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In this product we rank the most positive and negative domestic stocks, filter the symbols by market-cap and trading volume, and then divide the companies into sectors and groups. We then manually look through charts leadership/changes, bottoms-up/top-down ideas, short-term patterns that may have long-term significance, etc. We believe you will find this product valuable as significant price and relative moves begin in the daily charts.

AECOM is a firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations. The company's business segments are: Design and Consulting Services, which includes of planning, consulting, architectural and engineering design services to commercial and government clients; Construction Services including construction, program and construction management services; Management Services, which includes program and facilities management and maintenance, training, logistics, and systems integration and information technology services; and AECOM Capital, which invests in and develops real estate, public-private partnership and infrastructure projects.

Albany International Corp. Cl A

Albany International is engaged in two business segments: Machine Clothing and Albany Engineered Composites (AEC). The Machine Clothing segment supplies permeable and impermeable belts used in the manufacture of paper, paperboard, tissue and towel, pulp, nonwovens, fiber cement and several other industrial applications. This segment also supplies customized, consumable fabrics used in the manufacturing process in the pulp, corrugator, nonwovens, fiber cement, building products, and tannery and textile industries. The AEC segment provides engineered, composite structures based on proprietary technology to customers in the aerospace and defense industries.

Applied Materials Inc.

Applied Materials is engaged in providing manufacturing equipment, services and software to the semiconductor, display and related industries. The company operates in three segments: Semiconductor Systems, develops, manufactures and sells a range of manufacturing equipment used to fabricate semiconductor chips, also referred to as integrated circuits; Applied Global Services, which provides integrated solutions to optimize equipment and fab performance; and Display and Adjacent Markets, which comprised of products for manufacturing liquid crystal displays, organic light-emitting diode, and other display technologies for TVs, monitors, laptops, personal computers, and electronic tablets.

Boot Barn Holdings

Boot Barn Holdings is a retail chain focused on western and work-related footwear, apparel and accessories. As of Mar 31 2018, the company had 226 stores in 31 states. The company's stores, which are freestanding or located in strip centers, feature an assortment of brands and styles, coupled with store associates. The company's product offering is anchored by a selection of western and work boots and an assortment of coordinating apparel and accessories. The company also carries assortments of denim, western shirts, cowboy hats, belts and belt buckles, western-style jewelry and accessories. The company's work assortment includes footwear, outerwear, overalls, denim and shirts for the physically demanding jobs.

Campbell Soup

Campbell Soup is manufacturer and marketer of food and beverage products. The company's reportable segments are: Americas Simple Meals and Beverages, which includes the retail and food service businesses in the U.S., and Canada; Global Biscuits and Snacks, which includes Pepperidge Farm cookies, crackers, bakery and frozen products in U.S. retail, Arnott's biscuits in Australia and Asia Pacific, and Kelsen cookies globally; and Campbell Fresh, which includes Bolthouse Farms fresh carrots, carrot ingredients, refrigerated beverages and refrigerated salad dressings, Garden Fresh Gourmet salsa, hummus, dips and tortilla chips and the U.S. refrigerated soup business.

Cantel Medical Corp.

Cantel Medical is a provider of infection prevention products and services in the healthcare market. The company has four segments: Endoscopy, which designs, develops, manufactures, sells and installs products and services comprising a circle of infection prevention solutions; Water Purification and Filtration, which develops water purification systems for medical, pharmaceutical and other bacteria controlled applications; Healthcare Disposables, which sells and supplies infection prevention healthcare products used by dental practitioners; and Dialysis, which develops reprocessing systems and sterilants for dialyzers, as well as dialysate concentrates and supplies utilized for renal dialysis.

Chuy's Holdings Inc

Chuy's Holdings operates Chuy's, a restaurant concept that provides Mexican and Tex Mex inspired food. The company provides the same menu during lunch and dinner, which includes enchiladas, fajitas, rellenos, tacos, burritos, combination platters and daily specials, complemented by a variety of appetizers, soups and salads. Each of the company's restaurants also provide a variety of sauces, including the Hatch green chile, Boom-Boom and creamy jalapeno sauces. The company also provides a bar in all of its restaurants providing its customers a range of beverage offerings, including its on-the-rocks margaritas made with lime juice. As of Dec 31 2017, the company operated 91 Chuy's restaurants across 19 states.


CyrusOne is a data center real estate investment trust that owns, operates and develops enterprise-class, carrier-neutral, multi-tenant and single-tenant data center properties. Data centers are real estate assets that serve as centralized repositories of server, storage and network equipment. The company's data centers are carrier-neutral, enabling its customers to connect to a range of telecommunication carriers. The company provides data center facilities that protect and ensure the continued operation of information technology infrastructure for customers in data centers and recovery centers in several markets including in the U.S., plus London and Singapore.

Dollar General

Dollar General is a discount retailer. The company's consumables products includes paper and cleaning products, packaged food, perishables, snacks, health and beauty, pet, and tobacco products. The company's seasonal products include decorations, toys, batteries, small electronics, greeting cards, stationery, prepaid phones and accessories, gardening supplies, hardware, automotive and home office supplies. The company's home products include kitchen supplies, cookware, small appliances, light bulbs, storage containers, frames, candles, craft supplies and kitchen, bed and bath soft goods. The company's apparel includes casual everyday apparel, as well as socks, underwear, disposable diapers, shoes and accessories.

Greif Inc. Cl A

Greif is a producer of industrial packaging products and services. The company has four segments: Rigid Industrial Packaging and Services, which provides steel, fibre and plastic drums, rigid intermediate bulk containers, closure systems for industrial packaging products, transit protection products, water bottles and reconditioned containers, and services; Paper Packaging and Services, which sells containerboard, corrugated sheets, corrugated containers and other corrugated products; Flexible Products and Services, which produces flexible intermediate bulk containers and related services; and Land Management, which focuses on the harvesting and regeneration of its U.S. timber properties.

Gypsum Management and Supply

GMS is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is engaged as a North American distributor of wallboard and suspended ceilings systems, or ceilings. The company's product offering are: wallboard for interior and exterior walls and ceilings in residential and commercial structures; ceilings, which consists of suspended mineral fiber, soft fiber and metal ceiling systems; Steel Framing, which consists of steel track, studs and the various other steel products used to frame the interior walls of a commercial or institutional building; and Other Products, which includes complementary products such as insulation, ready-mix-joint compound and various other interior construction products.

Iridium Communications Inc

Iridium Communications is a provider of mobile voice and data communications services to businesses, the U.S. and foreign governments, non-governmental organizations and consumers. The company's Commercial Services include Postpaid Mobile Voice and Data Satellite Communications, Iridium push-to-talk, Broadband Data, and Internet of Things (IoT) Services. The company provides U.S. government customers bulk access to its services, including voice, netted voice, data, messaging and paging services. The company's products include Satellite Handsets, Iridium GO!, Voice and Data Modems, Broadband Data Devices, IoT Data Devices, and Device Development and Manufacturing.

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.

Matrix Service Co.

Matrix Service provides engineering, fabrication, infrastructure, construction, and maintenance services. The company's segments are: Electrical Infrastructure, which includes construction of new substations, upgrades of existing substations, short-run transmission line installations and distribution upgrades and maintenance, among others; Oil, Gas and Chemical, which includes turnarounds, plant maintenance, engineering and capital construction; Storage Solutions, which include engineering, fabrication and construction, maintenance and repair; and Industrial, which include engineering, fabrication and construction, maintenance and repair for iron and steel, mining and minerals and other companies.

Methode Electronics Inc.

Methode Electronics is a manufacturer of component and subsystem devices. The company's business segments are: Automotive, which supplies electronic and electro-mechanical devices and related products; Interface, which provides a variety of copper and fiber-optic interface and interface solutions; Power Products, which manufactures braided flexible cables, current-carrying laminated busbars and devices, custom power-product assemblies, such as its PowerRail? solution, high-current low voltage flexible power cabling systems and powder-coated busbars; and Other, which is made up of its medical device business, Dabir Surfaces, its surface support technology aimed at pressure injury prevention.

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.


Saia is a transportation company. The company provides regional and interregional less-than-truckload (LTL) services through a single integrated organization. The company also provides customers a range of other services, including non-asset truckload, expedited and logistics services across North America. The company's subsidiary, Saia Motor Freight Line, LLC, a LTL carrier that serves 39 states is engaged in offering its customers a range of regional and interregional LTL services including time-definite and expedited options. Saia LTL Freight primarily provides its customers with solutions for shipments between 100 and 10,000 pounds, but also provides truckload services.

Sanderson Farms Inc.

Sanderson Farms is a poultry processing company engaged in the production, processing, marketing and distribution of fresh and frozen chicken products, including processed and minimally prepared chicken. The company sells ice-packed, chill-packed, bulk-packed and frozen chicken, in whole, cut-up and boneless form to retailers, distributors, and casual dining operators, and to customers who resell frozen chicken into export markets. The company operates through: Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Production Division), which is engaged in the production of chickens to the broiler stage; and Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Processing Division), which is engaged in the processing, sale and distribution of chicken products.

Seagate Technology

Synopsys Inc.

Synopsys is a supplier of electronic design automation software that engineers use to design and test integrated circuits, also known as chips. The company also provides semiconductor intellectual property products, which are pre-designed circuits that engineers use as components of larger chip designs instead of designing those circuits themselves. The company provides software and hardware used to validate the electronic systems that incorporate chips and the software that runs on them. The company also provides technical services and support to help its customers develop chips and electronic systems. The company is also a provider of software tools and services that improve the security and quality of software code.

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific is engaged in serving science. The company's segments include: Life Sciences Solutions, which provides reagents, instruments and consumables used in biological and medical research, discovery and production of new drugs and vaccines as well as diagnosis of disease; Analytical Instruments, which provides instruments, consumables, software and services that are used for a range of applications in the laboratory, on the production line and in the field; and Specialty Diagnostics, which provides diagnostic test kits, reagents, culture media, instruments and associated products for customers in healthcare, clinical, pharmaceutical, industrial, and food safety laboratories.

Visteon Corp.

Visteon is an automotive supplier that designs, engineers and manufactures electronics products for original equipment vehicle manufacturer. The company's products include: Instrument Clusters, which provides standard analog gauge clusters, 2-D, and 3-D display-based devices; Information Displays, which provides information displays for applications within the cockpit; Infotainment/Audio Systems, which includes Phoenix? display audio and embedded infotainment platform, and Android embedded infotainment; Telematics Solutions, which provides telematics control unit; Head-Up Displays (HUD), which includes combiner HUD; SmartCore? Domain Controller; and DriveCore? Autonomous Driving Controller.

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).

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.

Zumiez Inc.

Zumiez is a retailer of apparel, footwear, accessories and hardgoods for young men and women. The company provides a range of apparel, footwear, accessories and hardgoods, including skateboards, snowboards, bindings, components and other equipment. In addition, the company supplements its merchandise mix with a range of private label apparel and products. The company operates under the names Zumiez, Blue Tomato and Fast Times. Additionally, the company operates ecommerce websites at, and

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