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GAMESTOP CORPORATION (GME)
GameStop Corp. operates as a retailer of video game and entertainment software worldwide. It has approximately 4,200 retail stores throughout the United States, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. GameStop sells new and used software, hardware, and game accessories for the PC and next generation video game systems from Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft. It also owns and operates two commerce-enabled Web properties, GameStop.com and ebgames.com, as well as Game Informer magazine, a video and computer game publication. In addition, the company sells computer and video game magazines, as well as strategy guides, action figures, and other related merchandise. GameStop is headquartered in Grapevine, Texas.
JACOBS ENGINEERING GROUP INC (JEC)
Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. provides technical, professional, and construction services to industrial, government, and commercial clients worldwide. The company offers project services, including engineering, design, architectural, and similar services to process plants, buildings, infrastructure projects, technology and manufacturing facilities, pulp and paper plants, and other facilities; engineering, planning, scheduling, procurement, estimating, project accounting, and quality and safety services; and construction management services. Its construction services include traditional field construction services and environmental remedial construction services to private and public sector clients. The company's operations and maintenance services comprise engineering and technical support services, and program management services; and management and technical support services in aerospace and defense areas. These services also include facilities management and maintenance services, utilities operations and maintenance services, property management and disposition service, and construction support services; and plant maintenance services. The company's process, scientific, and systems consulting services include performing pricing studies, market analyses, and financial projections; gasoline reformulation modeling; analyzing and evaluating layout and mechanical designs for processing plants; analyzing automation and control systems; analyzing, designing, and executing biocontainment strategies; developing and performing process protocols; providing consultation on railway and airport expansion projects; and performing geological and metallurgical studies. It serves oil and gas and refining, federal programs, chemicals and polymers, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, infrastructure, buildings, technology and manufacturing, and pulp and paper industries. The company was founded in 1957 and is based in Pasadena, California.
INTUITIVE SURGICAL INC (ISRG)
Intuitive Surgical, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of the da Vinci Surgical System for use in urologic, cardiothoracic, and general surgeries. The da Vinci Surgical System consists of a surgeon's console, a patient-side cart, and proprietary instruments. It translates the surgeon's natural hand movements on instrument controls at a console into corresponding micro-movements of instruments positioned inside the patient through small puncture incisions or ports. The system provides the surgeon with motion, fine tissue control, and 3-D vision characteristic of open surgery, while simultaneously allowing the surgeon to work through small ports. The company also manufactures various EndoWrist instruments, including forceps, scissors, electrocautery, scalpels, and other surgical tools, which incorporate a wrist joint with tips customized for various surgical procedures. Its other products include Aesop Endoscope Positioner, a voice-activated robotic arm that automates the critical task of endoscope positioning; and Hermes Control Center, a centralized system designed to voice control a series of networked smart medical devices. The company sells its products through direct sales force in the United States and Europe, as well as through distributors in Australia, Canada, India, Italy, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Turkey. Intuitive surgical was co-founded by John G. Freund, Frederic Moll, and Robert Younge in 1995. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
CLEVELAND-CLIFFS INC (CLF)
Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc. produces iron ore pellets in North America. The company manages and owns interests in North American mines; and owns ancillary companies, providing transportation and other services to the mines. It operates six iron ore mines located in Michigan, Minnesota, and eastern Canada. The company manufactures 13 grades of iron ore pellets, including standard, fluxed, and high manganese, for use in its customer's blast furnaces as part of the steel making process. It sells its pellets to integrated steel companies in the United States and Canada. Cleveland-Cliffs was founded in 1847 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
FMC TECHNOLOGIES INC (FTI)
FMC Technologies, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and servicing of machinery and systems for the energy, food processing, and air transportation industries. It operates in four segments: Energy Production Systems (EPD), Energy Processing Systems (EPS), FoodTech, and Airport Systems. The EPD segment offers systems and services used by companies involved in land and offshore exploration and production of crude oil and gas. It offers subsea production systems, surface production equipment, floating production systems, and separation systems that control the flow of oil and gas from producing wells. The EPS segment supplies high pressure valves and fittings for oilfield service customers. It offers fluid control, measurement solutions, loading systems, material handling and blending, and material transfer systems, as well as liquid and gas measurement and transportation equipment and systems to customers involved in the production, transportation, and processing of crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum-based refined products. The FoodTech segment offers food handling and processing systems used for fruit juice, frozen food, shelf-stable food, and convenience food preparation. It offers citrus juice extractors and related citrus processing equipment; aseptic juice and pulp systems; coating and cooking systems; portioners; continuous batter-breading, frying, and oven-cooking equipment; and processing lines for the production of french fries and potato chips. The FoodTech segment also supplies tomato processing equipment, as well as commercial sterilization systems, such as fillers, closers, sterilizers, and control systems used for the production of shelf-stable and pasteurized packaged foods. The Airport Systems segment provides passenger boarding bridges, cargo loaders, and other ground support products and services to commercial airlines, air freight companies, and airports. FMC Technologies was incorporated in 2000 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
HANSEN NATURAL CORPORATION (HANS)
Hansen Natural Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the development, marketing, sale, and distribution of beverages in the United States and Canada. The company's products include natural sodas, fruit juices, energy drinks and energy sports drinks, soy smoothies, functional drinks, sparkling lemonades and orangeades, noncarbonated ready-to-drink iced teas, lemonades, juice cocktails, children's multivitamin juice drinks, seltzer waters, and noncarbonated lightly flavored energy waters. It also markets nutrition food bars and cereals. The company markets its products under Hansen's, Monster, Blue Sky, and Junior Juice brand names to retail and specialty chains, club stores, mass merchandisers, convenience chains, beverage distributors, and health food distributors. Hansen Natural Corporation was founded in 1985 and is based in Corona, California.
COOPER CAMERON CORPORATION (CAM)
Cooper Cameron Corporation manufactures oil and gas pressure control and separation equipment worldwide. It operates in three segments: Cameron, Cooper Cameron Valves (CCV), and Cooper Compression. Cameron segment provides systems and equipment used to control pressures and direct flows of oil and gas wells. Its products include surface and subsea production systems, blowout preventers, drilling and production control systems, gate valves, actuators, chokes, wellheads, drilling riser, and aftermarket parts and services. Cameron also manufactures elastomers, which are used in pressure and flow control equipment and other petroleum industry applications, as well as in the petroleum, petrochemical, rubber molding, and plastics industries. CCV segment offers valves and related systems primarily used to control pressures and direct the flow of oil and gas as they are moved from individual wellheads through flow lines, gathering lines, and transmission systems to refineries, petrochemical plants, and industrial centers for processing. Its products include gate valves, ball valves, butterfly valves, orbit valves, rotary process valves, block and bleed valves, plug valves, globe valves, check valves, actuators, chokes, and aftermarket parts and services. Cooper Compression segment provides reciprocating and centrifugal technology applications. Its products include aftermarket parts and services, integral reciprocating engine-compressors, reciprocating compressors, turbochargers, integrally geared centrifugal compressors, and compressor systems. Its aftermarket services include spare parts, technical services, repairs, overhauls, and upgrades. The company's customers include oil and gas majors; independent producers; engineering and construction companies; drilling contractors; rental companies; pipeline operators; chemical, petrochemical, and refining companies; and geothermal energy producers. Cooper Cameron was incorporated in 1994 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
Cytyc Corporation engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of clinical products primarily focused on women's health. Its products cover a range of women's health applications, including cervical cancer screening, breast cancer risk assessment, treatment of excessive menstrual bleeding, and treatment of breast cancer. The company operates in two segments, Diagnostic Products and Surgical Products. The Diagnostic Products segment develops and markets the ThinPrep System for use in diagnostic cytology testing applications primarily focused on women's health. The ThinPrep System consists of the ThinPrep 2000 Processor; ThinPrep 3000 Processor; ThinPrep Imaging System; and related reagents, filters, and other supplies, such as the ThinPrep Pap Test and ThinPrep PreservCyt solution. It also provides the platform from which the company has launched its expansion into breast cancer risk assessment with the FirstCyte Breast Test. The Surgical Products segment manufactures and markets the NovaSure System, which allows physicians to treat women suffering from excessive menstrual bleeding in a minimally invasive manner to eliminate or reduce their bleeding to normal levels. The NovaSure System consists of a single-use disposable device and a controller that delivers radio frequency energy to the lining of the uterus. This segment also offers the MammoSite Radiation Therapy System, a single-use device for the treatment of breast cancer that positions radiation sources directly into the post-lumpectomy site to optimize radiation treatment delivery while minimizing damage to healthy tissue. The company has operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switzerland, Spain, Sweden, and Australia. Cytyc was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts.
KBR, Inc. operates as an engineering, construction, and services company supporting energy, petrochemicals, government services, and civil infrastructure sectors worldwide. It operates in three segments: Energy and Chemicals (E&C), Government and Infrastructure (G&I), and Ventures. The E&C segment engages in the design and construction of energy and petrochemical projects, including onshore and offshore oil and gas production facilities, such as platforms, floating production, and subsea facilities; pipelines; LNG and gas-to-liquids gas monetization facilities; refineries; petrochemical plants; and synthesis gas. This segment provides engineering, procurement, construction, facility commissioning, and start-up services, as well as program and project management, consulting, and technology services. The G&I segment delivers on-demand support services from contingency logistics and field support to operations and maintenance on military bases; and operates in transportation, waste and water treatment, and facilities maintenance sectors. It provides program and project management, contingency logistics, operations and maintenance, construction management, and engineering to military and civilian branches of governments and private customers. This segment also holds ownership interest in Devonport Management Limited, which owns and operates Devonport Royal Dockyard. Its shipyard operations business primarily engages in refueling nuclear submarines and performing maintenance on surface vessels for the U.K. Ministry of Defense, as well as limited commercial projects. The Ventures segment develops, provides assistance in arranging financing for, makes equity and debt investments in, and participates in managing entities owning assets generally from projects in which one of its other business segments has a direct role in the engineering, construction, and/or operations and maintenance. The company was founded in 1901 and is based in Houston, Texas.
AGCO Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, marketing, and distribution of agricultural equipment and related replacement parts worldwide. The company sells agricultural equipment, including tractors, combines, self-propelled sprayers, hay tools, forage equipment, and implements under various brand names. The company offers compact tractors, utility tractors, and high horsepower tractors. It offers self-propelled, three- and four-wheeled vehicles, and related equipment for use in the application of liquid and dry fertilizers and crop protection chemicals. The company manufactures chemical sprayer equipment, which are used prior to planting crops and after crops emerge from the ground. Its hay and forage equipment includes round and rectangular balers, self-propelled windrowers, forage harvesters, disc mowers, and mower conditioners that are used for the harvesting and packaging of vegetative feeds used in the beef cattle, dairy, and horse industries. The company, through its Fieldstar brand precision farming system, offers software and hardware products, which enable farmers to utilize global positioning system technology, yield mapping, variable rate planting, and application and site specific agriculture. The company distributes its products through independent dealers and distributors, associates, and licensees. In addition, the company provides retail financing in North America, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, and Brazil through its finance joint ventures. AGCO was formed in 1990 and is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia.
The Warnaco Group, Inc. engages in the design, source, manufacture, marketing, licensing, and distribution of intimate apparel, sportswear, and swimwear worldwide. The company sells its products under various brand names, including Warner''s, Olga, CalvinKlein, Speedo, Chaps, Nautica, Ocean Pacific, and Lejaby. It operates in three segments: Intimate Apparel Group, Sportswear Group, and Swimwear Group. The Intimate Apparel Group designs, manufactures, sources, and markets intimate apparel and other products for women and men''s underwear and loungewear. It offers underwear, bras, panties, daywear, loungewear, and sleepwear for women; and underwear, briefs, boxers, T-shirts, loungewear, and sleepwear for men. As of January 01, 2005, this group also operated approximately 75 Calvin Klein underwear retail stores, consisting of approximately 45 stores directly operated by the company and approximately 30 stores operated under retail licenses or distributorship agreements. The Sportswear Group designs, sources, and markets men's, women''s, and juniors' sportswear. It offers jeanswear, such as bottoms and tops for Men, women, juniors, and children; and sportswear, jeanswear, activewear, and knit and woven sports shirts and swimwear for men. The Swimwear Group designs, sources, manufactures, and markets swimwear, fitness apparel, swim accessories, and related products. This group also licenses its owned brand names to suppliers of apparel and other products in diversified channels of distribution. The company distributes its products to its wholesale customers and retail stores from its various distribution facilities located in the United States, Mexico, Canada, France, Hong Kong, and the Netherlands. The Warnaco Group also has operations in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Singapore, China, and Macau. The company was organized in 1986 and is headquartered in New York City.
Wellcare Health Plans, Inc. provides managed care services to government-sponsored healthcare programs in Florida, New York, Illinois, Indiana, Connecticut, and Louisiana. The company offers an array of products, including Medicaid and related state programs, such as State Children's Health Insurance Programs and Medicare programs. As of December 31, 2004, the company served approximately 747,000 members. Wellcare Health Plans, Inc., formerly known as WellCare Group, Inc., was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.
Avnet, Inc. distributes electronic components, enterprise network and computer products, and embedded subsystems. It also provides engineering design, materials management, and logistics services; system integration and configuration; and supply chain advisory services. The company markets and sells semiconductors and interconnect, passive, and electromechanical devices. It markets its products to communications, computer hardware and peripheral, industrial and manufacturing, medical equipment, and military and aerospace markets. It also offers mid-to high-end servers, data storage, and software and networking solutions. Avnet was incorporated in 1955 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.
ITT EDUCATIONAL SERVICES INC (ESI)
ITT Educational Services, Inc. provides technology-oriented postsecondary degree programs in the United States. It offers associate, bachelor and master degree programs, and non-degree diploma programs. As of December 31, 2004, the company had 77 institutes located in 30 states that served approximately 44,000 students. As of the above date, it offered 17 degree programs and diploma programs in various fields of study, including information technology, electronics technology, drafting and design, business, and criminal justice. ITT Educational Services was incorporated in 1946 and is headquartered in Carmel, Indiana.
LYONDELL CHEMICAL COMPANY (LYO)
Lyondell Chemical Company engages in the manufacture and marketing of various intermediate and performance chemicals. It operates through four segments: ethylene, co-products, and derivatives; propylene oxide and related products; inorganic chemicals; and refining. Its ethylene, co-products and derivatives segment produces ethylene; ethylene co-products, including propylene, butadiene, benzene, and toluene; and derivatives, including polyethylene, ethylene oxide, ethylene glycol, EO derivatives, and ethanol, vinyl acetate monomer, and polypropylene. This segment also produces methyl tertiary butyl ether, alkylate, acetic acid, and methano. Lyondell's propylene oxide (PO) and related products segment produces PO and its co-products, PO derivatives, and toluene diisocyanate. PO's co-products include styrene monomer and tertiary butyl alcohol. The company's inorganic chemicals segment produces titanium dioxide (TiO2). This segment also produces titanium tetrachloride, titanyl sulfate, ultra-fine TiO2, and silica gel and cadmium-based pigments. Lyondell's refining segment produces refined petroleum products, including gasoline, low sulfur diesel, jet fuel, aromatics, and lubricants. The company also produces fragrance and flavors chemicals. The company's products are used in the food, cosmetics, personal care, pharmaceuticals, automotive, aircraft manufacturing, paints, fibers, engineering plastics, furniture, packaging, and transportation industries. Lyondell Chemical Company was incorporated in 1985 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
VENTANA MEDICAL SYSTEMS INC (VMSI)
Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of instrument-reagent systems that automate slide staining in anatomical pathology and drug discovery laboratories worldwide. Its clinical systems are used in anatomical pathology labs in analyzing human tissue to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. The company's drug discovery systems are used by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to accelerate the discovery of new drug targets and to evaluate the safety of new drug compounds. In addition, Ventana Medical Systems markets consumable products, including reagents and other accessories, required to operate its instruments. Its products are used in immunohistochemistry staining to assist in the diagnosis of cancer and the determination of various treatment options; in situ hybridization staining to assist in the diagnosis of infectious diseases or genetic mutations that are associated with the presence of cancer; and special stains staining to assist in the diagnosis of infectious diseases. The company's customers comprise hospital-based anatomical pathology labs, independent reference labs, the drug discovery labs of pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government labs, medical research centers, and resellers serving these entities. It offers products primarily in North America, Europe, Japan, and Asia Pacific. Ventana Medical was founded by Thomas M. Grogan in 1985 and is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona.
Kyphon, Inc., a medical device company, engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of medical devices to treat and restore spinal anatomy using minimally invasive technology. The company's products include KyphX Bone Access Systems, which is used to create a working channel into fractured bone; KyphX Inflatable Bone Tamps, to compact soft inner bone and move hard outer bone; KyphX Xpander Inflation Syringe, to inflate the KyphX Inflatable Bone Tamps; and KyphX Bone Filler Device that deliver bone filler materials into bone cavity. Its products also comprise KyphX Bone Biopsy Device, which takes a sample of bone for evaluation purposes; KyphX Curettes, to scrape or score bone in the spine; and KyphX HV-R polymethylmethacrylate bone cement and KyphOs calcium phosphate, which are bone filler materials used in kyphoplasty procedures. The company's devices are used primarily by spine specialists, including orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons, interventional radiologists, and interventional neuroradiologists who repair spinal fractures caused by osteoporosis, trauma, cancer, or benign lesions through kyphoplasty, a minimally invasive surgery. Kyphon sells its products directly in the United States and Europe. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
DeVry, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and operation of DeVry University, Ross University, Deaconess College of Nursing, and Becker Professional Review. DeVry University provides undergraduate programs in technology and business, and Keller Graduate School of Management with graduate programs in management. Ross University operates two schools that include Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine located in the Caribbean countries of Dominica and St. Kitts/Nevis. Deaconess College of Nursing offers associate and bachelor's degree programs in nursing and a degree completion program for registered nurses who previously completed an associate degree program. Becker Professional Review prepares candidates for the Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, and Chartered Financial Analyst professional certification examinations. DeVry was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.
CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION (CY)
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of digital and mixed-signal integrated circuits for networking, wireless infrastructure and handsets, computation, consumer, automotive, and industrial markets. It operates through three segments: Memory, Non-Memory, and SunPower. The Memory segment designs and produces static random access memories (SRAMs). It offers various SRAM products, including fast asynchronous SRAMs, double data rate SRAMs, More Battery Life and micropower SRAMs, No Bus Latency and synchronous burst SRAMs, and Quad Data Rate SRAMs, as well as offers image sensors. The Non-Memory segment offers dual-port memories; first-in, first-out memories; framers; Grating Light Valve; high-speed optical transceiver link physical layer devices; network search engines; physical layer devices; QuadPort datapath switching elements; programmable clocks; programmable logic devices; Programmable System-on-Chip reconfigurable mixed-signal arrays; registered buffers; RoboClock clock buffers; USB controllers; and WirelessUSB controllers. The SunPower segment designs and manufactures silicon solar cells based on an interdigitated backside contact design. The company sells its products through a direct sales force, manufacturing representative firms, distributors, and international trading companies, and representative firms in North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific, as well as in Japan. Cypress was co-founded by T.J. Rodgers. The company was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
DENBURY RESOURCES INC (HOLDING COMPANY) (DNR)
Denbury Resources, Inc. engages in the acquisition, development, operation, and exploration of oil and natural gas properties in the Gulf Coast region of the United States, primarily in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. It owns interest in 29 oil and gas wells in the Fort Worth Basin in North Central Texas; 586 wells in the eastern part of the Mississippi salt basin; 84 wells in the land and marshes of south Louisiana; and 1 well in Offshore Gulf Coast. It also owns a carbon dioxide (CO2) tertiary flood in the western Mississippi, which it uses for injection in its tertiary oil recovery operations. As of December 31, 2004, it had 101,287(MBbls) of proved oil reserves and 168,484(MMcf) of proved natural gas reserves. The company was incorporated in 1951 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas.
TUPPERWARE CORPORATION (TUP)
Tupperware Brands Corporation operates as a direct seller of food storage, preparation, and serving items worldwide. Its products categories include design-centric preparation, storage, and serving solutions for the kitchen and home; a line of kitchen gadgets, children's educational toys, and microwave products and gifts; and beauty and personal care products, including skin care products, cosmetics, bath and body care, toiletries, fragrances, and related products. The company sells its products through informative and entertaining home parties; retail access points in malls and other convenient venues; corporate and sales force Internet Web sites; and television shopping. As of December 25, 2004, the Tupperware distribution system had approximately 1,900 distributors; 58,600 managers; and 886,000 dealers worldwide. The company, formerly known as Tupperware Corporation, was founded in 1996. The company changed its name to Tupperware Brands Corporation in December 2005. Tupperware Brands is headquartered in Orlando, Florida.
STRAYER EDUCATION INC (STRA)
Strayer Education, Inc., through its subsidiary, Strayer University, Inc., offers various academic programs in traditional classroom courses and through Internet. It provides undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business administration, accounting, information technology, education, and public administration through the Internet, Strayer University Online. The company offered its programs through 35 campuses in Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, as well as in Washington, D.C., as of September 30, 2005. The company was founded in 1892 is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.
Stericycle, Inc. operates as a medical waste management company in North America. It offers various services and operations that comprise collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal together with related training and education programs, consulting services, and product sales. In addition, the company provides other services designed to help clients ensure and maintain compliance with OSHA regulations, sharps management services, infection control tracking, and pharmaceutical returns, as well as develops and supplies containers, including its Steri-Tub container, a reusable leak and puncture-resistant container. As of December 31, 2004, Stericycle operated 52 treatment and 103 additional transfer and collection facilities in 40 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. Its customers include small medical waste generators, such as outpatient clinics, medical and dental offices, and long-term and subacute care facilities; and large medical waste generators, such as hospitals, blood banks, and pharmaceutical manufacturers. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.
Plantronics, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of lightweight communications headsets, telephone headset systems, and accessories for the business and consumer markets worldwide. It also manufactures and markets specialty telecommunication products for the hearing-impaired and other related products for people with special communications needs. The company's headsets are used for cell phones, in contact centers, in the office, and at home for telephony, mobile, gaming, computer audio, voice over Internet protocol, and entertainment applications. Plantronics also offers various headset accessories, such as replacement voice tubes, ear cushions, ear tips, and wind noise suppressors, as well as handset lifters and in-use indicators. Further, its other specialty product offerings include the Clarity Power telephone with accessories, an extra loud ringer, an extra large lighted keypad, volume control circuitry, telephones with advanced sound processing, text telephones, notification systems, emergency response systems, and other products for the hearing impaired, deaf, and others with special needs. The company distributes its products through distributors, original equipment manufacturers, wireless carriers, retailers, and telephony service providers. Plantronics was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Santa Cruz, California.
WHITMAN CORPORATION (PAS)
PepsiAmericas, Inc. engages in the manufacture, distribution, and marketing of carbonated and noncarbonated beverage products in the United States, central Europe, and the Caribbean. It sells beverage products and fountain syrup under various brands, including Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, and Mountain Dew under licenses from PepsiCo, Inc. and PepsiCo joint ventures. The company also purchases finished beverage products, such as tea and concentrate from PepsiCo and its affiliates, as well as distributes snack foods. In addition, the company provides fountain products and fountain equipment service to the PepsiCo customers. PepsiAmericas offers its products primarily through supermarkets, supercenters, mass merchandisers, convenience stores, gas stations, small grocery stores, dollar stores, and drug stores. The company also offers its products through restaurants and cafeterias, and vending machines. PepsiAmericas is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
BorgWarner, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of engineered systems and components primarily for powertrain applications worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Drivetrain and Engine. The Drivetrain segment's products include transmission components and systems for torque management applications. They comprise friction plates, one-way clutches, transmission bands, and torque converter lock-up clutches for automatic transmissions. The Engine segment develops strategies and products to manage engines for fuel efficiency and reduced emissions. Its products comprise turbochargers, chains, emissions and thermal systems, and ignition systems. This segment provides turbochargers for light vehicle and commercial vehicle, and industrial applications for diesel and gasoline engine manufacturers. Chain and chain systems include timing chain and timing chain systems, crankshaft and camshaft sprockets, chain tensioners, and snubbers. It offers components and systems used for automated transmissions, fluid pumps, engine air intake modules, engine emission controls, and actuation systems. This segment also offers diesel cold-start technology and supplies ignition technology for gasoline vehicles. It sells its products to original equipment manufacturers of commercial trucks, buses, and agricultural and off-highway vehicles primarily in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. The company's products are sold worldwide primarily to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of light vehicles, such as passenger cars, sport-utility vehicles, vans, and light trucks. They are also sold to OEMs of commercial trucks, buses, and agricultural and off-highway vehicles. BorgWarner operates manufacturing facilities serving customers in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, as well as serves as an original equipment supplier to major automotive OEMs in the world. BorgWarner was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
SPX Corporation provides cooling technologies and services, flow technology, industrial products and services, and technical products and systems. The company engineers, manufactures, and services cooling products for markets worldwide, including dry, wet, and hybrid cooling systems, cooling towers, and air-cooled condensers for power generation; refrigeration; heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment; and industrial markets. It also provides thermal components for power and steam generation plants and engineered services to maintain, refurbish, upgrade, and modernize power stations. SPX also designs, manufactures, and markets solutions and products that are used to process or transport fluids, as well as solutions and products that are used in heat transfer applications and air flow treatment systems. In addition, the company designs, manufactures, and markets power systems, specialty engineered products, loading dock products, and heat and ventilation products. Further, it engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of broadcast and communication systems and services, electrical test and measurement solutions, and laboratory and life science products. Additionally, the company focuses on the design, manufacture, and marketing of a range of specialty service tools, diagnostic systems and service equipment, and technical and training manuals and information, primarily for the franchised vehicle dealer industry, aftermarket national accounts, and independent repair facilities. It operates principally in the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom. SPX Corporation is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
QUANTA SERVICES INC (PWR)
Quanta Services, Inc. operates as a provider of specialty contracting services. It offers end-to-end network solutions to the electric power, gas, telecommunications, cable television, and specialty services industries in the United States. The company's services include designing, installing, repairing, and maintaining network infrastructure. It also offers ancillary services, such as inside electrical wiring, intelligent traffic networks, cable, and control systems for light rail lines, airports, and highways; and specialty rock trenching, directional boring, and road milling for industrial and commercial customers. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
ENERGIZER HOLDINGS INC (ENR)
Energizer Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and marketing of primary batteries, flashlights, and men's and women's wet-shave products. It offers household batteries, specialty batteries, lighting, and wet shave products. The company's household batteries include performance alkaline and lithium batteries, rechargeable NiMH batteries and chargers, and carbon zinc batteries. Its specialty batteries include a range of miniature batteries for hearing aids, watches, and small electronics; and photo batteries for film cameras. The company's lighting products consists a line of flashlights and other battery-powered lighting products, including premium and value flashlights and lanterns for home, work, and outdoors; novelty and impulse flashlights; and 6-LED headlight with multiple light output. Its wet-shave products comprise lotions and shaving creams. The company markets its products through direct sales force; distributors and wholesalers; and various retail locations, including mass merchandisers and warehouse clubs, food, drug and convenience stores, electronics specialty stores and department stores, hardware and automotive centers, and military stores worldwide. Energizer Holdings was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.
FMC Corporation operates as a chemical company, serving the agricultural, industrial, and consumer markets worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Agricultural Products, Specialty Chemicals, and Industrial Chemicals. Agricultural Products segment manufactures and sells proprietary insecticides and herbicides used for the protection of cotton, corn, rice, cereals, vegetables, and other crops. Specialty Chemicals segment comprises of BioPolymer and lithium businesses. BioPolymer manufactures and sells microcrystalline cellulose, carrageenan, and alginates, products that add texture, structure, and physical stability to beverage, dairy, meat, and bakery products and/or that act as binders and disintegrants for tablets and capsules. Lithium business includes sale of mined lithium, which is used in specialty products, including pharmaceuticals, specialty polymers, and energy storage devices. Its Industrial Chemicals segment manufactures inorganic materials, including soda ash, hydrogen peroxide, specialty peroxygens, and phosphorus chemicals. FMC Corporation was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Deluxe Corporation provides various personalized printed products and services to small businesses, financial institutions, and consumers. The company operates through three segments: Small Business Services, Financial Services, and Direct Checks. The Small Business Services segment sells business checks, forms, and related printed products to small businesses and home offices. It also distributes packaging, shipping, and warehouse supplies, as well as advertising specialties and other business products. In addition, Small Business Services segment provides payroll services to small businesses in the United States and Canada. The Financial Services segment supplies checks and check-related products and services to financial institutions. It also offers customized reporting, file management, expedited account conversion support, and fraud prevention services to financial institutions. The Direct Checks segment sells personal and business checks, as well as related products. Deluxe Corporation distributes its products through direct mail and a network of independent local dealers and distributors, as well as financial institution referrals and the Internet. The company was founded in 1915. It was incorporated as Deluxe Check Printers, Incorporated and changed its name to Deluxe Corporation in 1988. Deluxe Corporation is headquartered in Shoreview, Minnesota.
GENTEX CORPORATION (GNTX)
Gentex Corporation engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of electro-optic products, including automatic-dimming (AD) rearview mirrors for the automotive industry, as well as fire protection products primarily for the commercial building industry worldwide. Its AD mirrors include the AD headlamp control mirror, the AD lighted mirror with light emitting diode map lamps, the AD compass mirror, the AD mirror with remote keyless entry, the AD compass/temperature mirror, the AD dual display compass/temperature mirror, AD telematics mirrors, and the AD HomeLink mirror for the automotive vehicles. The company manufactures approximately 60 models of smoke alarms and smoke detectors, combined with approximately 160 models of signaling appliances. These fire protection products are generally used in fire detection systems common to office buildings, hotels, motels, military bases, college dormitories, and other commercial establishments. Gentex also offers single-station alarms for both commercial and residential applications. The fire protection products are sold directly to fire protection and security product distributors under the company's brand name, electrical wholesale houses, and to original equipment manufacturers of fire protection systems under both the company's brand name and private labels. Gentex was founded by Fred Bauer in 1974. The company is based in Zeeland, Michigan.
STEEL DYNAMICS INC (STLD)
Steel Dynamics, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of steel products in the United States. The company sells a range of hot-rolled, cold-rolled, and coated steel products, including various specialty products, such as thinner gauge hot-rolled products, galvanized products, and painted products. It also sells structural steel beams, pilings, and other steel components. In addition, the segment sells special bar-quality and merchant bar-quality rounds, and round-cornered squares. Its products are used primarily in the automotive, construction, commercial, transportation, and industrial machinery markets. Additionally, the company fabricates trusses, girders, steel joists, and steel decking for the nonresidential construction industry, as well as sells standard and premium grade rails for the railroad industry. Steel Dynamics was incorporated in 1993 and is headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
RELIANCE STEEL & ALUMINUM COMPANY (RS)
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. operates a metals service center network in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The company through a network of approximately 100 metals service center provides metals processing services and distributes a various metal products, including galvanized, hot-rolled and cold-finished steel, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, copper, titanium, and alloy steel. Its processing services include bar turning, bending, blanking, deburring, electropolishing, grinding or blanchard grinding, leveling, forming, pipe threading, precision plate sawing, punching, and slitting. Reliance Steel also provides inventory management and processing services for specialty metals. It sells carbon steel plates, structurals, bars, and tubing; stainless steel plates, sheets, and coils; galvanized steel sheets and coils; heat-treated aluminum plates, sheets, and coils; hot rolled steel sheets and coils; common alloy aluminum plates, sheets, and coils; cold rolled steel sheets and coils; and brass, copper, and titanium. The company offers its services to metal fabricators, manufacturers, and other end users. Reliance Steel was organized in 1939 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
WESTERN DIGITAL CORPORATION (WDC)
Western Digital Corporation engages in the design, development, manufacture, and sale of hard disk drives worldwide. Its hard disk drive products include 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch form factor drives. The company's hard disk drives are used in desktop personal computers; notebook computers; enterprise applications, such as servers, workstations, network attached storage, and storage area networks; and consumer electronics products, such as personal/digital video recorders and satellite and cable set-top boxes. In addition, the company's hard disk drives are used in external hard disk drive products that feature high speed buses, such as 1394/ FireWire/iLinktm, universal serial bus, and Ethernet. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers for inclusion in computer systems or subsystems; and to distributors, resellers, and retailers. Western Digital was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, California.
BILL BARRETT CORPORATION (BBG)
Bill Barrett Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of natural gas and crude oil in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. It operates primarily in nine basins, including the Piceance Basin in northwestern Colorado; the Wind River Basin in central Wyoming; the Uinta Basin in northeastern Utah; the Powder River Basin in northeastern Wyoming; the Williston Basin in western North Dakota, northwestern South Dakota, and eastern Montana; the Green River Basin in southwestern Wyoming and adjacent areas of northeastern Utah; Denver-Julesburg Basin, which extends into Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska; the Paradox Basin in southwestern Colorado and southeastern Utah; and The Big Horn Basin in north central Wyoming. As of December 31, 2004, the company had 257.8 billion cubic feet of proved natural gas reserves and 5.7 Million barrels of proved crude oil reserves. Bill Barrett was formed in 2002 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
Harsco Corporation provides industrial services and engineered products worldwide. It operates in three segments: Mill Services, Access Services, and Gas Technologies. The Mill Services segment provides outsourced, onsite mill services to the steel and metals industries worldwide. The Access Services segment provides scaffolding, shoring, forming, and other access solutions. It rents and sells scaffolding, powered access equipment, shoring, and concrete forming products. This segment also provides access design engineering, onsite installation and dismantling, and other access equipment services. It serves the nonresidential construction and industrial plant maintenance markets. The Gas Technologies segment offers gas containment and control products, including cryogenic gas storage tanks; acetylene cylinders; propane tanks; and composite vessels for industrial gases. Its gas control products include valves and regulators for the industrial gas, commercial refrigeration, life support, and outdoor recreation industries. This segment also provides air-cooled heat exchangers for the natural gas industry. Harsco also provides equipment and services to maintain, repair, and construct railway track; and manufactures slag abrasives and residential roofing granules, as well as various industrial grating products, including riveted, pressure-locked, and welded grating in steel, aluminum, and fiberglass, which are used in industrial flooring, safety, and security applications. It also manufactures powder processing equipments, such as blenders, dryers, and mixers for the chemical, pharmaceutical, and food processing industries, and heat transfer products, such as water heaters and boilers for commercial applications. The company was founded in 1850 as The Harrisburg Car Manufacturing Company and changed its name to Harrisburg Steel Corporation in 1935. It then changed its name to Harsco Corporation in 1956. The company is headquartered in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.
ADVENT SOFTWARE INC (ADVS)
Advent Software, Inc. offers integrated software solutions for automating and integrating data and work flows across investment management organizations, as well as the information flows between the investment management organization and external parties. The company operates in two segments, Advent Investment Management and MicroEdge. The Advent Investment Management segment engages in the development, marketing, and sale of stand-alone and client/server software products, data interfaces, and related maintenance and services that automate, integrate, and support certain functions of investment management organizations. The MicroEdge segment offers software and services for grant management, matching gifts, and volunteer tracking for the grantmaking community worldwide. The company also provides support, maintenance, and professional services, including project management, implementation, data conversion, integration, custom report writing, and training. In addition, Advent Software provides independent research and brokerage services to institutional investors and registered investment advisors. The company offers its services to investment advisors, brokerage firms, banks, hedge funds, corporations, public funds, foundations, universities, and nonprofit organizations worldwide. Advent Software was founded by Stephanie DiMarco in 1983. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
ValueClick, Inc. offers a suite of products and services that enable marketers to advertise and sell their products through various online marketing channels in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Media, Affiliate Marketing, and Technology. The Media segment provides advertisers and agencies a range of online media solutions in the categories of display/Web advertising, search marketing, email marketing, and lead generation marketing. The segment also sells a limited number of consumer products directly to end-user customers through company-owned e-commerce Web sites. The Affiliate Marketing segment offers technology and services that enable advertisers to manage, track, and analyze a variety of online marketing programs. The Technology segment offers technology infrastructure tools and services that enable advertisers, advertising agencies, and online publishers to implement and manage their own online display advertising and email campaigns. It also provides agency management, media management, and content management services. The company serves advertisers, direct marketers, and agencies that service these groups. It markets through the ValueClick properties' Web sites, trade show participation, and other media events. ValueClick is based in Westlake Village, California.
SEMTECH CORPORATION (SMTC)
Semtech Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for computer, communication, and industrial applications. The company operates in two segments, Standard Semiconductor Products; and Rectifier, Assembly, and Other Products. The Standard Semiconductor Products segment offers power management circuits, protection products, test and measurement circuits, human input devices, and communication circuits. The Rectifier, Assembly, and Other Products segment provides assembly and rectifier devices, and custom integrated circuits. Its products are used in various end-applications, including notebook and desktop computers, computer gaming systems, personal digital assistants, cellular phones, wireline networks, wireless base stations, and automated test equipment. Semtech sells its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and China. The company was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Camarillo, California.
Activision, Inc. publishes interactive entertainment software products. It maintains a portfolio of products that spans various categories and markets, and is used on various game hardware platforms and operating systems. The company's products cover game categories, such as action or adventure, action sports, racing, role-playing, simulation, first-person action, and strategy. Activision offers its products primarily in versions that operate on the Sony PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, and Microsoft Xbox console systems; Nintendo Game Boy Advance, Sony PlayStation Portable, and Nintendo Dual Screen hand-held device; and the personal computer. The company develops, markets, and sells products directly, by license, or through its affiliate label program with certain third-party publishers. It provides logistical and sales services to third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software and manufacturers of interactive entertainment hardware in Europe. The company operates in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Australia, Sweden, and the Netherlands. Activision was incorporated in 1979 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.
SOTHEBYS HOLDINGS INC (BID)
Sotheby's Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an auctioneer of fine art, antiques, decorative art, jewelry, and collectibles. The company's primary activity as an auctioneer includes identification, evaluation, and appraisal of works of art; stimulating purchaser interest; and matching sellers and buyers through the auction process. In addition, it engages in other related activities, including the purchase and resale of art and other collectibles; and the brokering of art and collectible purchases and sales through private treaty sales. The company also conducts art-related financing activities and is engaged in art education activities. Sotheby's Holdings conducts Internet auctions through a strategic alliance with eBay, Inc. Sotheby's Holdings was founded in 1744 and is headquartered in New York City.
GEN-PROBE INCORPORATED (GPRO)
Gen-Probe Incorporated engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of nucleic acid probe-based products for the clinical diagnosis of human diseases, and for the screening of donated human blood. It markets a portfolio of products that use company's technologies to detect various infectious microorganisms, including those causing sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis, strep throat, pneumonia, and fungal infections. The company also offers blood-screening assays for the simultaneous detection of human immunodeficiency virus (type 1), hepatitis C virus, and hepatitis B virus presence. In addition, Gen-Probe offers TIGRIS DTS instrument that is used for investigational use in blood screening applications in the United States. The company markets its products to various customers, such as reference laboratories, public health laboratories, and hospitals in North America, Europe, and Japan. It has strategic alliance agreements with Chiron Corporation and Bayer Corporation, as well as has licensing agreements with Corixa Corporation, AdnaGen AG, DiagnoCure, Vysis, Inc., and Organon Teknika B.V. The company also has a collaboration agreement with GE Infrastructure Water and Process Technologies, and Millipore Corp. for developing, manufacturing, and commercializing nucleic acid testing technologies. Gen-Probe Incorporated was founded by David E. Kohne, Thomas H. Adams, and Howard C. Birndorf in 1983. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California.
FRONTIER OIL CORPORATION (FTO)
Frontier Oil Corporation (FOC), an energy company, engages in crude oil refining and the wholesale marketing of refined petroleum products. The company purchases crude oil to be refined and markets the refined petroleum products, including various grades of gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, asphalt, chemicals, and petroleum coke. It operates refineries in Cheyenne, Wyoming and El Dorado, Kansas. The gasoline and diesel produced by Cheyenne refinery are primarily shipped via pipeline to terminals for distribution by truck or rail. The pipeline shipments from the Cheyenne refinery are handled mainly by the Kaneb pipeline, serving Denver and Colorado Springs, Colorado; and the ConocoPhillips pipeline, serving Sidney, Nebraska. The primary markets for the El Dorado refinery's refined products are Colorado and the Plains States, which include the Kansas City metropolitan area. The gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel produced by this refinery are primarily shipped via pipeline to terminals for distribution by truck or rail. The Kaneb pipeline serves the northern Plains States; the Magellan pipeline Denver, Colorado; and the Magellan pipeline serves Kansas City and Carthage, Missouri and Des Moines, Iowa. FOC also owns FGI, LLC, an asphalt terminal and storage facility in Grand Island, Nebraska. Frontier Oil, formerly known as Wainoco Oil Corporation, was incorporated in 1949 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
FLOWSERVE CORPORATION (FLS)
Flowserve Corporation engages in the development and manufacture of precision-engineered flow control equipment, which includes pumps, valves, and mechanical seals. Its Flowserve Pump Division engages in the design, manufacture, distribution, and service of engineered and industrial pumps and pump systems, replacement parts, and related equipment. The Flow Solutions Division manufactures various pump models ranging from simple fractional horsepower industrial pumps to high horsepower engineered pumps. The company's Flow Control Division provides equipment maintenance services for flow management control systems, including repair, advanced diagnostics, installation, commissioning, re-rate and retrofit programs, machining, and full service solution offerings. The company sells its products through its sales force, distributors, and sales agents primarily to the petroleum, chemical processing, power generating, water treatment, and general industrial markets. Flowserve Corporation was incorporated in 1912 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.
CORN PRODUCTS INTERNATIONAL INC (CPO)
Corn Products International, Inc. (CPI), together with its subsidiaries, produces starches, liquid sweeteners, and other ingredients worldwide. It also operates as a corn refiner in Latin America. The company's sweetener products include fructose corn syrups, glucose corn syrups, maltose corn syrups, dextrose, maltodextrins and glucose, and corn syrup solids. Its starch-based products comprise both industrial and food grade starches. CPI also offers co-products, such as refined corn oil to packers of cooking oil, as well as to producers of margarine, salad dressings, shortening, mayonnaise, and other foods. In addition, the company provides corn gluten feed and steepwater for animal feed. Its customers include food and beverage, pharmaceutical, paper products, corrugated and laminated paper, textile, and brewing industries, as well as animal feed markets. The company operates in North America, South America, and Asia/Africa. CPI was founded in 1906. It was formerly known as Corn Products Refining Company and changed its name to Corn Products Company in 1958. Subsequently, it changed its name to CPC International, Inc. in 1969 and later to Corn Products International, Inc. The company is headquartered in Westchester, Illinois.
TELEPHONE AND DATA SYSTEMS INC (TDS)
Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS), through its subsidiaries, provides wireless and wireline telecommunications services in the United States. The company's wireless products and services include mobile messaging, prepaid wireless service, voice and data services, mobile-to-mobile dialing, international long distance, wireless office products, including analog and digital handsets, and directory assistance call completion services, as well as local, regional, and national service plans. Its wireline telecommunications services include local exchange service, long-distance telephone service, and Internet access to rural and suburban communities. As of December 31, 2004, TDS served approximately 6.1 million customers in 36 states, including 4,945,000 wireless telephone customers and 1,157,200 wireline telephone equivalent access lines. The company sells its products through direct sales agents, and retail sales and service centers, as well as through the Internet and telesales. Telephone & Data Systems was incorporated in 1968 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
Varian, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, sale, and servicing of scientific instruments and vacuum products. Its scientific instruments include chromatography instruments, optical spectroscopy instruments, dissolution testing equipment, mass spectroscopy instruments, NMR spectroscopy systems, MR imaging systems, NMR, MR imaging and other superconducting magnets, and related software and consumable products for various life science and industrial applications that require identification, quantification, and analysis of the elemental, molecular, physical, or biological composition or structure of liquids, solids, or gases. These products are used primarily in environmental laboratories; petroleum and natural gas companies; agriculture, chemical, mining and metallurgy, and food and beverage processing companies; and other industrial, governmental, and academic research laboratories. The company also offers various products used to create, control, measure, and test vacuum environments in life science, industrial, and scientific applications, where ultra-clean, high-vacuum environments are needed. These products include high and ultra-high vacuum pumps, intermediate vacuum pumps, vacuum instrumentation, and vacuum components, as well as helium mass spectrometry and helium-sensing leak detection instruments used in the identification and measurement of leaks in hermetic or vacuum environments. In addition, Varian offers a range of services, including an exchange and rebuild program, assistance with the design and integration of vacuum systems, applications support, and training in basic and advanced vacuum technologies. The company distributes its products through direct sales organizations, independent sales representatives, and distributors to customers in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Varian was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.
NETWORKS ASSOCIATES INC (MFE)
McAfee, Inc. supplies computer security solutions to prevent intrusions on networks and protect computer systems from various threats and attacks worldwide. Its products include McAfee System Protection Solutions and McAfee Network Protection Solutions. McAfee System Protection Solutions delivers anti-virus, anti-spyware, managed services, application firewalls, and security products and services to protect systems, such as desktops and servers. McAfee Network Protection Solutions offers IntruShield for network intrusion detection and prevention; and Foundstone for intrusion detection and prevention, and vulnerability management. The company offers its solutions to large enterprises, governments, small and medium-sized businesses, and consumer users. The company sells its products through partners, including corporate resellers, retailers, and distributors. It has strategic alliances with America Online Cox Communications, Dell, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Telefonica, Comcast, Telecom Italia, and Wanadoo. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
ALBEMARLE CORPORATION (ALB)
Albemarle Corporation engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of specialty chemicals worldwide. It operates through three segments: Polymer Additives, Catalysts, and Fine Chemicals. The Polymer Additives segment provides flame retardants; and plastic additives, such as curatives for polyurethane and epoxy system polymerization, as well as for ultraviolet curing of various inks and coatings; and antioxidants and stabilizers. The Catalysts segment offers refinery catalysts comprising hydroprocessing catalysts and fluidized catalytic cracking catalysts and additives, as well as polyolefin catalysts comprising aluminum- and magnesium-alkyls, and metallocene/single-site catalysts. The Fine Chemicals segment provides performance chemicals, such as elemental bromine, alkyl bromides, inorganic bromides, tertiary amines, potassium and chlorine-based products, alkenyl succinic anhydride, and aluminum oxides; pharmachemicals to provide temporary pain relief and fever reduction; agrichemicals, including orthoalkylated anilines, methyl bromide, and organophosphorus products; and fine chemistry services and intermediates. The company sells its products to various customers, including manufacturers of electronics, building and construction materials, automotive parts, packaging, pharmachemicals, and agrichemicals, as well as to petroleum refiners. Albemarle was incorporated in 1993 and is based in Richmond, Virginia.
QUICKSILVER RESOURCES INC (KWK)
Quicksilver Resources, Inc., an independent oil and gas company, engages in the exploration, acquisition, development, production, and sale of natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids in the United States and Canada. It also involves in the marketing, processing, and transmission of natural gas. The company primarily develops and produces unconventional natural gas reserves, including coal bed methane, shale gas, and tight sands gas. Quicksilver has interests in Alberta Basin shallow gas sands in Alberta; New Albany Shale in Indiana/Kentucky; Antrim Shale, Prairie du Chien, Detroit River, Richfield, and Niagaran Reef properties in Michigan; Rocky Mountain properties in Montana and Wyoming; and other properties in Texas. As of December 31, 2004, Quicksilver Resources had estimated proved reserves of 968 billions of cubic feet of natural gas equivalent. It sells natural gas and crude oil to various customers, including utilities, oil and gas companies or their affiliates, industrial companies, trading and energy marketing companies, refineries, and other users of petroleum products. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.
LUBRIZOL CORPORATION (LZ)
The Lubrizol Corporation provides specialty chemicals and materials for various markets and end-use applications. The company produces and supplies technologies that improve the performance of its customers' products in the transportation, industrial, and consumer markets worldwide. These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, other transportation-related fluids, and industrial lubricants, as well as fuel additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. It also makes ingredients and additives for personal care products and pharmaceuticals; specialty materials, including plastics technology; performance coatings in the form of specialty resins and additives; and additives for the food and beverage industry. The company's specialty material products are also used in various industries, including the construction, sporting goods, medical products, and automotive industries. It sells its products worldwide through its direct sales force, as well as through sales agents and distributors. The Lubrizol Corporation was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Wickliffe, Ohio.
WORTHINGTON INDUSTRIES INC (WOR)
Worthington Industries, Inc. operates as a diversified metal processing company focusing on steel processing and manufactured metal products primarily in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Processed Steel Products, Metal Framing, and Pressure Cylinders. The Processed Steel Products segment processes flat-rolled steel and supplies automotive exterior body panels. This segment primarily serves the automotive, construction, lawn and garden, hardware, electrical control, leisure and recreation, appliance, farm implement, container, and aerospace markets. The Metal Framing segment designs and produces metal framing components and systems, as well as related accessories for the commercial and residential construction markets. Its products include steel studs and track, floor and wall system components, roof trusses, and other metal framing accessories. This segment's customers primarily consist of wholesale distributors, commercial and residential building contractors, and big box building material retailers. The Pressure Cylinders segment produces low-pressure liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), refrigerant gas cylinders, and high-pressure and industrial/specialty gas cylinders. Its LPG cylinders are primarily used for gas barbecue grills, recreational vehicle equipment, residential heating systems, industrial forklifts, and commercial/residential cooking. Refrigerant gas cylinders are used to hold refrigerant gases for commercial and residential air conditioning and refrigeration systems, as well as for automotive air conditioning systems. High-pressure and industrial/specialty gas cylinders are containers for gases primarily used in cutting and welding metals; and breathing, such as in medical, diving, and firefighting. It sells its products primarily to major refrigerant gas producers and distributors. Worthington Industries was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.
AMETEK, Inc. engages in the manufacture and marketing of electronic instruments and electric motors worldwide. It operates in two segments, Electronic Instruments Group (EIG) and Electromechanical Group (EMG). The EIG segment builds monitoring, testing, and calibration instruments, as well as display devices for the process, aerospace, industrial, and power markets. Its aerospace products include airborne data systems, turbine engine temperature measurement products, vibration-monitoring systems, indicators and displays, fuel and fluid measurement products, sensors, switches, cable harnesses, and transducers. It also offers sensor systems for gas turbine engines, boilers, and burners used by the utility, petrochemical, process, and marine industries. EIG manufactures force-measurement and materials testing devices, as well as power measurement and recording instrumentation used by the electric power and manufacturing industries. It also produces fluoropolymer-based products for heat exchangers; measurement instrumentation for the oil and gas industry; and dashboard instruments for heavy trucks. The EMG segment offers air-moving electric motors for vacuum cleaners and other floor care products, as well as brushless air-moving motors for aerospace, mass-transit, and medical and office product markets. EMG produces motor-blowers for floor care products, such as hand-held, canister, and upright vacuums, and central vacuums for residential use. It also produces specialty metals for automotive, consumer, electronics, telecommunications, and other markets; and offers switches for motive and stationary power systems. AMETEK also manufactures specialty motors used in household and personal care appliances; fitness equipment; electric materials handling vehicles; and sewing machines. In addition, its products are used in electric chain saws, leaf blowers, string trimmers, and power washers. AMETEK was incorporated in 1930 and is based in Paoli, Pennsylvania.
EQUITABLE RESOURCES INC (EQT)
Equitable Resources, Inc. engages in the production, gathering, distribution, and transmission of natural gas in the United States. It also provides energy management solutions. The company and its subsidiaries offer energy products and services to wholesale and retail customers through three segments: Equitable Utilities, Equitable Supply, and NORESCO. Equitable Utilities segment engages in the sale, distribution, and marketing of energy related products and services; and interstate pipeline operations. These services are primarily provided in southwestern Pennsylvania, municipalities in northern West Virginia, eastern Kentucky, and in West Virginia. Its distribution operations provided natural gas services to approximately 276,300 customers, comprising 257,400 residential customers and 18,900 commercial and industrial customers, as of December 31, 2004. Equitable Supply segment engages in the development, production, and sale of natural gas, and crude oil and its associated by-products. It had an estimated total proved reserves of approximately 2,109 billion cubic feet equivalent (Bcfe), including proved undeveloped reserves of 477 Bcfe in the Appalachian Basin, as of December 31, 2004. NORESCO segment provides energy-related products and services primarily to governmental, military, institutional, commercial, and industrial customers. Its products and services principally comprise performance contracting, energy management programs, and combined heat and power, as well as central boiler/chiller plant development, design, construction, ownership, and operation. Equitable Resources was formed in 1925 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
ENCORE ACQUISITION COMPANY (EAC)
Encore Acquisition Company engages in the acquisition, development, exploitation, exploration, and production of onshore North American oil and natural gas reserves. The company's oil and natural gas properties primarily concentrated in the Cedar Creek Anticline in the Williston Basin of Montana and North Dakota; the Permian Basin of west Texas and southeastern New Mexico; the MidContinent area, which includes the Arkoma and Anadarko Basins of Oklahoma, the ArkLaTx region of northern Louisiana and east Texas, and the Barnett Shale of north Texas; and the Rockies that comprises nonCCA assets in the Williston and Powder River Basins of Montana, as well as the Paradox Basin of southeastern Utah. As of December 31, 2004, its total proved oil and natural gas reserves were 173,053 thousand barrels of oil equivalent. Encore principally sells its products to end users, marketers, refiners, and other purchasers in the United States. The company was organized in 1998 and is based in Fort Worth, Texas.
ROPER INDUSTRIES INC (ROP)
Roper Industries, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and distribution of energy systems and controls, scientific and industrial imaging products and software, industrial technology products, and instrumentation products and services. It operates in five segments: Instrumentation, Industrial Technology, Energy Systems and Controls, Scientific and Industrial Imaging, and RF Technology. The Instrumentation segment manufactures and sells materials analysis, fluid properties testing, and industrial leak testing equipment. The Industrial Technology segment produces industrial pumps, flow measurement and metering equipment, industrial valves and controls, and water meter and automatic meter reading products and systems. The Energy Systems and Controls segment manufactures control systems, machinery vibration, and nondestructive inspection and measurement products and solutions. The Scientific and Industrial Imaging segment offers digital imaging products and software, and handheld computers and software. The RF Technology segment provides radio frequency identification and satellite-based communication technologies that are used in toll and traffic systems, security and access control, freight movement services, and mobile asset tracking. Roper markets its products and services to radio frequency applications, water and wastewater, oil and gas, research, power generation, general industry, and other niche markets. The company was incorporated in 1981 and is based in Duluth, Georgia.
Airgas, Inc. and its subsidiaries distribute industrial, medical, and specialty gases, as well as welding, safety, and related products in the United States. The company's principal products and services include packaged and small bulk gases, gas cylinder and welding equipment rental, process chemicals, and hardgoods. Industrial, medical, and specialty gases include nitrogen, oxygen, argon, helium, acetylene, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, hydrogen, welding gases, purity grades, and application blends. Its hardgoods consist of welding supplies and equipment, safety products, and industrial tools and supplies. In addition, Airgas produces dry ice, liquid carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, process chemicals, and specialty gases for distribution in the United States. Its customers include companies that operate in industrial manufacturing, repair and maintenance, medical, construction, wholesale trade, retail, food products, transportation, utilities and mining, petrochemical, and analytical industries. The company offers its products through retail stores, gas fill plants, specialty gas labs, production facilities, and distribution centers. Airgas also distributes its products and services through e-Business, catalog, and telesales channels. The company was founded in 1982 by Peter McCausland and is based in Radnor, Pennsylvania.
EATON VANCE CORPORATION (EV)
Eaton Vance Corp., through its subsidiaries, engages in the creation, marketing, and management of investment funds in the United States. It also provides investment management and counseling services to institutions and individuals. Further, the company operates as an adviser and distributor of investment companies and separate accounts. As of October 31, 2004, the company provided investment advisory or administration services to approximately 150 funds; approximately 1,300 separately managed individual and institutional accounts; and participated in approximately 40 retail-managed account broker/dealer programs. It markets and distributes shares of funds through a retail network of national and regional broker/dealers, banks, insurance companies, and financial planning firms. Eaton Vance was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
ARROW ELECTRONICS INC (ARW)
Arrow Electronics, Inc. distributes electronic components, computer products, and related equipment. The company offers semiconductor products and related services in the United States and internationally. Its industrial and commercial computer products and related services include servers, workstations, storage products, microcomputer boards and systems, design systems, desktop computer systems, software, monitors, printers, flat panel displays, system chassis and enclosures, controllers, and communication control equipment. The company also offers electronic components, including capacitors, resistors, potentiometers, power supplies, relays, switches, and connectors. Its services and solutions include materials planning, programming and assembly services, inventory management, a suite of online supply chain tools, and design services. The company's customers include suppliers, original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers, and commercial customers. Arrow Electronics was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Melville, New York.
ANDREW CORPORATION (ANDW)
Andrew Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and supply of communications equipment, services, and systems for global communications infrastructure market. It operates in five segments: Antenna and Cable Products, Base Station Subsystems, Network Solutions, Wireless Innovations, and Satellite Communications. The Antenna and Cable Products segment offers coaxial cables, connectors, cable assemblies, and accessories, as well as base station antennas and terrestrial microwave antennas; the Base Station Subsystems segment products are integral components of wireless base stations and include products, such as power amplifiers, filters, duplexers, and combiners that are sold individually or as parts of integrated subsystems; and the Network Solutions segment includes software and equipment to locate wireless callers, as well as equipment and services for testing and optimizing wireless networks. The Wireless Innovations segment products provide the coverage of wireless networks in areas where signals are difficult to send or receive, and include both complete systems and individual components; and the Satellite Communications segment products include earth station antennas, high frequency and radar antennas, direct-to-home antennas, and terminal antennas. The company's products are used in the infrastructure for wireless networks; third generation technologies; voice, data, video, and Internet services; applications for microwave and satellite communications; and other specialized applications. It serves original equipment manufacturers and wireless service providers. The company was founded by Victor J. Andrew in 1937 and is headquartered in Orland Park, Illinois.
Cree, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of semiconductor materials and devices based on silicon carbide, gallium nitride, silicon, and related compounds. The company's products include blue, green, and ultraviolet (UV) light emitting diodes (LEDs); near UV lasers; radio frequency and microwave devices; and power switching devices. Its product applications include solid state illumination, optical storage, wireless infrastructure, and power switching. Cree, Inc. also produces laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductor devices made from silicon substrates. The company markets its blue, green, and near UV LED chip products principally to customers who incorporate them into packaged lamps for resale to original equipment manufacturers. It also sells silicon carbide and gallium nitride materials products primarily to corporate, government, and university research laboratories. The company markets its products in North America, Europe, and Asia. Cree, Inc. was established in 1987 and is based in Durham, North Carolina.
Kennametal, Inc. engages in the development manufacture, and distribution of tooling, engineered components, and advanced materials consumed in production processes. The company operates in three segments: Metalworking Solutions and Services, Advanced Materials Solutions, and J and L Industrial Supply. Metalworking Solutions and Services segment provides consumable metalcutting tools and tooling systems to manufacturing companies. This segment serves manufacturers of automobiles, trucks, aerospace components, farm equipment, oil and gas drilling and processing equipment, railroad, marine and power generation equipment, machinery, appliances, factory equipment, and metal components, as well as job shops and maintenance operations. Advanced Materials Solutions segment produces and sells cemented tungsten carbide products used in mining, highway construction, and engineered applications requiring wear and corrosion resistance, including circuit board drills, compacts, and other similar applications. This segment also manufactures and markets engineered components with a proprietary metal cladding technology, as well as sells metallurgical powders to manufacturers of cemented tungsten carbide products. In addition, it provides application-specific component design services and on-site application support services. J and L Industrial Supply segment provides metalworking consumables, related products, and related technical and supply chain-related productivity services to small- and medium-sized manufacturers in the United States and the United Kingdom. It markets products and services through annual mail-order catalogs and monthly sales flyers, telemarketing, the Internet, and field sales. This segment distributes various metalcutting tools, abrasives, drills, machine tool accessories, precision measuring tools, gages, hand tools, and other supplies used in metalcutting operations. The company was founded in 1938 and is headquartered in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
FOREST OIL CORPORATION (FST)
Forest Oil Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of natural gas and liquids principally in North America. As of December 31, 2004, it had total proved reserves of 1,334,003 million cubic feet equivalent of natural gas and liquids. The company also held interests in approximately 3,600 net oil and gas wells in the United States and Canada, as of the above date. Forest Oil Corporation was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
COMMERCIAL METALS COMPANY (CMC)
Commercial Metals Company engages in the manufacture, recycle, marketing, and distribution of steel and metal products, and related materials and services in the United States and internationally. The company operates four steel minimills that produce reinforcing bar, angles, flats, rounds, fence-post sections, and other shapes located in Texas, Alabama, South Carolina, and Arkansas; scrap processing facilities that directly support these steel minimills; and a copper tube minimill in Virginia. It also manufactures rebar, wire rod, and merchant bar in central Europe; and sells rebar primarily to fabricators, distributors, and construction companies, as well as wire rod to meshmakers, endusers, and distributors. In addition, Commercial Metals Company operates steel reinforcing bar fabrication and construction-related product facilities from 11 locations in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Mississippi. These facilities provide fabricating joists and special beams for floor and ceiling support, and steel fence posts. The company processes secondary metals or scrap metals; and sells recycled metals to steel mills and foundries, aluminum sheet and ingot manufacturers, brass and bronze ingot makers, copper refineries and mills, secondary lead smelters, specialty steel mills, high temperature alloy manufacturers, and other consumers. Further, it buys and sells primary and secondary metals, fabricated metals, and other industrial products to the manufacturers in the steel, nonferrous metals, metal fabrication, chemical, refractory, and transportation businesses. Commercial Metals Company was founded in 1915 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.
LINCOLN ELECTRIC HOLDINGS INC (LECO)
Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. engages in the manufacture and resale of welding and cutting products in North America and internationally. The company's welding products include arc welding power sources, wire feeding systems, robotic welding packages, fume extraction equipment, consumable electrodes, and fluxes. Its welding product offerings also comprise regulators and torches used in oxy-fuel welding and cutting. The company's primary end user markets comprise general metal fabrication; infrastructure, including oil and gas pipelines and platforms, buildings and bridges, and power generation; transportation and defense industries; equipment manufacturers in construction, farming, and mining; retail resellers; and rental markets. It sells its products principally through industrial distributors, retailers, and also directly to users of welding products in North America. The company also has an international sales organization that sells products to distributors, agents, dealers, and product users internationally. Lincoln Electric Holdings is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
F5 Networks, Inc. provides products and services to manage Internet traffic worldwide. Its application delivery networking products improve the performance, availability, and security of applications running on networks that use the Internet Protocol (IP). The company offers BIG-IP products to manage IP traffic between network servers, clients, and other devices. Its BIG-IP products include IP application switches and server appliances; BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager that allows enterprises to direct traffic to a particular data center or to redirect traffic to an available data center; and BIG-IP ISP Traffic Manager, which allows enterprises with more than one Internet service provider to manage the use of their available bandwidth; and Application Accelerator to speed up the performance and improve the bandwidth. The company's FirePass systems provide SSL VPN access for remote users of IP networks, and any applications connected to those networks from any standard Web browser on any device. It also offers TrafficShield, a Web application firewall that provides an application-layer protection against generalized and targeted attacks; WANJet devices to combine wide area network optimization and traffic shaping in a single device to accelerate file transfers, email, data replication, and other applications over IP networks; and WebAccelerator that speeds up Web transactions, enhances Web application performance from any location, speeds up interactive performance, and improves download times. F5 Networks serves telecommunications, financial services, technology, manufacturing, and transportation enterprise customers, as well as government. The company markets its products and services through distributors, value-added resellers, and systems integrators. F5 Networks was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
ALLIANT TECHSYSTEMS INC (ATK)
Alliant Techsystems, Inc. supplies aerospace and defense products to the U.S. government, U.S. allies, and contractors. The company also supplies ammunition to federal and local law enforcement agencies, and commercial markets. It operates through five segments: ATK Thiokol, Ammunition, Precision Systems, Advanced Propulsion and Space Systems, and ATK Mission Research. The ATK Thiokol segment provides motors for human access to space, land- and sea-based strategic missiles, commercial and government space launch vehicles, and missile defense interceptors. The Ammunition segment supplies small-caliber military ammunition, medium-caliber ammunition, ammunition and rocket propellants, energetic materials, commercial and military smokeless powder, law enforcement and sporting ammunition, and ammunition-related products. The Precision Systems segment develops and manufactures gun-launched guided and conventional large-caliber ammunition, tactical missile systems, tactical rocket motors and warheads, composite structures for aircraft and weapons systems, and various other weapon systems and components. The Advanced Propulsion and Space Systems segment supplies propulsion solutions for missile defense, space, strategic, tactical, and commercial applications, as well as ordnance and control systems; structures for space launch vehicles, rocket motor casings, military, and commercial aircraft; telescope, satellite and spacecraft structures, optical benches, and antenna reflectors; and propulsion systems for aerospace vehicles and weapon systems. The ATK Mission Research segment develops technologies that address national security and homeland defense requirements in areas, such as directed energy, electro-optical and infrared sensors, aircraft sensor integration, antennas and radomes, signal processing, and specialized composites. The company was incorporated in 1990 and is headquartered in Edina, Minnesota.
DENTSPLY INTERNATIONAL INC (XRAY)
DENTSPLY International, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of a range of professional dental products worldwide. The company's principal dental products include dental consumables, including dental anesthetics, prophylaxis paste, dental sealants, impression materials, restorative materials, tooth whiteners, and topical fluoride; dental laboratory products which include dental prosthetics, such as artificial teeth, precious metal dental alloys, dental ceramics, and crown and bridge materials; and dental specialty products, including endodontic instruments and materials, implants, and orthodontic appliances and accessories. DENTSPLY International distributes its products through domestic and foreign distributors, dealers, and importers, as well as directly to the dental laboratory or dental professionals. DENTSPLY International is headquartered in York, Pennsylvania.
CERIDIAN CORPORATION (CEN)
Ceridian Corporation provides information services principally to the human resource, transportation, and retail markets. Its activities are classified into Human Resource Solutions and Comdata segments. Human Resource Solutions segment provides solutions, which enable customers to outsource employment processes from recruitment and applicant screening to payroll, tax filing, human resource information systems, employee self-service, time and labor management, benefits administration, employee assistance and work-life programs, as well as post-employment COBRA, HIPAA, and retirement plan administration. It mainly operates in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Comdata segment provides transaction processing, financial services, and regulatory compliance services primarily to the transportation and retail industries. Its products and services include payment processing, as well as the issuance of credit, debt, and stored value cards. Ceridian also provides Internet payroll processing, tax filing, unemployment compensation management, and related services for employers located in the United States and Canada. The company's Powerpay product is a Web-based solution that allows customers to complete payroll transactions via the Internet. Ceridian was formed in August 2000 as a result of the spin-off of the human resource solutions division and human resource solutions, and Comdata subsidiaries of Arbitron, Inc. The company became an independent public company when its predecessor distributed all of its outstanding common stock to its stockholders in a tax-free spin-off transaction in March 2001. Ceridian's principal executive offices are located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Harris Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides communications products, systems, and services to government and commercial customers. The company operates in four segments: Government Communications Systems, RF Communications, Microwave Communications, and Broadcast Communications. The Government Communications Systems segment designs, develops, and supports communications networks and communications equipment; and designs and supports information systems for image and other data collection, processing, interpretation, storage, and retrieval; as well as offers engineering, operations, and support services. This segment serves the U.S. government departments, and other aerospace and defense companies. The RF Communications segment supplies secure voice and data radio communications products, systems, and networks to the U.S. Department of Defense, Federal and state agencies, and government defense agencies. This segment supplies secure radio products and systems for manpack, handheld, vehicular, strategic fixed-site, and shipboard applications. The Microwave Communications segment designs, manufactures, and sells microwave radios for use in wireless communications networks. Its products are used for cellular and mobile infrastructure connectivity; secure data networks; public safety transport for state, local, and Federal government users; and right-of-way connectivity for utilities, pipelines, railroads, and industrial companies. The Broadcast Communications segment develops, manufactures, and supplies digital and analog television transmission equipment for over-the-air broadcasters, and for the emerging mobile television market. The company was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Florida.
CERNER CORPORATION (CERN)
Cerner Corporation supplies healthcare information technology solutions worldwide. The company designs, develops, markets, installs, hosts, and supports software information technology and content solutions for healthcare organizations and consumers. It offers software solutions and hardware that gives healthcare providers secure access to clinical, administrative, and financial data in real time. The company provides access to an individual's electronic medical record at the point of care, and organizes information for the specific needs of the physician, nurse, laboratory technician, pharmacist, and other care providers, as well as for front and back office professionals. In addition, it offers installation services, which include project-scoping services, conducting pre-installation audits, and creating initial environments. Cerner's implementation and consulting services include database consulting, system configuration, project management, testing assistance, network consulting, post conversion review, and application management services. The company markets its products and services to integrated delivery networks, physician groups and networks, and their managed service organizations; managed care organizations; hospitals; medical centers; free-standing reference laboratories; home health agencies; blood banks; imaging centers; pharmacies; pharmaceutical manufacturers; employer coalitions; and public health organizations. Cerner was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in North Kansas City, Missouri.
MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS INC (MLM)
Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. produces aggregates for the construction industry primarily in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Aggregates and Specialty Products. The Aggregates segment processes and sells granite, limestone, sand, gravel, and other aggregates products to the public infrastructure, commercial, and residential construction industries. It sells its aggregates and asphalt products, and ready mixed concrete through a network of quarries, distribution facilities, and plants in North America. The Specialty Products segment includes the Magnesia Specialties business and the Structural Composite Products business. It manufactures and markets magnesia-based chemicals products used in industrial, agricultural, and environmental applications, and dolomitic lime products primarily sold to the steel industry. Martin Marietta Materials was formed in 1993 and is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.
DICKS SPORTING GOODS INC (DKS)
Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. operates as a sporting goods retailer, offering various sporting goods equipment, apparel, and footwear in the United States. Its sporting goods equipment include a diverse selection of fitness equipment, including treadmills, stationary bicycles, home gyms, free weights, and weight benches; hunting, fishing, camping, and water sports equipment; equipment and accessories for team sports, such as football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, bowling, and lacrosse; an assortment of golf clubs and club sets; and a range of cycling accessories. The company's apparel category consists of sportswear, such as T-shirts, shorts, sweats, and warm-ups; and technical and performance-specific apparel, including offerings for sports, such as tennis, running, fitness, hockey, swimming, and licensed products. The footwear category offers a selection of athletic shoes for fitness and cross training, basketball, and hiking. In addition, it also offers specialty footwear, including cleated shoes for baseball, football, soccer, and golf. As of January 29, 2005, the company operated 234 stores under the Dick's Sporting Goods and Galyan's names. Dick's was founded in 1948 by Richard Stack under the name Dick's Clothing and Sporting Goods, Inc. It changed its name to Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. in 1999. The company is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Grant Prideco, Inc. offers various oilfield equipment and services to the oil and gas industry worldwide. It operates through three segments: Drilling Products and Services, Drill Bits, and Tubular Technology and Services. The Drilling Products and Services segment manufactures and sells drill pipes, drill collars, heavyweight drill pipe, and drill stem accessories. The Drill Bits segment designs, manufactures, and distributes fixed-cutter and roller-cone drill bits. The Tubular Technology and Services segment designs, manufactures, and sells a line of connections, and associated tubular products and accessories for oil country tubular goods and offshore applications. The company sells its products to drilling contractors, oil country tubular goods distributors, oil companies, and oilfield service companies. Grant Prideco was incorporated in 1990 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
SOUTHWESTERN ENERGY COMPANY (SWN)
Southwestern Energy Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated energy company primarily focused on the exploration for and production of natural gas, principally in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Louisiana. The company operates in three segments: Exploration and Production, Natural Gas Distribution, and Marketing. In the Exploration and Production segment, the company explores, develops, and produces natural gas and crude oil. Its portfolio includes development drilling in the Arkoma Basin and East Texas, exploration and exploitation properties in the Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico, and in Louisiana and East Texas. As of December 31, 2004, the company's estimated proved natural gas and oil reserves were 64505billion cubic feet equivalent of gas. In the Natural Gas Distribution segment, the company's Arkansas Western Gas Company, distributes and transmits natural gas to approximately 145,000 retail customers. In the Marketing segment, the company undertakes marketing of gas production and third party natural gas that is primarily sold to industrial customers. Southwestern Energy Company was organized in 1929 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
Life Time Fitness, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the design, building, and operation of sports and athletic, fitness, family recreation, and resort/spa centers, principally in suburban locations of metropolitan areas. Its centers offer a selection of amenities and services, such as indoor swimming pools with water slides, basketball, and racquet courts; interactive and entertaining child centers; full-service spas and dining services; and climbing walls and outdoor swimming pools. The company operated 44 centers in 8 states, including Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Texas, and Virginia, as of November 16, 2005. The company was founded by Bahram Akradi. It was incorporated in 1990 under the name FCA, Ltd. and changed its name to Life Time Fitness, Inc. in 1998. Life Time Fitness is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
Joy Global, Inc. engages in the manufacture, servicing, and distribution of mining equipment for the extraction of coal, and other minerals and ores worldwide. It operates in two segments, Underground Mining Machinery and Surface Mining Equipment. The Underground Mining Machinery segment offers various products for the extraction of coal and other bedded materials, which include continuous miners, longwall shearers, roof supports, armored face conveyors, shuttle cars, flexible conveyor trains, continuous haulage systems, and roof bolters, as well as longwall mining systems comprising roof supports, an armored face conveyor, and a longwall shearer. This segment also maintains a network of service and replacement parts distribution centers to rebuild and service equipment, as well as to sell replacement parts in support of its installed base. The Surface Mining Equipment segment primarily offers electric mining shovels, rotary blasthole drills, and walking draglines for open-pit mining operations, as well as for use in mining copper, coal, iron ore, oil sands, silver, gold, diamonds, phosphate, and other minerals and ores. This segment also sells used electric mining shovels. The company was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
DST Systems, Inc. provides information processing, and computer software services and products in the United States. It operates through four segments: Financial Services, Output Solutions, Customer Management, and Investments and Other. Financial Services segment provides design, management, and transaction processing services for consumer equipment maintenance and debt protection programs. Its software systems include mutual fund shareowner and unit trust recordkeeping systems; a defined-contribution participant recordkeeping system; securities transfer systems; investment management systems; a workflow management and customer contact system; recordkeeping systems to support managed account' investment products; and recordkeeping systems to support consumer risk transfer programs. Output Solutions segment provides single source, integrated print, and electronic communications solutions. It also offers customized and personalized bill and statement processing services, electronic bill payment and presentment solutions, document automation, and computer output archival solutions. Customer Management segment provides customer management, billing, and marketing solutions to the video/broadband, direct broadcast satellite, wire-line and Internet protocol telephony, Internet, and utility markets. Investments and Other segment holds investments in equity securities, certain financial interests, and in its real estate subsidiaries and affiliates. The company offers its products and services to the financial services industry, including mutual funds, investment managers, and corporations; communications industry; video/broadband/satellite TV industry; and other service industries. It distributes services and products in North America, the United Kingdom, Canada, Europe, Australia, South Africa, and Asia-Pacific region. DST Systems is based in Kansas City, Missouri.
DYCOM INDUSTRIES INC (DY)
Dycom Industries, Inc. provides contracting services to telecommunications providers in the United States. Its contracting services include engineering, construction, installation, and maintenance services. The company's telecommunications infrastructure services include engineering, placement, and maintenance of aerial, underground, and buried fiber-optic, coaxial and copper cable systems owned by local and long distance communications carriers and cable television multiple system operators. The company also provides similar services related to the installation of integrated voice, data, and video local and wide area networks within buildings. In addition, the company offers underground locating services to various utilities, and other construction and maintenance services to electric utilities and others. Dycom Industries, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
CORINTHIAN COLLEGES INC (COCO)
Corinthian Colleges, Inc. operates as a post-secondary education company in the United States and Canada. As of June 30, 2005, the company operated 46 diploma-granting schools with curricula primarily in the healthcare, business, electronics, and information technology fields; operated 15 campuses, which offer diploma and degree programs in the fields of aircraft, automotive, diesel, marine and motorcycle technologies; information and electronic technologies; and, healthcare; operated 33 degree-granting colleges that offers curricula principally in healthcare, business, criminal justice, and information technology and electronics; operated 34 colleges, which offer diploma programs in allied health, business, and information technology. It also operated 14 corporate training centers that provide onsite, outsourcing, and e-learning services for the corporate market in the areas of skills development and management for business and technology professionals; operated FMU Online and Everest Online, as of the same date. Corinthian Colleges was founded in 1995 and is based in Santa Ana, California.
Olin Corporation produces copper alloys, ammunition, and chlorine and caustic soda in North America. It operates in three segments: Chlor Alkali Products (CAP), Metals, and Winchester. The CAP segment offers chlorine and caustic soda; sodium hydrosulfite for paper, textile, and clay bleaching; hydrochloric acid used in household cleaners, laundry bleaching, swimming pool sanitizers, semiconductors, water treatment, textiles, pulp and paper, and food processing; hydrogen acid used for steel, oil and gas, plastics, organic chemical synthesis, brine treatment, artificial sweeteners, pharmaceuticals, food processing, and ore and mineral processing; bleach products; and potassium hydroxide used in the manufacture of fertilizers, soaps, detergents, cleaners, battery, and in food processing chemicals and deicers. The Metals segment produces copper and copper alloy sheet and strip used in electronic connectors, lead frames, electrical components, coinage, and ammunition; copper alloy welded tubes used in utility condensers, industrial heat exchangers, refrigeration and air conditioning, and builders' hardware; rolled copper foil, copperbond foil, and stainless steel strip used in printed circuit boards, electrical and electronic products, and automotive components; fabricated parts used in builders' hardware, plumbing, automotive, and ammunition components; and stainless steel and aluminum strip. Winchester segment offers sporting ammunition used by hunters and recreational shooters and law enforcement agencies; canister powder; reloading components; small caliber military ammunition used in infantry and mounted weapons; industrial cartridges used in power and concrete industries; and powder-actuated tools used in construction industry. The company markets its products and services to the U.S. government and its prime contractors, as well as to wholesalers and other distributors. Olin Corp. was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Clayton, Missouri.
INVITROGEN CORPORATION (IVGN)
Invitrogen Corporation provides products and services that support academic and government research institutions, and pharmaceutical and biotech companies in the United States and Europe. It operates in two segments, BioDiscovery and BioProduction. BioDiscovery segment includes functional genomics, cell biology, and drug discovery product lines. This segment also comprises a range of enzymes, nucleic acids, and other biochemicals and reagents. The company also offers software through this segment that enables analysis and interpretation of genomic, proteomic, and other biomolecular data for application in pharmaceutical, therapeutic, and diagnostic development. BioProduction segment includes various cell culture products and biological testing services. Its products comprise sera, cell, and tissue culture media; reagents used in both life sciences research and in processes to grow cells in the laboratory and to produce pharmaceuticals; and other materials made through cultured cells. BioProduction's services include testing to ensure that biologics are free of disease-causing agents or do not cause adverse effects; characterization of products' chemical structures; development of formulations; and validation of purification processes under regulatory guidelines. It also manufactures biologics on behalf of clients both for use in clinical trials and for the worldwide commercial market. The company serves the life sciences research market; biotechnology, pharmaceutical, energy, agricultural, and chemical companies; and industries that apply genetic engineering to the commercial production. It supplies its products through its own sales force and agents or distributors. Invitrogen has collaboration with Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy to identify biological targets that are linked to the causes and symptoms of spinal muscular atrophy. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Carlsbad, California.
Rollins, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides pest and termite control services in North America. It offers protection services against termite damage, rodents, and insects to homes and businesses, including hotels, food service establishments, food manufacturers, retailers, and transportation companies. The company, formerly known as Rollins Broadcasting, Inc., was founded in 1947. Rollins is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
Gartner, Inc. provides research and analysis on information technology (IT), computer hardware, software, communications, and related technology industries. The company operates in three segments: Research, Consulting, and Events. The Research segment provides research content and advice for IT professionals, technology companies, and the investment community in the form of reports and briefings, as well as peer networking services and membership programs designed for chief information officers and other senior executives. The Consulting segment offers consulting, measurement engagements, and strategic advisory services, which provide assessments of cost, performance, efficiency, and quality focused on the IT industry. The Events segment provides various services, such as symposia, conferences, and exhibitions focused on specialized topics in the IT industry, which include outsourcing, mobile wireless, customer relationship management, and application integration and business intelligence. Gartner operates in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.
BECKMAN COULTER INC (BEC)
Beckman Coulter, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of instrument systems, chemistries, software, and supplies that simplify and automate laboratory processes. Its product lines include various blood tests routinely performed in hospital laboratories and systems for medical and pharmaceutical research. These products are used in various applications, from instruments used for medical research, clinical research, and drug discovery to diagnostic systems found in hospitals and physicians' offices to aid in patient care. The company operates in two segments, Clinical Diagnostics and Biomedical Research. Clinical Diagnostics segment encompasses the detection and monitoring of disease by means of laboratory evaluation and analysis of bodily fluids, cells, and other substances from patients. Biomedical Research segment includes life sciences and drug discovery applications in universities, medical schools, medical centers, reference laboratories, and pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Its product portfolio comprises centrifuges; robotic liquid handling systems; instruments for particle and cell analysis and characterization; capillary electrophoresis systems; DNA sequencers; genotyping systems; spectrophotometers; high pressure liquid chromatography systems; DNA and protein microarray systems; flow cytometers and cellular imaging systems; pH meters; and liquid scintillation counters. The company was incorporated in 1934. It was formerly known as Beckman Instruments, Inc. and changed its name to Beckman Coulter, Inc. in 1998. Beckman Coulter is headquartered in Fullerton, California.
SENSIENT TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (SXT)
Sensient Technologies Corporation engages in the manufacture and marketing of colors, flavors, and fragrances worldwide. It operates in Flavors and Fragrances, and Color segments. The Flavors and Fragrances segment develops, manufactures, and supplies flavor and fragrance products that impart a desired taste, texture, aroma, and other characteristics to food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, and household products. The Color segment provides natural and synthetic color systems for use in pharmaceuticals, foods, and beverages; colors and other ingredients for cosmetics and pharmaceuticals; and technical colors for industrial applications and digital imaging. The company's products include flavor enhancers and bionutrients; fragrances and aroma chemicals; dehydrated vegetables and other food ingredients; cosmetic and pharmaceutical additives; inkjet inks, technical colors, and specialty dyes and pigments; and chemicals for laser printing and flat screen displays. Sensient Technologies was founded in 1882. The company was formerly known as Meadow Springs Distillery, National Distilling Company, Red Star Compressed Yeast Company, and Universal Foods. Sensient Technologies is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS CORPORATION (ADS)
Alliance Data Systems Corporation and its subsidiaries provide transaction services, credit services, and marketing services in North America. The company facilitates and manages transactions between its clients and their customers through multiple distribution channels, including instore, catalog, and the Internet. Its transaction services include card processing, billing and payment processing, and customer care for specialty and petroleum retailers; customer information system hosting, customer care, and billing and payment processing for regulated and deregulated utilities; and point-of-sale services and merchant bankcard services. The company's credit services include provision of private label receivables financing, including underwriting and risk management, merchant processing, and receivables funding. Its marketing services include loyalty programs, such as the coalition loyalty, one-to-one loyalty, and database marketing services. The company serves specialty retailers, petroleum retailers, utilities, supermarkets, and financial services companies. Alliance Data Systems was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
PACKAGING CORPORATION OF AMERICA (PKG)
Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) engages in the manufacture and sale of containerboard and corrugated packaging products in North America. The company manufactures a range of linerboard and corrugating medium, as well as various corrugated packaging products, including conventional shipping containers used to protect and transport manufactured goods; multicolor boxes and displays used to merchandise products in retail locations; and special design/application boxes used in the food and agriculture industry. It also produces meat boxes and wax-coated boxes for the agricultural industry. PCA sells its corrugated products through a direct sales and marketing organization. In addition, the company leases the cutting rights to approximately 115,000 acres of timberland located near its Counce and Valdosta mills. Packaging Corporation was formed in 1999 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.
MINE SAFETY APPLIANCES COMPANY (MSA)
Mine Safety Appliances Company engages in the development, manufacture, and supply of equipment and systems for worker and plant protection in North America, Europe, and internationally. The company primarily operates in two divisions, Safety Products and Instruments. The Safety Products division offers personal protective products, such as filtering respirators, self-contained breathing apparatus, hard hats, clothing, hearing protectors, nonprescription protective eyewear and face shields, and fire and military helmets. The Instrument division offers hand-held and permanent instruments, including gas detection instruments, thermal imaging cameras, and flame detectors and open-path infrared gas detectors. It also offers fall protection equipment, such as confined space equipment, harnesses/fall arrest equipment, lanyards, and lifelines. The company's products are used in the fire service, homeland security, construction, and other industries, as well as by the military. Mine Safety Appliances Company was established in 1914 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
CommScope, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of cable and connectivity solutions for communications networks worldwide. The company provides structured cabling systems for business enterprise applications under the SYSTIMAX Solutions and Uniprise Solutions brand names. A structured cabling system consists of various components, including transmission media (cable), circuit administration hardware, connectors, jacks, plugs, adapters, transmission electronics, electrical protection devices, wireless access devices, and support hardware. It manufacture and markets broadband coaxial cables, and other electronic and fiber optic cable products for cable television, telephony, Internet access, wireless communications, and other broadband services. In addition, CommScope also manufacture other broadband coaxial cables, fiber optic cables, and twisted pair cables that are used for various wireless applications, including Third Generation Wireless, Personal Communications Systems, Global System for Mobile Communications, Universal Mobile Telecommunications Systems, Cellular, Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service, Local Multipoint Distribution System, land mobile radio, paging, automotive, and in-building wireless applications. The company distributes its products directly and through distributors to end users and original equipment manufacturers. CommScope was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Hickory, North Carolina.
Copart, Inc. provides salvage vehicle sale services in the United States. It offers vehicle suppliers, primarily insurance companies, with a range of services to process and sell salvage vehicles over the Internet through its virtual bidding Internet auction-style sales technology. The company's service offerings include online supplier access, salvage estimation services, virtual insured exchange, transportation services, vehicle inspection stations, on-demand reporting, DMV processing, vehicle processing programs, buyer network, sales process, and CoPartfinder. It sells principally to licensed vehicle dismantlers, rebuilders, repair licensees, used vehicle dealers, and exporters. The company also engages in public sales of used vehicles, where the vehicles are sold directly to the public and automobile dealers on behalf of banks, leasing or financing companies, automobile dealers, and repossession companies. Copart was founded by Willis J. Johnson in 1982 and is headquartered in Fairfield, California.
Tidewater, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides offshore supply vessels and marine support services to the global offshore energy industry. As of March 31, 2005, The company operated a fleet of approximately 560 offshore marine service vessels. It provides services supporting various phases of offshore exploration, development, and production, including towing of and anchor handling of mobile drilling rigs and equipment; and transporting supplies and personnel necessary to sustain drilling, workover, and production activities. Tidewater also assists in offshore construction activities and provides various specialized services, including pipe laying, cable laying, and 3-D seismic work. The principal areas of the company's operations include the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea, as well as offshore Australia, Brazil, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Trinidad, Venezuela, and west Africa. The company was incorporated in 1956 and is headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana.
NATIONAL FUEL GAS COMPANY (NFG)
National Fuel Gas Company, through its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified energy company. The company operates in five segments: Utility, Pipeline and Storage, Exploration and Production, Energy Marketing, and Timber. The Utility segment sells natural gas to approximately 731,000 customers in Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Jamestown in New York, and Erie and Sharon in Pennsylvania through a distribution system in western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania. The Pipeline and Storage segment provides interstate natural gas transportation and storage services for affiliated and nonaffiliated companies through an integrated gas pipeline system and 28 underground natural gas storage fields. This segment also transports natural gas for utilities, large industrial customers, and power producers in New York through a 157-mile pipeline that extends from the United States/Canadian border at the Niagara River near Buffalo to near Syracuse in New York. The Exploration and Production segment explores for, and develops and purchases natural gas and oil reserves in California, Appalachian region of the United States, Gulf Coast region of Texas, Louisiana, provinces of Alberta, and Saskatchewan and British Columbia in Canada. The Energy Marketing segment markets natural gas to industrial, commercial, public authority, and residential end-users in western and central New York, and northwestern Pennsylvania. The Timber segment markets timber, owns sawmills, and processes timber primarily of hardwoods. As of September 30, 2005, the company had U.S. and Canadian reserves of 60,257 Mbbl of oil and 238,140 MMcf of natural gas. As of the above date it owned and managed approximately 100,000 acres of timber property. National Fuel Gas was incorporated in 1902 and is based in Williamsville, New York.
HELMERICH & PAYNE INC (HP)
Helmerich & Payne, Inc. engages in the contract drilling of oil and gas wells for others in North and South America. The company provides drilling rigs, equipment, personnel, and camps on a contract basis to enable its customers to explore for and develop oil and gas from onshore areas, as well as from fixed platforms, tension-leg platforms, and spars in offshore areas. It also engages in the ownership, development, and operation of commercial real estate in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The company owns and leases a shopping center and multitenant warehouse space to third parties. Helmerich & Payne was founded in 1920 and is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
VCA Antech, Inc. engages in the provision of animal healthcare services, and operation of veterinary diagnostic laboratories and animal hospitals in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Laboratory, Animal Hospital, and Medical Technology. The Laboratory segment provides testing services for veterinarians both associated with the company and independent of the company. The Animal Hospitals segment offer medical and surgical services; and specialized treatments, including advanced diagnostic services, internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, and cardiology. The Medical Technology segment sells diagnostic ultrasound imaging and digital radiography imaging equipment for veterinarians, and provides consultative support in the diagnosing process, as well as mobile imaging services. The company also provides pharmaceutical products and various pet wellness programs, including routine health examinations, diagnostic testing, vaccinations, spaying, neutering, and dental care. In addition, it provides diagnostic testing for various clients, including standard animal hospitals, large animal practices, universities, and other government organizations. As of December 31, 2004, the company laboratory network consisted of 27 laboratories in 50 states and its animal hospital network consisted of 315 animal hospitals in 36 states. VCA Antech was formed in 1986 and is headquartered Los Angeles, California.
United Rentals, Inc. operates as an equipment rental company in North America. The company operates in two segments, General Rentals and Traffic Control. The General Rentals segment includes the rental of construction, aerial, industrial and homeowner equipment, and related services and activities. Its customers include construction and industrial companies, manufacturers, utilities, municipalities, and homeowners. The Traffic Control segment includes the rental of equipment for controlling traffic and related services and activities. Its customers include construction companies involved in infrastructure projects and municipalities. The company markets its products through direct sales force, national account program, and e-rental stores. As of September 12, 2005, it operated an integrated network of approximately 730 rental locations in 48 states, 10 Canadian provinces, and Mexico. United Rentals is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut.
CHARLES RIVER LABORATORIES INTERNATIONAL INC (CRL)
Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. provides research tools and integrated support services that enable the drug discovery and development process. It operates in three segments: Research Models and Services (RMS), Preclinical Services, and Clinical Services. RMS segment produces and sells research models, primarily genetically and virally defined purpose-bred rats and mice. It also provides various related services that are designed to assist its customers in screening drug candidates. In addition, RMS offers transgenic services, laboratory services, consulting and staffing services, vaccine support, and in vitro technology services. Preclinical Services segment offers services in the areas, such as general and specialty toxicology, pathology, interventional and surgical, biopharmaceutical, pharmacokinetic and metabolic analysis, and bioanalytical chemistry. Clinical Services segment conducts Phase I clinical trials; and provides Phase II-IV clinical trials management services, which include testing, medical data sciences services, and regulatory support. Charles River Laboratories sells its products and services primarily through its direct sales force supplemented by a network of international distributors in the United States, Europe, and Japan. The company's customer base includes pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and animal health and medical device companies, as well as various government agencies, hospitals, and academic institutions. It operates approximately 100 facilities in 20 countries worldwide. Charles River Laboratories was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts.
Perrigo Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of consumer healthcare products, generic prescription drugs, active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), and consumer products primarily in the United States, Israel, Europe, and Mexico. The company operates in three segments; Consumer Healthcare, Rx Pharmaceuticals, and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients. The Consumer Healthcare segment offers over-the-counter pharmaceutical and nutritional products in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Mexico. This segment offers analgesic, cough/cold/allergy/sinus, gastrointestinal, smoking cessation, first aid, vitamin, and nutritional supplement products. The Rx Pharmaceuticals segment engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of generic prescription drug products in the United States. This segment provides creams, ointments, lotions, gels, and solutions, as well as nasal sprays, foams, and transdermal devices. The Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients segment supports the development and manufacturing of API products in Israel and Germany, with sales to customers worldwide. The company also offers cosmetics, toiletries, detergents, manufactured and imported pharmaceutical products, and medical diagnostic products. The company's customers include national and regional retail drug, supermarket, wholesalers, and mass merchandise chains. Perrigo Company was founded in 1887 and is based in Allegan, Michigan.
Henry Schein, Inc. distributes healthcare products and services primarily to office-based healthcare practitioners in the North American and European markets. It operates in two segments, Healthcare Distribution and Technology. The Healthcare Distribution segment distributes products, including consumable products, small equipment, laboratory products, large dental equipment, branded and generic pharmaceuticals, vaccines, surgical products, diagnostic tests, infection control products, and vitamins. The Technology segment provides software, technology, and other value-added services to healthcare providers primarily in the United States and Canada. Its value-added practice solutions include practice management software systems for dental and medical practices and veterinary clinics. Further, this segment offers financial services and continuing education services for practitioners. The company sells its products and services to dental practices and laboratories, physician practices, and veterinary clinics, as well as to government and other institutions. Henry Schein is headquartered in Melville, New York.
SCIENTIFIC GAMES CORP (SGMS)
Scientific Games Corporation provides services, systems, and products to the instant ticket lottery industry and the pari-mutuel wagering industry, primarily in the United States and Europe. It also offers online lottery systems, instant tickets and related facilities management, or cooperative services to the lottery authorities. The company operates in four segments: Lottery, Pari-mutuel, Venue Management, and Telecommunications Products. Its Lottery segment primarily provides customized computer software, equipment, and data communication services to lottery authorities for online and instant ticket games. The Pari-mutuel segment provides systems and services to horse and greyhound racetracks, off-track betting (OTB) facilities, casinos, jai alai frontons, telephone and Internet account wagering operators, and other establishments. In addition, it also provides ancillary services to the industries, such as race simulcasting and telecommunications services, video gaming terminals, and telephone and Internet account wagering. Venue Management segment operates in perpetuity, substantially in all off-track pari-mutuel wagering in Connecticut. Its operations consist of 12 OTB facilities, including video simulcasting at two teletheaters. The Telecommunications Products segment manufactures prepaid phone cards, which entitle cellular phone users to a defined value of airtime worldwide. The company was incorporated in 1984 and is headquartered in New York City.
NEWFIELD EXPLORATION COMPANY (NFX)
Newfield Exploration Company engages in the exploration, development, and acquisition of crude oil and natural gas properties. Its areas of operation include the Gulf of Mexico, the United States onshore Gulf Coast, the Anadarko and Arkoma Basins of the Mid-Continent, and the Uinta Basin of the Rocky Mountains, as well as offshore Malaysia, offshore Brazil, China's Bohai Bay, and the North Sea. As of December 31, 2004, the company had proved oil and gas reserves of 1.8 trillion cubic feet equivalent, of which 70% were located onshore in the United States, 28% were located in the Gulf of Mexico, and 2% were located internationally. As of the above date, Newfield Exploration owned interests in approximately 300 leases on the Shelf and 80 leases in deepwater, and approximately 330 gross wells in the Gulf of Mexico; approximately 277,000 gross acres and approximately 495 gross wells the onshore Gulf Coast; approximately 514,000 gross lease acres, 22,000 gross mineral acres, and 2,420 gross wells in the Mid Continent; and 110,000 gross acres, 568 gross producing wells, and 293 water injection wells in the Rocky Mountains. The company was founded in 1988 by Joe B. Foster and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
INTERSIL CORPORATION (ISIL)
Intersil Corporation engages in the design and manufacture of analog integrated circuits. It offers a portfolio of application specific standard products and general purpose proprietary products for high-end consumer, industrial, communications, and computing markets. The company's high-end consumer products include optical storage, video display, and handheld products. These products are used in applications, such as DVD recorders for the home market, liquid crystal display televisions, smart phones, and digital still cameras. Its industrial products include operational amplifiers; bridge driver power management products; interface; and analog switches, multiplexers, and other standard analog products for medical imaging, energy management, and factory automation markets. The company's communication products include line drivers, broadband and hot plug power management products, and high-speed converters for applications in digital subscriber line, home gateway, space and VOIP markets. Its computing products include desktop, server, and notebook power management, including core power devices and power management applications for peripheral devices. The company sells its products primarily to original equipment manufacturer customers, original design manufacturer customers, and contract manufacturers in the United States, China, Taiwan, and Japan, Germany, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom, Philippines, France, and Italy. Intersil was formed in 1999 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.
DOLLAR TREE STORES INC (DLTR)
Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of discount variety stores in the United States. The company offers merchandise, which includes candy, food, houseware, health and beauty care, seasonal goods, party goods, toys, stationery, gifts, and other consumer items. As of July 30, 2005, it operated 2,856 single-price point stores under the names of Dollar Tree, Dollar Bills, Dollar Express, Only One Dollar, and Only $One. Dollar Tree was co-founded by Doug Perry, Macon Brock, and Ray Compton in 1986. The company is headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia.
PRIDE INTERNATIONAL INC (PDE)
Pride International, Inc. provides onshore and offshore contract drilling and related services to oil and gas companies, as well as to independent oil and gas producers. It provides rigs and drilling crews, as well as cementing, stimulation, carbon dioxide, coiled tubing, and production services. The company also manages integrated services projects in Argentina and other South American countries. Further, Pride International offers various rig management services comprising technical drilling assistance, personnel, repair and maintenance services, and drilling operation management services. As of March 1, 2005, the company operated a fleet of 290 rigs that comprised 2 ultra-deepwater drillships; 12 semisubmersible rigs; 29 jackup rigs; 20 tender-assisted, barge, and platform rigs; and 227 land-based drilling and workover rigs. Its operations are conducted in the oil and gas basins worldwide, including South America, the Gulf of Mexico, the Mediterranean, West Africa, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Russia, and Kazakhstan. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION (NATI)
National Instruments Corporation (NIC) engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of measurement and automation products. The company offers instrumentation software and computer plug-in cards, and accessories that users combine with computers, networks and the Internet to create measurement and automation systems. Its application software products are integrated with hardware/driver software products. The company's hardware and related driver software products include data acquisition, peripheral component interconnect extensions for instrumentation, image acquisition, motion control, distributed input / output and embedded control hardware/software, industrial communications interfaces, general purpose interface bus interfaces, and VXI controllers. Its products are used by engineers and scientists in various industries, including advanced research, automotive, commercial aerospace, computers and electronics, continuous process manufacturing, education, government/defense, medical research/pharmaceutical, power/energy, semiconductors, automated test equipment, and telecommunications. NIC distributes its products primarily through direct sales organization, distributors, original equipment manufacturers, value added resellers, system integrators, and consultants in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. The company was co-founded by James Truchard in 1976. National Instruments Corporation is headquartered in Austin, Texas.
Covance, Inc. operates as a drug development services company. It offers a range of early stage and late stage product development services primarily to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries worldwide. The company also offers laboratory testing services to the chemical, agrochemical, and food industries. Covance offers a range of early development services, including preclinical and Phase I clinical service offerings that involve toxicology services, pharmaceutical chemistry, and bioanalytical and related services. Its late-stage development services include central laboratory services, clinical development services, periapproval services, central electrocardiogram diagnostic services, and healthcare economic and reimbursement services. Covance was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey.
SILICON LABORATORIES INC (SLAB)
Silicon Laboratories, Inc. engages in the design and development of analog-intensive mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) for a range of applications worldwide. The company offers ICs that can be incorporated into communications devices, such as wireless phones and modems, as well as cable and satellite set-top boxes, residential communication gateways for cable or digital subscriber line (DSL), satellite radios, and networking equipment. It also offers a family of 8-bit microcontrollers for use in an array of applications, such as industrial automation and control, automotive sensors and controls, medical instrumentation, and electronic test and measurement equipment. The company's product portfolio includes mixed-signal microcontrollers, Aero GSM/GPRS/EDGE transceivers, GSM/GPRS power amplifiers, satellite radio tuners, radio frequency synthesizers, silicon direct access arrangements, ISOmodem embedded modems, ProSLIC subscriber line interface circuits, DSL analog front-end ICs, voice codecs, SiPHY optical networking transceivers, clock and data recovery ICs, and precision clock ICs. It markets its products to original equipment manufacturers and other providers of applications in various markets through its direct sales staff, as well as through a network of independent sales representatives and electronics distributors. The company has design, engineering, marketing, sales, and applications offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Silicon Laboratories was founded by Nav Sooch, Dave Welland, and Jeff Scottin in 1996. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas.
The Timken Company manufactures engineered bearings, alloy and specialty steel, and related components. Its product lines include anti-friction bearings and steel products. The company offers tapered roller bearings, precision cylindrical and ball bearings, spherical and cylindrical bearings, needle bearings. Its bearings are used in horse-drawn wagons, passenger cars, light and heavy trucks, trains, very small gear drives, wind energy machines, large gear drives, rolling mills, and other process industry and infrastructure development applications. The company also provides bearing reconditioning services for industrial and railroad customers. Its steel products include steels of low and intermediate alloy, vacuum-processed alloys, tool steel, and some carbon grades, which are available in various solid and tubular sections. Its steel products are used in various applications, including bearings, automotive transmissions, engine crankshafts, oil drilling, aerospace, and other similarly demanding applications. Timken also produces custom-made steel products. The company sells its products to anti-friction bearing companies, original equipment manufacturers, and industrial distributors, as well as serves the aircraft, automotive and truck, construction, forging, oil and gas drilling, and tooling industries worldwide. The Timken was founded in 1897 and is headquartered in Canton, Ohio.
AMPHENOL CORPORATION (APH)
Amphenol Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of interconnect products and systems, and cable products worldwide. It offers various interconnect products, including engineered cable assemblies, fiber-optic couplers and connectors, input/output connectors, sculptured flexible circuits, smart card acceptor devices, and radio-frequency connector products. In addition, the company provides cable products that comprise coaxial and flat-ribbon cable and related products, primarily for communications markets, including cable television. Amphenol offers its products primarily for voice, video, and data communication systems; commercial and military aerospace systems; automotive and mass transportation applications; natural resource exploration and automotive applications; and missile systems, and industrial and factory automation equipment markets. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers, cable system operators, and telecommunication companies through direct sales force, manufacturers' representatives, and distributors in the United States, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia. Amphenol was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Wallingford, Connecticut.
DUN & BRADSTREET CORPORATION (DNB)
The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (D&B) provides business information and tools in North America and internationally. The company offers various solutions, including Risk Management Solutions, Sales and Marketing Solutions, Supply Management Solutions, and E-Business Solutions. D&B's Risk Management products include business information reports; decisioning scores; RAM and eRAM, which enables its customers manage their credit portfolios; self awareness solutions, which enable its small business customers to establish and protect their own credit; and e-Portfolio, a Web-enabled decisioning solution that enables customers minimize risk and maximize opportunity by automating their global risk policy. Its Sales and Marketing products comprise directories, list and label services, and other marketing solutions; Market Spectrum Web, which enables end-users access through the Web; and direct marketing lists. D&B's Supply Management products include supply data services, which provide data content and professional services to remove duplicate records and file fragmentation; Supplier Qualifier Report, which enables its customers to understand risk in their supply base by providing business profile on an individual supplier; Supply On-Ramp, which is a Web-based solution that enables customers to standardize their supplier registration and evaluation process; and Supply Optimizer, which is an analytical software tool that provides customers with a view of their supplier relationships. Its E-Business products consist of subscription products, advertising and e-marketing products, and handbook series. D&B's customers include manufacturers and wholesalers, insurance companies, telecommunication companies, banks, and credit and financial institutions. It delivers its solutions through the Web, and desktop and enterprise application software, as well as through third-party resellers and enterprise software vendors. Dun & Bradstreet is headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey.
JACK HENRY & ASSOCIATES INC (JKHY)
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. offers integrated computer systems that provide data processing and management information to banks, credit unions, and financial and nonfinancial institutions in the United States. It offers data processing system solutions used by customers for the management of their back-office and customer/member interaction processes. The company develops software applications designed primarily for use on hardware supporting IBM and UNIX/NT operating systems. Its bank systems and services include Silverlake System, CIF 20/20, and Core Director. The company's credit union systems and services include Episys and Cruise. It also offers the IBM eServer systems; IBM workstations; Dell servers and workstations; NCR, BancTec, and Unisys check transports; and various other devices that complement its software solutions. In addition, the company offers complementary products and services, such as business intelligence, retail delivery, business banking, Internet banking, electronic funds transfer, asset management and protection, item and document imaging, and professional services and education. Further, the company performs data conversion and hardware and software installation for the implementation of systems and integrated applications. As of June 30, 2005, the company provided outsourcing services through a network of 6 data centers and 22 item-processing centers in the United States. The company has strategic relationship with IBM. Jack Henry & Associates was founded in 1969 and is based in Monett, Missouri.
RUDDICK CORPORATION (RDK)
Ruddick Corporation, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, operates a chain of supermarkets in the United States. Its supermarkets offer groceries, produce, meat and seafood, delicatessen items, bakery items, and wines, as well as nonfood items, such as health and beauty care, floral, and pharmacies. As of October 2, 2005, the company operated 145 supermarkets located in North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida. It also manufactures and distributes industrial sewing thread, embroidery thread, and specialty engineered yarn to manufacturers of apparel, automotive materials, home furnishings, medical supplies, and footwear primarily in the United States, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, England, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Italy, Mexico, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, and Turkey. Ruddick sells its industrial sewing thread products through its sales representatives, commissioned agents, and distributors. It also distributes sewing supplies and yarn manufactured by other companies. In addition, the company manages venture capital holdings in various entities and holds investments in independently managed venture capital investment funds. Ruddick was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
TECHNE CORPORATION (TECH)
TECHNE Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the development and manufacture of biotechnology products and hematology calibrators and controls. The company operates in two divisions, Biotechnology and Hematology. The Biotechnology division engages in the development and manufacture of cytokines and enzymes, antibodies, assay kits, clinical diagnostic kits, flow cytometry products, and intracellular cell signaling products. These products are sold to biomedical researchers and clinical research laboratories. The Hematology division develops and manufactures whole blood hematology controls and calibrators, linearity and reportable range controls, whole blood reticulocyte controls, whole blood flow cytometry controls, whole blood glucose/hemoglobin control, erythrocyte sedimentation rate control, and multipurpose platelet reference controls. These products are sold to hospitals and clinical laboratories to check the performance of hematology instruments. In addition, the company distributes biotechnology products in Europe. The company was founded in 1976 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
NeuStar, Inc. provides clearinghouse services to the North American communications industry and Internet service providers worldwide. The company operates the authoritative directories that manage various telephone area codes and numbers, and enables the dynamic routing of calls among communications service providers (CSPs) in the United States and Canada. NeuStar also provides clearinghouse services to CSPs, including Internet service providers, cable television operators, and voice over internet protocol service providers. In addition, the company manages the authoritative directories for the .us and .biz Internet domains, as well as for common short codes, part of the short messaging service. NeuStar was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Sterling, Virginia.
CARPENTER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (CRS)
Carpenter Technology Corporation engages in the manufacture, fabrication, and distribution of specialty metals and engineered products. Its Specialty Metals segment offers stainless steels; titanium; high temperature alloys; electronic alloys; tool steels; and other alloys in billet, bar, wire, rod, strip, and powder forms. The Engineered Products segment engages in the manufacture and sale of structural ceramic products and ceramic cores for the investment casting industry and custom shaped bar. The company also produces metal powders and fabricated metal products. Its products are used in aircraft, medical devices, sporting equipment, and chemical and petroleum processing. Carpenter Technology distributes its products through its service centers and distribution centers located worldwide. The company was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania.
BLACK HILLS CORPORATION (BKH)
Black Hills Corporation operates as an energy company. The company operates through two groups, Whole Sale Energy and Retail Services. The Whole Sale Energy group's activities include production and sale of electric capacity and energy in the Rocky Mountain and western regions of the United States; production of natural gas and crude oil in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States; mining and production of coal; and marketing and transportion of fuel products in the western and mid-continent regions of the United States, and in western Canada. The Retail Services group consists of electric, communications, and combination electric and gas utilities. Its electric utility generates, transmits, and distributes electricity to approximately 62,000 customers in South Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana; and the sells electric energy and capacity on a wholesale or off-system basis. The group's communications utility provides broadband telecommunications services, including local and long distance telephone service, expanded cable television service, cable modem Internet access, and high speed data and video services to residential and business customers in South Dakota. Its combination electric and gas utility provides electricity to approximately 38,000 customers; and natural gas to 31,000 customers in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and vicinity. As of December 31, 2004, the company had 173,417 million cubic feet of total proved oil and natural gas reserves; and 294 millions of tons of coal reserves. It also operated approximately 516 oil and gas wells. Black Hills was incorporated in 1941 and is based in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Synopsys, Inc. provides electronic design automation (EDA) software for semiconductor design in the United States and internationally. It offers semiconductor design and verification software platforms and integrated circuit (IC) manufacturing software products to electronics markets. The company's IC design solutions primarily include IC Compiler, Design Compiler, Physical Compiler, PrimeTime, and Star-RCXT. It also offers discovery verification platform products and solutions, which primarily include VCS, Vera, NanoSim, and Verification IP. In addition, the company develops and markets design for manufacturing, and analog and mixed-signal IC design and verification products and initiatives, which primarily include Technology-CAD products, Proteus OPC/InPhase optical proximity correction products, SiVL, and Virtual Stepper. Further, it offers a portfolio of IP products and components that primarily include DesignWare Foundation Library and DesignWare Verification Library. Additionally, the company provides consulting services. Synopsys was co-founded by Aart J. de Geus in 1986. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, California.
CAREER EDUCATION CORPORATION (CECO)
Career Education Corporation (CEC) provides postsecondary education primarily in the United States. It operates through two segments: Colleges, Schools, and Universities (CSU); and Online Education Group (OEG). The CSU segment provides educational services primarily in classrooms or laboratory setting. The OEG segment operates two online educational platforms, including American InterContinental University Online and Colorado Technical University Online, which offers educational services through Internet-based courses. CEC offers various doctoral degree, master's degree, bachelor's degree, associate degree, and diploma programs, such as business studies, culinary arts, health education, information technology, and visual communication and design technologies. The company's business studies program include business administration, business operations, e-commerce, merchandising management, criminal justice, paralegal studies, education, and hospitality management degrees. Its culinary arts programs comprise culinary arts, hotel and restaurant management, and pastry arts. CEC health education programs consists of healthcare management, dental office administration, medical massage science, medical office administration, medical assisting, dental assisting, medical administrative assisting, and massage therapy. The company's information technology programs include PC/LAN, PC/Net, computer technical support, computer network operation, computer information management, and computer programming. CEC visual communication and design technologies programs comprise desktop publishing, graphic design, fashion design, interior design, graphic imaging, Web page design, animation, photography, and visual journalism. As of January 31, 2005, it served approximately 101,500 students throughout 82 campuses located throughout the United States, France, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates. CEC was founded in 1994 and is headquartered Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
MATTHEWS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (MATW)
Matthews International Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of memorialization products and brand solutions for the cemetery and funeral home industries. The company operates in six segments: Bronze, Casket, Cremation, Graphics Imaging, Marking Products, and Merchandising Solutions. The Bronze segment manufactures cast bronze memorials and other memorialization products, and cast and etched architectural products in the United States, Italy, Canada, and Australia. It also builds mausoleums. The Casket segment manufactures wood and metal caskets in the United States and Canada. The Cremation segment offers cremation equipment, cremation caskets, equipment service and repair, and supplies and urns in North America, Asia, Australia, and Europe. The Graphics Imaging segment provides printing plates, prepress services, and imaging services for the corrugated and primary packaging industries in the United States and Europe. The Marking Products segment offers marking and coding equipment and consumables, and industrial automation products for identifying, tracking, and conveying various consumer and industrial products, components, and packaging containers to industrial consumers and distributors internationally. The Merchandising Solutions segment provides merchandising displays and systems in the United States. It also provides merchandising and printing solutions for manufacturers and retailers, as well as marketing and merchandising consulting services. Matthews International was founded in 1850 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
UNIVERSAL CORPORATION (UVV)
Universal Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages primarily in selecting, buying, shipping, processing, packing, storing, and financing of leaf tobacco in tobacco growing countries for sale to, or for the account of, manufacturers of tobacco products worldwide. It primarily sells flue-cured and burley tobaccos, as well as dark tobaccos used in the manufacture of cigars, pipe tobacco, smokeless tobacco products, and components of certain roll-your-own products. The company also engages in the agri- product business, which involves selecting, buying, processing, storing, shipping, financing, and distributing, as well as importing and exporting various products, including tea, rubber, sunflower seeds, nuts, dried fruit, and canned and frozen foods. It primarily sources its products from Argentina, China, Egypt, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. The company provides its products to various customers in the retail food and food packaging industry, and in the rubber and tire manufacturing industry. It also engages in the lumber and building products distribution and processing business in the Netherlands and other countries in Europe. This business operates in construction supplies and retail supplies units. The construction supplies unit sells various lumber and related building products through a network of regional outlets, as well as manufactures window frames, prefabricated elements, and doors. The retail supplies unit offers various lumber and related products, including softwood, moldings, panel products, doors, decorative materials, floors, and garden furniture, as well as garden timbers and garden houses to the do-it-yourself retailers, home improvement stores, and garden center outlets. Universal Corporation was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.
REPUBLIC SERVICES INC (RSG)
Republic Services, Inc. operates in the domestic nonhazardous solid waste industry in the United States. It provides environmental services, including solid waste collection, transfer, disposal, and recycling services. The company provides its services to commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential customers through 140 collection companies in 22 states. As of December 31, 2004, it owned or operated 96 transfer stations, 58 solid waste landfills, and 35 recycling facilities. The company was incorporated in 1996 and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Fastenal Company engages in the wholesale and retail distribution of industrial and construction supplies. Its product offerings include fasteners, and other industrial and construction supplies. The fastener product line includes approximately 251,000 stock items. It consists of two categories: threaded fasteners, such as bolts, nuts, screws, studs, and related washers; and other supplies, such as paints, various pins and machinery keys, concrete anchors, batteries, sealants, metal framing systems, wire rope, strut, private-label stud anchors, rivets, and related accessories. Threaded fasteners are used in manufactured products and building projects, and in the maintenance and repair of machines and structures. The company's additional product lines include tools, cutting tools, hydraulics and pneumatics, material handling, janitorial supplies, electrical supplies, welding supplies, safety supplies, and raw materials. Its customer base consists of construction market customers, including general, electrical, plumbing, sheet metal, and road contractors, as well as the manufacturing customers comprising both original equipment manufacturers, and maintenance and repair entities. The company's other customers include farmers, truckers, railroads, mining companies, schools, and retail trades, as well as federal, state, and local government entities. It operated approximately 1,700 store sites in 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Singapore, and the Netherlands, as of September 30, 2005. Fastenal Company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Winona, Minnesota.
Lear Corporation engages in the design and manufacture of interior systems and components for automobiles and light trucks worldwide. It operates in three segments: Seating, Interior, and Electronic and Electrical. The Seating segment manufactures, assembles, and supplies vehicle seating requirements, including seat systems and components. The Interior segment produces and supplies interior systems and components comprising instrument panels and cockpit systems, overhead systems, door panels, flooring and acoustic systems, and other interior products. The Electronic and Electrical segment provides electronic products and electrical distribution systems, primarily wire harnesses and junction boxes; interior control and entertainment systems; and wireless systems. The company sells its products principally to automotive original equipment manufacturers. Lear Corporation was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan.
Affymetrix, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, sale, and service of systems for genetic analysis for use in the life sciences and in clinical diagnostics. The company's GeneChip system consists of components, including disposable probe arrays containing genetic information on a chip, reagents for extracting, amplifying, and labeling target nucleic acids, a fluidics station for introducing the test sample to the probe arrays, a hybridization oven for optimizing the binding of samples to the probe arrays, a scanner to read the fluorescent image from the probe arrays, and software to analyze and manage the resulting genetic information. The company also offers related microarray technology, which includes instrumentation, software, and licenses for fabricating, scanning, collecting, and analyzing results from low density microarrays. It sells its products to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agrichemical, diagnostics, and consumer products companies, as well as academic research centers, government research laboratories, private foundation laboratories, and clinical reference laboratories in North America and Europe. Affymetrix has an agreement with The Jeffrey Modell Foundation and National Human Genome Research Institute to develop two molecular DNA tests that could help save the lives of children born with severe combined immunodeficiency and other primary immunodeficiency disorders; a collaboration with CureSearch Children's Oncology Group to discover and validate gene expression signatures, or genetic fingerprints, for various common childhood cancers, including leukemia and sarcoma, a common solid tumor; and a collaboration with Imperial College London and the Medical Research Council to discover the genetic variations associated with cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS INC (ADCT)
ADC Telecommunications, Inc. provides communications network infrastructure solutions and services in the United States. Its products and services provide connections for communications networks over copper, fiber, coaxial, and wireless media and enable the use of Internet, data, video, and voice services by residences, businesses, and mobile communications subscribers. The company's products include fiber optic, copper and coaxial -based frames, cabinets, cables, connectors, cards, and other physical components that enable the delivery of communications for wireline, wireless, cable, and broadcast networks by service providers and enterprises. ADC Telecommunications' products also include network access devices, such as high-bit-rate digital subscriber line and wireless coverage solutions. The company also provides professional services relating to the design, equipping, and building of networks. It sells its products primarily through indirect sales channels, including system integrators and value added resellers. The company's customers include local and long-distance telephone companies, private enterprises that operate their own networks, cable television operators, wireless service providers, new competitive service providers, broadcasters, governments, system integrators, and communications equipment manufacturers and distributors. ADC Telecommunications was founded in 1935. It was formerly known as Magnetic Controls Company and changed its name to ADC Telecommunications, Inc. in 1985. ADC Telecommunications is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
DRS TECHNOLOGIES INC (DRS)
DRS Technologies, Inc. supplies defense electronic products and systems. The company operates in two segments, the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I); and the Surveillance and Reconnaissance (SR). The C4I segment offers various product categories, including command, control, and communications, which include naval display systems, ship communications systems, radar systems, technical support, electronic manufacturing and system integration services, secure voice and data communications; power systems, which include naval and industrial power generation, conversion, propulsion, and distribution and control systems lines; intelligence technologies, which include signals intelligence, data collection, processing, and dissemination equipment; and the tactical systems, which include battle management tactical computer systems and peripherals. The SR segment provides reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition products, which develop and produce electro-optical sighting, targeting and weapon sensor systems, digital data and imaging systems, aircraft weapons alignment systems, mission and flight recorders and image intensification night vision, combat identification, and laser aimers/illuminator products. This segment also provides electronic manufacturing services, training and control systems, and test and energy management services. It offers its products to U.S. military, aerospace and defense prime contractors, government intelligence agencies, international military forces, and industrial markets. The company markets its products primarily in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Israel, Spain, Australia, and other countries in Europe. It was co-founded by David E. Gross and Leonard Newman. DRS Technologies was incorporated in 1968 and is based in Parsippany, New Jersey.
NORDSON CORPORATION (NDSN)
Nordson Corporation produces precision dispensing equipment that applies adhesives, sealants, and coatings to various consumer and industrial products during manufacturing operations. The company's Adhesive Dispensing and Nonwoven Fiber Systems segment manufactures adhesive and sealant dispensing systems used in the automotive, heavy truck, and recreational vehicle manufacturing, as well as for bonding or sealing plastic, metal, and wood products; automated adhesive dispensing systems for use in the food and beverage, and packaged goods industries; systems to produce nonwoven fiber fabrics and equipment for applying adhesives, lotions, liquids, and fibers to disposable products; and laminating and coating systems used to manufacture continuous-roll goods in the nonwovens, textile, paper, and flexible-packaging industries. Its Advanced Technology Systems segment provides automated dispensing systems for various attachment, protection, and coating fluids; precision manual and automated dispensers to apply adhesives, sealants, lubricants, and other assembly fluids; automated gas plasma treatment systems used to clean and condition surfaces for the semiconductor, medical, and printed circuit board industries; ultraviolet (UV) equipment used in the curing and drying of inks, coatings, adhesives, and paints. Nordson's Finishing and Coating Systems segment offers automated and manual dispensing and UV curing systems to treat and cure food and beverage containers; and automated and manual dispensing systems to apply liquid paints and coatings to consumer and industrial products, as well as to apply powder paints and coatings to various metal, plastic, and wood products. It also manufactures technology-based systems for curing and surface treatment processes; and for life sciences applications. The company markets its products worldwide through direct sales force, distributors, and sales representatives. Nordson was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Westlake, Ohio.
Crane Co. manufactures engineered industrial products worldwide. It operates in five segments: Aerospace and Electronics, Engineered Materials, Merchandising Systems, Fluid Handling, and Controls. The Aerospace and Electronics segment offers landing systems solutions, sensing and controls solutions, fluid management solutions, aircraft electrical power solutions, and cabin solutions. It also provides power solutions, microwave systems solutions, electronic manufacturing solutions, and microelectronics solutions. The Engineered Materials segment manufactures fiberglass reinforced plastic panels for the transportation industry and industrial markets, as well as for the commercial construction industry for food processing, fast-food restaurants, and supermarket applications, and for institutional and residential construction. It also offers specialty components, primarily substitute materials for antennas. The Merchandising Systems segment provides electronic vending merchandisers for refrigerated and frozen foods, hot and cold beverages, snack foods, and single cup individually brewed hot drinks; and combination merchandisers designed to vend both snack foods and hot/cold drinks or snacks, and refrigerated/frozen foods in one machine. This segment also manufactures electronic coin validators for the automated merchandising and gambling/amusement markets. The Fluid Handling segment sells commodity and special purpose valves, and fluid control products for the chemical and hydrocarbon processing, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, power generation, marine, general industrial, and commercial construction industries. The Controls segment offers industrial and commercial products that control flows and processes in various industries, including transportation, petroleum, chemical, construction, food and beverage, and power generation. The company, formerly known as the R.T. Crane Brass & Bell Foundry, was founded in 1855. Crane Co. is based in Stamford, Connecticut.
MSC INDUSTRIAL DIRECT COMPANY INC (MSM)
MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. engages in the direct marketing of various industrial products in the United States. The company distributes various industrial products for its customers' maintenance, repair, and operations, as well as for supplies requirements. It provides approximately 500,000 stock-keeping units that include cutting tools, measuring instruments, tooling components, fasteners, flat stock, raw materials, abrasives, and machinery hand and power tools; and janitorial, plumbing, material handling, power transmission, and electrical supplies; and other products. MSC Industrial Direct markets its products to small, medium, and large companies in durable and nondurable goods manufacturing, education, government, and health care sectors. The company was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Melville, New York.
SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES INC (SPN)
Superior Energy Services, Inc. provides oilfield services and equipment focusing on serving the production-related needs of oil and gas companies in the Gulf of Mexico and the drilling-related needs of oil and gas companies worldwide. The company operates through five segments: Well Intervention, Rental Tools, Marine, Other Oilfield Services, and Oil and Gas. The Well Intervention segment provides plug and abandonment services, coiled tubing services, well pumping and stimulation services, data acquisition services, gas lift services, electric wireline services, hydraulic drilling and workover services, well control services, engineering support, technical analysis, and mechanical wireline services that perform various maintenance and repairs to producing wells, as well as modifications to wells. The Rental Tools segment rents and sells equipment for use with onshore and offshore oil and gas well drilling, completion, production, and workover activities. The Marine segment operates liftboats for production service activities, as well as oil and gas production facility maintenance, construction operations, and platform removals. It operated a fleet of 50 liftboats, as of December 31, 2004. The Other Oilfield Services segment provides contract operations and maintenance services; transportation and logistics services; offshore oil and gas cleaning services; oilfield waste treatment services; dockside cleaning of items, including supply boats, cutting boxes, and process equipment; and manufactures and sells drilling instrumentation and oil spill containment equipment. The Oil and Gas segment acquires mature oil and gas properties and produces and sells remaining economic oil and gas reserves prior to decommissioning. Superior Energy Services is headquartered in Harvey, Louisiana.
FLORIDA ROCK INDUSTRIES INC (FRK)
Florida Rock Industries, Inc., a construction materials company, together with its subsidiaries, produces construction aggregates, ready mixed concrete, and concrete block. It operates in three segments: Construction Aggregates, Concrete Products, and Cement and Calcium Products. The Construction Aggregates segment engages in mining, processing, distribution and sale of sand, gravel and crushed stone. The Concrete Products segment engages in the production and sale of ready mix concrete, concrete block, and prestressed and precast concrete, as well as other building materials. The Cement and Calcium Products segment offers portland and masonry cement; calcium products to the animal feed industries; and imports cement and slag. Florida Rock has operations in Florida, Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, Washington D.C., Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, and Delaware. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.
STERIS Corporation engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of infection prevention, contamination control, microbial reduction, and surgical and critical care support products and services for healthcare, scientific, research, industrial, and government customers worldwide. It operates through three segments: Healthcare, Life Sciences, and STERIS Isomedix Services. The Healthcare segment offers capital equipment, including general and specialty surgical tables, surgical and examination lights, equipment management systems, operating room storage cabinets, warming cabinets, scrub sinks, and other products and accessories; technologies for sterilizing medical devices and instruments; automated washer/disinfector systems; infection prevention consumables and supplies; and skin care and hand hygiene solutions for use in surgical environments, critical care environments, emergency departments, gastrointestinal environments, sterile processing environments, and in infection control processes. The Life Sciences segment provides capital equipment and accessories, washers, sterilizers, infection prevention consumables and supplies, and skin care and hand hygiene solutions for pharmaceutical and research, defense and aerospace, and industrial decontamination markets. The Isomedix Services segment offers contract sterilization, microbial reduction, and materials modification services to companies that supply products to the healthcare, industrial, and consumer product industries. The company sells products through its sales force and distributors. STERIS Corporation was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Mentor, Ohio.
WASHINGTON FEDERAL INC (WFSL)
Washington Federal, Inc. operates as the holding company for Washington Federal Savings (bank), which provides commercial banking services in Washington. The bank accepts demand deposits, savings accounts, and money market accounts; and certificates of deposit. It also offers single family residential loans, construction loans, land loans, and multi family loans. In addition, the bank provides real estate investment and insurance brokerage activities. It invests in U.S. government and agency securities, securities of state and political subdivisions, and agency mortgage-backed securities. As of September 30, 2005, the bank had 122 offices located in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and Texas. The company was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
THOMAS & BETTS CORPORATION (TNB)
Thomas & Betts Corporation (TBC) engages in the design and manufacture of electrical connectors and components used in industrial, commercial, communications, and utility markets worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Electrical; Steel Structures; and Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC). The Electrical segment offers connectors, components, and other products for electrical, utility, and communications applications. Its products include fittings and accessories for electrical raceways; fastening products, such as plastic and metallic ties for bundling wire, and flexible tubing; connectors, such as compression and mechanical connectors for high-current power and grounding applications; indoor and outdoor switch and outlet boxes, covers, and accessories; and floor boxes. This segment also offers metal framing used as structural support for conduits, cable tray, and electrical enclosures; emergency and hazardous lighting; safety switches; underground connectors and switchgear; CATV drop hardware; radio frequency connectors; aerial, pole, pedestal, and buried splice enclosures; encapsulation and sheath repair systems; and other products, including insulation products, wire markers, and application tooling products. The Steel Structures segment provides engineered tubular steel transmission and distribution poles, and lattice steel transmission towers for North American power and telecommunications companies. The HVAC segment offers heating and ventilation products for commercial and industrial buildings. Its products include gas, oil, and electric unit heaters; gas-fired duct furnaces; indirect and direct gas-fired make-up air heaters; infrared heaters; and evaporative cooling and heat recovery products. The company sells its products directly, as well as through distributors, mass merchandisers, catalog merchandisers, and home improvement centers. TBC was established in 1898 and is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.
NEW YORK COMMUNITY BANCORP INC (NYB)
New York Community Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for New York Community Bank, which provides multifamily mortgage loans and thrift depository services in the New York metropolitan region. It offers checking and savings products; an array of third-party investment products, including life insurance, annuities, and mutual funds. The bank also provides a portfolio of commercial real estate loans that are primarily secured by mixed-use office buildings and shopping centers, as well as originates loans for the construction and development of one-to-four family homes and residential subdivisions, multifamily buildings, and commercial properties. In addition, the bank primarily consists of commercial lines of credit, home equity loans, and secured and unsecured personal loans. Further, the bank offers various deposit accounts, including NOW and money market accounts, and noninterest-bearing demand deposit accounts. As of June 23, 2005, the bank operated 141 banking offices, in New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, and New Jersey. The company was established in 1859 and is based in Westbury, New York.
BJS WHOLESALE CLUB INC (BJ)
BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. operates warehouse clubs in the eastern United States. As of November 3, 2005, the company operated 161 warehouse clubs, 86 of which operate gasoline stations, and 2 ProFoods Restaurant Supply clubs. Its food products include frozen foods, fresh meat and dairy products, beverages, dry grocery items, fresh produce and flowers, canned goods, and household paper products; general merchandise comprise consumer electronics, prerecorded media, small appliances, tires, jewelry, health and beauty aids, household needs, computer software, books, greeting cards, apparel, toys, and seasonal items. The company also offers specialty services, including full-service optical stores; food courts; communications centers for Internet access, cellular phones and wireless needs; on-site photo service; BJ's Vacations; a selection of garden sheds; patios and sunrooms; a propane tank filling service; and muffler and brake services. It operates in New York, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, New Hampshire, Ohio, Rhode Island, Maine, Delaware, and South Carolina. BJ's Wholesale Club is based in Natick, Massachusetts.
TELEFLEX INCORPORATED (TFX)
Teleflex Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and distribution of specialty-engineered products in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Commercial, Medical, and Aerospace. The Commercial segment offers driver control, motion control, power and vehicle management, and fluid management products and systems for a range of markets, including the passenger and light truck; marine; recreational; mobile power equipment; military, agricultural, and construction vehicle; truck and bus; and various other industrial equipment sectors. The Medical segment develops, manufactures, and distributes disposable medical products, surgical instruments, medical devices, and specialty devices to hospitals, health-care providers, distributors, and to original equipment manufacturers of medical devices. It also produces and markets a range of ligation and closure products, as well as provides instrument management and sterilization services. The Aerospace segment offers repair products and services for flight and ground-based turbine engines; precision-machined components; cargo-handling systems; and surface treatments to commercial aviation, military, power generation, and industrial markets. The company sells its products through direct sales force of field representatives, technical specialists, independent representatives, and independent distributor networks primarily in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Teleflex was founded in 1938 and is based in Limerick, Pennsylvania.
IDEX Corporation manufactures an array of engineered industrial products in the United States. It operates in three segments: Pump Products, Dispensing Equipment, and Other Engineered Products. Pump Products segment produces various pumps, compressors, flow meters, injectors and valves, and related controls for the movement of liquids and gases. The devices and equipment produced by this segment are used by chemical processing, machinery, water treatment, medical equipment, liquid petroleum distribution, oil and refining, food and beverage, biotech, life sciences, and drug processing industries. Its complementary lines of specialized positive displacement pumps and related products include rotary gear, vane, circumferential piston, and lobe pumps; air-operated diaphragm pumps and miniature gear pumps; peristaltic metering pumps and vacuum pumps; air motors and compressors; and flow meters. Dispensing Equipment segment produces engineered equipment for dispensing, metering and mixing colorants, paints, inks, and dyes; refinishing equipment; and centralized lubrication systems. These equipments are used in various retail and commercial industries around the world. This segment provides equipment, systems, and services for applications, such as tinting paints and coatings, industrial and automotive refinishing, and the precise lubrication of machinery and transportation equipment. Other Engineered Products segment produces firefighting pumps, rescue tools, lifting bags, and other components and systems for the fire and rescue industry, and engineered stainless steel banding and clamping devices used in industrial and commercial applications. The company was founded in 1987 and is based in Northbrook, Illinois.
DONALDSON COMPANY INC (DCI)
Donaldson Company, Inc. manufactures filtration systems and replacement parts worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Engine Products and Industrial Products. The Engine Products segment includes air intake systems, exhaust and emissions systems, liquid filtration systems, and replacement parts. This segment sells its products to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the construction, industrial, mining, agriculture, and transportation markets, as well as to independent distributors, OEM dealer networks, private label accounts, and private fleets. The Industrial Products segment consist of dust, fume, and mist collectors; compressed air purification systems; liquid filters and parts; static and pulse-clean air filter systems; and other air filtration systems for computer disk drive, membrane, and laminates. It offers these products to various industrial end-users, OEMs, OEMs of gas-fired turbines, and end-users requiring purified air. Donaldson Company was founded in 1915 and is based in Minneapolis, 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.
CADENCE DESIGN SYSTEMS INC (CDNS)
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. develops electronic design automation software and hardware for electronics companies worldwide. Its products and services are used to design and develop integrated circuits (ICs), and personal and commercial electronics systems. The company's Incisive Functional Verification Platform enables its customers to employ enterprise-level verification process automation, including verification planning, management, and process. Its Encounter Digital IC Design Platform enables its customers to implement various aspects of their digital nanometer-scale designs. This platform is used to accurately convert logical specification of a digital IC into a detailed physical blueprint and then detailed design information. Cadence Design Systems' Virtuoso Custom Design Platform enables design predictability and is used for ICs designed at the transistor level, including analog, radio frequency, memories, digital blocks, and standard cell libraries. Its Allegro System Interconnect Design Platform enables to design interconnect across the domains of IC, package, and printed circuit board (PCB); and the OrCAD product line that focuses on PCB design products. The company's Design for Manufacturing products are used to analyze and verify that the physical blueprint of the IC has been constructed correctly and can be manufactured. It also offers verification and application specific programming services, which include consulting services, project services, and/or turnkey services for verification acceleration and system emulation. In addition, the company provides technical support, as well as education and engineering services related to IC design and methodology. Cadence Design Systems was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
PSYCHIATRIC SOLUTIONS INC (PSYS)
Psychiatric Solutions, Inc. and its subsidiaries provide inpatient behavioral health care services in the United States. The company primarily operates through two divisions, Inpatient and the Management Contract. The Inpatient division operated 34 owned or leased inpatient behavioral health care facilities with approximately 4,000 beds in 19 states, as of December 31, 2004. These facilities offer various inpatient behavioral health care services for children, adolescents, and adults through a combination of acute inpatient behavioral facilities and residential treatment centers. Its acute inpatient behavioral facilities provide nursing observation and care, daily interventions and oversight by a psychiatrist, and coordinated treatment by a physician-led team of mental health professionals. Its residential treatment centers offer longer term treatment programs primarily for children and adolescents with long-standing acute behavioral health problems. The Management Contract segment managed 41 inpatient behavioral health care units for third parties and 8 inpatient behavioral health care facilities for government agencies, as of the above date. It develops, organizes, and manages behavioral health care programs within medical/surgical hospitals and the management of inpatient behavioral health care facilities for government agencies. This division provides its customers with various management options, including clinical and management infrastructure, personnel recruitment, staff orientation and supervision, corporate consultation, and performance improvement plans. Psychiatric Solutions was incorporated in 1988 and is headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee.
Rayonier, Inc. engages in the sale of timber and real estate, and in the production and sale of cellulose fibers primarily in the United States and New Zealand. The company operates through four segments: Timber and Real Estate, Performance Fibers, Wood Products, and Other. The Timber and Real Estate segment buys and manages timberlands; sells standing timber at auction to third parties, delivered logs, and land for real estate development and large tract conservation. The Performance Fibers segment produces specialty cellulose products, which are used in dissolving chemical applications. These products also include specialty paper applications used for decorative laminates for counter tops, automotive air and oil filters, shoe innersoles, battery separators, circuit boards, and filter media for the food industry. It also supplies performance fibers for absorbent hygiene products, which are used as an absorbent medium in products, such as disposable baby diapers, feminine hygiene products, incontinence pads, convalescent bed pads, industrial towels and wipes, and nonwoven fabrics; and an ultra-thin engineered absorbent core material that goes into super-absorbent feminine hygiene and diaper products, and other applications. The Wood Products segment sells dimension and specialty lumber and medium-density fiberboard products. The Other segment operates domestic and export log trading businesses in the Northwest United States, New Zealand, and Chile, including exporting logs from New Zealand and Chile. It also purchases lumber and wood panel products for sale in both domestic and export markets. The company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust. As a result, it would not be subject to corporate income tax on that portion of its net income that is distributed to shareholders. The company, formerly known as Rainier Pulp & Paper Company, was founded in 1926 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.
AMB PROPERTY CORPORATION (AMB)
AMB Property Corporation, through its subsidiary, AMB Property, L.P., engages in the acquisition, development, and operation of industrial properties in North America, Europe, and Asia. As of September 30, 2005, the company owned, managed, and had renovation and development projects totaling 118.0 million square feet and 1,109 buildings in 40 markets within 10 countries. The company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes and would not be subject to income tax, if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. AMB Property was co-founded by Douglas D. Abbey, Hamid R. Moghadam, and T. Robert Burke in 1983. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
MINERALS TECHNOLOGIES INC (MTX)
Minerals Technologies, Inc., a resource-and technology based company, engages in the development, production, and marketing of specialty mineral, mineral-based and synthetic mineral products, and related systems and technologies worldwide. The company operates in two segments: Specialty Minerals and Refractories. The Specialty Minerals segment produces and sells the synthetic mineral product precipitated calcium carbonate and the processed mineral product quicklime. It also mines, processes, and sells other natural mineral products, primarily limestone and talc. This segment''s products are used principally in the paper, building materials, paint and coatings, glass, ceramic, polymer, food, and pharmaceutical industries. The Refractories segment produces and markets monolithic and shaped refractory materials and specialty products; and services and application equipment used primarily by the steel, nonferrous metal, and glass industries. Minerals Technologies is headquartered in New York City.
MDU Resources Group, Inc. operates as a diversified natural resources company, which provides energy, natural resources products, and related services in the United States. It operates in seven segments: Electric, Natural Gas Distribution (NGD), Utility Services, Pipeline and Energy Services (PES), Natural Gas and Oil Production (NGOP), Construction Materials and Mining (CMM), and Independent Power Production (IPP). The Electric segment generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. The NGD segment distributes natural gas in western Minnesota and southeastern North Dakota. The Utility Services segment engages in electrical line construction, pipeline construction, inside electrical wiring and cabling, and the manufacture and distribution of specialty equipments for utilities and manufacturing, commercial, government, and institutional customers. The PES segment provides natural gas transportation, underground storage, and gathering services through regulated and nonregulated pipeline systems primarily in the Rocky Mountain and northern Great Plains regions. It also provides energy-related management services, including cable and pipeline magnetization and location. The NGOP segment engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of natural gas and oil primarily in the Rocky Mountain region and in and around the Gulf of Mexico. The CMM segment mines aggregates and markets crushed stone, sand, gravel, and related construction materials, including ready-mixed concrete, cement, asphalt, and other products. It also performs integrated construction services in the central and western United States and in the states of Alaska and Hawaii. The IPP segment owns, builds, and operates electric generating facilities and has investments in domestic and international natural resource-based projects. MDU Resources was incorporated in 1924 and is based in Bismarck, North Dakota.
Unitrin, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, and consumer finance services to individuals, families, and small businesses in the United States. The company conducts its operations through six segments: Unitrin Business Insurance, Unitrin Specialty, Kemper Auto and Home, Unitrin Direct, Life and Health Insurance, and Consumer Finance. Unitrin Business Insurance segment primarily sells commercial insurance, such as automobile, general liability, fire, multiperil, and workers compensation insurance. Unitrin Specialty segment provides nonstandard personal and commercial automobile insurance. Kemper Auto and Home segment primarily sells preferred and standard risk automobile and homeowners insurance. Unitrin Direct segment writes a spectrum of auto insurance risks ranging from preferred to nonstandard private passenger auto customers. Life and Health Insurance segment provides individual life and health insurance, accident and health insurance, and medicare supplement insurance. Consumer Finance segment finances used automobiles through the purchase of retail installment contracts from automobile dealers. The company was incorporated in 1990 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.
ONEOK, Inc. operates as a diversified energy company primarily in the mid-continent areas of the United States. The company operates in five segments: Production, Gathering and Processing, Transportation and Storage, Distribution, and Energy Services. The Production segment produces natural gas and oil in Oklahoma and in Texas. The company owns interest in approximately 885 gas wells and 90 oil wells, as of December 31, 2004. The Gathering and Processing segment gathers, processes, and markets natural gas and fractionates; and stores and markets natural gas liquids (NGL) primarily in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas. The Transportation and Storage segment provides natural gas transportation, storage, and nonprocessable gas gathering services. It owns approximately 5,600 miles of intrastate pipeline and 59.6 Billon cubic feet of storage facility. The Distribution segment provides natural gas distribution services to approximately 2 million customers in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, as of December 31, 2004. The Energy Services segment engages in marketing and trading natural gas to both retail and wholesale customers in the United States and Canada. It also owns a 300 megawatt gas-fired merchant power plant, and markets and trades power. The company was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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.
Equity One, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the acquisition, renovation, development, and management of community and neighborhood shopping centers located in the southern United States and in the metropolitan Boston, Massachusetts area. Its shopping centers primarily include supermarkets or other necessity-oriented retailers, such as drug stores or discount retail stores. As of August 8, 2005, the company's portfolio consisted of 188 properties, including 128 supermarket-anchored shopping centers, 8 drug store-anchored shopping centers, 43 retail-anchored shopping centers, 6 development parcels, and 3 commercial properties, as well as a noncontrolling interest in 1 unconsolidated joint venture. As a REIT, the company would not be subject to federal tax to the extent that it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its shareholders. The company was organized in 1992 and is based in North Miami Beach, Florida.
ENERGY EAST CORPORATION (EAS)
Energy East Corporation, a holding company, operates as an energy services company in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire. The company's energy operations primarily consist of regulated electricity transmission, distribution, and generation operations in upstate New York and Maine, as well as regulated natural gas transportation, storage, and distribution operations in upstate New York, Connecticut, Maine, and Massachusetts. As of December 31, 2004, it served approximately 1.8 million electricity customers and 900,000 natural gas customers. Energy East also operates a nonutility generating company, a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regulated liquefied natural gas peaking plant, retail energy marketing companies, a natural gas delivery company, a propane air delivery company, and an energy services company. It has a strategic alliance with BP Energy Company for natural gas supply, transportation, and storage services. Energy East is based in New Gloucester, Maine.
EVEREST RE GROUP LTD (RE)
Everest Re Group, Ltd. underwrites property and casualty reinsurance and insurance worldwide. The company's products include various property and casualty reinsurance and insurance coverages, including marine, aviation, surety, errors and omissions liability, directors' and officers' liability, medical malpractice, other specialty lines, accident and health, workers' compensation, as well as reinsurance of life and annuity business. Everest Re Group, through its subsidiaries, operates in five segments: U.S. Reinsurance, U.S. Insurance, Specialty Underwriting, International, and Bermuda. The U.S. Reinsurance segment writes property and casualty reinsurance, on both a treaty and facultative basis, through reinsurance brokers, as well as directly with ceding companies within the United States. The U.S. Insurance segment writes property and casualty insurance primarily through general agent relationships and surplus lines brokers within the United States. The Specialty Underwriting segment writes accident and health, marine, aviation, and surety business within the United States and worldwide through brokers and directly with ceding companies. The International segment writes property and casualty reinsurance through the company's branches in Canada and Singapore, in addition through the company's Miami and New Jersey offices. The Bermuda segment provides reinsurance and insurance to worldwide property and casualty markets, and reinsurance to life insurers through brokers and directly with ceding companies from its Bermuda office, and reinsurance to the United Kingdom and European markets, through brokers, from the United Kingdom branch. Everest Re Group is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.
OSHKOSH TRUCK CORPORATION (OSK)
Oshkosh Truck Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of various specialty commercial, fire and emergency, and military trucks; truck bodies; mobile and stationary compactors, and transfer stations; and portable and stationary concrete batch plants worldwide. The company's Fire and Emergency segment offers various fire apparatus and emergency vehicles, including pumpers, aerial and ladder trucks, tankers, wildland rough terrain response vehicles, mobile command and control centers, bomb squad vehicles, hazardous materials control vehicles, wreckers, carriers, aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicles, ambulances, and snow removal vehicles, and other emergency response vehicles, as well as light-, medium-, and heavy-duty rescue vehicles to fire departments, airports, other governmental units, and towing companies. Its Defense segment produces heavy-payload tactical trucks, such as the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck, the Heavy Equipment Transporter, the Palletized Load System, the Common Bridge Transporter, and the Logistic Vehicle System to various militaries. The Commercial segment provides concrete mixer systems, refuse truck bodies, mobile and stationary compactors and waste transfer units, portable and stationary concrete batch plants, and truck components to ready-mix companies, and commercial and municipal waste haulers. The company was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
The Macerich Company operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. The company, through its majority-owned partnership, The Macerich Partnership, L.P., engages in the acquisition, ownership, development, redevelopment, management, and leasing of regional and community shopping centers. As of June 30, 2005, it owned or had ownership interests in 76 regional shopping centers, 20 community shopping centers, and 2 development/redevelopment projects. The Macerich Company has elected to be treated as a REIT under Sections 856 through 858 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. As a REIT, the company would not be subject to federal income tax, provided that it distributes at least 90% of taxable income to its shareholders. The company was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.
Ferro Corporation produces performance materials for manufacturers. The company develops coatings for ceramics and metal; materials for passive electronic components; pigments; enamels, pastes, and additives for the glass market; specialty plastic compounds and colors; polymer additives; specialty chemicals for the pharmaceuticals and electronics markets; and active ingredients and high purity carbohydrates for pharmaceutical formulations. Its customers include chemical companies; pharmaceutical companies; producers of multi layer ceramic capacitors; and manufacturers of tile, appliances, and automobiles. Ferro's products are sold in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific regions. The company was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
CALLAWAY GOLF COMPANY (ELY)
Callaway Golf Company and its subsidiaries engage in the design, manufacture, and sale of golf clubs and golf balls in the United States and internationally. Its products include drivers, fairway woods, irons, wedges, and putters. The company also sells golf accessories, such as golf bags, golf gloves, golf headwear, travel covers and bags, golf towels, and golf umbrellas. In addition, it sells footwear, through its subsidiaries. Callaway Golf sells its products to golf retailers, sporting goods retailers and mass merchants, and third party distributors. The company's international sales are made through its wholly owned subsidiaries located in Europe, Japan, Canada, Korea, and Australia; and through distributors in approximately 65 foreign countries, including Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, the Philippines, India, South Africa, and various countries in South America. Callaway Golf was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in Carlsbad, California.
MODINE MANUFACTURING COMPANY (MOD)
Modine Manufacturing Company (MMC) engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of thermal management products, components, and systems for use in various original equipment manufacturer applications. The company provides various heat transfer products, including radiators, oil coolers, fuel coolers, transmission oil coolers, charge air coolers, condensers, radiator cores, EGR coolers, vehicular air conditioning, building HVAC system modules, and other components. It also offers electronics cooling products, which include heat pipes, heat sinks, heat exchangers, and cold plates; unit heaters; duct furnaces infrared units; and hydronic products, such as cabinet unit heaters and convectors. MMC's customers comprise automobile, truck, and bus manufacturers; agricultural and construction equipment manufacturers; heating and cooling equipment manufacturers; construction contractors; wholesalers of plumbing and heating equipment; radiator repair shops; wholesalers and installers of auto repair parts; computer and server manufacturers; telecommunications equipment manufacturers; and industrial electronic equipment manufacturers. The company distributes its products through independent manufacturers' representatives, independent warehouse distributors, and mass merchandisers worldwide. MMC was founded by Arthur B. Modine in 1916. The company is headquartered in Racine, Wisconsin.
PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY (PXD)
Pioneer Natural Resources Company operates as an oil and gas exploration, and production company. The company produces oil, natural gas liquids, and gas. Its properties primarily include Hugoton field located in southwest Kansas; West Panhandle field in the panhandle region of Texas; and Spraberry field located in west Texas. The company has operations principally in the United States, Argentina, Canada, Gabon, South Africa, and Tunisia. As of December 31, 2004, the company's proved reserves totaled 1.0 billion barrel of oil equivalent. Pioneer Natural Resources was formed through the merger of Parker & Parsley Petroleum Company and MESA, Inc. in 1997. The company is headquartered in Irving, Texas.
Hanesbrands, Inc., a consumer goods company, engages in the design, manufacture, source, and sale of apparels for men, women, and children's. Its product portfolio includes t-shirts, bras, panties, men's underwear, kids' underwear, socks, hosiery, casualwear, thermals, sleepwear, fleece, and activewear. The company offers products under the Hanes, Champion, Playtex, Bali, Just My Size, barely there, and Wonderbra brand names. Hanesbrands also license its Champion brand name for collegiate apparel and footwear. The company sells its products through multiple distribution channels, including mass merchants, department stores, embellishers, specialty retailers, warehouse clubs, and sporting goods stores. Hanesbrands operates in the United States, Central America, Japan, Canada, and internationally. The company is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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.
Northeast Utilities, through its subsidiaries, engages in the retail and wholesale marketing of electricity and natural gas, as well as in the provision of energy-related services to government, industrial, commercial, and institutional facilities in the northeast United States. The company provides retail electric supply in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Maine, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. It also manages, operates, maintains, and supports electric power generating equipment, facilities, and associated transmission and distribution equipment, as well as provides turnkey management and operation services to owners of electric generation facilities. The company provides consulting services to its customers, including due diligence reviews, environmental regulatory compliance, permitting services, and laboratory analyses. It also maintains and services fossil and hydroelectric facilities, and provides high-voltage electrical contracting services. Northeast Utilities is based in Springfield, Massachusetts.
NBTY, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of vitamins, food supplements, and health and beauty aids primarily in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Holland. Its customers include mass merchandisers, drug store chains, supermarkets, independent pharmacies, and health food stores. The company markets its products through wholesale distributors, catalogs, Internet, and retail stores. As of September 30, 2004, it operated 557 retail stores in the U.S., and 602 stores in the U.K., Ireland, and the Netherlands. The company was founded in 1971. It was formerly known as Nature's Bounty, Inc. and changed its name to NBTY, Inc. in 1995. NBTY, Inc. is based in Bohemia, New York.
STANCORP FINANCIAL GROUP INC (SFG)
StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., a holding company, provides employee benefit products and services serving the life and disability insurance needs of employer groups and individuals. Through its subsidiaries, the company underwrites individual disability insurance and annuity products, as well as group long term and short term disability, group life, accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D), and dental insurance products. It also originates and services small commercial mortgage loans for investment portfolios of its insurance subsidiaries; and originates and services commercial mortgage loans for institutional investors. Further, StanCorp provides performance analysis, fund selection support, and model portfolios to its retirement plan customers and other third parties, as well as offers investment management services to third parties and its subsidiaries. The company sells its products through sales representatives, general agents, brokers, and employee benefit consultants and other distributors. StanCorp was incorporated in 1998 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.
RPM International, Inc. engages in the manufacture, marketing, and sale of specialty paints, protective coatings and roofing systems, and sealants and adhesives for industrial and consumer markets worldwide. Its Industrial segment provides sealants and institutional roofing systems; polymer flooring systems, and molded and pultruded fiberglass reinforced plastic gratings; heavy-duty corrosion control coatings, structural and architectural fireproofing products, and primary and secondary containment linings; exterior insulating finishing systems, including textured finish coats, sealers, and variegated aggregate finishes; powder coatings, fluorescent colorants and pigments, concrete and masonry additives and related construction chemicals, commercial carpet and floor cleaning solutions, industrial and commercial floor systems, specialty adhesives and sealants, fuel additives, wood and lumber treatments, and pleasure marine coatings. This segment sells its products directly to contractors, distributors, and end-users. The company's Consumer segment provides coating products; caulks and sealants, patch and repair products, and adhesives; specialty products for surface preparation, primers and sealers, mold and mildew prevention and maintenance, wallpaper removal and application, and waterproofing; and hobby paints and cements, wood furniture finishes and touch-up products, deck and fence restoration products, wallcoverings and fabrics, metallic and faux finish coatings, shellac-based specialty coatings, and edible glazes and food coatings. This segment sells its products to mass merchandisers, home improvement centers, hardware stores, paint stores, automotive supply stores, and craft shops through distributors. As of May 31, 2005, RPM marketed its products in approximately 149 countries and territories. The company was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Medina, Ohio.
NATIONWIDE HEALTH PROPERTIES INC (NHP)
Nationwide Health Properties, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests primarily in healthcare-related senior housing and long-term care facilities in the United States. As of February 24, 2005, the company and its joint venture had investments in 411 facilities in 39 states. It also provides financing to healthcare providers. As a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code, the company would not be subject to federal income tax, provided it distributes at least 90% of its REIT taxable income to its shareholders. Nationwide Health Properties was organized in 1985 and is based in Newport Beach, California.
SCHOLASTIC CORPORATION (SCHL)
Scholastic Corporation and its subsidiaries engage in publishing and distributing children's books worldwide. The company creates educational and entertaining materials and products for use in school and at home. It publishes and distributes textbooks, educational technology products, curriculum materials, and classroom magazines, as well as print and online reference, and nonfiction products for prekindergarten to 12th grade. Scholastic Corporation also produces and/or distributes software; children's television programming, videos, DVDs, toys, and feature films; and consumer products, including promotional activities and nonbook merchandise, and sponsorship programs. The company distributes its products and services through various channels, including school-based book clubs, school-based book fairs, school-based and direct-to-home continuity programs, retail stores, schools, libraries, Internet, and television networks. It operates in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, China, India, and Ireland. Scholastic Corporation was incorporated in 1986 and is headquartered in New York City.
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.
RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL INC (RJF)
Raymond James Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides various financial services to individuals, corporations, and municipalities in the United States. The company operates in seven segments: Private Client Group, Capital Markets, Asset Management, RJBank, Emerging Markets, Stock Loan/Borrow, and Other segment. The Private Client Group segment provides securities transaction and financial planning services in the United Kingdom; the Capital Markets segment offers equity and fixed income products and services, such as institutional sales, equity research, equity trading, equity investment banking, fixed income investment banking, fixed income trading, and other services ; and the Asset Management segment offers asset management operations, mutual funds, various proprietary hedge funds, nonaffiliated private account portfolio management alternatives, and other fee based programs. The RJBank segment provides residential, consumer, and commercial loans, as well as FDIC-insured deposit accounts to broker-dealer subsidiaries and to the general public; the Emerging Markets segment operate in securities brokerage, investment banking, and asset management business; the Stock Loan/Borrow segment engages in borrowing and lending securities from and to other broker-dealers, financial institutions, and other counterparties; and the Other segment offers various investment activities. The company also offers various services, including the underwriting, distribution, trading, and brokerage of equity and debt securities; and the sale of mutual funds and other investment products. In addition, it provides investment management services for retail and institutional clients, and banking and trust services. Raymond James Financial was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida.
THOR INDUSTRIES INC (THO)
Thor Industries, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of recreation vehicles, and small and midsize buses in the United States and Canada. The company offers recreation vehicles, including conventional travel trailers, fifth wheels, class A and class C motorhomes, and park models; and buses, such as airport shuttle buses, intra-urban and inter-urban mass transportation buses, and buses for tourist uses. It markets its buses through a network of independent dealers to municipalities and private purchasers, such as rental car companies and hotels. Thor Industries was founded in 1980 and is based in Jackson Center, Ohio.
GLOBAL PAYMENTS INC (GPN)
Global Payments, Inc. processes electronic transactions for merchants, multinational corporations, financial institutions, consumers, government agencies, and other profit and nonprofit business enterprises. The company offers its products through merchant services and money transfer offerings. Its merchant service offerings provide merchants and financial institutions with credit and debit card transaction processing, check services, and terminal management. Global Payments' money transfer product and service offerings include consumer-to-consumer and business-to-business money transfer, and financial electronic data interchange, as well as account balance, management information, and depositing reporting. The company markets its products and services through a direct sales force, retail branch outlets, independent sales organizations, independent sales representatives, an internal telesales group, trade associations, alliance bank relationships, and financial institutions. Global Payments operates in the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Morocco, and the Philippines. The company was incorporated in 2000 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
Belo Corp., a media company, engages in television broadcasting, newspaper publishing, cable news, and interactive media operations in the United States. The company primarily operates in three segments: Television Broadcasting, Newspaper Publishing, and Interactive Media. The Television Broadcasting segment sells air time for advertising and broadcasts news, entertainment, and other programmes. It owned 19 television stations and managed 1 television station through a local marketing agreement, as of December 31, 2004. The Newspaper Publishing segment engages in the sale of advertising space in published issues and newspapers to distributors and individual subscribers, as well as in commercial printing. The company's major newspaper publishing units are The Dallas Morning News, located in Dallas, Texas; The Providence Journal, located in Providence, Rhode Island; and The Press-Enterprise, located in Riverside, California. It also has newspaper operations in Denton, Texas. The Interactive Media segment sells advertising on Belo operating unit Web sites, as well as provides Internet and data retrieval services. Belo operates approximately 30 Web sites, various interactive alliances, and Internet-based products. It also engages in regional cable news operations, including Texas Cable News, NorthWest Cable News, and 24/7 NewsChannel in Boise, Idaho. The company also operates four cable news channels in partnership with Cox Communications and others in New Orleans, Louisiana. Belo Corp. was founded in 1842. The company was formerly known as A.H. Belo Corporation and changed its name to Belo Corp. in 2001. Belo is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
POTLATCH CORPORATION (PCH)
Potlatch Corporation operates as a diversified forest products company in the United States. It operates in four segments: Resource, Wood Products, Pulp and Paperboard, and Consumer Products. The Resource segment manages its timberlands, which supply logs, wood chips, pulpwood, and other wood fiber to manufacturing segments and third parties. The Wood Products segment manufactures and markets lumber, plywood, and particleboard at seven mills located in Arkansas, Idaho, and Minnesota. Its commodity products are sold to wholesalers primarily for use in home building and other construction activity. The Pulp and Paperboard segment manufactures bleached paperboard used in packaging and bleached softwood market pulp. This segment operates two pulp and paperboard mills located in Arkansas and Idaho. It sells paperboard to packaging converters domestically through sales offices in the United States; and internationally in Japan, Korea, China, and other southeast Asian countries through sales representative offices. The Consumer Products segment manufactures tissue products primarily sold on a private label basis by grocery store chains. This segment operates two tissue mills with related converting facilities in Idaho and Nevada; and two additional converting facilities located in Illinois and Michigan. It sells tissue products to retail outlets, primarily through brokers. Potlatch Corporation was founded in 1903 and is headquartered in Spokane, Washington.
CHURCH & DWIGHT COMPANY INC (CHD)
Church & Dwight Co., Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of a range of household, personal care, and specialty products in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Consumer and Specialty Products. The Consumer segment includes household products for deodorizing and cleaning, such as baking soda, cat litter, and cleaning products; and laundry products, such as laundry detergents and fabric softeners. This segment also includes personal care products, such as condoms, depilatories, home pregnancy and ovulation test kits, antiperspirant, and toothpastes. These products are also sold in international markets, including France, the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and Spain. The Specialty Products segment produces sodium bicarbonate, which it sells together with other specialty inorganic chemicals for various industrial, institutional, medical, and food applications. This segment also sells a range of animal nutrition and specialty cleaning products. The company sells its products to consumers through supermarkets, mass merchandisers, and drugstores, as well as to industrial customers and distributors. Church & Dwight was founded in 1846 and is headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey.
AVIS BUDGET GROUP INC (CAR)
Avis Budget Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the vehicle rental operations. It provides car rental services to the commercial and leisure segments of the travel industry under the Avis brand, as well as to the price-conscious car rental segment under the Budget brand; truck rentals and related services to consumers and light commercial users under the Budget truck brand; and airport car rental services. The company also provides Avis Preferred, a counter bypass program; Avis Where2, a navigation system with real-time traffic alerts; Avis Cool Cars, a line of fun-to-drive vehicles; Roving Rapid Return program, which permits customers who are returning vehicles to obtain a printed charge record; Avis Cares that provides customers with area-specific driver safety information, local information, and driving maps; Avis Access, a range of special products and services for drivers and passengers with disabilities; Avis Interactive, a proprietary management tool that allows corporate clients to view and analyze their rental activity through the Internet through account analysis and activity reports; Budget Small Business Program, a program for small businesses; and Fastbreak, a rental service for frequent travelers. In addition, it sells/rents optional products and services, such as supplemental equipment, loss damage waivers, additional/supplemental liability insurance, personal accident/effects insurance, and fuel service options, as well as hand trucks, furniture pads, and moving supplies. It operates through a network of approximately 6,700 car and truck rental locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, the Caribbean, and parts of the Pacific region. The company was founded in 1946. It was formerly known as Cendant Corporation and changed its name to Avis Budget Group, Inc. in 2006. The company is based in Parsippany, New Jersey.
POTOMAC ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY (POM)
Pepco Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified energy company. It engages in two principal businesses, electricity and natural gas delivery (Power Delivery); and competitive energy generation, marketing, and supply (Competitive Energy). The Power Delivery business consists of the transmission and distribution of electricity, and the distribution of natural gas in all or parts of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. As of December 31, 2004, the company delivered electricity to approximately 1.8 million customers in the mid-Atlantic region, and distributed natural gas to approximately 118,000 customers in Delaware. The Competitive Energy business provides competitive generation, marketing, and supply of electricity and gas, and related energy management services, primarily in the mid-Atlantic region. It offers wholesale electric power, capacity, and ancillary services in the wholesale markets, and supplies electricity to other wholesale market participants under long-term bilateral contracts. The company also sells natural gas and fuel oil to end-users and to wholesale market participants, as well as retail electricity and natural gas to residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental customers. In addition, Competitive Energy provides integrated energy management services, including energy-efficiency contracting, development and construction of green power facilities, central plant and other equipment operation and maintenance, fuel management, and home service agreements for residential customers. Further, it offers high voltage construction and maintenance services to utilities and other customers throughout the United States; and low voltage electric and telecommunication construction, and maintenance services in the Washington, D.C. area. Pepco Holdings was founded in 1896 and is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
REGENCY CENTERS CORPORATION (REG)
Regency Centers Corporation, a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the ownership, operation, and development of grocery-anchored neighborhood and community shopping centers in the United States. As of August 1, 2005, the company operated or developed 388 shopping centers. It also has 26 properties under development. The company has elected to be treated as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code and would not be subject to federal income tax, if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its shareholders. Regency Centers was founded by Joan and Martin E. Stein, Sr in 1963. The company is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.
SMITHFIELD FOODS INC (SFD)
Smithfield Foods, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in hog production and pork processing worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Pork, Beef, Hog Production, International, and Others. The Pork segment offers pork and processed meats products in the United States, as well as markets them in the United States, Japan, Mexico, Canada, and Australia. As of May 31, 2005, it operated approximately 40 processing plants. The Beef segment produces boxed beef and ground beef. The Hog Production segment operates hog production facilities with approximately 857,000 sows producing approximately 14.7 million market hogs annually in the United States, Poland, and Romania. The International segment comprises international meat processing operations mainly in France, Poland, Romania, and the United Kingdom. The Others segment comprises its turkey production operations. The company sells its products to supermarket chains; wholesale distributors; fast food, restaurant, and hotel chains; hospitals and other institutional customers; export markets; and other further processors through its sales force and through independent commission brokers. Smithfield Foods was founded in 1961 and is based in Smithfield, Virginia.
Health Net, Inc. operates as a managed health care company in the United States. The company's health maintenance organizations, point of service (POS), insured preferred provider organizations (PPO), and government contracts subsidiaries provide health benefits through various programs, including group, individual, Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE. Its health plans offer its members a range of health care services, such as ambulatory and outpatient physician care, hospital care, pharmacy services, behavioral health, and ancillary diagnostic and therapeutic services. The company also offers managed health care products related to behavioral health and prescription drugs. In addition, Health Net owns interests in health and life insurance companies that are licensed to sell exclusive provider organization, PPO, POS, and indemnity products, as well as auxiliary nonhealth products, such as life and accidental death and dismemberment, dental, vision, behavioral health, and disability insurance. The company is headquartered in Woodland Hills, California.
AMERICAN GREETINGS CORPORATION (AM)
American Greetings Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of everyday and seasonal greeting cards, as well as other social expression products worldwide. It provides greeting cards, gift wrap, party goods, calendars, candles, balloons, and stationery, as well as educational products and custom display fixtures. The company, through its subsidiary, AG Interactive, Inc., provides email greetings, personalized printable greeting cards, and other social expression products through the its Web sites www.americangreetings.com, www.bluemountain.com, and www.egreetings.com; cobranded Web sites; and online services. AG Interactive also distributes ringtones for cellular telephones, graphics, games, alerts, and other social messaging products and applications to mobile devices. American Greetings' channels of distribution include mass merchandisers, chain drug stores, and supermarkets, as well as card and gift shops, department stores, military post exchanges, variety stores, and combo stores. The company also sells its products to third-party distributors. As of May 31, 2005, it owned and operated 534 card and gift retail stores in North America. American Greetings was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT INC (PPDI)
Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc. (PPD) and its subsidiaries provide drug discovery and development services, and products primarily in the United States and Europe. The company operates in two segments, Development and Discovery Sciences. Its Development segment provides various services, which include preclinical programs and phase I to phase IV clinical development services. It also offers post-market support services, such as product launch services, patient compliance programs, disease registry programs, and medical communications programs for consumer and healthcare providers on product use and adverse events. The Discovery Sciences segment engage in preclinical evaluations of anticancer therapies and compound partnering arrangements associated with the development and commercialization of drug products. The company provides a range of discovery and development services, and products to enable pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies develop compounds, drugs, and devices. It offers its products and services in 28 countries worldwide. Pharmaceutical Product Development has a joint develop agreement with Falco Biosystems, Ltd. to develop diagnostic products for the detection of renal cell carcinoma. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Wilmington, North Carolina.
WIND RIVER SYSTEMS INC (WIND)
Wind River Systems, Inc. offers device software optimization solutions to enterprises in North America, Japan, the Asia Pacific region, and Europe. Its Wind River's software and development tools are used to improve the functionality of digital imaging products, automobile braking systems, Internet routers, avionics control panels, and factory automation equipment. The company serves networking, consumer electronics, aerospace and defense, industrial, and automotive industries. Its customers include end-users, distributors, original equipment manufacturers, system integrators, and value-added resellers. The company has strategic relationships with various semiconductor and system manufacturers, including ARM Holdings plc; Broadcom Corporation; Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.; Hitachi, Inc.; IBM Corporation; Intel Corporation; MIPS Technologies, Inc.; NEC Corporation; Philips Electronics N.V.; Texas Instruments Incorporated; Toshiba Corporation; Radisys Corporation; and Xilinx, Inc. Wind River Systems was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Alameda, California.
CARLISLE COMPANIES INCORPORATED (CSL)
Carlisle Companies Incorporated (CCI) engages in the manufacture and distribution of products to the roofing, construction, trucking, foodservice, industrial equipment, lawn and garden, and aircraft manufacturing industries. It operates in four segments: Industrial Components, Construction Materials, Specialty Products, and Transportation Products. The Industrial Components segment offers bias-ply and nonautomotive rubber tires, as well as stamped and roll-formed wheels, and processed raw materials. The Construction Materials segment provides rubber and thermoplastic polyolefin roofing systems for nonresidential low-slope roofs; roofing accessories, including flashings, fasteners, sealing tapes, coatings, and waterproofings; foam insulation panels; liquid and spray-applied waterproofing membranes; vapor and air barriers; HVAC duct sealants; and hardware. The Specialty Products segment manufactures heavy-duty friction blocks and disc linings, as well as braking systems parts. It also provides brake shoe remanufacturing and relining for on-highway Class 6, 7, and 8 trucks. The Transportation Products segment offers low-bed truck trailers; dump trailer lines; multiunit and specially designed trailers for hauling purposes; and commercial trailers. The company also provides cheese, whey, and milk powder systems; controls and chemical evaporators and dryers; and stainless steel vessels, process equipment, and components for the dairy, food processing, pharmaceutical, fine chemical, and industrial markets. In addition, it offers commercial and institutional foodservice permanentware, table coverings, cookware, display pieces, light equipment, and supplies to restaurants, hotels, hospitals, schools, and correctional facilities; and industrial brooms, brushes, mops, and carpet care products. The company sells its products in the United States, Mexico, New Zealand, Europe, Far East, and China. CCI was founded in 1917 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Pentair, Inc. operates as a diversified industrial manufacturing company in the United States. It operates in two segments, Water and Enclosures. Water segment manufactures and markets products and systems used in the movement, treatment, storage, and enjoyment of water. Its products include water and wastewater pumps; filtration and purification components and systems; storage tanks and pressure vessels; and pool and spa equipment and accessories. Enclosures segment designs, manufactures, and markets standard, modified, and custom enclosures that protect sensitive controls components and accessories. Its products include metallic and composite enclosures, cabinets, cases, subracks, backplanes, and associated thermal management systems. This segment serve industrial machinery, data communications, networking, telecommunications, test and measurement, automotive, medical, security, defense, and general electronics sectors. The company sells its products through various distribution channels, including wholesale and retail distributors, original equipment manufacturers, and home centers. It has operations in Canada, Europe, and Asia. Pentair was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Golden Valley, Minnesota.
URBAN OUTFITTERS INC (URBN)
Urban Outfitters, Inc., a lifestyle merchandising company, operates specialty retail stores in the United States, Europe, and Canada. The company operates through two segments, Retail and Wholesale. The Retail segment consists of Urban Outfitters stores, which offer women's and men's fashion apparel, footwear, and accessories, as well as an eclectic mix of apartment wares and gifts, including rugs, pillows, shower curtains, books, candles, and novelties; and Anthropologie stores, which provide women's casual apparel and accessories, and gifts and decorative items, as well as home furnishings, such as furniture, rugs, lighting, antiques, table top items, bedding, and gifts. These stores offer merchandise through the company's direct-to-consumer operations, which consist of a catalog and Web site. The Wholesale segment consists of its Free People wholesale division, which manufactures and distributes apparel to the retail segment and to specialty retailers worldwide. The Free People stores offer its merchandise through Web site. As of November 10, 2005, the company operated approximately 84 Urban Outfitters, 73 Anthropologie, and 5 Free People stores; 3 catalogs; and 3 Web sites. The company was co-founded by Richard A. Hayne and Scott A. Belair in 1970. Urban Outfitters is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
JONES LANG LASALLE INCORPORATED (JLL)
Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated operates as a real estate services and money management company. It provides integrated real estate services and solutions to real estate owners, occupiers, and investors, which include agency leasing; property management; project and development services; valuations; capital markets; buying and selling properties; corporate finance; hotel advisory, space acquisition, and disposition; facilities management (corporate property services); strategic consulting; and outsourcing services. The company provides money management services to institutional investors and high networth individuals, including tenant representation and agency leasing; capital markets and valuation services, and property management; facilities management services; and project and development management services. It offers its services in approximately 100 markets in 35 countries. Jones Lang LaSalle is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
CYTEC INDUSTRIES INC (CYT)
Cytec Industries, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of chemical products. It operates in four segments: Water and Industrial Process Chemicals (WIPC), Performance Products, Specialty Materials, and Building Block Chemicals (BBC). WIPC segment produces water treating and mining chemicals, and phosphine and phosphorous specialties (PPS). Water treatment chemicals include flocculants, coagulants, filter aids, drilling fluids and production chemicals, and scale inhibitors. Mining chemicals consist of promoters, collectors, solvent extractants, flocculants, and frothers used in mineral separation processing. PPS include solvent extractants, flame retardants, catalyst ligands, high purity phosphine gas, and biocides that are used for mineral processing, and pharmaceutical, chemical, and electronic manufacturing. Performance Products segment produces coatings chemicals, performance chemicals, and polymer additives. Coatings chemicals consist of amino resins, additives, urethanes, and carbamates that are primarily used in industrial coatings and paints for appliances and automobiles. Performance chemicals include adhesion promoters, surfactants, specialty, monomers, urethanes, carbamates, acrylic, and stabilizers that are used in adhesives and sealants, inks, electrical and electronic products, textiles, and tires. Polymer additives comprise ultraviolet light stabilizers and absorbers, and antioxidants and antistatic agents that are primarily used in plastics, coatings, and fibers. Specialty Materials segment offers aerospace materials that are used in commercial and military aviation, satellite and launch vehicles, and aircraft brakes, as well as in formula-1 racing cars and sports cars. The BBC segment offers acrylonitrile, hydrocyanic acid, acrylamide, sulfuric acid, and melamine. The company sells its products in North America, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and Africa. Cytec was incorporated in 1993 and is headquartered in West Paterson, New Jersey.
Arch Coal, Inc. engages in mining, processing, and marketing compliance and low-sulfur coal from mines located in the eastern and western United States. As of December 31, 2004, the company operated or controlled 27 mines and controlled approximately 3.7 billion tons of proven and probable coal reserves. The company sells its coal to producers of electric power, steel producers, and industrial facilities. Arch Coal is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.
WASHINGTON GAS LIGHT COMPANY (WGL)
WGL Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the sale and delivery of natural gas, and energy-related products and services in Washington, District of Columbia; Maryland; and Virginia. It operates in three segments: Regulated Utility, Retail Energy-Marketing, and Commercial HVAC. The Regulated Utility segment delivers natural gas to retail customers. The Retail Energy-Marketing segment sells natural gas and electricity to residential, commercial, and industrial natural gas customers. The Commercial HVAC segment focuses on retrofitting the mechanical, electrical, and energy-related systems of commercial and government structures. WGL Holdings was incorporated in 1848 and is headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia.
APRIA HEALTHCARE GROUP INC (AHG)
Apria Healthcare Group, Inc. provides home healthcare services, and related products and supplies as part of a care plan. It operates in three segments: Home Respiratory Therapy, Home Infusion Therapy, and Home Medical Equipment/Other. Home Respiratory Therapy segment provides home respiratory therapy services to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, nervous system-related respiratory conditions, obstructive sleep apnea, congestive heart failure, and lung cancer. It provides oxygen systems, home ventilators, sleep apnea equipment, nebulizers, respiratory medications, and related services. This segment also offers infant apnea monitors, continuous positive airway pressure devices, and noninvasive positive pressure ventilation. Home Infusion Therapy segment offers infusion therapy services, including the administration of drugs or nutrients directly into the body intravenously through a needle or catheter. It also administers enteral nutrients directly into the gastrointestinal tract through a feeding tube. Home Medical Equipment/Other segment provides patient safety items, ambulatory aids, and in-home equipment, such as wheelchairs and hospital beds. The company also offers other services, such as educating patients and their care-givers about illnesses and providing them with written instructions about home safety, self-care, and the proper use of their equipment; monitoring patients' individualized treatment plans; reporting patient progress and status to the physician and/or managed care organization; providing in-home delivery and set-up of equipment and/or supplies; maintaining and repairing equipment; and processing claims to third-party payors and billing and collecting patient co-pays and deductibles. The company offers its services primarily to physicians, managed care organizations, hospitals, medical groups, home health agencies, and case managers in the United States. Apria Healthcare Group is headquartered in Lake Forest, California.
J.M. SMUCKER COMPANY (SJM)
The J. M. Smucker Company engages in the manufacture and marketing of various food products worldwide. Its products include peanut butter, shortening and oils, fruit spreads, flour and baking ingredients, baking mixes and ready-to-spread frostings, potato mixes, fruit and vegetable juices, beverages, dessert toppings, syrups, pickles and condiments, and frozen sandwiches. The company sells its products to food retailers, food wholesalers, club stores, mass merchandisers, and military commissaries through brokers, retail channels, other food manufacturers, and health and natural food stores. The company was founded in 1897 and is headquartered in Orrville, Ohio.
PLAINS EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION COMPANY (PXP)
Plains Exploration & Production Company, an oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, development, exploration, and production of oil and gas properties in the United States. The company owns oil and gas properties in the Los Angeles and San Joaquin Basins in California; the Santa Maria Basin in California; the Gulf Coast Basin onshore and offshore Louisiana; and the Val Verde portion of the greater Permian Basin in Texas. As of December 31, 2004, it had 419.3 million barrel equivalent of oil proved reserves. As of the same date, Plains Exploration had working interests in approximately 2,620 active producing oil wells and approximately 573 active producing gas wells. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
WESTAMERICA BANCORPORATION (WABC)
Westamerica Bancorporation operates as a holding company for the Westamerica Bank, which provides banking services to individual and corporate customers in northern and central California. The bank primarily attracts deposits from local businesses and professionals, as well as through retail certificates of deposit, savings, and checking accounts. Its loan portfolio primarily includes consumer loans, commercial real estate loans, residential real estate loans, and real estate construction loans. Westamerica Bank invests in a portfolio of securities consisting of the U.S. government sponsored entities, state and political subdivisions, asset-backed, and other securities. As of August 25, 2005, the bank operated 88 branches and 2 trust offices in 21 counties. The company was formed in 1972 as Independent Bankshares Corporation and changed its name to Westamerica Bancorporation in 1983. Westamerica Bancorp. is headquartered in San Rafael, California.
PETsMART, Inc. provides products, services, and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets in North America. It offers pet services, including grooming, such as precision cuts, baths, toenail trimming, and toothbrushing; pet training; PETsHOTEL; and Doggie Day Camp. The company's PETsHOTEL provides boarding for dogs and cats, 24-hour supervision, an oncall veterinarian, temperature controlled rooms and suites, daily specialty treats, and play time, as well as day camp for dogs. PETsMART, through a strategic relationship with Banfield, also offers various veterinary care, including examinations and vaccinations, dental care, a pharmacy, and routine and complex surgical procedures. In addition, through PETsMART Charities, Inc., it creates and supports programs that intend to help find a lifelong home for every pet. PETsMART sells its products through its stores, as well as through direct marketing channels, including PETsMART.com, an Internet pet e-commerce site, and an e-commerce site to equine products and two branded catalogs. As of March 25, 2005, the company operated 725 retail stores in the United States and Canada. PETsMART was incorporated in 1986 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.
PDL BioPharma, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the research, development, and commercialization of therapies for treatment of inflammation and autoimmune diseases, acute cardiac conditions, and cancer. It markets and distributes various biopharmaceutical products, including Cardene I.V. for the short-term treatment of hypertension; Retavase, a fibrinolytic agent for the management of acute myocardial infarction or heart attack in adults for the improvement of ventricular function; and IV Busulfex that is used as a conditioning agent in blood or marrow transplantation in chronic myelogenous leukemia. The company also develops various other products, such as Daclizumab for the treatment of asthma and multiple Sclerosis; Ularitide to treat decompensated congestive heart failure; Terlipressin for the treatment of Type 1 hepatorenal syndrome; HuZAF to treat crohn's disease; Nuvion for the treatment of severe steroid-refractory ulcerative colitis; and M200 to treat solid tumors. PDL BioPharma markets its biopharmaceutical products in the United States and Canada through its hospital sales force. The company was founded by Laurence Jay Korn in 1986. It was formerly known as Protein Design Labs, Inc. and changed its name to PDL BioPharma, Inc. in June 2005. PDL BioPharma is headquartered in Fremont, California.
BANK OF HAWAII CORPORATION (BOH)
Bank of Hawaii Corporation operates as the holding company for Bank of Hawaii (bank). It provides a range of banking financial services and products in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands. The bank engages in equipment leasing, securities brokerage and investment services, and insurance and insurance agency services. Bank of Hawaii primarily provides various loans and lease products, including residential mortgage loans, home equity lines of credit, automobile loans, and leases and installment loans; a range of deposit products, such as checking, savings, and time deposit accounts to consumers and small businesses, as well as offers merchant services to its small business customers. It also provides corporate banking and commercial real estate loans, lease financing, auto dealer financing, deposit and cash management products, and property and casualty insurance products, as well as offers private banking, trust services, asset management, institutional investment advice, and retail brokerage services. In addition, the company's corporate asset and liability management activities include interest rate risk management and foreign exchange operations. It primarily serves businesses, consumers, corporations, government entities, and foundations. The company was founded in 1897 and is based in Honolulu, Hawaii.
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (EW)
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation provides products and technologies designed to treat advanced cardiovascular disease. It provides products and technologies to address heart valve disease, peripheral vascular disease, and critical care technologies. The company's products and technologies are categorized into five areas: heart valve therapy, critical care, cardiac surgery systems, vascular, and other distributed products. Its heart valve therapy portfolio comprises tissue heart valves and heart valve repair products that are used to replace or repair a patient's diseased or defective heart valve. In the critical care area, the company provides hemodynamic monitoring systems used to measure a patient's heart function, as well as disposable pressure transducers and central venous access products for fluid and drug delivery. The company's cardiac surgery systems portfolio consists of a diverse line of products, including oxygenators, blood containers, filters, and other disposable products used during cardiopulmonary bypass procedures, cannulae, and transmyocardial revascularization technology. Edwards Lifesciences' vascular portfolio includes a line of balloon catheter-based products, surgical clips and inserts, angioscopy equipment, artificial implantable grafts, and stents used in the treatment of peripheral vascular disease. In addition, the company's other distributed products include intra-aortic balloon pumps, pacemakers, and other products. It distributes its products through direct sales force and independent distributors primarily in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Edwards Lifesciences was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.
Westar Energy, Inc. engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity in Kansas. The company provides electricity to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the cities of Topeka, Lawrence, Manhattan, Salina, Hutchinson, and Wichita. It generated 5844 Megawatts of electricity and owned approximately 6100 miles of transmission lines, 23,600 miles of overhead distribution lines, and 3,300 miles of underground distribution lines, as of June 30, 2005. Westar Energy served approximately 659,000 customers, as of the above date. It also supplies electric energy at wholesale to the electric distribution systems of 54 cities in Kansas and 4 electric co-operatives that serve rural areas of Kansas. In addition, the company engages in energy marketing, and purchase and sale of wholesale electricity. Westar Energy was incorporated in 1924 and is headquartered in Topeka, Kansas.
WADDELL & REED FINANCIAL INC (WDR)
Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides investment management and financial planning services in the United States. It offers investment management, investment product underwriting and distribution, and shareholder services to funds, as well as institutional and separately managed accounts. In addition to investment management services for the funds, it also acts as an investment adviser for institutional and other private investors, as well as provides subadvisory services to other investment companies. The company also offers variable annuity, retirement, and life insurance products underwritten by Nationwide and Minnesota Life. As of December 31, 2004, the company operated as an underwriter and distributor of 69 registered open-end mutual fund portfolios, including 21 portfolios in the Advisors Funds family, 27 portfolios in the Ivy Funds families, 18 portfolios in the Target Funds family, and 3 portfolios in InvestEd. The company has strategic alliance with Securian Financial Group, Inc. Waddell & Reed Financial was founded in 1937 and is based in Overland Park, Kansas.
TECH DATA CORPORATION (TECD)
Tech Data Corporation provides information technology products, logistics management, and other value-added services worldwide. It distributes microcomputer hardware and software products, including peripherals, systems, networking, and software to approximately 90,000 value-added resellers, corporate resellers, retailers, direct marketers, and Internet resellers. The company also offers value-added customer services, such as pre and postsale training and technical support, external financing options, configuration services, outbound telemarketing, marketing services, and a suite of electronic commerce solutions. Tech Data primarily offers its products and services in the United States, Europe, Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Africa. The company was founded by Edward C. Raymund in 1974 and is headquartered in Clearwater, Florida.
Cephalon, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the discovery, development, and marketing of products to treat sleep disorders, neurological disorders, cancer, and pain primarily in the United States. The company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, CIMA LABS INC., also develops and manufactures orally disintegrating tablets using proprietary technologies. It markets three proprietary products, including Provigil for treating of excessive sleepiness associated with obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome and shift work sleep disorder; Actiq for treating pain in opiod-tolerant cancer patients; and Gabitril, which is used as an adjunct therapy for treatment of partial seizures associated with epilepsy. The company sells its products primarily in North America and Europe. Cephalon has an agreement with Bio3 Research and Creabilis to develop K 252a-based products as topical therapies for psoriasis and for the treatment and prevention of restenosis. The company was founded by Frank Baldino, Jr. and is headquartered in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
AGL Resources, Inc., an energy services holding company, distributes natural gas primarily in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Virginia. The company operates in three segments: Distribution Operations, Wholesale Services, and Energy Investment. Distribution Operation segment distributes natural gas to residential and commercial customer markets. Wholesale Services segment provides transportation and storage, and wholesale marketing services. Energy Investments segment comprises investments in SouthStar Energy Services LLC, which markets natural gas and related services to retail customers primarily in Georgia; Pivotal Jefferson Island Storage & Hub, LLC, which operates a storage and hub facility in Louisiana; Virginia Gas Company that operates a pipeline and distribution company in Southwestern Virginia; and AGL Networks, LLC, which provides telecommunications conduit and dark fiber. As of December 31, 2004, the company had approximately 7.35 billion cubic feet of liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage capacity in five LNG plants located in Georgia, New Jersey, and Tennessee, as well as owned three propane storage facilities in Virginia and Georgia, which have a combined capacity of approximately 4.5 million gallons. AGL Resources is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
HORACE MANN EDUCATORS CORPORATION (HMN)
Horace Mann Educators Corporation, an insurance holding company, engages in marketing and underwriting personal lines of property and casualty, and life insurance, as well as retirement annuities in the United States. Its property and casualty insurance products principally include personal lines automobile and homeowners products. The company's life insurance products primarily comprise interest-sensitive life products. Its annuity products include fixed and variable tax-qualified annuity products. The company offers its products to educators and other employees of public schools. It markets its products in 48 states and the District of Columbia. Horace Mann is headquartered in Springfield, Illinois.
AVOCENT CORPORATION (AVCT)
Avocent Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, licensing, and sale of connectivity solutions for enterprise data centers, service providers, and financial institutions worldwide. It provides analog and digital keyboard, video, and mouse switching systems; serial connectivity devices; extension; wireless extension; remote access and management products; Intelligent Platform Management Interface firmware and software; and related technologies for the computer industry. These products and technologies enable network administrators to manage multiple servers, serially controlled devices, and mobile devices from a single local or remote console consisting of a keyboard, video monitor, and mouse facilitating network management and administration. Avocent sells its products to original equipment manufacturers, dealers, distributors, resellers, and end users in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia, as well as in other foreign markets. The company is headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama.
SRA INTERNATIONAL INC (SRX)
SRA International, Inc. provides information technology services and solutions in the United States. The company offers strategic consulting; systems design, development, and integration; and outsourcing and operations management. Its strategic consulting services include assessment of current operations, development of strategies and plans for improvement, define key priorities and accountabilities, and design enterprise architectures that capitalize on client investments in legacy systems. The company's systems design, development, and integration services comprise project management, systems design, network and systems integration, security engineering, software development, database design and development, and independent test and evaluation. Its outsourcing and operations management services include various managed services and outsourced solutions. The company's business solutions include contingency and disaster response planning, enterprise architecture, enterprise systems management, information assurance and critical infrastructure protection, network operations and management, privacy protection, text and data mining, and wireless integration services. The company offers services primarily to the clients in national security, civil government, and health care and public health markets. SRA International was founded by Ernst Volgenau. The company was incorporated as Systems Research and Applications Corporation in 1976 and changed its name to SRA International, Inc. in 1984. SRA International is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia.
TRINITY INDUSTRIES INC (TRN)
Trinity Industries, Inc. provides various products and services for the transportation, industrial, construction, and energy sectors in the United States and Europe. It operates in five groups: Rail, Railcar Leasing and Management Services, Construction Products, Inland Barge, and Industrial Products. The Rail Group manufactures and sells railcars and component parts, such as tank cars, auto carrier cars, hopper cars, box cars, intermodal cars, gondola cars, and specialty cars. The Railcar Leasing and Management Services Group provides fleet management, maintenance, and leasing services. The Construction Products Group offers highway guardrail and safety products, concrete and aggregates, and girders and beams used in the construction of highway and railway bridges; and weld pipe fittings, such as caps, elbows, return bends, tees, concentric and eccentric reducers, and full and reducing outlet tees used in pressure piping systems. The Inland Barge Group manufactures and sells various dry cargo barges, such as deck barges, and open or covered hopper barges that transport various commodities, including grain, coal, and aggregates. It also produces tank barges used for transporting liquid products. The Industrial Products Group produces tank heads, and pressure and nonpressure containers for the storage and transportation of liquefied gases, and other liquid and dry products. The company's customers include railroads; leasing companies; utilities; grain shippers; construction and industrial companies; and pipeline, petrochemical, and nonpetrochemical process companies. Trinity Industries was incorporated in 1933 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
Cimarex Energy Co. operates as an independent oil and gas exploration and production company in the United States. Its exploration and development activities are primarily focused in western Oklahoma and the upper Gulf Coast areas of Texas and south Louisiana. Cimarex has smaller projects in Kansas, the Hardeman Basin of north Texas; the Permian Basin of west Texas and southeast New Mexico; the Mississippi Salt Basin; and the northern San Joaquin Valley of California. In addition, Cimarex Energy markets third party gas incidental to the sale of its production. Through its subsidiary, Cimarex Energy Services, Inc., the company purchases and markets Cimarex's and third-party natural gas production for resale. In addition, it provides compression, gathering, and gas processing services in Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas. As of December 31, 2004, the company's proved reserves were totaled 449.0 billion cubic feet equivalent consisting of 364.6 billion cubic feet of gas and 14.1 million barrels of oil. Cimarex was formed in 2002 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
SVB FINANCIAL GROUP (SIVB)
SVB Financial Group operates as the holding company for the Silicon Valley Bank. It operates in three segments: Commercial Banking (CB), SVB Capital (SVBC), and Other. The CB segment offers term and equipment loans, revolving lines of credit, accounts-receivable based lines of credit, asset-based loans, real estate loans, vineyard development loans, and loans for housing projects. Its deposit products include checking accounts, certificates of deposit, and money market accounts. The CB segment also provides wire transfers, automated clearing house payment services, collection and disbursement services, and online banking; lockbox and merchant services; and foreign exchange services, loans and credit facilities guaranteed by the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and letters of credit. In addition, it provides investment advisory; treasury and cash portfolio management; and reporting and monitoring services. The SVBC segment makes investments in venture capital and other private equity companies; manages venture funds; and offers services to assist private equity firms with liquidating securities following initial public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. The Other segment provides credit services to high-net-worth individuals, which include home equity and secured lines of credit, restricted stock purchase loans, airplane loans, and capital call lines of credit. It also provides investment banking services, including merger and acquisition services, strategic alliances services, and valuations and fairnsess opinions. The Other segment also offers global banking products and personal investment advisory services. The company offers its products and services through its 26 offices in the United States and 3 foreign subsidiaries located in London, England; Bangalore, India; and Shanghai. The company was formerly known as Silicon Valley Bancshares and changed its name to SVB Financial Group in May 2005. SBV is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
WASHINGTON POST COMPANY (WPO)
The Washington Post Company operates in the media publishing and television broadcasting markets in the United States and internationally. It primarily operates in five segments: Newspaper Publishing, Television Broadcasting, Magazine Publishing, Cable Television, and Education. The Newspaper Publishing segment publishes newspapers in the Washington, D.C. area, and Everett, Washington, as well as in electronic media publishing, primarily the washingtonpost.com. The Television Broadcasting segment owns six very high frequency television stations located in Detroit, Michigan; Houston and San Antonio, Texas; and Miami, Jacksonville, and Orlando, Florida. The Magazine Publishing segment publishes a weekly news magazine, Newsweek, which has one domestic and three international editions; Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel; and business periodicals for the computer services industry and the Washington-area technology community. The Cable Television segment offers basic cable, digital cable, pay television, cable modem, and other services to subscribers in midwestern, western, and southern states. The Education segment provides education products and services, which include supplemental education services made up of Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions; test preparation services for college and graduate school entrance exams; Kaplan Professional, providing education and career services to business people and other professionals; and Score!, offering multimedia learning and private tutoring to children, and educational resources to parents. It also provides higher education services, which include the post-secondary education businesses, including the fixed-facility colleges that offer bachelor's degrees, associate's degrees, and diploma programs primarily in the fields of health care, business, and information technology; and online post-secondary and career programs. The Washington Post was founded by Stilson Hutchins in 1877. The company is based in Washington, D.C.
FIRST NIAGARA FINANCIAL GROUP INC (FNFG)
First Niagara Financial Group, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, First Niagara Bank (bank), offers various banking and financial services to individuals and businesses in the Upstate New York. It offers consumer and commercial deposit accounts, including savings, negotiable order of withdrawal, business savings and checking, and money market accounts; and certificates of deposits. The bank originates residential and commercial real estate loans; commercial business loans and leases; home equity loans and lines of credit; and consumer loans, including indirect new and used automobile loans, mobile home loans, education loans, and personal secured and unsecured loans. It also offers risk management services, including life, auto, home, long-term care, disability, key person life, and property insurance; and general liability business insurance, including product professional and umbrella policies. The bank provides claims investigation and adjusting services, third party administration of self insured workers' compensation plans, and alternative risk management and self-insurance consulting services. It also offers wealth management services, including sale of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, annuities, and other investment products, including individual retirement accounts, education savings plans, and retirement plans, as well as offers investment advisory, trust, pension, custody, and cash management services. In addition, the bank through its subsidiaries, invests in real estate limited partnerships, as well as owns a multitenant retail shopping plaza. It invests in U.S. Government and agency securities, municipal bonds, corporate debt obligations, mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities, and corporate equity securities. As of December 31, 2004, the bank operated through 115 branches, 3 loan production offices, and 155 automated teller machines in 24 counties. The company was organized in 1870 and is based in Lockport, New York.
APPLEBEES INTERNATIONAL INC (APPB)
Applebee's International, Inc. engages in the development, franchising, and operation of casual dining restaurants under the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar name. It offer various entrees, including beef, chicken, pork, seafood, and pasta items prepared in various cuisines, as well as appetizers, salads, sandwiches, specialty drinks, and desserts. The company also offers beer, wine, liquor, and specialty drinks. As of September 7, 2005, the company operated 1,700 Applebee's restaurants worldwide. The company is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas.
LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION (LRCX)
Lam Research Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, marketing, and service of semiconductor processing equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. Its products include etch systems, including dielectric etch products, conductor etch products, and resist strip products, as well as synergy cleaning products. The company markets its products and services primarily to companies involved in the production of semiconductors in the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific, Korea, and Japan. Lam Research Corporation was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.
CITY NATIONAL CORPORATION (CYN)
City National Corporation primarily operates as the bank holding company for City National Bank that provides banking, investment, and trust services in California and New York City. The bank offers various deposit products, including interest checking accounts, money market accounts, savings deposits, and time deposits. It also provides commercial loans, residential mortgages, commercial real estate mortgages, and real estate construction loans, as well as equity lines of credit. In addition, the bank offers mutual funds and investment advisory services. The bank primarily offers its products and services to small-to mid-sized businesses, entrepreneurs, professionals, and affluent individuals. Further, City National Corporation offers investment management and advisory services, and brokerage services, including portfolio management, securities trading, and asset management; personal and business trust and investment services, such as employee benefit trust services; and estate and financial planning, and custodial services. As of August 1, 2005, the bank operated 54 offices, including 12 regional centers in southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, and New York City. City National Corporation is based in Beverly Hills, California.
CINCINNATI BELL INC (CBB)
Cincinnati Bell, Inc. provides data and voice communications services, equipments, and wireless and distance communications services in the United States. The company operates in four segments: Local, Wireless, Hardware and Managed Services, and Other. The Local segment provides local voice, telephone, and data services, which include network access, data transport, high-speed and dial-up Internet access to customers primarily in southwestern Ohio, northern Kentucky, and southeastern Indiana. The Wireless segment provides digital, voice, and data communications services on its own wireless network in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, as well as on the AWE national wireless network. This segment also sells related telecommunications equipment, wireless handset devices, and related accessories to support its service business. The Hardware and Managed Services segment provides data center collocation, information technology consulting services, and telecommunications and computer equipment, in addition to their related installation and maintenance services. The Other segment markets and sells voice long distance service, and surveillance hardware and monitoring services to residential and business customers in the Greater Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio. The company, formerly known as The City and Suburban Telegraph Company, was incorporated in 1873. It later changed its name to Cincinnati Bell Telephone and subsequently to Cincinnati Bell, Inc. in 1971. Cincinnati Bell is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.
BOYD GAMING CORPORATION (BYD)
Boyd Gaming Corporation operates as a multijurisdictional gaming company in the United States. As of April 13, 2005, the company owned and operated 18 gaming entertainment properties and 1 gaming entertainment property under development, located in Nevada, New Jersey, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana, and Louisiana. In addition, it owns and operates a travel agency located in Hawaii, as well as an offsite sports book located in Las Vegas. Further, Boyd is a 50% partner in a joint venture that owned a limited liability company that operates Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The company was incorporated in 1988 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.
ARTHUR J. GALLAGHER & CO (AJG)
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and its subsidiaries (Gallagher) provide insurance brokerage, risk management, and related services to clients in the United States and internationally. The company operates in Brokerage and Risk Management segments. The Brokerage segment comprises the Brokerage Services-Retail Division (BSD), Specialty Marketing and International (SMI), and Gallagher Benefit Services (GBS) divisions. The BSD division provides insurance for and services commercial, industrial, institutional, governmental, religious, and personal accounts. SMI division offers insurance services for commercial, industrial, institutional, governmental, and religious organizations. GBS division manages employee benefit programs through fully insured and self-insured programs. It also provides services in connection with the design, financing, implementation, and administration, as well as in connection with the communication of compensation and employee benefit programs, including pension and profit-sharing plans, group life, health, accident and disability insurance programs, and income tax deferral plans. Risk Management segment services include claims management, risk control consulting services, information management, and property appraisals on an integrated, select, or stand-alone basis. The company's investment portfolio includes tax investments, real estate partnerships, and an investment in Allied World Assurance Holdings, Ltd., an alternative investment fund manager. Gallagher serves its clients through a network of approximately 250 sales and service offices in the United States and 7 countries abroad. The company was founded by Arthur J. Gallagher in 1927 and is headquartered in Itasca, Illinois.
Puget Energy, Inc., an energy services holding company, engages in the transmission, distribution, and generation of electric energy, as well as transmission and distribution of natural gas primarily in Washington. The company also provides infrastructure construction services to the electric and gas utility industries in the United States. It offers various services to the electric utility industry, which include overhead and underground power line and cable construction, installation, and maintenance, including high-voltage transmission and distribution lines, copper, and fiber optic cables; duct installation; revitalization and damage prevention for underground power lines and cables using the patented Cablecure treatment; substation construction; and other specialty services for new and existing infrastructures. Its services to the gas utility industry include large-diameter pipeline installation and maintenance; service lines and meters; conventional river crossings and bridge maintenance; and cathodic protection. Puget Energy also offers power station fabrication and installation; vacuum excavation; hydrostatic testing; internal pipeline inspection; product pipelines; and other specialty services for distribution and transmission pipeline services, including small, mid-size, and large-bore directional drilling for various pipeline diameters and soil conditions. As of December 31, 2004, the company had approximately 1,001,200 electric customers and approximately 672,000 gas customers. Puget Energy was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.
NSTAR, a holding company, engages in the transmission and distribution of energy principally in Massachusetts. The company primarily transports electricity and natural gas. As of January 19, 2005, it served approximately 1.4 million customers in eastern and central Massachusetts, including 1.1 million electric distribution customers in 81 communities, and 300,000 natural gas distribution customers in 51 communities. The company also conducts nonutility, unregulated operations, such as liquefied natural gas service and telecommunications. NSTAR was founded in 1886 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.
Aqua America, Inc., a holding company, provides water and wastewater services primarily in the United States. The company offers its services to residential, commercial, industrial, other water, wastewater customers, and operating contracts and other customers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Texas, New Jersey, Indiana, Virginia, Florida, North Carolina, Maine, Missouri, New York, South Carolina, and Kentucky. Aqua America served approximately 2.5 million residents, as of April 20, 2005. It also provides water or wastewater services through operating and maintenance contracts with municipal authorities and other parties. The company was formerly known as Philadelphia Suburban Corporation and changed its name to Aqua America, Inc. in 2004. Aqua America is based in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
The Brink's Company provides business and security services in North America. It offers armored car transportation, security services, ATM servicing, currency and coin processing, and other value-added services to banks, retailers, and other commercial and governmental agencies worldwide. The company also engages in marketing, selling, installing, monitoring, and servicing electronic security systems in owner occupied, single family residences, and commercial properties. In addition, it installs and monitors commercial security systems, including nonmonitored closed circuit video and enhanced event reporting. Further, the company provides freight transportation and supply chain management services for business to business shipping. It offers expedited and standard air freight, ocean forwarding, customs brokerage, and documentation services to industrial and commercial businesses, including automotive, aerospace, healthcare, technology, retail, and other industries. The Brink's Company also operates in France, Venezuela, the Netherlands, Brazil, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Colombia. The company was founded in 1838. It was formerly known as Pittston Company and changed its name to The Brinks Company in 2003. The company is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.
VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED (VRTX)
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, a biotechnology company, engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of small molecule drugs for HIV infection, chronic hepatitis C virus infection, inflammatory and autoimmune disorders, cancer, pain, and bacterial infection. It offers Lexiva/Telzir and Agenerase for HIV infection. The company is developing Merimepodib and VX-950, which are in phase I and phase II stage; VX-765, VX-702, and Pralnacasan that are in phase II stage; VX-680, VX-944, and VX-322, which are in phase I and preclinical stage; and VX-409 and VX-692, that are in preclinical stage. Vertex Pharmaceuticals has collaboration agreements with Aventis S.A.; GlaxoSmithKline plc; Novartis Pharma AG; Merck & Co., Inc.; Mitsubishi Pharma Corp.; and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Incorporated. It also has collaboration agreements with Schering AG; Kissei Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.; and Eli Lilly and Company. In addition, it has a licensing agreement with Avalon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for the development and commercialization of the IMPDH inhibitor VX-944 for the treatment of cancer. Vertex Pharmaceuticals was founded by Joshua Boger in 1989 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
TCF FINANCIAL CORPORATION (TCB)
TCF Financial Corporation operates as the holding company for the TCF National Bank that offers banking services in the United States. The bank offers various products, which include commercial, small business, consumer, and residential mortgage loans, as well as deposit products. Its deposit instruments include consumer, small business, and commercial demand deposit accounts; interest-bearing checking accounts; money market accounts; regular savings accounts; certificates of deposit; and retirement savings plans. It also provides commercial real estate loans and education loans, as well as issues standby letters of credit. In addition, the bank offers leasing and equipment finance, securities brokerage, and investment and insurance services. As of September 30, 2005, the bank operated 442 banking offices in Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Colorado, and Indiana. TCF Financial Corporation is based in Wayzata, Minnesota.
MENTOR GRAPHICS CORPORATION (MENT)
Mentor Graphics Corporation provides electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services, and support for electronics and semiconductor companies worldwide. The company develops, manufactures, markets, sells, and supports electronic design automation products and provides related services, which are used by engineers to design, analyze, simulate, model, implement, and verify the components of electronic systems. The company's customers use its products in the design of wire harness systems and semiconductors, such as microprocessors, field programmable gate arrays, printed circuit boards, and memory and application specific integrated circuits. The company's products are used in the design of various set of electronic products, including automotive electronics, video game consoles, telephone-switching systems, cellular handsets, computer network hubs and routers, signal processors, personal computers, video conferencing equipment, 3-D graphics boards, digital audio broadcast radios, smart cards, and products enabled with the Bluetooth short-range wireless radio technology and 802.11 wireless networking technology. The company markets its products and services primarily to companies in the military/aerospace, communications, computer, consumer electronics, semiconductor, networking, multimedia, and transportation industries. Mentor Graphics Corporation was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Wilsonville, Oregon.
FEDERAL SIGNAL CORPORATION (FSS)
Federal Signal Corporation (FSC) engages in the manufacture, marketing, and sale of municipal and industrial cleaning vehicles and equipment; fire rescue vehicles; safety, signaling, and communication equipment; and tooling products worldwide. It operates in four segments: Environmental Products, Fire Rescue, Safety Products, and Tools. The Environmental Products segment offers self-propelled street cleaning vehicles, vacuum loader vehicles, municipal catch basin/sewer cleaning vacuum trucks, refuse truck bodies, and water blasting equipment. It also offers products for the hydro-excavation, glycol recovery, and surface cleaning markets. The Fire Rescue segment provides chassis; fire trucks, including Class A pumpers, minipumpers, and tankers; and airport and other rescue vehicles, aerial access platforms, and aerial ladder trucks. The Safety Products segment manufactures emergency vehicle warning lights and sirens; industrial and outdoor signaling, warning, lighting, and communication devices; and parking revenue and access control systems. The Tool segment offers consumable carbide and superhard insert tooling for cutoff, drilling, milling, and deep grooving metal cutting applications; precision tooling, ejector pins, core pins, sleeves, and accessories for the plastic injection mold industry; precision tooling and die components for the metal stamping industry; and a line of precision cutting and grooving tools, including polycrystalline diamond and cubic boron nitride products for superhard applications. FSC also provides customer and dealer financing services, principally through sales-type leases. The company sells its products to municipal customers, industrial customers, contractors, and government customers through dealer networks, manufacturers' representatives, independent distributors, original equipment manufacturers, and direct sales. FSC was founded in 1901 and is based in Oak Brook, Illinois.
PHILLIPS-VAN HEUSEN CORPORATION (PVH)
Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation (PVH) operates as an apparel company worldwide. The company designs and markets branded dress shirts, sportswear, footwear, and other related products, as well as licenses its brands for an assortment of products. Its sportswear products include men's knit and woven sport shirts, sweaters, bottoms, swimwear, boxers, and outerwear. The company's footwear products include casual and dress casual shoes for men, women, and children, and apparel and accessories, such as handbags, belts, and travel gear, for men and women. The company's licensed brands comprise Geoffrey Beene, Kenneth Cole New York, Reaction Kenneth Cole, BCBG Max Azria, BCBG Attitude, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Chaps, Sean John and, Donald J. Trump Signature Collection. The company distributes its products through national and regional department, mid-tier department, mass market, specialty, and independent stores in the United States. PVH also markets its products directly to consumers through its Van Heusen, IZOD, Geoffrey Beene, Bass, and Calvin Klein retail stores, primarily located in outlet malls throughout the United States. It operates approximately 700 retail stores and offers private label programs to retailers. Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation was founded in 1876 and is based in New York City.
ChoicePoint, Inc. provides identification and credential verification services. It operates through four groups: Insurance Services, Business Services, Government Services, and Marketing Services. The Insurance Services group offers claims history data, motor vehicle records, accident report records, credit information, and modeling services. It also provides policy rating and issuance software, and business outsourcing services. The company's Business Services group offers preemployment background screenings and drug testing administration services, public filing searches, vital record services, tenant screening services, credential verification, due diligence information, uniform commercial code searches and filings, authentication services, mortgage fraud credentialing services, and people and shareholder locator information services. Its Government Services group provides DNA identification services, public filing searches, credential verification, data visualization, analytics, and data integration services. The Marketing Services group provides direct marketing services, including data, analytics, teleservices, and database and campaign management services, as well as print, Web, and fulfillment services. The company offers its services to consumer finance companies, asset-based lenders, legal and professional service providers, law enforcement agencies, health care service providers, nonprofit organizations, consumers, Fortune 1000 corporations, insurance companies, financial institutions, and government agencies. ChoicePoint was incorporated in 1997 and is based in Alpharetta, Georgia.
SIERRA PACIFIC RESOURCES (SRP)
Sierra Pacific Resources (SPR) operates as the holding company for Nevada Power Company (NPC) and Sierra Pacific Power Company (SPPC). The company, through NPC, engages in the distribution, transmission, generation, and sale of electric energy in Clark County in southern Nevada. NPC provided electricity to approximately 738,000 customers in the communities of Las Vegas, north Las Vegas, Henderson, Searchlight, Laughlin, and adjoining areas, including Nellis air force base, as of December 31, 2004. NPC also provides services to the Department of Energy's Nevada test site in Nye County. SPPC provided electricity to approximately 342,600 customers in an approximately 50,000 square mile service area in western, central, and northeastern Nevada, including the cities of Reno, Sparks, Carson, and Elko; and a portion of eastern California, including the Lake Tahoe area, as of December 31, 2004. SPPC also distributed natural gas in Nevada to approximately 134,800 customers in an area of approximately 600 square miles in Reno/Sparks and environs, as of the above date. In addition, the company, through a partnership, operates an interstate natural gas pipeline from Malin, Oregon to Reno, Nevada. Sierra Pacific Resources is headquartered in Reno, Nevada.
SEI INVESTMENTS COMPANY (SEIC)
SEI Investments Company provides investment processing, fund processing, and investment management business outsourcing solutions to the financial services industry. The company operates in five segments: Private Banking and Trust, Investment Advisors, Enterprises, Money Managers, and Investments in New Businesses. The Private Banking and Trust segment provides investment processing, fund processing, and investment management programs to banks and other trust institutions located in the United States and Canada. The Investment Advisors segment offers investment management programs to affluent investors through a network of independent registered investment advisors, financial planners, and other investment professionals in the United States. The Enterprises segment provides retirement and treasury solutions to corporations, unions, municipalities, and hospitals; and an endowment and foundation solution for the not-for-profit market in the United States. The Money Managers segment offers investment processing and fund processing to investment managers and mutual fund companies in the United States; and to investment managers of alternative asset classes, such as hedge funds, fund of funds, and private equity funds. The Investments in New Businesses segment provides investment management programs and fund processing to investment advisors, corporations, and money managers located outside the United States; and private banking outsource solutions to institutions in the United Kingdom and continental Europe. SEI Investments was incorporated in 1968 and is headquartered in Oaks, Pennsylvania.
VECTREN CORPORATION (VVC)
Vectren Corporation operates as an energy and applied technology holding company in the United States. It has two groups, Utility and Nonregulated. The Utility group consists of the operations of the gas utility services, electric utility services, and other operations that provide information technology and other support services. Gas utility services include natural gas distribution and transportation services to residential, commercial, industrial, and other customers in Indiana and west central Ohio. As of December 31, 2004, the Utility group supplied natural gas service to 980,000 customers. Its electricity utility services comprise electric generation, transmission, and distribution services primarily to southwestern Indiana. The Utility group supplied electric service to 135,098 customers, as of the above date. The principal industries served in this group include automotive assembly, parts and accessories, feed, flour and grain processing, metal castings, aluminum products, appliance manufacturing, polycarbonate resin and plastic products, gypsum products, and electrical equipment. The Nonregulated group comprises four business areas: energy marketing and services, coal mining, utility infrastructure services, and broadband. The energy marketing and services area provides natural gas and fuel supply management services to municipalities, utilities, industrial operations, schools, and healthcare institutions. Coal mining area engages in the mining and sale of coal. Utility infrastructure services area provide underground construction and repair of utility infrastructure services to gas, water, and telecommunications companies, as well as facilities locating and meter reading services. Broadband area provides broadband services, such as cable television, Internet, and local and long distance phone services primarily to the greater Evansville, Indiana area. Vectren Corporation was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Evansville, Indiana.
WISCONSIN ENERGY CORPORATION (WEC)
Wisconsin Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides electric and natural gas service to customers in Wisconsin and Michigan. It operates in two segments, Utility Energy and Nonutility Energy. The Utility Energy segment serves approximately 1,081,400 electric customers in Wisconsin and the upper peninsula of Michigan; approximately 437,800 gas customers in Wisconsin; and approximately 460 steam customers in metro Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It also serves water customers in suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Nonutility Energy segment designs, permits, builds, and owns power plants in Wisconsin Energy's electric utility service areas. It also involves in the development and marketing of renewable energy and recycling technologies. In addition, the company develops and invests in real estate. The company was incorporated in 1981 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
FIRST COMMUNITY BANCORP (FCBP)
First Community Bancorp operates as the holding company for First National Bank and Pacific Western National Bank. The company, through its subsidiaries, provides various banking products and services, which include accepting checking, demand, savings, time, and money market deposits, as well as originating commercial loans, including asset-based lending and factoring of accounts receivable; real estate loans, including construction loans, miniperm loans collateralized by first or junior deeds of trust on specific commercial properties, and equity lines of credit; small business administration guaranteed loans; and consumer loans, including personal, auto, boat, home improvement, and equipment loans, as well as revolving lines of credit; mortgage loans; international loans for trade finance; and other business-oriented products. The company also offers foreign exchange, international banking, multistate deposit, and investment services. In addition, it issues ATM and debit cards. The company serves small to medium size businesses located in southern California. Its investment portfolio consists of U.S. Treasury and U.S. Government agency obligations, mortgage-backed securities, obligations of states and political subdivisions, and Federal Reserve Bank and Federal Home Loan Bank stock. As of March 1, 2005, the company had 56 properties consisting of 35 branch offices, including 22 operated by Pacific Western National Bank and 13 operated by First National bank; 1 annex office; 4 operations centers; and 16 other properties. First Community Bancorp is based in Rancho Santa Fe, California.
OREILLY AUTOMOTIVE INC (ORLY)
O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. operates as a retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment, and accessories in the United States. Its stores offer new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, such as alternators, starters, fuel pumps, water pumps, brake shoes and pads, chassis parts, and engine parts; maintenance items, such as oil, antifreeze, fluids, engine additives, and appearance products; accessories, such as floor mats and seat covers; and autobody paint and related materials, automotive tools, and professional service equipment. The company sells its products to both do-it-yourself customers and professional installers. As of December 31, 2004, O'Reilly Automotive operated 1,249 stores within the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. The company was co-founded in 1957 by Charles F. O'Reilly and Charles H. O'Reilly, Sr. O'Reilly Automotive is based in Springfield, Missouri.
ALLIANT ENERGY CORPORATION (LNT)
Alliant Energy Corporation operates as the holding company for Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL) and Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL). The company engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electric energy; and the purchase, distribution, transportation, and sale of natural gas in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois. It also provides steam services in Iowa; water service in Winnebago County, Illinois; and various other energy-related products and services, including construction management services for wind farms. The company owns a portfolio of electric generating facilities with various fuel mixes, including coal, nuclear, natural gas, and renewable resources. As of April 25, 2005, Alliant Energy served approximately three million customers. The company was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin.
MERCURY GENERAL CORPORATION (MCY)
Mercury General Corporation and its subsidiaries offer personal automobile and homeowners insurance in the United States. The company provides a range of coverage, including bodily injury liability, underinsured and uninsured motorist, personal injury protection, property damage liability, comprehensive, collision, and other hazards coverage to automobile policyholders. It also writes homeowners insurance, mechanical breakdown insurance, commercial and dwelling fire insurance, and commercial property insurance. Mercury General sells its policies through independent agents and brokers in the United States, principally in California and Florida. The company was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
MILLENNIUM PHARMACEUTICALS INC (MLNM)
Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. engages in the research, development, and commercialization of therapeutic products in the areas of cancer, cardiovascular, and inflammatory diseases. The company's products include VELCADE, a proteasome inhibitor for treating patients with multiple myeloma; and INTEGRILIN injection, a cardiovascular product. Its INTEGRILIN injection prevents aggregation of blood platelets and occlusion of the arteries supplying the heart muscle with oxygen to prevent the incidence of heart attack or death in patients with acute coronary syndrome, and for the treatment of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. The company's preclinical and clinical development drug candidates include MLN2704 for prostate cancer; MLN518 for acute myeloid leukemia; MLN8054 for solid tumor cancers; MLN2222 for reperfusion injury in patients undergoing cardiac surgeries; MLN1202 for rheumatoid arthritis multiple sclerosis; MLN3897 for chronic inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis; MLN02 for Crohn's disease; and MLN3701 for chronic inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis. It has strategic alliances with Ortho Biotech Products, L.P.; Schering-Plough, Ltd.; GlaxoSmithKline plc; Aventis Pharma; and Schering Corporation. Millennium Pharmaceuticals was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
PARAMETRIC TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (PMTC)
Parametric Technology Corporation engages in the development, marketing, and support of product lifecycle management (PLM) and enterprise content management (ECM) software solutions and related services worldwide. The PLM consists of the mechanical computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering, and the collaboration and data management solutions, as well as product data management, component and supplier management, visualization and digital mockup, enterprise application integration, program and project management, after market service and portfolio management, requirements management, customer needs management, manufacturing planning, and technical and marketing publications. The ECM offers technologies for business process management, compliance management, document management, dynamic publishing, document archival and retrieval, knowledge management, records management, and Web content management. It also offers maintenance services, and consulting and training services. The company serves life sciences, publishing, government, and financial services markets. It products are sold through direct sales force, third-party distributors, and Internet, as well as through indirect distribution channel, such as through alliances with resellers. Parametric Technology Corp. has a partnership with HIS, Inc. to deliver electronic components content to users of PTC Windchill. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Needham, Massachusetts.
WEINGARTEN REALTY INVESTORS (WRI)
Weingarten Realty Investors operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). The company engages in the management, acquisition, and development of real estate. It operates in two segments, Shopping Center and Industrial. The Shopping Center segment engages in the acquisition, development, and management of real estate, primarily anchored neighborhood and community shopping centers located in Texas, California, Louisiana, Arizona, Nevada, Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Kansas, Colorado, Missouri, Illinois, Florida, North Carolina, Mississippi, Georgia, Utah, Kentucky, and Maine. Its customer base includes supermarkets, discount retailers, drugstores, and other retailers. The Industrial segment engages in the acquisition, development, and management of bulk warehouses and office/service centers. Its properties are located in Texas, Nevada, Georgia, Florida, California, and Tennessee. As of June 30, 2005, Weingarten Realty Investors owned or operated under long-term leases, directly or through its interest in joint ventures or partnerships, a total of 350 developed properties and 3 properties that are in various stages of development. Its properties include 294 shopping centers and 59 industrial properties. Weingarten Realty Investors qualifies as a REIT for federal income tax purposes. As a REIT, it would not be taxed on the portion of its income, which is distributed to shareholders, provided it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income. The company was founded in 1948 and is based in Houston, Texas.
HORMEL FOODS CORPORATION (HRL)
Hormel Foods Corporation engages in the manufacture and marketing of various meat and food products in the United States. The company sells fresh, frozen, cured, smoked, cooked, and canned meat products. It offers perishable meat products, including fresh meats, sausages, hams, wieners, and bacon; and shelf-stable products, such as canned luncheon meats, shelf-stable microwaveable entrees, stews, chilies, hash, meat spreads, flour and corn tortillas, salsas, tortilla chips, and other items that do not require refrigeration, as well as frozen processed products. The company also provides turkey products, as well as nutritional food products and supplements, sugar and sugar substitutes, creamers, salt and pepper products, sauces and salad dressings, dessert and drink mixes, and industrial gelatin products. Hormel Foods sells its products through its sales personnel, as well as through independent brokers and distributors. It has a joint venture with Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation to market and sell beef and pork. The company was founded in 1891 by George A. Hormel as George A. Hormel & Company and changed its name to Hormel Foods Corporation in 1995. Hormel Foods is headquartered in Austin, Minnesota.
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.
MACROVISION CORPORATION (MVSN)
Macrovision Corporation provides electronic licensing, installation, and digital rights management technologies to entertainment producers and software publishers worldwide. Its value management solutions include anti-piracy technologies and services, embedded licensing technologies, usage monitoring for enterprises, and a host of related technologies and services from installation to update to back-office entitlement management. The company also markets the FLEXnet licensing platform; and the InstallShield suite of software installation, repackaging, and update solutions. Macrovision's customers primarily comprise Hollywood studios; independent video producers; hardware and software vendors; music labels; consumer electronic, personal computer, and digital set-top box manufacturers; digital pay-per-view and video-on-demand network operators; and enterprise information technology organizations. Macrovision was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
Ingram Micro, Inc., an information technology (IT) wholesale distributor, provides sales, marketing, and logistics services to the IT industry worldwide. The company distributes various IT products from computer hardware suppliers, networking equipment suppliers, and software publishers. It has four primary product categories: networking, software, systems, and peripherals. Networking category includes networking hardware, communication products, and network security products. Networking hardware includes switches, hubs, routers, wireless local and wide area networks, network interface cards, and storage area networks. Communication products incorporate voice over Internet protocol communications, modems, phone systems, and video/audio conferencing. Network security hardware includes firewalls, virtual private networks, and intrusion detection and authentication devices. Software products include business application software; operating system software; entertainment software; middleware, developer software tools; security software, such as firewalls and encryption software; and storage software. Systems category offers servers, desktops, portable personal computers, and personal digital assistants. Peripherals category offers printers, scanners, displays, projectors, monitors, panels, mass storage, and tape. It also includes other products, such as processors, motherboards, hard drives, and memory; ink and toner supplies, paper, carrying cases, and antiglare screens; consumer electronics products; and various services, such as installation services, professional services, service provider and carrier services, warranties and support, configuration and assembly, packaged services, and mobile communication services. The company sells its products to the resellers in various sectors. Ingram Micro is headquartered in Santa Ana, California.
Netflix, Inc. operates as an online movie rental subscription service provider in the United States. It provides its subscribers access to a library of movie, television, and other filmed entertainment titles. The company also offers its subscribers with decision support information on each title in its library. As of December 31, 2004, it provided approximately 2,600,000 subscribers access to a library of approximately 35,000 movie, television, and other filmed entertainment titles. Netflix was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, California.
MOHAWK INDUSTRIES INC (MHK)
Mohawk Industries, Inc. produces floor covering products for residential and commercial applications in the United States. It operates in two segments, Mohawk and Dal-Tile. The Mohawk segment engages in the design, manufacture, distribution, and marketing of floor covering product lines, which include carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, hardwood, resilient, and laminate, in a range of colors, textures, and patterns for residential and commercial applications. This segment markets its products to approximately 36,000 customers, which include independent floor covering retailers, home centers, mass merchandisers, department stores, commercial dealers, and commercial end users. The Dal-Tile segment designs, manufactures, sources, and markets a line of ceramic tile, porcelain tile, and natural stone products used in the residential and commercial markets for both new construction and remodeling. Its ceramic tile products are sold through independent distributors, home center retailers, tile and flooring retailers, and contractors. Mohawk Industries is headquartered in Calhoun, Georgia.
FAIR ISAAC AND COMPANY INCORPORATED (FIC)
Fair Isaac Corporation, along with its subsidiaries, provides analytic, software, and data management products and services to automate and improve decisions. The company operates in four segments: Strategy Machine Solutions, Scoring Solutions, Professional Services, and Analytic Software Tools. The Strategy Machine Solutions segment provides enterprise decision management applications for marketing, account origination, customer management, fraud, collections and debt recovery, mortgage lending, and review and repricing of medical bills; and myFICO.com Web site, a source for consumers to obtain their FICO scores and credit reports from the U.S. credit reporting agencies. The Scoring Solutions segment develops FICO scores that are used by credit card organizations, as well as mortgage and auto loan originators to prescreen solicitation candidates to evaluate applicants for new credit and review existing accounts. It makes these scores available through credit reporting agencies in the United States. The Professional Services segment provides solution and technology consulting, systems integration, data management, business strategy consulting, industry consulting, strategy science, predictive science, and fraud consulting services. The Analytic Software Tools segment provides software tools for rules management, model development, and data-driven strategy design. It serves banks, credit reporting agencies, credit card processing agencies, insurers, retailers, telecommunications providers, healthcare organizations, pharmaceutical companies, and government agencies. The company markets its products through direct sales organization, alliance partners, and other resellers in the United States; and through subsidiary sales organizations, resellers, and independent distributors outside the United States. Fair Isaac was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Palm, Inc. provides mobile computing solutions worldwide. Its solutions help people to access and share information. The company offers Palm Treo smartphones, Palm LifeDrive mobile managers, and Palm handheld computers, as well as software, services, and accessories. The Treo smartphones combine mobile phone, and wireless data applications, such as email, messaging and Web browsing, multimedia features, and productivity software in a single device; the Foleo mobile companion that improves a customer's smartphone experience by providing a larger screen and full-size keyboard for reading and writing emails, viewing and editing attachments, and viewing Web pages; data synchronization technology, which enables the device to synchronize with desktop applications, such as Microsoft Outlook, and an infrared port for exchanging information between devices; and Organizer software used in its handheld computers, including an address book, date book, clock, to do list, memo pad, and calculator. The company also offers add-ons and accessories, including portable keyboards; memory expansion cards for storage; and content, modems, headsets, and carrying cases. It offers its products through a network of wireless carriers, retail, Internet retailers, resellers, and business distributors to consumers, professionals, business, education, and government users. The company was founded as Palm Computing, Inc. in 1992 and changed its name to Palm, Inc. in 1999. Further, it changed its name to palmOne, Inc. in 2003; and to Palm, Inc. in 2005. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
VISHAY INTERTECHNOLOGY INC (VSH)
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. engages in the manufacture and marketing of passive and active electronic components. It operates through two segments, Passive components and Active components. Passive components segment offers resistors, capacitors, inductors, strain gages, load cells, force measurement sensors, displacement sensors, and photoelastic sensors. The Active components segment provides diodes, transistors, rectifiers, power integrated circuits, infrared (IR) transceivers, IR sensors, and optocouplers. The company offers its products to computer, telecommunications, military/aerospace, instrument, automotive, medical, and consumer electronics industries. Vishay Intertechnology was founded by Felix Zandman in 1962 and is headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania.
CROMPTON CORPORATION (CEM)
Chemtura Corporation produces specialty chemicals; crop protection; and pool, spa, and home care products worldwide. The company's Polymer Additives segment offers antioxidants, flame retardants, heat stabilizers, impact modifiers, polymerization catalysts and inhibitors, surfactants, processing aids, and UV stabilizers. These products are sold directly to polymer manufacturers and compounders, or through plastic industry distributors. Chemtura's Performance Specialties segment offers petroleum additives, castable urethane prepolymers, and polyurethane dispersions. The company's Consumer Products segment provides recreational water purification products sold under various branded labels through local dealers and large retailers to assist consumers in the maintenance of their pools and spas; and branded cleaners and degreasers sold primarily through mass merchants to consumers for home cleaning. Chemtura's Crop Protection segment develops, supplies, registers, and sells agricultural chemicals formulated for specific crops in various geographic regions. It primarily focuses on seed treatments, fungicides, insecticides, growth regulators, and herbicides markets. These products are sold directly to growers and distributors in the agricultural sector. The company's products are used in automotive, transportation, construction, packaging, agriculture, lubricants, and plastics for durable and nondurable goods, including electronics, industrial rubber, and home pool and spa chemical markets. Chemtura was founded in 1837 and is headquartered in Middlebury, Connecticut.
WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC (WSM)
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of home furnishings in the United States. It offers various products, such as culinary and serving equipment, including cookware, cookbooks, cutlery, informal dinnerware, glassware, table linens, specialty foods, and cooking ingredients; casual home furnishings, decorative accessories, flatware, and table accessories; and linens, towels, robes, soaps, and accessories for the bed and bath. The company operates in two segments, Retail and Direct-To-Customer. The Retail segment sells products for the home through its five retail concepts: Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, Hold Everything, and West Elm. The Direct-To-Customer segment sells similar products through its eight direct mail catalogs: Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, Pottery Barn Bed+ Bath, PBteen, Hold Everything, West Elm, and Chambers, as well as through five ecommerce Web sites: williams-sonoma.com, potterybarn.com, potterybarnkids.com, pbteen.com, and westelm.com. As of July 31, 2005, Williams-Sonoma operated 559 retail stores in the United States and Canada. The company was founded by Charles E. Williams in 1956 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
The Commerce Group, Inc. provides personal and commercial property, and casualty insurance in Massachusetts and in other states. Its core product lines include personal automobile, homeowners, and commercial automobile insurance. The company, through its principal subsidiary, The Commerce Insurance Company, writes private passenger automobile insurance, homeowners insurance, and commercial automobile insurance. It also writes insurance through three other subsidiaries comprising Commerce West Insurance Company, American Commerce Insurance Company (ACIC), and Citation Insurance Company. Commerce West writes private passenger automobile insurance, as well as standard and nonstandard private passenger and commercial automobile business in California, and nonstandard business in Oregon. ACIC predominantly writes private passenger automobile and homeowners insurance in 11 states. Citation offers a preferred risk homeowners product and a separate rating tier for preferred commercial automobile business in Massachusetts. The company markets its products through its network of independent agents. The Commerce Group was founded in 1971 and is based in Webster, Massachusetts.
LINCARE HOLDINGS INC (LNCR)
Lincare Holdings, Inc. provides oxygen and other respiratory therapy services to patients in the home, in the United States. Its customers typically suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or asthma, and require supplemental oxygen or other respiratory therapy services. The company offers oxygen delivery equipment, such as oxygen concentrators and liquid oxygen systems, as well as other respiratory therapy services, including nebulizers and associated respiratory medications, noninvasive ventilation, ventilators, and continuous positive airway pressure devices. It also offers home infusion therapies, including parenteral nutrition, intravenous antibiotic therapy, enteral nutrition, chemotherapy, dobutamine infusions, immunoglobulin therapy, continuous pain management, and central catheter management. In addition, Lincare supplies home medical equipment, such as hospital beds, wheelchairs, and other supplies. Lincare Holdings is headquartered in Clearwater, Florida.
POWERWAVE TECHNOLOGIES INC (PWAV)
Powerwave Technologies, Inc. supplies wireless solutions for wireless communications networks worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Wireless Communications and Contract Manufacturing. The Wireless Communications segment sells wireless communications network products and coverage solutions, including antennas, boosters, combiners, filters, radio frequency power amplifiers, repeaters, tower-mounted amplifiers, and advanced coverage solutions for use in cellular, PCS, and 3G wireless communications networks. The Contract Manufacturing segment manufactures and sells advanced industrial components, primarily for the automotive and food industries, under contract manufacturing. The company sells its products to wireless original equipment manufacturers and operators of wireless networks. It operates primarily in North America, Asia, Europe, and other international countries. Powerwave Technologies was incorporated in 1985 under the name Milcom International, Inc. and changed its name to Powerwave Technologies, Inc. in 1996. The company is headquartered in Santa Ana, California.
ArvinMeritor, Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, distribution, sale, service, and support of various integrated systems, modules, and components for use in commercial, specialty, and light vehicles worldwide. The company's light vehicle systems include emission systems and exhaust system components, such as mufflers, exhaust pipes, catalytic converters, diesel particulate filters, and exhaust manifolds; aperture systems, such as roof systems, door systems, and manual and power activated latch systems; undercarriage systems, including suspension systems, suspension modules, ride control systems, and wheel products for use in passenger cars, all-terrain vehicles, light trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Its commercial vehicle systems comprise drivetrain systems and components that consist of axles and drivelines, braking systems, suspension systems, exhaust and ride control products, transmissions, and emissions systems for medium and heavy duty trucks, trailers, and specialty vehicles. These products also include off-highway vehicle products for construction, material handling, agriculture, mining, and forestry applications; axles, brakes, and brake system components for use in medium-duty and heavy-duty military tactical wheeled vehicles; and axles, brakes, and transfer cases for use in buses, coaches and recreational, fire, and other specialty vehicles. ArvinMeritor serves various original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers worldwide, including truck OEMs, light vehicle OEMs, trailer producers and specialty vehicle manufacturers, and certain aftermarkets. It has joint ventures with AB Volvo, First Auto Works Sihuan Axle Brake Group, and DongWon Precision Industrial Co., Ltd. ArvinMeritor was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in Troy, Michigan.
The Scotts Company and its subsidiaries engage in the manufacture, marketing, and sale of consumer branded products for lawn and garden care, and professional horticulture in the United States and Europe. It sells a line of granular lawn fertilizer and combination products, which include fertilizer and crabgrass control, weed control or pest control; plant foods; plant disease control products; growing media products, including potting mix, garden soils, topsoil, manures, sphagnum peat, and decorative barks and mulches for indoor and outdoor uses; herbicide products; and lawn spreaders, hose-end applicators for water-soluble plant foods and certain insect control products, pottery products, and consumer grass seed products in North America. The company also sells consumer lawn and garden products in approximately 25 countries outside of North America; and a line of professional products in Europe, the Far East, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. In addition, its Scotts LawnService segment provides residential lawn care, lawn aeration, tree and shrub care, and external pest control services. These services consist primarily of fertilizer, weed control, pest control and disease control applications. As of September 30, 2004, this segment had 68 company-operated locations, serving 49 metropolitan markets and 74 independent franchises primarily operating in secondary markets. The company's customers include home improvement centers; mass merchandisers; warehouse clubs; large hardware chains; independent hardware stores; nurseries; garden centers; food and drug stores; and distributors, who serve commercial nurseries and greenhouses, specialty crop growers, and small retail accounts. The Scotts Company was founded by O.M. Scott in 1868 and is headquartered in Marysville, Ohio.
SCANA Corporation engages in the generation and sale of electricity, as well as in the purchase, sale, and transportation of natural gas to wholesale and retail customers in South and North Carolina, and Georgia. The company also engages in other energy-related businesses, holds investments in telecommunications companies, and provides fiber optic communications. Its electric service area extends into 24 counties covering approximately 15,000 square miles. The company owns liquefied natural gas liquefaction and storage facilities. SCANA transports natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers. It owns and operates approximately 500 mile fiber optic telecommunications network and data center facilities, and provides Ethernet services, as well as engages in tower site construction, management, and rental services. The company also provides homeowners with service contracts on their home appliances, and heating and air conditioning units. SCANA Corporation was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina.
MICREL INCORPORATED (MCRL)
Micrel, Incorporated (MI) engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of analog power, mixed-signal, and digital integrated circuits (IC). It also provides single-board and enterprise servers, network switches and routers, storage area networks, and wireless base stations for networking and communications infrastructure markets. In addition, the company offers standard analog products for industrial, defense, and automotive electronics. Further, MI offers radio frequency products that enable customers to develop wireless control systems for various applications, such as remote keyless entry for automobiles, garage door openers, and remote controls. The company's customers include manufacturers of enterprise, consumer, industrial, mobile, telecommunications, automotive, and computer products worldwide. MI distributes its products through a network of independent sales representatives, independent distributors, and stocking representative firms, as well as through direct sales staff. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
DIEBOLD INCORPORATED (DBD)
Diebold, Incorporated engages in the development, manufacture, sale, and service of self-service transaction systems, electronic and physical security systems, software, and various products used to equip bank facilities and electronic voting terminals principally in the United States. The company's products primarily include self-service banking products and automated teller machines, RemoteTeller System, vaults, safe deposit boxes and safes, drive-up banking equipment, and electronic voting systems. Its customers include banks and financial institutions, as well as colleges and universities, public libraries, government agencies, utilities, and various retail outlets. The company sells its systems and equipment directly through its sales force to customers in the United States and through manufacturer's representatives and distributors worldwide. Diebold was founded by Charles Diebold in 1859. The company is headquartered in North Canton, Ohio.
Sybase, Inc. provides enterprise and mobile software solutions for information management, development, and integration. Its solutions integrate platforms, databases, and applications; and extend those applications to mobile workers through mobile and Wi-Fi technologies. The company operates in three segments: Infrastructure Platform Group, iAnywhere Solutions, Inc., and Financial Fusion, Inc. Infrastructure Platform Group focuses on information management with its database servers for mission-critical transactions, data warehousing, and business analytics. Its products provide information delivery solutions, which include replication, data movement, and data and message integration. iAnywhere Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Sybase, provides mobile and embedded databases, mobile management and security, and mobile middleware. Financial Fusion, Inc. provides banking, payment, cash management, and trade messaging solutions to approximately 200 financial institutions. Its solutions enable banks to provide account access and payment initiation on behalf of their consumer, small business, and corporate clients. The company serves commerce, communications, finance, government, defense, manufacturing, transportation, and healthcare sectors in North America and worldwide. Its products and services are licensed through its direct sales organization; and indirect sales channels, including value added resellers, systems integrators, original equipment manufacturers, and international distributors and resellers. The company was founded by Mark Hoffman and Bob Epstein in 1984 and is headquartered in Dublin, California.
Manpower, Inc., a holding company, operates in the employment services industry. It provides a range of human resource services, including permanent, temporary, and contract recruitment; employee assessment; training; internal audit, accounting, technology, and tax services; and organizational consulting services. Manpower was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Glendale, Wisconsin.
CBRL Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the operation and development of restaurant and retail concepts in the United States. It operates restaurants under the names of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Logan's Roadhouse. Its menu items include country ham, chicken, fish, roast beef, beans, turnip greens, vegetable plates, salads, sandwiches, pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and grits items. Its stores offer various decorative and functional items, including rocking chairs, holiday and seasonal gifts and toys, apparel, cookware, ceramics, figurines, candies, preserves, syrups, and other food items. As of November 22, 2005, the company operated 538 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store restaurants and gift shops located in 41 states; and 129 company-operated and 23 franchised Logan's Roadhouse restaurants in 19 states. CBRL Group was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Lebanon, Tennessee.
ALBERTO-CULVER COMPANY (ACV)
Alberto-Culver Company engages in the development, manufacture, distribution, and marketing of beauty care, house hold, health care, and hair care products in the United States and internationally. The company offers food and household products, such as salt-free seasoning blends, butter flavored sprinkles, sugar substitute, antistatic spray, and furniture polish; a line of hair and skin care products, including soap and deodorant body powder products, hair care products, shampoo and shower products, and conditioners; and a line of beauty and health care products, such as adhesive bandages, antacids, salt substitute, cotton buds, wet wipes, liquid soaps, antiperspirants and cologne for women, artificial sweetener, detergents, hand and body lotions, facial cleansers, and natural pharmaceuticals. It sells its beauty and health care products through its direct sales force, as well as through independent brokers and licensees; food and household products through retail outlets such as mass merchandisers, supermarkets, drug stores, beauty salons, barber shops, dollar stores, wholesalers, and various stores; and hair care products primarily through brokers to beauty supply outlets and to beauty distributors. Alberto-Culver is based in Melrose Park, Illinois.
JEFFERIES GROUP INC (JEF)
Jefferies Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries offer investment banking and institutional securities services to small and mid-cap companies worldwide. Its investment banking services include acquisition financing, bridge and senior loan financing, private placements and public offerings of debt and equity securities, debt refinancing, restructuring, merger and acquisitions, structured financing and securitization, consent and waiver solicitation, and company and bondholder representations in corporate restructuring. The company also executes transactions in equity securities, high yield securities, convertible securities, American depositary receipts, options, preferred stocks, financial futures, and other similar products, as well as provides research and asset management services to institutional investors. In addition, Jefferies Group offers correspondent clearing, prime brokerage, private client services, and securities lending services. Its customers include investment advisors, banks, mutual funds, insurance companies, hedge funds, and pension and profit sharing plans. The company was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in New York City.
Digital River, Inc. provides e-commerce outsourcing solutions. The company offers e-commerce site development and hosting, site merchandising, order management, fraud prevention, denied parties screening, export controls, tax management, digital and physical product fulfillment, multilingual customer service, email marketing and advanced reporting, and Web analytics services. In addition, it offers search advertising, search engine optimization, affiliate marketing, site/store optimization, and email optimization. The company provides its services primarily to online store development and hosting, transaction processing, electronic software delivery, fraud screening, customer service, and analytical marketing industries. Digital River was founded by Joel A. Ronning in 1994 and is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
HIGHWOODS PROPERTIES INC (HIW)
Highwoods Properties, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT) company, engages in the ownership and operation of suburban office, and industrial and retail properties in the southeastern and midwestern United States. As of December 31, 2004, the company had interests in 444 in-service office, and industrial and retail properties encompassing approximately 33.9 million rentable square feet, and 125 apartment units; and owned approximately 50.0% interest in 66 in-service office and industrial properties encompassing approximately 6.9 million rentable square feet, and 418 apartment units. In addition, it owned 1,115 acres of undeveloped land that is suitable to develop approximately 14 million rentable square feet of office, industrial, and retail space; and 50.0% interest in a joint venture that is developing a multifamily property, consisting of 156 apartment units on 7.8 acres of land. Further, the company develops eight properties, which will encompass approximately 1.1 million rentable square feet. As a REIT, the company is required to distribute at least 90.0% of REIT taxable income, excluding capital gains to its stockholders. Highwood's properties and development land is located in Raleigh, Atlanta, Tampa, Kansas City, Nashville, Piedmont, Richmond, Memphis, Charlotte, Greenville, Columbia, and Orlando. The company was founded in 1978 and is based in Raleigh, North Carolina.
99 CENTS ONLY STORES (NDN)
99¢ Only Stores operates deep-discount retail stores. The company's stores offer consumer goods and close-out merchandise. It also sells merchandise through its Bargain Wholesale division at prices generally below normal wholesale levels to retailers, distributors, and exporters. It also carries a line of private label consumer products. As of November 14, 2005, the company operated 227 retail stores in California, Texas, Arizona, and in Nevada. The company was founded in 1965 and is based in the City of Commerce, California.
ALLMERICA FINANCIAL CORPORATION (THG)
The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides a range of insurance products and services primarily in the United States. The company primarily offers property and casualty insurance products and services that include personal lines, such as personal automobile, homeowners, and other personal coverages; and commercial lines, including multiple perils, commercial automobile, workers' compensation, and other commercial coverages, such as bonds and inland marine business. It also engages in the business of financing property and casualty insurance premiums to commercial customers; markets management services to institutions, pension funds, and other organizations; and provides traditional life insurance products, group retirement products, as well as owns and operates a guaranteed investment contract business. The company, formerly known as Allmerica Financial Corporation, was founded in 1844. The Hanover Insurance Group is headquartered in Worcester, Massachusetts.
LAMAR ADVERTISING COMPANY (LAMR)
Lamar Advertising Company provides various outdoor advertising services in the United States and Canada. It owns and operates outdoor advertising structures, as well as provides logo sign and transit advertising services. The company engages in creating the advertising copy design and layout, coordinating its printing, and installing the designs on billboard displays. Lamar Advertising erects logo signs pursuant to state-awarded service contracts on public rights-of-way near highway exits and delivers brand name information on available gas, food, lodging, and camping services. The company also operates the tourism signing contracts for the states of Colorado, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, and Virginia, as well as for the province of Ontario, Canada. In addition, it designs and produces logo sign plates for its customers. Lamar Advertising provides transit advertising on bus shelters, benches, and buses. As of December 31, 2004, the company owned and operated approximately 150,000 billboard advertising displays in 43 states; operated approximately 95,000 logo advertising displays in 20 states and the province of Ontario, Canada; and operated approximately 9,900 transit advertising displays in 12 states. In addition to the traditional billboards, the company also has digital displays. It offers its production services to local advertisers and to advertisers that are not represented by advertising agencies. Lamar Advertising is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY CORPORATION (ISCA)
International Speedway Corporation promotes motorsports entertainment activities in the United States. The company principally conducts racing events at its motorsports facilities. Its motorsports facilities promote stock car, open wheel, sports car, truck, motorcycle, and other racing events. International Speedway also uses its track facilities for testing teams, driving schools, riding experiences, car shows, auto fairs, and concerts, as well as for settings to television commercials, print advertisements, and motion pictures. In addition, the company rents show cars for promotional events; maintains a motorsports-themed entertainment complex; creates motorsports-related programming content carried on radio stations; and provides catering services, food and beverage concessions, and merchandise sales. As of November 30, 2004, it owned and operated 13 motorsports facilities. The company was established in 1953 as Bill France Racing, Inc. and changed its name to Daytona International Speedway Corporation in 1957. Further, it changed its name to International Speedway Corporation in 1968. The company is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Graco, Inc. supplies various systems and equipment for the management of fluids in industrial, commercial, and vehicle lubrication applications. The company operates in three segments: Industrial/Automotive Equipment, Contractor Equipment, and Lubrication Equipment. The Industrial/Automotive Equipment segment designs, markets, and sells various equipment, including air, electric, and hydraulic-powered pumps for applications, which include sealants and adhesives; process; finishing, including automotive refinishing; and protective coatings. Graco's Contractor Equipment segment engages in the design and marketing of sprayers for the application of paints and other architectural coatings, as well as the high-pressure cleaning of equipments and structures. The segment's primary product lines are airless paint sprayers, and associated parts and accessories, such as hose, spray guns, filters, valves, and tips. The company's Lubrication Equipment segment designs and markets various products for the lubrication and maintenance of vehicles and other equipment. This segment offers a line of lubrication pumps, such as air and hydraulic-powered; hose reels; meters and dispense valves; fluid management systems; equipment for handling used oil; automatic lubrication equipment; and parts and accessories. Graco sells its equipment worldwide principally through independent distributors and manufacturers' representatives. The company was founded in 1926 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
CATHAY GENERAL BANCORP (CATY)
Cathay General Bancorp operates as the holding company for Cathay Bank that offers a range of financial services for individuals, professionals, and small to medium-sized businesses primarily in the United States. The bank accepts various deposit products, including passbook accounts, checking accounts, money market deposit accounts, certificates of deposit, individual retirement accounts, college certificates of deposit, and public funds deposits. Its lending activities comprise residential mortgage loans, commercial mortgage loans, construction loans, home equity lines of credit, commercial loans, trade financing loans, and small business administration loans, as well as installment loans to individuals for automobile, household, and other consumer expenditures. The bank's services also include letters of credit, wire transfers, forward currency spot and forward contracts, traveler's checks, safe deposit, night deposit, social security payment deposit, collection, bank-by-mail, drive-up and walk-up windows, automatic teller machines, Internet banking services, and other customary bank services. It invests in the U.S. treasury securities, U.S. government agency securities, state and municipal securities, mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed securities, corporate bonds, and venture capital investments. As of September 30, 2005, Cathay Bank operated 29 branches in; 1 branch in Washington State; 4 branches in New York State; 1 branch in Massachusetts; 1 branch in Houston, Texas; and representative offices in Taipei, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. Cathay General Bancorp is based in Los Angeles, California.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. primarily operates as a bookseller in the United States. It sells trade books of hardcover and paperback consumer titles (excluding educational textbooks and specialized religious titles); mass-market paperbacks, such as mystery, romance, science fiction, and other fictions; and children's books, bargain books, magazines, and music under the Barnes & Noble Booksellers and the B. Dalton Bookseller trade names. The Barnes & Noble stores offer a title base, a cafe, a children's section, a music department, a magazine section, and a calendar of ongoing events, including author appearances and children's activities. The company also offers the Barnes & Noble membership program, which entitles the customer to receive a 10% discount in the company's stores and on the Barnes & Noble.com Web site. The B. Dalton Bookstores carry titles of various subject categories, such as business, computers, and cooking and reference, which are supplemented by new releases, bestsellers, and other titles. As of October 29, 2005, the company operated 824 bookstores, including 683 Barnes & Noble Booksellers and 141 B. Dalton Bookseller throughout the United States. In addition, Barnes & Noble, through its majority owned Calendar Club, operates seasonal kiosks. Further, through its Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., it publishes various titles in the area of how-to, reference, cooking, home design, and health books. The company was incorporated in 1986 and is based in New York City.
RF MICRO DEVICES INC (RFMD)
RF Micro Devices, Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of proprietary radio frequency components and system level solutions for wireless communications products and applications. The company offers various products, including power amplifiers; mixers; modulators/demodulators and single chip transmitters; Bluetooth products; and receivers and transceivers. It develops components for satellite radio and global positioning systems (GPS); and solutions for handsets, personal digital assistants, handheld navigation applications, and telematics systems. The company's infrastructure products consist of components for wireless base stations, quadrature modulators, and driver amplifiers. Its products are used primarily in cellular phones, base stations, wireless local area networks, cable television modems, and GPS. RF Micro Devices sells its products to both domestic and international original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers through directly sales force, as well as through sales representative firms and distributors. The company has a strategic relationship with Jazz Semiconductor, Inc. RF Micro Devices was founded in 1991 by William J. Pratt, Powell T. Seymour, and Jerry D. Neal. The company is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.
KEMET Corporation manufactures tantalum, multilayer ceramic, and solid aluminum capacitors. Capacitors are electronic components that store, filter, and regulate electrical energy and current flow. KEMET produces surface-mount capacitors, which are attached directly to the circuit board without lead wires, and leaded capacitors, which are attached to the circuit board using lead wires. The company's products are used in various electronic applications and products, including communication systems, data processing equipment, personal computers, cellular phones, automotive electronic systems, military and aerospace systems, and consumer electronics. KEMET sells its products to electronics original equipment manufacturers, electronics manufacturing services providers, and electronics distributors. The company markets its products through its direct sales force and manufacturing representatives in Asia, Europe, and North America. KEMET was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina.
FAIRCHILD SEMICONDUCTOR INTERNATIONAL INC (FCS)
Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of power analog and discrete, as well as certain nonpower semiconductor solutions to end market customers. Its products are organized into three groups: Analog and Mixed Signal Products; Discrete Products; and Logic and Memory Products. The Analog and Mixed Signal group offers a range of analog products that perform tasks, such as power conversion, interface, temperature sensing, system management, battery charging, and motor control; interface applications, including backplane driving, bus driving, and clock driving; and system-to-system interconnects, as well as offers signal path products, such as analog switches, operational amplifiers and comparators, data conversion products, video encoders/decoders, video filters, and micro-controller based system management integrated circuits. The Discreet Products group offers isolated-gate bipolar transistors, rectifiers, and radio frequency products. The Logic and Memory Products group designs, develops, manufactures, and markets standard logic devices utilizing three wafer fabrication processes that include CMOS, BiCMOS, and Bipolar. The company also offers other products, such as optocouplers, infrared products, and led lamps and displays. Fairchild sells its products directly or through distributors and independent manufacturer's representatives in Europe, the Americas, the Asia/Pacific region, Japan, and Korea. It sells products primarily to the customers in the personal computer, industrial, communications, consumer electronics, and automotive markets. The company was established in 1959 and is headquartered in South Portland, Maine.
GREAT PLAINS ENERGY INC (GXP)
Great Plains Energy Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity in the United States. Through its subsidiary, Kansas City Power & Light Co. (KCP&L), the company provides electricity to residences, commercial firms, industrials, municipalities, and other electric utilities in Missouri and Kansas. As of December 31, 2004, KCP&L served approximately 490,000 customers in 24 counties of western Missouri and eastern Kansas. The company, through its another subsidiary, Strategic Energy LLC, offers electricity supply services for commercial, institutional, and government customers in California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Great Plains Energy is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.
ResMed, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of equipment for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep-disordered breathing and other respiratory disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea. Its products include airflow generators; diagnostic products; mask systems; headgear; and other accessories, including humidifiers, cold passover humidifiers, carry bags, breathing circuits, Twister remote, the Aero-Click connection system, and the AeroFix headgear. The company markets its products through a network of distributors, independent manufacturers' representatives, and direct sales force. ResMed has strategic alliances with Guidant Corporation and MedCath Corporation. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in Poway, California.
WEBSTER FINANCIAL CORPORATION (WBS)
Webster Financial Corporation (WFC) operates as a holding company for the Webster Bank, National Association, which provides business banking, retail banking, consumer financing, mortgage banking, call center, trust, and investment services primarily in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, and Wealth and Investment Services (WIS). The Retail Banking segment engages in consumer lending, deposit generation, and direct banking activities, which include the operation of automated teller machines (ATMs), and telebanking. It also provides business and professional banking, as well as residential real estate lending and loan servicing. The Commercial Banking segment offers middle market loans, equipment financing, insurance premiums financing, asset-based and commercial real estate lending, and deposit and cash management services. The Wealth and Investment Services segment provides wealth management services for individuals and institutions. It serves high net worth clients, not-for-profit organizations, and business clients with investment management, trust, credit and deposit products, and financial planning services. It also offers brokerage and investment products, including brokerage and investment advice, and online investing services. In addition, Webster, as a regional insurance agency, provides insurance products and services that include: commercial and personal property and casualty insurance; life, health, disability, and long-term care insurance for individuals and businesses; annuities and investment products; and risk management services. As of June 30, 2005, the provided its services through 154 banking offices, 291 ATMs, and its Internet Web site. WFC was founded in 1935 and is based in Waterbury, Connecticut.
ADVANCE AUTO PARTS INC (AAP)
Advance Auto Parts, Inc. operates in the automotive aftermarket industry in the United States. It offers various products, including replacement parts, accessories, maintenance items, batteries, and automotive chemicals for cars, and light trucks that include pickup trucks, vans, minivans, sport utility vehicles. The company also provides automotive tires and service. As of January 1, 2005, it operated 2,617 stores in 39 states in the northeastern, southeastern, and midwestern regions of the United States; and 35 stores under the Western Auto trade name in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Advance Auto Parts was formed in 1929 and is headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia.
HCC INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC (HCC)
HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. provides property and casualty, surety, group life, and accident and health insurance products; and related agency and reinsurance brokerage services in the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Bermuda. It operates through five divisions: Group Life, Accident, and Health (GAH); Diversified Financial Products (DFP); London Market Account (LMA); Aviation; and Other Specialty Lines of insurance (OSL). The GAH division writes medical stop-loss business for employer-sponsored and self-insured health plans. The DFP division underwrites financial insurance risks in its diversified financial product line of business. These risks include directors' and officers' liability, employment practices liability, and errors and omissions or professional indemnity and surety. The LMA division includes marine, energy, property, and accident and health business, which are underwritten by Houston Casualty Company's London branch office. It underwrites marine risks for ocean-going vessels, including hull, liabilities, protection and indemnity, and marine cargo. It also underwrites onshore and offshore energy risks that include drilling rigs, natural gas facilities, petrochemical plants, pipelines, gas production and gathering platforms, and refineries; and property risks of multinational corporations, covering commercial properties, including factories, hotels, industrial plants, office buildings, retail locations, and utilities. The Aviation division insures aviation risks, including antique and vintage military aircraft, cargo operations, commuter airlines, corporate aircraft, fixed base operations, military and law enforcement aircraft, private aircraft owners and pilots, and rotor wing aircraft. It offers products that include hulls, engines, avionics, and other systems, liabilities, cargo, and other ancillary coverages. The OSL division underwrites various specialty lines of businesses. The company is based in Houston, Texas.
BRINKER INTERNATIONAL INC (EAT)
Brinker International, Inc. primarily engages in the ownership, operation, development, and franchising of restaurant concepts in the United States. It operates restaurants under the names of Chili's Grill & Bar, Romano's Macaroni Grill, Maggiano's Little Italy, On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, and Corner Bakery Cafe restaurant concepts. The company also has a 43% interest in Rockfish Seafood Grill restaurant. Its menu includes chicken, beef and seafood entrees, steaks, fajitas, sandwiches, salads, appetizers, and desserts, as well as big mouth burgers and baby back ribs. As of June 29, 2005, the company operated 1,588 jointly-developed and franchised restaurants located in Washington, D.C., Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Egypt, Great Britain, Germany, Guatemala, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela. Brinker International was founded in 1977 and is based in Dallas, Texas.
PROTECTIVE LIFE CORPORATION (PL)
Protective Life Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the production, distribution, and administration of insurance and investment products in the United States. The company operates in five segments: Life Marketing, Acquisitions, Annuities, Stable Value Products, and Asset Protection. Life Marketing segment markets traditional life insurance products, including level premium term and term-like insurance, universal life, variable universal life, and bank owned life insurance products. Acquisitions segment acquires, converts, and services policies acquired from other companies. This segment primarily focuses on life insurance policies sold to individuals. Annuities segment manufactures, sells, and supports fixed and variable annuity products. Stable Value Products segment markets fixed and floating rate funding agreements to the trustees of municipal bond proceeds, institutional investors, bank trust departments, and money market funds and sells funding agreements to special purpose entities. Asset Protection segment markets extended service contracts, and credit life and disability insurance to protect consumers investments in automobiles and watercraft. Protective Life Corporation is based in Birmingham, Alabama.
IDACORP, Inc., through its Idaho Power Company (IPC) subsidiary, engages in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electric energy primarily in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon. The company owns and operates 17 hydroelectric power plants and 1 natural gas-fired plant, as well as shares ownership in 3 coal-fired generating plants. IPC also supplies coal to the Jim Bridger generating plant. As of December 31, 2004, it supplied electric energy to approximately 440,000 general business customers. IDACORP, through its IDACORP Financial Services, Inc. (IFS) subsidiary, holds housing and other real estate investments. IFS's portfolio primarily comprises housing developments in 49 states, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands, as well as historic rehabilitation projects, such as the Empire Building in Boise, Idaho. In addition, the company, through its other subsidiaries, develops integrated fuel cell systems; provides integrated telecommunications services, as well as commercial and residential Internet services, including video conferencing, voice-over Internet protocol, offsite training, gigabit Ethernet service, virtual private networks, firewalls, and Web hosting in Boise, Idaho; and Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada. IDACORP is headquartered in Boise, Idaho.
VALSPAR CORPORATION (VAL)
The Valspar Corporation engages in the manufacture and distribution of coatings, paints, and related products. It operates in two segments, Coatings and Paints. The company's Coatings segment offers industrial and packaging coatings products. Industrial coatings product line includes various decorative and protective coatings for metal, wood, plastic, and glass for sale to original equipment manufacturer customers in North America, South America, Australia, Europe, and Asia. Its product line also includes fillers, primers, stains, and topcoats used by customers in various manufacturing industries, including building products, transportation, appliances, automotive parts, furniture, agricultural equipment, construction equipment, and metal fabrication. Packaging coatings product line includes coatings for both interior and exterior use in metal packaging containers, such as food containers and beverage cans, as well as produces coatings for aerosol and paint cans, bottle crowns for glass and plastic packaging, and glass bottle closures. The company's Paints segment offers architectural paint products, which include interior and exterior paints, stains, primers, varnishes, floor paints, and specialty decorative products, such as enamels, aerosols, and faux finishes used in the do-it-yourself market. The segment also offers automotive refinish paints that are sold through automotive refinish distributors and body shops; and aerosol spray paints that are sold through automotive distributors and automotive supply retailers. It distributes its products through home centers, mass merchants, hardware wholesalers, and independent dealers. The company also offers specialty polymers, colorants, and gelcoats, as well as sells furniture protection plans. The Valspar was founded in 1806 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
PATTERSON-UTI ENERGY INC (PTEN)
Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries provide onshore contract drilling services to independent oil and natural gas exploration, and production companies in North America. The company provides pressure pumping services to oil and natural gas companies primarily in the Appalachian Basin. It also offers drilling fluids, completion fluids, and related services to oil and natural gas operators in west Texas, southeast New Mexico, south Texas, east Texas, Oklahoma, the Gulf coast regions of Texas and Louisiana, and the Gulf of Mexico. As of December 31, 2004, Patterson-UTI owned 361 land-based drilling rigs. The company also engages in the development, exploration, acquisition, and production of oil and natural gas in west Texas, southeast New Mexico, south Texas, and Mississippi. Patterson-UTI was formed in 1978 and is headquartered in Snyder, Texas.
ASTORIA FINANCIAL CORPORATION (AF)
Astoria Financial Corporation operates as the holding company for Astoria Federal Savings and Loan Association, which offers commercial banking services. It accepts passbook and statement savings, NOW, money market, and demand deposit accounts, as well as certificates of deposits. Its loan portfolio consists of mortgage loans, mortgage-backed securities, commercial real estate loans, construction loans, and consumer and other loans. The company through another subsidiary, AF Insurance Agency, Inc. provides life insurance, and property and casualty insurance. Its investment portfolio comprises of U.S. government, government agency, and government-sponsored enterprise securities. As of December 31, 2004, it operated 86 full-service banking offices in Queens, Brooklyn, Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties in the New York metropolitan area. The company was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Lake Success, New York.
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.
ADTRAN, Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and service of a range of network access products to communications networks worldwide. Its products are classified into three categories: Systems, High bit-rate Digital Subscriber Line (HDSL/T1), and Digital Business Transport (DBT). Its Systems category's products include broadband access platforms, OSP digital subscriber line access multiplexers, Internet protocol access routers, Ethernet switches, optical access multiplexers and service units, fixed wireless radios, M13/STS-1 multiplexers, narrowband access platforms, IMA concentrators, integrated access devices, and Internet security/firewall appliances and related access equipment. The HDSL/T1 category includes various Time Division Multiplex and ATM products used to deploy T1/E1, fractional T1/E1, and Symmetrical HDSL (SHDSL) services to businesses over dedicated leased-line copper. The products in this category include carrier-based HDSL, HDSL2, and HDSL4 solutions for the central office, outside plant, and customer premises; global TDM-based SHDSL solutions; and enterprise-based T1 and T3 Data Service Units/Channel Service Units and multiplexers. The DBT category includes legacy products used to deploy integrated services digital network, digital data service, and frame relay services. The company provides its services to large and small independent telephone companies, competitive service providers, Internet service providers, long distance service providers, wireless service providers, and incumbent carriers and competitive service providers. It also serves private and public organizations in various markets, including finance, retail, food service, government, education, healthcare, manufacturing, military, transportation, hospitality, and energy/utility. ADTRAN was incorporated in 1985 and is headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama.
DPL, Inc. operates as a regional electric energy and utility company. The company provides electricity to approximately 500,000 retail customers in west central Ohio. It operates merchant peaking generation facilities. The company sells retail electric energy under contract to governmental, industrial, and commercial customers. It primarily serves automotive, food processing, paper, plastic manufacturing, and defense industries. As of December 31, 2004, DPL owned and operated approximately 4,400 megawatts of generation capacity, of which 2800 megawatts were coal fired units and 1,600 megawatts were natural gas fired peak units. The company was organized in 1985 and is based in Dayton, Ohio.
WILMINGTON TRUST CORPORATION (WL)
Wilmington Trust Corporation operates as a holding company for Wilmington Trust Company, which provides banking and trust services. The company operates in three segments: Regional Banking, Wealth Advisory Services, and Corporate Client Services. The Regional Banking segment offers commercial banking services, including lending, deposit taking, and branch banking in the markets of Delaware, southeastern Pennsylvania, and Maryland's eastern shore. Its lending activities include commercial loans, commercial and residential mortgages, and construction and consumer loans. Its deposit products include demand checking, certificates of deposit, negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, and other savings and money market accounts. The Wealth Advisory segment provides various financial planning, investment management, fiduciary, and custom lending services for individuals and families. Its services include estate, retirement, tax, philanthropic, business succession, and executive benefits planning. The Wealth Advisory segment also offers trust creation and administration, estate settlement, and private banking services, as well as offers financial advice, bookkeeping, tax return preparation, investment management, and courier services to high net worth individuals. The Corporate Client Services segment serves national and multinational institutions with various trust, custody, and administrative services that support capital markets transactions, entity management, and retirement plans. It provides services that support structured finance transactions like securitizations and leveraged leases; and trust and custodian services for retirement plans. The Corporate Client Services segment also serves as indenture, successor, collateral, or liquidating trustee in corporate reorganizations, debt restructurings, mergers, and bankruptcies. As of June 30, 2005, the company had 44 branch offices. Wilmington Trust Corp. was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware.
TRIQUINT SEMICONDUCTOR INC (TQNT)
TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. supplies components and modules for communications applications. It offers an array of radio frequency, analog, and mixed-signal integrated circuits; lasers; detectors; optical transceivers; and surface acoustic wave products for wireless phones, wireless infrastructure networks, optical networks, and defense markets. The company's wireless phones products include receivers, power amplifier (PA) modules, filter banks, switches, low-loss transversal filters, reflective low-loss filters, duplexers, triplexers, resonator filters, and front-end modules. Its infrastructure network products include bi-directional transversal filters, low-loss transversal filters, LNA's, mixers, reflective low-loss filters, and oscillators. The company's optical network products include laser/modulator drivers, photo detectors and transimpedance amplifiers along with lasers, electroabsorption modulated lasers, detectors, and transceivers. TriQuint Semiconductor also provides products for defense markets, including PAs for phased-array antenna and similar applications for airborne systems. In addition, the company offers various product options and services, such as design, wafer fabrication, test engineering, package engineering, assembly, and test; and foundry services. The company sells its products through independent manufacturers' representatives, distributor, and direct sales staff in the United States and Korea. TriQuint Semiconductor was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon.
Brown & Brown, Inc. operates as a general insurance agency in the United States. The company offers a range of insurance and reinsurance products and services; and risk management, employee benefit administration, and managed health care programs. It operates in four segments: Retail, National Programs, Brokerage, and Services. The Retail segment provides various insurance products and services to commercial, public entity, professional, and individual customers. It provides property insurance against physical damage to property and resultant interruption of business or extra expense caused by fire, windstorm, or other perils; and casualty insurance relating to legal liabilities, workers' compensation, commercial and private passenger automobile coverages, and fidelity and surety insurance. This segment also sells and services group and individual life, accident, disability, health, hospitalization, medical, and dental insurance. The National Programs segment provides professional liability and related package products for certain professionals; and markets targeted products and services designated for specific industries, trade groups, public entities, and market niches. The Brokerage segment markets and sells excess and surplus commercial insurance and reinsurance through independent agents and brokers. The Services segment provides insurance-related services, including third-party administration, consulting for the workers' compensation, and managed healthcare services. The company serves businesses, public entities, individuals, and trade and association clients. Brown & Brown is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida.
AIRTRAN HOLDINGS INC (AAI)
AirTran Holdings, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, AirTran Airways, Inc., provides scheduled air transportation services in the United States. AirTran Airways offers scheduled air transportation of passengers serving short-haul markets principally in the eastern United States, with flights originating and terminating at its hub, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. As of April 27, 2005, it operated approximately 500 daily flights to nearly 40 destinations. The company serves customers through the Internet, travel agencies, and its reservation call centers. AirTran Holdings is headquartered in Orlando, Florida.
CarMax, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries operate as a retailer of used cars and light trucks in the United States. It purchases, reconditions, and sells used vehicles. The company also provides a range of related services, including the financing of vehicle purchases, third-party lenders, sale of extended service plans and accessories, and vehicle repair service. The company also sells new vehicles under various franchise agreements. As of August 31, 2005, it operated 63 used car superstores, as well as operated 7 new car franchises. CarMax was co-founded by Austin Ligon in 1993. The company is based in Glen Allen, Virginia.
Aquila, Inc. operates as an electricity and natural gas distribution utility in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Domestic Utilities and Merchant Services. The Domestic Utilities segment generates, transmits, and distributes electricity to approximately 452,646 customers in Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri. It also distributes natural gas to approximately 910,116 customers in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Nebraska. The Merchant Services segment owns gas-fired merchant power plants, as well as operates energy trading business. The company was formed as Missouri Public Service Company in 1917 and changed its name to UtiliCorp United, Inc. in 1985. Further, it changed its name to Aquila, Inc. in 2002. Aquila is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.
INTERNATIONAL RECTIFIER CORPORATION (IRF)
International Rectifier Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of power management products using power semiconductors. Its products include power management integrated circuits and advanced circuit devices, power components, and power systems. The company's power management integrated circuits include analog, mixed signal, and digital semiconductors that integrate logic and/or power management functions on the same chip to optimize system performance. Its advanced circuit devices include chipsets and multichip modules. The company also provides application-specific power management solutions for computers, servers, and routers; consumer electronics; energy-saving appliances and other motor-control applications; aircraft and satellites; defense electronic systems; wireless and wireline communication devices; and other automotive applications. Its power components include metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistors and insulated gate bipolar transistors, regulators, rectifiers, diodes, thyristors, and interfaces used in general power management applications. The company's power systems combine power semiconductors with other power management components. These are used in automotive electronics, including electric fan control, electric power steering, and integrated starter/alternator motors; other motor control applications, including industrial refrigeration and air conditioning; and commercial and military aircraft. The company markets its products through direct sales force, representatives, and distributors. It provides products to original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and subcontract manufacturers. International Rectifier was founded in 1947 by Eric Lidow and is headquartered in El Segundo, California.
HILLENBRAND INDUSTRIES INC (HB)
Hillenbrand Industries, Inc. provides products and services for the health care and funeral services industries worldwide. It offers products for patient care environment, such as electrically adjustable hospital beds, stretchers, surgical table accessories, bedside cabinets, overbed tables, mattresses, and patient room furniture, as well as architectural products, such as headwalls and power columns. It also offers associated systems for wound, pulmonary, and circulatory care. In addition, the company provides biomedical equipment rentals and other services. The company also offers metal and hardwood caskets, cremation urns, and cremation-related products, as well as cremation marketing system for funeral service professionals. The company distributes its products directly, as well as through distributors. Hillenbrand was incorporated in 1969 and is headquartered in Batesville, Indiana.
BOB EVANS FARMS INC (BOBE)
Bob Evans Farms, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of full-service restaurants in the United States. As of April 29, 2005, the company operated 591 full-service, family restaurants under the Bob Evans Restaurant, Bob Evans Restaurant & General Store, and Owens Restaurant names, as well as 92 full-service, upscale family casual restaurants under the Mimi's Cafe name. Bob Evans Restaurants are primarily located in the Midwest, midAtlantic, and southeast regions of the United States; Owens Restaurants operate in Texas; and Mimi's Cafe casual restaurants are located primarily in California and other western states. In addition, the company produces, distributes, and sells approximately 40 varieties of fresh, smoked, and fully cooked pork sausage and ham products under the brand names of Bob Evans, Owens Country Sausage, and Country Creek Farm. Further, Bob Evans Farms sells various other complementary food items in the frozen and refrigerated areas of grocery stores. It also offers refrigerated macaroni and cheese; cheeseburger snackwiches; bacon, egg, and cheese burrito snackwiches; frozen sausage gravy and biscuits; and refrigerated potato and cheese side items. The company was founded in 1953 by Bob Evans and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.
NCR Corporation provides technology and services that enable businesses to interact, connect, and relate with their customers worldwide. It operates in seven segments: Data Warehousing, Financial Self Service, Retail Store Automation, Customer Services, Systemedia, Payment and Imaging, and Other. The Data Warehousing segment provides database, data mining, and analytical applications; hardware; and consulting and support services. The Financial Self Service segment provides self service technologies, such as automated teller machines (ATMs), cash dispensers, and software solutions, including the APTRA application suite to financial institutions, retailers, and independent deployers. The Retail Store Automation segment provides point of sale (POS) terminals, self-checkout systems, self-service kiosks, bar-code scanners, software, and services to retailers. The Customer Services segment provides maintenance and support services for NCR's solutions, and various third party companies. It also provides site assessment and preparation, staging and implementation, and complete systems management services. The Systemedia segment produces a line of printer consumables, including paper rolls for ATMs and POS workstations, inkjet and laser printer supplies, thermal transfer ribbons, labels, ink ribbons, laser documents, business forms, and retail office products. Payment and Imaging segment provides solutions for both paper-based and image-based check and item processing. The Other segment resells third party computer hardware, and related professional and installation services. NCR Corp. has a strategic alliance with Pay By Touch Solutions that combines both companies' hardware and software solutions to offer merchants a single point of contact for their merchant and consumer biometric needs. The company was founded in 1884 by John H. Patterson as National Cash Register Company and changed its name to NCR Corporation in 1974. NCR Corp. is headquartered in Dayton, Ohio.
TOOTSIE ROLL INDUSTRIES INC (TR)
Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of confectionery products in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company sells its products primarily under the Tootsie Roll, Tootsie Roll Pops, Child's Play, Caramel Apple Pops, Charms, Blow-Pop, Blue Razz, Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Da Pops, Cella's, Mason Dots, Mason Crows, Junior Mint, Charleston Chew, Sugar Daddy, Sugar Babies, Andes, Fluffy Stuff, Dubble Bubble, Razzles, Cry Baby, and Nik-L-Nip brand names. It sells its products primarily to supermarkets, various stores, dollar stores, chain grocers, drug chains, discount chains, cooperative grocery associations, warehouse and membership club stores, wholesale distributors of candy and groceries, vending machine operators, the U. S. military, and fund-raising charitable organizations. The company markets its products through approximately 100 candy and grocery brokers in the United States. Tootsie Roll Industries was founded in 1896. It was formerly known as Sweets Company of America and changed its name to Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc. in 1966. The company is based in Chicago, Illinois.
PHARMACEUTICAL RESOURCES INC (PRX)
Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc., a holding company, engages in the research, development, manufacture, and distribution of generic drugs in the United States. Its product line comprises generic prescription drugs consisting of 187 products representing various dosage strengths for 80 separate drugs. The company's generic drug products include central nervous system, cardiovascular, anti-inflammatory, gastrointestinal, and anti-infective treatments. Its products are manufactured principally in the solid oral dosage form consisting of tablets, caplets, and two-piece hard shell capsules. Par Pharmaceutical also distributes one oral suspension product and one product in the semisolid form of a cream. In addition, it designs and develops intermediate ingredients used in the production of finished products for the pharmaceutical industry. The company markets its products under the Par label primarily to wholesalers, retail drug store chains, managed health care providers, and distributors principally through its internal sales staff. Par Pharmaceutical Companies has research and development agreements with Advancis Pharmaceutical Corporation to develop and market a formulation of the antibiotic amoxicillin; Aveva Drug Delivery Systems, Inc. to market a clonidine transdermal patch, a generic version of Boehringer Ingelheim's Catapres TTS; with IntelliPharmaCeutics, Ltd. for the development of a generic, controlled release drug product for the United States market; and Nortec Development Associates, Inc. The company was formerly known as Pharmaceutical Resources, Inc. and changed its name to Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. in May 2004. Par Pharmaceutical is headquartered in Spring Valley, New York.
3Com Corporation provides converged networking solutions for enterprise, and small and medium-sized business customers worldwide. It offers data networking infrastructure products and solutions consisting of local area network (LAN) switches; routers and gateways; and wireless product offerings, such as wireless LAN access points, wireless controllers and switches, wireless routers, wireless bridges, and wireless switch manager. The company's Voice over IP (VoIP) telephony products include VoIP telephony platforms, convergence application suite, and IP phones; and security products comprise intrusion prevention systems and firewalls. In addition, 3Com offers network and security management application packages for information technology environments. Further, it provides telephone support, hardware replacement, software updates, onsite engineers, and spare parts, as well as professional services and training. The company serves customers in education, government, healthcare, manufacturing, finance, insurance, and real estate industries. 3Com distributes its products through a two-tier distribution channel consisting of distributors and resellers, as well as through systems integrators, telecom service providers, and direct marketers. The company has strategic alliances with Aspect Communications Corporation, Crossbeam Systems, Inc.; Electronic Data Systems Corporation; Trapeze Networks; and Siemens Business Services. 3Com was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts.
ASSOCIATED BANC-CORP (ASBC)
Associated Banc-Corp. operates as a multibank holding company in the United States. It offers various banking and nonbanking services primarily in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois. The company operates through two segments, Banking and Wealth Management. The Banking segment offers home equity loans and lines of credit; residential mortgage loans and mortgage refinancing; education loans; personal and installment loans; checking, savings, money market deposit, and IRA accounts; certificates of deposit; and safe deposit boxes. It also provides business loans, lines of credit, commercial real estate financing, construction loans, letters of credit, revolving credit arrangements, credit cards, and equipment and machinery leases. The Banking segment also provides night depository services, cash management, and international banking, as well as check clearing, and safekeeping. The Wealth Management segment provides products and various fiduciary, investment management, and advisory and corporate agency services to assist customers in building, investing, or protecting their wealth. Its customers include individuals, corporations, small businesses, charitable trusts, endowments, foundations, and institutional investors. This segment also offers business insurance products and services, including life, property, casualty, credit and mortgage insurance, fixed annuities, and employee group benefits consulting and administration; full-service investment brokerage, variable annuities, and discount and online brokerage; trust/asset management; investment management; administration of pension, profit-sharing, and other employee benefit plans; and personal trusts and estate planning. As of December 31, 2004, the company's bank subsidiaries operated 307 offices. Associated Banc-Corp. was incorporated in 1964 and is headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
CULLEN/FROST BANKERS INC (CFR)
Cullen/ Frost Bankers, Inc. (CFB), a financial holding company, provides a range of banking and financial services to consumer and commercial customers. Its commercial banking business offers financing for industrial and commercial properties; interim construction related to industrial and commercial properties; equipment, inventories, and accounts receivable; and acquisition financing, as well as commercial leasing and treasury management services. The company's consumer services include checking accounts, savings programs, automated teller machines, overdraft facilities, installment and real estate loans, home equity loans and lines of credit, drive-in and night deposit services, safe deposit facilities, and brokerage services. Further, it offers correspondent banking services; trust, investment, agency, and custodial services; fixed-income security services; corporate and personal property and casualty insurance products, and group health and life insurance products; securities brokerage services; advisory and private equity services; and general insurance agency services. CFB offers its services to energy, services, retail, manufacturing, construction, telecommunications, healthcare, military, logistics, and transportation industries. As of January 31, 2005, it operated 78 financial centers in Austin, Boerne, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Fort Worth, Galveston, Harlingen, Houston, McAllen, New Braunfels, San Antonio, and San Marcos, Texas. The company was founded in 1868 and is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.
LANCASTER COLONY CORPORATION (LANC)
Lancaster Colony Corporation engages in the manufacture and marketing of consumer products for the retail, foodservice, industrial, floral, original equipment, and aftermarket sectors in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Specialty Foods, Glassware and Candles, and Automotive. The Specialty Foods segment manufactures and sells salad dressings and sauces; fruit glazes, vegetable dips, and fruit dips; frozen hearth-baked breads; frozen parkerhouse style yeast dinner rolls and sweet rolls; premium dry egg noodles; frozen specialty noodles and pastas; croutons and related products; and caviar. The Glassware and Candles segment offers candles, candle accessories, and other home fragrance products; machine-blown and pressed consumer glassware and industrial glass products, such as security and interior warehouse lighting components, and cathode ray tubes and lenses; various decorative and ornamental products, such as tumblers, bowls, pitchers, jars, barware, and candle accessories. The Automotive segment manufactures and sells a line of rubber, vinyl, and carpeted floor mats; pickup truck bed mats; running boards; tube steps; toolboxes and other accessories for pickup trucks, vans, and sport utility vehicles; heavy-duty truck and trailer splash guards and quarter fenders; and accessories, such as cup holders, litter caddies, and floor consoles. The company was formed in 1961 and is based in Columbus, Ohio.
AMERICAN FINANCIAL GROUP INC (AFG)
American Financial Group, Inc. (AFG), through its subsidiaries, engages in property and casualty insurance business in the United States. The company primarily offers property and transportation insurance that comprise inland and ocean marine products, agricultural-related products, and commercial automobile insurance; specialty casualty products, which consist of executive and professional liability, umbrella and excess liability, and excess and surplus; and specialty financial products that include fidelity and surety bonds, and collateral protection, as well as and workers' compensation. The company's other activities include the sale of retirement annuities, life, and supplemental health insurance products. AFG is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.
HOSPITALITY PROPERITES TRUST (HPT)
Hospitality Properties Trust, a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in buying, owning, and leasing hotels. The company's hotels are operated as Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, Staybridge Suites by Holiday Inn, Candlewood Suites, AmeriSuites, Prime Hotels and Resorts, Homestead Studio Suites, TownePlace Suites by Marriott, and SpringHill Suites by Marriott or Marriott Hotels and Resorts. As of June 30, 2005, it owned 298 hotels located in 38 states in the United States; Puerto Rico; and Ontario, Canada. The company's hotels are primarily designed for business, governmental, and family travelers. As a REIT, the company would not be subject to federal income tax provided it distributes at least 90% of its REIT taxable income to its stockholders. Hospitality Properties was formed in 1995 and is based in Newton, Massachusetts.
GRANITE CONSTRUCTION INCORPORATED (GVA)
Granite Construction Incorporated operates as a civil construction contractor in the United States. The company serves public and private sector clients. In the public sector, it primarily focuses on infrastructure projects, including the construction of roads, highways, bridges, dams, tunnels, canals, mass transit facilities, and airport runways. In the private sector, it performs site preparation and infrastructure services for buildings, plants, subdivisions, and other facilities. The company has offices in Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington. GCI was founded in 1922 and is based in Watsonville, California.
CHEESECAKE FACTORY INCORPORATED (CAKE)
The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (TCFI) operates upscale, full-service, and casual dining restaurants in the United States. The company operates its restaurants under The Cheesecake Factory and Grand Lux Cafe trademarks. The Cheesecake Factory restaurants offer approximately 200 menu items, including appetizers, pizza, seafood, steaks, chicken, burgers, pasta, specialty items, salads, sandwiches, and omelets, as well as desserts, such as cheesecakes and other baked desserts. Grand Lux Cafe offers American and international cuisine selections. Its menu features appetizers, pasta, seafood, steaks, chicken, burgers, salads, specialty items, and made-to-order desserts. Its restaurants also provide liquor service. TCFI also operates a bakery production facility that produces baked desserts and other products for its restaurants, as well as for other foodservice operators, retailers, and distributors. As of December 14, 2005, the company operated 103 casual dining restaurants under The Cheesecake Factory name; 7 casual dining restaurants under the Grand Lux Cafe name; 1 self-service, limited menu foodservice operation under The Cheesecake Factory Express trademark inside the DisneyQuest family entertainment center in Orlando, Florida; and licensed 2 bakery cafes under The Cheesecake Factory Bakery Cafe mark to another foodservice operator. TCFI was founded in 1972 by Oscar and Evelyn Overton. The company is based in Calabasas Hills, California.
Saks Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, operates traditional and luxury departmental stores in the United States. The company has two segments, Saks Department Store Group (SDSG) and Saks Fifth Avenue Enterprises (SFAE). SDSG segment offers fashion apparel, shoes, accessories, jewelry, cosmetics, and decorative home furnishings. SFAE segment offers luxury fashion apparel, shoes, accessories, jewelry, cosmetics, and gifts. As of December 1, 2005, the company operated 182 SDSG department stores under the names Parisian, Proffitt's, McRae's, Younkers, Herberger's, Carson Pirie Scott, Bergner's, and Boston Store, as well as 58 Club Libby Lu specialty stores. It also operated SFAE 55 Saks Fifth Avenue stores and 50 Saks Off 5th stores, as of the above date. Saks was incorporated in 1919 and is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.
LOUISIANA-PACIFIC CORPORATION (LPX)
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation engages in the manufacture and distribution of building products primarily in the United States and Canada. The company operates in three segments: Oriented Strand Board (OSB), Siding, and Engineered Wood Products (EWP). OSB segment manufactures and distributes OSB structural panel products. Siding segment engages in the production and marketing of siding products and related accessories; hardboard siding and accessory products; and vinyl siding products and accessories. EWP segment manufactures and distributes laminated veneer lumber, I-joists, plywood, and other related products. The company's products are used primarily in new home construction, repair and remodeling, and manufactured housing. Its customers principally include retail home centers, builders, manufactured housing producers, distributors, and wholesalers. Louisiana-Pacific Corporation was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.
WERNER ENTERPRISES INC (WERN)
Werner Enterprises, Inc. operates as a truckload transportation and logistics company primarily in the United States and Canada. The company principally engages in hauling truckload shipments of general commodities, as well as in providing logistics services. It also provides trailer services in Mexico. The company provides specialized services to customers based on their trailer needs, such as van, flatbed, and temperature-controlled. It primarily transports retail store merchandise, as well as consumer, manufactured, and grocery products. In addition, the company also manages the transportation and logistics requirements for individual customers, which include truck brokerage, transportation routing, transportation mode selection, intermodal, transloading, and other services. As of December 31, 2004, the company had a fleet of 8,600 trucks, which included 7,675 trucks owned by the company, and 925 trucks owned and operated by independent contractors. It also operated 23,540 trailers, which consisted of 21,925 dry vans, 622 flatbeds, 965 temperature-controlled, and 28 other specialized trailers, as of the above date. Werner Enterprises was founded by Clarence L. Werner in 1956. The company is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.
Cabot Corporation operates as a specialty chemicals and performance materials company. It operates in four segments: the Carbon Black Business, the Metal Oxides Business, the Supermetals Business, and the Specialty Fluids Business. The Carbon Black Business segment offers rubber blacks, performance products, and inkjet colorants. It serves various markets, including the automotive, building materials, agricultural, coatings, toners, inkjet printing, and electronics markets. The Metal Oxides Business segment provides fumed metal oxides, including fumed silica and fumed alumina, and dispersions; and aerogel product lines. It serves automotive, construction, microelectronics, and consumer products industries. The Supermetals Business segment produces tantalum, niobium and their alloys. Its tantalum products are used for the manufacture of tantalum sputtering targets used in thin film applications, including semiconductors, optics, magnetics, and flat panel displays. The Specialty Fluids Business segment engages in the production and marketing of cesium formate as a drilling and completion fluid for use in oil and gas well operations. Cabot was founded by Godfrey L. Cabot in 1882 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
W.R. BERKLEY CORPORATION (BER)
W. R. Berkley Corporation operates as an insurance holding company that offers property casualty insurance business in the United States and internationally. The company operates through five segments: Specialty Insurance, Regional, Reinsurance, Alternative Markets, and International. The Specialty Insurance segment underwrites third-party liability risks, principally within excess and surplus lines, which include premises operations, professional liability, commercial automobile, products liability, and property lines. The Regional segment provides commercial insurance products to small-to-mid-sized businesses, and state and local governmental entities. The Reinsurance segment offers underwriting property casualty reinsurance services on a treaty and a facultative basis. Its Alternative Markets segment engages in developing, insuring, reinsuring, and administering self-insurance programs and other alternative risk transfer mechanisms to employers, employer groups, insurers, and alternative market funds. In addition, it provides various fee-based services, including consulting and administrative services. The International segment offers commercial and personal property casualty insurance in Argentina and savings and life products in the Philippines. W. R. Berkley was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Atmel Corporation engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of nonvolatile memory and logic integrated circuits (ICs) using its proprietary complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technologies. The company operates in four segments: Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC), Microcontrollers, Nonvolatile Memories, and Radio Frequency and Automotive. ASIC segment offers semicustom application-specific ICs for the telecommunications, consumer, and military markets; application specific products for multiple customers, serving the imaging sensors and processors, as well as the wireless and wired data communications markets; smart card ICs for the telecommunications, banking and consumer markets; and programmable logic devices that serve the industrial, military, and computing markets. Microcontrollers segment includes proprietary and standard microcontrollers, including microcontrollers containing embedded nonvolatile memory. Nonvolatile Memories segment includes serial and parallel interface Flash memories, serial and parallel interface electrically erasable programmable read only memories, and erasable programmable read only memories. Radio Frequency and Automotive segment includes radio frequency and analog circuits for the telecommunications, automotive, and industrial markets. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers and distributors worldwide through manufacturers' representatives, and through international, national, and regional distributors. Atmel Corporation was founded in 1984 and is based in San Jose, California.
LIBERTY PROPERTY TRUST (LRY)
Liberty Property Trust operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). It provides leasing, property management, development, acquisition, and other tenant-related services for a portfolio of industrial and office properties. The trust's industrial properties consist of various warehouse, distribution, service, assembly, light manufacturing, and research and development facilities. As of June 30, 2005, Liberty Property Trust has an ownership interest in and operated 444 industrial and 287 office properties located primarily in the Mid-Atlantic, and southeastern and midwestern United States totaling 63.1 million square feet. In addition, at the above date, it had 25 properties under development, and owned 1,607 acres of land. Liberty Property Trust has elected to be taxed as a REIT for federal income tax purposes. As a REIT, it would not be taxed on the portion of its income, which is distributed to shareholders, provided it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income. Liberty Property Trust has a partnership with Doughty Hanson & Co. Real Estate. The trust was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania.
OGE ENERGY CORPORATION (OGE)
OGE Energy Corp. operates as an energy and energy services provider that offers delivery and management of electricity and natural gas primarily in the south central United States. The company, through its subsidiary, Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company, engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electric energy in Oklahoma and western Arkansas. OGE Energy, through Enogex, Inc., engages in the transportation, storage, gathering, processing, and marketing of natural gas. As of December 31, 2004, the company provided electricity to approximately 1.9 million customers and operated approximately 8,200 miles of intrastate gas gathering and transportation pipelines. OGE Energy was incorporated in 1995 and is based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
INTEGRATED DEVICE TECHNOLOGY INC (IDTI)
Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT) engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of semiconductor solutions. It operates in two segments, Communications and Timing Products, and SRAMs. The Communications and Timing Products segment includes network search engines, content inspection engines, integrated communications processors, first-in/first-out memories, multiports, flow control management devices, telecommunications products, clock management products, and digital logic. The SRAMs segment consists of high-speed SRAMs. The company markets its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers through a variety of channels, including direct sales force, distributors, contract electronic manufacturers, and independent sales representatives. It sells its products principally in Americas, Japan and other Asian countries, and Europe. IDT was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. IDT acquired Integrated Circuit Systems, Inc. (ICS) in September 2005. ICS designs, develops, and markets silicon timing devices for communications, networking, computing, and digital multimedia applications.
FIRSTMERIT CORPORATION (FMER)
FirstMerit Corporation operates as the holding company for FirstMerit Bank. The bank provides a range of banking, fiduciary, financial, insurance, and investment services to corporate, institutional, and individual customers in northeastern and central Ohio, and western Pennsylvania. Its deposits products include demand accounts, time accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, and certificate of deposits. The bank provides commercial and consumer loans for the financing of real and personal property. It also offers a range of specialized services, including personal and corporate trust services, personal financial services, cash management services, and international banking services. FirstMerit Bank's other services include automated banking programs, credit and debit cards, rental of safe deposit boxes, letters of credit, leasing, securities brokerage, and life insurance products. In addition, it operates a trust department, which offers estate and trust services. As of September 30, 2005, the bank operated 160 banking offices in 24 Ohio and western Pennsylvania counties. FirstMerit Bank primarily invests in the U.S. Treasury securities, the U.S. Government agency obligations, and mortgage backed securities. The company, through its other non-banking subsidiaries, provides insurance sales services, credit life, credit accident and health insurance, securities brokerage services, equipment lease financing, and other financial services. FirstMerit Corporation was formed in 1855 and is headquartered in Akron, Ohio.
ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (ZBRA)
Zebra Technologies Corporation and its wholly owned subsidiaries engage in the design, manufacture, and support of a range of direct thermal and thermal transfer label and receipt printers, radio frequency identification (RFID) printer/encoders, dye sublimation card printers, and digital photo printers. Its line of computerized printers is used to produce bar code labels, RFID smart' labels, receipts and tags, plastic cards, and photographs. The company also sells related specialty labeling materials, ink ribbons, and bar code label design software. These products are used to provide bar code labeling, personal identification, and specialty printing solutions principally in the manufacturing, retail, service, and government sectors. Zebra's technology is used in various applications, which include inventory control, small package delivery, baggage handling, automated warehousing, just-in-time manufacturing, employee time and attendance records, file management systems, hospital information systems, medical specimen labeling, shop floor control, in-store product labeling, employee ID cards, driver's licenses, and access control systems. The company sells its products primarily through distributors, value-added resellers, and original equipment manufacturers primarily in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; Latin America; Asia-Pacific; and North America. Zebra Technologies Corporation is headquartered in Vernon Hills, Illinois.
CORPORATE EXECUTIVE BOARD COMPANY (EXBD)
The Corporate Executive Board Company (CEB) provides best practices research, decision support tools, and executive education focusing on corporate strategy, operations, and general management issues principally in the United States. Its best practices research supports senior executive decision making by identifying and analyzing specific management initiatives, processes, and strategies in solving common business problems or challenges. These services include best practices research studies, executive education seminars, customized research briefs, and Web-based access to the program content databases and decision support tools. It offers research programs in various areas, including human resources, strategy and research and development, information technology, sales and marketing, finance, legal and real estate, operations and procurement, and financial services. The company was founded in 1979 under the name Research Counsel of Washington and changed its name to The Advisory Board Company in 1983, and then to The Corporate Executive Board Company in 1997. The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
PACIFIC SUNWEAR OF CALIFORNIA INC (PSUN)
Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of everyday casual apparel, footwear, and accessories primarily for the teens and young adults in the United States. It operates three mall-based chains of retail stores, under the names Pacific Sunwear' (PacSun), Pacific Sunwear Outlet', and d.e.m.o.' PacSun and PacSun Outlet stores specialize in board-sport inspired casual apparel, footwear, and related accessories catering to customers between the ages of 12 and 22 years. d.e.m.o. stores specialize in hip-hop inspired casual apparel and related accessories catering to customers between the ages of 16 and 24 years. In addition, it sells its products online. As of April 30, 2005, the company operated 754 PacSun stores, 86 PacSun Outlet stores, and 173 d.e.m.o. stores in 50 states and Puerto Rico. Pacific Sunwear was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in Anaheim, California.
DUKE REALTY CORPORATION (DRE)
Duke Realty Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). It engages in ownership, construction, development, leasing, and management of office, industrial, retail, and healthcare properties in the Midwest and Southeast United States. It also provides real estate services, such as property and asset management, development, leasing, and construction services to third party owners, in addition to its own properties. As of June 30, 2005, it owned and jointly controlled 891 rental properties, including properties under development, as well as 4400 acres of land. The company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust. As a result, it would not be subject to corporate income tax on that portion of its net income that is distributed to shareholders. Duke Realty Corporation was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.
UNIVERSAL HEALTH SERVICES INC (UHS)
Universal Health Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and operation of acute care hospitals, behavioral health centers, and ambulatory surgery and radiation oncology centers. Its hospitals provide general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, emergency room care, radiology, oncology, diagnostic care, coronary care, pediatric services, and behavioral health services. As of March 1, 2005, it operated 44 acute care hospitals and 49 behavioral health centers located in the United States, Puerto Rico, and France. The company was founded by Alan B. Miller in 1978. Universal Health Services is based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
Regis Corporation engages in the ownership, operation, and franchising of hair and retail product salons, and beauty career schools worldwide. It also provides hair restoration services, such as hair loss solutions. The company operated 10,879 system-wide North American and international salons, 24 beauty career schools, and 90 hair restoration centers, as of June 30, 2005. The salons offer a range of custom styling, cutting, hair coloring, waving, and waxing services, as well as professional hair care products. The company's worldwide operations include salon concepts, such as Supercuts, Jean Louis David, Vidal Sassoon, Regis Salons, MasterCuts, Trade Secret, SmartStyle, and Cost Cutters. Its North American operations include 8,861 salons in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The company's international operations include 2,018 salons located in Europe, primarily in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Spain. Regis was formed in 1954 and is headquartered in Edina, Minnesota.
Ross Stores, Inc. operates as an off-price retailer of apparel and home accessories primarily in the United States. The company operates its off-price retail stores under the Ross and dd's DISCOUNTS names. Its stores offer branded apparel, shoes, and accessories, as well as gift items, linens, and other home related merchandise. They also offer maternity, small furniture or furniture accents, educational toys and games, luggage, gourmet food and cookware, sporting goods, and fine jewelry. The company operated 663 Ross stores and 10 dd's DISCOUNTS stores, as of April 30, 2005. Ross Stores was incorporated in 1957 and is headquartered in Pleasanton, California.
COUSINS PROPERTIES INCORPORATED (CUZ)
Cousins Properties, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust. It engages in the acquisition, financing, development, management, and leasing of real estate properties. The company owns directly, and through subsidiaries and joint ventures, a portfolio of office, medical office, retail, and single family residential development projects, and holds several tracts of undeveloped land. As of June 30, 2005, its portfolio consisted of 25 office buildings totaling 7.8 million square feet, 14 retail properties totaling 3.4 million square feet, 1 industrial property totaling 0.4 million square feet, and 1070 developed residential land lots held for sale, including 8 office, retail, and industrial projects under development or redevelopment totaling 2.5 million square feet. The company also has 2 condominium projects and 21 residential communities under development with approximately 12800 lots remaining to be developed and/or sold. In addition, the company also owns directly or through joint ventures approximately 3,300 acres of land held for investment or future development. The company has elected to qualify as a REIT for tax purposes. The company qualifies as a REIT and intends to distribute 100% of its federal taxable income to stockholders. Cousins Properties, Inc. was founded by Thomas G. Cousins in 1958 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
PNM RESOURCES INC (HOLDING CO.) (PNM)
PNM Resources, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the energy and energy-related businesses. It primarily engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, sale, and marketing of electricity. The company also transmits, distributes, and sells natural gas in the state of New Mexico. It distributes electricity for retail electric customers in New Mexico, as well as for third parties. The company's gas services include distribution of natural gas to both sales-service customers and transportation-service customers. In addition, the company provides energy and technology-related services. As of June 6, 2005, PNM Resources served approximately 1.2 million customers, including 725,000 electric customers in Texas and New Mexico and 471,000 natural gas customers in New Mexico. The company is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
COLONIAL BANCGROUP INC (CNB)
Colonial Bancgroup, Inc., a financial services company, provides diversified services, including retail and commercial banking, wealth management services, mortgage banking, and insurance through its branch network, private banking offices, ATMs, and the Internet, as well as other distribution channels to consumers and businesses. The company, through Colonial Bank, N.A., offers various demand, savings, and time deposit products, as well as extensions of credit through personal, commercial, and mortgage loans. It also provides additional services to its markets through cash management services, electronic banking services, and credit card and merchant services, as well as through financial planning services, including trust services; insurance sales; and the sales of various types of investment products, such as mutual funds, annuities, stocks, municipal bonds, and U.S. government securities. The company's nonbanking subsidiaries provide full service and discount brokerage services, and investment advice; hold interests in various real estate developments located in the Atlanta metropolitan area of Georgia; own and manage investment securities; offer various insurance products and annuities for sale to the public; provide investment advisory services; offer Internet and ACH services to community banks; and own and manage certain real estate loans. As of October 19, 2005, Colonial BancGroup operated 310 branches in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Nevada, and Texas. The company was organized in 1974. It was originally known as Southland Bancorporation and changed its name to The Colonial BancGroup, Inc. in 1981. Colonial BancGroup is headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama.
LIFEPOINT HOSPITALS INC (LPNT)
LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. operates general and acute care hospitals in nonurban communities in the United States. Its hospitals provide a range of medical and surgical services, including diagnostic and emergency services; and outpatient and ancillary services, such as outpatient surgery, laboratory, radiology, respiratory therapy, and physical therapy. The company operated 53 hospitals primarily in Alabama, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming, as of November 18, 2005. LifePoint Hospitals was formed in 1997 and is headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee.
MACK-CALI REALTY CORPORATION (CLI)
Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the leasing, management, acquisition, development, and construction of real estate properties in the United States. As of July 21, 2005, the company owned or had interests in 271 properties, primarily office and office/flex buildings, totaling approximately 30.2 million square feet. Its properties also include industrial/warehouse buildings, retail properties, a hotel, and parcels of land leased. Mack-Cali Realty has properties in seven states, primarily in the northeastern United States, as well as in the District of Columbia. The company has elected to be treated as a REIT and would not be subject to federal income tax, if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its shareholders. Mack-Cali Realty was incorporated in 1994 and is headquartered in Cranford, New Jersey.
Aeropostale, Inc. operates as a mall-based specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories in the United States. It designs, markets, and sells its own brand of merchandise principally targeting 11 to 18 year-old young women and young men. The company offers graphic t-shirts, tops, bottoms, sweaters, jeans, outerwear, and accessories. As of November 17, 2005, it operated 659 Aeropostale stores in 47 states and 13 Jimmy'Z stores in 10 states. Aeropostale sells its products through its stores or at organized sales events at college campuses. The company is headquartered in New York City.
ANNTAYLOR STORES CORPORATION (ANN)
AnnTaylor Stores Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of women's apparel, shoes, and accessories in the United States. Its stores offer career and casual separates, dresses, tops, weekend wear, shoes, and accessories. The company sells its products through retail stores and over the Internet at www.anntaylor.com and www.anntaylorloft.com. As of May 31, 2005, it operated 771 stores that comprised 361 Ann Taylor stores, 368 Ann Taylor LOFT stores, and 42 Ann Taylor Factory stores in 46 states, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The company is headquartered in New York City.
OLD REPUBLIC INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (ORI)
Old Republic International Corporation, an insurance holding company, operates as an insurance company in the United States. It operates in three segments: General Insurance, Mortgage Guaranty, and Title Insurance Services. General Insurance segment provides commercial lines of property and liability insurance and reinsurance primarily to industrial, mining, transportation, and financial services companies, as well as actuarial consulting, tax planning, claims control, and management of captive or retrospectively-rated insurance programs. The Mortgage Guaranty segment provides residential mortgage guaranty insurance for first mortgage loans to mortgage bankers, commercial banks, thrifts, credit unions, and other financial institutions. The Title Insurance Services segment offers title insurance and related real estate transfer services for individuals, businesses, and government entities. In addition, the company provides life and health insurance to consumers through lending institutions, automobile dealers, and brokers. The company is based in Chicago, Illinois.
HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES INC (HE)
Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in electric utility, banking, and other businesses in Hawaii. It engages in the production, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity on the islands of Oahu; Maui, Lanai, and Molokai; and Hawaii. The company supplies approximately 93% of the Hawaii electric public utility market that include residential, commercial, and light and power customers. In addition, it provides an array of banking and other financial services to consumers and businesses. As of December 31, 2004, Hawaiian Electric Industries operated a network of 66 branches in Hawaii. The company was incorporated in 1891 and is headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Polycom, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, marketing, and servicing of a line of video, voice, data, and Web conferencing collaboration solutions worldwide. It operates in three segments: Communications, Network Systems, and Services. Communications segment offers videoconferencing collaboration and voice communications products. These products enable businesses and other organizations to communicate with employees, customers, and partners, regardless of location. Network Systems segment provides MGC series of media servers, PathNavigator call processing server, WebOffice Webconferencing software application, and network management and scheduling software to businesses, telecommunications service providers, and government and educational institutions. Services segment includes a range of professional service and support offerings to its resellers and directly to end-user customers. In addition, Polycom offers installation services and a range of training offerings. The company markets and sells its products through a worldwide network of channel partners, including distributors, value-added resellers, and retailers, and directly to communications service providers. Polycom was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Pleasanton, California.
MEDICIS PHARMACEUTICAL CORPORATION (MRX)
Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation, a specialty pharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and marketing of products for the treatment of dermatological, aesthetic, and podiatric conditions in the United States and Canada. It offers a range of products addressing various conditions, including acne, fungal infections, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, photoaging, psoriasis, eczema, skin and skin-structure infections, seborrheic dermatitis, and cosmesis. The company's product portfolio comprises DYNACIN, an oral adjunctive treatment for moderate to severe acne; LOPROX, a topical treatment for certain fungal and yeast infections; OMNICEF, a patented oral cephalosporin for skin and skin-structure infections; PLEXION, topical treatments for rosacea and acne-related conditions; RESTYLANE, an injectable gel for treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, shaping facial contours, and correcting deep facial folds; TRIAZ, topical patented gel, cleanser, and patent-pending pad treatments for acne; and VANOS, topical corticosteroid for the treatment of plaque type psoriasis in adult patients. It also offers PERLANETM and RESTYLANE FINE LINES, which are injectable, transparent, and nonanimal-stabilized-hyaluronic acid gels for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, and correcting deep facial folds. The company's nondermatological product line includes AMMONUL, as adjunctive therapy for the treatment of acute hyperammonemia and associated encephalopathy in patients with deficiencies in enzymes of the urea cycle; and BUPHENYL, an adjunctive maintenance therapy for urea cycle disorders. Its customers include wholesale pharmaceutical distributors and other drug chains. The company has a strategic alliance with aaiPharma, Inc. Medicis Pharmaceutical was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Herman Miller, Inc. engages in the research, design, manufacture, distribution, and sale of office furniture systems and products, as well as in the provision of related consultancy services. Its product offerings include seating, storage solutions, freestanding furniture, and casegoods. Its products are used in office/institution environments, including offices and related conference, lobby, and lounge areas. These products are also used in general public areas, including transportation terminals; health/science environments, including hospitals and other healthcare facilities; clinical, industrial, and educational laboratories; and residential and other environments. Herman Miller sells its products primarily to independent contract office furniture dealers. It markets its products in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and the Asia/Pacific region through its direct sales force, its dealer network, independent dealers and retailers, and the Internet. Herman Miller was founded in 1905 as Star Furniture Company and changed its name to Michigan Star Furniture Company in 1909. Further, the name was changed to Herman Miller Furniture Company in 1923 and to Herman Miller, Inc. in 1960. The company is headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan.
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.
ENDO PHARMACEUTICALS HOLDINGS INC (ENDP)
Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. operates as a specialty pharmaceutical company in the United States. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., it engages in the research, development, marketing, and sale of branded and generic pharmaceutical products primarily used to treat and manage pain. The company's branded products include Lidoderm, Percocet, Percodan, Frova, DepoDur, and Zydone. Lidoderm is a topical patch product containing lidocaine for the relief of the pain from post-herpetic neuralgia. Percocet and Percodan are used for the treatment of moderate-to-severe pain. Frova used for prevention of menstrually related migraine. DepoDur used for the treatment of pain following major surgery. Zydone tablets are also used for the relief of moderate-to-severe pain and contain hydrocodone/acetaminophen. The company's generic products comprise morphine sulfate, generic oxycodone hydrochloride, and acetaminophen product, which focus on pain management. Endo Pharmaceuticals also offers carbidopa/levodopa, the generic version of Sinemet for the treatment of the symptoms of idiopathic Parkinson's disease. In addition, the company is developing products for the acute, chronic, and neuropathic pain conditions, as well as in complementary therapeutic areas. It sells its products to pharmacy chains and wholesale drug distributors who supply to pharmacies, hospitals, governmental agencies, and physicians. The company has a strategic alliance with SkyePharma, Inc. Endo was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.
VALEANT PHARMACEUTICALS INTERNATIONAL (VRX)
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VPI), a research-based pharmaceutical company, engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and marketing of various pharmaceutical products worldwide. Its products encompass various therapeutic areas, with a primary focus upon infectious disease, neurology, and dermatology. The company's research and new product development initiatives focus on treatments for hepatitis C, hepatitis B, HIV/AIDS, and cancer. VPI also develops, manufactures, and distributes prescription and nonprescription pharmaceuticals. Its prescription pharmaceutical products treat neuromuscular disorders, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and psychiatric disorders. As of December 31, 2004, VPI's product portfolio comprised of approximately 575 branded products with approximately 2,400 stock-keeping units. The company markets its products through marketing and sales force, as well as sells directly to physicians, hospitals, wholesalers, and large drug store chains primarily in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. VPI was incorporated as ICN Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in 1994 and changed its name to Valeant Pharmaceuticals International in 2003. The company is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International acquired Xcel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. on March 2005.
FIRST AMERICAN CORPORATION (FAF)
The First American Corporation (FAC), through its subsidiaries, provides business information, and related products and services in the United States and internationally. Its Title Insurance and Services segment issues residential and commercial title insurance policies; accommodates tax-deferred exchanges; and provides escrow, equity loan, investment advisory, trust, thrift, and other related products and services. The company's Specialty Insurance segment issues property and casualty insurance policies, as well as sells home warranty products. Its Mortgage Information segment offers tax monitoring, flood zone certification, default management services, document preparation, and other real estate related services. FAC's Property Information segment sells data relating to real property, database management services, and appraisal services. Its Credit Information segment provides specialty credit reports to the mortgage lending and automotive lending industries. This segment also includes a credit reporting agency that offers credit reports on subprime borrowers. The company's Screening Information segment provides employment background screening, drug-free workplace programs and other occupational health services, employee assistance programs, corporate tax and incentive services, resident screening, motor vehicle records, transportation business credit services, investigative services, computer forensics and electronic discovery services, supply chain security, and consumer location services. As of April 4, 2005, FAC operated approximately 1,800 offices. The company is headquartered in Santa Ana, California.
UNITED DOMINION REALTY TRUST INC (UDR)
United Dominion Realty Trust, Inc. operates as a self-administered equity real estate investment trust (REIT). It owns, acquires, renovates, develops, and manages middle-market apartment communities. The company targets young professionals, blue-collar families, single parent households, older singles, immigrants, and nonrelated parties. As of June 30, 2005, the company's portfolio included 263 communities with 77,289 apartment homes nationwide. As a REIT, the company would not be subject to federal income taxes to the extent it distributes 90% of its REIT taxable income to its stockholders. United Dominion was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
MONEYGRAM INTERNATIONAL INC (MGI)
MoneyGram International, Inc. operates as a payment services company in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Global Funds Transfer and Payment Systems. The Global Funds Transfer segment provides money transfer services, money orders, and bill payment services to its consumers. The Payment Systems segment provides financial institutions with payment processing services, primarily official check outsourcing services and money orders for sale to their customers. Its customers primarily comprise financial institutions, and thrifts and credit unions. The company offers its products and services to consumers and businesses through its network of agents and its financial institution customers. The various products and services it offers enable consumers to make payments and to transfer money worldwide. MoneyGram International was founded in 1926 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
HNI Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of office furniture and hearth products. The company provides office furniture in four categories: storage, including vertical files, lateral files, pedestals, and high density filing; seating, which includes task chairs, executive desk chairs, conference/training chairs, and side chairs; office systems, such as modular and moveable workspaces with integrated work surfaces, space dividers, and lighting; and desks and related products, including tables, bookcases, and credenzas. It sells these products principally through dealers, wholesalers, and retail superstores primarily to end-users, and federal and state governments. HNI's hearth products include electric, wood-, pellet-, and gas-burning factory-built fireplaces; fireplace inserts; stoves; gas logs; and accessories. These products are sold through a national system of dealers, wholesalers, large regional contractors, and company-owned distribution and retail outlets. The company operates in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. HNI Corporation was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa.
M.D.C. HOLDINGS INC (MDC)
M.D.C. Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, builds homes under the name Richmond American Homes in the United States. The company builds and sells primarily single-family detached homes, and also townhomes in Virginia and Maryland. Its subsidiary, HomeAmerican Mortgage Corporation, originates or brokers mortgage loans primarily for the company's homebuyers. M.D.C. Holdings also offers third party insurance products to homebuyers, through its subsidiary, American Home Insurance Agency, Inc. In addition, the company provides title agency services through American Home Title and Escrow Company in Virginia, Maryland, Colorado, Florida, Texas, and Delaware. The company, formerly known as Mizel Development Corporation, was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
SONOCO PRODUCTS COMPANY (SON)
Sonoco Products Company engages in the manufacture of industrial and consumer packaging products and provision of packaging services worldwide. The company primarily operates in three segments: Consumer Packaging, Engineered Carriers and Paper, and Packaging Services. The Consumer Packaging segment offers various products, such as round and shaped rigid packaging, both composite and plastic; printed flexible packaging; and metal and plastic ends and closures. The Engineered Carriers and Paper segment provides paper and composite engineered carriers; paperboard; fiber-based construction tubes and forms; and recovered paper. The Packaging Services segment offers various products and services, including point-of-purchase displays, folding cartons, packaging fulfillment, product handling, brand management, and supply chain management. In addition, the company produces steel, nailed wooden, plywood, recycled, and poly-fiber reels; paperboard packaging forms and transport cushioning bases; injection-molded and extrusion-molded plastics; and coasters and glass covers. The company was founded as the Southern Novelty Company in 1899 and subsequently changed its name to Sonoco Products Company in 1923. The company is headquartered in Hartsville, South Carolina.
Media General, Inc., a diversified communications company, operates newspapers, television stations, and online enterprises in the southeastern United States. The company operates through three segments: Publishing Business, Broadcast Business, and Interactive Media Business. The Publishing Business segment's operations include daily and Sunday newspapers in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, and Florida. As of December 26, 2004, it owned 25 daily newspapers and approximately 100 other publications. Media General also has one-third equity interest in SP Newsprint Company, which operates newsprint mills in Dublin, Georgia, and Newberg, Oregon. The Broadcast business segment engages in the ownership, operation, and sale of broadcast television stations. As of the above date, it operated 26 network-affiliated television stations in the United States. The Interactive Media business segment provides online news, information, and entertainment to its customers. As of the same date, this segment comprised of approximately 50 interactive enterprises, as well as minority investments in various companies. The company is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.
COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS INC (CYH)
Community Health Systems, Inc. engages in the ownership, lease, and operation of acute care hospitals in the United States. Its hospitals offer a range of inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services, including orthopedics, cardiology, occupational medicine, diagnostic services, emergency services, rehabilitation treatment, home health, and skilled nursing. As of December 31, 2004, it owned, leased, or operated 71 hospitals in 22 states, with an aggregate of 7,888 licensed beds. The company was organized in 1985 and is based in Brentwood, Tennessee.
KORN/FERRY INTERNATIONAL (KFY)
Korn/Ferry International provides executive search, outsourced recruiting, and leadership development solutions worldwide. The company offers executive search services for board level, chief executive, and other senior executive positions to clients in the consumer, financial, industrial, life sciences, and technology industries. Its leadership development solutions assist clients with the ongoing assessment and development of their leadership teams. The company's clients include public and private companies, as well as governmental and not-for-profit organizations. As of September 7, 2005, it operated 70 offices in 36 countries. Korn/Ferry International was founded in 1969 by Lester Korn and Richard Ferry. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS INC (AEO)
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., a retailing company, engages in the design, marketing, and sale of clothing in the United States and Canada. The company offers jeans and graphic T-shirts, as well as accessories, outerwear, footwear, basics, and swimwear under American Eagle Outfitters', American Eagle', MARTIN + OSA', and AE' brand names, primarily targeting 15 to 25 year-olds. It also provides dormwear and intimates, including bras, undies, camis, hoodies, robes, boxers, and sweats under the aerie' brand name. As of February 3, 2007, the company operated 906 American Eagle Outfitters stores and 5 MARTIN + OSA stores. American Eagle Outfitters also distributes its merchandise through its e-commerce operation (ae.com). The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Blyth, Inc. engages in the design, marketing, and distribution of candles, potpourri, decorative accessories, seasonal decorations, and household convenience items, as well as tabletop lighting, accessories, and chafing fuel. The company operates in three segments: Direct Selling, Wholesale, and Catalog and Internet. The Direct Selling segment designs, manufactures, sources, markets, and distributes scented candles, candle-related accessories, fragranced bath gels and body lotions, and other fragranced products. The Wholesale segment offers a line of home fragrance products; candle-related accessories; seasonal decorations, such as ornaments, artificial trees, and trim; and home decor products, such as picture frames, lamps, and textiles. It also offers chafing fuel, and tabletop lighting products and accessories for the away from home or foodservice trade. The Catalog and Internet segment designs and markets household convenience items, photo albums, frames, holiday cards, personalized gifts, and kitchen accessories. The company sells its products to independent gift shops, specialty chains, department stores, food and drug outlets, mass retailers, hotels, restaurants, and independent foodservice distributors. It operates in the United States, Canada, and Europe, as well as in Mexico, Australia, and the Far East. The company was formed in 1933 and is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut.
MODIS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INC (MPS)
MPS Group, Inc. provides staffing, consulting, and business solutions in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and continental Europe. It operates through two divisions, Professional services and Information Technology (IT) Services. The Professional Services division provides staffing and recruiting services under the units Entegee, Special Counsel, Accounting Principals, and Soliant Health. Entegee provides workforce solutions for technical and engineering needs, including onsite management consulting and inhouse project services. Special Counsel places employees in attorney, paralegal, legal administrative, and legal secretarial positions. Accounting Principals places employees in accounting, finance, and banking positions. Soliant Health places imaging technicians and traveling healthcare professionals, in the areas of nursing, physical, and occupational therapy. The IT Services division provides staffing, consulting, and business solutions under the units Modis, Modis International (MI), Idea Integration (IDI), and Beeline. Modis unit engages in the placement of IT contract consultants for IT project support and staffing, recruitment of full-time positions, project-based and supplier management solutions, and on-site recruiting support in the areas of application development, and systems and enterprise application integration. IDI unit engages in Web design and development, information management solutions, wireless workflow applications, and enterprise resource management. Beeline provides a software-based human capital management services solution that automates the acquisition and management of full-time and contingent workers. MI unit places employees in positions, such as accounting and finance, financial services, legal, human resources, marketing, not-for-profit, and public-sector. The company was incorporated in 1992 as Accustaff Incorporated and changed its name to MPS Group, Inc. in 2002. MPS Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.
ADVANCED MEDICAL OPTICS INC (EYE)
Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. (AMO) engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of surgical devices for the eyes worldwide. It has two product lines, ophthalmic surgical and eye care. The company's ophthalmic surgical product line provides medical devices for use in the cataract and refractive surgery markets. Cataract surgery market focuses on four products, including foldable intraocular lenses (IOLs), implantation systems, phacoemulsification systems, and viscoelastics. Refractive surgery market, in addition to IOLs and viscoelastics, markets microkeratomes for use in the LASIK procedure. AMO's eye care product line provides a range of contact lens care products for use with various contact lenses. These products include single-bottle, multipurpose cleaning and disinfecting solutions, hydrogen peroxide-based disinfecting solutions, daily cleaners, enzymatic cleaners, and contact lens rewetting drops. The company's customers include surgeons, hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, optometrists, opticians, ophthalmologists, and retailers, such as mass merchandisers and drug store chains. It has direct operations in approximately 20 countries; and markets and sells its products in approximately 60 countries, including Europe. AMO has operations in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Japan, and Asia Pacific. Advanced Medical Optics was incorporated in 2001 and is based in Santa Ana, California.
Omnicare, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provide pharmaceutical care for the elder people primarily in the United States and Canada. The company operates through two segments, Pharmacy Services and Contract Research Organization Services. The Pharmacy Services purchases, repackages, and dispenses prescription and nonprescription pharmaceuticals. It also provides consultant pharmacist services, including evaluating residents' drug therapy, monitoring the drug distribution system within the nursing facility, and assisting in compliance with state and federal regulations, as well as proprietary clinical and health management programs. In addition, Pharmacy Services segment offers ancillary services, such as administering medications and nutrition intravenously, and furnishing dialysis and respiratory services, medical supplies and clinical care planning, and financial software information systems. Further, it provides pharmaceutical case management services for retirees, employees, and dependents that have drug benefits under corporate-sponsored healthcare programs. The Research Organization Services segment provides product development and research services to client companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and diagnostics industries worldwide. As of December 31, 2004, the company served residents in long-term care facilities comprising approximately 1,086,000 beds in 47 states in the United States and in Canada. Omnicare is headquartered in Covington, Kentucky.
ENTERCOM COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION (ETM)
Entercom Communications Corp. serves as a radio broadcasting company in the United States. It owns and operates a portfolio of radio stations in Boston, Seattle, Denver, Portland, Sacramento, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, New Orleans, Norfolk, Buffalo, Memphis, Providence, Greensboro, Greenville/Spartanburg, Rochester, Madison, Wichita, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, and Gainesville/Ocala markets. Entercom's stations provide various types of programming, such as news, talk, classic rock, adult contemporary, alternative, oldies and jazz, and others. In addition, it also operates as the exclusive radio broadcaster for the Boston Red Sox, Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, Buffalo Sabres, and various college sports teams. Entercom Communications Corp. has strategic alliance with Greater Media, Inc. and Infinity Broadcasting, Inc. for the rollout of HD Digital Radio. The company was founded by Joseph M. Field in 1968. Entercom Communications is based in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.
NVR, Inc. operates as a homebuilding and mortgage banking company in the United States. The company constructs and sells single-family detached homes, townhomes, and condominium buildings under three trade names: Ryan Homes, NVHomes, and Fox Ridge Homes. The Ryan Homes product is built in 18 metropolitan areas located in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, New Jersey, and Delaware. The Fox Ridge Homes product is built in the Nashville, Tennessee metropolitan area. The NVHomes product is built in the Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, Maryland; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania metropolitan areas. The Ryan Homes and Fox Ridge Homes products are marketed primarily to first-time homeowners and first-time move-up buyers. The NVHomes product is marketed primarily to move-up and upscale buyers. The company, through its wholly owned subsidiary, NVR Mortgage Finance, Inc., provides mortgage-related services to its homebuilding customers in 11 states. Its mortgage banking operations also include separate subsidiaries that broker title insurance and perform title searches in connection with mortgage loans. NVR, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.
Toll Brothers, Inc. engages in the development, construction, financing, and sale of residential homes in the United States. It builds luxury single-family detached and attached home communities; master planned luxury residential resort-style golf communities; and urban low, mid, and high-rise communities principally on land it develops and improves. The company's operations include architecture, engineering, mortgage, title, land development and sale, golf course development and management, home security, landscape, cable T.V. and broadband Internet delivery, lumber distribution, and house component assembly. In addition, it owns and operates golf courses and country clubs. The company serves move-up, empty-nester, active-adult, and second-home home buyers. It markets its communities through direct sales force, local cooperative realtors, newspapers, billboards, and Internet in Arizona, California, Florida, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. As of October 31, 2004, the company operated 292 communities comprising approximately 24,343 home sites. Toll Brothers was formed in 1967 and is headquartered in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
AMERICREDIT CORPORATION (ACF)
AmeriCredit Corp., a consumer finance company, engages in the purchase, retention, subsequent securitization, and servicing of finance receivables primarily in the United States. The company, through its branch network and strategic alliances with auto groups and banks, purchases retail installment contracts entered into by auto dealers with consumers, who are typically unable to obtain financing from traditional sources. Its servicing activities comprise collecting and processing customer payments, responding to customer inquiries, initiating contact with customers who are delinquent in payment of an installment, maintaining the security interest in the financed vehicle, monitoring physical damage insurance coverage of the financed vehicle, arranging for the repossession of, liquidating collateral, and pursuit of deficiencies when necessary. As of September 30, 2005, the company operated 88 branch offices. AmeriCredit Corp. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.
Borders Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates book, music, and movie superstores, as well as mall-based bookstores. The company also operates mall-based bookstores that offer customers new releases, hardcover and paperback bestsellers, periodicals, and a standard selection of other titles. As of October 22, 2005, the company operated 516 superstores under the Borders name, including 466 in the United States, 32 in the United Kingdom, 12 in Australia, 3 in Puerto Rico, 2 in New Zealand, and 1 in Singapore. It also operated 700 mall-based and other bookstores, including bookstores primarily under the Waldenbooks, Borders Express, and Borders Outlet names, as well as Borders-branded airport stores, and 33 bookstores under the Books etc. name in the United Kingdom, as of the above date. In addition, the company owned and operated United Kingdom-based Paperchase Products Limited, a designer and retailer of stationery, cards and gifts, with 85 locations, including 36 located inside Borders International superstores, as of the above date. Borders Group, Inc. is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
CSG SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL INC (CSGS)
CSG Systems International, Inc. provides billing and customer care solutions for the cable television, direct broadcast satellite, advanced Internet protocol services, mobile, and fixed wireline markets worldwide. The company operates through two divisions, The Broadband Services and The Global Software Services. The Broadband Services division provides customer care and billing services to cable television and satellite industries in the United States and Canada. It offers a suite of processing, software, and professional services, which enable clients to automate their customer care and billing functions, including set-up and activation of customer accounts, sales support, order processing, invoice calculation, production and mailing of invoices, management reporting, electronic presentment and payment of invoices, and deployment and management of the client's field technicians. The Global Software Services division provides convergent billing and customer care software and services that enable telecommunications service providers to bill their customers for services, including mobile, Internet, wireline, cable television, and satellite. The company was co-founded by Neal C. Hansen and George F. Haddix in 1994. CSG Systems International is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.
FIDELITY NATIONAL FINANCIAL INC (FNF)
Fidelity National Financial, Inc., a title insurance company, provides products, services, and solutions to the real estate and financial services industry in the United States. The company operates in five segments: Title Insurance, Specialty Insurance, Financial Institution Software and Services, Lender Outsourcing Solutions, and Information Services. The Title Insurance segment provides title insurance; and escrow and other title related services, including collection and trust activities, trustee's sales guarantees, recordings, and reconveyances. The Specialty Insurance segment issues flood, home warranty, homeowners, automobile, and certain niche personal lines insurance policies. The Financial Institution Software and Services segment offers core processing applications, retail delivery applications, integration applications, syndicated loan applications, automotive finance applications, item processing and imaging services, and ebanking and electronic payments services. It offers these services to various financial institutions, including banks, credit unions, savings banks, and auto finance companies; as well as provides mortgage loan servicing system. The Lender Outsourcing Solutions segment offers loan facilitation services, including title agency and closing services to first mortgage, refinance, home equity, and subprime lenders; and default management services, such as foreclosure posting and publishing services, loan portfolio services, field services, and property management. The Information Services segment offers real estate related information services, such as property appraisal and valuation services; property records information; real estate tax services; borrower credit and flood zone information and certification; and multiple listing software and services. Fidelity National Financial is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.
The PMI Group, Inc. provides credit enhancement products and lender services, which promote homeownership and facilitate mortgage transactions in the capital markets. The company's activities are segregated into U.S. Mortgage Insurance Operations; and International Operations, Financial Guaranty, and Other Strategic Investments segments. U.S. Mortgage Insurance Operations segment offers mortgage insurance products, including primary insurance and pool insurance, which enable borrowers to buy homes with low down payment mortgages in the United States. Its customers include mortgage lenders, savings institutions, commercial banks, and investors, including the GSEs, the FHLBs, and other capital market participants. This segment is licensed in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands. The International Operations, Financial Guaranty, and Other Strategic Investments segment include International operations, which offer mortgage insurance and other credit enhancement products in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and Hong Kong; Financial Guaranty, which provides primary financial guaranty insurance; and Other Strategic Investments that have investment portfolio, including FGIC, managed by BlackRock Financial Management and Wellington Management; CMG, managed by MEMBERS Capital Advisors, an affiliate of CUNA; and RAM Re, managed by MBIA Asset Management. PMI Group was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Walnut Creek, California.
KELLY SERVICES INC (KELYA)
Kelly Services, Inc. provides staffing services to various industries worldwide. It operates in two segments, Commercial Staffing, and Professional, Technical, and Staffing Alternatives (PTSA). The Commercial Staffing segment provides staff for word processing, data entry, and administrative support; call centers, technical support hotlines, and telemarketing units; substitute teachers; support staff for seminars, sales, and trade shows; and technicians to the aerospace and pharmaceutical industries. It also offers a temporary to fulltime service that provide customers and temporary staff the opportunity to evaluate the relationship before making a fulltime employment decision. The PTSA segment comprises the Professional and Technical Staffing group (PTSG) and Staffing Alternatives group (SAG). The PTSG places employees in the automotive sector; supplies engineering staff in aeronautical, chemical, civil/structural, electrical/instrumentation, environmental, industrial, mechanical, petroleum, quality, and telecommunications disciplines; and provides staff to work in hospitals, ambulatory care centers, HMOs, and health insurance companies. It also provides in-home care for the elderly, disabled, and those recovering from illness or injury; places legal professionals; and provides staff for scientific and clinical research industries. The SAG provides in human resources consulting; outsourcing solutions that provide operational management of departments or business functions; and benefits and payroll administration services. Kelly also provides personnel assessment techniques for selection, promotion, and performance management; recruiting and human resources services; and a call center service. Kelly Services was founded in 1946 by William Russell Kelly. It was formerly known as Russell Kelly Office Service and changed its name to Kelly Girl Service, Inc. in 1957. Further, it changed its name to Kelly Services, Inc. in 1966. Kelly is headquartered in Troy, Michigan.
NAVIGANT CONSULTING INC (NCI)
Navigant Consulting, Inc. provides litigation, financial services, healthcare, energy, and operational consulting services to government agencies, legal counsel, and large companies in the United States. It operates in two segments: Financial and Claims Consulting, and Energy Consulting. Financial and Claims Consulting segment provides consulting and advisory services, which include analyzing complex accounting, finance, economic, operations, and information management issues. Energy Consulting segment provides a range of management consulting services, such as strategy development, financial transaction support, operations support, regulatory advisement, management process outsourcing, and technical analysis. Navigant Consulting markets its services directly to senior and mid-level executives. It has a client base in the construction, energy, financial services, and healthcare industries, as well as in the public sector, including federal, state, and local governmental agencies. The company has offices in various cities primarily within the United States, as well as in Canada, the Czech Republic, and the United Kingdom. Navigant Consulting is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
PAYLESS SHOESOURCE INC (PSS)
Payless ShoeSource, Inc. operates as a family footwear retailer. The company offers athletic and casual footwear, dress shoes, sandals, work and fashion boots, and slippers, as well as accessories, such as handbags and hosiery. Its stores offer private and branded label footwear and accessories for women, men, and children. The company operates its stores in a variety of real estate formats, including shopping malls, central business districts, free-standing buildings, strip centers, and leased departments in other retailers, as well as leases its stores. As of April 30, 2005, Payless ShoeSource operated 4,646 retail stores in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Japan. The company was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Topeka, Kansas.
Harte-Hanks, Inc. provides direct marketing services and shopper advertising opportunities to consumer and business-to-business marketers primarily in the United States and internationally. The company uses proprietary software and open software solutions to build contact databases using the information gathered from various sources, such as mail, Web sites, email, toll-free numbers, trade shows, and other sources. Harte-Hanks also offers direct marketing agency services to create plan to manage direct marketing communication efforts. It also provides services to help clients develop and execute targeted marketing communication programs. These services include creative and graphics, such as printing, personalization of communication pieces using laser and inkjet printing, target mail and fulfillment, and transportation logistics. The company owns, operates, publishes, and distributes shopper publications primarily in California and Florida. It primarily serves retail, high-tech/telecom, financial, pharmaceutical, and healthcare markets. The company is based in San Antonio, Texas.
Rent-A-Center, Inc. operates in the rent-to-own industry in the United States. Its stores primarily offer merchandise from four basic product categories: consumer electronics, appliances, computers, and furniture and accessories under flexible rental purchase agreements that generally allow the customer to obtain ownership of the merchandise at the conclusion of an agreed upon rental period. Its consumer electronic products include wide-screen televisions, DVD players and recorders, home theatre systems, digital cameras, and stereos. The company's appliances comprise washing machines, dryers, microwave ovens, freezers, and ranges. It offers personal and laptop computers, as well as provides various furniture products, including dining room, living room, and bedroom furniture. In addition, it offers accessories, which include pictures, lamps, and tables that are rented as part of a package of items. As of October 24, 2005, Rent-A-Center operated 2,763 stores throughout the United States, and in Canada and Puerto Rico. Its subsidiary, ColorTyme, Inc., franchised 313 stores in 40 states, as of the above date. The company has strategic alliances with McDonald's and Jackson-Hewitt. Rent-A-Center was incorporated in 1986 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas.
HEALTH MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES INC (HMA)
Health Management Associates, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of general acute care hospitals and psychiatric hospitals in nonurban communities primarily in the southeastern and southwestern United States. Its services include general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, emergency room care, radiology, oncology, diagnostic care, coronary care, pediatric services, behavioral health services, and psychiatric care. The company also provides outpatient services, such as one-day surgery, laboratory, x-ray, respiratory therapy, cardiology, and physical therapy. In addition, it offers specialty services in cardiology, such as open-heart surgery; neuro-surgery; oncology; radiation therapy; CT scanning; MRI imaging; lithotripsy; and full-service obstetrics. As of September 30, 2005, the company operated 57 hospitals, consisting of 55 acute care hospitals with approximately 8,128 beds; and 2 psychiatric hospitals with approximately 182 beds. Health Management Associates was formed in 1977 and is headquartered in Naples, Florida.
The Timberland Company (TTC) engages in the design, development, engineering, marketing, and distribution of footwear, apparel, and accessories products for men, women, and children. It sells its products under the Timberland and Timberland PRO brands throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The company's Timberland brand footwear categories include boots, such as basic, premium, chukka, and oxford versions, as well as field boots; men's casual that includes boat shoes, casual bucks, loafers, sandals, oxfords, chukkas, boots, and slipons for use in the office, home, or outdoors; women's casual, which includes sandals, shoes, and boots, as well as a line of sports footwear; kids' line that includes boots, outdoor sport, sandals, and casual products; and outdoor performance offerings, such as hiking, sport utility, and water sports. Its Timberland PRO series line includes waterproof workboots series and general use workboots series. TTC's Timberland brand apparel products consist primarily of a rugged casual line that includes outerwear, sweaters, fleeces, shirts, pants, and shorts, as well as an outdoor performance line that includes outerwear and sportswear for men; and European style apparel line for women. Its Timberland PRO apparel includes rugged denim work pants featuring performance fabric by Kevlar, and moisture-wicking tech T-shirts. The company's accessories include small leather goods, cases, travel bags, backpacks, luggage, and leather care products for footwear, as well as watches, men's belts, wallets, socks, gloves, sunglasses, eyewear and ophthalmic frames, and hats and caps. It sells its products primarily through independent retailers, department stores, athletic stores, and other retailers. In addition, the company sells its products through Timberland specialty stores, Timberland factory outlet stores, timberland.com, and franchisees in Europe. TTC is headquartered in Stratham, New Hampshire.
LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION (LSCC)
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (LSC) engages in design, development, and marketing of programmable logic devices and related software primarily in the United States. Its programmable logic products are semiconductor components that could be configured by end customers as specific logic circuits. The company offers field programmable gate arrays, which include LatticeEC/ECP product families. These product families feature built-in double data rate memory support, a flexible DSP block and support for industry standard SPI-flash boot memories. LSC also provides field programmable system chips, known as ORCA 4 FPSC, which enable its users to develop designs for the implementation of 10 gigabit Ethernet and SONET applications; and IspXP products based on SRAM technology for security, instant-on logic functionality, and the elimination of external programming devices. In addition, the company offers ispGDX product family, which extends in-system programmability to the circuit board level using digital cross-point switch architecture for digital signal interconnect and interface applications. Further, it provides programmable logic devices for handheld and portable equipment. LSC's customers primarily include original equipment manufacturers in various markets, including communications, computing, industrial, automotive, medical, and consumer, as well as in the military end market. The company markets its products directly to end customers through a network of independent manufacturers' representatives and indirectly through a network of independent distributors. Lattice Semiconductor Corporation was incorporated in 1983 and is headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon.
ALASKA AIR GROUP INC (ALK)
Alaska Air Group, Inc., a holding company, engages in the airline business. The company's principal subsidiaries are Alaska Airlines, Inc. (Alaska) and Horizon Air Industries, Inc. (Horizon). These subsidiaries operate as airlines. Alaska principally serves 39 cities in 6 western states, which include Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona, as well as in Canada and in 7 cities in Mexico. It also provides nonstop services between Seattle and five eastern cities, which include Washington, Boston, Miami, Orlando, and Newark; between Seattle and Denver; and between Anchorage and Chicago. As of December 31, 2004, Alaska's operating fleet comprised 108 jet aircrafts. Horizon principally serves 40 cities in 6 states, which include Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, California, and Arizona, as well as 6 cities in Canada. It also provides nonstop services between Seattle and Portland, Seattle and Spokane, Seattle and Vancouver, and Seattle and Calgary. As of December 31, 2004, Horizon's operating fleet comprised 18 jet and 47 turboprop aircrafts. Alaska Air group was founded in 1932 and is based in Seattle, Washington.
KINDRED HEALTHCARE INC (KND)
Kindred Healthcare, Inc. operates hospitals, nursing centers, institutional pharmacies, and a contract rehabilitation services business in the United States. It operates in four divisions: Hospital, Health Services, Rehabilitation, and Pharmacy. Hospital division operates long term acute care hospitals, which provide outpatient services, including diagnostic services, CT scanning, one-day surgery, laboratory, and X-ray, as well as short term acute care hospitals. Health Services division, through its nursing centers, provides patients and residents with long term care services; pharmacy, medical, and clinical services; and routine services, including daily dietary, social, and recreational services. Rehabilitation division provides rehabilitative services primarily in long term care settings, and to hospitals, school districts, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, assisted living facilities, and hospice providers. It also offers contract therapy services, including physical, occupational, and speech therapies. In addition, this division provides specialized rehabilitation programs designed to deal with dementias and Alzheimer's disease, wound care, pain management, and pulmonary therapies. Pharmacy division provides pharmaceutical dispensing services to residents of nursing centers and assisted living facilities. It also sells pharmaceuticals, including prescription and nonprescription. This division also offers various supplemental healthcare services, such as consultant pharmacist services. As of September 30, 2005, the company operated 73 hospitals with 5,603 licensed beds in 24 states; 245 nursing centers with 31,323 licensed beds in 28 states; and operated an institutional pharmacy business with 39 pharmacies in 23 states. The company is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.
FURNITURE BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC (FBN)
Furniture Brands International, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of home furniture in the United States. The company manufactures and distributes case goods, including bedroom, dining room, and living room furniture; stationary upholstery products, such as sofas, loveseats, sectionals, and chairs; and occasional furniture consisting of wood, metal and glass tables, accent pieces, home entertainment centers, and home office furniture, as well as recliners, motion furniture, and sleep sofas, and accessories. It sells its products primarily through furniture centers, independent dealers, national and local chain stores, department stores, specialty stores, and decorator showrooms. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.
VALASSIS COMMUNICATIONS INC (VCI)
Valassis Communications, Inc. provides marketing products and services to manufacturers, direct marketers, retailers, franchisees, and other advertisers. The company operates in five segments: Free-standing Inserts, Run of Press, Cluster Targeted, 1 to 1 Products, and International and Services. The Free-standing Inserts segment offers four-color promotional booklets containing the coupons of multiple advertisers that are distributed to households through Sunday newspapers. The Run of Press segment engages in brokering of advertising that can be printed directly on pages of newspapers. The Cluster Targeted segment offers print promotion programs in various formats for single advertisers; customer product samples inserted into newspapers or placed in a polybag with the newspapers; full-color advertising message on a newspaper polybag without a sample; and product samples and advertisements hung on consumers' doors. The 1 to 1 Products segment offers database-driven direct-mail programs that may include customer product samples. The International and Services offers coupon clearing, promotion information management products, and marketing services with operations in the United States, Mexico, and Europe. It also provides promotion security and consulting services. The company was incorporated in 1970 as George F. Valassis & Co. and changed its name to Valassis Communications, Inc. in 1992. Valassis Communications is based in Livonia, Michigan.
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.
LEE ENTERPRISES INCORPORATED (LEE)
Lee Enterprises, Incorporated publishes daily newspapers, weekly, classified, and specialty publications. It publishes 58 daily newspapers in 23 states; and 300 weekly, classified, and specialty publications. The company also provides online services, including Web sites supporting its daily newspapers and certain of its other publications. In addition, it owns 82.5% of an Internet service company, which provides online infrastructure for 1000 daily and weekly newspapers, and shoppers; and has minority investments in two Internet service companies, which provide integrated online classified solutions for the newspaper industry, integrate online editorial content, and provides transactional and promotional opportunities. Further, the company offers commercial printing services to its customers. Lee Enterprises was founded in 1890 by A.W. Lee and is based in Davenport, Iowa.
Foot Locker, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as the retailer of athletic footwear and apparel. It operates through two segments, Athletic Stores and Direct-to-Customers. The Athletic Stores segment retails athletic footwear, apparel, and accessories under various brand names for running, basketball, hiking, tennis, aerobics, fitness, baseball, football, and soccer. The Direct-to-Customers segment reflects Footlocker.com, Inc., which sells footwear, apparel, equipment, and team licensed private-label merchandise to customers through catalogs and Internet Web sites. As of January 29, 2005, the company operated 3,967 primarily mall-based stores in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Foot Locker was incorporated in 1879 and is headquartered in New York City.
Chico's FAS, Inc. engages in the design and retail of private label, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, complementary accessories, and other nonclothing gift items in the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. The company offers its products under the Chico's, White House|Black Market (WH|BM), and Soma by Chico's brand names. The Chico's brand includes exclusively designed, private label clothing focusing on women who are 35 years old. The WH|BM brand focuses on women who are 25 years old. Its offers clothing made from various natural and synthetic fabrics, including cotton, rayon, silk, polyester, tencel, microfibers, and matte jersey, all in white and black, and related shades. The Soma by Chico's brand offers products in intimate apparel, sleepwear, bodywear, and active wear. Chico's FAS also offers accessories, which include handbags, belts, and shoes, as well as jewelry, including earrings, watches, necklaces, and bracelets, that are designed to coordinate with the colors and patterns of its brands. The company operated 688 women's specialty stores, as of May 5, 2005. It also sells its products through catalog and online. Chico's FAS was founded by Marvin J. Gralnick and Helene B. Gralnick in 1983. It was formerly known as Chico's Folk Art Specialties, Inc. and changed its name to Chico's FAS, Inc. in 1990. The company is headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida.
Sepracor, Inc., a research-based pharmaceutical company, engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of differentiated products primarily for the treatment of respiratory and central nervous system disorders. It commercializes two proprietary products, LUNESTA eszopiclone for the treatment of insomnia in patients who experience difficulty falling asleep, as well as for the treatment of patients who have difficulty sleeping through the night; and XOPENEX levalbuterol Inhalation Solution, a short-acting bronchodilator, for the treatment or prevention of bronchospasm in patients with reversible obstructive airway disease, such as asthma. Additionally, XOPENEX HFA (levalbuterol tartrate) Inhalation Aerosol, a hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) metered-dose inhaler is approved for the treatment or prevention of bronchospasm in adults, adolescents, and children four years of age and older with reversible obstructive airway disease. The company also has two drug candidates in Phase II and other drug compounds in earlier stages of development, including (S)-amlodipine for the treatment of hypertension; SEP-226330 for the treatment of restless legs syndrome; SEP-225289 for the treatment of depression; and SEP-227162 also for the treatment of depression. In addition, Sepracor has out-licensed the rights to various marketed drugs that include Schering-Plough's CLARINEX (desloratadine); sanofi-aventis's ALLEGRA (fexofenadine HCl); UCB Pharma's XYZAL/XUSAL (levocetirizine). Additionally, Sepracor has a research and development collaboration with ACADIA Pharmaceuticals to investigate potential clinical candidates targeted toward the treatment of central nervous system disorders. Sepracor was founded by Timothy J. Barberich in 1984 and is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts.
IMATION CORPORATION (IMN)
Imation Corp. engages in the development, manufacture, marketing, and distribution of magnetic and optical removable data storage products to information technology systems users worldwide. Its products primarily include magnetic tape cartridges, magnetic diskettes, recordable optical disks, and universal serial bus removable flash drives. The company's removable storage media products are used in conjunction with hardware devices, including tape libraries; floppy disk and optical disc drives; certain consumer electronic devices; and desktop and laptop computers developed and sold by other companies. Imation's data storage media products are used in various application areas, such as enterprise data centers; the network server environment at the midrange and entry-level; and personal storage applications for consumer electronics devices, and desktop or laptop computers. It offers its products primarily through distributors, value-added resellers, original equipment manufacturers, and retailers to business and individual consumers primarily in the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Canada. Imation is headquartered in Oakdale, Minnesota.
Getty Images, Inc. provides imagery and related services to businesses worldwide. The company offers a range of visual content, including creative or stock imagery that include still and moving images; editorial photography, which comprises news, sports, entertainment, and archival imagery; illustrations; and related services. It also provides assignment services, such as photographing executives for an annual report, producing product shots for a brochure, and documenting a news event. The company serves various customers, including creative customers, such as advertising and design agencies; editorial customers that include publishing and media companies; corporate customers, such as in-house advertising groups and corporate marketing departments; and film customers, including film and broadcast production companies in approximately 100 counties. Getty Images provides products through its Website, company-operated offices, and a network of delegates. The company was founded by Mark Getty and Jonathan Klein in 1995, and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Getty Images, Inc. acquired Digital Vision Limited in April 2005.
Radian Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides credit insurance and financial services to mortgage lenders and other financial institutions. It operates through three segments: Mortgage Insurance, Financial Guaranty, and Financial Services. The Mortgage Insurance segment provides mortgage credit protection, primarily via private mortgage insurance, and risk management services to mortgage lending institutions located throughout the United States and internationally. Private mortgage insurance primarily protects lenders from all or part of default-related losses on residential first-mortgage loans made to homebuyers; as well as facilitates the sale of these mortgages in the secondary market. The Financial Guaranty segment provides credit-related insurance coverage, credit default swaps, and other financial guaranty contracts to customers in various markets. It also assumes reinsurance from monoline financial guaranty insurers for both public finance bonds and structured finance obligations, and direct financial guaranty insurance for public finance bonds and structured finance obligations, and trade credit reinsurance. The Financial Services segment offers credit-based servicing and securitization of assets in underserved markets. It provides the purchase and servicing, and securitization of special assets, including subperforming/nonperforming mortgages, seller-financed residential mortgages, and delinquent consumer assets. This segment also provides Internet-based real estate information products and services to the first-and second-lien mortgage industry. The company has strategic partnerships with C-BASS and Sherman Financial Group LLC. Radian Group was founded in 1977. It was formerly known as CMAC Investment Corporation and changed its name to Radian Group, Inc. in 1999. The company is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
ACXIOM CORPORATION (ACXM)
Acxiom Corporation provides customer and information management services for various companies worldwide. It offers data and database services, data warehousing, data management, list processing services, data integration, consulting and analytic services, data content and software, and customer marketing services. The company offers AbiliTec, a software solution to integrate and manage customer data and customer relationships. Acxiom Corp. also provides consumer, property, business, and telephone marketing data; risk management solutions; and digital marketing solutions. In addition, the company provides information technology (IT) outsourcing and facilities management for data center management, network management, client/server management, and other complementary IT services. The company offers its services to companies in the financial services, insurance, information services, direct marketing, publishing, retail, and telecommunications industries. It operates primarily in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Australia, and Japan. Acxiom was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas.
CHARMING SHOPPES INC (CHRS)
Charming Shoppes, Inc. operates as a specialty apparel retailer with stores located throughout the continental United States. The company merchandises plus-size, misses, and junior sportswear, dresses, coats, and intimate apparel, as well as accessories and casual footwear. As of April 30, 2005, Charming Shoppes operated 2,230 stores in 48 states. It also engages in online sale of its products. Charming Shoppes was incorporated in 1940 and is headquartered in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.
UTStarcom, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, sale, and installation of a suite of Internet protocol (IP)-based wireline, wireless, optical, and switching solutions for the transportation of voice, data, and video traffic for telecommunications service providers. It operates in three divisions: Wireless Infrastructure, Broadband Infrastructure, and Handsets and Customer Premise Equipment. The Wireless Infrastructure division offers personal access wireless access system, and CDMA, time division CDMA, wideband CDMA, and time division SCDMA wireless mobile systems. Its time division CDMA wireless infrastructure product family includes base stations, radio network controllers, and gateway general packet radio service support nodes. It also offers the MovingMedia 2000 wireless voice and data communication product family, which includes IP base stations, media and signaling gateways, and packet data server nodes. The Broadband Infrastructure division provides IP-based digital subscriber line access multiplexers; iAN-8000 multiservice broadband access node platform; and optical access systems, which enables service providers to offer fiber to the premises broadband access. In addition, it offers NetRing, a voice and data transport product; and mVision, a television over IP system. The Handsets and Customer Premise Equipment division offers handsets and customer premise equipment featuring single, dual, and multimode handsets with cameras, video recorders and players, color displays, multiple ring tones, bilingual short message service, and Internet access and email capability. The customer premise equipment product line comprises single and multiport digital subscriber line modems, set-top boxes, and voice over IP analog telephone adapters. It offers its products and services in China, North America, Africa, Asia, Central and Latin America, and the Middle East. UTStarcom was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Alameda, California.
The Ryland Group, Inc. engages in homebuilding and mortgage-financing businesses primarily in the United States. The company's operations span various aspects of the home buying process, including design, construction, and sale to mortgage origination, title insurance, settlement, escrow, and homeowners insurance brokerage services. Its Homebuilding segment markets detached and attached single-family homes, which are targeted to entry-level and move-up buyers, as well as to active adults seeking retirement housing. As of December 31, 2004, the company operated in 339 communities in 27 markets in the United States. The company's Financial Services segment provides mortgage-related products and services, and insurance brokerage services primarily to the company's homebuilding customers. It arranges various types of mortgage financing, including conventional, federal housing administration, and veterans administration mortgages, with various fixed and adjustable-rate features. The Ryland Group was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Calabasas, California.
MS INSURED MUNICIPAL BOND TRUST (IMB)
Morgan Stanley Insured Municipal Bond Trust operates as a diversified, closed-end management investment company in the United States. It primarily invests in tax-exempt municipal bonds. The trust's portfolio comprises investments in educational, electric, hospital, multifamily, single family, transportation, water and sewer, and public and recreational facilities sectors. Morgan Stanley Investment Advisors, Inc. operates as the investment adviser of the trust. The trust was organized in 1990 and is headquartered in New York City.
COLDWATER CREEK INC (CWTR)
Coldwater Creek, Inc. operates as a retailer of women's apparel, accessories, jewelry, and gift items in the United States. It sells its products through two segments, Retail and Direct. The Retail segment consists of the company's full-line retail stores, resort stores, and outlet stores. As of July 30, 2005, it operated 136 full-line retail stores, 2 resort stores, and 21 merchandise clearance outlet stores. Coldwater Creek's Direct segment consists of its catalog and Internet-based e-commerce businesses. It sells its merchandise assortments through its three main catalogs: Northcountry, Spirit, and Elements. Coldwater Creek was co-founded by Dennis C. Pence and Ann Pence in 1984. The company is headquartered in Sandpoint, Idaho.
HOVNANIAN ENTERPRISES INC (HOV)
Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. engages in building residential homes in the United States. The company designs, constructs, markets, and sells single-family detached homes, attached townhomes and condominiums, mid-rise and high-rise condominiums, urban infill, and adult homes. It primarily markets and builds homes for first-time buyers, first-time and second-time move-up buyers, luxury buyers, adult buyers, and empty nesters. The company offers homes for sale in 275 communities in 24 markets in 13 states throughout the United States. In addition, it provides financial services, such as mortgage loans and title services to its homebuilding customers. Hovnanian was founded by Kevork Hovnanian in 1959. The company is headquartered in Red Bank, New Jersey.