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PUBLIC SERVICE ENTERPRISE GROUP INCORPORATED (PEG)
Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated operates as the utility holding company for Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), PSEG Power LLC (PSEG Power), and PSEG Energy Holdings LLC (Energy Holdings). PSE&G engages in the transmission, distribution, and sale of electric energy and gas service to commercial, residential, and industrial customers in New Jersey. It also offers appliance services and repairs to its customers. As of December 31, 2004, PSE&G provided services to approximately 2.1 million electric customers and approximately 1.7 million gas customers. PSEG Power operates as a multiregional, independent wholesale energy supply company primarily in the northeast United States. It integrates its generating asset operations with its wholesale energy, fuel supply, energy trading, and marketing and risk management functions. PSEG Power's generation portfolio comprised approximately 14,607 MW of installed capacity, as of the above date. Energy Holdings, through its subsidiaries, operates as a power producer and distributor that owns and operates electric generation and distribution facilities primarily in North America, Europe, and the Middle East. It also invests in energy-related financial transactions and manages a portfolio of assets, including leveraged leases, operating leases, leveraged buyout funds, limited partnerships, and marketable securities. Public Service Enterprise Group was formed in 1985 and is headquartered in Newark, New Jersey.
WILLIAMS COMPANIES INC (WMB)
The Williams Companies, Inc. engages in finding, producing, gathering, processing, and transporting natural gas. The company operates in four segments: Gas Pipeline, Exploration and Production, Midstream Gas and Liquids, and Power. The Gas Pipeline segment comprises interstate natural gas pipelines, as well as investments in natural gas pipeline-related companies. The Gas Pipeline segment includes Northwest pipeline, which extends from the San Juan Basin in northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado to Oregon and Washington, and Transcontinental gas pipe line, which extends from the Gulf of Mexico region to the northeastern United States. The Exploration and Production includes natural gas development, production, and gas management activities primarily in the Rocky Mountain and Mid-Continent regions of the United States and in Argentina. The Midstream Gas and Liquids segment comprises natural gas gathering, processing, and treating facilities in the Rocky Mountain and Gulf Coast regions of the United States, oil gathering and transportation facilities in the Gulf Coast region of the United States, majority-owned natural gas compression and transportation facilities in Venezuela, and assets in Canada, including a natural gas liquids extraction facility and a fractionation plant. The Power segment provides buys, sells, stores, and transports energy and energy-related commodities primarily power and natural gas, on a wholesale level. The company's had proved natural gas reserves of 2,986 one billion cubic feet of gas equivalent and owned interests in 10,001 gross producing wells, as of December 31, 2004. The Williams Companies was founded in 1908 and is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC (HON)
Honeywell International, Inc. provides aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; turbochargers; automotive products; specialty chemicals; fibers; and electronic and advanced materials. It operates in four segments: Aerospace, Automation and Control Solutions, Specialty Materials, and Transportation Systems. The Aerospace segment supplies aircraft engines, avionics, and related products and services for commercial airlines, business and regional aircraft, manned and unmanned military aircraft, and spacecraft. Its portfolio includes engines, systems, and services; aerospace electronic systems; and aircraft landing systems. The Automation and Control Solutions segment provides environmental controls and combustion; sensing and controls; security and life safety products and services; and industrial automation solutions. This segment also offers building solutions. The Specialty Materials segment develops and manufactures chemicals and materials for applications in the automotive, healthcare, agricultural, packaging, fibers, refrigeration, semiconductor, wax, and adhesives markets. Its product portfolio includes fluorocarbons, specialty films, advanced fibers, research chemicals and intermediates, and electronic materials and chemicals. The Transportation Systems segment provides charge-air systems; thermal systems; aftermarket filters, spark plugs, electronic components, and car care products; and friction materials aftermarket brake hard parts. Honeywell International has a joint venture with Rockwell Collins, Inc. The company operates in the United States and Canada, as well as in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Honeywell International was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Morris Township, New Jersey.
Alcoa, Inc. produces primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina. It also markets consumer brands to its customers. The company offers flat rolled products, including sheet and plate, foil products, and can reclamation products; engineered products that include aerospace products, auto components, architectural extrusions, castings, extrusion, tube, and fasteners; and packaging and consumer products, which include consumer products, flexible packaging products, closures, machinery, graphics, food service packaging, protective packaging, polymerization, and extrusion. The company's other products include telecommunications, auto engineering, and home exteriors. In addition, Alcoa offers nonaluminum products, including precision castings, industrial fasteners, vinyl siding, consumer products, food service and flexible packaging products, plastic closures, and electrical distribution systems for cars and trucks. Its products are used in aircraft, automobiles, commercial transportation, packaging, consumer products, building and construction, and industrial applications. The company has operations in Asia, Australia, Europe, South America, and the United States. Alcoa has strategic partnership with Ferrari S.p.A. to develop aluminum spaceframe technology for Ferrari vehicles; and a joint venture with CITIC. The company was formed in 1888 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
MCDONALDS CORPORATION (MCD)
McDonald's Corporation engages in the operation and franchising of McDonald's restaurants worldwide. Its restaurants offer hamburgers and cheeseburgers, Big Mac, Quarter Pounder with Cheese, Big N' Tasty, Filet-O-Fish, several chicken sandwiches, Chicken McNuggets, Chicken Selects, french fries, salads, milk shakes, McFlurry desserts, sundaes, soft serve cones, pies, cookies, and soft drinks and other beverages. Its restaurants also provide breakfast menu that would include Egg McMuffin, Sausage McMuffin with Egg, McGriddle, biscuit and bagel sandwiches, hotcakes, and muffins. In addition, the company operates Boston Market and Chipotle Mexican Grill. McDonald's Chipotle Mexican Grill serves gourmet burritos and tacos; and Boston Market serves chicken, meatloaf, and various other side dishes. As of September 30, 2005, the company had 31,706 restaurants, including 9,213 operated by the company, 18,298 operated by franchisees, and 4,159 operated by affiliates. McDonald's Corporation was founded by Ray Kroc. The company is based in Oak Brook, Illinois.
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY (HPQ)
Hewlett-Packard Company provides products, technologies, solutions, and services to individual consumers, small and medium sized businesses, and large enterprises worldwide. The company provides industry standard servers and business critical servers. It also offers entry-level, mid-range, and enterprise arrays; storage area networks; network attached storage; storage management software; and virtualization technologies, as well as tape drives, tape libraries, and optical archival storage. In addition, Hewlett-Packard provides multivendor information technology (IT) services, such as technology services, consulting and integration, managed services, and other services. In addition, the company offers management software solutions that enable enterprise customers to manage their IT infrastructure, operations, applications, IT services, and business processes, as well as carrier-grade platforms for developing and deploying voice, data, and converged services to network and service providers. It offers commercial and consumer personal computers, workstations, handheld computing devices, digital entertainment systems, calculators and other related accessories, and software and services; inkjet printers, LaserJet printers, digital photography and entertainment, graphics, and imaging and printer supplies for printer hardware, printing supplies, and scanning devices; and network infrastructure products, including Ethernet switch products. Further, Hewlett-Packard provides financial life cycle management services. The company sells its products through retailers, distribution partners, independent distributors, original equipment manufacturers, systems integrators, and systems integrators. Hewlett-Packard was founded in 1939 by William R. Hewlett and David Packard. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (IBM)
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) operates as an information technology (IT) company worldwide. Its Global Services segment provides consulting services for application and systems integration, client relationship management, financial management, human capital, business strategy and change, supply chain management, and transformation of business processes. The company's Systems and Technology Group segment provides system and component design services, outsourcing of clients' design teams, and technology and manufacturing consulting services. It also offers data storage products, including disk, tape, and storage area networks. In addition, this segment provides semiconductor technology and products, packaging solutions, and engineering technology services to original equipment manufacturer clients. IBM's Personal Systems Group segment offers desktop and notebook computers, production print solutions, on demand print-related solutions, enterprise workgroup print technologies, and print management software and services. Its Software segment provides middleware and operating systems software. Middleware software enables clients to integrate systems, processes, and applications across their enterprises. It also offers collaboration and messaging software to engage in asynchronous communication and knowledge management. The company's Global Financing segment provides lease and loan financing to end users and internal customers. IBM's Enterprise Investments segment develops and provides industry-specific IT solutions supporting the hardware, software, and global services segments of the company. Its product lines include product life cycle management software and document processing technologies. The company was founded in 1910. It was formerly known as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. and changed its name to International Business Machines Corporation in 1924. IBM is based in Armonk, New York.
EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION (XOM)
Exxon Mobil Corporation operates as a petroleum and petrochemicals company. It primarily engages in the exploration, production, and sale of crude oil and natural gas; and manufacture, transportation, and sale of petroleum products. The company also manufactures and markets basic petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene, fluids, synthetic rubber, oriented polypropylene packaging films, plasticizers, synthetic lubricant basestocks, zeolite catalysts, and polypropylene plastics; and various specialty products. In addition, Exxon Mobil has interests in electric power generation facilities. Its other products include lube basestocks and petroleum specialties, such as waxes, process oils, and asphalt. The company operates approximately in 200 countries worldwide, including the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa, South America, the Middle East, and the Caspian area. Exxon Mobil is based in Irving, Texas.
EDISON INTERNATIONAL (EIX)
Edison International, through its subsidiary, Southern California Edison Company (SCE), supplies electric energy in central, coastal, and southern California. SCE owns and operates pressurized water nuclear units located on the California coastline between Los Angeles and San Diego; 33 hydroelectric plants located in California's Sierra Nevada, San Bernardino, and San Gabriel mountain ranges; a diesel-fueled generating plant and a hydroelectric plant located on Santa Catalina Island off the southern California coast; and coal-fueled generating units located in Clark County, Nevada. As of June 17, 2005, it served a population of approximately 13 million people via 4.6 million customer accounts. Edison International, through its indirect subsidiary Edison Mission Energy (EME), also engages in owning or leasing, operating, and selling energy from electric power generation facilities. EME conducts price risk management and energy trading activities in power markets. In addition, the company, through its other subsidiary, Edison Capital (EC), invests in energy and infrastructure projects, including power generation, electric transmission and distribution, transportation, and telecommunications worldwide. EC also has investments in housing projects located throughout the United States. Edison International was founded in 1886 and is based in Rosemead, California.
The Coca-Cola Company engages in manufacturing, distributing, and marketing nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups worldwide. The company also produces, markets, and distributes juices and juice drinks, as well as water products. It sells beverage concentrates and syrups to bottling and canning operators, distributors, fountain wholesalers, and fountain retailers. The company's beverage products comprise bottled and canned soft drinks and beverages, as well as concentrates, syrups, and not-ready-to-drink powder products. In addition, The Coca-Cola Company markets and distributes sports drinks, teas, coffees, and other beverage products. The company was organized in 1886 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
3M Company operates as a diversified technology company. It has seven segments: Health Care; Industrial; Display and Graphics; Consumer and Office; Safety, Security, and Protection; Electro and Communications; and Transportation. Health Care segment offers medical and surgical supplies, pharmaceuticals, drug delivery systems, dental and orthodontic products, health information systems, and microbiology products. Industrial segment offers tapes, coated and nonwoven abrasives, adhesives, and supply chain execution software solutions to electronics, paper, packaging, and food and beverage markets. Display and Graphics segment provides optical film and lens solutions for electronic displays; touch screens; reflective sheeting for transportation safety; and graphics systems to traffic safety and graphics markets. Consumer and Office segment provides office supply and stationery products, construction and home improvement products, protective material products, and visual systems products to education, home improvement and maintenance, and food service markets. Safety, Security, and Protection segment offers personal protection products, safety and security products, energy control products, cleaning and protection products, and roofing granules for asphalt shingles. Electro and Communications segment offers electronic and interconnect solutions, micro interconnect systems, telecommunications products, and electrical products. Transportation segment provides components and products that are used in the manufacture, repair, and maintenance of automotive, marine, aircraft, and other vehicles. 3M sells its products directly, as well as through wholesalers, retailers, jobbers, distributors, and dealers worldwide. 3M was founded in 1902. It was formerly known as Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company and changed its name to 3M Company in 2002. 3M is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Exelon Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as an electric utility company. It has three segments: Energy Delivery, Generation, and Enterprises. The company's energy delivery segment engages principally in the purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity to residential, commercial, industrial, and wholesale customers in northern Illinois, southeastern Pennsylvania, and Pennsylvania counties. Its Generation segment consists of the owned and contracted for electric generating facilities and energy marketing operations of Exelon Generation Company, LLC; a 50% interest in Sithe Energies, Inc.; and a retail sales business of Exelon Energy Company. Exelon's Enterprise segment engages in the design, installation, and servicing of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning facilities for commercial and industrial customers throughout the midwest. It provides energy-related services, including performance contracting and energy management systems. In addition, it offers retail electric and gas services in Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and other areas in the midwest and northeast United States; district cooling and related services to offices and other buildings in the central business district of Chicago and in other cities in North America; local and long-distance, point-to-point voice and data communications, internet access, and enhanced data services for businesses and institutions in eastern Pennsylvania. As of August 10, 2004, Exelon distributed electricity to approximately 5.1 million customers in northern Illinois and Pennsylvania; and gas to approximately 460,000 customers in the Philadelphia area. The company was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (UTX)
United Technologies Corporation (UTC) provides products and services to the commercial and aerospace businesses worldwide. It operates in six segments: Otis, Carrier, UTC Fire & Security, Pratt and Whitney, Hamilton Sundstrand, and Sikorsky. The Otis segment provides passenger and freight elevators, as well as escalators and moving walkways to customers in the commercial and residential property industries. The Carrier segment provides heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems; commercial and transport refrigeration; food service equipment; building controls; and energy management and air quality systems. The UTC Fire & Security segment provides electronic security, fire detection and suppression, monitoring and rapid response systems and service, and security personnel services, as well as aircraft fire protection systems to commercial, industrial, aerospace, and retail customers. The Pratt and Whitney segment supplies commercial, general aviation, and military aircraft engines. It provides spare parts and aftermarket and fleet management services primarily for the engines it produces, along with power generation and space propulsion systems. The Hamilton Sundstrand segment offers aerospace products and aftermarket services, including power generation, management, and distribution systems; flight, engine, and environmental control systems; auxiliary power units and propeller systems; and industrial products, including air compressors, metering devices, fluid handling equipment, and gear drives. The Sikorsky segment manufactures military and commercial helicopters. Its aftermarket services include spare parts sales, overhaul and repair services, maintenance contracts, and logistics support programs for helicopters and other aircraft. The company also engages in fuel cell production and development for commercial, transportation, and space applications. UTC was incorporated in 1934 and is headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut.
UNION PACIFIC CORPORATION (UNP)
Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, provides rail transportation services in North America. The company has approximately 33,000 route miles linking Pacific Coast and Gulf Coast ports with the Midwest and eastern United States gateways, and provides various north/south corridors to Mexican gateways. It provides transportation services mainly for commodities, which include agricultural products, automotive, chemicals, coal, and industrial products, as well as international traffic for steamship customers. Union Pacific was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC (VZ)
Verizon Communications, Inc. provides broadband and other communication services to wireline and wireless customers in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Domestic Telecom, Domestic Wireless, and Information Services. The Domestic Telecom segment provides local telephone services, including voice and data transport, enhanced and custom calling features, network access, directory assistance, private lines, public telephones, digital channel service, and integrated services digital network. It also provides long distance services, customer premises equipment distribution, data solutions and systems integration, Internet access services, and inventory management services. The Domestic Wireless segment offers wireless voice and data services, as well as sells related equipment. The Information Services segment engages in print and online directory publishing, as well as provision of content for electronic communications products and services, and Web site creation services. The company also provides voice switching/processing services, end-user networking services, personal computer-based conferencing, internetworking, data transmission, network integration services, and network monitoring services. Verizon provides communication services to approximately 49.3 million voice and data customers in 28 states. Its international presence includes wireline and wireless communications operations and investments, primarily in the Americas and Europe. In addition, Verizon has teamed up with Yahoo! Inc. to launch a high-speed Internet service. The company was incorporated in 1983 under the name Bell Atlantic Corporation. It changed its name to Verizon Communications, Inc. in 2000. Verizon is based in New York City.
Caterpillar, Inc. manufactures construction and mining equipment; diesel and natural gas engines; and industrial gas turbines. It operates its business in Machinery, Engines, and Financial Products lines. Machinery line involves in the design, manufacture, marketing, and sale of construction, mining, and forestry machinery, such as track and wheel tractors, track and wheel loaders, pipelayers, motor graders, wheel tractor-scrapers, track and wheel excavators, backhoe loaders, log skidders, log loaders, off-highway trucks, articulated trucks, paving products, telescopic handlers, skid steer loaders, and related parts. It also offers logistics services for other companies. Engines line offers engines for the company's machinery; electric power generation systems; on-highway vehicles and locomotives; marine, petroleum, construction, industrial, agricultural, and other applications; and related parts. Financial Products line provides a range of retail financing alternatives to customers and dealers for Caterpillar machinery and engines, solar gas turbines, as well as other equipment and marine vessels. The company also offers various forms of insurance to customers and dealers to help support the purchase and lease of equipment, as well as invests in independent power projects using Caterpillar power generation equipment and services. It markets its products through various distribution centers and dealers in the United States and worldwide. The company was formed as Caterpillar Tractor Co. in 1925 and changed its name to Caterpillar, Inc. in 1986. Caterpillar, Inc. is headquartered in Peoria, Illinois.
MERCK & COMPANY INC (MRK)
Merck & Co., Inc. engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and marketing of a range of products to improve human and animal health. The company's products consist of therapeutic and preventive agents, sold by prescription, for the treatment and prevention of human disorders. It offers atherosclerosis products, which include Zocor; hypertension/heart failure products, including Cozaar, Hyzaar, and Vasotec; anti-inflammatory/analgesics, agents that specifically inhibit the COX-2 enzyme, which is responsible for pain and inflammation; an osteoporosis product, Fosamax, for treatment and prevention of osteoporosis; a respiratory product, Singulair, a leukotriene receptor antagonist for treatment of asthma and for relief of symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis; vaccines/biologicals, a live virus vaccine of chickenpox and hepatitis B vaccine; anti-bacterial/anti-fungal products, which include Primaxin, Cancidas, and Invanz; a urology product, Proscar, for treatment of symptomatic benign prostate enlargement; and HIV products, including Stocrin and Crixivan for the treatment of human immunodeficiency viral infection in adults. Its other products include Maxalt, for the treatment of acute migraine headaches in adults; and Propecia, for the treatment of male pattern hair loss. Merck & Co. has a collaboration agreement with Celera Diagnostics to develop treatments for Alzheimer's disease; and with Foxhollow Technologies, Inc. to focus on analyzing atherosclerotic plaque removed from patient arteries as a means of identifying biomarkers of atherosclerotic disease progression for use in the development of cardiovascular compounds. The company sells its products to drug wholesalers and retailers; hospitals; clinics; government agencies; and managed health care providers, such as health maintenance organizations and other institutions through its professional representatives. Merck & Co. was established in 1891 and is headquartered in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey.
Intel Corporation operates as a semiconductor chip maker that supplies technology solutions for the computing and communications industries. The company's products include microprocessors; chipsets; motherboards; flash memory; communications infrastructure components, including network and embedded processors; wired and wireless connectivity products; products for networked storage; application processors; and cellular baseband chipsets. It sells its products to original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers who manufacture computer systems, cellular handsets and handheld computing devices, and telecommunications and networking communications equipment. Intel's customers also include personal computer and network communications products users, including individuals, large and small businesses, and service providers, as well as manufacturers of a range of industrial and communications equipment. It markets its products primarily in Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Japan. The company has a strategic alliance with Alcatel to develop mobile WiMAX solutions. Intel Corporation was founded in 1968 and is based in Santa Clara, California.
AT&T, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides telecommunication services in the United States and internationally. It provides Internet protocol (IP)-based communications services for businesses, including a portfolio of virtual private network, voice over IP, and other offerings. The company also provides hosting solutions and supporting services for small, medium, and enterprise businesses, including shared, managed and server collocation, and enhanced services. Its services also include Web services, Web site acceleration, caching, content distribution, streaming, enterprise messaging, and uninterrupted access to critical data and applications. In addition, the company provides broadband DSL, and long distance and local voice services; network integration and consulting; contact management services; directory publishing and advertising services; data and managed data services; wireless voice and data services; and a range of conferencing solutions for businesses, including audio conferencing, videoconferencing, and Web conferencing. The company was founded in 1983. It was formerly known as Southwestern Bell Corp. and changed its name to SBC Communications, Inc. in 1995. Further, the company changed its name to AT&T, Inc. in November 2005, subsequent to the acquisition of AT&T Corp. The company is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.
GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION (GM)
General Motors Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of cars and light trucks worldwide. It operates through Automotive, and Financing and Insurance Operations (FIO) segments. The Automotive segment designs, manufactures, and markets passenger cars, trucks, and locomotives, as well as related parts and accessories. The company offers its vehicles primarily under the brands Chevrolet, Pontiac, GMC, Oldsmobile, Buick, Cadillac, Saturn, and HUMMER. The FIO segment provides a range of financial services, including consumer vehicle financing; full service leasing and fleet leasing; dealer financing; car and truck extended service contracts; residential and commercial mortgage services; vehicle and homeowners' insurance; and asset-based lending. The company's automotive-related products are marketed through retail dealers and distributors primarily in the United States, Canada, and Mexico; and through distributors and dealers overseas. The company has partnerships with Fiat Auto SpA of Italy; DaimlerChrysler AG of Germany; and Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd., Isuzu Motors, Ltd., and Suzuki Motor Corp. of Japan. General Motors was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan.
The Boeing Company operates in the aerospace industry worldwide. It has four segments: Commercial Airplanes, Integrated Defense Systems (IDS), Boeing Capital Corporation (BCC), and Other. The Commercial Airplanes segment develops, produces, and markets commercial jet aircraft, as well as provides related support services primarily to the commercial airline industry. This segment's family of commercial jet aircraft includes the 717 and 737 narrow-body models, as well as the 747, 767, 777, and 787 wide-body models. The IDS segment involves in the research, development, production, modification, and support of military aircraft, helicopters and missiles, space systems, missile defense systems, satellites and satellite launching vehicles, rocket engines, and information and battle management systems. The BCC segment facilitates, arranges, structures, and/or provides selective financing solutions. The Other segment provides two-way broadband data communications service to commercial airlines and their passengers. The Boeing Company was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
CSX Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the operation of rail networks in the United States, as well as in the provision of integrated rail and truck transportation services across the United States, and primary markets in Canada and Mexico. It provides rail freight transportation over a network of approximately 22,000 route miles in 23 states, the District of Columbia, and 2 Canadian provinces. The company also provides transcontinental intermodal transportation services across North America through approximately 500 trains among its 44 terminals weekly. In addition, CSX also owns and operates the Greenbrier, a AAA Five-Diamond resort, located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. CSX Corporation is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (GE)
General Electric Company engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of various products for the generation, transmission, distribution, control, and utilization of electricity. The company operates through 11 segments: Advanced Materials, Commercial Finance, Consumer Finance, Consumer and Industrial, Energy, Equipment and Other Services, Healthcare, Infrastructure, Insurance, NBC Universal, and Transportation. Through these segments, it delivers network television services; operates television stations; and provides cable, Internet, and multimedia programming services. In addition, the company offers various financial and other services, including consumer financing, commercial and industrial financing, real estate financing, asset management and leasing, mortgage services, consumer savings and insurance services, and specialty insurance and reinsurance. GE's products include major appliances; lighting products; industrial automation products; medical diagnostic imaging equipment; motors; electrical distribution and control equipment; locomotives; power generation and delivery products; nuclear power support services and fuel assemblies; commercial and military aircraft jet engines; chemicals for treatment of water and process systems; and engineered materials, such as plastics, silicones, and superabrasive industrial diamonds. The company provides various services, such as product services; electrical product supply houses; electrical apparatus installation, engineering, repair, and rebuilding services; and computer-related information services. GE has a strategic alliance with Harrison Western Process Technologies, Inc. to provide process recovery, water reuse, and wastewater solutions to serve the mining market. GE operates in approximately 100 countries worldwide. General Electric Company was created pursuant to the merger of Edison General Electric Company and Thomson-Houston Electric Company in 1892. The company is based in Fairfield, Connecticut.
C.H. ROBINSON WORLDWIDE INC (CHRW)
C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., a nonasset based transportation provider, provides freight transportation services and logistics solutions to companies in a variety of industries. The company, through its relationships with transportation companies, such as motor carriers, railroads, air freight, and ocean carriers, provides appropriate transportation for its customers' freight needs. It also provides fresh produce sourcing services, including the buying, selling, and brokering of fresh produce to produce wholesalers, large grocery retailers, restaurants, and foodservice distributors. In addition, the company, through its subsidiary, T-Chek Systems, Inc., provides funds transfer and driver payroll services, fuel management services, fuel and use tax reporting, and online access to information management reports to its motor carrier customers. It also captures sales and fuel cost data; provides management information to the seller; and invoices the carrier for fuel, cash advances, and fee for various companies and truck stop chains. The company operates in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, and Asia. C.H. Robinson Worldwide was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
EXPEDITORS INTERNATIONAL OF WASHINGTON INC (EXPD)
Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. provides logistics services worldwide. The company offers an international network supporting the movement and positioning of goods. Its services include the consolidation or forwarding of air and ocean freight. In addition, the company acts as a customs broker in the United States offices and in certain of its international offices. As a customs broker, it assists importers to clear shipments through customs by preparing required documentation, calculating and providing for payment of duties on behalf of the importer, arranging for inspections by governmental agencies, and arranging for delivery. Expeditors also provides other services at destination, including temporary warehousing, inland transportation, inventory management, cargo insurance, and product distribution. Its additional services include vendor consolidation, purchase order management, and logistics information. The company's customers include retailing and wholesaling, electronics, and manufacturing companies. Expeditors was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY INC (AEP)
American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEC), a public utility holding company, which principally engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power in the United States. The company offers its electric services to the natural gas and oil production, oil refining, steel processing, aircraft maintenance, paper manufacturing and timber products, glass, chemicals, cement, plastics, aerospace manufacturing, telecommunications, rubber goods, concrete products, food processing, transportation equipment, electrical and electronic machinery, fabricated metal products, and various other industries. It offers its services primarily in the states of Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. AEC also operates as an energy marketer in North America and the United Kingdom. The company was incorporated in 1906. It was formerly known as American Gas and Electric Company and changed its name to American Electric Power Company, Inc. in 1958. American Electric Power Company is based in Columbus, Ohio.
PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY (PG)
The Procter & Gamble Company engages in the manufacture and marketing of various consumer products worldwide. The company operates in five segments: P&G Beauty, Health Care, Baby Care and Family Care, Fabric Care and Home Care, and Snacks and Coffee. The P&G Beauty segment offers antiperspirants or deodorants, colognes, cosmetics, feminine protection, hair care, hair color, personal cleansing, and skin care. The Health Care segment offers health care, oral care, and various drugs. The Baby Care and Family Care segment offers kids' personal care products, diapers, pampers, detergents, toilet tissues, paper towels, and tissues. The Fabric Care and Home Care segment offers dish care, laundry, and special fabric care products, as well as household cleaners. The Snacks and Coffee segment offers snacks and beverages. The company's customers include merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, and drug stores. It markets approximately 300 branded products in approximately 160 countries. The Procter & Gamble Company was founded by William Procter and James Gamble in 1837. The company is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.
ALEXANDER & BALDWIN INC (ALEX)
Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. provides transportation, property development and management, and food products primarily in Hawaii. The company's Transportation services include carrying freight primarily between various ports on the U.S. Pacific Coast and major Hawaii ports, and Guam; chartering vessels to third parties; arranging intermodal and motor carrier services, and providing logistics services in North America; and providing terminal, stevedoring, and container equipment maintenance services in Hawaii. Property development and management comprise purchasing, developing, selling, managing, leasing, and investing in commercial and residential properties in Hawaii and on the U.S. mainland. The company's Food Products business consists of growing sugar cane and coffee in Hawaii; producing bulk raw sugar, specialty food-grade sugars, molasses, and green coffee; marketing and distributing roasted coffee and green coffee; providing sugar and molasses hauling in Hawaii; and generating and selling electricity. Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii.
OVERSEAS SHIPHOLDING GROUP INC (OSG)
Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (OSG), an independent bulk shipping company, engages in the ocean transportation of crude oil and petroleum products. The company also transports dry bulk cargo. It operates Foreign Flag very large crude carriers, Aframaxes, product carriers, and the U.S. Flag Crude Tankers. As of December 31, 2004, OSG's fleet strength consisted of 61 oceangoing vessels, including 51 vessels operating in the international market and 10 vessels operating in the U.S. Flag market. The company is headquartered in New York City. Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. acquired Stelmar Shipping, Ltd., a provider of petroleum product and crude oil transportation services, in January 2005.
J.B. HUNT TRANSPORT SERVICES INC (JBHT)
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides transportation services in the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company primarily transports forest and paper products, building materials, general merchandise, food and beverages, chemicals, and automotive parts. It operates in three segments: Full Truck-Load Dry-Van (JBT), Intermodal (JBI), and Dedicated Contract Services (DCS). JBT segment offers truck-load and dry-van freight through company-owned tractors or through independent contractors, as well as assigns freight to third-party motor carriers. JBI segment provides intermodal freight solutions. It offers co-ordination of the rail and over-the-road transport movements. As of December 31, 2004, the company operated approximately 22,000 company-controlled containers, as well as managed 1,192 tractors. DCS segment engages in the design, development, and execution of customer specific fleet solutions. It also offers transportation engineering solutions, which support private fleet conversion, dedicated fleet creation, and transportation system augmentation, as well as provides customized services that are governed by long-term contracts, including dry-van, flatbed, temperature-controlled, and local operations. J.B. Hunt Transport Services was incorporated in 1961 and is headquartered in Lowell, Arkansas.
FIRSTENERGY CORPORATION (FE)
FirstEnergy Corp., through its subsidiaries, provides various energy services in the United States. It engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity; marketing of natural gas; and energy management and other energy-related services in the United States. The company also provides a range of services, including heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration, process piping, plumbing, electrical, building controls and systems, and facility management. FirstEnergy builds, operates, and controls telecommunications systems, as well as provides long-distance service, local phone service, and advanced data solutions. As of April 4, 2005, the company served 4.4 million customers within a 36,100 square-mile area of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. FirstEnergy was organized in 1996 and is based in Akron, Ohio.
PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC CO (PCG)
PG&E Corporation, a holding company, engages in the generation, procurement, and transmission of electricity, as well as procurement, transportation, and storage of natural gas in the United States. The company served approximately 4.9 million electricity distribution customers and approximately 4.1 million natural gas distribution customers, as of December 31, 2004. It also owned 18,610 circuit miles of interconnected transmission lines, as of the above date. In addition, the company owns and operates an integrated natural gas transportation, storage, and distribution system, as well as three underground natural gas storage fields in California. PG&E Corporation was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
NORFOLK SOUTHER CORPORATION (NSC)
Norfolk Southern Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages principally in the rail transportation business. The company's railroads carry raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods primarily in the United States and parts of Canada. Its railroads also transport overseas freight through various Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports. Its general merchandise traffic consists of five groups: Automotive; Chemicals; Metals and Construction; Agriculture, Consumer Products, and Government; and Paper, Clay, and Forest Products. The Automotive group includes finished vehicles and auto parts. The Chemicals group consists of sulfur and related chemicals, petroleum products, chlorine and bleaching compounds, plastics, rubber, industrial chemicals, chemical wastes, and municipal wastes. The Metals and Construction group comprises steel, aluminum products, machinery, scrap metals, cement, aggregates, bricks and minerals. The Agriculture, Consumer Products, and Government group includes soybeans, wheat, corn, fertilizer, animal and poultry feed, food oils, flour, beverages, canned goods, sweeteners, consumer products, ethanol, and items for the military. The Paper, Clay, and Forest Products group consists of lumber and wood products, pulp board and paper products, wood fibers, wood pulp, scrap paper, and clay. Norfolk Southern's coal traffic includes coal, coke, and iron ore. In addition, the company's intermodal traffic consists of shipments moving in trailers, domestic and international containers, and roadrailer equipment. These shipments are handled on behalf of intermodal marketing companies, international steamship lines, truckers, and other shippers. As of March 17, 2005, it operated approximately 21,300 rail route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Ontario, Canada. Norfolk Southern was incorporated in 1980 and is headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia.
WALT DISNEY COMPANY (DIS)
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified entertainment company worldwide. It operates in four segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, and Consumer Products. The Media Networks segment operates television networks that broadcast programs in dayparts; and radio networks, which produce and distribute news network programming, syndicated talk and music programs, music formats, and other programs. It also produces and distributes cable television programming; licenses programming; invests in foreign television broadcasting, production, and distribution entities; and operates Internet Web site businesses. The Parks and Resorts segment owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort, which includes theme parks, hotels, a sports complex, conference centers, golf courses, and water parks; other recreational facilities; and Disneyland Resort. It also operates ESPN Zone facilities in the United States; Disneyland Resort Paris in France and Hong Kong Disneyland in Hong Kong; and licenses the operations of the Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan. The Studio Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures for distribution to the theatrical, home entertainment, and television markets; and produces stage plays and musical recordings. The Consumer Products segment licenses Walt Disney characters, and visual and literary properties to manufacturers, retailers, show promoters, and publishers; and publishes books and magazines for children and families, as well as film, video, and computer software products for the educational marketplace. The company distributes its products through its Disney Stores and online. As of October 1, 2005, it owned and operated 104 stores primarily in Europe and 315 stores in North America. The company was founded in 1923 and is based in Burbank, California.
CONTINENTAL AIRLINES INC (CAL)
Continental Airlines, Inc., an air carrier, engages in transporting passengers, cargo, and mail. The company directly serves destinations throughout Europe, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean, as well as Tel Aviv, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. It also provides services in the western Pacific, including service to various Japanese cities. As of December 31, 2004, Continental Airlines flew to 130 domestic and 113 international destinations, and offered additional connecting service through alliances with domestic and foreign carriers. As of the above date, the company's operating aircraft fleet consisted of 349 mainline jets and 245 regional jets. The company was founded by Walter T. Varney and Louis Mueller in 1934. It was formerly known as Varney Speed Lines and changed its name to Continental Airlines, Inc. in 1937. Continental Airlines is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
DOMINION RESOURCES INC (D)
Dominion Resources, Inc. operates as an integrated gas and electric holding company. It operates through four segments: Dominion Delivery (DD), Dominion Energy (DE), Dominion Exploration and Production (DEP), and Dominion Generation (DG). Dominion Delivery segment manages the company's electric and gas distribution systems and customer service operations, as well as retail energy marketing operations. Dominion Energy segment operates gas transmission pipeline and storage system; electric transmission system; LNG import and storage facility; and energy trading, marketing, hedging, and arbitrage activities. Dominion Exploration and Production segment manages the company's gas and oil exploration, development, and production operations. Dominion Generation segment manages the generation operations of Dominion's electric utility and merchant fleet, and its power purchase agreements. Its generation facilities are located in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. As of December 31, 2004, DD's electric distribution network included approximately 54,000 miles of distribution lines; DE had approximately 6,000 miles of electric transmission lines located in the states of North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia; DEP owned 5.9 trillion cubic feet of proved equivalent natural gas reserves; and DG had proved gas and oil reserves of 5,003 billion cubic feet and 148,598 barrels. The company serves governmental agencies and wholesale customers, such as rural electric cooperatives, municipalities, power marketers, and other utilities in Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, as well as residential, commercial, and industrial gas sales and transportation customer accounts in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Dominion Resources was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.
CENTERPOINT ENERGY INC (HOLDING CO) (CNP)
Centerpoint Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an energy delivery company in the United States. It operates through Electric Transmission and Distribution (ETD), Natural Gas Distribution (NGD), and Pipelines and Gathering segments. The ETD segment provides transmission and distribution of electricity from power plants to substations, one substation to another, and to retail electric customers in Houston/Galveston metropolitan area. Its operations include construction and maintenance of electric transmission and distribution facilities, metering services, outage response services, and call center operations. This segment's customers include municipalities, electric cooperatives, other distribution companies, and retail electric providers. As of December 31, 2004, it owned 26,669 pole miles of overhead distribution lines and 3,612 circuit miles of overhead transmission lines; 15,244 circuit miles of underground distribution lines and 18.8 circuit miles of underground transmission lines; and 225 substations. The NGD segment engages in intrastate natural gas sales to, and natural gas transportation for, residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas. As of the above date, it owned and operated approximately 210 miles of intrastate pipeline in Louisiana and Texas. The Pipelines and Gathering segment operates interstate natural gas pipelines that provide natural gas transportation, storage, and pipeline services, as well as gas gathering facilities. It also provides operating and technical services, and remote data monitoring and communication services. As of December 31, 2004, it owned and operated approximately 8,200 miles of gas transmission lines primarily located in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE CORPORATION (BNI)
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides rail transportation services in North America. The company transports various products and commodities, including consumer, industrial, coal, and agricultural products. Consumer products include automotives, such as motor vehicles and vehicle parts, as well as perishables and dry boxcar products, including beverages, canned goods, and perishable food items. It also transports other consumer goods, such as cotton, salt, rubber, and tires. Industrial products include construction products, such as clays, sands, cements, aggregates, sodium compounds, and other industrial minerals; building products, including lumber, plywood, oriented strand board, particleboard, paper products, pulpmill feedstocks, wood pulp, and sawlogs; and chemical and plastic products, such as caustic soda, chlorine, industrial gases, acids, polyethylene, polypropylene, and polyvinyl chloride, which are used by automotive, housing, and packaging industries. Agricultural products include wheat, corn, bulk foods, soybeans, oil seeds and meals, feeds, barley, oats and rye, milo, oils, malt, and flour and mill products. As of December 31, 2003, the company operated a railroad system consisting of approximately 32,000 route miles of track, of which approximately 24,500 miles are owned route miles, through 28 states and 2 Canadian provinces. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation was incorporated in 1994 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.
AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY (AXP)
American Express Company (AEC) provides travel-related services, payment services, financial advisory services, and international banking services worldwide. Its travel-related services include global card network services; charge card and credit cards for consumers and businesses; consumer and small business lending products; travelers checks; business expense management products and services; business travel and travel management services; consumer travel services; transaction processing; tax, accounting, and business consulting services; and magazine publishing. The company also offers investment products and services to retail and institutional clients, including mutual funds, annuities, face-amount certificates, collective funds, real estate investment trusts, collateralized debt obligations, and hedge funds; and investment services, including wrap programs, financial planning services, and separately managed accounts. In addition, AEC offers individual retirement accounts, employer-sponsored retirement plans, and Section 529 college savings plans; personal trust services; and retail securities brokerage. It also provides life, disability income, long term care, and property and casualty insurance products. Further, the company offers banking and financial services to wealthy individuals, financial institutions, and retail customers. It provides interest-bearing deposits, unsecured lines of credit, installment loans, money market funds, mortgage loans, auto loans, and mutual funds, as well as offers investment management, and trust and estate planning. Its correspondent banking products include international payments processing; trade-related payments and financing; cash management; and investment products. It also provides treasury and capital market products and services, including foreign exchange, foreign exchange options and other derivatives, and interest rate risk management products. AEC was founded in 1850 and is headquartered in New York City.
E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY (DD)
E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) operates as a science and technology company. It engages in a range of fields, including biotechnology, electronics, materials science, safety and security, and synthetic fibers. The company operates in seven segments: Agriculture and Nutrition, Coatings and Color Technologies, Electronic and Communication Technologies, Performance Materials, Safety and Protection, Pharmaceuticals, and Textiles and Interiors. The Agriculture and Nutrition segment offers hybrid seed corn and soybean seed, herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, value enhanced grains, and soy protein. The Coatings and Color Technologies segment provides automotive finishes, industrial coatings, and white pigments. The Electronic and Communication Technologies segment offers fluorochemicals, fluoropolymers, photopolymers, and electronic materials. The Performance Materials segment provides engineering polymers, packaging and industrial polymers, films, and elastomers. The Safety and Protection segment provides specialty and industrial chemicals, nonwovens, aramids, and solid surfaces. The Pharmaceuticals segment includes the company's interest in two antihypertensive drugs, the Cozaar and Hyzaar. The Textiles and Interiors segment offers flooring systems, industrial fibers, polyester fibers, branded and unbranded elastane, textiles, and intermediates. The company serves various markets, including transportation, safety and protection, construction, motor vehicle, agricultural, home furnishings, medical, packaging, electronics, and nutrition and health. DuPont was founded in 1802 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware.
The Southern Company, through its subsidiaries, primarily engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and supply of electricity in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, and Georgia. The company's retail activities are carried out by Southern Power Company, Alabama Power Company, Georgia Power Company, Gulf Power Company, Mississippi Power Company, and Savannah Electric and Power Company. Its other business activities include investments in synthetic fuels and leveraged lease projects, wireless telecommunication services, energy-related services, and natural gas marketing. The company serves approximately 4 million customers, as of April 26, 2005. Southern Company was incorporated in 1945 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
UNITED PARCEL SERVICE INC (UPS)
United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS), a package delivery company, provides transportation, logistics, and financial services in the United States and internationally. It offers a range of supply chain solutions, such as freight forwarding, customs brokerage, fulfillment, returns, financial transactions, and repairs. The company's domestic operations include delivery of letters, documents, and packages in the United States; and international package operations include delivery of goods to approximately 200 countries and territories worldwide. UPS also offers various supply chain services, including logistics and distribution services, such as supply chain management, order fulfillment, inventory management, receiving and shipping, service parts logistics, reverse logistics, and cross docking, as well as distribution center design, planning, and management; and international trade management services, including freight forwarding, customs brokerage, and international trade consulting. It also provides transportation and freight forwarding, and consulting services, as well as electronic services, such as UPS CampusShip, Consignee Billing, Quantum View Manage, Delivery Confirmation, and UPS Returns to support automated shipping and tracking. In addition, it offers financial services that provide customers with short- and long-term financing, secured lending, working capital, government guaranteed lending, letters of credit, global trade financing, credit cards, and equipment leasing. As of December 31, 2004, the company operated a fleet of 268 aircraft, as well as a ground fleet of approximately 88,000 package cars, vans, tractors, and motorcycles. United Parcel Service was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
MICROSOFT CORPORATION (MSFT)
Microsoft Corporation provides software products for computing devices worldwide. Its Client segment engages in technical architecture, engineering, and product delivery of Windows product family comprising Windows Vista; Windows XP Professional and Home; Media Center Edition; Tablet PC Edition; and other Windows operating systems. The Server and Tools segment offers integrated server infrastructure and middleware software that support software applications and tools built on the Windows Server operating system. Its products include Windows Server operating system; Microsoft SQL Server; Microsoft Enterprise Services; product support services; Visual Studio; System Center products; Forefront Security products; Biz Talk Server; MSDN; and TechNet. The Online Services Business segment offers personal communications services, such as email and instant messaging, and online information through MSN Search; MapPoint; MSN Internet Access; MSN Premium Web Services; Windows Live; and MSN Mobile Services. The Microsoft Business Division offers Microsoft office product set comprising enterprise content management, collaboration, unified communications, and business intelligence products; and Microsoft Dynamics products that offer business solutions for financial management, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and analytics applications. The Entertainment and Devices Division develops, produces, and markets the Xbox video game system, such as consoles and accessories, third-party games, games published under the Microsoft brand, and Xbox Live operations. It also offers Zune digital music and entertainment device; PC software games; online games; Mediaroom, an Internet protocol television software; and other devices. Further, Microsoft offers online advertising and publishing solutions. It has an alliance with Siemens VDO Automotive AG; and strategic relationship with LogicaCMG plc. Microsoft was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.
Johnson & Johnson engages in the manufacture and sale of various products in the health care field primarily in the United States. It operates through three segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Devices and Diagnostics (MDD). Consumer segment manufactures and markets a range of products used in the baby and child care, skin care, oral and wound care, and women's health care fields, as well as over-the-counter pharmaceutical and nutritional products. These products are marketed primarily to the general public; and sold to wholesalers, and directly to independent and chain retail outlets worldwide. Pharmaceutical segment franchises various products in the anti-fungal, anti-infective, cardiovascular, contraceptive, dermatology, gastrointestinal, hematology, immunology, neurology, oncology, pain management, psychotropic, and urology fields. These products are distributed directly, and through wholesalers and health care professionals for use by prescription by the general public. MDD segment offers a range of products, including wound care and women's health products; minimally invasive surgical products; circulatory disease management products; blood glucose monitoring products; professional diagnostic products; orthopedic joint reconstruction, spinal, and sports medicine products; and disposable contact lenses. These products are distributed directly and through surgical suppliers and other dealers for use by or under the direction of physicians, nurses, therapists, hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, and clinics. Johnson & Johnson has an agreement with Bayer AG to jointly develop and market a compound labelled BAY 59-7939 for the prevention and treatment of thrombosis. The company was founded by Robert Wood Johnson in 1887. Johnson & Johnson is headquartered in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP INC (AIG)
American International Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in a range of insurance and insurance-related activities in the United States and internationally. The company operates in four segments: General Insurance, Life Insurance and Retirement Services, Financial Services, and Asset Management. The General Insurance segment offers property and casualty insurance, excess liability, inland marine, environmental, workers compensation, excess and umbrella coverages, aviation, accident and health, equipment breakdown, directors and officers' liability, difference-in-conditions, kidnap-ransom, export credit and political risk, and various types of professional errors and omissions coverages. Life Insurance and Retirement Services segment offers individual and group life, payout annuities, endowment and accident, and health policies. The company also provides investment-oriented products, such as fixed and variable annuities. Financial Services segment engages in financial products and services, including aircraft leasing, capital market transactions, and consumer and insurance premium financing. Its consumer finance products include real estate mortgages, consumer loans, retail sales finance, and credit-related insurance. Asset Management segment's operations comprise various investment-related services and investment products, including institutional and retail asset management, broker dealer services, and spread-based investment business. The company offers its services from approximately 2,200 offices in the United States, 8 offices in Canada, and several offices internationally. American International Group was formed in 1967 and is based in New York City.
CONSOLIDATED EDISON INC (ED)
Consolidated Edison, Inc. (Con Edison), a holding company, engages in the energy business in the United States. The company, through Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., provides electric service to approximately 3.2 million customers and gas service to approximately 1 million customers in New York City and Westchester County. The company also provides steam service in parts of Manhattan. Con Edison, through Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc., provides electric service to approximately 0.3 million customers in southeastern New York and adjacent areas of northern New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania and gas service to approximately 0.1 million customers in southeastern New York and adjacent areas of eastern Pennsylvania. Consolidated Edison was founded in 1884 and is based in New York City.
The AES Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and operation of electric power generation and distribution businesses worldwide. It operates in four segments: Contract Generation, Competitive Supply, Large Utilities, and Growth Distribution. The Contract Generation segment supplies wholesale electricity under long-term contracts. The Competitive Supply segment supplies wholesale electricity pursuant to short-term contracts or to spot electricity markets. Competitive Supply segment owns power plants, which sell electricity to wholesale customers. The Large Utility segment owns utilities that maintain a franchise within a defined service area. Growth Distribution segment operates electricity distribution facilities, which offers generation, transmission, distribution, and related services. As of December 31, 2004, the company generated approximately 44 gigawatts of capacity and sold approximately 88,890 gigawatt hours per year. The AES Corporation has a strategic partnership with XL Techgroup, Inc. to identify market needs across the energy sector, with an emphasis on opportunities in the renewable energy field. The company was formed in 1981 and is based in Arlington, Virginia.
GATX Corporation, a finance and leasing company, provides business solutions to customers and partners worldwide. It operates in three segments: GATX Rail (Rail), GATX Air (Air), and GATX Specialty Finance (Specialty). Rail segment engages in leasing rail equipment, including tank cars, freight cars, and locomotives to railroads, chemical, petroleum, agricultural, and food processing companies. This segment also provides full-service leases, including maintenance of the railcars and payment of ad valorem taxes. As of December 31, 2004, it owned approximately 128,500 railcars, as well as had an ownership interest in approximately 26,700 railcars. In addition, it owned 531 locomotives, as well as managed approximately 12,700 railcars for third party owners, as of the above date. Air segment engages in leasing narrowbody aircraft that are used by commercial airlines. This segment also offers aircraft management services to third-party owners. These services include marketing the aircraft, and monitoring aircraft maintenance and condition, as well as administering the portfolio, including billing and collecting rents, accounting and tax compliance, reporting and regulatory filings, purchasing insurance, and lessee credit evaluation. It owned 163 aircraft and managed 66 aircraft for third parties, as of above date. Specialty segment engages in asset-based financial operations, including asset/portfolio acquisitions, management, and remarketing. This segment also provides asset management services for third-party owners. It pursues investments in marine assets and select industrial equipment assets. GATX Corporation was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
J.P. MORGAN CHASE & CO (JPM)
JPMorgan Chase & Co. operates as a global financial services company in the United States. It operates in six segments: Investment Bank, Retail Financial Services (RFS), Card Services, Commercial Banking, Treasury and Securities Services (TSS), and Asset and Wealth Management (AWM). The Investment Bank segment delivers products and services, including advising on corporate strategy and structure, capital raising in equity and debt markets, risk management, and market-making in cash securities and derivative instruments in various capital markets to corporations, financial institutions, governments, and institutional investors. In addition, it participates in proprietary investing and trading. The RFS segment offers consumer banking, small business banking, auto and educational finance, home finance, and insurance services. The Card Services segment issues various credit cards, including cards issued on behalf of airlines, hotels, universities, retailers, and other financial institutions in the United States. The Commercial Banking segment offers lending, treasury services, investment banking and investment management to corporations, municipalities, financial institutions, and not-for-profit entities. The TSS segment provides transaction, investment, and information services to corporations, issuers, and institutional investors. The AWM segment provides investment and wealth management services to institutional and retail investors, financial intermediaries, and high-net-worth families and individuals. This segment also offers mutual fund franchise, retirement plan administration, and consultation and brokerage services. The company has operations in approximately 50 countries in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Caribbean. JPMorgan Chase was founded in 1823 and is headquartered in New York City.
LANDSTAR SYSTEM INC (LSTR)
Landstar System, Inc., a nonasset-based transportation services company, through its subsidiaries, provides transportation capacity and related transportation services to shippers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company operates through three segments: Carrier, Multimodal, and Insurance. Carrier segment provides truckload transportation for a range of general commodities, primarily over irregular or nonrepetitive routes, utilizing a fleet of dry and specialty vans, and unsided trailers, including flatbed, drop deck, and specialty. It also provides short-to-long haul movement of containers by truck, power-only truck capacity, and truck brokerage. Multimodal segment offers transportation services, including the arrangement of intermodal moves, contract logistics, truck brokerage, and emergency and expedited ground, air, and ocean freight. Insurance segment reinsures property, casualty, and occupational accident risks of independent contractors who have contracted to haul freight for Landstar. The company provides transportation services to various industries, including iron and steel, automotive products, paper, lumber and building products, aluminum, chemicals, foodstuffs, heavy machinery, retail, electronics, ammunition and explosives, and military hardware, as well as logistic and less-than-truckload service providers. Landstar markets its services through independent commission sales agents, independent contractors, and other third party truck capacity providers. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.
Pfizer, Inc. engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and marketing of prescription medicines for humans and animals, as well as consumer healthcare products worldwide. It operates in three segments: Human Health, Consumer Healthcare, and Animal Health. The Human Health segment offers treatments for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, central nervous system disorders, arthritis and pain, infectious and respiratory diseases, urogenital conditions, cancer, eye disease, endocrine disorders, and allergies. The Consumer Healthcare segment markets over-the-counter medications for oral care, upper respiratory health, tobacco dependence, gastrointestinal health, skin care, eye care, and hair growth. Its principal products include Listerine mouthwash, Listerine PocketPaks oral care strips, Nicorette for tobacco dependence, Benadryl antihistamine for allergies, Sudafed for sinus congestion, Rogaine for hair growth, Zantac 75 for prevention and relief of heartburn, Rolaids antacid tablets, Efferdent denture cleaner, Neosporin antibiotic ointment, Visine eye drops, BenGay topical analgesic, Cortizone skin care products, Lubriderm moisturizing lotions, Unisom sleep aids, Desitin ointments for treatment of diaper rash, Ludens throat drops, and Purell instant hand sanitizer. The Animal Health segment offers products for the prevention and treatment of diseases in livestock and animals. Its products include parasiticides, anti-inflammatories, vaccines, antibiotics, and related medicines. In addition, the company offers empty soft-gelatin capsules, contract manufacturing, and bulk pharmaceutical chemicals. Pfizer has an agreement with Power 3 Medical Products, Inc. to evaluate the NuroPro test capabilities and to test blind and unblinded samples provided by Pfizer; and a research and license agreement with Incyte Corp. for the development, manufacture, and marketing of oral CCR2 antagonists. The company was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in New York City.
FedEx Corporation provides transportation, e-commerce, and business services worldwide. The company operates in four segments: FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, and FedEx Kinko's. FedEx Express segment offers a range of shipping services for the delivery of packages, documents, and freight. FedEx Ground segment provides small-package ground delivery services. This segment, through FedEx SmartPost, also specializes in the consolidation and delivery of high volumes of low-weight, less time-sensitive business-to-consumer packages, using the U.S. Postal Service for final delivery to residences. FedEx Freight segment offers regional next-day and second-day, and interregional less-than-truckload freight services. This segment also offers airfreight forwarding services between the United States and Puerto Rico. FedEx Kinko's segment provides document management solutions, facilities management, and other business services. Its global network of digitally-connected locations offer access to technology for black and white and color copying/printing, finishing and presentation services, signs and graphics, Internet access, videoconferencing, outsourcing, managed services, Web-based printing, document management solutions, ground shipping and global express shipping services, and various other retail services and products. The company was incorporated in 1971 and is based in Memphis, Tennessee.
WAL-MART STORES INC (WMT)
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats in the United States and internationally. It has two segments: The Wal-Mart Stores and The SAM'S CLUB. The Wal-Mart Stores segment includes Discount Stores, Supercenters, and Neighborhood Markets in the United States, as well as Walmart.com. It offers apparel for women, girls, men, boys, and infants; domestics, fabrics, and notions; stationery and books; shoes; housewares; hardware; electronics; home furnishings; small appliances; automotive accessories; horticulture and accessories; sporting goods; toys; pet food and accessories; cameras and supplies; health and beauty aids; pharmaceuticals; jewelry; and optical, as well as photo processing services. The Neighborhood Markets include dry grocery, meat, produce, deli, bakery, dairy, frozen foods, pharmaceuticals, photo processing, health and beauty aids, household chemicals, paper goods, general merchandise, and pet supplies departments. The SAM'S CLUB segment comprises the warehouse membership clubs in the United States and samsclub.com. It offers hardgoods, softgoods, software, electronics, jewelry, sporting goods, toys, tires, stationery and books, institutional-size grocery items, and selected private labels. As of July 31, 2005, Wal-Mart operated 1,276 Wal-Mart stores, 1,838 Supercenter, 92 Neighborhood Markets, and 556 SAM's Clubs in 50 states in the United States. The company operates various retail formats in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. It operates 261 Canadian Wal-Mart stores and SAM's Clubs, 11 units in Argentina, 150 units in Brazil, 88 units in Germany, 16 units in South Korea, 697 units in Mexico, 54 units in Puerto Rico, and 292 units in the United Kingdom, as well as 48 units in China under joint venture agreements. Wal-Mart has partnership with Diageo plc. The company was founded in 1945 and is based in Bentonville, Arkansas.
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES COMPANY (LUV)
Southwest Airlines Co., a domestic airline, provides point-to-point service in the United States. As of December 31, 2004, it operated 417 Boeing 737 aircraft and provided service to 60 airports in 59 cities in 31 states. The company has six reservations centers located in Albuquerque, Chicago, Houston, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, and San Antonio. It also sells credits to business partners, including credit card companies, hotels, telecommunications companies, and car rental agencies. The company was incorporated in 1967 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
Con-Way, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides transportation, logistics, and supply chain management services for a range of manufacturing, industrial, and retail customers. The company primarily provides regional next-day, second-day, and transcontinental freight trucking in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, and Mexico; regional and transcontinental full-truckload carrier services; provides brokerage services for domestic truckload and intermodal shipments; and trailer manufacturing services. It also develops contract logistics solutions, including management of distribution networks, and supply-chain engineering and consulting. The company was incorporated in 1929. It was formerly known as CNF, Inc. and changed its name to Con-Way, Inc. in 2006. Con-Way is headquartered in San Mateo, California.
AMR Corporation (AMR), through its principal subsidiary, American Airlines, Inc., operates as a scheduled passenger airline. The company operates scheduled air freight carriers, as well as provides freight and mail services to shippers. AMR, through its AMR Eagle Holding Corporation subsidiary, also owns two regional airlines, which do business as the American Eagle carriers. It also contracts with three independently owned regional airlines that do business as the American Connection. The company provides connecting service primarily in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. AMR's another wholly owned subsidiary, AMR Investment Services, Inc., serves as the investment manager of the American AAdvantage Funds, a family of mutual funds with both institutional and retail shareholders, as well as provides customized fixed income portfolio management services. The company provided scheduled jet service to approximately 150 destinations throughout North America, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, and the Pacific, as of December 31, 2004. It served approximately 250 cities in approximately 40 countries with approximately 3,800 daily flights with a combined network fleet of approximately 1,000 aircraft, as of March 1, 2005. AMR Corporation was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.
Citigroup, Inc., a holding company, provides a range of financial services to consumer and corporate customers worldwide. It operates through four segments: Global Consumer, Corporate and Investment Banking, Global Wealth Management, Alternative Investment. Global Consumer segment provides a range of banking, lending, insurance, and investment services through a network of local branches; offices; and electronic delivery systems, including automated teller machines, automated lending machines, and Internet. As of September 30, 2005, this segment maintained 2,705 offices in North America, and 1,759 sales points in Japan. Corporate and Investment Banking segment provides a range of investment and commercial banking services and products, including debt and equity trading, institutional brokerage, advisory services, foreign exchange, structured products, derivatives, and lending. This segment also offers cash management and trade finance for corporations and financial institutions; custody and fund services to investors; clearing services to intermediaries, such as broker and dealers; and depository and agency/trust services to multinational corporations and governments. Global Wealth Management segment provides wealth management services to high-net-worth and affluent clients; investment advice, financial planning, and brokerage services to small and mid-size companies and others; and asset management services. This segment also provides investment management services, which include investment funds management and capital markets solutions, as well as provides trust, fiduciary, and custody services; investment finance services, such as credit services, including real estate financing, commitments, and letters of credit. Alternative Investment segment manages a range of products across five asset classes, including private equity, hedge funds, real estate, structured products, and managed futures. Citigroup was founded in 1812 and is based in New York City.
DUKE ENERGY CORPORATION (DUK)
Duke Energy Corporation (DEC) engages in the natural gas and electric businesses in America. The company also supplies, delivers, and processes energy. It operates in six divisions: Franchised Electric, Natural Gas Transmission, Field Services, Duke Energy North America (DENA), International Energy, and Crescent Resources (crescent). The Franchised Electric division generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in central and western North Carolina and western South Carolina. The Natural Gas Transmission division provides transportation and storage of natural gas along the U.S. East Coast, the Southeast, and in Canada. It also provides natural gas sales and distribution service to retail customers in Ontario, and natural gas processing services to customers in Western Canada. The Field Services division gathers, compresses, treats, processes, transports, trades and markets, and stores natural gas; and fractionates, transports, trades and markets, and stores natural gas liquids. The DENA division operates and manages power plants, and markets electric power and natural gas in the U.S. and Canada. The International Energy division operates and manages power generation facilities, and sells and markets electric power and natural gas. The Crescent division develops and manages commercial, residential, and multi family real estate projects primarily in the southeastern and southwestern United States. In addition, the company develops, owns, and operates a fiber optic communications network primarily in the Carolinas. It serves wireless, local and long-distance communications companies, Internet service providers and other businesses and organizations through DukeNet Communications, LLC; and provides insurance and reinsurance of various business risks and losses, such as workers compensation, property, business interruption, and general liability of subsidiaries, through Bison Insurance Company Limited. DEC is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
NORTHERN INDIANA PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY (NI)
NiSource, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides natural gas, electricity, and other products and services to customers located within a corridor that runs from the Gulf Coast through the Midwest to New England. It operates in four segments: Gas Distribution Operations, Gas Transmission and Storage Operations, Electric Operations, and Other Operations. The Gas Distribution Operations segment provides natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Kentucky, and Maryland. It also distributes natural gas to customers in northern Indiana, Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire. The Gas Transmission and Storage Operations segment owns and operates interstate pipelines and underground natural gas storage systems with a capacity of storing approximately 646 billion cubic feet of natural gas. The Electric Operations segment generates and distributes electricity to northern part of Indiana, as well as engages in wholesale and wheeling transactions. The Other Operations segment offers energy-related services, including gas marketing, power trading, and ventures focused on distributed power generation technologies, including a cogeneration facility, fuel cells, and storage systems. It also engages in real estate and other businesses. The company was founded in 1912. It was formerly known as NIPSCO Industries, Inc. and changed its name to NiSource, Inc. in 1999. NiSource is headquartered in Merrillville, Indiana.
Altria Group, Inc. operates as a holding company that engages in the manufacture and sale of various consumer products. The company, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Philip Morris USA, Inc. and Philip Morris International, Inc., engages in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes and tobacco products. The company sells tobacco products to wholesalers, and retail organizations, including chain stores and the armed services worldwide. Altria, through its subsidiaries, offers snacks, beverages, cheese, grocery, and convenient meals. It sells food products to supermarket chains, wholesalers, supercenters, club stores, mass merchandisers, distributors, convenience stores, gasoline stations, and other retail food outlets. The company also leases various aircrafts to the United States carriers. Its finance asset portfolio includes leases in aircraft, electrical power, real estate, manufacturing, surface transportation, and energy industries. The company was founded in 1919. It was formerly known as Philip Morris Companies, Inc. and changed its name to Altria Group, Inc. in 2003. Altria Group is based in New York City.
The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company provides its products and services through home depot and EXPO design center stores. Its home depot stores sell a range of building materials, home improvement products, and lawn and garden products, as well as provide various installation services. The EXPO design center stores offer various interior design products and installation services for kitchens, baths, appliances, and flooring, as well as products for lighting, decorating, and storage and organization projects. These stores also provide project management and installation services. As of July 31, 2005, the company operated 1,955 stores. It offers its products and services to homeowners, professional remodelers, general contractors, repairmen, and tradesmen. In addition, the company distributes plumbing; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning appliances; and other related products primarily to trade and mechanical contractors. The Home Depot, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Ryder System, Inc. provides transportation, logistics, and supply chain management solutions. It operates in three segments: Fleet Management Solutions (FMS), Supply Chain Solutions (SCS), and Dedicated Contract Carriage (DCC). FMS segment provides leasing, commercial rental, and programmed maintenance solutions primarily in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom. It also offers fleet support services, such as insurance, safety, vehicle administration, and fuel services. In addition, it provides its leasing customers with access to the used trucks, tractors, and trailers through its used vehicle sales program. As of December 31, 2004, the company had a fleet of approximately 137,800 commercial trucks, tractors, and trailers leased or rented through 719 locations in 48 states and Puerto Rico. Its customers include small businesses to national enterprises, which operate in beverage, newspaper, grocery, lumber and wood products, home furnishings, and metal industries. SCS segment provides supply chain consulting and logistics management solutions in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. It offers professional services, distribution operations, and transportation solutions, as well as information technology solutions. This segment offers its services to customers operating in automotive, electronics, high-tech, telecommunications, industrial, aerospace, consumer goods, paper and paper products, office equipment, food and beverage, and general retail industries. DCC segment provides vehicles and drivers as part of a transportation solution in North America. It combines the equipment, maintenance, and administrative services of a full service lease with additional services, such as driver hiring and training; routing and scheduling; fleet sizing; safety; regulatory compliance; risk management; technology and communication systems support; and other technical support. The company was founded by James A. Ryder in 1933 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.
JETBLUE AIRWAYS CORPORATION (JBLU)
JetBlue Airways Corporation provides passenger air transportation services. As of February 11, 2005, the company operated 276 daily flights serving 30 destinations in 12 states, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and The Bahamas. It operated a fleet of 71 new Airbus A320 aircraft, as of the above date. In addition, through its wholly owned subsidiary, LiveTV, LLC, the company provides in-flight entertainment systems for commercial aircraft, including live in-seat satellite television, digital satellite radio, wireless aircraft data link service, and cabin surveillance systems. The company markets its services through advertising and promotions in newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and outdoor billboards; and through targeted public relations. JetBlue Airways was incorporated in 1998 and is based in Forest Hills, New York.
YRC Worldwide, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides transportation services for the shipment of industrial, commercial, and retail goods in the United States and internationally. It offers transportation services for various categories of goods, including apparel, appliances, automotive parts, chemicals, food, furniture, glass, machinery, metal, metal products, nonbulk petroleum products, rubber, textiles, wood, and other manufactured products or components. YRC also offers logistics management solutions, such as domestic and international freight forwarding, warehousing and cross-dock services, multi-modal brokerage, and transportation management services. The company was founded in 1924. It was formerly known as Yellow Roadway Corporation and changed its name to YRC Worldwide, Inc. in 2006. YRC is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas.