of securities brokerage services and related technology-based financial services to retail clients and independent registered investment advisors. The products and services available to the company's clients include: common and preferred stock, Exchange-Traded Funds, options, futures, foreign exchange, mutual funds, fixed income, new and secondary issue securities, margin lending, cash management services, and annuities. The company provides the client service and support through the following means: websites, branches, email, telephone, TTY services for the hearing impaired, and mobile app.

Textron Inc.

Textron is a multi-industry company. The company's segments include: Textron Aviation, which manufactures, sells and services Beechcraft and Cessna aircraft, and services the Hawker brand of business jets; Bell, which supplies military and commercial helicopters, tiltrotor aircraft, and related spare parts and services; Textron Systems, which includes unmanned systems, marine and land systems, and simulation, training and other; Industrial, which designs and manufactures a variety of products within fuel systems and functional components and specialized vehicles product lines; and Finance, which provides financing to purchasers of new and pre-owned Textron Aviation aircraft and Bell helicopters.

Thermon Group Holdings

Thermon Group Holdings is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is engaged as a provider of engineered thermal solutions for process industries. The company's products include a range of electric heat tracing cables, steam tracing components, tubing bundles, and instrument and control products, as well as complementary product lines including: self-regulating and power limiting heating cables; mineral insulated cable; skin effect trace heater; heat traced tube bundles for environmental gas sampling systems; heat transfer compounds and steam tracers for steam tracing solutions; control and monitoring systems for electric tracing of pipes, tanks, hoppers and instrument sampling systems.

Union Pacific Corp.

Union Pacific, through its operating subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, is a Class I railroad operating in the U.S. The company's network included route miles, linking Pacific Coast and Gulf Coast ports with the Midwest and eastern U.S. gateways and providing several corridors to key Mexican gateways. The company serves the western two-thirds of the country and maintains coordinated schedules with other rail carriers for the handling of freight to and from the Atlantic Coast, the Pacific Coast, the Southeast, the Southwest, Canada, and Mexico. The company's commodity groups includes agricultural products, energy, industrial, and premium.

US Concrete

U.S. Concrete is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is engaged as a producer of ready-mixed concrete. The company operates its business through its ready-mixed concrete segment, which engages principally in the formulation, preparation and delivery of ready-mixed concrete to its customers' job sites; and its aggregate products segment, which produces crushed stone, sand and gravel from aggregates facilities. The company's other products not associated with a segment include its building materials stores, hauling operations, aggregates distribution terminals, lime slurry, ARIDUS? Rapid Drying Concrete technology, brokered product sales, a recycled aggregates operation, and concrete blocks.

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Verint Systems Inc.

Verint Systems is a provider of Actionable Intelligence? solutions. The company conducts its business through two segments: Customer Engagement Solutions, with offerings for Workforce Engagement, Self-Service, Voice of the Customer, and Compliance and Fraud; and Cyber Intelligence Solutions, which is a provider of security and intelligence data mining software. The company provides a range of services, such as strategic consulting, managed services, implementation services, training, maintenance, and support. Additionally, the company provides range of deployment options, including cloud, on-premises, and hybrid, and software licensing and delivery models that include perpetual licenses and software as a service.

Workday

Workday provides enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. The company's products include: Workday Financial Management, an application with financial capabilities, relevant analytics and metrics, and auditable process management; and Workday Human Capital Management, which includes global human resources management (workforce lifecycle management, organization management, compensation, absence, and employee benefits administration) and global talent management (goal management, performance management, succession planning, and career and development planning). Also, the company's Workday Recruiting supports the needs of candidates, hiring managers, the interview team, and recruiters.

Workiva

Workiva and its wholly-owned subsidiaries created Wdesk, an intuitive cloud platform. Wdesk is built on a data management engine, providing controlled collaboration, data connections, granular permissions and a full audit trail. The company's data engine enables users to collect, aggregate and manage their unstructured and structured data in Wdesk. Numbers, narrative, charts and graphics can be linked inside Wdesk, which becomes an organization's central repository for data. The company provides Wdesk solutions for a range of use cases in the following markets: finance and accounting, audit and internal controls, risk and compliance and performance and management reporting.

Xilinx Inc.

Xilinx designs and develops programmable devices and associated technologies, including: integrated circuits (ICs) in the form of programmable logic devices (PLDs), including programmable System on Chips and three-dimensional ICs; Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform, a multi-core heterogeneous compute platform; software design tools to program the PLDs; software development environments and embedded platforms; targeted reference designs; printed circuit boards; and intellectual property (IP), which consists of the company and third-party verification and IP cores. In addition to its programmable platforms, the company provides design services, customer training, field engineering and technical support.

Yext

Yext provides a knowledge engine platform that lets businesses control their digital knowledge in the cloud and sync it to the company's PowerListings Network of service and application providers, including Apple Maps, Bing, Cortana, Facebook, Google, Google Assistant, Google Maps, Siri and Yelp. The company's cloud-based platform, the Yext Knowledge Engine, is used by end consumers around the globe to discover new businesses, read reviews, and find answers to their queries. The Yext Knowledge Engine powers all of the company's key features, including Listings, Pages and Reviews, along with its other features and capabilities.

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