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Dave Nicoski ...
  • Ross LaDuke
EUR 45.34 For Business Accounts Only

Vital Signs: Actionable charts

Key Points:

• A few Consumer Discretionary names continue to act well. (ex. UA, WHR, ELY, RRGB, SHAK, BOOT, ROST, WSM, and COTY)

• The decline in oil prices may be helping some of the airlines. A few of them are near potential reversal points (ex. AAL and UAL)

• Attractive Technology names include: (ex. UCTT, SEDG, FSLR, and TTEC)
Underlyings
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.

American Financial Group Inc.

American Financial Group is a holding company. Through its subsidiary, Great American Insurance Group, the company is engaged primarily in property and casualty insurance, focusing on commercial products for businesses, and in the sale of traditional fixed, fixed-indexed and variable-indexed annuities in the retail, financial institutions, registered investment advisor and education markets. The company's property and casualty insurance segments consist of property and transportation, specialty casualty, and specialty financial. The company's annuity segment sells fixed, fixed-indexed and variable-indexed annuities in the retail, financial institutions, broker-dealer and registered investment advisor markets.

Arconic

Arconic is engaged in lightweight metals engineering and manufacturing. The company's segments include: Engineered Products and Solutions, which produces products that are used mainly in the aerospace (commercial and defense), industrial, commercial transportation, and power generation end markets; Global Rolled Products, which produces aluminum sheet and plate for a variety of end markets, and also produces aseptic foil for the packaging end market; and Transportation and Construction Solutions, which produces products that are used in the commercial transportation and nonresidential building and construction end markets, and also produces aluminum products for the industrial products end market.

Boot Barn Holdings

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

Callaway Golf Co.

Callaway Golf designs, manufactures and sells golf clubs (drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, irons, wedges and putters), golf balls, golf bags and other golf-related accessories. The company generally sells its golf-related products to golf retailers (including pro shops at golf courses and off-course retailers), sporting goods retailers, Internet retailers and mass merchants, directly and through its subsidiaries, and to third-party distributors in the U.S. and in various countries around the world. The company also sells pre-owned Callaway golf products through its website www.callawaygolfpreowned.com and sells Callaway golf products through its websites www.callawaygolf.com and www.odysseygolf.com.

CF Industries Holdings

CF Industries Holdings is a global fertilizer and chemical company. The company's reportable segments consist of the following segments: ammonia, which produces anhydrous ammonia; granular urea, which produces granular urea that is produced from ammonia and carbon dioxide; urea ammonium nitrate solution (UAN), which produces UAN, a liquid fertilizer product; ammonium nitrate (AN), which produces AN that is used as nitrogen fertilizer and is also used by industrial customers for commercial explosives and blasting systems; and Other, which includes the following products diesel exhaust fluid, urea liquor, nitric acid, as well as compound fertilizer products.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

Comtech Telecommunications is a provider of communications solutions for both commercial and government customers. The company's reportable operating segments include: Commercial Solutions, which provides satellite ground station technologies (such as modems and amplifiers) and public safety and location technologies (such as 911 call routing and mapping solutions); and Government Solutions, which provides technologies (such as tactical satellite-based networks and ongoing support for communication networks) and transmission technologies (such as troposcatter systems and solid-state amplifiers) to government end-users, international customers and domestic prime contractors.

Coty

Coty and its subsidiaries are a beauty company. The company manufactures, markets, sells and distributes beauty products, including fragrances, color cosmetics, hair care products and skin and body related products. The company is organized into three divisions, which is also its operating and reportable segments: Consumer Beauty, Luxury and Professional Beauty. Consumer Beauty is primarily focused on color cosmetics, retail hair coloring and styling products, body care and mass fragrances. Luxury is primarily focused on fragrances, skincare and cosmetics. Professional Beauty is primarily focused on hair and nail care products for salon personnel.

Cytokinetics Inc.

Cytokinetics is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing muscle activators and muscle inhibitors as potential treatments for debilitating diseases in which muscle performance is compromised and/or declining. The company's drug candidates in clinical development are: omecamtiv mecarbil, a cardiac myosin activator for the potential treatment of heart failure, reldesemtiv, a skeletal muscle troponin activator for the potential treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and spinal muscular atrophy, CK-3773274, a cardiac myosin inhibitor, for the potential treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and AMG 594, a cardiac troponin activator.

First Solar Inc

FirstSolar is a provider of photovoltaic (PV) solar energy solutions. The company designs, manufactures, and sells PV solar modules with a thin film semiconductor technology and also develops, designs, constructs, and sells PV solar power systems that use the modules it manufactures. The company's modules segment involves the design, manufacture, and sale of cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar modules, which convert sunlight into electricity. The company's second segment is its integrated systems segment, through which the company provides turn-key PV solar power systems, or solar solutions, which include project development, engineering, procurement, and construction services, and operations and maintenance services.

Fortune Brands Home & Security

Fortune Brands Home & Security is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides home and security products. The company's segments are: Cabinets, which manufactures cabinetry and vanities, for the kitchen, bath and other parts of the home; Plumbing, which manufactures or assembles and sells faucets, accessories, kitchen sinks and waste disposals; and Doors and Security, which manufactures and sells fiberglass and steel entry door systems, composite decking, railing and fencing, and urethane millwork, as well as manufactures, sources and distributes locks, safety and security devices, and electronic security products and fire resistant safes, security containers and commercial cabinets.

Innovative Industrial Properties

Innovative Industrial Properties is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company is a real estate investment trust focused on the acquisition, ownership and management of industrial properties leased to state-licensed operators for their regulated state-licensed cannabis facilities. The company leases its properties on a triple-net lease basis, where the tenant is responsible for various aspects of and costs related to the property and its operation during the lease term, including structural repairs, maintenance, taxes and insurance. The company conducts its business through a real estate investment trust, in which the company's properties are owned by its operating partnership, IIP Operating Partnership, LP.

LCI Industries

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

Meta Financial Group

Meta Financial Group is a unitary savings and loan holding company. Through its subsidiary, MetaBank (the Bank), the company is accepting deposits and investing those funds in its National Lending and Community Banking loan and lease portfolios. In addition to originating loans and leases, the Bank also occasionally contracts to sell loans, such as tax refund advance loans and government guaranteed loans, to third party buyers. The Bank also sells and purchases loan participations from time to time to and from other financial institutions, as well as mortgage-backed securities and other investments permissible under applicable regulations.

Quanex Building Products

Quanex Building Products manufactures components for original equipment manufacturers in the building products industry. These components can be categorized as window and door (fenestration) components and kitchen and bath cabinet components. Examples of fenestration components include insulating glass spacers, extruded vinyl profiles, window and door screens, and precision-formed metal and wood products. In addition, the company provides certain other non-fenestration components and products, which include solar panel sealants, trim moldings, vinyl decking, fencing, water retention barriers, and conservatory roof components.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, together with its subsidiaries, primarily develops, operates, and franchises restaurants in North America and focuses on serving gourmet burgers. The company's menu features its product, a line of Gourmet Burgers. To complement its Gourmet Burgers Co. provides a line of Red's Tavern Double? burgers. In addition to burgers, the company serves an array of other items. These items include a variety of appetizers, salads, soups, seafood, and other entrees. The company also provides a range of single-serving and shareable desserts as well as its Finest milkshakes. The company's beverages include alcoholic and non-alcoholic specialty drinks, cocktails, wine, and a variety of national and craft beers.

Shake Shack

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

SolarEdge Technologies

SolarEdge Technologies designs, develops, and sells an intelligent inverter solution designed for power generation at the individual photovoltaic module level. The company's products consist mainly of power optimizers designed to maximize energy throughput from each and every module via constant tracking of Maximum Power Point individually per module; inverters, which invert direct current from the PV module to alternating current; a related cloud-based monitoring platform; and a storage solution that is used to increase energy independence and maximize self-consumption for homeowners by utilizing a battery that is sold separately by third party manufacturers, to store and supply power as needed.

South Jersey Industries Inc.

South Jersey Industries is a holding company. The company provides a variety of energy-related products and services through its subsidiaries. The company's subsidiary, SJI Utilities, Inc. owns South Jersey Gas Company, a regulated natural gas utility which distributes natural gas in the southernmost counties of New Jersey; Elizabethtown Gas Company, a regulated natural gas utility which distributes natural gas in northern and central New Jersey; and Elkton Gas Company, a regulated natural gas utility which distributes natural gas in northern Maryland. The company also operates through its other subsidiaries, among other, South Jersey Energy Company, which acquires and markets electricity to retail end users.

SPX FLOW

SPX Flow creates custom-engineered solutions. The company's business is organized into three segments: Food and Beverage, Power and Energy and Industrial. The company's products for the Food and Beverage segment include mixing, drying, evaporation and separation systems and components, heat exchangers, and reciprocating and centrifugal pump technologies. The Power and Energy segment primarily serves customers in the oil and gas industry, the nuclear and other power industries, and the main products for this segment include pumps, valves and related accessories. The company's main products for the Industrial segment are air dryers, filtration equipment, mixers, pumps, hydraulic technologies and heat exchangers.

TTEC Holdings

TTEC Holdings is a customer experience technology and services company. 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 Growth Services, which provides technology-enabled sales and marketing solutions; and Customer Management Services, which includes customer experience delivery solutions.

Ultra Clean Holdings Inc.

Ultra Clean Holdings is engaged in designing, engineering, and manufacturing of production tools, modules and subsystems for the semiconductor capital equipment industry and industry segments with similar requirements including display, consumer and medical. The company designs, develops, prototypes, manufactures and tests subsystems, and cleans and analyzes tool parts, primarily for the semiconductor market. The company's products include precision robotic solutions, gas delivery systems, a variety of industrial and automation production equipment products; and subsystems that includes wafer cleaning modules, chemical delivery modules, top-plate assemblies, frame assemblies, and process modules.

Under Armour Class C

United Continental Holdings

United Airlines Holdings is a holding company and its principal, wholly-owned subsidiary is United Airlines, Inc. (United). The company is engaged in the transportation of people and cargo throughout North America and to destinations in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. The company, through United and its regional carriers, operates flights to airports from its hubs at Newark Liberty International Airport, Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Denver International Airport, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, A.B. Won Pat International Airport, San Francisco International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport.

Walt Disney

Walt Disney is an entertainment company. The company has four businesses segments: Media Networks, which includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, domestic television stations and radio networks and stations; Parks and Resorts, which owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Resort and Spa and among others; Studio Entertainment, which produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures, musical recordings and live stage plays; and Consumer Products and Interactive Media, which licenses the company's trade names, characters and visual and literary properties to various manufacturers, game developers, publishers and retailers.

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.

Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Williams-Sonoma is a retailer of products for the home. The company has two reportable segments, e-commerce and retail. The e-commerce segment has the following merchandise strategies: Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm, PBteen, Williams Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation and Mark and Graham, which sell the company's products through its e-commerce websites and direct-mail catalogs. The retail segment, which includes the company's franchise operations, has the following merchandise strategies: Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm and Rejuvenation, which sell the company's products through its retail stores.

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