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NATIONAL-OILWELL INC (NOV)
National Oilwell Varco, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of equipment and components used in oil and gas drilling and production. It also provides oilfield inspection and other services, and supply chain integration services to the upstream oil and gas industry. The company offers a range of downhole tools, such as coiled tubing tools, drilling motors, drilling tools, fishing tools, pressure control equipment, service equipment, and steering tools for drilling, fishing, well intervention, re-entry, and well completion applications. National Oilwell provides various drilling solutions, including controls and instrumentation, cranes, downhole tools, fluid end expendables and modules, force and weight measurement tools, high pressure pumping, hoisting, jacking and skidding, motion, compensation, pipe handling, power generation and distribution, rigs, rotating, safety products, solids control and waste management, and structures. It also offers a line of engineered equipment, systems, and services for offshore construction vessels, fixed and floating production installations, offshore support segments, and land applications. These engineered products include anchor handling tug and supply equipment packages, cable lay systems, cranes, FPSO equipment packages, mooring systems, motion compensation, pipelay systems, and winches. In addition, the company offers engineering and project management solutions, production solutions, and well service equipment. National Oilwell is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
Amazon.com, Inc. operates Web sites that sell various products and services, which primarily include apparel, shoes, and accessories; health and personal care; baby care products; books; camera and photography; and consumer electronics. The company and other sellers also offer various new, refurbished, and used items in categories, such as health and personal care, jewelry and watches, gourmet food, sports and outdoors, apparel and accessories, books, music, digital versatile discs, electronics and office, toys and baby, and home and garden. These products are purchased from distributors, publishers, and manufacturers. The company and its affiliates operate seven retail Web sites: www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.ca, and www.joyo.com. It also operates www.a9.com and www.alexa.com that enable search and navigation, and www.imdb.com, a movie database Web site. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington with an additional office in Coffeyville, United States.
APPLE COMPUTER INC (AAPL)
Apple Computer, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of personal computers and related software, services, peripherals, and networking solutions worldwide. It also offers a line of portable digital music players, accessories, and services. The company's products and services include Macintosh line of desktop and notebook computers; iPod digital music player; Xserve G5 server and Xserve RAID storage products; a portfolio of consumer and professional software applications; Mac OS X operating system; iTunes Music Store; and a portfolio of peripherals that support and enhance the Macintosh and iPod product lines. The company also sells various third-party products, including computer printers and printing supplies, storage devices, computer memory, digital camcorders and still cameras, personal digital assistants, iPod accessories, and various other computing products and supplies. In addition, it engages in the online distribution of music, audio books, music videos, short films, and television shows. Further, the company offers products and services for the educational industry, which include eMac, iMac, and iBook; video creation and editing solutions; wireless networking; student information systems; curriculum and professional development solutions; and one-to-one learning solutions. It sells its products primarily to education, creative, consumer, and business markets primarily through online, retail stores, wholesalers, resellers, and cataloguers. As of September 24, 2005, the company operated 116 stores in the United States; and 8 stores in Canada, Japan, and the U.K. Apple Computer was co-founded by Steven P. Jobs in 1976. The company is headquartered in Cupertino, California.
JUNIPER NETWORKS INC (JNPR)
Juniper Networks, Inc. engages in the design and sale of products and services that provide customers with Internet Protocol network solutions primarily in the United States. Its solutions are incorporated into the worldwide Web of interconnected public and private networks across which, various media, including voice, video, and data travel to and from end-users throughout the world. The company also provides security solutions for protecting the network and data on the network. It sells its products and services through direct sales force, distributors, and resellers primarily to government organizations, and research and education institutions, as well as to wireline, wireless, and cable operators. The company operates principally in the United States and Canada, as well as in South America, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific region. Juniper Networks was co-founded by Pradeep Sindhu in 1996 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
PRECISION CASTPARTS CORPORATION (PCP)
Precision Castparts Corp. provides investment castings, forgings, and fasteners/fastener systems for aerospace and industrial gas turbine applications. It operates through four segments: Investment Cast Products, Forged Products, Fastener Products, and Industrial Products. The Investment Cast Products segment manufactures aerospace structural castings, aerospace airfoil castings, industrial gas turbine castings, and other investment casting products for aircraft engines, industrial gas turbine engines, airframes, medical prostheses, and other industrial applications. This segment also provides alloys and waxes to other companies with investment casting operations. The Forged Products segment manufactures forged components from titanium and nickel-based alloys for jet engines, including fan discs, compressor discs, turbine discs, seals, spacers, shafts, hubs, and cases for use in power plants and oil and gas industry applications. This segment also produces various mechanical and structural tubular forged products, and supplies propulsion systems on nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers, as well as forgings for pumps, valves, and structural applications for naval defense applications. The Fastener Products segment develops and manufactures engineered fasteners, fastener systems, and precision components primarily for aerospace and automotive applications. The Industrial Products segment produces refiner plates and screen cylinders for use in the pulp and paper industry, and rebuilds refiner equipment that is used in the pulping process. This segment also manufactures metal-injection-molded, metal-matrix-composite, and ThixoFormed components for various industrial applications. The company offers its products through direct sales force, independent sales representatives, and distributors primarily in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Precision Castparts was founded in 1949 and is based in Portland, Oregon.
Cummins, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, distribution, and servicing of diesel and natural gas engines, electric power generation systems, and engine-related products. It operates in four segments: Engine, Power Generation, Filtration and Other, and International Distribution. The Engine segment manufactures and markets a range of diesel and natural gas-powered engines for the heavy and medium duty truck, bus, recreational vehicle, light-duty automotive, agricultural, construction, mining, marine, oil and gas, rail, and governmental equipment markets. It offers a variety of engine products with displacement from 1.4 to 91 liters and horsepower ranging from 31 to 3,500. The Power Generation segment provides electric generators; power systems; and related accessories, components, and services. These products include diesel and gas generators used in recreational vehicles, commercial vehicles, and pleasure boats, as well as diesel and gas generator sets, transfer switches, and switchgear used in commercial facilities for emergency back-up and prime power. In addition, it provides an alternative source of generating capacity, which is purchased by utilities, independent power producers, and large power customers for use as prime or peaking power. The Filtration and Other segment produces filters, silencers, and intake and exhaust systems; and supplies turbochargers for commercial applications. The International Distribution segment provides parts and services to its customers, as well as full service solutions, including maintenance contracts, engineering services, and integrated products. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and other customers worldwide. Cummins was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Columbus, Indiana.
FREEPORT-MCMORAN COPPER & GOLD INC (FCX)
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, mining, and production of copper, gold, and silver. It also smelts and refines copper concentrates in Spain, as well as markets the refined copper products. The company primarily operates the Grasberg open pit and the Deep Ore Zone mines in Indonesia. In addition, Freeport-McMoRan has interests in various undeveloped ore bodies, such as underground Grasberg, Kucing Liar, Mill Level Zone, Deep Mill Level Zone, Ertsberg Stockwork Zone, Big Gossan, and the Dom. As of December 31, 2004, it had 2,769,102 metric tons of proven and probable recoverable ore reserves. The company markets its copper, gold, and silver products worldwide. Freeport-McMoRan is based in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Expedia, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online travel company in the United States and internationally. It owns and operates a portfolio of brands, including Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Hotwire.com, Worldwide Travel Exchange and Interactive Affiliate Network, Classic Vacations, Expedia Corporate Travel, eLong, and TripAdvisor. The company offers travel products and services, such as airline flights, hotel stays, car rentals, destination services, and cruises provided by various airlines, lodging properties, car rental companies, destination service providers, cruise lines, and other travel product and service companies on a stand-alone and package basis. The company also facilitates the booking of hotel rooms, airline seats, car rentals, and destination services from its travel suppliers; and acts as an agent in the transaction, passing reservations booked by its travelers to the relevant airline, hotel, car rental company, or cruise line. It provides various travel products and services to leisure and corporate travelers, offline retail travel agents, and travel service providers. Expedia has operations in Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and other international territories. The company is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.
Fluor Corporation provides engineering, procurement, construction, and maintenance services in the United States. It operates in five segments: Oil and Gas, Industrial and Infrastructure, Government, Global Services, and Power. The Oil and Gas segment provides design, engineering, procurement, construction, and project management services to energy-related industries. It offers new facilities; upgrades and revamps of existing facilities; fire and explosion rebuilds; expansions for refineries; pipeline; and offshore facility installations. The Industrial and Infrastructure segment provides design, engineering, procurement, and construction services to the manufacturing, life sciences, commercial and institutional, chemicals, mining, microelectronics, telecommunications, and transportation sectors. It provides its clients with the resources of architecture, industrial design, engineering, construction, construction management, and commissioning for new construction and refurbishment of existing facilities. The Government segment provides project management services to U.S. government, particularly to the department of energy. This segment provides environmental restoration, engineering, construction, site operations, and maintenance services. The Global Services segment provides operations and maintenance activities, construction and maintenance site services, and industrial fleet outsourcing; plant turnaround services; temporary staffing; materials and subcontract procurement; and construction-related support. The Power segment designs and constructs new power generation facilities, primarily in the fossil fuel power industry. It offers a range of services, including engineering, procurement, construction, start-up, and maintenance. The company operates in the United States, Canada, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa, and Middle East. Fluor Corporation was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California.
LEUCADIA NATIONAL CORPORATION (LUK)
Leucadia National Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in telecommunications, healthcare services, manufacturing, banking and lending, real estate, and winery businesses. It owns or leases, and operates a fiber-optic network that provides Internet, data, voice, and video services; and transmits audio and video programming over the network, as well as distributes advertising media in physical and electronic form. The company provides physical, occupational, speech, and respiratory therapy services, as well as healthcare staffing services and Medicare consulting services. Leucadia National also manufactures and markets lightweight plastic netting used for various purposes, including building and construction, erosion control, agriculture, packaging, carpet padding, filtration, and consumer products. In addition, it involves in domestic real estate operations that include commercial properties, residential land development projects, and other unimproved land; offers banking and lending services, as well as operates two wineries that produce and sell wines in the premium table wine market. Additionally, the company engages in property and casualty reinsurance; and property excess, marine, and aviation reinsurance, as well as develops a copper mine. Leucadia National was founded in 1854 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Monsanto Company provides agricultural products to farmers worldwide. The company produces seeds and develops biotechnology traits that assist farmers in controlling insects and weeds. It provides other seed companies with genetic material and biotechnology traits for their seed brands. These products include canola seed, corn and soybean seed, vegetable and fruit seed, cotton seed, sunflower seed, and sorghum seed. In addition, Monsanto manufactures lawn-and-garden herbicide products for the residential market and animal agricultural products. Further, the company licenses a package of its germplasm and trait technologies to seed companies. It offers its products directly, as well as through distributors, independent retailers and dealers, agricultural cooperatives, and agents. The company was incorporated as Monsanto Ag Company in February 2000 and changed its name to Monsanto Company in March 2000. Monsanto is based in St. Louis, Missouri.
SMITH INTERNATIONAL INC (SII)
Smith International, Inc. supplies products and services to the oil and gas exploration and production industry, the petrochemical industry, and other industrial markets worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Oilfield Products and Services, and Distribution. The Oilfield Products and Services segment includes M-I SWACO, which provides drilling and completion fluid systems and services, solids-control and separation equipment, waste-management services, and oilfield production chemicals; Smith Technologies, which manufactures and sells three-cone drill bits, diamond drill bits, and turbine products; and Smith Services, that offers products and services used for drilling, workover, well completion, and well reentry operations. The Distribution segment consists of a supply-chain management company, which markets a range of products and services, including pipe, valves, and fittings, as well as mill, safety, and other maintenance products for the energy, refining, petrochemical, power generation, and mining industries in the United States and Canada. In addition, it provides underreamers, casing exit and multilateral systems, packers, liner hangers, and supply-chain management solutions. Smith International was incorporated in 1937 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
Ciena Corporation supplies communications networking equipment, software, and services to telecommunications service providers, cable operators, governments, and enterprises. It operates through four segments: Transport and Switching Group (TSG), Data Networking Group (DNG), Broadband Access Group (BBG), and Global Network Services (GNS). The TSG segment offers transport and switching products that enable service providers to increase the efficiency of their metropolitan communications networks, as well as to transition and converge their metropolitan communications infrastructures to support multiple service traffic types. The DNG segment provides multiservice edge switching and routing portfolio that enables telecommunications service providers to transition their metropolitan communications networks from legacy technologies, such as ATM and Frame Relay, to next-generation technologies, such as Ethernet and IP/MPLS. The BBG segment offers broadband access products that allow telecommunications service providers to transition their voice networks to support next generation services, such as Internet based telephony, video services, and DSL. The GNS segment offers a range of consulting and support services, including network design, deployment services, product installation, testing and commissioning access, and data and optical networks; maintenance and support services for its channel partners and end users; managed services for helpdesk and technical assistance, spares, logistics management, software updates, engineering dispatch, advanced technical support, and hardware and software warranty extensions; and service partner certification and documentation services. The company sells its communications networking equipment, software, and services through its direct sales efforts, as well as through channel relationships in the North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Ciena Corporation was incorporated in 1992 and is headquartered in Linthicum, Maryland.
GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY (GT)
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company engages in the development, manufacture, distribution, and sale of tires, and related products and services worldwide. It offers rubber tires for automobiles, trucks, buses, aircraft, motorcycles, farm implements, earthmoving equipment, industrial equipment, and other applications. The company also manufactures and sells tread rubber and other tire retreading materials; retreads truck, aircraft, and heavy equipment tires; and offers flaps for truck tires and other types of tires. In addition, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company provides power transmission belts, hoses, and other rubber products for the transportation industry, and various industrial and chemical markets, as well as synthetic rubber and rubber-related chemicals for various applications. Further, the company operates commercial truck service and tire retreading centers; and auto service center outlets. The company was founded by Frank Seiberling in 1898 and is headquartered in Akron, Ohio.
INTERCONTINENTAL EXCHANGE INC (ICE)
IntercontinentalExchange, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates an Internet-based global electronic marketplace for trading in futures and over-the-counter (OTC) commodities, and derivative financial products in the United States and internationally. Its products include contracts based on crude and refined oil products, natural gas and power, and emissions, as well as sugar, cotton, coffee, cocoa, and orange juice along with foreign exchange and index products. The company operates in four segments: Energy Futures and Options Markets, Global OTC Markets, Market Data, and Soft Commodity Futures and Options Markets. Energy Futures and Options Markets segment consist of trade execution in futures contracts and options on futures contracts. Global OTC Markets segment comprise trade execution in OTC energy contracts and provision of trading-related services, including OTC electronic trade confirmation and OTC risk management functionality services. Its products include derivative contracts and contracts that provide for physical delivery of the underlying commodity principally relating to natural gas, power, and oil. Market Data segment distributes electronically generated energy market data primarily derived from actual trades executed in its marketplace, as well as provides information services, which publication of daily indices, access to historical pricing data, view only access to the platform, end of day settlements, and pricing data sets, as well as a service that involves the validation of participants' own mark valuations. Soft Commodity Futures and Options Markets segment offers financial products in the currency markets, equity index, and commodity index markets. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
Schlumberger Limited, an oilfield services company, supplies technology, project management, and information solutions to oil and gas industry in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Schlumberger Oilfield Services and WesternGeco. Schlumberger Oilfield Services segment supplies a range of technology services and solutions to the international petroleum industry. It provides exploration and production services required during the life of an oil and gas reservoir. This segment offers a range of products and services from formation evaluation through directional drilling, well cementing and stimulation, well completions, and productivity to consulting, software, information management, and information technology infrastructure services that support core industry operational processes. WesternGeco segment provides reservoir imaging, monitoring, and development services. Its services range from 3D and time-lapse (4D) seismic surveys to multicomponent surveys for delineating prospects and reservoir management. Schlumberger Limited was founded in 1927 and is based in New York City.
STILWELL FINANCIAL INC (JNS)
Janus Capital Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the sponsorship, marketing, and provision of investment advisory, distribution, and administrative services to mutual funds and separate accounts in the United States and internationally. The company primarily operates in two segments, Investment Management, and Printing and Fulfillment. The Investment Management segment offers growth equity, core, and international equity funds, as well as balanced, specialty fixed-income, and money market funds, which include Janus Investment Fund, Janus Aspen Series, Janus Adviser Series, and the Janus World Funds Plc. The company also provides investment advisory services to individual and institutional investors. The Printing and Fulfillment segment provides digital and offset printing, and fulfillment services. The digital operation focuses on providing communication solutions using print-on-demand technology and software applications. The offset printing operations provide customers with graphic and design solutions through prepress services and offset printing, including direct marketing packages, brochures, preprinted base stock, and collateral pieces. Janus Capital Group is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
NVIDIA CORPORATION (NVDA)
NVIDIA Corporation engages in the design, development, and marketing of graphics processing units (GPUs), media and communications processors (MCPs), wireless media processors (WMPs), related software for personal computers (PCs), handheld devices, and consumer electronics platforms worldwide. The company's GPU products support desktop PCs, notebook PCs, and professional workstations. GPU's consist of GeForce, Go, and Quadro families. The GeForce family represents desktop GPUs; Go family notebook GPUs, which are designed to deliver desktop graphics performance and features for multiple notebook configurations; Quadro products are designed for various workstation applications, such as industrial product design, digital content creation, nonlinear video editing, scientific and financial visualization, general purpose business, and financial trading. The company's MCP product family, nForce, supports desktop PCs, notebook PCs, and professional workstations. It also provides a derivative of the NVIDIA nForce2 chipset for the Microsoft Xbox video game console. NVIDIA Corporation's WMP product family, GoForce, supports handheld personal digital assistants and cellular phones. The company also offers mobile PCI-Express module and notebook GPU module for adoption of GPUs in notebooks. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, add-in-card manufacturers, system builders, and consumer electronics companies in the United States, Europe, China, Taiwan, and other Asia Pacific regions. The company was co-founded by Jen-Hsun Huang, Chris Malachowsky, and Curtis Priem in 1993. NVIDIA Corporation is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
EMC Corporation offers systems, softwares, and services for information lifecycle management worldwide. It operates in four segments: Information Storage Products, Software Group Products and Services, Information Storage and Management Services, and VMware Software Products and Services. The Information Storage Products segment offers networked information storage systems used in a storage area network, networked attached storage, content addressed storage, or direct attached storage environment, as well as platform-based software that controls and enables functions that take place within the networked storage system. The Software Group Products and Services segment develops storage management software that automates, protects, and manages multivendor storage infrastructures; and content management software that enable users to create, manage, deliver, and archive unstructured content, including documents, Web pages, and media. The Information Storage and Management Services segment offers technology solutions, and customer service and education to enable its customers build and manage information technology infrastructures. It also provides consulting, assessments, implementations, integration, operations management, support, and maintenance. The VMware Software Products and Services segment offers software that provides a layer of abstraction between the computing, storage, and networking hardware, as well as the software that runs on it. The company's products and services are used in various computing platforms, storage systems, and software applications, including transaction processing, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, data warehousing, e-commerce, content management, business intelligence, email, and Web hosting. EMC was founded in 1979 by Richard J. Egan and Roger Marino. The company is headquartered in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.
EXPRESS SCRIPTS INC (ESRX)
Express Scripts, Inc. operates as a pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company in North America, providing health care management and administration services. The company's integrated PBM services include network claims processing, mail pharmacy services, specialty prescription fulfillment, benefit design consultation, drug utilization review, formulary management, disease management, and drug data analysis services. Express Scripts also provides nonPBM services, including pharmaceuticals distribution services through its Express Scripts Specialty Distribution Services subsidiary; and drug sample fulfillment and sample accountability services through its subsidiary Phoenix Marketing Group, Inc. The company's clients include health maintenance organizations, health insurers, third-party administrators, employers, union-sponsored benefit plans, and government health programs. Express Scripts was established in 1986 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.
Deere & Company engages in the manufacture and sale of agricultural and commercial equipment worldwide. It primarily operates in three segments: Agricultural Equipment, Commercial and Consumer Equipment, and Construction and Forestry. The Agricultural Equipment segment manufactures and distributes a line of farm equipment and related service parts, including tractors; combine, cotton, and sugarcane harvesters; tillage, seeding, and soil preparation machinery; sprayers; hay and forage equipment; material handling equipment; and integrated agricultural management systems technology. The Commercial and Consumer Equipment segment manufactures and distributes equipment, products, and service parts for commercial and residential uses, including tractors for lawn, garden, commercial, and utility purposes; mowing equipment, including walk-behind mowers; golf course equipment; utility vehicles; landscape products and irrigation equipment; and other outdoor power products. The Construction and Forestry segment manufactures and distributes a range of machines and service parts used in construction, earthmoving, material handling, and timber harvesting, including backhoe loaders; crawler dozers and loaders; four-wheel-drive loaders; excavators; motor graders; articulated dump trucks; landscape loaders; skid-steer loaders; and log skidders, feller bunchers, log loaders, log forwarders, log harvesters, and related attachments. The company also finances sales and leases by dealers of new and used agricultural, commercial and consumer, and construction and forestry equipment. In addition, it provides wholesale financing to dealers of the foregoing equipment, provides operating loans, finances retail revolving charge accounts, offers certain crop risk mitigation products, and invests in wind energy development, as well as provides managed health care plans. Deere & Company was founded in 1837 and is based in Moline, Illinois.
MOLSON COORS BREWING COMPANY (TAP)
Molson Coors Brewing Company (MCBC), a holding company, operates in the brewing business primarily in the United States and Europe. The company, through Coors Brewing Company (Coors), produces, markets, and sells the Coors portfolio of brands in the United States and its territories. Its brands include Coors Light, Coors, Coors Non Alcoholic, Extra Gold, Zima XXX, Aspen Edge, George Killian's Irish Red Lager, Keystone, Keystone Light, Keystone Ice, Blue Moon Belgian White Ale, and Mexicali. The company, through another subsidiary, Coors Brewers Limited (CBL), engages in the production and sale of the CBL brands principally in the United Kingdom. Its brands consist of Carling, Coors Fine Light Beer, Worthingtons, Caffrey's, Reef, Screamers, and Stones. MCBC also sells Grolsch' in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland through a joint venture. The company distributes beer through a three-tier system consisting of manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in the United States. Molson Coors Brewing Company was founded in 1873 and is based in Montreal, Canada.
Terex Corporation engages in the manufacture and sale of various equipment for use in construction, infrastructure, quarrying, recycling, surface mining, shipping, transportation, refining, and utility and maintenance industries worldwide. It operates through five segments: Terex Construction; Terex Cranes; Terex Aerial Work Platforms; Terex Mining; and Terex Roadbuilding, Utility Products, and Other. The Terex Construction segment designs, manufactures, and markets heavy construction equipment, such as off-highway trucks and scrapers; compact equipment, including loader backhoes, compaction equipment, mini and midi excavators, loading machines, site dumpers, telehandlers, and wheel loaders; and mobile crushing and screening equipment, including jaw crushers, cone crushers, washing screens, and trommels. The Terex Cranes segment manufactures and markets mobile telescopic cranes, tower cranes, lattice boom crawler cranes, truck mounted cranes, and telescopic container stackers, as well as related replacement parts and components. The Terex Aerial Work Platforms segment offers aerial work platform equipment and telehandlers, including material lifts, portable aerial work platforms, trailer mounted booms, articulating booms, stick booms, scissor lifts, telehandlers, and related components and replacement parts. The Terex Mining segment offers hydraulic excavators and surface mining trucks. The Terex Roadbuilding, Utility Products, and Other segment manufactures and markets fixed installation crushing and screening equipment, asphalt and concrete equipment, utility equipment, light construction equipment, construction trailers, and on/off road heavy-duty vehicles, as well as related components and replacement parts. The company also leases and rents heavy equipment, as well as offers a line of financial products and services. It sells its products through a network of dealers, major accounts, and direct sales force. Terex Corporation is based in Westport, Connecticut.
MEDCOHEALTH SOLUTIONS INC (MHS)
Medco Health Solutions, Inc., a pharmacy benefit manager, provides programs and services for its clients and the members of their prescription benefit plans, as well as for the physicians and pharmacies for the members use. It offers various programs and services, including plan design, clinical management, pharmacy management, health management, physician services, and Web-based services. The company's clients include Blue Cross/Blue Shield plans; managed care organizations; insurance carriers; third-party benefit plan administrators; employers; federal, state, and local government agencies; and union-sponsored benefit plans. It has operations in the United States and Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The company is headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.
MEMC ELECTRONIC MATERIALS INC (WFR)
MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. produces wafers for the semiconductor industry worldwide. The company's product categories include prime polished, epitaxial, and test/monitor wafers. Its customers include semiconductor device manufacturers, including the major memory, microprocessor, and applications specific integrated circuit manufacturers, as well as foundries. MEMC Electronic Materials was formed in 1984 and is headquartered in St. Peters, Missouri.
VeriSign, Inc. provides intelligent infrastructure services that enable people and businesses to find, connect, secure, and transact across Internet, telecommunications, and converged networks. The company operates through two segments, the Internet Services Group and the Communications Services Group. The Internet Services Group segment consists of the Security Services business and the Naming and Directory Services business. The Security Services business provides products and services that enable enterprises and service providers to establish and deliver Internet-based services to customers. The Naming and Directory Services business acts as the registry of domain names in the .com and .net generic top-level domains, and certain country code top-level domains. The Communications Services Group segment offers network connectivity and interoperability services, intelligent data base services, mobile content and application services, and billing and payment services to telecommunications carriers and other users. VeriSign markets its products and services through its direct sales force, telesales operations, member organizations in its global affiliate network, value-added resellers, service providers, and its Web sites. The company's operations are located in the United States, Canada, Latin America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, Japan, and Asia Pacific. VeriSign has a strategic alliance with Pac-West Telecomm, Inc. The company was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.
GOODRICH CORPORATION (GR)
Goodrich Corporation supplies components, systems, and services to the commercial, regional, business, and general aviation markets worldwide. It operates in three segments: Airframe Systems, Engine Systems, and Electronic Systems. Airframe Systems segment provides systems and components pertaining to aircraft taxi, take-off, landing, and stopping. It performs aircraft maintenance, repair, overhaul, and modification services. The Airframe Systems segment also provides systems that control the movement of steering systems for missiles and electro-mechanical systems. In addition, it provides actuators for primary flight control systems that operate elevators, ailerons, and rudders; and secondary flight controls systems, such as flaps and slats. The Engine Systems segment supplies nacelles, pylons, thrust reversers, and related aircraft engine housing components. It also produces engine and fuel controls, pumps, fuel delivery systems, and structural and rotating components, such as discs, blisks, shafts, and airfoils for both aerospace and industrial gas turbine applications. The Engine Systems segment produces integrated main deck and lower lobe cargo systems for body aircraft; and engine control systems and components for jet engines. The Electronic Systems segment offers products that provide flight performance measurements, flight management, and control and safety data. Its products include ice detection systems; aircraft lighting systems; landing gear cables and harnesses; satellite control, data management, and payload systems; launch and missile telemetry systems; airborne surveillance and reconnaissance systems; laser warning systems; aircraft evacuation systems; de-icing systems; and ejection and crew seats. It also provides systems that produce and control electrical power for commercial and military aircraft. The company sells its products and services principally in North America, Europe, and Asia. Goodrich is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
CELGENE CORPORATION (CELG)
Celgene Corporation engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of therapies designed to treat cancer and immunological diseases through regulation of cellular, genomic, and proteomic targets. Its lead product, THALOMID, is used for the treatment of acute cutaneous manifestations of moderate to severe erythema nodosum leprosum, and as maintenance therapy to prevent and suppress cutaneous manifestation recurrences. The company, through a supply and distribution agreement, with GlaxoSmithKline, distributes ALKERAN, a therapy for the palliative treatment of multiple myeloma and for palliation of carcinoma of the ovary. Its RITALIN family of drugs includes Focalin (d-MPH), which is used for the treatment of attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in school-age children. The company has various products in the preclinical and clinical-stage, including immunomodulatory drugs and selective cytokine inhibitory drugs. Celgene also produces compounds such as Benzopyrans and Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators, Kinases Inhibitors, Tubulin Inhibitors, and Ligase Modulators. The company has collaborative agreements with Novartis Pharma AG; and strategic partnership agreements with Pharmion Corporation, Penn Pharmaceuticals Services Limited, and GlaxoSmithKline. The company markets and sells its products in the United States and Canada primarily through wholesale distributors. Celgene was organized in 1980 as a unit of Celanese Corporation and was spun-off in 1986. The company is headquartered in Warren, New Jersey.
WEATHERFORD INTERNATIONAL INC (WFT)
Weatherford International, Ltd. provides equipment and services for use in drilling, completion, and production of oil and natural gas wells. It operates through two segments, Drilling Services and Production Systems. The Drilling Services segment provides various drilling methods, well construction products and services, drilling tools, and intervention services. The company offers underbalanced systems used during the drilling and servicing of oil and natural gas wells through underbalanced reservoir drilling, performance drilling, and managed pressure drilling methods. Well construction products and services include tubular running, cementing products, liner systems, and solid tubular expandable technologies. Drilling tools comprise drill pipe and related drill stem tools, drill collars, heavy weight pipe, and drilling jars; fishing and downhole tools, such as milling tools, casing cutters, fishing jars, spears and overshots, stabilizers, power swivels, and bottom hole assemblies; pressure control equipment, including blow-out preventers, valves, accumulators, adapters, and choke and kill manifolds; and tubular handling equipment, including elevators, spiders, slips, tongs, and kelly spinners. Intervention products and services include fishing services, thru-tubing products and services, coiled tubing, and wireline systems and production logging. The Production Systems segment provides completion systems and artificial lift systems. Completion systems comprise cased hole completion systems, sand screens, expandable sand screens, and flow control systems. Artificial lift systems include progressing cavity pumps, reciprocating rod systems, gas lift systems, electrical submersible pumps, and hydraulic and other lift systems. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
MURPHY OIL CORPORATION (MUR)
Murphy Oil Corporation operates as a holding company that engages in the exploration, production, refining, and marketing of oil and gas worldwide. Its activities are segregated into Exploration and Production, and Refining and Marketing divisions. The Exploration and Production division explores for and produces crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids worldwide. The Refining and Marketing division primarily consists of operations that refine crude oil and other feedstocks into petroleum products, such as gasoline and distillates; buy and sell crude oil and refined products; and transport and market petroleum products. The company has an interest in a Canadian synthetic oil operation, owns two petroleum refineries in the United States, and has an interest in a refinery in the United Kingdom. As of December 31, 2004, Murphy Oil owned 661 gross and 328 net oil-producing wells, and 202 gross and 88 net gas producing wells. The company markets petroleum products under various brand names and to unbranded wholesale customers in North America and the United Kingdom. Murphy Oil was incorporated in 1950 as Murphy Corporation and changed its name to Murphy Oil Corporation in 1964. The company is based El Dorado, Arkansas.
Transocean, Inc. provides offshore contract drilling services for oil and gas wells. It contracts drilling rigs and related equipment, and work crews to drill oil and gas wells. The company also provides integrated services. It operates through two segments, Transocean Drilling and TODCO. The Transocean Drilling segment consists of floaters, jackups, and other rigs used in support of offshore drilling activities and offshore support services. The TODCO segment consisted of its interest in TODCO, which conducts jackup, drilling barge, land rig, submersible, and other operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and inland waters, Mexico, Trinidad, and Venezuela. As of December 31, 2004, the company owned and operated 93 mobile offshore and barge drilling units, 32 semisubmersibles and drillships, 24 Other Floaters, 26 Jackup Rigs, and 11 Other Rigs. It serves the offshore drilling markets in the United States, Gulf of Mexico, eastern Canada, Brazil, Trinidad, the United Kingdom North Sea, Norwegian North Sea, Caspian Sea, Middle East, India, West Africa, South Africa, Southeast Asia, and Australia. Transocean is based in Houston, Texas.
Noble Energy, Inc. engages in the exploration, production, and marketing of crude oil and natural gas worldwide. Its domestic oil and gas assets are located primarily offshore in the Gulf of Mexico and onshore in the Gulf Coast region. Noble Energy also has projects in Argentina, China, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Israel, and North Sea. The company's wholly owned subsidiary, Noble Energy Marketing, Inc., markets a majority of its domestic natural gas and crude oil, as well as certain third-party natural gas and crude oil. As of January 1, 2005, Noble Energy had proved developed oil reserves of 1,370,461 million cubic feet and gas reserves of 168,496 thousand barrels. The company was formerly known as Noble Affiliates, Inc. and changed its name to Noble Energy, Inc. in 2002. Noble Energy is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
Tiffany & Co., through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and retailing of fine jewelry, timepieces, sterling silverware, china, crystal, stationery, fragrances, and personal accessories. The company distributes its products through company-operated stores, Internet, catalog, and business-to-business sales in the United States and internationally. It operates approximately 100 stores in the United States. The company was founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young in 1837 as Tiffany & Young and changed its name to Tiffany & Co. in 1853. Tiffany & Co. is based in New York City.
Biogen Idec, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and commercialization of novel therapies worldwide. It offers AVONEX, RITUXAN, TYSABRI, ZEVALIN, and AMEVIVE products. The company's AVONEX is approved for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis; RITUXAN is used in the treatment of certain B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHL) or B-cell NHLs; TYSABRI is approved to treat relapsing forms of MS to reduce the frequency of clinical relapses; ZEVALIN used in the treatment of cancer; and AMEVIVE treats adult patients with moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis. Biogen Idec has collaborations with Genentech, Inc.; Vernalis plc; Elan Corporation, plc; Fumapharm AG; ImmunoGen, Inc.; Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Cellectis SA; and Zenyaku Kogyo Co., Ltd. The company was founded in 1985. It was formerly known as IDEC Pharmaceuticals Corporation and changed its name to Biogen Idec, Inc. in 2003. Biogen Idec is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
United States Steel Corporation manufactures integrated steel products. It operates through four segments: Flat-rolled Products, U. S. Steel Europe, Tubular Products, and Real Estate. Flat-rolled Products segment produces sheet, tin mill products, and strip mill plate, as well as domestic coke. It primarily serves customers in the service centers, conversion, transportation, containers, construction, and appliance markets located in the United States. U. S. Steel Europe segment manufactures and sells sheet, strip mill plate, tin mill, tubular, precision tube, and specialty steel products. It primarily serves customers in the central and western European construction, conversion, service centers, appliance, containers, transportation, and oil, gas, and petrochemicals markets. Tubular Products segment produces and sells electric resistance weld tubular products and primarily serves customers in the oil, gas, and petrochemicals markets. Real Estate segment manages and develops residential, commercial, and industrial real estate properties. In addition, the company involves in the production and sale of iron ore pellets; provision of transportation services, and engineering and consulting services; and mining, processing, and sale of coal. United States Steel Corporation was founded in 1901 by Andrew Carnegie, J.P. Morgan, Charles Schwab, and Elbert H. Gary. The company is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Hess Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, production, purchase, transportation, and sale of crude oil and natural gas. The company also manufactures, purchases, transports, trades, and markets refined petroleum, natural gas, and electricity, as well as offers distributed-electricity generating equipment to industrial and commercial customers. In addition, it owns a refinery through a 50% joint venture with HOVENSA L.L.C., as well as terminals and retail gasoline stations. The company markets its refined petroleum products to motoring public, wholesale distributors, petroleum companies, governmental agencies, and public utilities; and natural gas and electricity to utilities and other industrial and commercial customers. As of December 31, 2006, Hess Corporation had approximately 832 millions of barrels of crude oil and natural gas liquids; and 2,466 millions of thousand cubic feet of natural gas, as well as 1,350 HESS gasoline stations. The company was founded in 1920. It was formerly known as Amerada Hess Corporation and changed its name to Hess Corporation in 2006. Hess Corporation is based in New York, New York.
Dynegy, Inc., a holding company, engages in the power generation and natural gas liquids businesses principally in the United States. The company produces and sells electric power and related products and services, including capacity, into real-time and day-ahead markets, as well as on a forward basis. It provides wholesale power to utilities, cooperatives, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers. Dynegy gathers and processes natural gas, and fractionates, stores, transports, and markets natural gas liquids. As of December 31, 2004, it owned interests in 17 gas processing plants, including 11 plants it operated. The company also operated approximately 9,385 miles of natural gas gathering pipeline systems, as of the above date. Its distribution and marketing services include refinery services and wholesale propane marketing, as well as purchasing mixed natural gas liquids and natural gas liquids products from natural gas liquids producers and other sources and selling the natural gas liquids products to petrochemical manufacturers, refineries, and other marketing and retail companies. Dynegy was founded in 1985 and is based in Houston, Texas.
Apollo Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides higher education to working adults. The company offers associate degrees in business, criminal justice, general studies, health administration, and information technology. It provides program development services, which include degree program design, curriculum development, market research, student recruitment, accounting, and administrative services to regionally accredited private colleges and universities. Apollo Group also offers its educational programs worldwide through its computerized educational delivery system. In addition, it provides other services, which include recruiting and training faculty, monitoring academic quality, and providing support services. Further, the company offers professional education programs, such as continuing education for teachers; custom training; environmental training; and other programs leading to certification in the areas of business, technology, and nursing. As of August 31, 2005, Apollo Group offers its programs and services at 90 campuses and 154 learning centers in 39 states, Puerto Rico, Alberta, and British Columbia. The company was founded in 1973 by John G. Sperling and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.
OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (OXY)
Occidental Petroleum Corporation primarily engages in the exploration for, development, production, and marketing of crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Latin America, and Middle East. As of December 31, 2004, the company had proved reserves of 2,489 million barrels of oil and gas equivalent. Occidental Petroleum also manufactures and markets basic chemicals, such as chlorine, caustic soda, potassium chemicals, and their derivatives; vinyls, including polyvinyl chloride (PVC), vinyl chloride monomer, and ethylene dichloride; and performance chemicals, including chlorinated isocyanurates, resorcinol, antimony oxide, mercaptans, and sodium silicates. PVC resins are used in piping, electrical insulation, external construction materials, flooring, medical and automotive products, and packaging. The company markets its chemical products to industrial users or distributors through its own sales force. Occidental Petroleum is headquartered in Los Angels, California.
Praxair, Inc. operates as an industrial gas company in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Its primary products are atmospheric gases, including oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and rare gases; and process gases, such as carbon dioxide, helium, hydrogen, electronic gases, specialty gases, and acetylene. The company also designs, engineers, and builds equipment that produces industrial gases for internal use and external sale. Praxair also manufactures precious metal and ceramic sputtering targets used primarily in the production of semiconductors. Its surface technologies supply wear-resistant and high-temperature corrosion-resistant metallic and ceramic coatings, and powders to the aircraft, printing, textile, plastics, primary metals, petrochemical, and other industries. It also provides aircraft engine and airframe component overhaul services; and manufactures a line of electric arc, plasma, and high velocity oxygen fuel spray equipment, as well as arc and flame wire equipment used for the application of wear resistant coatings. The company serves various industries, such as healthcare and petroleum refining; computer-chip manufacturing and beverage carbonation; fiber-optics and steel making; and aerospace, chemicals, and water treatment. Praxair was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut.
Google, Inc. provides Web search and online advertising services on the Internet. It offers advertising solutions and global Internet search solutions through its Web site, and Intranet solutions via an enterprise search appliance. The company's products and services include Google.com, Google AdWords, Google AdSense, and Google Search Appliance. Its Google AdWords program is used by advertisers to promote their products and services on the Web with targeted advertising. The company's Google AdSense program is used by the third party Web sites to deliver ads relevant to the content on their sites. It also provides enterprise search appliances to search corporate systems through the Google Search Appliance. In addition, the company provides email services through Gmail, which offers a gigabyte of free storage for each user along with email search capabilities and relevant advertising. Google was co-founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998, and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.
TESORO PETROLEUM CORPORATION (TSO)
Tesoro Corporation and its subsidiaries engage in refining and marketing petroleum products in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Refining and Retail. The Refining segment owns and operates six petroleum refineries located in California, Washington, Hawaii, Alaska, North Dakota, and Utah. It manufactures various products, including gasoline and gasoline blendstocks, jet fuel, diesel fuel, and heavy fuel oils for sale to various commercial customers in the midcontinental and western United States. The company's Retail segment distributes motor fuels to wholesale and retail customers, as well as to commercial end-users through a network of gas stations primarily under the Tesoro and Mirastar brand names. It sells gasoline and diesel fuel to retail customers through company operated retail stations and branded jobber/dealers in the midcontinental and western United States. As of December 31, 2004, Retail segment included a network of 506 retail stations, which comprised 214 company operated retail gasoline stations and 292 jobber/dealer stations. Tesoro was founded in 1939. It was formerly known as Tesoro Petroleum Corporation and changed its name to Tesoro Corporation in November 2004. Tesoro is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.
ALLEGHENY TECHNOLOGIES INCORPORATED (ATI)
Allegheny Technologies Incorporated produces a range of specialty materials for global markets. It operates in three segments: Flat-Rolled Products, High Performance Metals, and Engineered Products. The Flat-Rolled Products segment produces, converts, and distributes stainless steel, nickel-based alloys, and titanium and titanium-based alloys, in various product forms, including plate, sheet, strip, engineered strip, and precision rolled strip products, as well as silicon electrical steel sheet, and tool steels. The company's High Performance Metals segment produces, converts, and distributes a range of high performance alloys, including nickel and cobalt based alloys, and superalloys; titanium and titanium-based alloys; exotic alloys, such as zirconium, hafnium, niobium, nickel-titanium, tantalum, and their related alloys; and other specialty materials, primarily in long product forms, such as ingot, billet, bar, rod, wire, and seamless tube. The Engineered Products segment engages primarily in the production of tungsten powder, tungsten heavy alloys, tungsten carbide materials, and carbide cutting tools. It also produces carbon alloy steel impression die forgings, large grey and ductile iron castings, and provides precision metals processing services. The company primarily offers its products to aerospace, construction and mining, chemical processing, oil and gas, automotive, electrical energy, food processing equipment and appliances, machine and cutting tools, transportation, medical, and defense industries. It markets it products in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Canada, China, and Japan. Allegheny Technologies is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS INC (APD)
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. operates in the industrial gas and related industrial process equipment business worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Gases, Chemicals, and Equipment. The Gases segment recovers and distributes industrial gases, such as oxygen, nitrogen, argon, hydrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, synthesis gas, and helium, as well as medical and specialty gases, which include fluorine products, rare gases, and other common gases. This segment also engages in the company's electronics business, global healthcare, power generation, and flue gas treatment businesses. The Chemicals segment produces and markets performance materials that comprise performance polymers, performance solutions, and performance products; and chemical intermediates that consist of amines and polyurethane intermediates. The Equipment segment manufactures equipment for cryogenic air separation, gas processing, natural gas liquefaction, and hydrogen purification equipment. It also designs and builds systems for recovering hydrogen, nitrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and low dew point gases using membrane technology, as well as cryogenic transportation containers for liquid helium and hydrogen. Further, this segment offers plant design, engineering, procurement, and construction management services. Air Products and Chemicals serves chemical processing, electronics, refining, food processing, medical gases, furniture cushioning, insulation, carpet underlay, bedding, and automobile seating industries. The company was founded in 1940 by Leonard P. Pool and is headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
PPL Corporation, an energy and utility holding company, primarily engages in the generation, sale, and delivery of electricity. The company generates electricity and markets wholesale or retail energy primarily in the northeastern and western United States; delivers electricity to approximately five million customers in Pennsylvania, the United Kingdom, and Latin America; and provides energy services for businesses in the mid-Atlantic and northeastern United States. PPL Corporation was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Textron, Inc. provides solutions principally to the aircraft industry. It operates through five segments: Bell, Cessna, Fastening Systems, Industrial, and Finance. Bell segment supplies military helicopters and support, including spare parts, support equipment, technical data, trainers, pilot and maintenance training, component repairs, aircraft modifications, contractor maintenance, and field and product support engineering services to the U.S. government and to military customers outside the U.S. It also manufactures weapons, airborne and ground-based surveillance systems, aircraft landing systems, hovercraft, search and rescue vessels, armored vehicles and turrets, reciprocating piston aircraft engines, aircraft and missile control actuators, and valves. Cessna segment provides business jets, single engine turboprop caravans, single engine piston aircraft, and after-market services. Fastening Systems segment offers fasteners, engineered assemblies, and automation equipment. Industrial Segment offers golf cars and off-road utility vehicles powered by electric and internal combustion engines; turf maintenance equipment, lawn care machinery, and industrial vehicles; and blow-molded parts and fuel systems for automobile original equipment manufacturers and other industrial customers. It also manufactures powered equipment, electrical test and measurement instruments, hand and hydraulic powered tools, and electrical and fiber optic connectors, which are used in the electrical construction and maintenance, telecommunications, and plumbing industries. This segment also offers hydrocarbon processing products, polymer systems, and industrial gears and gear sets. Finance segment provides aircraft finance, asset-based lending, distribution finance, golf finance, resort finance, structured capital services, and equipment appraisal and disposition. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Providence, the Rhode Island.
Apache Corporation engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. In North America, its exploration and production interests are focused in the Gulf of Mexico, the Gulf Coast, the Permian Basin, the Anadarko Basin, and the western sedimentary basin of Canada. The company also has exploration and production interests offshore and onshore Egypt, offshore Western Australia, offshore the United Kingdom in the North Sea, offshore the People's Republic of China, and onshore Argentina. As of December 31, 2004, the company had total estimated proved reserves of 932 millions barrels of crude oil, condensate, and natural gas liquids; and 6.0 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Apache Corporation was formed in 1954 and is based in Houston, Texas.
WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY (WWY)
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company engages in the manufacture and sale of chewing gum and other confectionery products, both in the United States and abroad. It also manufactures products other than chewing gum or confectionery products through its two domestic wholly owned associated companies, L. A. Dreyfus Company and Northwestern Flavors, LLC. L. A. Dreyfus produces chewing gum base for the company's domestic and international production facilities, and for third party gum manufacturers in the United States and abroad. Northwestern Flavors processes flavorings and rectifies mint oil for the company's domestic and international production facilities. The company's direct customers include vending distributors, concessionaires, and other customers purchasing in wholesale quantities. It markets its products primarily through distributors, wholesalers, corporate chains, and cooperative buying groups that distribute the product through retail outlets. As of December 31, 2004, Wm. Wrigley manufactured its products in 4 factories in the United States and 15 factories in other countries. The company was founded in 1891 by William Wrigley Jr. and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
Autodesk, Inc. operates as a software and digital content company worldwide. The company provides business solutions through technology products and services, including integrated and interoperable design software, Internet services, wireless development platforms, and point-of-location applications. Its activities are segregated into Design Solutions and Discreet Segments. Design Solutions segment sells design products and services for professionals and consumers who design, build, manage, and own building projects or manufactures goods, as well as the sale of mapping and geographic information systems technology to public and private users. The principal product portfolio of the segment includes AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT products. This segment also offers consulting, support, and training services. Discreet segment develops, integrates, markets, sells, and supports film and television compositing systems; high definition and standard definition broadcast editorial and finishing systems; digital cinema production systems for color grading and film finishing; and animation, visualization, and streaming media products. This segment primarily sells its products to post production facilities, film studios, broadcasters, and creative professionals for various applications, including feature films, television programs, commercials, music and corporate videos, interactive game production, design visualization, Web design, and interactive Web streaming. The company also offers a technology platform designed to deliver location-based applications to wired, mobile, and wireless users. Autodesk markets its product, LocationLogic, primarily to wireless carriers and network operators. The company's customers include companies in the building, manufacturing, infrastructure, and digital media sectors. Autodesk has a strategic alliance with UGS PLM Solutions and Microsoft. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in San Rafael, California.
PUBLIC SERVICE ENTERPRISE GROUP INCORPORATED (PEG)
Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated operates as the utility holding company for Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), PSEG Power LLC (PSEG Power), and PSEG Energy Holdings LLC (Energy Holdings). PSE&G engages in the transmission, distribution, and sale of electric energy and gas service to commercial, residential, and industrial customers in New Jersey. It also offers appliance services and repairs to its customers. As of December 31, 2004, PSE&G provided services to approximately 2.1 million electric customers and approximately 1.7 million gas customers. PSEG Power operates as a multiregional, independent wholesale energy supply company primarily in the northeast United States. It integrates its generating asset operations with its wholesale energy, fuel supply, energy trading, and marketing and risk management functions. PSEG Power's generation portfolio comprised approximately 14,607 MW of installed capacity, as of the above date. Energy Holdings, through its subsidiaries, operates as a power producer and distributor that owns and operates electric generation and distribution facilities primarily in North America, Europe, and the Middle East. It also invests in energy-related financial transactions and manages a portfolio of assets, including leveraged leases, operating leases, leveraged buyout funds, limited partnerships, and marketable securities. Public Service Enterprise Group was formed in 1985 and is headquartered in Newark, New Jersey.
THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC (TMO)
Thermo Electron Corporation provides analytical instruments worldwide. It operates through Life and Laboratory Sciences, and Measurement and Control segments. The Life and Laboratory Sciences segment offers bioscience technologies, scientific instruments, informatics and services, and clinical diagnostics, as well as products and integrated solutions for various scientific challenges. It serves pharmaceutical, biotechnology, academic, government, and other research and industrial laboratory markets, as well as the clinical laboratory and healthcare industries. The Measurement and Control segment provides online instrumentation products, solutions, and services; and precision temperature control, material characterization, compliance test systems, and high vacuum components for the global industrial and laboratory markets. It serves various industries, such as oil and gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, consumer products, power-generation, metal, cement, minerals and mining, semiconductor, polymer, coatings and adhesives manufacturers, water and wastewater treatment facilities, and pulp and paper manufacturers. The company sells its products through direct sales force, distributors, independent sales representatives, independent agents, and catalogs to end-users and original equipment manufacturers. Thermo Electron Corporation was incorporated in 1956 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.
WILLIAMS COMPANIES INC (WMB)
The Williams Companies, Inc. engages in finding, producing, gathering, processing, and transporting natural gas. The company operates in four segments: Gas Pipeline, Exploration and Production, Midstream Gas and Liquids, and Power. The Gas Pipeline segment comprises interstate natural gas pipelines, as well as investments in natural gas pipeline-related companies. The Gas Pipeline segment includes Northwest pipeline, which extends from the San Juan Basin in northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado to Oregon and Washington, and Transcontinental gas pipe line, which extends from the Gulf of Mexico region to the northeastern United States. The Exploration and Production includes natural gas development, production, and gas management activities primarily in the Rocky Mountain and Mid-Continent regions of the United States and in Argentina. The Midstream Gas and Liquids segment comprises natural gas gathering, processing, and treating facilities in the Rocky Mountain and Gulf Coast regions of the United States, oil gathering and transportation facilities in the Gulf Coast region of the United States, majority-owned natural gas compression and transportation facilities in Venezuela, and assets in Canada, including a natural gas liquids extraction facility and a fractionation plant. The Power segment provides buys, sells, stores, and transports energy and energy-related commodities primarily power and natural gas, on a wholesale level. The company's had proved natural gas reserves of 2,986 one billion cubic feet of gas equivalent and owned interests in 10,001 gross producing wells, as of December 31, 2004. The Williams Companies was founded in 1908 and is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
XTO Energy, Inc., an independent oil and gas company, primarily engages in the acquisition, development, exploitation, and exploration of producing oil and gas properties in the United States. The company also produces, processes, markets, and transports oil and natural gas. The company's proved reserves are principally located in the Eastern Region, including the East Texas Basin and northwestern Louisiana; Barnett Shale of North Texas; San Juan and Raton basins of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado; and Arkoma Basin of Arkansas and Oklahoma. Its reserves are also located in Permian Basin of west Texas and southeastern New Mexico; Hugoton Field of Oklahoma and Kansas; Anadarko Basin of Oklahoma; Green River and Powder River basins of Wyoming; Uinta Basin of Utah; Middle Ground Shoal Field of Alaska's Cook Inlet; and South Texas Region. As of December 31, 2004, the company's estimated proved reserves were 4.71 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, 38.5 million barrels of natural gas liquids, and 152.5 million barrels of oil. XTO Energy was founded in 1985. The company was co-founded by Bob R. Simpson and Steffen E. Palko. It was formerly known as Cross Timbers Oil Company and changed its name to XTO Energy, Inc. in 2001. XTO Energy is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.
Waters Corporation manufactures analytical instruments worldwide. It designs, manufactures, and sells high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) instruments, ultra performance liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry (MS) instrument systems, and associated service and support products, including chromatography columns and other consumable products. The company's LC instruments are used to detect, identify, monitor, and measure the chemical, physical, and biological composition of materials. Its MS instruments are used in drug discovery and development, including clinical trial testing, analysis of proteins in disease processes, food safety analyses, and environmental testing. Waters also offers thermal analysis and rheometry instruments, which are used in predicting the suitability of polymers and viscous liquids for various industrial, consumer goods, and health care products. In addition, the company offers laboratory-to-enterprise scale software systems for managing and storing scientific information collected from various instrumental test methods. The company offers its products to pharmaceutical companies, generic drug manufacturers, biotechnology companies, chemical manufacturers, polymer manufacturers, food and beverage companies, environmental testing laboratories, universities, and government agencies. Waters was founded by James L. Waters in 1958 and is headquartered in Milford, Massachusetts.
CONSOL Energy Inc. engages in the production of multifuel energy and provision of energy services primarily to electric power generation industry in the United States. The company has two units, Coal and Gas. The company's Coal unit engages in the mining, preparation, and marketing of steam coal, sold primarily to power generators; and metallurgical coal, sold to metal and coke producers. This unit includes three segments: Northern Appalachian, Central Appalachian, and Metallurgical. Each of these segments includes several operating mines. The Northern Appalachian segment includes Shoemaker, Blacksville #2, Robinson Run, McElroy, Bailey, Loveridge, Enlow Fork, and Mine 84 mines. The Central Appalachian segment includes Jones Fork, Mill Creek, and Wiley-Mill Creek mines. The Metallurgical segment includes Buchanan, Amonate, Miles Branch, and V.P. #8 mines. CONSOL's Gas unit produces coalbed methane gas for sale primarily to gas wholesalers from its coal properties in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. The company sells coal through agents, brokers, and unaffiliated trading companies. In addition, CONSOL provides energy services, including terminal services, industrial supply services, and coal waste disposal services. As of December 31, 2004, it had approximately 4.5 billion tons of proven and probable coal reserves. CONSOL Energy, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC (HON)
Honeywell International, Inc. provides aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; turbochargers; automotive products; specialty chemicals; fibers; and electronic and advanced materials. It operates in four segments: Aerospace, Automation and Control Solutions, Specialty Materials, and Transportation Systems. The Aerospace segment supplies aircraft engines, avionics, and related products and services for commercial airlines, business and regional aircraft, manned and unmanned military aircraft, and spacecraft. Its portfolio includes engines, systems, and services; aerospace electronic systems; and aircraft landing systems. The Automation and Control Solutions segment provides environmental controls and combustion; sensing and controls; security and life safety products and services; and industrial automation solutions. This segment also offers building solutions. The Specialty Materials segment develops and manufactures chemicals and materials for applications in the automotive, healthcare, agricultural, packaging, fibers, refrigeration, semiconductor, wax, and adhesives markets. Its product portfolio includes fluorocarbons, specialty films, advanced fibers, research chemicals and intermediates, and electronic materials and chemicals. The Transportation Systems segment provides charge-air systems; thermal systems; aftermarket filters, spark plugs, electronic components, and car care products; and friction materials aftermarket brake hard parts. Honeywell International has a joint venture with Rockwell Collins, Inc. The company operates in the United States and Canada, as well as in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Honeywell International was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Morris Township, New Jersey.
JOHNSON CONTROLS INC (JCI)
Johnson Controls, Inc. provides installed building control systems and technical and facility management services for the nonresidential buildings market worldwide. It operates through three segments: Building Efficiency, Interior Experience, and Power Solutions. The Building Efficiency segment provides control systems that monitor, automate, and integrate building operating equipment and conditions. This segment also provides technical services, which include the operation, scheduled maintenance, and repair of building equipment, such as control systems, chillers, and boilers, as well as facility management services. It sells its products and services to building owners and contractors, as well as to original equipment manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors of air-conditioning and refrigeration systems, and commercial heating systems. The Interior Experience segment designs and manufactures systems and products, including seating systems and components; cockpit systems, including instrument clusters, information displays, and body controllers; overhead systems, including headliners and electronic convenience features; floor consoles; and door systems. This segment's products and systems are used in passenger cars and light trucks, including vans, pick-up trucks, and sport/crossover utility vehicles. The Power Solutions segment manufactures automotive batteries for automotive original equipment manufacturers and the battery aftermarket. Johnson Controls has a joint venture with Saft to supply batteries for hybrid-electric vehicles and electric vehicles. The company was founded by Warren Seymour Johnson in 1885 as Johnson Electric Service Company. It changed its name to Johnson Controls, Inc. in 1974. Johnson Controls is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The company completed the acquisition of York International Corporation in December 2005. York International supplies heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems and solutions.
STRYKER CORPORATION (SYK)
Stryker Corporation engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of orthopedic products and medical specialties worldwide. It operates in two segments, Orthopedic Implants and MedSurg Equipment. The Orthopedic Implants segment sells orthopedic reconstructive, trauma, spine and micro implant systems, bone cement, and the bone growth factor OP-1 products. The MedSurg Equipment segment offers powered surgical instruments, surgical navigation systems, endoscope products, medical video imaging equipment, and hospital beds and stretchers. The company also provides outpatient physical therapy services to its customers that includes physical, occupational, and speech therapy services to patients recovering from orthopedic or neurological illness and injury. Its products are sold in approximately 100 countries through local dealers and direct sales efforts. The company was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
CHEVRONTEXACO CORPORATION (CVX)
Chevron Corporation operates as an energy company worldwide. Its petroleum operations consist of exploring for, developing, and producing crude oil and natural gas; refining crude oil into finished petroleum products; marketing crude oil, natural gas, and various products derived from petroleum; and transporting crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products by pipeline, marine vessel, motor equipment, and rail car. The company, through its joint venture with Chevron Phillips Chemical Co., manufactures petrochemicals and plastics, as well as markets chemicals products, including olefins, polyolefins, aromatics, and specialty products. In addition, Chevron, through its joint venture with Chevron Oronite Company, develops, manufactures, and markets performance additives for fuels and lubricating oils. Further, the company engages in coal mining, power generation, insurance, and real estate activities. As of December 31, 2004, its oil-equivalent reserves comprised 8.2 billion barrels. It also had 21 wholly owned and affiliated refineries and approximately 25,700 retail outlets worldwide, as of the above date. The company was founded in 1879 under the name Pacific Coast Oil Co. and later changed its name to ChevronTexaco Corporation. Further, it changed its name to Chevron Corporation in May 2005. Chevron Corporation is headquartered in San Ramon, California.
PerkinElmer, Inc. provides scientific instruments, consumables, and services to the pharmaceutical, biomedical, environmental testing, chemical, and general industrial markets worldwide. It designs, manufactures, markets, and services products and systems in three segments: Life and Analytical Sciences, Optoelectronics, and Fluid Sciences. The Life and Analytical Sciences segment provides drug discovery, genetic screening, and environmental and chemical analysis tools, including instruments, reagents, consumables, and services for daily applications in scientific research and clinical applications. Its products are offered under various brand names, including Wallac, Packard, NEN, AAnalyst, Clarus, OneSource, LABWORKS, Pyris, Spectrum, Optima, DELFIA, ImageTrak, UltraView, prOTOF, Victor, LANCE, ELAN, and ViewLux. The Optoelectronics segment provides digital imaging, sensor, and specialty lighting components used in the biomedical, consumer products, and other specialty end markets under the brand names Cermax, Heimann, ColdBlue, MultiBlue, Power Systems, Amorphous Silicon, and Reticon. The Fluid Sciences segment provides fluid control and containment systems for environments, such as turbine engines and semiconductor fabrication facilities under the brand names Belfab, Callisto, Centurion, U-Plex Seals, E-Seals, Rigid E-Seal Joints, and PressureScience. The company was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Wellesley, Massachusetts. PerkinElmer, Inc. acquired Elcos AG in February 2005, which designs and manufactures custom light emitting diode and solutions for biomedical and industrial applications.
SCHERING-PLOUGH CORP (SGP)
Schering-Plough Corporation engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and marketing of medical therapies and treatments primarily in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company also markets consumer brands in the over-the-counter (OTC), foot care, and sun care markets, as well as operates a global animal health business. The company operates in three segments: Prescription Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Health Care, and Animal Health. The Prescription Pharmaceuticals segment manufactures and markets primary care products that include allergy/ respiratory, antibiotics, dermatologicals, and erectile dysfunction products, as well as specialty care products, such as anti-infectives, anti-inflammatories, oncology, acute coronary care, and other products for humans. It sells its products to hospitals, certain managed care organizations, wholesale distributors, and retail pharmacists. The Consumer Health Care segment manufactures and markets OTC, foot care, and sun care products. It sells its products through wholesale and retail drug, food chain, and mass merchandiser outlets. The Animal Health segment manufactures and markets animal health products to the livestock, poultry, companion animal, and aquaculture markets. It sells its products to veterinarians, distributors, and animal producers. Schering-Plough Corp. has a collaboration and license agreement with OncoMethylome Sciences for Schering-Plough to utilize assay technology from OncoMethylome Sciences that measures the methylation status of the MGMT gene in patients with glioblastoma multiforme, a form of malignant brain cancer, treated with temodar. The company was incorporated in 1970 and is headquartered in Kenilworth, New Jersey.
Avaya, Inc. provides communication systems, applications, and services. The company operates in two segments, Global Communications Solutions and Avaya Global Services. The Global Communications Solutions segment provides Internet protocol (IP) telephony offerings, such as Communication Manager, a voice application software; media servers; media gateways; a suite of management tools to support voice and data network infrastructures; Avaya Extension to Cellular solution; Session Initiation Protocol enablement services solution; and an Application Enablement platform that allows enterprises and call centers to combine various applications to the telephony and call center infrastructure. It also offers enterprise communications applications; hardware systems and software applications for customer contact centers; unified communications; a line of digital and IP devices and in-building wireless handsets, and software that extend the reach of enterprise communications by residing on alternative devices. In addition, the segment provides Communication Server Integral, traditional voice systems, and Avaya IP Office to deliver converged voice and data communications solutions. The Avaya Global Services segment provides business communications strategy development and planning, applications design and integration, migrating to IP, securing communications networks and ensuring continuity, day-to-day communications support and network monitoring, and managing business communications solutions. The company serves enterprises operating in financial, manufacturing, media and communications, professional services, health care, education, and governmental industries through distributors, dealers, value-added resellers, telecommunications service providers and system integrators worldwide. Avaya was incorporated under the name Lucent EN Corp. in February 2000 and changed its name to Avaya, Inc. in June 2000. The company is headquartered in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.
Alcoa, Inc. produces primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina. It also markets consumer brands to its customers. The company offers flat rolled products, including sheet and plate, foil products, and can reclamation products; engineered products that include aerospace products, auto components, architectural extrusions, castings, extrusion, tube, and fasteners; and packaging and consumer products, which include consumer products, flexible packaging products, closures, machinery, graphics, food service packaging, protective packaging, polymerization, and extrusion. The company's other products include telecommunications, auto engineering, and home exteriors. In addition, Alcoa offers nonaluminum products, including precision castings, industrial fasteners, vinyl siding, consumer products, food service and flexible packaging products, plastic closures, and electrical distribution systems for cars and trucks. Its products are used in aircraft, automobiles, commercial transportation, packaging, consumer products, building and construction, and industrial applications. The company has operations in Asia, Australia, Europe, South America, and the United States. Alcoa has strategic partnership with Ferrari S.p.A. to develop aluminum spaceframe technology for Ferrari vehicles; and a joint venture with CITIC. The company was formed in 1888 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
ConocoPhillips operates as an integrated energy company worldwide. It operates in six segments: Exploration and Production, Midstream, Refining and Marketing, LUKOIL Investment, Chemicals, and Emerging Businesses. The Exploration and Production segment primarily explores for, produces, and markets crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. It also mines deposits of oil sands in Canada and upgrades into a synthetic crude oil. The Midstream segment gathers and processes natural gas; and fractionates and markets natural gas liquids, primarily in the United States, Canada, and Trinidad. The Refining and Marketing segment purchases, refines, markets, and transports crude oil and petroleum products, mainly in the United States, Europe, and Asia. LUKOIL Investment segment consists of 10% interest in LUKOIL, an international, integrated oil and gas company. The Chemicals segment manufactures and markets petrochemicals and plastics. The Emerging Businesses segment encompasses the development of new businesses, including new technologies related to natural gas conversion into clean fuels and related products. In addition, the company provides technological solutions in deepwater exploration and production, reservoir management and exploitation, 3-D seismic technology, petroleum coke upgrading, and sulfur removal. It operates in the United States, Norway, the United Kingdom, Canada, Venezuela, Indonesia, offshore Timor Leste in the Timor Sea, Australia, Vietnam, China, Nigeria, the United Arab Emirates, and Russia. ConocoPhillips was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
Eaton Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, marketing, and service of fluid power, electrical, automotive, and truck products in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Its fluid power products include various pressure ranges of hose, fittings, adapters, couplings, and other fluid power connectors; hydraulic pumps, motors, valves, cylinders, power steering units, tube connectors, transaxles, and transmissions; electronic and hydraulic controls; filtration products and fluid-evaluation products; aerospace products and systems; clutches and brakes; and golf grips, and precision molded and extruded plastic products. Eaton's electrical products comprise power distribution and control products; circuit breakers, assemblies, and components; drives, contactors, and starters; sensors; operator interface hardware and software; uninterruptible power systems; and power management software, remote monitoring, turnkey integration services, and site support engineering services. Its automotive products consist of engine valves, valve actuation components, engine displacement control components, cylinder heads, superchargers, precision gear forgings, engine sensors and controls, mirror actuators, transmission controls, on-board vapor recovery systems, fuel level senders, exhaust gas recirculation valves, engine oil manifold controls, turbocharger waste gate controls, and intake manifold control valves. Eaton's truck products comprise heavy, medium, and light-duty transmissions; heavy and medium-duty clutches; and gears and shafts, traction control systems, transfer and splitter boxes, power take-off units, gearshift mechanisms, and collision warning systems. The company was incorporated in 1916. It was formerly known as Torbensen Gear and Axle Co. and changed its name to The Eaton Axle and Spring Co. in 1923. Further, it changed its name to Eaton Yale & Towne, Inc. in 1966 and to Eaton Corporation in 1971. Eaton Corp. is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
CONSTELLATION ENERGY GROUP INC (CEG)
Constellation Energy Group, Inc., a holding company, supplies electricity to commercial and industrial customers in North America. The company operates through three segments: Merchant Energy, Regulated Electric, and Regulated Gas. The Merchant Energy segment engages in the ownership, operation, and maintenance of fossil, nuclear, and hydroelectric generating facilities. It also provides risk management services for various customers, including hedging of output from generating facilities and fuel costs; coal sourcing services for the North American and international power generators; and operations and maintenance consulting services. In addition, the Merchant Segment provides customized energy related products and services to government, commercial, and industrial customers, which include utility infrastructure outsourcing, mechanical/electrical upgrades, utility data mining, and performance contracting. The Regulated Electric segment purchases, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in Maryland. The Regulated Gas business purchases, transports, and sells natural gas in Maryland. Constellation Energy also designs, constructs, and operates heating, cooling, and cogeneration facilities for commercial, industrial, and governmental customers throughout North America. In addition, it sells home improvements, and sells and services heating, air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, and indoor air quality systems. Constellation Energy Group was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland.
PARKER-HANNIFIN CORPORATION (PH)
Parker-Hannifin Corporation manufactures fluid power systems, electromechanical controls, and related components. It operates through four segments: Industrial, Aerospace, Climate and Industrial Controls, and Others. The Industrial segment manufactures various connectors; hydraulic components and systems; pneumatic and electromechanical components and systems. This segment also electromechanical products, industrial PCs, single and bus-based controllers, rotary and linear servo motors, rotary and linear stepper motors, analog and digital stepper and servo drives, and gantry robots. In addition, it manufactures sealing devices, gaskets and packings, rubber and plastic boots and bellows, electromagnetic interference shielding, and thermal management products; filters, systems, and instruments to monitor and to remove contaminants from fuel, air, oil, water, and other fluids and gases; process, chemical, and microfiltration filters; compressed air and gas purification filters; lube oil and fuel filters; fuel conditioning filters; fuel filters/water separators; cabin air filters; intake air filters; and nitrogen and hydrogen generators, and condition monitoring devices; and flow components for process instrumentation and purity applications. The Aerospace segment offers hydraulic and primary flight control systems that include hydraulic, electrohydraulic, and electromechanical components used for control of aircraft rudders, elevators, ailerons, and other aerodynamic control surfaces and utility hydraulic components. The Climate and Industrial Controls segment offers refrigeration and air conditioning systems and components, and fluid control process systems and components for use primarily in the mobile and stationary refrigeration and air conditioning industry. The Others segment designs and manufactures custom-engineered buildings. The company was founded in 1918 and is based in Cleveland, Ohio.
Aetna, Inc. provides health care, dental, pharmacy, group life, disability, and long-term care benefits in the United States. It operates in three segments: Health Care, Group Insurance, and Large Case Pensions. Health Care segment consists of health and dental plans offered on a risk basis and on an employer-funded basis. It provides medical and dental benefit products, including health maintenance organization, point-of-service, preferred provider organization, and indemnity benefit products. These products are also sold with the company's consumer-directed health plans, Aetna HealthFund and Health Savings Accounts. It also provides specialty products, such as pharmacy benefits management, dental, vision, and behavioral health programs. Further, this segment provides access to network of independent dental and vision participating providers through its Vital Savings by Aetna discount program. Group Insurance segment offers life, disability, and long-term care insurance products. Large Case Pension segment manages a variety of retirement products, including pension and annuity products primarily for defined benefit and defined contribution plans. The company was incorporated in 1982 under the name of United States Health Care Systems, Inc. and subsequently changed its name to Aetna, Inc. Aetna is headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut.
BROADCOM CORPORATION (BRCM)
Broadcom Corporation provides wired and wireless broadband communications semiconductor products that enable broadband communications and networking of voice, video, and data services. The company designs, develops, and supplies system-on-a-chip solutions incorporating digital, analog, and radio frequency technologies, as well as related hardware and software system level applications. It offers solutions for digital cable, satellite, and Internet protocol set-top boxes; high definition television; cable and digital subscriber line modems, and residential gateways; high-speed transmission and switching for local, metropolitan, wide area, and storage networking; home and wireless networking; cellular and terrestrial wireless communications; voice over Internet protocol gateway and telephony systems; broadband network and security processors; and SystemI/O server solutions. The company markets and sells its products in the United States through a direct sales force, distributors, and manufacturers' representatives. It also markets and sells its products primarily through independent distributors and representatives internationally. Broadcom Corporation was founded by Henry T. Nicholas III and Henry Samueli in 1991. The company is headquartered in Irvine, California.
MCDONALDS CORPORATION (MCD)
McDonald's Corporation engages in the operation and franchising of McDonald's restaurants worldwide. Its restaurants offer hamburgers and cheeseburgers, Big Mac, Quarter Pounder with Cheese, Big N' Tasty, Filet-O-Fish, several chicken sandwiches, Chicken McNuggets, Chicken Selects, french fries, salads, milk shakes, McFlurry desserts, sundaes, soft serve cones, pies, cookies, and soft drinks and other beverages. Its restaurants also provide breakfast menu that would include Egg McMuffin, Sausage McMuffin with Egg, McGriddle, biscuit and bagel sandwiches, hotcakes, and muffins. In addition, the company operates Boston Market and Chipotle Mexican Grill. McDonald's Chipotle Mexican Grill serves gourmet burritos and tacos; and Boston Market serves chicken, meatloaf, and various other side dishes. As of September 30, 2005, the company had 31,706 restaurants, including 9,213 operated by the company, 18,298 operated by franchisees, and 4,159 operated by affiliates. McDonald's Corporation was founded by Ray Kroc. The company is based in Oak Brook, Illinois.
Noble Corporation provides various services for the oil and gas industry. It provides offshore contract drilling, engineering, and consulting services. The company offers contract drilling services through a fleet of 60 mobile offshore drilling units in the Middle East, U.S. Gulf of Mexico, Mexico, the North Sea, Brazil, West Africa, India, and the Mediterranean Sea. Noble Corporation's engineering and consulting services include provision of drilling products and drilling-related software programs, well site management, project management, and technical services. In addition, it provides labor contract drilling services. As of July 18, 2005, the company's fleet consisted of 13 semisubmersibles, 3 dynamically positioned drillships, 41 jackups, and 3 submersibles. Noble Corporation is based in Sugar Land, Texas.
HALLIBURTON COMPANY (HAL)
Halliburton Company provides engineering, construction, and maintenance services to energy, industrial, and government customers worldwide. It operates in six segments: Production Optimization, Fluid Systems, Drilling and Formation Evaluation, Digital and Consulting Solutions, Government and Infrastructure, and Energy and Chemicals. The Production Optimization segment primarily tests, measures, and provides means to manage well production in the energy sector. It also consists of production enhancement services, and completion tools and services. The Fluid Systems segment provides services and technologies to assist in the drilling and construction of oil and gas wells. The Drilling and Formation Evaluation segment primarily engages in drilling and evaluating the formations related to bore-hole construction and initial oil and gas formation evaluation. The Digital and Consulting Solutions segment provides integrated exploration and production software information systems, consulting services, real-time operations, subsea operations, value-added oilfield project management, and other integrated solutions. It also offers Landmark Graphics, which supplies integrated exploration and production software information systems, as well as professional and data management services. The Government and Infrastructure segment operates as government logistics and services contractors with civil infrastructure capabilities. It represents construction, maintenance, and logistics services for government operations, facilities, and installations. Further, this segment includes civil engineering; consulting; project management services for state and local governments and private industries; integrated security solutions; dockyard operation; and maintenance. The Energy and Chemicals segment provides engineering, procurement, construction, technology, and services for the energy and chemicals industries. Halliburton was founded in 1919 and is based in Houston, Texas.
ENTERGY CORPORATION (ETR)
Entergy Corporation, an integrated energy company, engages primarily in electric power production and retail electric distribution operations. The company operates in three segments: U.S. Utility, Non-Utility Nuclear, and Energy Commodity Services. The U.S. Utility segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric power. It also operates a small natural gas distribution business. The Non-Utility Nuclear segment owns and operates 5 nuclear power plants in the northeastern United States; and sells the electric power produced by those plants to wholesale customers. It also provides services to other nuclear power plant owners. The Energy Commodity Services segment sells the electric power produced by power plants to wholesale customers. The company owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatt of electric generating capacity, and nuclear power generator in the United States. Entergy delivers electricity primarily in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. The company is based in New Orleans, Louisiana.
L-3 COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS INC (LLL)
L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. provides intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems; secure communications systems; and training and government services, as well as aircraft modernization products for aerospace and defense platforms. Its ISR products include signals and communications intelligence systems, which provide warfighters the ability to collect and analyze unknown electronic signals from command centers, communication nodes, and air defense systems for situation awareness and response. The company's communications systems for reconnaissance and surveillance applications are used in communication, command and control, intelligence gathering, and space systems. L-3 Communications also provides teaching and training services, maintenance, and logistics support for training devices; communication systems support and engineering services; and marksmanship training systems and services. It offers these services to aircrews, navigators, mission operators, gunners, and maintenance technicians for various platforms, including military fixed and rotary wing aircraft, air vehicles, and various ground vehicles, as well as computer-based training systems. The company's aircraft modernization products and services comprise aircraft modernization, upgrade, maintenance, and logistics support services; quick response field teams; cockpit voice and flight data recorders; traffic alert and collision avoidance systems; terrain awareness warning systems; cockpit avionics products; and ruggedized custom cockpit displays. Further, the company provides naval warfare products, security systems, telemetry and navigation products, sensors, training devices, fuzing products, and microwave components. It offers its products and services to the Department of Defense, allied foreign militaries, and the U.S. Transportation and Security Administration. L-3 Communications was organized in 1997 and is based in New York City.
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY (HPQ)
Hewlett-Packard Company provides products, technologies, solutions, and services to individual consumers, small and medium sized businesses, and large enterprises worldwide. The company provides industry standard servers and business critical servers. It also offers entry-level, mid-range, and enterprise arrays; storage area networks; network attached storage; storage management software; and virtualization technologies, as well as tape drives, tape libraries, and optical archival storage. In addition, Hewlett-Packard provides multivendor information technology (IT) services, such as technology services, consulting and integration, managed services, and other services. In addition, the company offers management software solutions that enable enterprise customers to manage their IT infrastructure, operations, applications, IT services, and business processes, as well as carrier-grade platforms for developing and deploying voice, data, and converged services to network and service providers. It offers commercial and consumer personal computers, workstations, handheld computing devices, digital entertainment systems, calculators and other related accessories, and software and services; inkjet printers, LaserJet printers, digital photography and entertainment, graphics, and imaging and printer supplies for printer hardware, printing supplies, and scanning devices; and network infrastructure products, including Ethernet switch products. Further, Hewlett-Packard provides financial life cycle management services. The company sells its products through retailers, distribution partners, independent distributors, original equipment manufacturers, systems integrators, and systems integrators. Hewlett-Packard was founded in 1939 by William R. Hewlett and David Packard. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.
Cisco Systems, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of networking and communications products worldwide. The company provides products for transporting data, voice, and video within buildings and across campuses. It offers routers, which interconnect computer networks by moving data, voice, and video from one network to another; and switching systems that are used to build local-area networks (LAN), metropolitan-area networks, and wide-area networks. Cisco's technology products comprise home networking products, which enable users to share Internet access, printers, music, movies, and games; Internet protocol telephony products for transmitting voice communications; optical networking products, which provide a path for telecommunications carriers, as well as for carriers and enterprises; and security products, which protect information systems from unauthorized use. It also offers storage networking products that deliver connectivity between servers and storage systems. In addition, the company offers wireless LAN and outdoor wireless bridging products. These products include access points; an integrated wireless and wireline switching system; wireless LAN client adapters; bridges; antennas; and accessories. Cisco offers its products and services primarily through its direct sales force, as well as through distributors and retail partners. The company has strategic alliances with AT&T Corp.; BearingPoint, Inc.; Bell South Corporation; Cap Gemini S.A.; Electronic Data Systems Corporation; Fujitsu, Ltd.; Hewlett-Packard Company; Intel Corporation; International Business Machines Corporation; Italtel SpA; Microsoft Corporation; Motorola, Inc.; SBC Communications, Inc.; and Sprint Corporation. Cisco was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
NIKE, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the design, development, and marketing of footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessory products worldwide. It designs athletic footwear for running, cross training, basketball, soccer, sport inspired urban shoes, and children's shoes. The company also offers shoes and sports apparel for tennis, golf, baseball, football, bicycling, volleyball, wrestling, cheerleading, aquatic activities, hiking, outdoor activities, and other athletic and recreational uses primarily under the NIKE' brand name. In addition, it sells sports inspired lifestyle apparel, as well as athletic bags and accessory items. Further, NIKE sells a line of performance equipment, including golf clubs, sport balls, eyewear, timepieces, electronic media devices, skates, bats, gloves, swimwear, cycling apparel, children's clothing, school supplies, and eyewear. Additionally, the company sells a line of dress and casual footwear, apparel and accessories for men and women. As of May 31, 2005, it operated 184 stores in the United States and 190 stores internationally. The company sells its products to retail accounts, through its owned retail stores, and through a mix of independent distributors and licensees. NIKE was co-founded by Philip H. Knight. The company was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon.
BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED (BHI)
Baker Hughes Incorporated supplies wellborerelated products, and technology services and systems to the worldwide oil and natural gas industry. It provides products and services for drilling, formation evaluation, completion, and production of oil and natural gas wells. The company operates in seven divisions: Baker Atlas, Baker Hughes Drilling Fluids (BHDF), Baker Oil Tools (BOT), Baker Petrolite, Centrilift, Hughes Christensen, and INTEQ. Its Baker Atlas division provides formation evaluation and wireline completion, and production services for oil and natural gas wells. The company's BHDF division provides drilling fluids, completion fluids, and fluids environmental services. BOT division offers downhole completion, workover, and fishing equipment and services. Its Baker Petrolite division provides specialty chemicals primarily to oil and natural gas production, refining, pipeline transportation, petrochemical, agricultural, and iron and steel manufacturing industries. This division also offers polymer-based products to a range of industrial and consumer markets. The company's Centrilift division manufactures and supplies electrical submersible pump systems and progressing cavity pump systems. Its Hughes Christensen division offers drill bits, primarily Tricone roller cone bits and fixed-cutter polycrystalline diamond compact bits, to the oil and natural gas industry. INTEQ division supplies drilling and evaluation services, which include directional drilling, measurement-while-drilling, and logging-while-drilling services. Baker Hughes Incorporated is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
PACCAR, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and distribution of light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks, as well as in the related aftermarket distribution of parts. The company designs and manufactures heavy-duty diesel trucks that are used worldwide for over-the-road and off-highway hauling of freight, petroleum, wood products, construction, and other materials. It distributes trucks and parts through its independent dealer network. PACCAR also provides finance and leasing services to customers and dealers, which are principally related to its products and associated equipment. It also operates lease outlets. In addition, the company manufactures other products, including industrial winches. PACCAR was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.
YUM! Brands, Inc. engages in the development, operation, franchising, and licensing of quick service restaurants. It comprises the operations of KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Long John Silver (LJS), and A&W All-American Food Restaurants. KFC restaurants offer fried chicken-on-the-bone products and other entree items, including chicken sandwiches, Colonel's Crispy Strips, Popcorn Chicken, and Chunky Chicken Pot Pies. They also offer biscuits, mashed potatoes and gravy, coleslaw, corn, and potato wedges, as well as desserts. Pizza Hut restaurants offer various pizzas, including Pan Pizza, Thin 'n Crispy, Hand Tossed, Sicilian, Stuffed Crust, Twisted Crust, The Big New Yorker, The Insider, The Chicago Dish, and 4forALL; breadsticks; pasta; salads; and sandwiches. Taco Bell restaurants offer Mexican-style food products, including tacos, burritos, gorditas, chalupas, quesadillas, salads, nachos, and other related items. In addition, their entree items include Grilled Stuft Burritos and Border Bowls. LJS restaurants offer various seafood items, including meals featuring batter-dipped fish, chicken, shrimp, and hushpuppies. A&W restaurants serve A&W draft Root Beer and A&W Root Beer float, as well as all-American pure-beef hamburgers and hot dogs. As of December 25, 2004, the company operated 33,000 units in approximately 100 countries and territories. The company was incorporated in 1997. It was formerly known as TRICON Global Restaurants, Inc. and changed its name to YUM! Brands, Inc. in 2002. The company is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.
SIGMA-ALDRICH CORPORATION (SIAL)
Sigma-Aldrich Corporation engages in the development, manufacture, and distribution of a range of biochemicals and organic chemicals. These biochemical and organic chemical products and kits are used in scientific and genomic research, biotechnology, pharmaceutical development, diagnosis of disease, and pharmaceutical and other technology manufacturing. It operates in three segments: Scientific Research, Biotechnology, and Fine Chemicals. The Scientific Research segment offers biochemicals, organic chemicals, reagents, and other products to customers at universities, government institutions, and nonprofit organizations, as well as pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and biotechnology companies. The Biotechnology segment supplies immunochemical, cell culture, molecular biology, cell signaling, and neuroscience biochemicals and kits used in biotechnology, genomic, and proteomic research, as well as chromatography products used in life science research and technology applications. The Fine Chemicals segment offers large-scale organic chemicals and biochemicals used in the development and production by pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, and diagnostic companies. The company operates in approximately 35 countries, offers 90,000 chemical and 30,000 equipment products, and sells these products in approximately 150 countries. Sigma-Aldrich was founded in 1951 and is based in St. Louis, Missouri.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (IBM)
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) operates as an information technology (IT) company worldwide. Its Global Services segment provides consulting services for application and systems integration, client relationship management, financial management, human capital, business strategy and change, supply chain management, and transformation of business processes. The company's Systems and Technology Group segment provides system and component design services, outsourcing of clients' design teams, and technology and manufacturing consulting services. It also offers data storage products, including disk, tape, and storage area networks. In addition, this segment provides semiconductor technology and products, packaging solutions, and engineering technology services to original equipment manufacturer clients. IBM's Personal Systems Group segment offers desktop and notebook computers, production print solutions, on demand print-related solutions, enterprise workgroup print technologies, and print management software and services. Its Software segment provides middleware and operating systems software. Middleware software enables clients to integrate systems, processes, and applications across their enterprises. It also offers collaboration and messaging software to engage in asynchronous communication and knowledge management. The company's Global Financing segment provides lease and loan financing to end users and internal customers. IBM's Enterprise Investments segment develops and provides industry-specific IT solutions supporting the hardware, software, and global services segments of the company. Its product lines include product life cycle management software and document processing technologies. The company was founded in 1910. It was formerly known as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. and changed its name to International Business Machines Corporation in 1924. IBM is based in Armonk, New York.
MARATHON OIL CORPORATION (MRO)
Marathon Oil Corporation, through its subsidiaries, primarily engages in the energy business. The company operates in three segments: Exploration and Production (EP); Refining, Marketing, and Transportation (RMT); and Integrated Gas (IG). The EP segment engages in the exploration, development, and production of liquid hydrocarbon and natural gas in the United States, Norway, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Russia. As of December 31, 2004, its net proved liquid hydrocarbon and natural gas reserves totaled approximately 1.139 billion barrels of oil equivalent. The RMT segment owns and operates seven refineries, which include crude oil atmospheric and vacuum distillation, fluid catalytic cracking, catalytic reforming, desulfurization, and sulfur recovery units. These refineries process various crude oils and produce typical refinery products, including reformulated gasoline. This segment also produces asphalt cements, polymerized asphalt, asphalt emulsions, and industrial asphalts, as well as manufactures petroleum pitch, aromatics, aliphatic hydrocarbons, cumene, base lube oil, polymer grade propylene, and slack wax. It markets its products to home heating, industrial, and chemical industries, as well as to contractors, government entities, and manufacturers. The IG segment's operations include natural gas liquefication and regasification operations, methanol operations, certain other gas processing facilities and pipeline operations, and marketing and transportation of natural gas. The company was founded in 1887 by Henry M. Ernst under the name The Ohio Oil Company. It changed its name to Marathon Oil Company in 1962. The company further changed its name to Marathon Oil Corporation in October 2001, following the spin-off of its steel and steel-related business. Marathon Oil Corporation is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
INGERSOLL-RAND COMPANY (IR)
Ingersoll-Rand Company Limited provides climate control, industrial solutions, infrastructure development, and security and safety products worldwide. The company designs, manufactures, sells, and services climate control products, such as transport temperature control units, refrigerated display merchandisers, beverage coolers, and walk-in storage coolers and freezers, as well as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems; industrial solutions, which consist of air compressors, fluid products, microturbines, and industrial tools; infrastructure products, including skid-steer loaders, mini-excavators, electric and gasoline powered golf and utility vehicles, portable compressors and light towers, road construction and repair equipment; and security and safety products that comprise locks, door closers, exit devices, door control hardware, doors and frames, decorative hardware, power-operated doors, and electronic and biometric access systems. Ingersoll-Rand Company Limited is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.
DOW JONES & COMPANY INC (DJ)
Dow Jones & Company, Inc. provides worldwide business and financial news and information through newspapers, newswires, magazines, the Internet, indexes, television, and radio. It also provides news and information of general interest to local communities through its subsidiary, Ottaway Newspapers, Inc., in the United States. In addition, the company provides news content to CNBC and radio stations in the U.S. The company's publications include The Wall Street Journal, The Asian Wall Street Journal, The Wall Street Journal Europe, Barron's, Far Eastern Economic Review, The Wall Street Journal Sunday, The Wall Street Journal Special Editions, and The Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition. The company was co-founded by Charles Henry Dow, Edward Davis Jones, and Charles Milford Bergstresser in 1882. Dow Jones & Company is based in New York City.
EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION (XOM)
Exxon Mobil Corporation operates as a petroleum and petrochemicals company. It primarily engages in the exploration, production, and sale of crude oil and natural gas; and manufacture, transportation, and sale of petroleum products. The company also manufactures and markets basic petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene, fluids, synthetic rubber, oriented polypropylene packaging films, plasticizers, synthetic lubricant basestocks, zeolite catalysts, and polypropylene plastics; and various specialty products. In addition, Exxon Mobil has interests in electric power generation facilities. Its other products include lube basestocks and petroleum specialties, such as waxes, process oils, and asphalt. The company operates approximately in 200 countries worldwide, including the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa, South America, the Middle East, and the Caspian area. Exxon Mobil is based in Irving, Texas.
DEVON ENERGY CORPORATION (DVN)
Devon Energy Corporation primarily engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas. It also acquires producing properties; transports oil, gas, and natural gas liquids (NGLs); and processes natural gas. The company operates in Permian Basin, the Mid-Continent, the Rocky Mountains, and onshore and offshore Gulf Coast, the United States; western Canadian Sedimentary Basin in Alberta and British Columbia; and in Azerbaijan, China, and Egypt, as well as in west Africa. In addition, Devon markets natural gas, crude oil, and NGLs; and constructs and operates pipelines, storage and treating facilities, and gas processing plants. As of December 31, 2004, the company's estimated proved reserves were 2,077 million barrel of oil equivalent, of which 60% were natural gas reserves, and 40% were oil and NGL reserves. It sells its gas production to various customers, including pipelines, utilities, gas marketing firms, industrial users, and local distribution companies. Devon was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
W.W. Grainger, Inc. supplies facilities maintenance and other related products in North America. The company operates in two segments, Branch-based Distribution and Lab Safety. The Branch-based Distribution businesses include Grainger Industrial Supply division; Grainger Export division; Grainger Global Sourcing division; Grainger S.A. de C.V. (Mexico); Acklands-Grainger, Inc. (Canada); Grainger Caribe, Inc. (Puerto Rico); and China Distribution. It distributes various supplies and equipment, such as material handling, safety and security, cleaning and maintenance, pumps and plumbing, electrical, lighting, ventilation, tools, metal working, fluid power, heating and air-conditioning repair, motors, and power transmissions. The Lab Safety segment markets safety and other industrial products to the U.S. and Canadian organizations. The company serves customers through a network of approximately 600 branches, 18 distribution centers, and several Web sites. W.W. Grainger, Inc. was incorporated in 1928 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.
Aon Corporation provides risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, human capital and management consulting, and specialty insurance underwriting solutions worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Risk and Insurance Brokerage Services, Consulting, and Insurance Underwriting. The Risk and Insurance Brokerage Services segment offers retail and wholesale brokerage services, affinity products, managing general underwriting, placement and captive management services, and finance services for small, mid-sized, and large companies; advisory services in program design and claim recoveries. It also offers risk identification and assessment, safety engineering, claims and loss cost management, and program administration services. The Consulting segment provides advice and services to clients for employee benefits, compensation, management consulting, communications, human resource outsourcing, and strategic human resource consulting. The Insurance Underwriting segment provides specialty insurance products, including supplemental and credit accident, health, and life insurance; extended warranty products, and select property and casualty insurance products and services. Aon Corporation was founded in 1919 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.
AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC (AMP)
Ameriprise Financial, Inc. provides financial planning, asset management, and insurance services to individuals, businesses, and institutions. It operates through two segments, Asset Accumulation and Income, and Protection. The Asset Accumulation and Income segment offers own and other companies' mutual funds, as well as own annuities and other asset accumulation and income management products and services to retail clients through financial advisor network. It also offers annuity products through outside channels, such as banks and broker-dealer networks. This segment also serves institutional clients in the separately managed account, subadvisory, and 401(k) markets. The Protection segment offers various life insurance, disability income, and brokered insurance products through financial advisor network. It also offers personal auto and home insurance products on a direct basis to retail clients principally through strategic marketing alliances. The company also operates Ameriprise Bank, FSB in Minneapolis and Phoenix, which offers a suite of products to meet clients' borrowing, cash management, and personal trust needs. The bank offers home lending program, including mortgages, home equity loans, and lines of credit through financial advisor network. The company was founded in 1894 under the name Investors Syndicate and changed its name to Investors Diversified Services, Inc. in 1949. It further changed its name to American Express Financial Corporation in 1994 and to Ameriprise Financial, Inc. in 2005. Ameriprise Financial is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
eBay, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops an Internet-based marketplace for the sale of goods and services by individuals and small businesses. The company offers an online platform through which buyers and sellers browse, buy, and sell various items, including trading cards, antiques, dolls, and housewares, as well as used cars, clothing, books and compact disks, and electronics. The eBay online service permits sellers to list items for sale, buyers to bid on items of interest, and all eBay users to browse through listed items in an automated, topically-arranged service that is available online. It also offers online payment services. The company has Web sites directed toward the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Belgium, India, Australia, New Zealand, China, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Philippines, and South Korea. eBay was founded by Pierre M. Omidyar in 1995. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California.
EMERSON ELECTRIC COMPANY (EMR)
Emerson Electric Co. engages in the design and supply of product technology, as well as in the delivery of engineering services for various industrial, commercial, and consumer markets worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Appliance and Tools. The Process Management segment provides measurement, control, and diagnostic capabilities for automated industrial processes producing items, such as oil, natural gas, and petrochemicals; food and beverages; pulp and paper; pharmaceuticals; and municipal water supplies. The Industrial Automation segment provides integrated manufacturing solutions to various industries producing products, such as motors, transmissions, alternators, fluid controls, and materials joining equipment. The Network Power segment designs, manufactures, installs, and maintains products that provide power, and environmental control and connectivity for telecommunications networks, data centers, and other applications. These products include power systems, embedded power supplies, precision cooling, inbound power systems, and connectivity with 24-hour service. The Climate Technologies segment offers products and services for residential, commercial, industrial heating and air conditioning, and commercial refrigeration. This segment also digitally controls and remotely monitors refrigeration units in grocery stores and other food distribution outlets. The Appliance and Tools segment provides a range of products and solutions, such as motors, appliances and integrated appliance solutions, and tools for home owners and professionals, as well as home and commercial storage systems. Emerson Electric distributes its products through direct sales force, a network of independent sales representatives, and independent distributors. The company was incorporated in 1890 and is based in St. Louis, Missouri.
ALLEGHENY ENERGY INC (AYE)
Allegheny Energy, Inc., through its directly and indirectly owned subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and operation of electric generation facilities, as well as in the delivery of electric and natural gas services. The company operates through two segments, Delivery and Services, and Generation and Marketing. The Delivery and Services segment operates electric and natural gas public utility systems. This segment also engages telecommunications and unregulated energy-related projects. The Generation and Marketing segment owns, operates, and controls electric generation facilities, as well as purchases and sells energy and energy-related commodities. As of December 31, 2004, this segment had 10,851 megawatts of generation capacity. Allegheny Energy offers its services to customers in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, and Ohio. The company was incorporated in 1925 and is headquartered in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
CHARLES SCHWAB CORPORATION (SCHW)
The Charles Schwab Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides securities brokerage, banking, and related financial services to individual and institutional investors primarily in the United States. It provides various asset management accounts; individual retirement accounts; 401(k) record keeping and other retirement plan services to corporations and professional organizations; 529 college savings accounts; and margin loans, as well as access to fixed income securities, and equity and debt offerings. The company also offers first mortgages, home equity lines of credit, pledged-asset mortgages, checking accounts linked to brokerage accounts, certificates of deposit, demand deposit accounts, and credit cards. In addition, it provides third-party mutual funds, including no-load mutual funds; proprietary mutual funds; and mutual fund trading and clearing services to broker-dealers. Further, the company provides custodial, trading, technology, practice management, and other support services to independent investment advisors. It also has operations in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC (GS)
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries provide investment banking, securities, and investment management services worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Investment Banking, Trading and Principal Investments, and Asset Management and Securities Services. Investment Banking segment provides financial advisory services, which include advisory assignments with respect to mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate defense activities, restructurings, and spin-offs; and underwriting services that include public offerings and private placements of equity, equity-related, and debt instruments. Trading and Principal Investments segment markets and trades interest rate and credit products, trade equities and equity-related products, mortgage-backed securities and loans, currencies and commodities, and derivatives, as well as executes and clears customer transactions on stocks, options, and futures exchanges. This segment also involves in the merchant banking investments. Asset Management and Securities Services segment offers a range of investment advice services, as well as provides brokerage, financing services, and securities lending services to mutual funds, pension funds, hedge funds, foundations, and high-net-worth individuals. The company serves institutions, such as pension funds, governmental organizations, corporations, insurance companies, and foundations and endowments, as well as high-net worth and retail investors. Goldman Sachs Group was founded in 1869 and is based in New York City.
EDISON INTERNATIONAL (EIX)
Edison International, through its subsidiary, Southern California Edison Company (SCE), supplies electric energy in central, coastal, and southern California. SCE owns and operates pressurized water nuclear units located on the California coastline between Los Angeles and San Diego; 33 hydroelectric plants located in California's Sierra Nevada, San Bernardino, and San Gabriel mountain ranges; a diesel-fueled generating plant and a hydroelectric plant located on Santa Catalina Island off the southern California coast; and coal-fueled generating units located in Clark County, Nevada. As of June 17, 2005, it served a population of approximately 13 million people via 4.6 million customer accounts. Edison International, through its indirect subsidiary Edison Mission Energy (EME), also engages in owning or leasing, operating, and selling energy from electric power generation facilities. EME conducts price risk management and energy trading activities in power markets. In addition, the company, through its other subsidiary, Edison Capital (EC), invests in energy and infrastructure projects, including power generation, electric transmission and distribution, transportation, and telecommunications worldwide. EC also has investments in housing projects located throughout the United States. Edison International was founded in 1886 and is based in Rosemead, California.
VALERO ENERGY CORPORATION (VLO)
Valero Energy Corporation operates as a refining and marketing company. It also produces a slate of gasolines, distillates, jet fuel, asphalt, petrochemicals, low-sulfur diesel fuel, and oxygenates. The company operates in two segments, Refining and Retail. The Refining segment includes refining operations, wholesale marketing, product supply and distribution, and transportation operations. This segment is segregated geographically into the Gulf Coast, Mid-Continent, West Coast, and northeast regions. As of September 22, 2005, the company owned and operated 18 refineries in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3.3 million barrels per day. The Retail segment comprises company-operated convenience stores, Canadian dealers/jobbers, truckstop facilities, cardlock facilities, and home heating oil operations. It operates approximately 4,700 retail and branded wholesale outlets in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean under various brand names, including Valero, Diamond Shamrock, Shamrock, Ultramar, and Beacon. The company was founded in 1955. It was formerly known as Valero Refining and Marketing Company and changed its name to Valero Energy Corporation in 1997. Valero Energy is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.
Manor Care, Inc. provides various health care services in the United States. Its services include nursing care, assisted living, subacute medical and rehabilitation care, rehabilitation therapy, hospice care, home health care, and management services for subacute care and rehabilitation therapy. The company through its nursing centers provides physical, speech, respiratory, and occupational therapy for patients recovering from strokes, heart attacks, orthopedic conditions, or other illnesses, injuries, or disabilities. In addition, its centers provide nutrition, social service, and housekeeping and laundry services. It also provides medical and rehabilitation programs for patients recovering from surgery, injury, or cardiovascular, respiratory, infectious, endocrine, or neurological illnesses. Manor Care provides services and facilities for Alzheimer's patients. Its hospice services focus on the physical, spiritual, and psychosocial needs of individuals facing a life-limiting illness. The home health care assists those who wish to stay at home or in assisted living residences but still require some degree of medical care or assistance with daily activities. It also provides services, such as wound care and dressing changes; infusion therapy; cardiac rehabilitation; and physical, occupational, and speech therapies. As of December 31, 2004, the company operated 279 nursing facilities and 65 assisted living facilities in 31 states. Manor Care provides rehabilitation therapy in its long-term care centers, other centers, hospitals schools, work sites, and in its 89 outpatient therapy clinics serving the midwestern and mid-Atlantic states, Texas, and Florida. In addition, the company is a majority owner in a medical transcription business, which converts medical dictation into electronically formatted patient records. Manor Care is headquartered in Toledo, Ohio.
Temple-Inland, Inc. manufactures corrugated packaging and forest products in the United States. The company produces containerboard and converts it into a line of corrugated packaging. It also manufactures bulk containers constructed of multiwall corrugated board, which are used for bulk shipments of various materials. Temple-Inland sells its corrugated packaging products to customers in the food, paper, glass containers, chemical, appliance, and plastics industries. The company manages its forest resources of approximately two million acres of timberland in Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, and Alabama; and manufactures a range of building products, including lumber, particleboard, medium density fiberboard, gypsum wallboard, and fiberboard for home construction, and repair and remodeling markets. In addition, it provides financial services in the areas of consumer and commercial banking, real estate development, and insurance. The company was organized in 1983 and is based in Austin, Texas.
AFLAC Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, sells supplemental health and life insurance in the United States and Japan. The company sells cancer plans and various types of health insurance, including accident and disability, fixed-benefit dental, personal sickness and hospital indemnity, hospital intensive care, long-term care, ordinary life, and short-term disability plans in the United States. It offers cancer plans, care plans, general medical expense plans, medical/sickness riders to its cancer plan, a living benefit life plan, ordinary life insurance plans, and annuities in Japan. AFLAC underwrites its policies individually and markets through independent agents, as well as through independent corporate agencies and individual agencies. The company was founded by brothers John, Paul, and Bill Amos in 1955. AFLAC is headquartered in Columbus, Georgia.
Big Lots, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a broadline closeout retailer in the United States. The company offers its products under four merchandising categories: consumables, home, seasonal and toys, and other. The consumables category includes food, health and beauty, plastics, paper, and pet departments. The home category includes domestics and home decor departments. Seasonal and toys category includes toys, lawn and garden, trim-a-tree, and various holiday-oriented departments. The other category primarily includes electronics, apparel, home maintenance, small appliances, and tools. As of February 3, 2007, Big Lots operated 1,375 stores in 47 states. The company was founded in 1967 and is based in Columbus, Ohio.
The Coca-Cola Company engages in manufacturing, distributing, and marketing nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups worldwide. The company also produces, markets, and distributes juices and juice drinks, as well as water products. It sells beverage concentrates and syrups to bottling and canning operators, distributors, fountain wholesalers, and fountain retailers. The company's beverage products comprise bottled and canned soft drinks and beverages, as well as concentrates, syrups, and not-ready-to-drink powder products. In addition, The Coca-Cola Company markets and distributes sports drinks, teas, coffees, and other beverage products. The company was organized in 1886 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
Raytheon Company provides defense and government electronics, technical services, and aircraft worldwide. The Integrated Defense Systems segment provides systems integration services, such as integrated air and missile defense, and maritime war-fighting solutions. Intelligence and Information Systems segment provides systems and software engineering services for national and tactical intelligence systems, as well as for homeland security and information technology (IT) solutions. It offers signal intelligence sensors and mission management systems; and integrated solutions for government IT requirements. The Missile Systems segment manufactures missiles. It operates in strike, air-to-air, naval weapon systems, kinetic energy interceptor, missile defense and directed energy, and land combat areas. The Network Centric Systems segment produces solutions for networking, command and control, battlespace awareness, and air traffic management. The Space and Airborne Systems segment provides electro-optic/infrared sensors, airborne radars, precision guidance systems, electronic warfare systems, and space-qualified systems for civil and military applications. It also develops unmanned aerial operations; electronic warfare; active electronically scanned array radars; airborne processors; weapon grade lasers; missile defense; and surveillance and reconnaissance systems. The Technical Services segment provides technical, scientific, and professional services for defense, federal, and commercial customers. Its area of operation includes system and product support solutions, depot operations, engineering support, and logistics and training systems. The Aircraft segment provides business and special mission aircraft; and jet, turboprop, and piston-powered airplanes to individual, corporate, and government. Raytheon was founded as American Appliance Company by Laurence K. Marshall, Vannevar Bush, and Charles G. Smith in 1922. The company is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.
PEPSI BOTTLING GROUP INC (PBG)
The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. engages in the manufacture, sale, and distribution of Pepsi-Cola beverages. Its beverage products include Pepsi-Cola, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Aquafina, Sierra Mist, Diet Mountain Dew, Lipton Brisk, Sobe, Starbucks Frappuccino, and Tropicana juice drinks. The company also manufactures, sells, and distributes soft drink products of companies other than PepsiCo, including Dr Pepper and Squirt, as well as under trademarks Electropura, Epura, and Garci Crespo. It sells its beverage products in 41 states and the District of Columbia in the U.S., 9 Canadian provinces, Spain, Greece, Russia, Turkey, and 23 states in Mexico. The Pepsi Bottling Group was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Somers, New York.
FPL Group, Inc., through its principal subsidiary, Florida Power & Light Company, engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electric energy principally in the state of Florida. The company produces electricity utilizing natural gas, wind, and nuclear resources. It also owns, develops, constructs, manages, and operates domestic electric-generating facilities in wholesale energy markets. FPL Group also provides fiber-optic and cable services to telecommunications companies and other customers throughout Florida. The company primarily serves residential, commercial, and industrial sectors. As of February 28, 2005, it served approximately 4.2 million customer accounts in Florida. FPL Group was incorporated in 1984 and is based in Juno Beach, Florida.
CIGNA Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides employee benefits offered through the workplace in the United States, Asia, and Europe. The company operates in two segments, Health Care, and Disability and Life. The Health Care segment offers various managed care, and indemnity products and services, including dental benefit plans; managed behavioral health care services and employee assistance programs; medical management and utilization management services; pharmacy programs and pharmaceutical fulfillment services; and disability and life insurance products. It also provides disability and life insurance products to employers, multiple employer groups, unions, government-sponsored programs, and other groups. Disability and Life segment provides long- and short-term disability insurance, disability and workers' compensation case management, group life insurance, and accident and specialty insurance products. CIGNA also offers personal accident insurance coverage, which consists primarily of accidental death and dismemberment, and travel accident insurance to employers. In addition, the company offers corporate life insurance products, which include permanent life insurance contracts sold to corporations to provide coverage on the lives of certain of their employees. Its corporate life insurance products include universal life and variable universal life policies. CIGNA also provides individual and group life, accident and health insurance, and health care products primarily in South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and Spain. As of December 31, 2004, CIGNA's medical health maintenance organizations networks included approximately 354,000 physicians and 3,100 hospitals. The company was founded in 1792 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
CITRIX SYSTEMS INC (CTXS)
Citrix Systems, Inc. engages in the design, development, and marketing of access infrastructure software, services, and appliances in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. It offers the Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite (CMAS) products, online services, and gateway appliances. The CMAS centralizes access to applications and information and enables information technology (IT) staffs to deliver, manage, monitor, and measure enterprise resources on demand. The CMAS includes a presentation server for centrally managing heterogeneous applications and delivering their functionality as a service to workers; a server for UNIX users, which enable user in heterogeneous environments to access UNIX and Java applications from any device and over any connection; and an access control center that provides, protects, and manages access to business information across public networks. The CMAS also offers MetaFrame Password Manager, which provides password security and enterprise single sign-on access to Windows, Web, and host-based applications; MetaFrame Conferencing Manager, which adds intuitive application conferencing to MetaFrame Presentation Server and enables teams to share application sessions, work together on document editing, and conduct online training; and Subscription Advantage, a software that provides subscribers with automatic delivery of software upgrades, enhancements, and maintenance releases. Citrix online services provide Web-based desktop access, training, and customer assistance products. Its access gateway products include the Citrix Access Gateway, which enables end-users to access IT resources, and Citrix Application Gateway, which delivers applications to end-users of Internet protocol telephones and mobile devices. In addition, the company offers customers consulting services, technical support services, and product training and certification services. Citrix was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Ball Corporation engages in the manufacture of metal and plastic packaging; and supply of aerospace and other technologies, and services to government and commercial customers. The company manufactures and sells aluminum, steel, and polyethylene terephthalate containers; and produces two-piece and three-piece steel food containers for packaging vegetables, fruit, soups, meat, seafood, nutritional products, pet food, and other products. It offers these products primarily to beverages and foods, and food processors in North America. The company also owns Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., which develops sensors, spacecraft, systems and components for government and commercial markets. It supplies aerospace and technologies for defense operations; civil space systems; and engages in commercial space operations. In addition, the company offers various technical services and products to government agencies, prime contractors, and commercial organizations for a range of information warfare, electronic warfare, avionics, intelligence, training, and space systems needs. It has operations worldwide, including the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado.
ROCKWELL COLLINS INC (COL)
Rockwell Collins, Inc. engages in the design, production, and support of communications and aviation electronics for military and commercial customers worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Government Systems and Commercial Systems. The Government Systems segment supplies defense communications systems and products, as well as defense electronics systems and products to the U.S. Department of Defense, other government agencies, civil agencies, defense contractors, and foreign ministries of defense. These products comprise communications systems and products, military data link systems and products, navigation systems and products, subsystems for the flight deck that combine flight operations with navigation and guidance functions, cockpit display systems, integrated computer systems for future combat systems, and simulation and training systems. The Commercial Systems segment supplies air transport aviation electronics systems and products, as well as business and regional aviation electronics systems and products to the manufacturers of commercial air transport, regional and business aircraft, commercial airlines, regional airlines, fractional jet operators, and business jet operators. These systems and products consist of flight deck electronic systems and products, such as communications, navigation, surveillance, displays and automatic flight control, and flight management systems, as well as in-flight entertainment, cabin electronics, and information management systems. The company also provides equipment repair and overhaul, service parts, field service engineering, training, technical information services, and aftermarket used equipment. Rockwell Collins was founded in 1933 and is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
ANADARKO PETROLEUM CORPORATION (APC)
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation primarily engages in the exploration, development, production, and marketing of natural gas, crude oil, condensate, and natural gas liquids (NGLs). The company's principal areas of operations are located in the United States, primarily in Texas, Louisiana, the mid-continent region and the western states, Alaska, and in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, as well as in Canada, Algeria, Venezuela, and Qatar. As of December 31, 2004, Anadarko had proved reserves of 7.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 1.1 billion barrels of crude oil, condensate, and NGLs. The company also owns and operates six gas gathering systems in its primary producing areas and purchases natural gas, crude oil, and NGLs volumes for resale. In addition, it engages in the hard minerals business through nonoperated joint ventures and royalty arrangements in various coal, trona (natural soda ash), and industrial mineral mines located on lands within and adjacent to its Land Grant holdings. The company also has exploration acreage in Tunisia, west Africa, Indonesia, off the coast of Georgia in the Black Sea, and other selected areas. Anadarko was established in 1959 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.
COOPER INDUSTRIES LTD (CBE)
Cooper Industries, Ltd. engages in the manufacture, marketing, and sale of electrical products, and tools and hardware worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Electrical Products, and Tools and Hardware. The Electrical Products segment manufactures, markets, and sells electrical and circuit protection products, including fittings, support systems, enclosures, wiring devices, plugs, receptacles, lighting fixtures, fuses, emergency lighting, fire detection systems, and security products for use in residential, commercial and industrial construction, maintenance, and repair applications. It also markets and sells products, including distribution switchgear, transformers, transformer terminations and accessories, capacitors, voltage regulators, surge arresters, and other related power systems components for use by utilities and in industry for electrical power transmission and distribution. This segment's product lines are marketed directly to original equipment manufacturers and utilities, as well as to various end users through major distributor chains, retail home centers, hardware outlets, and independent distributors. The Tools and Hardware segment manufactures, markets, and sells hand tools for industrial, construction, and consumer markets; automated assembly systems for industrial markets; and electric and pneumatic industrial power tools for general industry, primarily automotive, and aerospace manufacturers. Cooper Industries was founded in 1833 and is based in Houston, Texas.
3M Company operates as a diversified technology company. It has seven segments: Health Care; Industrial; Display and Graphics; Consumer and Office; Safety, Security, and Protection; Electro and Communications; and Transportation. Health Care segment offers medical and surgical supplies, pharmaceuticals, drug delivery systems, dental and orthodontic products, health information systems, and microbiology products. Industrial segment offers tapes, coated and nonwoven abrasives, adhesives, and supply chain execution software solutions to electronics, paper, packaging, and food and beverage markets. Display and Graphics segment provides optical film and lens solutions for electronic displays; touch screens; reflective sheeting for transportation safety; and graphics systems to traffic safety and graphics markets. Consumer and Office segment provides office supply and stationery products, construction and home improvement products, protective material products, and visual systems products to education, home improvement and maintenance, and food service markets. Safety, Security, and Protection segment offers personal protection products, safety and security products, energy control products, cleaning and protection products, and roofing granules for asphalt shingles. Electro and Communications segment offers electronic and interconnect solutions, micro interconnect systems, telecommunications products, and electrical products. Transportation segment provides components and products that are used in the manufacture, repair, and maintenance of automotive, marine, aircraft, and other vehicles. 3M sells its products directly, as well as through wholesalers, retailers, jobbers, distributors, and dealers worldwide. 3M was founded in 1902. It was formerly known as Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company and changed its name to 3M Company in 2002. 3M is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.
T. ROWE PRICE GROUP INC (TROW)
T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., a financial services holding company, provides investment advisory services to individual and institutional investors in the United States and internationally. The company manages a range of U.S. domestic and international stock, bond, and money market mutual funds; and other investment portfolios. It provides an array of mutual funds, subadvisory services, and separate account management for individual and institutional investors, retirement plans, and financial intermediaries. The company also offers various investment planning and guidance tools. In addition, it offers various administrative services as ancillary services, including mutual fund transfer agent, accounting, and shareholder services; participant recordkeeping and transfer agent services for defined contribution retirement plans investing in its sponsored mutual funds; discount brokerage; and trust services. T. Rowe Price Group was founded by Thomas Rowe Price in 1937. The company is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland.
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION (LMT)
Lockheed Martin Corporation engages in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, operation, and support of technology systems, products, and services in the United States and internationally. Its Aeronautics segment produces military aircrafts, including the F-16 multirole fighter; F/A-22 air dominance, attack, and combat aircraft; F-35 Joint Strike Fighter; C-130J tactical airlift aircraft; C-5 airlift aircraft; and the F-117 stealth fighter. The company's Electronic Systems segment offers systems for undersea, shipboard, land, and airborne applications. Its products include missiles and fire control systems; air and theater missile defense systems; surface ship and submarine combat systems; antisubmarine and undersea warfare systems; radars; platform integration systems; homeland security systems; surveillance and reconnaissance systems; security and information technology (IT) solutions; simulation and training systems; and postal automation systems. Lockheed Martin's Space Systems segment offers satellites; missile systems, such as airborne and missile defense technologies, and fleet ballistic missiles; and launch services. The company's Integrated Systems and Solutions segment develops, integrates, and manages net-centric solutions. This segment also provides technology in the areas of software and systems engineering. Its Information and Technology Services segment provides IT, IT-related, and other technology services, including IT integration and management; enterprise solutions, application development, maintenance, and consulting for strategic programs; aircraft and engine maintenance and modification services; and mission and analysis services. It also offers engineering, science, and information services; and research, development, engineering, and science in support of nuclear weapons stewardship and naval reactor programs. Lockheed Martin is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.
Exelon Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as an electric utility company. It has three segments: Energy Delivery, Generation, and Enterprises. The company's energy delivery segment engages principally in the purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity to residential, commercial, industrial, and wholesale customers in northern Illinois, southeastern Pennsylvania, and Pennsylvania counties. Its Generation segment consists of the owned and contracted for electric generating facilities and energy marketing operations of Exelon Generation Company, LLC; a 50% interest in Sithe Energies, Inc.; and a retail sales business of Exelon Energy Company. Exelon's Enterprise segment engages in the design, installation, and servicing of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning facilities for commercial and industrial customers throughout the midwest. It provides energy-related services, including performance contracting and energy management systems. In addition, it offers retail electric and gas services in Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and other areas in the midwest and northeast United States; district cooling and related services to offices and other buildings in the central business district of Chicago and in other cities in North America; local and long-distance, point-to-point voice and data communications, internet access, and enhanced data services for businesses and institutions in eastern Pennsylvania. As of August 10, 2004, Exelon distributed electricity to approximately 5.1 million customers in northern Illinois and Pennsylvania; and gas to approximately 460,000 customers in the Philadelphia area. The company was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
QUESTAR CORPORATION (STR)
Questar Corporation and its subsidiaries operate as a natural gas-focused energy company. It operates through its three subsidiaries: Questar Market Resources, Inc.; Questar Pipeline Company; and Questar Gas Company. The Questar Market Resources engages in gas and oil exploration, development, and production; gas gathering and processing; wholesale gas and oil marketing; and gas storage. The Questar Pipeline provides interstate natural gas transmission, storage, and gas-processing and treating services. As of December 31, 2005, it owned and operated approximately 488-mile line that extended from the Blanco hub in the San Juan Basin to the California state line serving approximately 794,117 sales and transportation customers. The Questar Gas distributes natural gas as a public utility in Utah, southwestern Wyoming, and a small portion of southeastern Idaho. As of above date, the company had 1,434 billion cubic feet of proved natural gas reserves. It primarily operates in Rocky Mountain region of Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado; and the Midcontinent region of Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana. The company was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.
CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE HOLDINGS (CME)
Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings, Inc. (CME Holdings) operates as a futures exchange in the United States for the trading of futures and options on futures. It offers trade futures contracts and options on futures contracts on interest rates; equity indexes; foreign exchange; and commodities, including cattle, hogs, pork bellies, lumber, weather, and dairy products. These products provide a means for hedging, speculation, and asset allocation relating to the risks associated with interest rate sensitive instruments, equity ownership, changes in the value of foreign currency, and changes in the prices of commodity products. The company offers E-mini versions of its open outcry-traded futures contracts, E-mini S&P 500, E-mini NASDAQ-100, E-mini Russell 1000, E-mini Russell 2000, E-mini S&P MidCap 400, and E-mini NASDAQ Composite. In addition, CME Holdings sells its market data, which includes information about bids, offers, trades, and trade size to banks, broker-dealers, pension funds, investment companies, mutual funds, insurance companies, individual investors, and other financial services companies or organizations. Further, the company owns and operates clearing house that clears, settles, and guarantees the performance of various transactions matched through its execution facilities; as well as provides various services, including transaction processing and position management, cross-margining and mutual offset services, market protection, and risk management; settlement, collateral, and delivery services; and investment services. CME Holdings' customers include professional traders, financial institutions, institutional and individual investors, corporations, manufacturers, producers, supranational entities, and governments. The company was organized in 1898 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
INTERNATIONA FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES INC (IFF)
International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (IFF) engages in the creation and manufacture of flavor and fragrance products worldwide. Its products are used to impart flavor or fragrance in various consumer products. The company's fragrance and flavor products comprise compounds of ingredients blended under formulas created by its perfumers and flavorists. IFF's flavor products include extracts and seasonings derived from various fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs, and spices, as well as microbiologically-derived ingredients. It offers its fragrance products principally to manufacturers of perfumes, cosmetics, toiletries, hair care products, deodorants, soaps, detergents, and hair care products; and flavor products primarily to manufacturers of prepared foods, beverages, dairy foods, pharmaceuticals, and confectionery products, as well as the food service industry. The company sells its products through its own sales force in the United States, and through agents and distributors internationally. International Flavors & Fragrances was incorporated 1909 and is headquartered in New York City.
Novell, Inc. provides data center, workgroup, and desktop solutions worldwide. It primarily offers identity management and Web services solutions, and cross-platform solutions on operating systems, such as Linux, NetWare, Windows, and Unix. The company's identity management and Web services products include applications that offer a suite of capabilities, including the secure authentication and authorization services, single sign-on, and portal and Web services application infrastructure. Its Cross-platform solutions include two operating system platforms, NetWare and SUSE LINUX, which offer an enterprise-ready approach to networking and collaboration services, including file, print, messaging, scheduling, and workspace. The company also offers identity-driven, directory-based management module, which allows customers to manage their computing environment from a single, central location. In addition, it offers various services, such as information technology consulting, training, and support services. The company sells its products, services, and solutions directly through sales force and indirectly through resellers and distributors to corporations, government entities, and educational institutions. Novell has strategic alliance with IBM, HP, Dell, Intel, Oracle, SAP, Advanced Micro Devices, Veritas, Computer Associates International, EMC, and Adobe Systems. The company was incorporated in 1983 and is headquartered Waltham, Massachusetts.
FRANKLIN RESOURCES INC (BEN)
Franklin Resources, Inc., doing business as Franklin Templeton Investments, operates as an asset management company. It operates in two segments, Investment Management and Related Services, and Banking/Finance. The Investment Management and Related Services segment provides investment management and fund administration services, and other related services, including shareholder services, transfer agency, underwriting, distribution, custodial, trustee, and other fiduciary services to open-end and closed-end investment companies, including retail mutual funds; institutional accounts; and families, individuals, and separate accounts in the United States and internationally. The Banking/Finance segment provides retail-banking and consumer lending services, including automotive lending related to the purchase, securitization, and servicing of retail installment sales contracts; consumer credit and debit cards; real estate equity lines; and home equity/mortgage lending. It offers its services to individuals, foundations, and institutions in the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, and Australia. Franklin Resources was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in San Mateo, California.
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (UTX)
United Technologies Corporation (UTC) provides products and services to the commercial and aerospace businesses worldwide. It operates in six segments: Otis, Carrier, UTC Fire & Security, Pratt and Whitney, Hamilton Sundstrand, and Sikorsky. The Otis segment provides passenger and freight elevators, as well as escalators and moving walkways to customers in the commercial and residential property industries. The Carrier segment provides heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems; commercial and transport refrigeration; food service equipment; building controls; and energy management and air quality systems. The UTC Fire & Security segment provides electronic security, fire detection and suppression, monitoring and rapid response systems and service, and security personnel services, as well as aircraft fire protection systems to commercial, industrial, aerospace, and retail customers. The Pratt and Whitney segment supplies commercial, general aviation, and military aircraft engines. It provides spare parts and aftermarket and fleet management services primarily for the engines it produces, along with power generation and space propulsion systems. The Hamilton Sundstrand segment offers aerospace products and aftermarket services, including power generation, management, and distribution systems; flight, engine, and environmental control systems; auxiliary power units and propeller systems; and industrial products, including air compressors, metering devices, fluid handling equipment, and gear drives. The Sikorsky segment manufactures military and commercial helicopters. Its aftermarket services include spare parts sales, overhaul and repair services, maintenance contracts, and logistics support programs for helicopters and other aircraft. The company also engages in fuel cell production and development for commercial, transportation, and space applications. UTC was incorporated in 1934 and is headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut.
UNION PACIFIC CORPORATION (UNP)
Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, provides rail transportation services in North America. The company has approximately 33,000 route miles linking Pacific Coast and Gulf Coast ports with the Midwest and eastern United States gateways, and provides various north/south corridors to Mexican gateways. It provides transportation services mainly for commodities, which include agricultural products, automotive, chemicals, coal, and industrial products, as well as international traffic for steamship customers. Union Pacific was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.
Pall Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and marketing of filtration and separation products and systems worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Medical, BioPharmaceuticals, General Industrial, Aerospace, and Microelectronics. The Medical segment sells disposable blood filtration and cardiovascular filtration products primarily to blood centers and hospitals. It also offers products used in research laboratories in drug discovery, gene manipulation, and proteomics applications. The BioPharmaceuticals segment sells separation systems and disposable filters primarily to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. It also provides filtration solutions for each stage of drug development through drug production. The General Industrial segment sells filters, coalescers, and separation systems for hydraulic, fuel, and lubrication systems on mechanical equipment, as well as to producers of oil, gas, electricity, chemicals, food and beverages, municipal, and industrial water and paper. The Aerospace segment offers filtration and fluid monitoring equipment to the aerospace industry for use in commercial and military aircraft, including hydraulic, lubrication, and fuel filters; coalescers to remove water from fuel; and filters to remove viruses from aircraft cabin air and filter monitoring systems. The Microelectronics segment offers disposable filtration products to producers of semiconductors, computer terminals, fiber optics, disk drives, displays, and photographic film. The company was founded in 1946 by David B. Pall under the name Micro Metallic Company and changed its name to Pall Corporation in 1957. Pall Corporation is headquartered in East Hills, New York.
GILEAD SCIENCES INC (GILD)
Gilead Sciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of therapeutics for patients suffering from life-threatening diseases primarily in North America, Europe, and Australia. It focuses its research and clinical programs on anti-infectives. The company's products include Viread, Emtriva, and Truvada, which are used for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus infection in adults; AmBisome, an antifungal agent to treat serious invasive fungal infections caused by various fungal species; Hepsera, which is used for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B infection; Vistide, used for the treatment of cytomegalovirus retinitis; and DaunoXome, a liposomal formulation of the anticancer agent daunorubicin, for the treatment of AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma. Its products also comprise Tamiflu, which is used for the prevention and treatment of influenza; and Macugen, for the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Gilead sells its products primarily through wholesalers and distributors. The company has collaborative relationships with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; EyeTech Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Fujisawa Healthcare, Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline; Japan Tobacco, Inc.; Pfizer, Inc.; F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd.; and Sumitomo Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. Gilead was founded by Michael Riordan in 1987. The company is headquartered in Foster City, California.
ALTERA CORPORATION (ALTR)
Altera Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of programmable logic devices; hardcopy devices; predefined design building blocks; and associated development tools. The company's communications applications/products include routers, switches, access systems, metropolitan area networks, optical networks, cellular base stations, and wireless local area networks. Its computer and storage applications/products include mainframes, servers, copiers, multifunction peripherals, printers, redundant array of inexpensive disks systems, and storage area networks. Its consumer applications/products include studio editing, satellite equipment, broadcasting equipment, audio/video systems, video display systems, and televisions. The company's industrial applications/products include car entertainment systems, navigation systems, manufacturing systems, medical diagnostic systems, test equipment, guidance and control, radar systems, secure communications, automatic teller machines, card readers, and energy management systems. The company also offers proprietary development tools, consisting primarily of the Quartus II software, which enables customers to complete all necessary programmable logic devices design steps. Its tools facilitate design entry, design compilation, design verification, and device programming during the initial design and subsequent design revisions. The company markets its products through a network of third-party distributors, independent sales representatives, and direct sales personnel worldwide. Altera was co-founded by Robert Hartmann, Michael Magranet, Paul Newhagen, and Jim Sansbury in 1983. Altera Corporation is headquartered in San Jose, California.
CVS Corporation operates retail drugstores in the United States. It offers prescription drugs, as well as general merchandise, including over-the-counter drugs, beauty products and cosmetics, film and photofinishing services, seasonal merchandise, greeting cards, and convenience foods. The company sells its products through CVS/pharmacy retail stores and online through CVS.com. It also provides pharmacy benefit management, mail order services, and specialty pharmacy services. As of October 1, 2005, the company operated 5,461 retail and specialty pharmacy stores in the United States. CVS Corporation was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC (VZ)
Verizon Communications, Inc. provides broadband and other communication services to wireline and wireless customers in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Domestic Telecom, Domestic Wireless, and Information Services. The Domestic Telecom segment provides local telephone services, including voice and data transport, enhanced and custom calling features, network access, directory assistance, private lines, public telephones, digital channel service, and integrated services digital network. It also provides long distance services, customer premises equipment distribution, data solutions and systems integration, Internet access services, and inventory management services. The Domestic Wireless segment offers wireless voice and data services, as well as sells related equipment. The Information Services segment engages in print and online directory publishing, as well as provision of content for electronic communications products and services, and Web site creation services. The company also provides voice switching/processing services, end-user networking services, personal computer-based conferencing, internetworking, data transmission, network integration services, and network monitoring services. Verizon provides communication services to approximately 49.3 million voice and data customers in 28 states. Its international presence includes wireline and wireless communications operations and investments, primarily in the Americas and Europe. In addition, Verizon has teamed up with Yahoo! Inc. to launch a high-speed Internet service. The company was incorporated in 1983 under the name Bell Atlantic Corporation. It changed its name to Verizon Communications, Inc. in 2000. Verizon is based in New York City.
The Kroger Co. and its subsidiaries operate in the retail business through supermarkets in the United States. The company operates three formats of supermarkets: combination food and drug stores (combo stores), multi department stores, and price impact warehouse stores. The combo stores primarily operate as food stores and provide pharmacies, general merchandise, pet centers, and perishables, such as seafood and organic produce. Multi department stores offer general merchandise items, such as apparel, home fashion and furnishings, electronics, automotive, toys, and fine jewelry along with the product categories offered at combo stores. The combo and multi department stores also have fuel centers. Price impact warehouse stores feature beauty care, health, and grocery items, such as meat, dairy, baked goods, and fresh produce. The company manufactures and processes food items under its corporate brand names, for sale in its supermarkets. In addition, it operates fine jewelry stores and convenience stores, which offer an assortment of staple food items and general merchandise. As of January 29, 2005, Kroger Co operated 2,532 supermarkets, 536 of which had fuel centers. In addition to supermarkets, it also operated 795 convenience stores and 436 fine jewelry stores. Kroger Co. was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.
ORACLE CORPORATION (ORCL)
Oracle Corporation engages in the development, manufacture, marketing, distribution, and servicing of computer software that enables organizations manage their businesses worldwide. It offers database and middleware software, and applications software. Database software and middle ware software is used for developing and deploying applications on the Internet and on corporate Intranets, and includes database management software, application server software, development tools, data hubs, and collaboration software. Applications software is used to automate business processes and to provide business intelligence for financials, projects, marketing, sales, order management, procurement, supply chain, manufacturing, service, and human resources. The company also offers software license updates and product support, and other services, including consulting, advanced product services, and education. The company's consulting services provide the design, implementation, deployment, upgrade, and migration services for its database technology and applications software. Its advanced product services consist of Oracle On Demand and advanced product support services. Its Oracle On Demand offers various services, including hosting, monitoring, administration, up gradation, and maintenance of database, middleware, and applications software. Its advanced product support services assist customers in configuration and performance analysis, personalized support, and annual on-site technical services. In addition, the company provides training to customers and partners. In the United States, the company markets its products and services primarily through its own direct sales and service organization, and internationally through the companies that are members of the Oracle Partner Network. The company was founded by Lawrence J. Ellison in 1977 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.
HERCULES INCORPORATED (HPC)
Hercules Incorporated engages in the manufacture and marketing of specialty chemicals and related services for business, consumer, and industrial applications. It operates through two segments, Performance Products segment and Engineered Materials and Additives segment. The Performance Products segment comprises two divisions, Pulp and Paper, and Aqualon. The Pulp and Paper division supplies functional, process, and water management chemicals for the pulp and paper industry. The Aqualon division offers water-soluble polymers, which are used as thickeners, emulsifiers and stabilizers for water-based paints, oil and gas exploration, building materials, and personal care products. The Engineered Materials and Additives segment comprises two divisions, FiberVisions and Pinova. The FiberVisions division manufactures polyolefin staple fibers used in disposable products like diapers and wipes. It produces monocomponent polypropylene fibers and bicomponent fibers consisting of a polypropylene core and a polyethylene sheath. In addition, it produces olefin fiber and yarn for the industrial and textile markets used in concrete and asphalt, wipes, upholstery and automotive fabrics, geotextiles, and filtration. The Pinova division manufactures wood and gum rosin resins and terpene specialties. It also produces pale wood rosin derivatives. The company's products are used in adhesives, rubber and plastic modifiers, food and beverages, flavor and fragrances, and construction specialties. Hercules was formed in 1912 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware.
BANK OF NEW YORK COMPANY INC (BK)
The Bank of New York Company, Inc., through its principal subsidiary, The Bank of New York, provides various financial products and services to financial institutions, corporations, government entities, endowments, and foundations worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Servicing and Fiduciary, Corporate Banking, Retail Banking, and Financial Markets. The Servicing and Fiduciary segment includes securities servicing, global payment services, private client services, and asset management. The Corporate Banking segment provides lending and credit-related services to public and private financial institutions and corporations, as well as to public and private mid-size businesses in the New York metropolitan area. The Retail Banking segment includes retail deposit services, branch banking, and consumer and residential mortgage lending. The company operated 341 branches and 375 automated teller machines in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, as of March 31, 2005. The Financial Markets segment includes trading of foreign exchange and interest rate risk management products, investing and leasing activities, and treasury services to other segments. The company is headquartered in New York City.
Loews Corporation, a holding company, engages in the provision of commercial property and casualty insurance; production and sale of cigarettes; operation of hotels; operation of offshore oil and gas drilling rigs; operation of interstate natural gas transmission pipeline systems; and the distribution and sale of watches and clocks. In the property and casualty business, the company operates in two segments, Standard Lines and Specialty Lines. Standard Lines segment includes standard property and casualty coverages that are sold to small and middle market commercial businesses; and excess and surplus lines, as well as insurance and risk management products that are sold to large corporations in the U.S. and internationally. Specialty Lines segment provides professional, financial, and specialty property and casualty products and services. The company markets its cigarettes under the Newport, Kent, True, Maverick, and Old Gold brand names primarily in the United States; owns and operates 20 hotels, 18 of which are in the United States and 2 are in Canada; and operates 45 offshore drilling rigs primarily in Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, and Mexico. These drilling rigs are chartered on a contract basis by companies engaged in exploration and production of hydrocarbons. Loews also operates interstate natural gas pipeline systems. It owns and operates a 5,900-mile natural gas pipeline system that transports natural gas originating in the Louisiana Gulf Coast and east Texas, and running north and east through Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio. The company also owns and operates an 8,000-mile interstate natural gas pipeline, gathering, and storage system in the states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and northern Florida. In addition, Loews offers a collection of watches and clocks primarily under Bulova, Accutron, Caravelle, and Wittnauer brand names to customers worldwide. Loews Corporation is based in New York City.
PEABODY ENERGY CORPORATION (BTU)
Peabody Energy Corporation operates as the private sector coal company worldwide. It also markets, brokerages, and trades coal. The company's energy related businesses include the development of mine-mouth coal-fueled generating plants; and management of coal reserve and real estate holdings, coalbed methane production, and transportation services. As of December 31, 2004, Peabody Energy owned and operated 32 mines in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and West Virginia in the United States; and 4 in Queensland, Australia. As of same date, it had approximately 9.3 billion tons of proven and probable coal reserves, as well as approximately 300 million tons of coal reserves in Powder River Basin. The company was founded in 1883 and is based in St. Louis, Missouri.
NORTHERN TRUST CORPORATION (NTRS)
Northern Trust Corporation operates as the holding company of The Northern Trust Company (bank). It provides investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions for corporations, institutions, and individuals worldwide. As of December 31, 2003, the bank operated 18 banking offices in the Chicago area. The company also owns national bank subsidiaries; a federal savings bank; trust companies, and various other nonbank subsidiaries, including an investment management company; a securities brokerage firm; and an institutional investment management company. The company operates in two units, Personal Financial Services (PFS) and Corporate and Institutional Services (C&IS). C&IS unit offers investment asset administration and related services to corporate and public entity retirement funds, foundation and endowment clients, fund managers, insurance companies, and government funds, as well as provides a range of commercial banking and treasury management services. PFS unit provides personal trust, custody and investment management services, individual retirement accounts, guardianship, estate administration, and residential real estate mortgage lending. The company provides investment management and related services and products to domestic and international clients of C&IS and PFS. Northern Trust Corporation is based in Chicago, Illinois.
CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORPORATION (CHK)
Chesapeake Energy Corporation engages in the acquisition, development, exploration, production, and marketing of oil and natural gas in the United States. It primarily operates in the mid continent region of the United States, which includes Oklahoma, western Arkansas, southwestern Kansas, and the Texas Panhandle. The company also has operations in the Permian Basin of western Texas and eastern New Mexico, in the Ark-La-Tex basin of eastern Texas and northern Louisiana, and in the south Texas and Texas Gulf coast regions. As of December 31, 2004, the company'S estimated proved reserves were 4.9 trillion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent and owned interests in approximately 19,800 producing wells. The company was co-founded by Aubrey K. McClendon and Tom L. Ward in 1989. Chesapeake is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL INC (PRU)
Prudential Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries provides financial products and services. It operates through seven segments: Individual Life and Annuities, Group Insurance, Asset Management, Financial Advisory, Retirement, International Insurance, and International Investments. The Individual Life and Annuities segment manufactures and distributes individual variable life, term life, universal life and nonparticipating whole life insurance, and variable and fixed annuity products to the United States mass market and mass affluent market. The Group Insurance segment manufactures and distributes group life, long-term and short-term group disability, long-term care, and corporate- and trust-owned life insurance in the United States to institutional clients. The Asset Management segment provides investment management and advisory services, mutual funds, and other structured products to the public and private marketplace. The Financial Advisory segment provides securities brokerage and financial advisory services to individuals and businesses, as well as equity sales, trading, and research operations. The Retirement segment provides retirement-plan products and services to public, private, and not-for-profit organizations. Its products and services include recordkeeping, plan administration, actuarial advisory services, tailored participant education and communication services, trustee services, institutional investment funds, and retail investment funds. The International Insurance segment manufactures and distributes individual life insurance products to the mass affluent and affluent markets in Japan, Korea, and other foreign countries through life planners. The International Investments segment offers proprietary and nonproprietary asset management, investment advice, and product choice services to high net worth and mass affluent retail clients and institutional clients in international markets. The company is headquartered in Newark, New Jersey.
Caterpillar, Inc. manufactures construction and mining equipment; diesel and natural gas engines; and industrial gas turbines. It operates its business in Machinery, Engines, and Financial Products lines. Machinery line involves in the design, manufacture, marketing, and sale of construction, mining, and forestry machinery, such as track and wheel tractors, track and wheel loaders, pipelayers, motor graders, wheel tractor-scrapers, track and wheel excavators, backhoe loaders, log skidders, log loaders, off-highway trucks, articulated trucks, paving products, telescopic handlers, skid steer loaders, and related parts. It also offers logistics services for other companies. Engines line offers engines for the company's machinery; electric power generation systems; on-highway vehicles and locomotives; marine, petroleum, construction, industrial, agricultural, and other applications; and related parts. Financial Products line provides a range of retail financing alternatives to customers and dealers for Caterpillar machinery and engines, solar gas turbines, as well as other equipment and marine vessels. The company also offers various forms of insurance to customers and dealers to help support the purchase and lease of equipment, as well as invests in independent power projects using Caterpillar power generation equipment and services. It markets its products through various distribution centers and dealers in the United States and worldwide. The company was formed as Caterpillar Tractor Co. in 1925 and changed its name to Caterpillar, Inc. in 1986. Caterpillar, Inc. is headquartered in Peoria, Illinois.
HUDSON CITY BANCORP INC (HCBK)
Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for Hudson City Savings Bank, which is a community and customer-oriented retail savings bank. It offers traditional deposit products, residential real estate mortgage loans, and consumer loans. The bank's deposit products include passbook and statement savings accounts, NOW accounts, checking accounts, money market accounts, and time deposits, as well as IRA accounts and qualified retirement plans. Its loan portfolio primarily consists of one- to four-family residential first mortgage loans. The bank also provides consumer and other loans, which primarily consist of fixed-rate second mortgage loans and home equity credit lines. In addition, it purchases mortgages, mortgage-backed securities, securities issued by the U.S. government and agencies, and other investments. As of February 28, the bank had approximately 84 branch offices in New Jersey, as well as one branch office in Suffolk County, New York. The company was founded in 1868 and is based in Paramus, New Jersey.
MERCK & COMPANY INC (MRK)
Merck & Co., Inc. engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and marketing of a range of products to improve human and animal health. The company's products consist of therapeutic and preventive agents, sold by prescription, for the treatment and prevention of human disorders. It offers atherosclerosis products, which include Zocor; hypertension/heart failure products, including Cozaar, Hyzaar, and Vasotec; anti-inflammatory/analgesics, agents that specifically inhibit the COX-2 enzyme, which is responsible for pain and inflammation; an osteoporosis product, Fosamax, for treatment and prevention of osteoporosis; a respiratory product, Singulair, a leukotriene receptor antagonist for treatment of asthma and for relief of symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis; vaccines/biologicals, a live virus vaccine of chickenpox and hepatitis B vaccine; anti-bacterial/anti-fungal products, which include Primaxin, Cancidas, and Invanz; a urology product, Proscar, for treatment of symptomatic benign prostate enlargement; and HIV products, including Stocrin and Crixivan for the treatment of human immunodeficiency viral infection in adults. Its other products include Maxalt, for the treatment of acute migraine headaches in adults; and Propecia, for the treatment of male pattern hair loss. Merck & Co. has a collaboration agreement with Celera Diagnostics to develop treatments for Alzheimer's disease; and with Foxhollow Technologies, Inc. to focus on analyzing atherosclerotic plaque removed from patient arteries as a means of identifying biomarkers of atherosclerotic disease progression for use in the development of cardiovascular compounds. The company sells its products to drug wholesalers and retailers; hospitals; clinics; government agencies; and managed health care providers, such as health maintenance organizations and other institutions through its professional representatives. Merck & Co. was established in 1891 and is headquartered in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey.
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC (ITW)
Illinois Tool Works, Inc. engages in the design, production, and manufacture of engineered products and specialty systems worldwide. It operates in three segments: Engineered Products, Specialty Systems, and Leasing and Investments. The Engineered Products segment offers plastic and metal components and fasteners, such as metal fasteners, fastening tools, and metal plate connecting components; laminate products; and plastic fasteners. It also offers specialty products for reclosable packaging; swabs, wipes, and mats; hand wipes; chemical fluids; adhesives; epoxy and resin-based coating products; components for industrial machines; and manual and power operated chucking equipment. Specialty Systems segment provides machinery and related consumables that include industrial packaging equipment, and plastic and steel strapping for bundling and shipment of various products; welding equipment and metal consumables; equipment and plastic consumables that multipack cans and bottles; plastic stretch film and related packaging equipment; paper and plastic products; marking tools and inks; and foil and film and related equipment. It also offers specialty equipment, such as dishwashers, refrigerators, mixers, ovens, food slicers, and specialty scales; paint spray equipment; static control equipment; wheel balancing and tire uniformity equipment; and airport ground power generators. The Leasing and Investments segment makes investments in mortgage entities; leases of telecommunications, aircraft, air traffic control, and other equipment; and properties. The company offers its products primarily to commercial and residential construction industries; pharmaceutical industries; furniture markets; and electronics applications markets. It also offers its products for automotive, appliance, and general industrial applications, as well as for consumer food applications and military applications. Illinois Tool Works was founded in 1912 and is based in Glenview, Illinois.
MetLife, Inc. and its subsidiaries provide insurance and other financial services to individual and institutional customers worldwide. It offers life insurance, annuities, automobile, and homeowner's insurance; and retail banking services to individuals, as well as group insurance, reinsurance, and retirement and savings products and services. The company operates through five segments: Institutional, Individual, Auto and Home, International, and Reinsurance. The Institutional segment offers a range of group insurance products, such as group life insurance; nonmedical health insurance products, including accidental death and dismemberment, long-term care, short- and long-term disability, and dental insurance; and related administrative services, as well as provides retirement and savings products and services, including an array of annuity and investment products; and administrative and investment services to corporations and other institutions. The Individual segment offers various protection and asset accumulation products, including insurance products, such as traditional, universal, and variable life insurance; and variable and fixed annuities, mutual funds, and securities. The Auto and Home segment offers auto insurance, including both standard and nonstandard private passenger; homeowner's, renters, condominium, and dwelling insurance; and other personal insurance, including umbrella, recreational vehicles, and boat owners. The International segment provides life insurance, accident and health insurance, annuities, and retirement and savings products to both individuals and groups. The Reinsurance segment primarily offers traditional life and critical illness reinsurance; and financial reinsurance. The company operates primarily in the United States, as well as in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, and Uruguay. MetLife was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in New York City.
Intel Corporation operates as a semiconductor chip maker that supplies technology solutions for the computing and communications industries. The company's products include microprocessors; chipsets; motherboards; flash memory; communications infrastructure components, including network and embedded processors; wired and wireless connectivity products; products for networked storage; application processors; and cellular baseband chipsets. It sells its products to original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers who manufacture computer systems, cellular handsets and handheld computing devices, and telecommunications and networking communications equipment. Intel's customers also include personal computer and network communications products users, including individuals, large and small businesses, and service providers, as well as manufacturers of a range of industrial and communications equipment. It markets its products primarily in Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Japan. The company has a strategic alliance with Alcatel to develop mobile WiMAX solutions. Intel Corporation was founded in 1968 and is based in Santa Clara, California.
ITT Industries, Inc. engages in the design and manufacture of engineered products, as well as in the provision of related services. It operates in four segments: Fluid Technology, Defense Electronics and Services, Motion and Flow Control, and Electronic Components. The Fluid Technology segment offers fluid systems and solutions for the water, wastewater, treatment, building trades, industrial and process, and biopharm markets. It offers various pumps, mixers, heat exchangers, valves, controls, and treatment systems for municipal, industrial, residential, agricultural, and commercial applications. The Defense Electronics and Services segment provides systems integration, communications, engineering, and technical support solutions; and research, technologies, and engineering support services to government, industrial, and commercial customers. It also provides defense electronics, such as wireless networking systems for tactical communications; night vision equipment; electronic warfare technologies for military aircraft; and military and civilian air traffic control systems, and air defense radars. The Motion and Flow Control segment offers engineered tubing systems for use in braking systems, fuel supply, and other fluid transfer applications; friction pads and backplates for braking applications on vehicles; pumps and related products for the leisure marine markets; and valves, actuators, and switches for the commercial, military, and general aviation markets. The Electronic Components segment provides connectors, interconnects, cable assemblies, keypads, switches, panel switch assemblies, I/O card kits, and smart card systems for communications, industrial, transportation, military/aerospace, commercial aircraft, computer, and consumer uses. The company offers its products and services in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America, and the Asia Pacific. ITT Industries was incorporated in 1920 and is headquartered in White Plains, New York.
El Paso Corporation provides natural gas and related products in North America. The company conducts both regulated and nonregulated operations through five segments: Pipelines, Production, Marketing and Trading, Power, and Field Services. The Pipelines segment owns or has interests in approximately 56,000 miles of pipeline and approximately 420 billion cubic feet of storage capacity, providing customers with interstate natural gas transmission and storage services. The Production segment had interests in approximately 3.6 million net developed and undeveloped acres; and approximately 2.2 trillion cubic feet of natural gas equivalents of proved natural gas and oil reserves worldwide, as of December 31, 2004. The Marketing and Trading segment markets its natural gas and oil production. The Power segment owns and operates international and domestic power generation facilities, as well as the restructured power contracts. The Field Services segment conducts midstream activities, which include gathering and processing of natural gas for natural gas producers, primarily in the south Louisiana production area. El Paso was founded in 1928. It was formerly known as El Paso Natural Gas Company and changed its name to El Paso Corporation in 2001. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
AT&T, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides telecommunication services in the United States and internationally. It provides Internet protocol (IP)-based communications services for businesses, including a portfolio of virtual private network, voice over IP, and other offerings. The company also provides hosting solutions and supporting services for small, medium, and enterprise businesses, including shared, managed and server collocation, and enhanced services. Its services also include Web services, Web site acceleration, caching, content distribution, streaming, enterprise messaging, and uninterrupted access to critical data and applications. In addition, the company provides broadband DSL, and long distance and local voice services; network integration and consulting; contact management services; directory publishing and advertising services; data and managed data services; wireless voice and data services; and a range of conferencing solutions for businesses, including audio conferencing, videoconferencing, and Web conferencing. The company was founded in 1983. It was formerly known as Southwestern Bell Corp. and changed its name to SBC Communications, Inc. in 1995. Further, the company changed its name to AT&T, Inc. in November 2005, subsequent to the acquisition of AT&T Corp. The company is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.
ALLTEL Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides wireless and wireline local, long-distance, network access, and Internet services in the United States. The company provides various voice features along with its wireless calling plans, including call waiting, call forwarding, caller identification, three-way calling, no-answer transfer, directory assistance call completion, and voicemail. The company also publishes telephone directories for affiliates and other independent telephone companies. In addition, it provides billing, customer care, and other data processing and outsourcing services to telecommunications companies. As of December 31, 2004, the company provided wireless communications service to approximately 8.6 million customers, paging service to approximately 22,000 customers, and local telephone service to 3.0 million customers. The company sells its wireless products and services through its retail stores, retail kiosks, dealers, and direct sales representatives. ALLTEL was founded in 1943 and is based in Little Rock, Arkansas.
ProLogis operates as a real estate investment trust in the United States. It owns, operates, and develops industrial distribution properties in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company operates through two segments, Property Operations and Corporate Distribution Facilities Services. The Property Operations segment involves in the ownership, management, and leasing of industrial distribution properties, either directly or through investments in unconsolidated property funds in which ProLogis has an ownership interest and acts as manager. As of June 6, 2005, the segment had 2,043 distribution facilities owned, managed, and under development in 75 markets. The Corporate Distribution Facilities Services segment involves in the development, acquisition, rehabilitation, acquisition, and repositioning of industrial distribution properties. 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. ProLogis was founded as Security Capital Industrial Trust in 1991 and changed its name to ProLogis Trust in 1998. Subsequently, it changed its name to ProLogis. The company is headquartered in Aurora, Colorado.
COVENTRY HEALTH CARE INC (CVH)
Coventry Health Care, Inc. operates as a managed health care company. It offers a range of commercial risk products, such as health maintenance organization products, preferred provider organizations, and point of service products, workers' compensation, and network rental to a cross section of employer and government-funded groups, government agencies, and other insurance carriers and administrators. The company also provides management services, such as network management, claims processing, utilization review, and quality assurance; and access to its provider networks to employers that self-insure their employee health benefits. In addition, it offers risk products, such as Medicare and managed Medicaid programs in selected markets; as well as rents network of providers, including claims repricing and utilization review to other managed care plans or nonrisk employers assuming no underwriting risk. The company markets its products and services through its own sales staff and a network of independent brokers and agents in approximately 15 markets. It operates in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and southeast United States. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.
Allergan, Inc. engages in the development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products for the ophthalmic, neurological, dermatological, and other markets. It engages in pharmaceutical research related to disease areas, such as glaucoma, retinal disease, dry eye, psoriasis, acne, and movement disorders. The company also offers aesthetic-related pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter products. Allergan offers prescription and nonprescription products to treat diseases and disorders of the eye, including glaucoma, dry eye, inflammation, infection, and allergy. Its glaucoma treatment products include Alphagan and Alphagan P, a brimonidine tartrate ophthalmic solution; Lumigan, a bimatoprost ophthalmic solution; and Restasis, a cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion. Its ophthalmic anti-inflammatory products include Acular and Acular LS, as well as Pred Forte, a topical steroid. The company's ophthalmic infection treatment products include Ocuflox, Oflox, Zymar, and Exocin. It offers Alocril and Elestat ophthalmic solutions for the treatment of itch associated with allergic conjunctivitis. The company's neuromodulator product, Botox, is used therapeutically in the treatment of neuromuscular disorders. Allergan's skin care products include Tazorac gel for the treatment of plaque psoriasis; Azelex cream used in the topical treatment of mild to moderate inflammatory acne; Avage, a tazarotene cream indicated for the treatment of facial fine wrinkling, mottled hypo and hyperpigmentation, and benign facial lentigines; Prevagetm, an antioxidant cream, that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as provides protection against sun damage, air pollution, and cigarette smoke; and glycolic acid-based products. Allegran, Inc. has a strategic research collaboration agreement with ExonHit Therapeutics to identify new molecular targets based on ExonHits' gene profiling DATAS technology. Allegran was incorporated in 1948 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.
GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION (GM)
General Motors Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of cars and light trucks worldwide. It operates through Automotive, and Financing and Insurance Operations (FIO) segments. The Automotive segment designs, manufactures, and markets passenger cars, trucks, and locomotives, as well as related parts and accessories. The company offers its vehicles primarily under the brands Chevrolet, Pontiac, GMC, Oldsmobile, Buick, Cadillac, Saturn, and HUMMER. The FIO segment provides a range of financial services, including consumer vehicle financing; full service leasing and fleet leasing; dealer financing; car and truck extended service contracts; residential and commercial mortgage services; vehicle and homeowners' insurance; and asset-based lending. The company's automotive-related products are marketed through retail dealers and distributors primarily in the United States, Canada, and Mexico; and through distributors and dealers overseas. The company has partnerships with Fiat Auto SpA of Italy; DaimlerChrysler AG of Germany; and Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd., Isuzu Motors, Ltd., and Suzuki Motor Corp. of Japan. General Motors was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan.
FEDERATED INVESTORS INC (FII)
Federated Investors Inc. is a publicly owned investment manager with approximately $205 billion in assets under management. The firm provides its services to individuals, banking or thrift institutions, investment companies, pension and profit sharing plans, pooled investment vehicles, charitable organizations, state or municipal government entities, and registered investment advisors. Through its subsidiaries, it manages separate client-focused equity, fixed income, and money market mutual funds; and separate client-focused equity, fixed income, and balanced portfolios. The firm invests in the public equity and fixed income markets across the globe. It typically employs a fundamental and a quantitative analysis to make its equity investments in growth and value stocks of small-cap, mid-cap, and large-cap companies. The firm also makes sector-focused equity investments. It makes its fixed income investments in ultra-short, short-term, and intermediate-term securities. Federated Investors was founded in 1955 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
THE DIRECTV GROUP INC (DTV)
DirecTV Group, Inc. provides digital television entertainment in the United States and Latin America. It operates through three segments: DIRECTV U.S., DIRECTV Latin America, and Network Systems. The DIRECTV U.S. segment provides direct-to-home digital television services and multichannel video programming distribution via satellite to residential and commercial customers in the United States. It also offers professional and collegiate sports programming. As of December 31, 2004, DIRECTV U.S. segment had approximately 13.9 million subscribers. The DIRECTV Latin America segment provides direct-to-home digital television services via satellite to residential and commercial customers throughout Latin America. As of the above date, it had approximately 1.6 million subscribers. The Network Systems segment provides satellite-based private business networks, or VSAT, and consumer broadband Internet access. The company was formerly known as Hughes Electronics Corporation and changed its name to The DIRECTV Group, Inc. in March 2004. DirecTV Group was incorporated in Delaware in 1977 and is based in El Segundo, California.
PLUM CREEK TIMBER COMPANY INC (PCL)
Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust that owns and manages timber lands in the United States. The company engages in the sale and management of timberlands, and the sale of nonstrategic timberlands. It also produces a line of softwood lumber products, including common and select boards, studs, edge-glued boards, and finger-jointed studs. These products are targeted to domestic lumber retailers, such as retail home centers, for use in repair and remodeling projects. These products are also sold to stocking distributors for use in home construction. In addition, the company engages in the natural resource businesses that focus on opportunities relating to mineral extraction, natural gas production, and communication and transportation rights of way. As of December 31, 2004, the company owned and managed approximately 7.8 million acres of timberlands in the northwest, southern, and northeast United States, as well as owned and operated 10 wood product conversion facilities in the northwest United States. Plum Creek was formed in 1989 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
Avon Products, Inc. engages in the manufacture and marketing of beauty and related products for women primarily in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Its products are classified into three product categories: Beauty, which consists of cosmetics, fragrances, skin care, and toiletries; Beauty Plus, which includes fashion jewelry, watches, apparel, and accessories; and Beyond Beauty, which comprises home products, gift and decorative products, candles, and toys. Avon product lines include various brand names, such as Avon Color, Anew, Skin-So-Soft, Advance Techniques Hair Care, Avon Naturals, Mark, and Avon Wellness. The company sells its products principally through direct selling channel, as well as through its consumer Web site, www.avon.com. Avon was founded by David H. McConnell in 1886 under the name California Perfume Company. It changed its name to Avon Products, Inc. in 1939. The company is based in New York City.
The Boeing Company operates in the aerospace industry worldwide. It has four segments: Commercial Airplanes, Integrated Defense Systems (IDS), Boeing Capital Corporation (BCC), and Other. The Commercial Airplanes segment develops, produces, and markets commercial jet aircraft, as well as provides related support services primarily to the commercial airline industry. This segment's family of commercial jet aircraft includes the 717 and 737 narrow-body models, as well as the 747, 767, 777, and 787 wide-body models. The IDS segment involves in the research, development, production, modification, and support of military aircraft, helicopters and missiles, space systems, missile defense systems, satellites and satellite launching vehicles, rocket engines, and information and battle management systems. The BCC segment facilitates, arranges, structures, and/or provides selective financing solutions. The Other segment provides two-way broadband data communications service to commercial airlines and their passengers. The Boeing Company was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
EOG Resources, Inc. operates as an independent oil and natural gas company in the United States. The company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, production, and marketing of natural gas and crude oil primarily in the United States, Canada, offshore Trinidad, and the United Kingdom North Sea. As of December 31, 2004, the company's total estimated net proven reserves were 5,647 billion cubic feet equivalent of which natural gas reserves were 5,047 billion cubic feet; and crude oil, condensate, and natural gas liquids reserves were 100 million barrels. EOG Resources was organized in 1985. It was formerly known as Enron Oil & Gas Company and changed its name to EOG Resources, Inc. in 1999. EOG is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
DANAHER CORPORATION (DHR)
Danaher Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of industrial and consumer products. It operates in three segments: Professional Instrumentation, Industrial Technologies, and Tools and Components. The Professional Instrumentation segment produces and sells electronic test tools and calibration equipment; water quality instrumentation and consumables, and ultraviolet disinfection systems; retail/commercial petroleum products and services, including underground storage tank leak detection systems; critical care diagnostic instruments; and a range of products used by dental professionals. The Industrial Technologies segment offers products and subsystems that are used by original equipment manufacturers into various end-products and systems, as well as by customers and systems integrators into production and packaging lines. It offers product identification equipment and consumables; motion, position, speed, temperature, and level instruments, as well as sensing devices; power switches and controls; power protection products; liquid flow and quality measuring devices; safety devices; and electronic and mechanical counting and controlling devices. The Tools and Components segment produces and distributes general purpose and specialty mechanics' hand tools. Its products include toolboxes and storage devices; diesel engine retarders; wheel service equipment; drill chucks; custom-designed headed tools and components; and precision socket screws, fasteners, and miniature precision parts. The company was organized in 1969. It was formerly known as DMG, Inc. and changed its name to Diversified Mortgage Investors, Inc. in 1978. Further, the company changed its name to Danaher Corporation in 1984. Danaher is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
CSX Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the operation of rail networks in the United States, as well as in the provision of integrated rail and truck transportation services across the United States, and primary markets in Canada and Mexico. It provides rail freight transportation over a network of approximately 22,000 route miles in 23 states, the District of Columbia, and 2 Canadian provinces. The company also provides transcontinental intermodal transportation services across North America through approximately 500 trains among its 44 terminals weekly. In addition, CSX also owns and operates the Greenbrier, a AAA Five-Diamond resort, located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. CSX Corporation is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION (COST)
Costco Wholesale Corporation operates membership warehouses that offer a selection of branded and private label products in a range of merchandise categories in no-frills and self-service warehouse facilities. Its product category includes candy, snack foods, health and beauty aids, tobacco, alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, and cleaning and institutional supplies; dry and fresh foods, and institutionally packaged foods; appliances, electronics, hardware, office supplies, garden and patio, sporting goods, furniture, and automotive supplies; apparel, domestics, cameras, jewelry, house wares, media, home furnishings, and small appliances; and pharmacy, optical, one-hour photo, print shop, food court, hearing aid, and gas stations. The company offers three types of memberships: Business, Gold Star (individual), and Executive Membership. Costco operated 471 warehouses, including 346 in the United States and Puerto Rico, 66 in Canada, 17 in the United Kingdom, 5 in Korea, 4 in Taiwan, 5 in Japan, and 28 in Mexico, as of December 8, 2005. It also operates Costco Online, an electronic commerce Web site, www.costco.com. The company was formerly known as Price/Costco, Inc. and changed its name to Costco Companies, Inc. in 1997. Further, it changed name to Costco Wholesale Corporation in 1999. Costco is headquartered in Issaquah, Washington.
Humana, Inc., a health benefits company, offers health insurance coverage and related services through various Internet-based plans for employer groups, government-sponsored programs, and individuals in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Commercial and Government. The Commercial segment comprises members enrolled in products and includes three lines of business: fully insured medical, administrative services only (ASO), and specialty products. Fully insured medical products include consumer-directed products, including health maintenance organization (HMO) products, which provide prepaid health insurance coverage to its members through a network of independent primary care physicians, specialty physicians, and other health care providers; and preferred provider organization products that provide a member to choose a physician or other health care provider. ASO products are marketed to employers, who self-insure their employee health plans. Specialty products include dental, group and individual life, and short-term disability products. The Government segment consists of members enrolled in government-sponsored programs and includes three types of products: Medicare Advantage, which provides persons age 65 and over, and some disabled persons under the age of 65 certain hospital and medical insurance benefits; Medicaid, a federal program to enable the delivery of health care services to low-income residents; and TRICARE, which provides health insurance coverage to the dependents of active duty military personnel, and to retired military personnel and their dependents. The company offers its products and services primarily through independent brokers, agents, and sales representatives. As of December 31, 2004, it had approximately 7.0 million members in its medical insurance programs, as well as approximately 1.7 million members in its specialty products programs. Humana, Inc. was organized in 1964 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (GE)
General Electric Company engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of various products for the generation, transmission, distribution, control, and utilization of electricity. The company operates through 11 segments: Advanced Materials, Commercial Finance, Consumer Finance, Consumer and Industrial, Energy, Equipment and Other Services, Healthcare, Infrastructure, Insurance, NBC Universal, and Transportation. Through these segments, it delivers network television services; operates television stations; and provides cable, Internet, and multimedia programming services. In addition, the company offers various financial and other services, including consumer financing, commercial and industrial financing, real estate financing, asset management and leasing, mortgage services, consumer savings and insurance services, and specialty insurance and reinsurance. GE's products include major appliances; lighting products; industrial automation products; medical diagnostic imaging equipment; motors; electrical distribution and control equipment; locomotives; power generation and delivery products; nuclear power support services and fuel assemblies; commercial and military aircraft jet engines; chemicals for treatment of water and process systems; and engineered materials, such as plastics, silicones, and superabrasive industrial diamonds. The company provides various services, such as product services; electrical product supply houses; electrical apparatus installation, engineering, repair, and rebuilding services; and computer-related information services. GE has a strategic alliance with Harrison Western Process Technologies, Inc. to provide process recovery, water reuse, and wastewater solutions to serve the mining market. GE operates in approximately 100 countries worldwide. General Electric Company was created pursuant to the merger of Edison General Electric Company and Thomson-Houston Electric Company in 1892. The company is based in Fairfield, Connecticut.
UNUMPROVIDENT CORPORATION (UNM)
UnumProvident Corporation provides group and individual income protection products in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company operates in five segments: Income Protection; Life and Accident; Colonial; Individual Income ProtectionClosed Block; and Other. The Income Protection segment includes group long-term and short-term income protection insurance, individual income protection, issued insurance, group and individual long-term care insurance, and disability management services. The Life and Accident segment includes insurance for life, accidental death and dismemberment, cancer, and critical illness. The Colonial segment includes insurance for income protection products, life products, and cancer and critical illness products marketed by its subsidiary Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company. The Individual Income ProtectionClosed Block segment consists of those individual income protection policies in force prior to its substantial changes in product offerings, pricing, distribution, and underwriting. The Other segment includes results from products no longer actively marketed, including individual life and corporate-owned life insurance, reinsurance pools and management operations, group pension, health insurance, and individual annuities. UnumProvident markets its portfolio of products primarily to employers interested in providing benefits to their employees. The company was founded in 1848 and is headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
ROCKWELL AUTOMATION INC (ROK)
Rockwell Automation, Inc. provides industrial automation power, control, and information products and services. The company's Control Systems segment consists of two groups, the Components and Packaged Applications Group (CPAG) and the Automation Control and Information Group (ACIG). CPAG offers motor starters, contactors, push buttons, signaling devices, termination and protection devices, relays and timers, adjustable speed drives, motor control centers, and drive systems, and condition sensors. ACIG provides controllers, control platforms, input/output devices, rotary and linear motion control systems, electronic operator interface devices, sensors, industrial computers, and machine safety components. In addition, this segment offers multivendor customer support, training, automation systems integration, asset management, and manufacturing information solutions for batch process industries. The Control Systems segment serves consumer products, transportation, oil and gas, mining, metals, and forest products markets. The Power Systems segment provides mechanical products, including mounted bearings, gear reducers, mechanical drives, conveyor pulleys, couplings, bushings, clutches, and motor brakes, as well as electrical products, such as industrial and engineered motors, adjustable speed drives, repair services, motor and mechanical maintenance solutions, training, and consulting services to original equipment manufacturers, end-users, and distributors. This segment serves mining, cement, aggregates, environmental, forest products, food/beverage, oil and gas, metals, and material handling markets. Rockwell Automation has operations primarily in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. The company was founded in 1928 and is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
C.H. ROBINSON WORLDWIDE INC (CHRW)
C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., a nonasset based transportation provider, provides freight transportation services and logistics solutions to companies in a variety of industries. The company, through its relationships with transportation companies, such as motor carriers, railroads, air freight, and ocean carriers, provides appropriate transportation for its customers' freight needs. It also provides fresh produce sourcing services, including the buying, selling, and brokering of fresh produce to produce wholesalers, large grocery retailers, restaurants, and foodservice distributors. In addition, the company, through its subsidiary, T-Chek Systems, Inc., provides funds transfer and driver payroll services, fuel management services, fuel and use tax reporting, and online access to information management reports to its motor carrier customers. It also captures sales and fuel cost data; provides management information to the seller; and invoices the carrier for fuel, cash advances, and fee for various companies and truck stop chains. The company operates in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, and Asia. C.H. Robinson Worldwide was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (CL)
Colgate-Palmolive Company engages in the manufacture and marketing of consumer products. It operates through two segments, Oral, Personal, and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. Oral, Personal, and Home Care segment provides toothpaste, oral rinses and toothbrushes, bar and liquid hand soaps, and shower gels. It also offers shampoos, conditioners, deodorants and antiperspirants, shave products, laundry and dishwashing detergents, fabric conditioners, cleansers and cleaners, bleaches, and other similar items. These products are sold primarily to wholesale and retail distributors worldwide. Pet Nutrition segment manufactures and markets pet food products for veterinarians and specialty pet retailers. The company has operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia/Africa. Colgate-Palmolive was founded in 1806 and is headquartered in New York City.
PepsiCo, Inc. operates as a global snack and beverage company. It manufactures, markets, and sells carbonated and noncarbonated beverages; various salty, sweet, and grain-based snacks; and food products worldwide. Its beverage product suite includes beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under various beverage brands, including Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Gatorade, Tropicana Pure Premium, Sierra Mist, Mug, Tropicana Juice Drinks, Propel, SoBe, Slice, Dole, Tropicana Twister, and Tropicana Season's Best. It also manufactures, markets, and sells ready-to-drink tea and coffee products through joint ventures with Lipton and Starbucks. PepsiCo's snack product suite includes Lay's potato chips, Doritos flavored tortilla chips, Cheetos cheese flavored snacks, Tostitos tortilla chips, Fritos corn chips, Ruffles potato chips, Rold Gold pretzels, Sunchips multigrain snacks, Munchies snack mix, Grandma's cookies, Quaker Quakes corn and rice snacks, and Cracker Jack candy coated popcorn. In addition, the company licenses the Aquafina water brand to its bottlers and markets this brand. PepsiCo also offers cereals, rice, pasta, and other products, including Crunch and Life ready-to-eat cereals, Rice-A-Roni, Pasta Roni, and east side dishes. The company distributes its products through direct store delivery, broker warehouse, and food service and vending distribution networks to its customers, including franchise bottlers, distributors, and retailers. PepsiCo was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Purchase, New York.
EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY (EMN)
Eastman Chemical Company engages in the manufacture and sale of chemicals, plastics, and fibers. It operates through six segments: Coatings, Adhesives, Specialty Polymers, and Inks (CASPI); Performance Chemicals and Intermediates (PCI); Specialty Plastics (SP); Polymers; Fibers; and Developing Businesses (DB). The CASPI segment manufactures raw materials, additives, and specialty polymers, such as liquid vehicles, coatings additives, cellulosic polymers, ester alcohol, chlorinated polyolefins, and hydrocarbon resins and rosins, and rosin esters. The PCI segment produces chemicals for agricultural intermediates, fibers, food and beverage ingredients, photographic chemicals, pharmaceutical intermediates, and polymer compounding and chemical manufacturing intermediates. The SP segment offers engineering and specialty polymers, specialty film and sheet products, and packaging film and fiber products, which are used in appliances, store fixtures and displays, building and construction, electronic and medical packaging, personal care and cosmetics, performance films, tape and labels, photographic and optical film, and graphic arts. The Polymers segment supplies polyethylene terephthalate polymers used in beverage and food packaging, and other applications, such as carbonated soft drinks, water, beer and personal care items, and food containers. It also manufactures polyethylene and linear low-density polyethylene, which are used in extrusion coating, film, and molding applications. The Fibers segment offers Estron acetate tow and Estrobond triacetin plasticizers, which are used in cigarette filters; Estron and Chromspun acetate yarns for apparel, home furnishings, and industrial fabrics; acetate flake for acetate tow producers; and acetyl chemicals. The DB segment includes Eastman's Gasification services and Diagnostics business, as well as investment in early stage businesses. The company was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee.
WATSON PHARMACEUTICALS INC (WPI)
Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, marketing, distribution, and sale of branded and generic pharmaceutical products in the United States. It offers a range of generic products, such as antidepressants, anti-diabetics, analgesic, oral contraceptives, anti-hypertensives, anti-anxiety products, antibiotics, anti-infective systems, antihistamine products, and aid to smoking cessation. Watson Pharmaceuticals offers various branded pharmaceutical products that include specialty products, such as urology, anti-hypertensive, psychiatry, pain management, and dermatology products, as well as a genital warts treatment and a visual cervical screening device; and nephrology products, which consists of products for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia. The company sells its brand and generic pharmaceutical products primarily to drug wholesalers, retailers, and distributors, including large chain drug stores, hospitals, and clinics; government agencies; and managed healthcare providers, such as health maintenance organizations and other institutions. Watson Pharmaceuticals was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Corona, California.
PATTERSON COMPANIES INC (PDCO)
Patterson Companies, Inc. distributes dental, companion-pet veterinary, and rehabilitation supplies. The company operates in three segments: Dental supply, Veterinary supply, and Rehabilitation supply. The Dental Supply segment offers consumable dental supplies, such as x-ray film and solutions, impression materials, restorative materials, hand instruments, sterilization products, anesthetics, infection control products, toothbrushes, and dental accessories, as well as paper, cotton, and other disposable products. This segment also offers custom printed products, insurance and billing forms, stationery, envelopes and business cards, labels, file folders, appointment books, and other stock office supply products to office-based healthcare providers, including dental and medical offices. It provides dental equipment products, such as x-ray machines, high-and low-speed handpieces, dental chairs, dental handpiece control units, diagnostic equipment, sterilizers, dental lights, and compressors. Additionally, this segment develops and markets practice management and clinical software for dental professionals. It also provides custom hardware and networking solutions; patient education services; software services; equipment installation, repair, and maintenance; dental office layout and design services; and equipment financing. The Veterinary Supply segment offers consumable supplies, equipment, diagnostic supplies, biologicals, and pharmaceuticals for veterinary clinics in the eastern United States. The Rehabilitation Supply segment offers rehabilitation supplies and nonwheelchair assistive patient products to the physical and occupational therapy markets. The company was founded in 1877. It was formerly known as Patterson Dental Company and changed its name to Patterson Companies, Inc. in June 2004. Patterson is based in St. Paul, Minnesota.
ST. JUDE MEDICAL INC (STJ)
St. Jude Medical, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and distribution of cardiovascular medical devices for the cardiac rhythm management (CRM), cardiac surgery (CS), and cardiology and vascular access (C/VA) therapy areas worldwide. It offers a range of CRM products, such as bradycardia pacemaker systems, tachycardia implantable cardioverter defibrillator systems, and electrophysiology catheters; various CS products, including mechanical and tissue heart valves, valve repair products, and epicardial ablation systems; and C/VA products, that include vascular closure devices, angiography catheters, guidewires, and hemostasis introducers. The company markets and sells its products through direct sales force and independent distributors in the United States, Europe, and Japan, as well as in Canada, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and the Asia-Pacific region. St. Jude Medical was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (EK)
Eastman Kodak Company engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of traditional and digital imaging products, services, and solutions for the entertainment industry, professionals, healthcare providers, and other customers worldwide. It operates in four segments: Digital and Film Imaging Systems, Health, Commercial Imaging, and Graphic Communications. The Digital and Film Imaging Systems segment offers films, photographic papers, processing services, photofinishing equipment, photographic chemicals, and cameras. It also offers kiosks, printer docks, consumer digital services, and inkjet media. In addition, this segment offers prints; private online image storage, sharing, and editing; and creative tools, frames, cards, photo calendars, and other merchandise. The Health segment offers products and services that enable healthcare customers to capture, process, integrate, archive, and display images and information. Its products include analog medical films, chemicals, and processing equipment. It also offers digital medical imaging and information products, which include laser imagers, digital print films, computed and digital radiography systems, and healthcare information systems. In addition, the Health segment provides molecular imaging for the biotechnology research market. The Commercial Imaging segment provides production document scanners; micrographic peripherals; aerial, industrial, and micrographic films; and optics and optical systems. The Graphic Communications segment offers continuous inkjet printing systems, digital on-demand color and monochrome printing equipment, wide-format inkjet printers, inks, media, and services. Kodak also provides complimentary metal oxide semiconductor image sensor devices and organic light emitting diode displays; nonrechargeable, rechargeable, and photoelectronic batteries; and software used to organize, print, and share digital pictures. The company was formed in 1880 and is based in Rochester, New York.
COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES INC (CCE)
Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. engages in the manufacture, distribution, sale, and marketing of nonalcoholic beverages primarily under agreements with The Coca-Cola Company. The company offers its products principally under Coca-Cola classic, Diet Coke, Sprite, Dasani, Fanta, Schweppes, and caffeine free Diet Coke brand names, as well as under Dr Pepper brand name. In addition, it purchases and distributes waters, juices, isotonics, and teas. The company sells its products through wholesalers and retailers primarily in North America, Great Britain, continental France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Monaco. Coca-Cola Enterprises was incorporated in 1944 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY INC (AEP)
American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEC), a public utility holding company, which principally engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power in the United States. The company offers its electric services to the natural gas and oil production, oil refining, steel processing, aircraft maintenance, paper manufacturing and timber products, glass, chemicals, cement, plastics, aerospace manufacturing, telecommunications, rubber goods, concrete products, food processing, transportation equipment, electrical and electronic machinery, fabricated metal products, and various other industries. It offers its services primarily in the states of Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. AEC also operates as an energy marketer in North America and the United Kingdom. The company was incorporated in 1906. It was formerly known as American Gas and Electric Company and changed its name to American Electric Power Company, Inc. in 1958. American Electric Power Company is based in Columbus, Ohio.
PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL GROUP INC (PFG)
Principal Financial Group, Inc. provides retirement savings, investment, and insurance products and services in the United States and internationally. It provides retirement savings and related investment products and services to businesses, employees, and other individuals. The company also offers products and services for contribution pension plans, including 401(k) and 403(b) plans; benefit pension plans; and nonqualified executive benefit plans; as well as provides employee stock ownership plan consulting services to small and medium-sized businesses. In addition, it offers investment-only products, including guaranteed investment contracts and funding agreements to institutional clients, as well as enables employees of businesses and other individuals the ability to accumulate funds for retirement and savings through mutual funds, individual annuities, and bank products. Further, the company offers individual life insurance; group health insurance; and specialty benefits, including group dental, group vision, group life, group long-term and short-term disability, and individual disability insurance. It offers its products primarily in Chile, Mexico, Hong Kong, Brazil, India, Japan, and Malaysia. Principal Financial Group was formed in 1998 and is based in Des Moines, Iowa.
BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY (BMY)
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMS) engages in the discovery, development, license, manufacture, marketing, distribution, and sale of pharmaceutical and other health care products. The company primarily operates in three segments: Pharmaceuticals, Nutritionals, and Other Healthcare. The Pharmaceuticals segment provides branded pharmaceutical products for cardiovascular, virology, including human immunodeficiency virus, infectious diseases, oncology, affective disorders, and metabolics. It offers its products primarily to wholesalers, retail pharmacies, hospitals, government entities, and the medical professionals. The Nutritionals segment manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells infant formulas and other nutritional products, including a line of ENFAMIL products. The nutritional products are generally sold by wholesalers and retailers to healthcare professionals. The company's Other Healthcare segment consists of ConvaTec, Medical Imaging, and Consumer Medicines businesses. ConvaTec provides ostomy, and wound and skin care products. Medical Imaging offers cardiovascular imaging products, including radiopharmaceuticals and ultra-sound agents. Consumer Medicines provides consumer health care products for headache relief, analgesics, cold, cough, flu, and moisturizers, as well as for diabetics. BMS has strategic alliances with Sanofi-Aventis; Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.; ImClone Systems Incorporated; and Sankyo Company, Ltd. The company has a collaboration agreement with Ambit to discover kinase inhibitors; and with Domantis Limited to develop dAb therapeutics for uses in the fields of immunology and oncology. The company was founded in 1887. It was formerly known as Bristol-Myers Company and changed its name to Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in 1989. Bristol-Myers is headquartered in the New York City.
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC (BAX)
Baxter International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, assists healthcare professionals and their patients with the treatment of complex medical conditions, including cancer, hemophilia, immune disorders, kidney disease, and trauma worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Medication Delivery, BioScience, and Renal. The Medication Delivery segment provides various intravenous solutions and specialty products that are used in combination for fluid replenishment, general anesthesia, nutrition therapy, pain management, antibiotic therapy, and chemotherapy. The BioScience segment develops biopharmaceuticals, biosurgery products, vaccines and blood collection, and processing and storage products and technologies for transfusion therapies. The Renal segment develops products and provides services to treat end-stage kidney disease. The company's products are used by hospitals, clinical and medical research laboratories, blood and plasma collection centers, kidney dialysis centers, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, doctors' offices, and by patients at home under physician supervision. It distributes its products through independent distributors, drug wholesalers acting as sales agents, and specialty pharmacy or homecare companies. Baxter International has collaborative agreements with Nektar Therapeutics to develop PEGylated therapeutic forms of blood clotting proteins for patients with hemophilia, in order to reduce the frequency of injections required to treat blood clotting disorders, such as hemophilia; and with Lipoxen Technologies, Ltd. to develop longer acting therapeutic forms of blood clotting proteins. The company was founded in 1931 and is based in Deerfield, Illinois.
GENERAL DYNAMICS CORPORATION (GD)
General Dynamics Corporation engages in the design, development, manufacture, and support of technology products and services for information systems and technologies, land and expeditionary combat systems, shipbuilding and marine systems, and business aviation. It operates in four segments: Information Systems and Technology, Combat Systems, Marine Systems, and Aerospace. The Information Systems and Technology segment provides tactical and strategic mission systems, which include command, control, communication, and computing systems and products; information assurance; intelligence mission systems that include information warfare systems, battle space information management systems, signal and information collection and processing systems, and special purpose computing; and network infrastructure and information technology services that include enterprise-wide software and hardware integration, networking, and information technology support services. The Combat Systems segment offers tracked and wheeled armored combat vehicles, tracked main battle tanks and infantry fighting vehicles, guns and ammunition-handling systems, ammunition and ordnance, reactive armor, mobile bridge systems, radomes and other composite parts for aerospace systems, and chemical and biohazard detection products. The Marine Systems segment provides the U.S. Navy with attack submarine, surface warfare ships, auxiliary and combat-logistics ships, engineering design support, and overhaul and repair services. The Aerospace segment offers a fleet of business-jet aircraft and aircraft for both executive transport and special-mission platforms to governments and government agencies. The company also provides construction aggregates, and operates coal mines. Its primary customers include the U.S. military, other government organizations, the armed forces of allied nations, and various corporate and industrial buyers. General Dynamics Corporation is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia.
QUEST DIAGNOSTICS INCORPORATED (DGX)
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated provides diagnostic testing, information, and services for the healthcare industry in the United States. It offers esoteric testing, such as gene-based testing and testing for drugs of abuse; and anatomic pathology services and testing to support clinical trials of new pharmaceuticals worldwide. Quest Diagnostics manufactures and markets diagnostic test kits and systems primarily for esoteric testing, which are sold to hospitals, clinical laboratories, and dialysis centers domestically and internationally, through its subsidiary, Nichols Institute Diagnostics. The company offers a range of clinical laboratory testing services to patients, physicians, hospitals, healthcare insurers, employers, governmental institutions, and other commercial clinical laboratories. It operates a network of approximately 1,900 patient service centers and laboratories located in approximately 30 metropolitan areas in the United States. The company markets its products to customers through its direct sales force, healthcare insurers sales force, customer service representatives, and couriers. Quest Diagnostics is headquartered in Lyndhurst, New Jersey.
PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY (PG)
The Procter & Gamble Company engages in the manufacture and marketing of various consumer products worldwide. The company operates in five segments: P&G Beauty, Health Care, Baby Care and Family Care, Fabric Care and Home Care, and Snacks and Coffee. The P&G Beauty segment offers antiperspirants or deodorants, colognes, cosmetics, feminine protection, hair care, hair color, personal cleansing, and skin care. The Health Care segment offers health care, oral care, and various drugs. The Baby Care and Family Care segment offers kids' personal care products, diapers, pampers, detergents, toilet tissues, paper towels, and tissues. The Fabric Care and Home Care segment offers dish care, laundry, and special fabric care products, as well as household cleaners. The Snacks and Coffee segment offers snacks and beverages. The company's customers include merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, and drug stores. It markets approximately 300 branded products in approximately 160 countries. The Procter & Gamble Company was founded by William Procter and James Gamble in 1837. The company is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.
MCKESSON CORPORATION (MCK)
McKesson Corporation supplies information and care management products and services for the healthcare industry. The company operates in three segments: Pharmaceutical Solutions, Medical-Surgical Solutions, and Provider Technologies. The Pharmaceutical Solutions segment distributes ethical and proprietary drugs, and health and beauty care products throughout North America. It also manufactures and sells automated pharmaceutical dispensing systems for retail pharmacies; provides medical management and specialty pharmaceutical solutions for biotech and pharmaceutical manufacturers; patient and other services for payors; and software, and consulting and outsourcing services to pharmacies. The MedicalSurgical Solutions segment distributes medicalsurgical supplies, and firstaid products and equipment; and provides logistics in the United States and Canada. The Provider Technologies segment delivers enterprise-wide patient care, clinical, financial, supply chain, managed care, and strategic management software solutions; automated pharmaceutical dispensing systems for hospitals; and outsourcing and other services to healthcare organizations throughout North America, the United Kingdom, and other European countries. It markets its products and services to integrated delivery networks, hospitals, physician group practices, home health providers, and managed care providers in the U.S. and internationally. McKesson Corp. was founded in 1833 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
COMMERCE BANCORP INC (CBH)
Commerce Bancorp, Inc. operates as a multibank holding company that provides retail and commercial banking services, as well as corporate trust services for consumers, and small and midsized companies in the United States. Its retail banking services and products comprise checking accounts, savings programs, money market accounts, negotiable orders of withdrawal accounts, certificates of deposit, safe deposit facilities, coin counting, consumer loan programs, home equity and revolving lines of credit, overdraft checking, and automated teller facilities, as well as construction loans and permanent mortgages for houses. The company's commercial banking services comprise checking accounts, night depository facilities, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, short-term loans for seasonal or working capital purposes, term loans for fixed assets and expansion purposes, revolving credit plans, and other commercial loans and leases. Commerce Bancorp also finances the construction of business properties and makes real estate mortgage loans on completed buildings. In addition, the company offers corporate trust services; securities, investment management, and brokerage services; commercial property and casualty and surety services; and group and individual medical, life, disability, pension, and risk management services. Further, it invests in the U.S. government agency and mortgage-backed obligations. As of September 30, 2005, Commerce Bancorp operated 342 banking offices that served New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New York. The company was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
Hasbro, Inc. provides children's and family leisure time entertainment products and services worldwide. The company engages in designing, manufacturing, and marketing games and toys. It offers various games, including traditional board and card games, hand-held electronic games, trading card games, and roleplaying games, as well as electronic learning aids and puzzles. Its toy products include boys' action figures, vehicles and playsets, girls' toys, electronic toys and plush products, preschool toys and infant products, children's consumer electronics, electronic interactive products, and creative play and toy related specialty products. Hasbro also licenses certain of its trademarks, characters, and other property rights for use in connection with consumer promotions and the sale of noncompeting toys and nontoy products. It offers its products under the Playskool, Tonka, Super Soaker, Milton Bradley, Parker Brothers, Tiger, Wizards of the Coast, and other brand names. Hasbro sells its products to various customers, including wholesalers, distributors, chain stores, discount stores, mail order houses, catalog stores, department stores, and other retailers, as well as Internet-based e-tailers. The company was founded in 1923 by Henry Hassenfeld and Helal Hassenfeld under the name Hassenfeld Brothers. It changed its name to Hasbro Industries in 1968 and then to Hasbro, Inc. in 1985. Hasbro is headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
Medtronic, Inc. engages in the development and manufacture of medical devices for the treatment of various diseases. Cardiac Rhythm Management segment offers implantable devices, external defibrillators, leads, ablation products, electrophysiology catheters, navigation systems, and information systems for heart rhythm disorders and heart failure. Spinal, Ear, Nose, and Throat and Surgical Navigation Technologies segment provides thoracolumbar cervical and interbody, and spinal devices; bone growth substitutes; surgical navigation tools; and surgical products for spinal, ear, nose, and throat disorders. Neurological and Diabetes segment offers implantable neurostimulation systems, external and implantable drug administration devices, neurosurgery products, urology products, gastroenterology products, hydrocephalic shunts and drainage devices, surgical instruments, functional diagnostic and sensing equipment, and medical systems for neurological disorders, diabetes, gastroentrological disorders, and urological disorders. Vascular segment provides coronary, endovascular, and peripheral stents and related delivery systems; stent graft systems; distal embolic protection systems; and balloon angioplasty catheters, guide catheters, guidewires, and diagnostic catheters and accessories for coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, and aortic aneurysms. Cardiac Surgery segment offers positioning and stabilization systems for beating heart surgery; perfusion systems; products for the repair and replacement of heart valves; surgical accessories; and epicardial ablation products. The company sells its products to physicians, hospitals, medical institutions, and group purchasing organizations worldwide, through direct sales representatives and independent distributors. Medtronic was founded in 1949 by Earl E. Bakken and Palmer J. Hermundslie. The company is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED (ADBE)
Adobe Systems Incorporated offers a line of software and services for public and private sectors worldwide. It operates through four segments: Creative Professional, Digital Imaging and Video, Intelligent Documents, and OEM PostScript and Other. The Creative Professional segment provides software tools for professional publishing, Web design, business document publishing, and printing information. Its tools are also used to create printed and online information, including newspapers, magazines, Web sites, catalogs, advertisements, brochures, product documentation, technical manuals, books, memos, reports, and banners. The Digital Imaging and Video segment offers solutions to create and enhance digital images and photographs, digital video, audio, and animations. The Intelligent Documents segment provides desktop and server-based software, which creates documents that can be viewed, interacted with, and integrated into existing business processes. The OEM PostScript and Other segment offers production printing technology for graphics professionals and professional publishers; and also licenses its technology to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that manufacture printers and other output devices. The company also provides professional services, technical support, and customer services. In addition, it owns limited partnership interests in venture capital limited partnerships that invest in early stage companies. The company's customers include graphic designers, Web designers, videographers, photographers, and professional publishers; enterprise users, such as knowledge workers, information technology managers, business managers, and executives; and digital imaging and digital video hobbyists. It offers its products through distributors and dealers, value-added resellers, systems integrators, independent software vendors, and OEMs, as well as through its Web site. Adobe Systems Incorporated was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
Sunoco, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and marketing of petroleum and petrochemical products in the United States. The company operates in five segments: Refining and Supply, Retail Marketing, Chemicals, Logistics, and Coke. The Refining and Supply segment manufactures petroleum products, including gasoline; middle distillates, primarily jet fuel, heating oil, and diesel fuel; and residual fuel oil. It also produces commodity petrochemicals, including olefins and their derivatives, such as ethylene, ethylene oxide polymers, and refinery-grade propylene; and aromatics and their derivatives, which include benzene, cyclohexane, toluene, and xylene. The segment also manufactures petroleum and lubricant products. It sells its products primarily to wholesale and industrial customers. The Retail Marketing segment engages in the retail sale of gasoline and middle distillates, as well as the operation of convenience stores in 24 states, primarily on the East Coast and in the midwest region of the United States. The Chemicals segment manufactures, distributes, and markets commodity and intermediate petrochemicals. These chemicals consist of aromatic derivatives, such as cumene, phenol, acetone, and bisphenol-A; and polypropylene. The Logistics segment operates refined product crude oil pipelines and terminals, and conducts crude oil acquisition and marketing activities. The Coke segment manufactures metallurgical coke for use in the steel industry. Sunoco was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
ROWAN COMPANIES INC (RDC)
Rowan Companies, Inc. provides international and domestic contract drilling services in the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, offshore eastern Canada; and in Texas and Louisiana. The company's Drilling Operations include offshore and onshore drilling operations. As of March 14, 2005, its offshore drilling fleet consist of 17 cantilever jack-up rigs, including 3 Gorilla class rigs, 4 Super Gorilla class rigs and 1 Tarzan Class rig; 7 conventional jack-up rigs, including 5 rigs with skid base capability; and 1 semisubmersible rig. Its onshore operations include drilling equipment, personnel, and camps available on a contract basis for exploration and development of onshore areas. As of the above date, the onshore operations own 18 deep-well land rigs. The company, through its subsidiary, LeTourneau, Inc., operates a mini steel mill, which produces heavy equipment for the mining and timber industries; and drilling products group that designs mobile offshore jack-up drilling rigs. Rowan markets its products to international energy companies, smaller energy companies, and foreign government-owned or controlled energy companies. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (FNM)
Fannie Mae operates in the residential mortgage finance industry. It facilitates the flow of mortgage capital to increase the availability of homeownership for low-, moderate-, and middle-income Americans. Its lender customers are part of the primary mortgage market, where mortgages are originated and funds are loaned to borrowers. Primary market participants include mortgage companies, savings and loan associations, savings banks, commercial banks, credit unions, and state and local housing finance agencies. It provides liquidity in the secondary mortgage market through its two segments, the Portfolio Investment business and the Credit Guaranty business. The Portfolio Investment business has two principal components, a mortgage portfolio and liquid investments. The mortgage portfolio includes mortgage loans, mortgage-related securities, and other investments purchased from lenders, securities dealers, investors, and other market participants. Liquid investments include cash and cash equivalents, nonmortgage investments, and loans held for securitization or sale. The Credit Guaranty business manages the company's mortgage credit risk through asset acquisition practices, use of credit enhancements, active management of the mortgage credit book of business, and loan management. It also shares mortgage credit risk with third parties. The company was established in 1938 and is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
Dell, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, sale, and support of a range of computer systems and services worldwide. The company provides products and services that enable customers to build their information-technology and Internet infrastructures. It offers a range of products, including enterprise systems, which include servers, storage, workstations, and networking products; client systems, such as notebook and desktop computer systems; printing and imaging systems; and software and peripherals, including titles, monitors, plasma and LCD televisions, MP3 players, handhelds, and notebook accessories. The company also offers various services, including information technology management services; professional services in technology consulting, application development, solutions integration, and infrastructure design; deployment services; support services; and training and certification services. In addition, it offers a range of financing alternatives, asset management services, and other customer financial services for its business and consumer customers in the United States. The company's customers include large corporate, government, healthcare, and education accounts, as well as small-to-medium businesses and individual customers. Dell markets and sells its products and services directly to its customers. The company was founded by Michael S. Dell in 1984 under the name Dell Computer Corporation. Later, it changed its name to Dell, Inc. in 2003. Dell is headquartered in Round Rock, Texas.
BECTON DICKINSON AND COMPANY (BDX)
Becton, Dickinson and Company engages in the manufacture and sale of medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment, and diagnostic products worldwide. The company has three segments: Medical, Diagnostics, and Biosciences. The Medical segment offers needles, syringes, and intravenous catheters, including safety-engineered devices for medication delivery; insulin injection devices and blood glucose monitors for the treatment of diabetes; prefillable drug delivery devices to pharmaceutical companies and end-users as drug/device combinations; surgical blades and regional anesthesia needles; critical care monitoring devices; ophthalmic surgery devices; sharps disposal containers; and home healthcare products. The Diagnostics segment provides integrated systems for evacuated blood collection, a line of safety-engineered specimen collection products and systems, plated media, automated blood culturing, molecular testing systems for sexually transmitted diseases, microorganism identification and drug susceptibility systems, and manual testing products. The Biosciences segment includes fluorescence activated cell sorters and analyzers, cell imaging systems, monoclonal antibodies and kits, reagent systems for life sciences research, tools to aid in drug discovery and growth of tissue and cells, and diagnostic assays. It serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, industry, and the general public, primarily through independent sales representatives and independent distribution channels. The company was founded in 1897 and is based in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.
SUN MICROSYSTEMS INC (JAVA)
Sun Microsystems, Inc. provides network computing infrastructure product and service solutions worldwide. It offers a line of scalable servers based on SPARC64, Sun UltraSPARC, AMD Opteron, and Intel Xeon microprocessors, that range from entry-level servers and blade systems through data center/HPC business critical computing servers designed for heterogeneous computing environments. The company also provides solutions for various business and technical activities, such as software development, mechanical design, financial analysis, graphics, visualization, simulation, and education, as well as develops and sells silicon-based chips that facilitate networking, cryptography, and high-performance computing. In addition, it offers enterprise infrastructure software systems, software desktop systems, developer software, and infrastructure management software; data storage products and services, including tape storage products, such as libraries, drives, virtualization systems, media, and software; and disk system product line consisting of data center disks, network attached storage, enterprise archive system, midrange disks, workgroups disks, a boot disk, and disk device software. Further, Sun Microsystems offers support and managed services for hardware, software, and client solutions, as well as provides professional and educational services. It also offers component products, such as central processor unit chips and embedded boards on an original equipment manufacturer basis; and supplies after-market and peripheral products. The company's solutions are used in technical/scientific, business, engineering, telecommunications, financial services, manufacturing, retail, government, life sciences, media and entertainment, transportation, energy/utilities, and healthcare industries. It has strategic alliances with AMD, Fujitsu, and Hitachi Data Systems; and a collaboration with Perago Systems. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in Santa Clara, California.
ENSCO INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED (ESV)
ENSCO International Incorporated provides offshore drilling services to the oil and gas industry worldwide. It operated a fleet of 54 drilling rigs, including 43 jackup rigs, 7 barge rigs, 3 platform rigs, and 1 semisubmersible rig, as of February 15, 2005. Its customer base includes international, government-owned, and independent oil and gas companies. The company operates in North America; Europe/Africa; Asia Pacific, including Asia, the Middle East, and Australia; and South America/Caribbean. ENSCO International was formed as a Texas corporation in 1975 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS INC (CCU)
Clear Channel Communications, Inc. operates as a diversified media company. It operates in three segments: Radio Broadcasting, Outdoor Advertising, and Live Entertainment. The Radio Broadcasting segment owns, programs, and sells airtime generating under local marketing agreements or joint sales agreements. It also operates radio networks. The Outdoor Advertising segment owns or operates advertising display faces domestically and internationally. Its display faces include billboards of various sizes, wallscapes, mall displays, transit displays, and street furniture displays. The Live Entertainment segment engages in the promotion, production, and operation of venues for live entertainment events. It produces various events, including music concerts, theatrical shows, museum exhibitions, and specialized sporting events. As of December 31, 2004, the company owned 1,189 domestic radio stations and a national radio network; owned or operated 151,603 domestic outdoor advertising display faces and 671,977 international outdoor advertising display faces; owned or operated 75 live entertainment venues domestically and 29 live entertainment venues internationally; and owned or programmed 40 television stations. The company also engages in the sports representation business. Its sports marketing and management operations specialize in the representation of professional athletes, integrated event management, and marketing consulting services. In addition, the company owns the Katz Media Group, a media representation firm that sells national spot advertising time for clients in the radio and television industries in the United States. Clear Channel Communications was founded in 1972 by Lowry Mays and B.J. Red McCombs. The company is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.
PPG Industries, Inc. supplies coatings, glass, fiber glass, and chemicals worldwide. Its coating products include protective and decorative coatings for industrial equipment, appliances, and packaging; factory-finished aluminum extrusions and coils; aircraft; automotive original equipment; and other industrial and consumer products, as well as automotive refinishes to the aftermarket. PPG's glass products comprise flat glass, fabricated glass, and continuous-strand fiber glass for the construction, furniture, and electronics industries; automotive original equipment; automotive replacement; and other markets. It offers products directly to independent distributors and through PPG distribution outlets. PPG also produces and markets chlor-alkali chemicals, including chlorine, caustic soda, vinyl chloride monomer, chlorinated solvents, chlorinated benzenes, and calcium hypochlorite directly to manufacturing companies in the chemical processing, rubber and plastics, paper, minerals, metals, and water treatment industries; and supplies specialty chemicals for various products, such as transitions lenses; optical monomers; amorphous precipitated silicas for tire, battery separator, and other end-use markets; teslin synthetic printing sheet used in such applications, as waterproof labels and identification cards; advanced intermediates and bulk active ingredients for the pharmaceutical industry; and phosgene derivatives used in plastics, agricultural, pharmaceutical, and other industries. PPG also provides claims processing services to the insurance and vehicle fleet segments. It operates primarily in the United States, Europe, Asia, Canada, Mexico, France, Australia, Brazil, Ireland, the Netherlands, Taiwan, and the Philippines. The company was founded as the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. in 1883 and changed its name to PPG Industries, Inc. in 1968. PPG is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
MILLIPORE CORPORATION (MIL)
Millipore Corporation, a multinational bioscience company, provides technologies, tools, and services for the discovery, development, and production of therapeutic drugs. The company primarily serves customers in the biotechnology, life science research, and other bioscience markets with various products and services used in the purification, separation, and analysis of fluids. It sells approximately 5,000 standard products, which include handheld laboratory sample preparation and screening devices and kits in various formats; and specialty membranes, chromatography media, and large process scale cartridges used to filter fluid. Its hardware products include small benchtop laboratory water purification systems, cartridge integrity testers, stainless steel process scale filtration, and chromatography systems and columns. The company also offers field services for the maintenance of laboratory water systems and validation services to the biopharmaceutical customers. It sells its products primarily through its direct sales force, independent distributors, and through its Web site. Millipore Corp. has an alliance with Gen-Probe, Inc. to develop, manufacture, and commercialize nucleic acid testing products for rapid microbiological and virus monitoring in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. The company was founded in 1954 by Jack Bush under the name Millipore Filter Corporation and subsequently changed its name to Millipore Corporation. The company is headquartered in Billerica, Massachusetts.
Analog Devices, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing integrated circuits. These integrated circuits are used in signal processing for industrial, communication, computer, and consumer applications. The company's products converts temperature, motion, pressure, light, and sound into electrical signals to be used in various electronic equipment, such as industrial process control equipment, factory automation systems equipment, defense electronics, cellular communications, base stations, central office equipment, wireless telephones, computers, automobiles, CAT scanners, digital cameras, and DVD players. It sells its products worldwide through a direct sales force, third-party distributors, and independent sales representatives, as well as through Internet. The company was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts.
Kellogg Company and its subsidiaries engage in the manufacture and marketing of ready-to-eat cereal and convenience foods. Its products include cookies, crackers, toaster pastries, cereal bars, frozen waffles, and meat alternatives. Kellogg Company was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Battle Creek, Michigan.
LABORATORY CORPORATION OF AMERICA HOLDINGS (LH)
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an independent clinical laboratory company in the United States. It offers a range of clinical laboratory tests, which are used by the medical profession in routine testing, patient diagnosis, and in the monitoring and treatment of disease. The company offers routine testing services, such as blood chemistry analyses, urinalyses, blood cell counts, Pap tests, HIV tests, microbiology cultures and procedures, and alcohol and other substance-abuse tests. It also offers specialty services, including allergy testing; clinical trials testing; oncology testing in which it diagnoses and monitors certain cancers, and predicts the outcome of certain treatments; HIV genotyping and phenotyping; diagnostic genetics that include cytogenetic, molecular cytogenetic, biochemical, and molecular genetic tests; and urine and blood testing services for the detection of drug and alcohol abuse. In addition, the company provides anatomic pathology testing services in uropathology, dermatopathology, GI pathology, and hematopathology areas. It offers its services through a combination of direct sales generalists and specialists to physicians, hospitals, HMOs and other managed care organizations, governmental agencies, large employers, and other independent clinical laboratories. As of December 31, 2004, the company had 32 primary laboratories and approximately 1,300 service sites, consisting of branches, patient service centers, and STAT laboratories. Laboratory Corporation of America was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Burlington, North Carolina.
C. R. Bard, Inc. (Bard) engages in the design, manufacture, packaging, distribution, and sale of medical, surgical, diagnostic, and patient care devices. It has four product groups: Vascular, Urology, Oncology, and Surgical Specialties. In the Vascular products group, the company offers products for the peripheral vascular market. These products include percutaneous transluminal angioplasty catheters, guidewires, introducers and accessories, peripheral stents, vena cava filters, and biopsy devices; electrophysiology products, including diagnostic, therapeutic, and temporary pacing electrode catheters; and fabrics, meshes, and implantable vascular grafts. In the Urology products group, Bard offers foley catheters; surgical sling and injectable tissue bulking products that are used to treat stress urinary incontinence; natural and synthetic materials for the treatment of pelvic floor or vaginal prolapse; brachytherapy services, devices, and radioactive seeds that are used to treat prostate cancer; urine monitoring and collection systems; ureteral stents; and specialty devices for ureteroscopic procedures and stone removal. The company's Oncology products include devices used in the treatment and management of various cancers, and other diseases and disorders. These include specialty access catheters, ports, and enteral feeding devices. Bard's Surgical Specialty products include meshes for hernia and other soft tissue repairs; irrigation devices for orthopedic, laparoscopic, and gynecological procedures; and products for topical hemostasis. It sells its products to hospitals, individual health care professionals, extended care facilities, and alternate site facilities worldwide. Bard distributes its products directly and through distributors. The company was founded in 1907 by Charles Russell Bard and is headquartered in Murray Hill, New Jersey.
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (TXN)
Texas Instruments Incorporated engages in the manufacture, design, and sale of digital signal processors and analog semiconductors. It operates in three segments: Semiconductor, Sensors & Controls, and Educational & Productivity Solutions. The Semiconductor segment designs, manufactures, and sells integrated circuits. Its core products include analog semiconductors and digital signal processors. The Semiconductor segment also designs and manufactures other types of semiconductors, such as digital light processing devices, reduced instruction-set computing microprocessors, microcontrollers, and logic devices. The Sensors & Controls segment designs and manufactures sensors, electrical and electronic controls, and radio frequency identification (RFID) systems. Its sensor products include pressure sensing for the heating/ventilation/air conditioning, automotive, and industrial markets. The Sensors & Controls segment's control products include controls, motor protectors, circuit breakers, arc-fault circuit protectors, and thermostats, which prevent damage from overheating and fires in various applications, including aircraft, commercial heating and air-conditioning systems, refrigerators, cars, lighting, and industrial applications. Its RFID systems consist of a transponder, receiver, and other components, such as antennas. RFID technology is used in a range of applications, including access control to buildings, pay-at-the-pump gasoline sales, vehicle security, document tracking, livestock tracking and identification, product authentication, retail, sports timing, supply chain, ticketing, and wireless payment. The Educational & Productivity Solutions supplies graphing handheld calculators. It also provides business and scientific calculators; and a range of advanced classroom tools and professional development resources. The company operates in Asia, Europe, the United States, and Japan. Texas Instruments is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
XL Capital, Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, primarily provides insurance and reinsurance coverages to industrial, commercial, and professional service firms; insurance companies; and other enterprises worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Insurance, Reinsurance, and Financial Products and Services. The Insurance segment primarily offers risk management and specialty lines products. Risk management products comprise property and casualty insurance programs for multinational companies and include umbrella liability, product recall, integrated risk, and primary master property and liability coverages. The specialty lines products include professional liability insurance, environmental liability insurance, political risk insurance, aviation and satellite insurance, marine and offshore energy insurance, employment practices liability insurance, surety, specie, bloodstock, and other insurance covers. The Reinsurance segment offers treaty and facultative reinsurance to primary insurers of casualty and property risks, which include general liability; professional liability; accident and health; automobile and workers' compensation; commercial and personal property risks; specialty risks, including fidelity and surety and ocean marine; property catastrophe; property excess of loss; property pro-rata; marine and energy; aviation and satellite; and various other reinsurances. The Financial Products and Services segment provides insurance, reinsurance, and derivative solutions for complex financial risks, including financial guaranty insurance and reinsurance, credit enhancement swaps, other collateralized transactions, weather and energy risk management products, and institutional life insurance products. The company was founded in 1986 as name EXEL Limited and changed its name to XL Capital, Ltd. in 1998. XL Capital is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.
HARRAHS ENTERTAINMENT INC (HET)
Harrah's Entertainment, Inc., through its subsidiary, Harrah's Operating Company, Inc., provides casino entertainment in the United States and internationally. As of September 30, 2005, it operated 36 casinos in 3 countries under the Harrah's, Caesars, and Horseshoe brand names, which included 19 land-based casinos, 11 riverboat or dockside casinos, 1 combination thoroughbred racetrack and casino, 1 combination greyhound racetrack and casino, and 4 managed casinos on Indian lands. In addition to casinos, its facilities include hotel and convention space, restaurants, and nongaming entertainment facilities. The company was founded in 1937 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.
FIDELITY NATIONAL INFORMATION SERVICES INC (FIS)
Fidelity National Information Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides various processing services to financial institutions in the United States. It operates in two segments, Transaction Processing Services and Lender Processing Services. The Transaction Processing Services segment engages in the development, implementation, management, support, and maintenance of core processing software and systems used by financial institutions to maintain the primary records of their customer accounts. It also provides a range of credit card processing and cardholder support services to its financial institution customers. This segment's processing solutions include core processing, branch automation, back office support systems, compliance, credit and debit card issuing, image item processing, print and mail, automated teller machine/electronic funds transfer, retail Internet banking, bill payment services, commercial cash management, voice response services, and check risk management solutions that are offered to commercial banks, savings institutions, credit unions, card issuers, and retailers, as well as automotive financing companies and commercial lenders. The Lender Processing Services segment offers a range of products and services related to the mortgage life cycle. It provides various mortgage life cycle products and services, including origination, title agency, data gathering, risk management, servicing, default management, and property disposition services to lenders and other real estate professionals. The company was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. is a subsidiary of Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
FIRSTENERGY CORPORATION (FE)
FirstEnergy Corp., through its subsidiaries, provides various energy services in the United States. It engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity; marketing of natural gas; and energy management and other energy-related services in the United States. The company also provides a range of services, including heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration, process piping, plumbing, electrical, building controls and systems, and facility management. FirstEnergy builds, operates, and controls telecommunications systems, as well as provides long-distance service, local phone service, and advanced data solutions. As of April 4, 2005, the company served 4.4 million customers within a 36,100 square-mile area of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. FirstEnergy was organized in 1996 and is based in Akron, Ohio.
PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC CO (PCG)
PG&E Corporation, a holding company, engages in the generation, procurement, and transmission of electricity, as well as procurement, transportation, and storage of natural gas in the United States. The company served approximately 4.9 million electricity distribution customers and approximately 4.1 million natural gas distribution customers, as of December 31, 2004. It also owned 18,610 circuit miles of interconnected transmission lines, as of the above date. In addition, the company owns and operates an integrated natural gas transportation, storage, and distribution system, as well as three underground natural gas storage fields in California. PG&E Corporation was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Yahoo! Inc. provides Internet services to users and businesses through the Yahoo! Network; and a range of tools and marketing solutions for businesses in the Unites States and internationally. It offers an array of communications services, including mail, messenger, calendar, chat, greetings, clubs, and photos; and various commerce services, such as shopping, auctions, finance, and travel; as well as content and media programming services in various areas, including sports, music, movies, news, and games through partnerships with various content providers. In addition, the company provides a range of personalized information on wireless devices, including wireless phones, two-way pagers, and personal digital assistants. Yahoo! also offers a range of services for businesses and enterprises, including Corporate Yahoo!, an information portal solution that enables companies to communicate and interact directly with their employees, customers, and shareholders; Yahoo! Broadcast Services that provides Internet audio and video streaming solutions for corporate and consumer communications; and Yahoo!'s Small Business services that enable small businesses and professionals to establish and grow a business presence with various Yahoo! services, as well as Yahoo! Fusion Marketing that unites its media, e-commerce, direct marketing, broadcast, and communication tools. It has strategic alliances with SBC Communications, Inc.; BT Group plc; Rogers Cable, Inc.; Alibaba.com Corporation; Seven Network, Ltd.; and Verizon Communications, Inc. The company was founded by David Filo and Jerry Yang in 1994. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
ELECTRONIC ARTS INC (ERTS)
Electronic Arts, Inc. engages in the development, publishing, and distribution of interactive software games that are playable by consumers on in-home video game players, personal computers, mobile video game players, and the Internet, worldwide. It publishes products in various categories, such as sports, action, strategy, simulations, role playing, and adventure. The company develops games internally, and also engages third-parties to develop games on its behalf at its development and production studios located near San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orlando, Chicago, Vancouver, Montreal, London, and Tokyo. Electronic Arts also teams with other game developers who develop their own interactive software games with the company's assistance, which it then publishes, markets, and distributes. Further, the company distributes interactive software games that are developed by other companies. Its products, designed to play on consoles and handhelds, are published under license from the manufacturers. Electronic Arts offers free games on its Web site under four brands: Pogo, EA GAMES, EA SPORTS, and EA SPORTS BIG. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (ABT)
Abbott Laboratories engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and sale of a line of health care products principally in the United States and Canada. The company operates through three segments: Pharmaceutical Products, Diagnostic Products, and Ross Products. The Pharmaceutical Products segment's products include a line of adult and pediatric pharmaceuticals, which are sold primarily on the prescription, or recommendation, of physicians. This segment sells its products directly to wholesalers, government agencies, health care facilities, and independent retailers in the United States through company-owned distribution centers and public warehouses. The Diagnostic Products segment's products consist of diagnostic systems and tests for blood banks, hospitals, commercial laboratories, alternate-care testing sites, plasma protein therapeutic companies, and consumers. These products are sold directly to hospitals, laboratories, clinics, and physicians' offices. The Ross Products segment's products include a line of pediatric and adult nutritionals. This segment sells its products directly to physicians, health care facilities, and government agencies through wholesalers. Abbott Laboratories has a strategic alliance with Myriad Genetics, Inc. in pharmacogenetics that would focus on identifying human genetic variation around drug targets in various stages of development. The company was founded by Wallace Calvin Abbott in 1888. Abbott Laboratories is based in Abbott Park, Illinois.
NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION (NOC)
Northrop Grumman Corporation provides technological products, services, and solutions in defense and commercial electronics, nuclear and non-nuclear shipbuilding, information technology, mission systems, systems integration, and space technology primarily in the United States. The company designs, develops, and manufactures various defense electronics and systems, including airborne radar systems, secondary surveillance systems, inertial navigation systems and sensors, electronic warfare systems, precision weapons, air traffic control systems, air defense systems, communications systems, space systems, marine systems, oceanic and naval systems, integrated avionics systems, and automation and information systems. It also designs, constructs, repairs, maintains, overhauls, and refuels surface ships, nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, and submarines for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, international navies, and commercial vessels. Northrop Grumman also provides design, engineering, construction, and life cycle support of surface ships for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, international navies, and commercial vessels. In addition, it offers information technology solutions, engineering, and business services for government and commercial customers. The company provides integration of systems in the areas of command, control and intelligence systems, missile systems, federal and civil information systems, and technical and management services for government, military, and business clients. It designs, develops, and produces airborne early warning, electronic warfare and surveillance, and battlefield management systems. The company also offers spacecraft systems and subsystems, electronic systems, space science instruments, environmental monitoring space systems, avionics systems, and high energy laser systems. It primarily serves the U.S. and international military, government, and commercial customers. Northrop Grumman is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
Hospira, Inc., a pharmaceutical and medication delivery company, engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of specialty injectable pharmaceuticals and medication delivery systems that deliver drugs and intravenous (I.V.) fluids. Its specialty injectable pharmaceuticals produces approximately 130 injectable generic drugs in more than 600 dosages and formulations for various therapeutic areas, including cardiovascular, anasthesia, anti-infectives, analgesics, and emergency. The company's medication delivery systems include electronic pumps and sets for I.V. drug delivery, and patient-controlled analgesia for pain management, premixed drug solutions and nutritionals for I.V. infusion, and I.V. solutions and supplies. Hospira also provides contract manufacturing services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies for formulation development, filling, and finishing of injectable pharmaceuticals. The company offers its products to hospitals and alternate site providers, such as clinics, home healthcare providers, and long-term care facilities. Hospira, Inc. was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.
NORFOLK SOUTHER CORPORATION (NSC)
Norfolk Southern Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages principally in the rail transportation business. The company's railroads carry raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods primarily in the United States and parts of Canada. Its railroads also transport overseas freight through various Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports. Its general merchandise traffic consists of five groups: Automotive; Chemicals; Metals and Construction; Agriculture, Consumer Products, and Government; and Paper, Clay, and Forest Products. The Automotive group includes finished vehicles and auto parts. The Chemicals group consists of sulfur and related chemicals, petroleum products, chlorine and bleaching compounds, plastics, rubber, industrial chemicals, chemical wastes, and municipal wastes. The Metals and Construction group comprises steel, aluminum products, machinery, scrap metals, cement, aggregates, bricks and minerals. The Agriculture, Consumer Products, and Government group includes soybeans, wheat, corn, fertilizer, animal and poultry feed, food oils, flour, beverages, canned goods, sweeteners, consumer products, ethanol, and items for the military. The Paper, Clay, and Forest Products group consists of lumber and wood products, pulp board and paper products, wood fibers, wood pulp, scrap paper, and clay. Norfolk Southern's coal traffic includes coal, coke, and iron ore. In addition, the company's intermodal traffic consists of shipments moving in trailers, domestic and international containers, and roadrailer equipment. These shipments are handled on behalf of intermodal marketing companies, international steamship lines, truckers, and other shippers. As of March 17, 2005, it operated approximately 21,300 rail route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Ontario, Canada. Norfolk Southern was incorporated in 1980 and is headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia.
MEREDITH CORPORATION (MDP)
Meredith Corporation operates as a media and marketing company in the United States. It engages in magazine and book publishing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing, and interactive media. The company operates in two segments, Publishing and Broadcasting. The Publishing segment publishes 17 magazine brands, including Better Homes and Gardens, Ladies' Home Journal, American Baby, Country Home, MORE, Traditional Home, and Midwest Living, as well as approximately 160 special interest publications; book publishing with approximately 300 books in print; integrated marketing relationships with American companies; an Internet presence, including 25 Web sites and strategic alliances with various Internet destinations; brand licensing relationships; and other related operations. The Broadcasting segment operates 13 network-affiliated television stations located in the continental United States and one AM radio station. The television stations consist of six CBS affiliates, four FOX affiliates, one NBC affiliate, and one UPN affiliate. Meredith Corporation was founded by Edwin Thomas Meredith in 1902 and is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa.
DTE Energy Company, through its subsidiaries, provides electricity and natural gas sales and distribution services in southeastern Michigan. It operates through three segments: Energy Resources, Energy Distribution, and Energy Gas. The Energy Resources Segment (ERS) generates electricity from fossil plants, hydroelectric pumped storage plant, and nuclear plant; purchases electricity from various electricity generators, suppliers, and wholesalers; and sells to residential, commercial, industrial, and wholesale customers in Canada. Its energy services unit includes coal-based fuels operations that produce synthetic fuel from synfuel plants and coke from coke battery plants; owns and/or operates onsite facilities, including pulverized coal injection, power generation, steam production, chilled water, wastewater treatment, and compressed air; and operates peaking and gas-fired electric generating plants. In addition, ERS involves in wholesale electric and gas marketing, and trading operations; provides fuel, transportation, and equipment management services; and develops, owns, and operates landfill gas recovery systems. The Energy Distribution Segment distributes electricity generated by ERS' power generation business and alternative energy suppliers; develops, markets, and distributes a portfolio of distributed generation products; and provides application engineering services, as well as monitors and manages system operations. The Energy Gas Segment involves in gas distribution, providing gas sales and transportation delivery services to approximately 1.2 million residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Michigan; and gas production, including natural gas exploration, development, and production, as well as has interests in interstate transmission pipeline, Vector Pipeline, 7 carbon dioxide processing facilities, and a 9.7 billion cubic feet of natural gas storage field. DTE Energy was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan.
Coach, Inc. engages in the design, production, and marketing of fine accessories worldwide. Its products include handbags; women's accessories, such as wallets, wristlets, cosmetic cases, key fobs, and belts; and men's accessories, such as belts, wallets, and other small leather goods; and business cases, such as computer bags and messenger-style bags, as well as men's and women's totes; outerwear, gloves, hats, and scarves; and weekend and travel accessories, such as cabin bags, duffels, suitcases, garment bags, and a collection of travel accessories. The company also offers watches, footwear, eyewear and sun glasses, and office furniture under Coach brand name. Its products are sold through direct-to-consumer channels, including company-operated retail and factory stores, online store, and catalogs, as well as through indirect channels, including department store locations in the United States, international department stores, freestanding retail locations, and specialty retailers. As of October 1, 2005, the company operated 199 retail stores and 85 factory stores in North America; and 107 department store shop-in-shops, retail stores, and factory stores in Japan. Coach, Inc. was founded in 1941 and is based in New York City.
Fiserv, Inc. provides integrated data processing and information management systems to financial services providers in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Financial Institution Outsourcing, Systems, and Services; Health Plan Management Services; and Investment Support Services. The Financial Institution Outsourcing, Systems, and Services segment provides account and transaction processing systems and services to financial institutions and other financial intermediaries, including banks, credit unions, financial planners and investment advisers, insurance companies and agents, self-insured employers, leasing companies, lenders, and savings institutions. The Health Plan Management Services segment provides services primarily to employers who self-insure their health plan, including services, such as handling payments to healthcare providers. The Investment Support Services segment provides various administrative, custodial, and processing services to individual investors, third-party retirement plan and pension administrators, investment advisors and financial planners, and financial intermediaries. Its products include self-directed retirement plan administration services and mutual fund custody trading services. The company operates support centers for full-service financial data processing, software system development, item processing and check imaging, technology support, and related product businesses in the United States, as well as in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Poland, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. In addition, it provides plastic card issuance, design, personalization and mailing services, and document management products. Fiserv was formed in 1984 and is headquartered in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
CORNING INCORPORATED (GLW)
Corning Incorporated provides technology-based products and services in the United States. It operates in four segments: Display Technologies, Telecommunications, Environmental Technologies, and Life Sciences. Display Technologies segment manufactures glass substrates for matrix liquid crystal displays (LCDs), which are used in computer monitors and LCD televisions. Telecommunications segment produces optical fiber and cable, and hardware and equipment products for the telecommunications industry. Its optical fiber technology products are used for various applications, including premises, fiber-to-the-premises access, metropolitan, long-haul, and submarine networks. Its hardware and equipment products include cable assemblies, fiber optic hardware, fiber optic connectors, optical components and couplers, closures and pedestals, and splice and test equipment. Environmental Technologies segment offers ceramic technologies and solutions for emissions and pollution control in mobile and stationary applications, including gasoline and diesel substrate, and filter products. Life Sciences segment offers laboratory products, which include microplate products, coated slides, filter plates for genomics sample preparation, plastic cell culture dishes, flasks, cryogenic vials, roller bottles, mass cell culture products, liquid handling instruments, glass beakers, pipettors, serological pipettes, centrifuge tubes, and laboratory filtration products. In addition, the company offers semiconductor optics; ophthalmic glass and plastic products; and technical products, such as polarizing glass, glass for high temperature applications, and machinable glass ceramic products. Corning was founded in 1936. It was was formerly known as Corning Glass Works and changed its name to Corning Incorporated in 1989. The company is headquartered in Corning, New York.
APPLERA CORPORATION (ABI)
Applera Corp-Applied Biosystems Group engages in the development and marketing of instrument-based systems, consumables, software, and services. It develops technologies and products to support applications in genomics research, such as sequencing, genotyping, and gene expression studies. The company's products and services are used in analyze nucleic acids, such as DNA and RNA; small molecules; and proteins to make scientific discoveries, develop new pharmaceuticals, and conduct standardized testing. It offers various software products for laboratory information management systems. These products are designed to facilitate sample tracking, data collection, data analysis, and data mining. The company markets its products to life sciences industry and research community, including basic human disease research and genetic analysis performed by universities, government agencies, and other nonprofit organizations; pharmaceutical drug discovery, development, and manufacturing; agriculture research; forensic testing and human identification; biosecurit, which refers to products needed in response to the threat of biological terrorism and other malicious, accidental, and natural biological dangers; and food and environmental testing. The company was founded in 1937 and is headquartered in Foster City, California.
MEADWESTVACO CORPORATION (MWV)
MeadWestvaco Corporation delivers packaging solutions and products to companies in the food and beverage, media and entertainment, personal care, cosmetic, and healthcare industries worldwide. It operates in three segments: Packaging, Consumer and Office Products, and Specialty Chemicals. The Packaging segment produces bleached paperboard, coated natural kraft paperboard, linerboard and saturating kraft, and packaging for consumer products. It also designs and produces multipack cartons and packaging systems primarily for the beverage take-home market. This segment's products are sold primarily in North America, Europe, Brazil, and Asia. The Consumer and Office Products segment manufactures, markets, and distributes school, office, envelope, and time-management products to retailers and commercial distributors. The Specialty Chemicals segment markets and distributes activated carbon products; printing ink resins and lignin-based surfactants; and tall oil fatty acid, rosin, and derivative products. In addition, the company engages in the specialty paper business. MeadWestvaco distributes its products through own sales force and distributors. The company was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.
AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES INC (A)
Agilent Technologies, Inc., a diversified technology company, provides enabling solutions to the markets within communications, electronics, life sciences, and chemical analysis industries worldwide. It provides test and measurement instruments and systems, communications services and network monitoring, management and optimization tools, software design tools, and related services that are used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment, and operation of electronics equipment, and communications networks and services. The company's automated test business provides test solutions, which are used in the manufacture of semiconductor devices, electronics, and flat panel displays. It also supplies semiconductor components, modules, and assemblies for consumer and commercial electronics applications. In addition, the company offers application-focused solutions, including instruments, software, consumables, and services that enable customers to identify, quantify, and analyze the physical and biological properties of substances and products. It sells its products through direct sales, distributors, resellers, manufacturer's representatives, telesales, and electronic commerce. Agilent was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.
ABERCROMBIE & FITCH COMPANY (ANF)
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. operates as a specialty retailer of casual apparel in the United States. It operates stores that sell casual apparel for men, women, and kids under the Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie, Hollister, and RUEHL brands. The company offers polos, humor tees, logo tees, athletic tees, sleeveless tees, shirts, shorts, surf or active shorts, pants, woven shirts, denim, outerwear, underwear, belts, jewelry, adjustable caps, stretch fit caps, flip flops, and cologne for men. Abercrombie & Fitch also provides polos, open neck knits, open neck graphics, shoulder showoff, ponchos, humor tees, vintage tees, tanks or camis, tube/halter tops, knits, shirts, denim minis, knit/woven minis, shorts, pants, fleece, sweaters, sleepwear, intimates, swimwear, totes/bags, belts, flip flops, and personal care for women. In addition, its stores offer music, movies, photos, postcards, desktop images, screen saver, and cool sites. As of May 5, 2005, the company operated 351 Abercrombie & Fitch stores, 167 abercrombie stores, 260 Hollister Co. stores, and 5 RUEHL stores in 49 states and the District of Columbia. It also operates e-commerce Web sites, through which it sells its products. Abercrombie & Fitch was established in 1892 and is headquartered in New Albany, Ohio.
DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY (DOW)
The Dow Chemical Company engages in the manufacture and sale of chemicals, plastic materials, agricultural, and other specialized products and services. Its performance chemicals products principally include glycol ethers and amines, and acrylics, which are used in various market applications, including coatings, household and personal care products, gas treating, and agricultural products. The company supplies synthetic latex for coating paper and paperboard that are used in magazines, catalogues, and food packaging. It also supplies water-based emulsions used as primary components in decorative and industrial paints, adhesives, textile products, and construction products, such as caulks and sealants. Its specialty chemicals products are used as functional ingredients or processing aids in various applications, including agricultural and pharmaceutical products and processing, building and construction, chemical processing and intermediates, food processing and ingredients, household products, coatings, pulp and paper manufacturing, and transportation. The specialty polymers products enable the physical and sensory properties of end-use products in a range of applications, including food, pharmaceuticals, oilfields, paints and coatings, personal care, and building and construction. Dow Chemical Company also develops, manufactures, and markets products for crop production; weed, insect, and plant disease management; and industrial and commercial pest management. The company sells its products primarily to food, transportation, health and medicine, personal and home care, and building and construction industries through its sales force and distributors principally in the United States and Europe. Dow Chemical Company also engages in the property and casualty insurance and reinsurance business primarily through its Liana Limited subsidiaries. The company is based in Midland, Michigan.
QWEST COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL INC (Q)
Qwest Communications International, Inc. provides voice, video, and data services. It operates in three segments: Wireline Services, Wireless Services, and Other Services. Wireline Services segment provides local voice, long distance voice, and data and Internet services to consumers, businesses, and wholesale customers, as well as access services to wholesale customers. Wireless Services segment, through an agreement with a subsidiary of The Sprint Corporation, resells Sprint wireless services, including access to Sprint's nationwide personal communications service wireless network, to consumer and business customers primarily within its local service area. Other Services segment primarily involves the sublease of real estate assets, such as space in office buildings, warehouses, and other properties. These services are provided in 14-states, including Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Qwest Communications also provides long-distance services and broadband data, as well as voice and video communications globally. The company sells its products and services to small businesses, governmental entities, and public and private educational institutions through various channels, including direct-sales marketing, telemarketing, arrangements with third-party agents, company's Web site, and partnership relations. As of September 13, 2005, Qwest had 98 retail stores in 14 states. Qwest Communications is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
WALT DISNEY COMPANY (DIS)
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified entertainment company worldwide. It operates in four segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, and Consumer Products. The Media Networks segment operates television networks that broadcast programs in dayparts; and radio networks, which produce and distribute news network programming, syndicated talk and music programs, music formats, and other programs. It also produces and distributes cable television programming; licenses programming; invests in foreign television broadcasting, production, and distribution entities; and operates Internet Web site businesses. The Parks and Resorts segment owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort, which includes theme parks, hotels, a sports complex, conference centers, golf courses, and water parks; other recreational facilities; and Disneyland Resort. It also operates ESPN Zone facilities in the United States; Disneyland Resort Paris in France and Hong Kong Disneyland in Hong Kong; and licenses the operations of the Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan. The Studio Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures for distribution to the theatrical, home entertainment, and television markets; and produces stage plays and musical recordings. The Consumer Products segment licenses Walt Disney characters, and visual and literary properties to manufacturers, retailers, show promoters, and publishers; and publishes books and magazines for children and families, as well as film, video, and computer software products for the educational marketplace. The company distributes its products through its Disney Stores and online. As of October 1, 2005, it owned and operated 104 stores primarily in Europe and 315 stores in North America. The company was founded in 1923 and is based in Burbank, California.
SIMON PROPERTY GROUP INC (SPG)
Simon Property Group, Inc., a real estate investment trust, engages in the ownership, operation, leasing, management, acquisition, expansion, and development of real estate properties. Its real estate properties consist primarily of regional malls, Premium Outlet centers, and community shopping centers. As of March 31, 2005, the company owned or held an interest in 296 income-producing properties, which consisted of 172 regional malls, 71 community/lifestyle shopping centers, 30 Premium Outlet centers, and 23 other properties in the United States and Puerto Rico. Its other properties include retail space, office space, and hotel components. In addition, the company has interests in 12 parcels of land held in the United States for future development; 51 European shopping centers located in France, Italy, Poland, and Portugal; 4 Premium Outlet centers in Japan; 1 Premium Outlet center in Mexico; and 1 shopping center in Canada. It also provides leasing, management, and development services to its properties. As a REIT, the company distributes 90% of its taxable income to the shareholders. Simon Property Group was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.
COMPUTER SCIENCES CORPORATION (CSC)
Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) provides information technology (IT) outsourcing, consulting and systems integration services, and other professional services worldwide. The company's outsourcing services involves operating customer's technology infrastructure, including systems analysis, applications development, network operations, desktop computing, and data center management. CSC also provides business process outsourcing, such as procurement and supply chain, call centers, and customer relationship management; credit services; claims processing; and logistics. Its IT and professional services include systems integration, consulting, and other professional services. Systems integration includes designing, developing, implementing, and integrating complete information systems. Consulting and professional services include advising clients on the strategic acquisition and utilization of IT, and on business strategy, security, modeling, simulation, engineering, operations, change management, and business process re-engineering. CSC also licenses software systems for the financial services markets and provides various end-to-end e-business solutions to the commercial and government clients. The company offers its services to various customers in the aerospace/defense, automotive, chemical and energy, consumer goods, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, retail or distribution, telecommunications, and utilities industries primarily in the North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The company was founded by Roy Nutt and Fletcher Jones in 1959. CSC is headquartered in El Segundo, California.
DOMINION RESOURCES INC (D)
Dominion Resources, Inc. operates as an integrated gas and electric holding company. It operates through four segments: Dominion Delivery (DD), Dominion Energy (DE), Dominion Exploration and Production (DEP), and Dominion Generation (DG). Dominion Delivery segment manages the company's electric and gas distribution systems and customer service operations, as well as retail energy marketing operations. Dominion Energy segment operates gas transmission pipeline and storage system; electric transmission system; LNG import and storage facility; and energy trading, marketing, hedging, and arbitrage activities. Dominion Exploration and Production segment manages the company's gas and oil exploration, development, and production operations. Dominion Generation segment manages the generation operations of Dominion's electric utility and merchant fleet, and its power purchase agreements. Its generation facilities are located in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. As of December 31, 2004, DD's electric distribution network included approximately 54,000 miles of distribution lines; DE had approximately 6,000 miles of electric transmission lines located in the states of North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia; DEP owned 5.9 trillion cubic feet of proved equivalent natural gas reserves; and DG had proved gas and oil reserves of 5,003 billion cubic feet and 148,598 barrels. The company serves governmental agencies and wholesale customers, such as rural electric cooperatives, municipalities, power marketers, and other utilities in Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, as well as residential, commercial, and industrial gas sales and transportation customer accounts in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Dominion Resources was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.
WEYERHAEUSER COMPANY (WY)
Weyerhaeuser Company principally engages in the growing and harvesting of timber, as well as in the manufacture, distribution, and sale of forest products principally in the United States and Canada. The company manages 6.4 million acres of company-owned and 0.8 million acres of leased commercial forestland in North America and in the southern Hemisphere. It produces and sells softwood lumber, plywood, veneer, composite panels, oriented strand board, hardwood lumber, and engineered lumber products. Weyerhaeuser also manufactures papergrade, absorbent, dissolving, and specialty pulp grades; and a range of coated and uncoated papers, and business forms; as well as offers liquid packaging board used primarily in the production of containers designed to hold liquid products. In addition, it manufactures linerboard, corrugating medium, and kraft paper primarily used to produce corrugated boxes, and paper bags and sacks; industrial and agricultural packaging; and inks, printing plates, graphics packaging, single-face and preprint products, and retail packaging displays; as well as engages in the recycling that include a wastepaper collection system and its sale to company mills and worldwide customers. Further, the company develops single-family housing and residential lots for sale, including development of master-planned communities primarily in metropolitan areas in southern California, Nevada, Washington, Texas, Maryland, and Virginia. Weyerhaeuser was founded in 1900 and is based in Federal Way, Washington.
Target Corporation operates general merchandise discount stores in the United States. The company's stores offer men's and women's clothing, home furnishings, electronic products, sports products, toys, and entertainment products. Target Corporation also sells its merchandise online. In addition, the company offers credit cards to its customers. As of October 29, 2005, the company operated 1,400 stores in 47 states. Target Corporation was incorporated in 1902 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
ACE limited, a holding company, provides insurance and reinsurance products worldwide. It operates through four segments: Insurance North American, Insurance Overseas General, Global Reinsurance, and Financial Services. The North American segment primarily provides insurance and reinsurance products to commercial and noncommercial enterprises and consumers. Its products include excess liability, excess property, workers' compensation, general liability, automobile liability, professional lines, aerospace, accident and health coverages, and claim and risk management products. The Insurance Overseas General segment writes various insurance products, including property, casualty, professional lines, marine, energy, aviation, political risk, and consumer-oriented products. The Global Reinsurance segment principally provides property catastrophe reinsurance to insurers of commercial and personal property, marine, general aviation, and medical malpractice worldwide. It also offers treaty and life reinsurance. The Financial Services segment offers structured products, loss portfolio transfers (LPTs), and principal finance products. ACE limited also provides claim management and loss-cost reduction services, including medical managed care, integrated disability services, and preloss control and risk management services, as well as sells salvage and subrogation, and health care recovery services. The company primarily distributes its insurance products through retail and wholesale brokers, as well as through general agents, independent agents, managing general agents, managing general underwriters, direct marketing operations, and Internet distribution channels. ACE Limited was incorporated in 1985 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.
IMS HEALTH INCORPORATED (RX)
IMS Health Incorporated provides market information, sales management, and consulting services to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries worldwide. It offers sales territory reporting services, which include sales territory reports and prescription tracking reports for application in sales-force compensation, resource allocation, territory alignment, market analysis, and distribution management; prescription tracking reporting services to monitor prescription activity and to track the movement of pharmaceutical products out of retail channels; and portfolio optimization services, including medical audits, hospital audits, prescription audits, an online multinational integrated data analysis tool to assess and utilize global pharmaceutical information and trends in multiple markets, and other portfolio optimization reports. The company also offers brand management, promotional audit, forecasting portfolio, and launch management services, as well as managed care and consumer health services. In addition, the company provides management consulting that includes pricing and reimbursement, promotion management, sales and account management, product and portfolio development, and performance measurement and tracking; information management consulting, such as information modeling and data warehousing, custom application development, and business process services; and various client services. Further, IMS publishes promotional audit reports. The company was founded by Frohlich in 1954 and is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut.
Safeway, Inc. operates as a food and drug retailer in North America. Its stores offer food and general merchandise, and various specialty departments, such as bakery, delicatessen, floral, and pharmacy. The company's stores also offer Starbucks coffee shops and adjacent fuel centers. Its line of products includes carbonated soft drinks, salsas, bagged salads, whole bean coffees, the Indulgence line of cookies and other sweets, the Verdi line of frozen pizzas, fresh and frozen pastas, pasta sauces, and olive oils, as well as Milena's take and bake pizzas; the Primo Taglio line of meats, cheeses, and sandwiches; Signature soups, sandwiches, and salads; Artisan fresh-baked breads; NutraBalance pet food; and Ultra laundry detergents and dish soaps. Safeway also offers ice creams, frozen yogurts, and sorbets; low-fat ice creams, cereals, and low-fat cereal bars; and frozen entrees and hors d'oeuvres. As of October 18, 2005, the company operated 1,800 stores in the western, southwestern, rocky mountain, and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States and in western Canada. In addition, it operates an online food store offering premium quality USDA-inspected Angus beef and specialty foods. Safeway has a strategic alliance with GroceryWorks Holdings, Inc. Safeway, Inc. was founded in 1915. The company was incorporated in 1986 as SSI Holdings Corporation and changed its name to Safeway Stores, Incorporated. It further changed its name to Safeway, Inc. in 1990. Safeway is based in Pleasanton, California.
CENTERPOINT ENERGY INC (HOLDING CO) (CNP)
Centerpoint Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an energy delivery company in the United States. It operates through Electric Transmission and Distribution (ETD), Natural Gas Distribution (NGD), and Pipelines and Gathering segments. The ETD segment provides transmission and distribution of electricity from power plants to substations, one substation to another, and to retail electric customers in Houston/Galveston metropolitan area. Its operations include construction and maintenance of electric transmission and distribution facilities, metering services, outage response services, and call center operations. This segment's customers include municipalities, electric cooperatives, other distribution companies, and retail electric providers. As of December 31, 2004, it owned 26,669 pole miles of overhead distribution lines and 3,612 circuit miles of overhead transmission lines; 15,244 circuit miles of underground distribution lines and 18.8 circuit miles of underground transmission lines; and 225 substations. The NGD segment engages in intrastate natural gas sales to, and natural gas transportation for, residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas. As of the above date, it owned and operated approximately 210 miles of intrastate pipeline in Louisiana and Texas. The Pipelines and Gathering segment operates interstate natural gas pipelines that provide natural gas transportation, storage, and pipeline services, as well as gas gathering facilities. It also provides operating and technical services, and remote data monitoring and communication services. As of December 31, 2004, it owned and operated approximately 8,200 miles of gas transmission lines primarily located in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
Computer Associates International, Inc. (CAI) engages in the design, development, marketing, licensing, and support of software products worldwide. The company's products include Unicenter, eTrust, BrightStor, AllFusion, Advantage, and CleverPath. Unicenter products, used for infrastructure management, identify and resolve problems within a customer's information technology (IT) infrastructure. These products also automate software installation, tracking computing assets, and managing customers' databases. These products serve operations, service, and resource management areas. eTrust products, used for security management, protect information assets and resources; provide appropriate system and information access to employees, customers, and partners; and manage security-related administration. BrightStor products, used for storage management, enable companies to centrally manage enterprise storage data. AllFusion products, for application life cycle management, automate the life cycles of systems and applications. These products integrate with existing environments and infrastructures, and provide management of the software development process for any platform. Advantage products, for data management and application development, enable customers store and manage large amounts of data; and automate and standardize processes for building and maintaining company information. CleverPath solutions, for portal and business intelligence, enable businesses to centralize information access; refine, analyze, and sort data; create and distribute informative reports; and develop executive dashboards. CAI also provides professional services, such as consulting and education. The company distributes its products through its sales force; and a network of independent, value-added resellers, original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and dealers. CAI was founded by Charles B. Wang and was incorporated in 1974. The company is headquartered in Islandia, New York.
ZIMMER HOLDINGS INC (ZMH)
Zimmer Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of reconstructive orthopaedic implants in the United States and internationally. The company offers reconstructive orthopaedic implants, including joint and dental, spinal implants, and trauma products, as well as related orthopaedic surgical products. Its orthopaedic reconstructive implants restore joint function lost due to disease or trauma in joints, such as knees, hips, shoulders, and elbows. The company's dental reconstructive implants restore function and aesthetics in patients that have lost teeth due to trauma or disease. Its spinal implants are utilized by orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons in the treatment of degenerative diseases, deformities, and trauma in all regions of the spine. The company's trauma products are devices, which are used primarily to reattach or stabilize damaged bone or tissue to support the body's natural healing process. Zimmer Holdings' related orthopaedic surgical products include surgical supplies and instruments that are designed to aid in orthopaedic surgical procedures. In addition, the company markets an array of sports medicine products. Its primary customers include musculoskeletal surgeons, neurosurgeons, oral surgeons, dentists, hospitals, distributors, and healthcare dealers. The company markets and sells its products through its direct sales force, as well as through stocking distributors. Zimmer Holdings is headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana.
BARR PHARMACEUTICALS INC (BRL)
Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of pharmaceutical products. The company operates in two segments, Generic Pharmaceuticals and Proprietary Pharmaceuticals. The Generic Pharmaceuticals segment markets approximately 150 dosage forms and strengths of approximately 75 different generic pharmaceutical products, including 22 oral contraceptive products, representing the category of its generic portfolio. It manufactures products in the form of tablets, capsules, and powder. The Proprietary Pharmaceuticals segment markets 13 proprietary pharmaceutical products, focusing in the female healthcare arena, including oral contraceptive and hormone therapy products; oncology; cardiovascular; anti-infective; and psychotherapeutic pharmaceuticals. These products include Aygestin, for amenorrhea; Cenestin line of hormone therapy products; Diamox and Sequels, for glaucoma; Loestrin/Loestrin Fe, and Nordette, for oral contraceptive; Plan B, for emergency oral contraceptive; Prefest, for hormone therapy; Revia, for alcohol dependence; SEASONALE, for extended-cycle oral contraceptive; Trexall, for rheumatoid arthritis; ViaSpan, for transplant preservation agent; and Zebeta and Ziac, for hypertension. Barr Pharmaceuticals markets its products to drug store chains, supermarket chains, mass merchandisers, wholesalers, distributors, managed care organizations, mail order accounts, government/military, and repackagers primarily in the United States and Puerto Rico. The company was founded by Edwin A. Cohen in 1970 and is headquartered in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.
BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE CORPORATION (BNI)
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides rail transportation services in North America. The company transports various products and commodities, including consumer, industrial, coal, and agricultural products. Consumer products include automotives, such as motor vehicles and vehicle parts, as well as perishables and dry boxcar products, including beverages, canned goods, and perishable food items. It also transports other consumer goods, such as cotton, salt, rubber, and tires. Industrial products include construction products, such as clays, sands, cements, aggregates, sodium compounds, and other industrial minerals; building products, including lumber, plywood, oriented strand board, particleboard, paper products, pulpmill feedstocks, wood pulp, and sawlogs; and chemical and plastic products, such as caustic soda, chlorine, industrial gases, acids, polyethylene, polypropylene, and polyvinyl chloride, which are used by automotive, housing, and packaging industries. Agricultural products include wheat, corn, bulk foods, soybeans, oil seeds and meals, feeds, barley, oats and rye, milo, oils, malt, and flour and mill products. As of December 31, 2003, the company operated a railroad system consisting of approximately 32,000 route miles of track, of which approximately 24,500 miles are owned route miles, through 28 states and 2 Canadian provinces. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation was incorporated in 1994 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.
Tyson Foods, Inc. engages in the production, distribution, and marketing of chicken, beef, pork, prepared foods, and related allied products. The company operates in four segments: Chicken, Beef, Pork, and Prepared Foods. The Chicken segment processes live chickens into fresh, frozen, and value-added chicken products. The Beef segment processes live fed cattle and fabrication of dressed beef carcasses into primal and subprimal meat cuts, and case-ready products; and sells hides and variety meats to processors and others. The Pork segment processes live market hogs and fabrication of pork carcasses into primal and subprimal cuts, and case-ready products. This segment also represents the company's live swine group and related allied product processing activities. The Prepared Foods segment manufactures and markets frozen and refrigerated food products, including pepperoni, beef and pork pizza toppings, pizza crusts, flour and corn tortilla products, appetizers, prepared meals, ethnic foods, soups, sauces, side dishes, meat dishes, and processed meats. The company markets its products to the U.S. and regional grocery retailers, regional grocery wholesalers, meat distributors, clubs and warehouse stores, military commissaries, industrial food processing companies, U.S. and regional chain restaurants or their distributors, international export companies, and U.S. distributors who service restaurants, foodservice operations, such as plant and school cafeterias, convenience stores, hospitals, and other vendors. Its products are also marketed to the manufacturers of pharmaceuticals and technical products. The company was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas.
APPLIED MATERIALS INC (AMAT)
Applied Materials, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, marketing, and service of integrated circuit fabrication equipment for the semiconductor industry worldwide. It offers systems that perform the chip fabrication process, including atomic layer deposition chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition, electrochemical plating, etch, ion implantation, rapid thermal processing, chemical mechanical polishing, wafer wet cleaning, wafer metrology and inspection, and flat panel display manufacturing, as well as systems that etch, measure, and inspect circuit patterns on masks used in the photolithography process. The company's integrated chips are built on a silicon wafer base and include various circuit components, such as transistors and other devices that are connected by various layers of wiring. It supplies systems for manufacturing copper-based chips, and for depositing, etching, and planarizing the copper interconnect layers. The company's products are marketed and sold worldwide through a direct sales force. It serves semiconductor wafer manufacturers and integrated circuit manufacturers in Taiwan, North America, Japan, Korea, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Applied Materials was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
BMC Software, Inc. and its subsidiaries develop software that provides systems and service management solutions for large enterprises. It offers its products in four categories: mainframe management, distributed systems management, service management, and identity management. The mainframe management product category includes products designed for managing database management systems on mainframe platforms. It includes MAINVIEW solutions, which manage, automate, and optimize the depth and breadth of z/ OS, DB2, CICS, IMS, Linux, middleware, the Web, and storage. The distributed systems management product category includes systems management and monitoring, distributed data management, scheduling, and output management solutions. The service management product category includes service delivery management, service impact management, information technology (IT) service management for the enterprise, IT service support for the small and mid-sized business, IT service management for outsourcers, and IT discovery and software configuration management solutions. The identity management product category includes products that facilitate user administration and provisioning, password administration, enterprise directory management, Web access control, and audit and compliance management. The company also provides maintenance, enhancement, and support for its products; and performs software implementation, integration, and education services. Its customers include manufacturers, telecommunications companies, financial service providers, educational institutions, retailers, distributors, hospitals, service providers, government agencies, and value-added resellers. The company markets its products directly through its sales force, as well as indirectly through channel partners, including resellers, distributors, and systems integrators. BMC Software has a strategic alliance with Sybase, Inc. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
GENERAL GROWTH PROPERTIES INC (GGP)
General Growth Properties, Inc.(GCP), through its subsidiaries and affiliates, engages in the ownership, operation, management, leasing, acquisition, development, expansion, and financing of operating properties located primarily in the United States. It also develops and sells land for residential, commercial, and other uses primarily in master-planned communities. The company's Retail and Other segment consists of retail centers, office and industrial buildings, and mixed-use and other properties. Its Community Development segment includes land development and sales operations, such as large scale and long term community development projects in and around Columbia, Maryland; Summerlin, Nevada; and Houston, Texas. As of March 31, 2005, the company had ownership interests in 163 consolidated and 58 unconsolidated operating regional malls and community centers. GCP has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purpose. The company was co-founded by Martin Bucksbaum and Matthew Bucksbaum in 1986. GGP is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
Fortune Brands, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture, production, and sale of home and hardware products, spirits and wine, golf products, and office products. Its home and hardware products comprise faucets, bath furnishings, accessories, kitchen sinks, fiberglass, patio door systems, key-controlled and combination padlocks, bicycle and cable locks, built-in locker locks, automotive locks, trailer locks, towing locks, and security devices. The company also offers storage products, including steel toolboxes, tool chests, workbenches, and related products. Its spirits and wine products consist of bourbon and other whiskeys, cordials, gin, vodka, and rum. Fortune Brands also provides golf products comprising golf balls, golf clubs, golf shoes, and golf gloves, as well as golf bags and golf outerwear and accessories. Its office products consist of binders, fasteners, paper clips, punches, staples, stapling equipment, storage products, computer supplies and accessories, labels, and presentation products, as well as swingline stapling and punch products. The company sells its products primarily in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Ireland, France, Sweden, The Netherlands, South Africa, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, and Japan. Fortune Brands was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois.
Embarq Corporation, through its subsidiaries, offers local and long distance voice and data services, high-speed Internet access, and wireless and satellite video services to consumers and business customers in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Telecommunications and Logistics. Telecommunications segment offers voice, data, high-speed Internet, and wireless services. Voice services include local calling services, including various calling features and other services, such as call forwarding, caller identification, voicemail, call waiting and inside wire installation and maintenance services; long distance voice and data services; switched access services; and wholesale communication service. It offers a range of data services to businesses, long distance carriers, wireless carriers, and CLECs. The company provided high-speed Internet access services to approximately 1 million subscribers. It also offers video services, engineering and customer support services, remote management and monitoring of CPE, remote security services to protect customer information and networks, maintenance of equipment under contract; and other service offerings, including caller identification database services, billing and collection services, and operator services. Logistics segment engages in procuring, configuring, and distributing equipment, materials, and supplies to the communications industry. This segment offers outside plant business communication systems, telephones and accessories, and network access equipment from manufacturers. The company markets and sells its products and services through consumer markets, business markets, wholesale markets, and logistics. As of December 31, 2006, Embarq Corporation offered regulated local communications services as an incumbent local exchange carrier to approximately 6.9 million access lines. The company was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas.
Sempra Energy, an energy services holding company, provides electric, natural gas, broadband, and related products and services in the United States. It operates through four segments: Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), Sempra Commodities, and Sempra Generation. SoCalGas segment provides natural gas storage services for use by the core, noncore, and off-system customers in California. SDG&E segment provides electric service to San Diego and southern Orange counties, and natural gas service to San Diego County. Sempra Commodities segment is a trading company that markets and trades physical and financial commodity products. Its trading portfolios consist of physical and financial commodity contracts, including contracts for natural gas, electricity, petroleum products, base metals, and other commodities. Sempra Generation segment primarily acquires, develops, and operates power plants. It also provides energy services and facilities management, and owns mineral rights in properties that produce petroleum and natural gas. As of December 31, 2004, this segment operated power plants in California, Arizona, Texas, Nevada, and Mexico with a capacity of 3,670 Megawatts. As of March 8, 2005, the company served approximately 19.2 million natural gas customers and 3.3 million electricity customers. Its customers include core customers, such as residential, and small commercial and industrial customers; noncore customers, such as electric generation, wholesale, industrial, and oil recovery customers. Sempra Energy was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
Paychex, Inc. provides payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses in the United States. The company offers payroll services, including payroll processing; payroll tax administration; time and attendance solutions; and employee pay services, including direct deposit, check signing, and Readychex. Its Human Resource Services include 401(k) plan recordkeeping, workers' compensation administration, section 125 plans, a professional employer organization, and other administrative services for business. The company serves approximately 522,000 payroll clients nationwide through approximately 100 offices. Paychex was founded by Thomas Golisano in 1971 and is headquartered in Rochester, New York.
Ecolab, Inc. engages in the development and marketing of products and services for the hospitality, foodservice, institutional, and industrial markets in the United States. The company sells specialized cleaners and sanitizers, pool and spa treatment programs, and various chemical dispensing device systems, as well as markets a program comprised of dishwashing machines, detergents, rinse additives, and sanitizers. It also offers cleaning and sanitation at the start of the food chain to facilitate the production of products for human consumption; provides detergents, cleaners, sanitizers, lubricants, and animal health products, as well as cleaning systems, electronic dispensers, and chemical injectors for the application of chemical products; designs, engineers, and installs clean-in-place' process control systems and facility cleaning systems. In addition, Ecolab provides chemical laundry products and proprietary dispensing systems, as well as related services; and a range of janitorial offerings to the janitorial market and building service contractors. Additionally, it offers infection prevention and healthcare offerings; vehicle appearance products, which include soaps, polishes, wheel and tire treatments, and air fresheners; water and wastewater treatment products, services, and systems; pest elimination services; and commercial equipment repair services and kitchen parts. The company offers its products and services primarily to hotels and restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, quick-service units, grocery stores, commercial and institutional laundries, light industry, dairy plants and farms, food and beverage processors, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics facilities, as well as the vehicle wash industry. The company was founded by Merritt J. Osborn in 1923 under the name Economics Laboratory, Inc. It changed its name to Ecolab, Inc. in 1986. Ecolab is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.
COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORPORATION (CTSH)
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation provides custom information technology (IT) services related to IT design, development, integration, and maintenance services in the United States and Europe. The company offers Web-centric applications, data warehousing, component-based development, and legacy and client-server systems. Its IT services include application design, development, integration, and re-engineering and application maintenance. The company provides IT services using an integrated on-site/offshore business model. It primarily offers its services to the companies in the financial, healthcare, and retail/manufacturing/logistics industries. Cognizant Technology has a strategic relationship with The Trizetto Group, Inc. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey.
CARNIVAL CORPORATION (CCL)
Carnival Corporation operates as a cruise company. It provides cruise vacations and leisure travels to customers worldwide. The company also markets sightseeing packages. As of February 7, 2005, the company operated 77 cruise ships with a passenger capacity of 132,082 lower berths. In addition, the company operates tour companies in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon, Holland America Tours, and Princess Tours. Carnival Corporation is headquartered in Miami, Florida.
NEWMONT MINING CORPORATION (HOLDING COMPANY) (NEM)
Newmont Mining Corporation primarily engages in the acquisition, production, and exploration of gold properties. The company has mining operations in the United States, Australia, Peru, Indonesia, Canada, Uzbekistan, Bolivia, New Zealand, Ghana, and Mexico. As of December 31, 2004, Newmont had 92.4 million equity ounces of proven and probable gold reserves and an aggregate land position of approximately 51,500 square miles. The company also engages in silver, copper, and zinc production, as well as in merchant banking operations. Its merchant banking business includes portfolio management, such as providing in-house investment banking and advisory services. Newmont Mining Corporation was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
GENUINE PARTS COMPANY (GPC)
Genuine Parts Company distributes automotive replacement parts in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It operates in four divisions: Automotive Parts, Industrial Parts, Office Products, and Electrical/Electronic Materials (EEM). The Automotive Parts division distributes automotive replacement parts and accessory items, as well as offers inventory, cataloging, marketing, training, and other programs. The Industrial Parts division supplies industrial bearings and power transmission equipment replacement parts, including hydraulic and pneumatic products, material handling components; and repair services primarily to industrial concerns. The Office Products division sells computer supplies, including storage media, printer supplies, and computer accessories; office furniture that include desks, credenzas, chairs, chair mats, partitions, files, and computer furniture; office machines, which include telephones, answering machines, calculators, fax machines, multifunction copiers, printers, digital cameras, laminators, and shredders; and desk accessories, business forms, accounting supplies, binders, writing instruments, envelopes, note pads, copy paper, mailroom supplies, and audiovisual supplies. This division also provides school supplies, including bulletin boards, teaching aids, and art supplies; and janitorial supplies, including cleaning supplies, paper towels, and trash can liners, as well as breakroom supplies, such as napkins, utensils, snacks, and beverages primarily to resellers. The EEM division distributes various products, such as magnet wire, copper clad laminate, conductive materials, insulating and shielding materials, assembly tools, test equipment, adhesives and chemicals, pressure sensitive tapes, solder, antistatic products, and thermal management products to original equipment manufacturers, repair shops, the electronic assembly market, and printed circuit board manufacturers. Genuine was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
R.R. DONNELLEY & SONS COMPANY (RRD)
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company provides print and print-related services and products primarily in North America, South America, Europe, and China. The company operates in three segments: Publishing and Retail Services, Integrated Print Communications, and Forms and Labels. The Publishing and Retail Services segment offers print services to consumer magazine and catalog publishers, and yellow and white pages directory publishers, as well as delivers company-printed products, and products printed by third parties. This segment also offers conventional and digital photography; and creative, color matching, page production, and content management services to the advertising, catalog, corporate, magazine, retail, and telecommunications markets. The Integrated Print Communications segment provides print services to the consumer, religious, educational, and specialty book markets; information management, content assembly, and print services to corporations; and customized communications solutions for investment management, banking, insurance, and managed care companies. It also offers customized, variably-imaged business communications, including account statements, customer invoices, insurance policies, enrollment kits, transaction confirmations, and database services primarily to the financial services, telecommunications, insurance, and healthcare industries. In addition, this segment provides print and print-related services, which include annual reports, marketing brochures, catalog and marketing inserts, pharmaceutical inserts and other marketing, retail point-of-sale and promotional materials, and technical publications. The Forms and Labels segment designs and manufactures paper-based business forms, labels, and printed office products. It also provides print-related services, including print-on-demand services. The company was founded by Richard Robert Donnelley in 1864. R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
HARTFORD FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP INC (HIG)
The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. provides insurance and financial services in the United States and internationally. It engages in life, and property and casualty insurance (PCI) businesses. The life Insurance business operates in four segments: Retail Products Group (RPG), Institutional Solutions Group (ISG), Individual Life, and Group Benefits. RPG segment offers individual variable and fixed annuities, mutual funds, and retirement plan services. ISG segment offers retirement plan products and services to municipalities, institutional investment products, structured settlements, and private placement life insurance. Individual Life segment sells universal life, whole life, and term life insurance. Group Benefits segment sells group life and disability insurance, stop loss and supplementary medical coverage to employers and employer-sponsored plans, and accidental death and dismemberment and other risk coverages to employers and associations. PCI business operates in four segments: Business Insurance, Personal Lines, Specialty Commercial, and Others. Business Insurance segment provides workers' compensation, property, automobile, liability, umbrella, and marine coverages, as well as commercial risk management products and services. Personal Lines segment provides automobile, homeowners', and home-based coverages. Specialty Commercial segment offers customized insurance products and risk management services, as well as bond, professional liability, specialty casualty, and agricultural coverages. It also provides insurance products and services to captive insurance companies, pools, and self-insurance groups; and third-party administrator services for claims administration, integrated benefits, loss control, and performance measurement. Others segment consists of existing property and casualty insurance operations, including the company's asbestos and environmental exposures. The company was founded in 1810 and is headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut.
WYNDHAM WORLDWIDE CORP (WYN)
Wyndham Worldwide Corporation provides various hospitality products and services to business-to-business customers and individual consumers. It operates in three segments: Lodging, Vacation Exchange and Rental, and Vacation Ownership. The Lodging segment franchises hotels in the upscale, middle, and economy segments of the lodging industry. This segment owns approximately 6,500 franchised hotels, which represents 543,000 rooms. The Vacation Exchange and Rental segment provides vacation exchange products and services to the owners of intervals of vacation ownership interests; and markets vacation rental properties on behalf of independent owners. Its accommodations include hotel rooms and suites, villas, cottages, bungalows, campgrounds, vacation ownership condominiums, city apartments, second homes, fractional private residences, luxury destination clubs, and boats. The Vacation Ownership segment markets and sells vacation ownership interests to individual consumers; offers consumer financing; provides property management services at resorts; and develops and acquires vacation ownership resorts. As of December, 31, 2006, this segment developed and acquired approximately 150 vacation ownership resorts, which include 20,000 individual vacation ownership units and over 800,000 owners of vacation ownership interests. The company offers its products and services under the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Ramada, Days Inn, Super 8, TripRewards, RCI, Landal GreenParks, English Country Cottages, Novasol, Wyndham Vacation Resorts, and WorldMark by Wyndham brand names. It operates in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Netherlands, and internationally. The company was incorporated in 2003 as Cendant Hotel Group and changed its name to Wyndham Worldwide Corporation in 2006. Wyndham is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey.
WHOLE FOODS MARKET INC (WFMI)
Whole Foods Market, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the ownership and operation of natural and organic foods supermarkets. It offers produce, seafood, grocery, meat and poultry, bakery, prepared foods and catering, specialty (beer, wine, and cheese), whole body (nutritional supplements, vitamins, body care, and educational products), floral, pet products, and household products. As of September 25, 2005, the company operated 165 stores in the United States and the District of Columbia; 3 stores in Canada; and 7 stores in the United Kingdom. Whole Foods Market was founded in 1978 and is based in Austin, Texas.
CMS ENERGY CORPORATION (CMS)
CMS Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries, Consumers Energy Company and CMS Enterprises Company, operates energy businesses in the United States and in selected markets worldwide. The company primarily operates in three segments: Electric Utility, Gas Utility, and Enterprises. The Electric Utility segment generates and distributes electricity in the state of Michigan. The Gas Utility segment purchases transports, stores, and distributes natural gas. The Enterprises segment invests, acquires, develops, constructs, manages, and operates nonutility power generation plants and natural gas facilities in the United States and internationally. It also provides gas, oil, and electric marketing services to energy users. The company provides natural gas and electricity to approximately 6 million residential consumers. It also serves automotive, metal, chemical, food products, and various other industries. CMS Energy was formed in 1987 and is headquartered in Jackson, Michigan.
AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY (AXP)
American Express Company (AEC) provides travel-related services, payment services, financial advisory services, and international banking services worldwide. Its travel-related services include global card network services; charge card and credit cards for consumers and businesses; consumer and small business lending products; travelers checks; business expense management products and services; business travel and travel management services; consumer travel services; transaction processing; tax, accounting, and business consulting services; and magazine publishing. The company also offers investment products and services to retail and institutional clients, including mutual funds, annuities, face-amount certificates, collective funds, real estate investment trusts, collateralized debt obligations, and hedge funds; and investment services, including wrap programs, financial planning services, and separately managed accounts. In addition, AEC offers individual retirement accounts, employer-sponsored retirement plans, and Section 529 college savings plans; personal trust services; and retail securities brokerage. It also provides life, disability income, long term care, and property and casualty insurance products. Further, the company offers banking and financial services to wealthy individuals, financial institutions, and retail customers. It provides interest-bearing deposits, unsecured lines of credit, installment loans, money market funds, mortgage loans, auto loans, and mutual funds, as well as offers investment management, and trust and estate planning. Its correspondent banking products include international payments processing; trade-related payments and financing; cash management; and investment products. It also provides treasury and capital market products and services, including foreign exchange, foreign exchange options and other derivatives, and interest rate risk management products. AEC was founded in 1850 and is headquartered in New York City.
MBIA, Inc. provides financial guarantee insurance, investment management services, and municipal and other services to public finance and structured finance clients worldwide. The company insures financial obligations, which are sold in the new issue and secondary markets. It also provides financial guarantees for municipal bonds, asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities, investor-owned utility bonds, bonds backed by publicly or privately funded public purpose projects, bonds issued by sovereign and sub-sovereign entities and obligations collateralized by diverse pools of corporate loans, and credit default swaps, as well as pools of corporate and asset-backed bonds in the new issue and secondary markets. The municipal obligations that MBIA insures include tax-exempt and taxable indebtedness of states, counties, cities, utility districts, and other political subdivisions, as well as airports, higher education health care facilities, and similar authorities; and obligations issued by private entities that finance projects, which serve a substantial public purpose. The asset-backed and structured finance obligations insured by the company include residential and commercial mortgages, proceeds of insurance policies, various consumer loans, corporate loans and bonds, trade and export receivables, equipment, aircraft and real property leases, and infrastructure projects. It also insures privately issued bonds used for the financing of public purpose projects, including toll roads, bridges, airports, public transportation facilities, and other types of infrastructure projects. In addition, the company, through its wholly owned subsidiary, MBIA Asset Management, LLC, provides investment management products and financial services, including cash management, customized asset management and investment consulting services to local governments, school districts and other institutional clients. MBIA was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Armonk, New York.
GENZYME CORPORATION (GENZ)
Genzyme Corporation operates as a biotechnology company. Its products and services focuses on rare genetic disorders, renal disease, kidney disease, cancer, orthopaedics, organ transplant, and diagnostic and predictive testing. The company operates in five segments: Renal, Therapeutics, Transplant, Biosurgery, and Diagnostics/Genetics. The Renal unit develops, manufactures, and distributes products that treat patients suffering from renal diseases, including chronic renal failure. The Therapeutics unit offers therapeutic products for genetic diseases; and other chronic debilitating diseases, including lysosomal storage disorders and other specialty therapeutics. The Transplant unit provides therapeutic products that address pretransplantation, prevention, and treatment of acute rejection in organ transplantation, as well as other auto-immune disorders. The Biosurgery unit develops, manufactures, and distributes biotherapeutics and biomaterial products, with an emphasis on products that meet medical needs in orthopaedics and broader surgical areas. The Diagnostics/Genetics unit offers vitro diagnostic products; and testing services for the oncology, and prenatal and reproductive markets. The company offers its products primarily to physicians, hospitals, and treatment centers in various countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Canada, Switzerland, and Germany. Genzyme Corp. has an agreement with RenaMed Biologics, Inc. to jointly develop and commercialize RenaMed's Bio-Replacement Therapy for the treatment of acute renal failure; a collaboration with De Novo Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. to apply De Novo's molecular structure generating technology to focus on a disease target of interest to Genzyme; and a collaboration agreement with Epiontis GmbH to develop quality control tests for Genzyme's cartilage repair product Carticel. The company was founded in 1981 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (QCOM)
QUALCOMM Incorporated engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of digital wireless telecommunications products and services based on its Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) technology. It develops and supplies CDMA-based integrated circuits and system software for wireless voice and data communications, multimedia functions, and global positioning system products to wireless device and infrastructure manufacturers. The company grants licenses to use portions of its intellectual property portfolio, which includes patent rights essential to or used in the manufacture and sale of CDMA products. It provides satellite and terrestrial-based two-way data messaging and position reporting services for transportation companies, private fleets, construction equipment fleets, and other enterprise companies. The company provides the Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless product and services to wireless network operators, handset manufacturers, and application developers and support for developing and delivering over-the-air wireless applications and services. It also makes strategic investments to provide worldwide adoption of CDMA products and services for wireless voice and Internet data communications. The company markets its products through direct sales force, partnerships, and distributors in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, South Korea, and Mexico. QUALCOMM was incorporated in 1985 and is based in San Diego, California.
INTERNATIONAL GAME TECHNOLOGY (IGT)
International Game Technology engages in the design, development, manufacture, distribution, and sale of computerized gaming machines and systems products worldwide. The company manufactures a range of gaming machines, including casino style spinning reel slot machines, video gaming machines, government sponsored terminals, and other video gaming devices. It offers gaming systems, parts, conversion kits, licenses and royalties, equipment, and services. The company also provides customers with proprietary gaming products, services, and/or intellectual properties, as well as involves in casino operations. It serves casino style, private club, gaming hall, government sponsored video, AWP, and pachisuro machine markets through distributors and agents. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Reno, Nevada.
ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY (ROH)
Rohm and Haas Company (RHC) provides specialty materials for the personal care, grocery, home, and construction markets in the United States. It operates in six segments: Coatings, Performance Chemicals, Monomers, Electronic Materials, Adhesives and Sealants, and Salt. Coatings segment offers architectural and functional, powder and automotive coatings. Architectural and functional coatings include products for latex paints, industrial and decorative coatings, varnishes, paper coatings, and leather and textile finishes. Powder coatings comprise thermoset and thermoplastic powder coatings used for backyard grills, kitchen cabinetry, office furniture, automotive parts, and industrial shelving. Automotive coatings include paints for the plastic components of automobiles. Performance Chemicals segment provides products to control bacteria and improve the texture of shampoos, conditioners, and moisturizers; performance enhancers for detergents and cleaners; ion exchange resins used to purify drinking water, juices, and pharmaceuticals; sweeteners for soft drinks; and technology used in bleaching agents and purification chemistry that removes contaminants from personal care and household products. It also delivers impact modifiers and processing aids for plumbing pipes, house siding, containers, shoe soles, computer housings, keyboards, and wood products. Monomers segment supplies acrylates, methacrylates, and specialty monomers. Electronic Materials segment provides chemical mechanical planarization and microelectronic, circuit board, and packaging and finishing technologies. Adhesives and Sealants segment offers products for packaging and converting, pressure sensitive adhesives and construction, and transportation. Salt segment provides products for food processing, agriculture, water conditioning, highway ice control, and industrial processing applications. RHC was founded by Otto Rohm and Otto Haas in 1907. The company is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
LINCOLN NATIONAL CORPORATION (LNC)
Lincoln National Corporation, through its subsidiaries, offers multiple insurance and investment management products and services in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company operates in four segments: Lincoln Retirement, Life Insurance, Investment Management, and Lincoln UK. Lincoln Retirement segment offers fixed and variable annuities, such as individual annuities and employer-sponsored annuities. Life Insurance segment provides life insurance products, such as universal life, variable universal life, interest-sensitive whole life, corporate owned life insurance, and term insurance to the high net worth and rich markets. Investment Management segment provides various investment products and services, such as mutual funds, retirement plan services, and other investment products, including managed accounts and college savings plans to retail investors. This segment also provides investment advisory services and products to institutional clients, such as pension funds, foundations, endowment funds, and trusts. The Lincoln UK segment offers unit-linked life and pension products in the United Kingdom. The company was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
State Street Corporation operates as the holding company for State Street Bank and Trust Company, which provides a range of products and services for investors worldwide. The company operates in two lines of businesses, Investment Servicing and Investment Management. Investment Servicing business provides services for U.S. mutual funds, collective funds worldwide, corporate and public retirement plans, insurance companies, foundations, endowments, and other investment pools. Its products include custody, accounting, daily pricing, and administration; master trust and master custody; recordkeeping; foreign exchange and trading services; securities lending; deposit and short-term investment facilities; loans and lease financing; investment and hedge fund manager operations outsourcing; and performance, risk, and compliance analytics to support institutional investors. Investment Management business offers an array of services for managing financial assets, including investment management and investment research services, primarily for institutional investors. Its services include U.S. and non-U.S. equity and fixed income strategies, and other related services, such as securities lending. As of December 31, 2004, the company provided its services from 21 offices in the United States; and from offices in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, People's Republic of China, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. State Street Corporation was organized in 1832 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY (SHW)
The Sherwin-Williams Company engages in the manufacture, distribution, and sale of coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers primarily in North and South America. The company operates through four segments: Paint Stores, Consumer, Automotive Finishes, and International Coatings. The Paint Stores Segment markets and sells Sherwin-Williams branded architectural paints and coatings, industrial and marine products, and original equipment manufacturer product finishes and related items. As of December 31, 2004, the Paint Stores segment operated 2,983 paint stores. The Consumer segment develops, manufactures, and distributes various paints, coatings, and related products to third party customers and the Paint Stores segment. The Automotive Finishes segment develops, manufactures, and distributes various motor vehicle finish, refinish, and touch-up products. It also licenses certain technology and trade names worldwide, as well as distributes Sherwin-Williams branded automotive finish and refinish products through its network of automotive branches. The Automotive Finishes segment operated 200 automotive branches, as of December 31, 2004. The International Coatings segment develops, licenses, manufactures, and distributes various paints, coatings, and related products worldwide through 76 company-operated specialty paint stores, as of the above date, and by outside selling functions to other dealers and distributors. The company was founded by Henry Sherwin and Edward Williams in 1866. The Sherwin-Williams Company is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
AMERICAN CAPITAL STRATEGIES LTD (ACAS)
American Capital Strategies, Ltd. operates as a nondiversified closed end investment company that provides investment capital to middle market companies in the United States. It invests in and sponsors management and employee buyouts; invests in private equity sponsored buyouts; and provides capital directly to private and small public companies. The company provides senior debt, mezzanine debt, and equity to fund growth, acquisitions, and recapitalizations. The company's offers its services to a portfolio companies operating in various industries, including commercial services and supplies, food products, electrical equipment, building products, auto components, healthcare, household durables, electronic equipment and instruments, textiles and apparel, machinery, chemicals, Internet and catalog retail, leisure equipment and products, construction and engineering, diversified financial services, and information technology. American Capital Strategies was incorporated in 1986 and is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.
AutoZone, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of automotive parts and accessories in the United States. As of November 19, 2005, the company operated 3,612 stores in the United States and 84 stores in Mexico. These stores offer various products for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans, and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, and accessories and nonautomotive products. The automotive hard parts product line includes A/C compressors, alternators, batteries and accessories, carburetors, clutches, CV axles, engines, fuel pumps, mufflers, shock absorbers and struts, starters, and water pumps. The maintenance items product line consists of antifreeze and windshield washer, belts and hoses, fuses, lighting, oil and transmission fluid, oxygen sensors, protectants and cleaners, refrigerant and accessories, sealants and adhesives, sealants and adhesives, wash and wax, and windshield wipers. The accessories and nonautomotive product line comprises air fresheners, cell phone accessories, drinks and snacks, floor mats, hand cleaner, neon, mirrors, paint and accessories, performance products, seat covers, steering wheel covers, stereos, and tools. AutoZone also offers commercial sales program that provides commercial credit, and delivery of parts and other products to local, regional, and national repair garages, dealers, and service stations. The company also sells the ALLDATA brand diagnostic and repair software, as well as diagnostic and repair information, auto and light truck parts, and accessories. In addition, the company provides free services, including check engine light readings; battery charging; oil recycling; and testing of starters, alternators, batteries, sensors, and actuators. The company was founded in 1979 and is based in Memphis, Tennessee.
KLA-TENCOR CORPORATION (KLAC)
KLA-Tencor Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of yield management and process monitoring systems for the semiconductor industry. It markets and sells its hardware consisting of patterned and unpatterned wafer inspection, optical overlay metrology, e-beam review, reticle and photomask inspection, spectroscopic and e-beam-based CD metrology, and film and surface measurement tools, as well as its yield analysis and defect classification software. The company's products provide fab-wide yield management solutions for the manufacturing process of cells used in integrated circuit production, including lithography, etch, deposition, and chemical mechanical planarization. Its products and services enable integrated circuit manufacturers to manage yield throughout the wafer fabrication process from research and development to final mass production yield analysis. The company also offers refurbished KLA-Tencor certified tools for customers manufacturing with older technologies. In addition, the company provides other services, such as onsite repair, telephone support, system installation, relocation services, selected post-sales applications, and educational services. Its yield management software solutions include Klarity Defect, an automated inline defect analysis module and defect data management system designed to help fabs achieve yield learning cycles; and Klarity ACE yield analysis software that enables integration, correlation, and analysis of yield- and process-related data to determine the source of defects and process excursions. KLA-Tencor sells its products through direct sales force and distributors primarily in the United States, Europe, Asia-Pacific region, and Japan. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
The Stanley Works produces tools and security products worldwide. It operates in three segments: Consumer Products, Industrial Tools, and Security Solutions. The Consumer Products segment offers hand and consumer mechanics tools, and storage units. Hand tools include measuring instruments, planes, hammers, blades, screwdrivers, saws, chisels, boring tools, masonry, and tile and drywall tools, as well as electronic stud sensors, alignment tools, and elevation measuring systems. Consumer mechanics tools consist of wrenches, sockets, and tool boxes. The Industrial Tools segment offers mechanics tools, pneumatic tools and fasteners, hydraulic tools and accessories, assembly tools and systems, and electronic measuring tools. Mechanics tools comprise wrenches, sockets, electronic diagnostic tools, and industrial storage and retrieval systems. Pneumatic tools and fasteners include nails and staples used for construction, furniture making, pallet manufacturing, and attaching wooden materials. Assembly tools and systems comprise electric and pneumatic assembly tools, including precision tools, controllers, and systems for tightening threaded fasteners principally used by vehicle manufacturers. Electronic measuring tools include laser and optical leveling and measuring devices used by contractors, surveyors, engineers, other professionals, and individuals. The Security Solutions segment provides access and security solutions for retailers, educational and healthcare institutions, government, financial institutions, and commercial and industrial customers. It offers automatic doors, door locking systems, hardware, and security access control systems. Its products include security integration systems, software, installation and maintenance services, and locking mechanisms. The company sells its products through home centers and mass merchant distribution channels. Stanley Works was founded by Frederick T. Stanley in 1843. The company is based in New Britain, Connecticut.
ANHEUSER-BUSCH COMPANIES INC (BUD)
Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and distribution of beer in the United States and internationally. It also distributes three nonalcohol beverages, O'Doul's, Busch NA, and O'Doul's Amber. In addition, the company manufactures beverage cans and beverage can lids. It also owns nine theme parks located in Florida, Virginia, Texas, California, and Pennsylvania. Further, the company engages in the development of real estate properties; and ownership and operation of The Kingsmill Resort and Conference Center in Williamsburg, Virginia, as well as a transportation service business. Anheuser-Busch Companies was founded in 1852 and is based in St. Louis, Missouri.
H. J. Heinz Company and its subsidiaries engage in manufacturing and marketing processed food products worldwide. The company's principal products include ketchup, condiments and sauces, frozen food, soups, beans and pasta meals, tuna and other seafood products, infant food, and other processed food products. The company sells its products through its own sales force and through independent brokers, agents, and distributors to chain, wholesale, cooperative and independent grocery accounts, convenience stores, bakeries, pharmacies, mass merchants, and club stores, as well as foodservice distributors and institutions, including hotels, restaurants, hospitals, healthcare facilities, and certain government agencies. H. J. Heinz Company was founded in 1869 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Unisys Corporation provides information technology (IT) services and solutions to businesses and governments worldwide. It operates in two segments, Services and Technology. The Services segment provides various services and solutions, including systems integration and consulting; outsourcing, including the management of a customer's internal information systems and management of specific business processes, such as check processing, insurance claims processing, health claims processing, mortgage administration, and cargo management; and infrastructure services involving the design and support of customers IT infrastructure, including desktops, servers, mobile and wireless systems, and networks. It also offers enterprise-wide security solutions to protect systems, networks, applications, and data, as well as provides core maintenance services. The Technology segment develops servers and related products that operate in various environments. It primarily offers enterprise-class servers based on the Unisys Cellular MultiProcessing architecture, such as the ClearPath Plus family of servers, which integrates proprietary and open platforms; the ES7000 family of servers, which provide enterprise-class attributes on Intel-based servers; operating system software and middleware; and other technologies, such as payment systems, chip testing, and third-party products. It offers its products and services to financial services, public sector, communications, transportation, commercial, and media markets, as well as to sports organizations through direct sales force and distributors. Unisys was founded in 1886 and is based in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.
ST PAUL COMPANIES INC (TRV)
The Travelers Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides a range of commercial and personal property, and casualty insurance products and services to businesses, government units, associations, and individuals. The company operates in three segments: Business Insurance; Financial, Professional, and International Insurance; and Personal Insurance. The Business Insurance segment provides property and liability coverage, workers' compensation, commercial automobile, and general liability insurance. This segment distributes its products through approximately 7,100 independent agencies and brokers in the United States. The Financial, Professional, and International Insurance segment provides surety and financial liability coverage, which require primarily a credit-based underwriting process, as well as property and casualty products that are marketed on an international basis. This segment distributes its products in the United States through approximately 6,400 of the same independent agencies and brokers that distribute the Business Insurance segment's products, as well as through its subsidiaries in Mexico, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The Personal Insurance segment provides coverage in personal automobile and homeowners insurance for individuals. This segment distributes its products primarily through approximately 8,700 independent agents, sponsoring organizations, and joint marketing arrangements with other insurers in the United States. The Travelers Companies, formerly known as The St. Paul Travelers Companies, Inc., was founded in 1979 and changed its name to The Travelers Companies, Inc. in February 2007. The company is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Xerox Corporation engages in the development, manufacture, marketing, service, and financing of a range of document equipment, software, solutions, and services. Its products include printing and publishing systems, digital multifunction devices, digital copiers, laser and solid ink printers, fax machines, document-management software, and supplies, such as toner, paper, and ink. The company also provides software and solutions that can help businesses print books, create personalized documents for their customers, and scan and route digital information. In addition, it offers a range of comprehensive document management services, such as operating in-house production centers, developing online document repositories, and analyzing how customers can create and share documents in the office. Xerox provides monochrome and color systems for three customer environments: production publishing, transaction printing, and enterprise-wide printing. It also serves global, national, and small to medium sized commercial customers, as well as government, education, and other public sector customers. The company operates in approximately 130 countries and distributes its products in the western Hemisphere through divisions, wholly owned subsidiaries, and third-party distributors. It also distributes its products, through its subsidiary, Xerox Limited and related companies, in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India, and parts of Asia. The company was founded in 1906 as The Haloid Company and changed its name to Xerox Corporation in 1961. Xerox is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.
CenturyTel, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated communications company in the United States. It provides local exchange telephone, long distance, Internet access, and dial-up and digital subscriber line Internet services, as well as special access and private line, fiber transport, competitive local exchange and security monitoring, and other related services. As of December 31, 2004, CenturyTel operated approximately 2.3 million telephone access lines in rural areas and small to midsize cities. All of the company's operations are conducted within the continental United States. CenturyTel was incorporated in 1968. The company was formerly known as Century Telephone Enterprises, Inc. and it changed its name to CenturyTel, Inc. in 1999. CenturyTel is based in Monroe, Louisiana.
Xilinx, Inc. engages in the design, development, and marketing of programmable logic solutions. It offers programmable logic devices, including field programmable gate arrays and complex programmable logic devices, software design tools, and predefined system functions delivered as intellectual property cores. The company's products are used by electronic equipment manufacturers primarily in the communications, storage, server, consumer, industrial, and other markets. In addition, Xilinx offers education, design, and support services. The company sells its products through independent domestic and foreign distributors, a network of independent sales representative firms, and through a direct sales management organization to original equipment manufacturers in North America, Europe, Japan, and Asia Pacific. Xilinx has a strategic foundry relationship with Toshiba Corporation for the production of advanced silicon wafers in Japan. The company was founded in 1984 and is based in San Jose, California.
E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY (DD)
E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) operates as a science and technology company. It engages in a range of fields, including biotechnology, electronics, materials science, safety and security, and synthetic fibers. The company operates in seven segments: Agriculture and Nutrition, Coatings and Color Technologies, Electronic and Communication Technologies, Performance Materials, Safety and Protection, Pharmaceuticals, and Textiles and Interiors. The Agriculture and Nutrition segment offers hybrid seed corn and soybean seed, herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, value enhanced grains, and soy protein. The Coatings and Color Technologies segment provides automotive finishes, industrial coatings, and white pigments. The Electronic and Communication Technologies segment offers fluorochemicals, fluoropolymers, photopolymers, and electronic materials. The Performance Materials segment provides engineering polymers, packaging and industrial polymers, films, and elastomers. The Safety and Protection segment provides specialty and industrial chemicals, nonwovens, aramids, and solid surfaces. The Pharmaceuticals segment includes the company's interest in two antihypertensive drugs, the Cozaar and Hyzaar. The Textiles and Interiors segment offers flooring systems, industrial fibers, polyester fibers, branded and unbranded elastane, textiles, and intermediates. The company serves various markets, including transportation, safety and protection, construction, motor vehicle, agricultural, home furnishings, medical, packaging, electronics, and nutrition and health. DuPont was founded in 1802 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware.
The Southern Company, through its subsidiaries, primarily engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and supply of electricity in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, and Georgia. The company's retail activities are carried out by Southern Power Company, Alabama Power Company, Georgia Power Company, Gulf Power Company, Mississippi Power Company, and Savannah Electric and Power Company. Its other business activities include investments in synthetic fuels and leveraged lease projects, wireless telecommunication services, energy-related services, and natural gas marketing. The company serves approximately 4 million customers, as of April 26, 2005. Southern Company was incorporated in 1945 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
UNITED PARCEL SERVICE INC (UPS)
United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS), a package delivery company, provides transportation, logistics, and financial services in the United States and internationally. It offers a range of supply chain solutions, such as freight forwarding, customs brokerage, fulfillment, returns, financial transactions, and repairs. The company's domestic operations include delivery of letters, documents, and packages in the United States; and international package operations include delivery of goods to approximately 200 countries and territories worldwide. UPS also offers various supply chain services, including logistics and distribution services, such as supply chain management, order fulfillment, inventory management, receiving and shipping, service parts logistics, reverse logistics, and cross docking, as well as distribution center design, planning, and management; and international trade management services, including freight forwarding, customs brokerage, and international trade consulting. It also provides transportation and freight forwarding, and consulting services, as well as electronic services, such as UPS CampusShip, Consignee Billing, Quantum View Manage, Delivery Confirmation, and UPS Returns to support automated shipping and tracking. In addition, it offers financial services that provide customers with short- and long-term financing, secured lending, working capital, government guaranteed lending, letters of credit, global trade financing, credit cards, and equipment leasing. As of December 31, 2004, the company operated a fleet of 268 aircraft, as well as a ground fleet of approximately 88,000 package cars, vans, tractors, and motorcycles. United Parcel Service was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
SYMANTEC CORPORATION (SYMC)
Symantec Corporation provides software, appliances, and services to secure and manage information technology (IT) infrastructure for individuals, businesses, and enterprises worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Consumer Products, Enterprise Security, Enterprise Administration, Services, and Other. The Consumer Products segment offers Internet security and problem-solving products to individual users, home offices, and small businesses. Its products include Norton Antivirus, Norton Internet Security, and Norton SystemWorks, which provide protection from viruses, intrusion attempts, and piracy threats. The Enterprise Security segment provides security solutions for all tiers of a network: at the server tier behind the gateway and at the client tier, including desktop personal computers, laptops, and handhelds. It offers antivirus and antispam technologies, early warning solutions, firewall and virtual private network (VPN) solutions, intrusion detection products, and managed security services, as well as integrated solutions. The Enterprise Administration segment offers open and modular products that enable companies to manage their IT infrastructures. Its products include Symantec Client Migration, Symantec Ghost Solution Suite, pcAnywhere, the ON iCommand product family, the LiveState Recovery product family, PartitionMagic Pro, VolumeManager, ServerMagic for NetWare, and OEM Factory Solutions. The Services segment provides information security solutions that include managed security services, consulting services, and education services. The Other segment offers sunset products and products nearing the end of their life cycle. The company offers its products primarily through distributors, retailers, direct marketers, Internet-based resellers, original equipment manufacturers, educational institutions, and Internet service provides. Symantec Corp. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.
NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION (NSM)
National Semiconductor Corporation engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of a range of semiconductor products. It supplies analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products to various markets, such as the industrial, communications, computing, consumer, medical, automotive, wireless handsets, Liquid crystal display monitors, personal computers, and digital television in the Americas, Europe, Japan, and the Asia Pacific region. The company offers operational and audio amplifiers; power references, regulators, and switches; communication interface circuits; analog to digital converters; radio frequency integrated circuits; flat panel display drivers and signal processors; local area and wireless networking and wireless communications; and products for personal systems and personal communications. It also offers microcontrollers, advanced input/output personal computer products, connectivity processors, and embedded Bluetooth solutions. National Semiconductor was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
WESTERN UNION COMPANY (WU)
The Western Union Company provides a range of money transfer and bill payment services worldwide. It offers various consumer-to-consumer money transfer services, primarily through a network of third-party agents using multi-currency and real-time money transfer processing systems. Its consumer-to-consumer money transfer services primarily include walk-in money transfer services, online money transfer services, and telephone money transfer services. The company also provides a range of consumer-to-business payment services, which enables payments to various organizations that receive consumer payments, including utilities, auto finance companies, mortgage servicers, financial service providers, and governmental agencies. Its consumer-to-business services primarily include electronic payments that enable consumer payments to various entities using credit cards, debit cards, and ACH; Equity Accelerator service that enables consumers to make mortgage payments; Quick Collect service through which consumers send guaranteed funds to businesses and government agencies from various locations using cash and debit cards; Convenience Pay service, which enable payments to utilities and telecommunication providers using cash or checks; Quick Cash, a cash disbursement service used by businesses and government agencies to send money to employees or individuals. In addition, the company offers money order products and services; prepaid services; and top-up services for third parties that enables consumers to pay in advance for mobile phone and other services. As of December 31, 2006, the company offered its services through a network of approximately 300,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories. The company was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.
MICROSOFT CORPORATION (MSFT)
Microsoft Corporation provides software products for computing devices worldwide. Its Client segment engages in technical architecture, engineering, and product delivery of Windows product family comprising Windows Vista; Windows XP Professional and Home; Media Center Edition; Tablet PC Edition; and other Windows operating systems. The Server and Tools segment offers integrated server infrastructure and middleware software that support software applications and tools built on the Windows Server operating system. Its products include Windows Server operating system; Microsoft SQL Server; Microsoft Enterprise Services; product support services; Visual Studio; System Center products; Forefront Security products; Biz Talk Server; MSDN; and TechNet. The Online Services Business segment offers personal communications services, such as email and instant messaging, and online information through MSN Search; MapPoint; MSN Internet Access; MSN Premium Web Services; Windows Live; and MSN Mobile Services. The Microsoft Business Division offers Microsoft office product set comprising enterprise content management, collaboration, unified communications, and business intelligence products; and Microsoft Dynamics products that offer business solutions for financial management, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and analytics applications. The Entertainment and Devices Division develops, produces, and markets the Xbox video game system, such as consoles and accessories, third-party games, games published under the Microsoft brand, and Xbox Live operations. It also offers Zune digital music and entertainment device; PC software games; online games; Mediaroom, an Internet protocol television software; and other devices. Further, Microsoft offers online advertising and publishing solutions. It has an alliance with Siemens VDO Automotive AG; and strategic relationship with LogicaCMG plc. Microsoft was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.
VF Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of branded apparel and related products in the United States and internationally. Its product line includes jeanswear, sportswear, intimate apparel, outdoor apparel and equipment, occupational apparel, and other apparel. The products comprise denim and casual tops, bottoms, backpacks, bookbags, luggage, outdoor gear and apparel, footwear, outdoor sportswear, handbags, backpacks, accessories, women's lingerie, occupational apparel, licensed sports apparel, athletic apparel, and fashion sportswear. The company's product lines are sold under Lee, Wrangler, Riders, Rustler, Vanity Fair, Vassarette, Bestform, Lily of France, Nautica, Earl Jean, John Varvatos, JanSport, Eastpak, The North Face, Vans, Napapijri, Kipling, Lee Sport, and Red Kap brands, through specialty store, department store, chain store, and discount store channels. VF was organized in 1899 and is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.
DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC (DRI)
Darden Restaurants, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of casual dining restaurants in the United States and Canada. The company operates restaurants under the names Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Bahama Breeze, Smokey Bones, and Seasons 52. Red Lobster, a seafood specialty restaurant, offers fresh fish, shrimp, crab, lobster, scallops, and other seafood. Its menu also includes specialty seafood and nonseafood entrees, appetizers, and desserts. Olive Garden, a casual dining Italian restaurant, provides antipasti; soups, salad, and garlic breadsticks; baked pastas; sauteed specialties with chicken, seafood, and fresh vegetables; grilled meats; and various desserts. Bahama Breeze restaurant offers Caribbean-inspired fresh seafood, chicken, and steaks, as well as signature specialty drinks. Smokey Bones restaurant features barbequed pork, beef, and chicken, as well as other grilled favorites. Seasons 52 restaurants offer casually sophisticated fresh grill and wine bar with seasonally inspired menus. As of May 29, 2005, it operated 1,381 restaurants, including 679 Red Lobster, 563 Olive Garden, 32 Bahama Breeze, 104 Smokey Bones, and 3 Seasons 52 restaurants in the United States and Canada. The company was incorporated in 1968 and is based in Orlando, Florida.
The Chubb Corporation, a holding company, provides property and casualty, and specialty insurance to individuals and businesses worldwide. The company operates in three divisions: Commercial Insurance, Specialty Insurance, and Personal Insurance. Commercial Insurance division offers a range of commercial customer insurance products, including coverage for multiple peril, casualty, workers' compensation, and property and marine. Specialty Insurance division offers various specialized executive protection and professional liability products for privately and publicly owned companies, financial institutions, professional firms, and healthcare organizations. It also provides surety and accident products and services. Personal Insurance division offers products for individuals with fine homes and possessions. It primarily provides automobile, homeowners, and other personal coverages. In addition, Chubb provides an array of services designed to enable customers manage and minimize risk. The company provides its products and services through independent insurance agents and brokers principally in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and parts of Latin America and Asia. Chubb was formed in 1967 and is headquartered in Warren, New Jersey.
KIMBERLY-CLARK CORPORATION (KMB)
Kimberly-Clark Corporation engages in the manufacture and marketing of a range of health and hygiene products worldwide. It operates in three segments: Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, and Business-to-Business. The Personal Care segment manufactures and markets disposable diapers, training, and youth pants and swimpants; baby wipes; feminine and incontinence care products; and related products. The Consumer Tissue segment manufactures and markets facial and bathroom tissue, paper towels, napkins, and related products. The Business-to-Business segment manufactures and markets facial and bathroom tissue, paper towels, napkins, wipers, surgical gowns, drapes, infection control products, sterilization wrap, disposable face masks and exam gloves, respiratory products, and other disposable medical products. The company offers its products for household use to supermarkets, mass merchandisers, drugstores, warehouse clubs, various department stores, and other retail outlets through wholesalers. It sells its products for away-from-home use through distributors and directly to manufacturing, lodging, office building, food service, health care establishments, and public facilities. In addition, the company sells its products to converters. Kimberly-Clark was founded by John A. Kimberly, Havilah Babcock, Charles B. Clark, and Frank C. Shattuck in 1872. The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
Sysco Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the distribution and marketing of food and related products primarily to the foodservice industry in the United States and Canada. It distributes frozen foods, such as meats, fully prepared entrees, fruits, vegetables and desserts, various canned and dry foods, fresh meats, imported specialties, and fresh produce. The company also supplies various nonfood items, including disposable napkins, plates, and cups; tableware, such as china and silverware; cookware, including pots, pans, and utensils; restaurant and kitchen equipment and supplies; and cleaning supplies. Its customers include restaurants, hospitals and nursing homes, schools and colleges, hotels and motels, and industrial caterers, as well as regional and national hamburger, sandwich, pizza, chicken, steak, and other chain operators. As of July 2, 2005, the company operated 170 facilities throughout the United States and Canada. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
KIMCO REALTY CORPORATION (KIM)
Kimco Realty Corporation, a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the ownership and operation of neighborhood and community shopping centers in North America. Its centers generally include department stores, supermarkets, and drugstores. As of February 4, 2005, the company's portfolio comprised 773 property interests, including 696 operating properties primarily consisting of neighborhood and community shopping centers, 32 retail store leases, 35 ground-up development projects, and 10 undeveloped parcels of land, totaling approximately 113.4 million square feet of leasable space located in 42 states, Canada, and Mexico. Kimco also provides property management services relating to the management, leasing, operation, supervision, and maintenance of real estate properties. 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. Kimco was founded in 1960 and is based in New Hyde Park, New York.
Ameren Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in rate-regulated electric generation, transmission, and distribution; rate-regulated natural gas distribution; and nonrate-regulated electric generation businesses in Missouri and Illinois. The company also engages in the short- and long-term marketing of power, procurement of fuel, management of commodity risks, and provision of other shared services. As of May 12, 2005, it provided energy services to approximately 2.3 million electric customers and approximately 900,000 natural gas customers in Illinois and Missouri. Ameren was founded in 1881 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.
General Mills, Inc. produces packaged consumer foods in the United State and internationally. It offers ready-to-eat cereals; dry packaged dinner mixes, Mexican foods and dinner kits, soups and ingredients, canned and frozen vegetables, meal starters, and refrigerated barbeque products; dry packaged specialty potatoes, instant mashed potatoes, salad, and salad topping; and shelf-stable microwave meals and packaged meals. In addition, the company offers refrigerated and frozen dough products, including biscuits and sweet rolls, cookies, breads, pie crust, and other bakery goods; breakfast products comprising pastries, frozen pancakes, waffles, and waffle sticks; and baking products, including dessert mixes, including cake mixes, ready-to-spread frostings, dessert bar mixes, muffin mixes, and other mixes. Further, General Mills provides microwave popcorn, grain snacks, fruit snacks, snack mix products, savory snacks, and carbohydrate management bars; yogurt products; organic frozen fruits and vegetables; various canned tomato products, including tomatoes and spaghetti sauce; frozen juice concentrates; fruit spreads; and frozen desserts. It markets mixes, as well as unbaked, par-baked, and fully baked frozen dough products to retail, supermarket, and wholesale bakeries; and sells flour to bakery, foodservice, and manufacturing customers. The company markets frozen dough products, baking mixes, cereals, snacks, dinner and side dish products, refrigerated and soft-serve frozen yogurt, and custom food items to quick serve chains and other restaurants, business and school cafeterias, convenience stores, and vending companies. The company operates in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and the Asia/Pacific region. General Mills was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY (IP)
International Paper Company (IPC) operates as a forest products, paper, and packaging company. It operates in three segments: Printing Papers, Industrial and Consumer Packaging (ICP), Forest Products. The Printing Papers segment offers printing and writing papers that include uncoated and coated papers, market pulp, and bristols. The ICP segment produces corrugated boxes, lightweight and pressure sensitive papers, converted products, and other packaging for various applications, such as pressure sensitive labels, food and industrial packaging, industrial sealants and tapes, and consumer hygiene products. It also manufactures solid bleached sulfate packaging board, which is used in packaging of juice, milk, food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, computer software, and tobacco products. The Forest Products segment produces lumber, plywood, engineered wood products, and utility poles in the southern United States. IPC also owns 785,000 acres of radiata pine plantations; and produces wood products, such as lumber, plywood, panels, and laminated veneer lumber. In addition, the company offers oleo chemicals and specialty resins based on crude tall oil, byproducts of the wood pulping process that are used in adhesives and inks. It serves commercial printing market with printing papers and graphic art supplies; high traffic/away from home markets with facility supplies; and various manufacturers and processors with packaging supplies and equipment. IPC sells paper, packaging products, building materials, and other products directly to end users and converters, as well as through resellers primarily in the United States, Europe, the Pacific Rim, and South America. As of December 31, 2004, the company operated 27 pulp, paper, and packaging mills; 103 converting and packaging plants; 25 wood products facilities; and 7 specialty chemicals plants. International Paper Company was organized in 1898 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.
ELI LILLY AND COMPANY (LLY)
Eli Lilly and Company engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and sale of primarily pharmaceutical products in the United States and internationally. The company's products include neuroscience products, which include Zyprexa, Prozac, Strattera, Cymbalta, Permax, Symbyax, and Yentreve; endocrinology products that consist primarily of Humalog, Humulin, Actos, Evista, Forteo, and Humatrope; and oncology products, which comprise primarily of Gemzar and Alimta. It also offers cardiovascular products that consist primarily of ReoPro and Xigris; and anti-infectives, which primarily include Ceclor and Vancocin. The other pharmaceutical product group includes Cialis, Axid, and other miscellaneous pharmaceutical products and services. In addition, Eli Lilly offers animal health products that include Tylan, Rumensin, Coban, and other products for livestock and poultry. It primarily sells its pharmaceutical products through wholesalers that serve pharmacies, physicians and other health care professionals, and hospitals. Eli Lilly has a collaboration agreement with HistoRx, Inc. to apply the HistoRx AQUA platform for quantitative pathology analysis; and with Alkermes, Inc. to develop and commercialize inhaled formulations of parathyroid hormone for the treatment of osteoporosis. The company was founded by Eli Lilly in 1876 and is based in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Johnson & Johnson engages in the manufacture and sale of various products in the health care field primarily in the United States. It operates through three segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Devices and Diagnostics (MDD). Consumer segment manufactures and markets a range of products used in the baby and child care, skin care, oral and wound care, and women's health care fields, as well as over-the-counter pharmaceutical and nutritional products. These products are marketed primarily to the general public; and sold to wholesalers, and directly to independent and chain retail outlets worldwide. Pharmaceutical segment franchises various products in the anti-fungal, anti-infective, cardiovascular, contraceptive, dermatology, gastrointestinal, hematology, immunology, neurology, oncology, pain management, psychotropic, and urology fields. These products are distributed directly, and through wholesalers and health care professionals for use by prescription by the general public. MDD segment offers a range of products, including wound care and women's health products; minimally invasive surgical products; circulatory disease management products; blood glucose monitoring products; professional diagnostic products; orthopedic joint reconstruction, spinal, and sports medicine products; and disposable contact lenses. These products are distributed directly and through surgical suppliers and other dealers for use by or under the direction of physicians, nurses, therapists, hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, and clinics. Johnson & Johnson has an agreement with Bayer AG to jointly develop and market a compound labelled BAY 59-7939 for the prevention and treatment of thrombosis. The company was founded by Robert Wood Johnson in 1887. Johnson & Johnson is headquartered in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
BOSTON PROPERTIES INC (BXP)
Boston Properties, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the ownership, management, and development of office properties in the United States. Its properties are primarily located in four markets, including Boston, Washington, D.C., midtown Manhattan, and San Francisco. As of March 31, 2005, Boston Properties owned or had interests in 125 properties, aggregating approximately 44.1 million net rentable square feet and structured parking for 31,270 vehicles containing approximately 9.5 million square feet. As of the above date, its properties comprised 119 office properties, 3 hotels, 2 retail properties, and 1 industrial property. The company has elected to be treated as a REIT and would not be subject to federal corporate income tax on the taxable income that it distributes to its stockholders. Boston Properties was founded in 1970 by Mortimer B. Zuckerman and Edward H. Linde and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
SNAP-ON INCORPORATED (SNA)
Snap-on Incorporated engages in the manufacture and marketing of tool, diagnostic, and equipment solutions. It offers a line of products and complementary services under two product categories, Tools and Equipment. Tools product category comprises hand tools, power tools, and tool storage products. Hand tools include wrenches, screwdrivers, sockets, pliers, ratchets, saws and cutting tools, and pruning tools. Power tools include pneumatic; cordless; and corded tools, such as impact wrenches, ratchets, chisels, drills, sanders, and polishers. Tool storage products include tool chests and roll cabinets. Equipment product category consists of solutions for the diagnosis and service of automotive and industrial equipment. Its products include engine analyzers, air conditioning service equipment, brake service equipment, fluid exchange equipment, wheel balancing and alignment equipment, transmission troubleshooting equipment, safety testing equipment, battery chargers, lifts and hoists, diagnostics equipment, and service and collision repair equipment. This product category also includes service and repair information products, diagnostic services, business management systems, point-of-sale systems, integrated systems for vehicle service shops, equipment repair services, and purchasing facilitation services. In addition, the company offers financial services to its customers. Snap-on's customers include automotive technicians; vehicle service centers; manufacturers; industrial tool and equipment users; and those involved in commercial applications, such as construction, electrical, and agriculture. It markets its products and brands in approximately 110 countries, including the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The company was founded by Joseph Johnson, William Seidemann, Stanton Palmer, and Newton Tarble in 1920. Snap-on Incorporated is based in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.
ESTEE LAUDER COMPANIES INC (EL)
The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. engages in the manufacture, marketing, and sale of skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products worldwide. It also licenses fragrances and cosmetics sold under various brands. Its skin care products include moisturizers, creams, lotions, cleansers, sun screens, and self-tanning products for women and men. The company's makeup products comprise lipsticks, mascaras, foundations, eyeshadows, nail polishes, and powders, as well as compacts, brushes, and other makeup tools. Estee Lauder offers various fragrance products for women and men, including eau de parfum sprays and colognes, as well as lotions, powders, creams, and soaps that are based on a particular fragrance. The company's hair care products include hair color and styling products, shampoos, conditioners, and finishing sprays. The company distributes its products through department stores, specialty retailers, upscale perfumeries, pharmacies, and prestige salons and spas, as well as freestanding company-owned stores and spas, stores on cruise ships, in-flight, and duty-free shops. The company was founded by Estee and Joseph Lauder in 1946 and is based in New York City.
ALLIED WASTE INDUSTRIES INC (AW)
Allied Waste Industries, Inc. operates as a nonhazardous solid waste management company in the United States. The company provides waste collection, transfer, recycling, and disposal services for residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the United States and Puerto Rico. Its collection operations include collecting and transporting nonhazardous waste from the point of generation to the site of disposal. The company's recycling collection services include curbside collection of recyclable materials for residential customers, as well as commercial and industrial collection of recyclable materials. As of December 31, 2004, the company operated through a network of 314 collection companies, 165 transfer stations, 166 landfills, and 58 recycling facilities. Allied Waste Industries was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.
WELLS FARGO & COMPANY (WFC)
Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage banking, and consumer finance in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Community Banking (CB), Wholesale Banking (WB), and Wells Fargo Financial (WFF). The CB segment offers mutual funds, and personal and employee benefit trust, and agency assets. Loan products include equity lines and loans, equipment and transportation loans, and education loans. It also originates and purchases residential mortgage loans, and services mortgage loans and credit cards. The segment's deposit products include checking accounts, savings deposits, market rate and IRA accounts, and time deposits. CB segment also offers receivables and inventory financing, equipment leases, real estate financing, small business administration financing, venture capital financing, cash management, payroll services, retirement plans, and medical savings accounts. WB segment provides commercial, corporate, and real estate banking products and services, including letters of credit, asset-based lending, mezzanine financing, international trade facilities, foreign exchange services, treasury management, investment management, institutional fixed income and equity sales, online/electronic products, insurance brokerage services, and investment banking services. It also provides trade financing and collection services; construction loans; interim financing arrangements for completed structures; rehabilitation loans; housing loans; permanent loans for securitization; and real estate and mortgage brokerage services. WFF segment offers consumer and real estate loans to individuals; purchases sales finance contracts from retail merchants and automobile dealers; and makes loans secured by automobiles. It also provides credit cards and other commercial financing. As of December 31, 2004, the company operated through 6,046 stores. WFC was organized in 1929 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Equifax, Inc. engages in the collection, organization, and management of various types of credit, financial, public record, demographic, and marketing information regarding individuals and businesses. The company's proprietary databases contain information on approximately 400 million consumers and businesses worldwide. It operates through three segments: Information Services, Marketing Services, and Personal Solutions. The Information Services segment provides products and services that allow customers to make credit decisions about consumers and commercial enterprises. The Marketing Services information segment offers products and databases, which enable customers to identify a target audience for marketing purposes. The Personal Solutions segment provides information to consumers, which enable them to reduce their exposure to identity fraud and to monitor their credit health. The company also enables consumers to manage and protect their financial affairs through a portfolio of products that it sells directly through the Internet and in various hard copy formats. Equifax serves financial services, retail, telecommunications, utilities, automotive, brokerage, healthcare, and insurance industries, as well as state and federal governments located in North America, Europe, and Latin America. The company was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
Omnicom Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides advertising, marketing, and corporate communications services. The company, through its agencies, offers services in four fundamental disciplines: traditional media advertising, customer relationship management, public relations, and specialty communications. Its services include advertising, brand consultancy, crisis communications, custom publishing, database management, digital and interactive marketing, direct marketing, directory advertising, entertainment marketing, environmental design, and experiential marketing. Omnicom Group also provides comprise field marketing, financial/corporate business-to-business advertising, graphic arts, healthcare communications, in store design, investor relations, marketing research, media planning and buying, multicultural marketing, and nonprofit marketing. In addition, it offers organizational communications, package design, product placement, promotional marketing, public affairs, public relations, real estate advertising and marketing, recruitment communications, reputation consulting, retail marketing, and sports and event marketing services. The company operates in the United States, Euro Markets, and the United Kingdom. Omnicom Group was founded in 1944 and is based in New York City.
CBS Corporation operates as a mass media company in the United States and internationally. It operates in four segments: Television, Radio, Outdoor, and Publishing. The Television segment consists of CBS Television comprising the CBS Network; 40 owned broadcast television stations; television production and syndication operations; Showtime Networks; and CSTV: College Sports Television, a cable network and online digital sports media business. The CBS Network distributes schedule of news and public affairs broadcasts, sports and entertainment programming, and feature films to domestic affiliates. The television production and syndication business includes the production, acquisition, and distribution of programming, including series, specials, and made-for-television movies. The Showtime Networks business owns and operates three subscription television program services. This segment also has The CW., a broadcast network and 50/50 joint venture with Warner Bros. Entertainment. The Radio segment owns and operates radio stations in the United States. It provides a range of programming formats, such as rock, oldies, all-news, talk, adult contemporary, sports/talk, and country. As of March 1, 2007, this segment owned and operated 144 radio stations serving 31 the U.S. markets. The Outdoor segment sells advertisement space on various media, including billboards, posters, transit shelters, buses, rail systems, mall kiosks, masts, and stadium signage. The Publishing segment publishes and distributes consumer books under imprints, such as Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books, Scribner, and Free Press. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
WASTE MANAGEMENT INC (WMI)
Waste Management, Inc. provides waste and environmental services in North America. The company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, disposal, and landfill services. It also develops, operates, and owns waste-to-energy facilities in the United States. In addition, WMI rents and services portable restroom facilities to municipalities and commercial customers; and provides street and parking lot sweeping services. The company's network includes 429 collection operations, 366 transfer stations, 289 active landfill disposal sites, 17 waste-to-energy plants, 138 recycling plants, and 85 landfill gas projects. Its customers primarily include commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential customers; other waste management companies; electric utilities; and governmental entities. Waste Management, Inc. was founded in 1894. It was formerly known as USA Waste Services, Inc. and changed its name to Waste Management, Inc. in 1998. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP INC (AIG)
American International Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in a range of insurance and insurance-related activities in the United States and internationally. The company operates in four segments: General Insurance, Life Insurance and Retirement Services, Financial Services, and Asset Management. The General Insurance segment offers property and casualty insurance, excess liability, inland marine, environmental, workers compensation, excess and umbrella coverages, aviation, accident and health, equipment breakdown, directors and officers' liability, difference-in-conditions, kidnap-ransom, export credit and political risk, and various types of professional errors and omissions coverages. Life Insurance and Retirement Services segment offers individual and group life, payout annuities, endowment and accident, and health policies. The company also provides investment-oriented products, such as fixed and variable annuities. Financial Services segment engages in financial products and services, including aircraft leasing, capital market transactions, and consumer and insurance premium financing. Its consumer finance products include real estate mortgages, consumer loans, retail sales finance, and credit-related insurance. Asset Management segment's operations comprise various investment-related services and investment products, including institutional and retail asset management, broker dealer services, and spread-based investment business. The company offers its services from approximately 2,200 offices in the United States, 8 offices in Canada, and several offices internationally. American International Group was formed in 1967 and is based in New York City.
The TJX Companies, Inc. operates as an off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the United States and internationally. It sells off-price family apparel and home fashions through T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, and A.J. Wright chains in the United States, Winners chain in Canada, and T.K. Maxx chain in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The company sells off-price home fashions through HomeGoods chain in the United States and Canadian HomeSense chain, operated by Winners. Its customers include middle to upper-middle income shopper and moderate income customer. As of September 13, 2005, the company operated approximately 2,295 stores. TJX Companies is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.
Dover Corporation manufactures industrial products and manufacturing equipment in the U.S. and Europe. It operates in six segments: Diversified, Industries, Resources, Technologies, Specialty Electronic Components (SEC), and Marking and Imaging. Diversified segment provides refrigeration systems, display cases, electrical distribution products, engineering services, fluid control assemblies and structural components, and operator cabs and rollover structures. Industries segment offers equipments and components for use in waste handling, bulk transport, automotive and food service, packaging, and construction equipment industries. Its products include refuse collection bodies, vehicle service and storage lifts, tank trailers, commercial foodservice cooking equipment, and vehicle collision measuring and repair systems. Resources segment produces components and equipment for the oil and gas production, petroleum retailing, refining and transportation, automotive, and recreational industries. Its products comprise modular automation and workholding components, pumps and compressors for the transfer of liquid and gas products, valves, electronic controls, loading arms, swivels, and couplings. Technologies segment manufactures precision machinery used to assemble components onto printed circuit boards that include thru-hole component assembly machines, surface mount placement equipment, and odd component assembly cells. It also offers precision screen printers, and related tools and consumables to apply solder paste and epoxy glue to substrates. SEC segment provides frequency control components, microwave electro-mechanical switches, and multilayer ceramic capacitors and planar arrays. Marking and Imaging segment supplies industrial marking and coding systems. Its primary product, Continuous Ink Jet printer, is used for marking variable information, such as date codes or serial numbers on consumer products. Dover was incorporated in 1947 and is based in New York City.
Ashland, Inc. operates as a chemical and transportation construction company worldwide. It has four segments: APAC, Ashland Distribution, Ashland Specialty Chemical, and Valvoline. The APAC segment provides construction, maintenance and repair, site preparation, materials, and technical services in the southern and midwestern United States. The Ashland Distribution segment distributes chemicals, plastics, composite materials, and environmental services in North America. It also distributes thermoplastics in Europe. The Ashland Specialty Chemical segment supplies specialty chemicals, including composite polymers, casting solutions, drew industrial, drew marine, and specialty polymers and adhesives to various industries, such as adhesives, automotive, composites, metal casting, merchant marine, paint, paper, plastics, watercraft, and water treatment. The Valvoline segment produces and markets packaged motor oil and automotive chemicals, including appearance products, antifreeze, filters, and automotive fragrances. It also provides fast oil change services through Valvoline Instant Oil Change outlets. Ashland was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in Covington, Kentucky.
AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING INC (ADP)
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) provides computerized transaction processing, data communication, and information services worldwide. The company primarily offers: Employer Services, Brokerage Services, Dealer Services, and Claims Services. Its Employer Services include human resource information, payroll processing, human resources tax and compliance management, and benefit administration products and services. ADP's Brokerage Services include transaction processing services, desktop productivity applications, and investor communications solutions to the financial services industry worldwide. Its products and services include: global order entry, trade processing, and settlement systems; and regulatory mailings, tax reporting, and corporate actions/reorganization solutions. The company's Dealer Services provide integrated dealer management systems and business solutions to automotive, heavy truck, and powersports vehicle retailers and manufacturers throughout North America and Europe. It offers a service product that includes computer hardware, hardware maintenance services, licensed software, software support, data integration, system design, and network consulting services. Dealer Services also include Web-enabled business solutions, front-end dealership sales process and business development training services, consulting services, and customer relationship management solutions. ADP's Claims Services include business solutions for clients in the property insurance, auto collision repair, and auto recycling industries. Its Claims Services' products and services include claims management applications; body shop and auto recycler management systems and auto recycler alternative parts locating solutions; other applications, databases, and management information tools and services for the claims process; and insurance broker risk management and insurance distribution services. ADP was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Roseland, New Jersey.
Nucor Corporation engages in the manufacture and sale of steel and steel products in the United States. Its steel mills' products include hot-rolled steel, such as angles, rounds, flats, channels, sheet, wide-flange beams, pilings, billets, blooms, beam blanks, and plate; and cold-rolled steel. The company's steel products consist of steel joists and joist girders, steel deck, cold finished steel, steel fasteners, metal building systems, and light gauge steel framing. It sells its hot-rolled steel and cold-rolled steel to steel service centers, fabricators, and manufacturers; steel joists and joist girders, and steel deck to general contractors and fabricators; and cold finished steel and steel fasteners to distributors and manufacturers. Nucor was founded in 1940 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Xcel Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an electrical and natural gas company in the United States. Its activities include generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity. The company also purchases, transports, and distributes natural gas to retail customers; and transports customer-owned natural gas. Xcel Energy serves customers in portions of Colorado, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin. As of December 31, 2004, it provided electricity services to approximately 3.3 million customers; and natural gas services to approximately 1.8 million customers in the United States. Xcel Energy was incorporated in 1909 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
WELLPOINT HEALTH NETWORKS INC (WLP)
WellPoint, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a commercial health benefits company in the United States. It offers a spectrum of network-based managed care plans to the large and small employer, individual, Medicaid, and senior markets. The company's managed care plans include preferred provider organizations, health maintenance organizations, point-of-service plans, other hybrid plans, and traditional indemnity plans. In addition, WellPoint provides an array of managed care services, including claims processing, underwriting, stop loss insurance, actuarial services, provider network access, medical cost management, and other administrative services to self-funded customers. It also offers an array of specialty and other products and services, including pharmacy benefit management; group life and disability insurance benefits; dental, vision, and behavioral health benefits; workers compensation; and long term care insurance. The company operates as an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association; and serves its members as the Blue Cross licensee for California; the Blue Cross and Blue Shield licensee for Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Virginia, and Wisconsin; and through HealthLink and UniCare. WellPoint is based in Indianapolis, Indiana.
VORNADO REALTY TRUST (VNO)
Vornado Realty Trust operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). The company conducts its business primarily through Vornado Realty L.P. As of December 31, 2004, it owned 86 office properties aggregating approximately 27.6 million square feet in the New York City metropolitan area, as well as in the Washington and northern Virginia area; 94 retail properties in 7 states and Puerto Rico aggregating approximately 14.2 million square feet; 8.6 million square feet of showroom and office space, including 3.4 million square foot Merchandise Mart in Chicago; and a 47.6% interest in Americold Realty Trust, which owned and operated 88 cold storage warehouses in the United States. The company also owned the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City; seven dry warehouse/industrial properties in New Jersey; and a 22.4% interest in The Newkirk Master Limited Partnership that owned office, retail, and industrial properties, as of the above date. Vornado Realty Trust qualifies as a REIT under Sections 856-860 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. As a REIT, the company would not be subject to federal income tax purposes, provided that it distributes atleast 90% of taxable income to its shareholders. Vornado Realty Trust is based in New York City.
Assurant, Inc., a holding company, provides specialized insurance products and related services worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Assurant Solutions, Assurant Health, Assurant Employee Benefits, and Assurant PreNeed. The Assurant Solutions segment develops, underwrites, and markets specialty insurance products and services through financial institutions, mortgage lenders and servicers, retailers, manufactured housing and automobile dealers, utilities, and other entities in North America, the Caribbean, South America, and Europe. The Assurant Health segment writes of individual and short-term major medical health insurance. It also provides small employer group health insurance to employer groups primarily of two to fifty employees in size, and health insurance plans to full-time college students. This segment offers individual health insurance products and small employer health insurance products. The Assurant Employee Benefits segment offers group dental benefit plans sponsored by employers and funded through payroll deductions based on the number of master contracts in force. It also provides disability and term life insurance products and related services to small and medium-sized employers based on number of master contracts in force. This segment offers group dental, group disability insurance, and group term life insurance. The Assurant PreNeed segment offers prefunded funeral insurance products to consumers over the age of 65 and with an average issue age of 72. Its products provide benefits to cover the costs incurred in connection with prearranged funeral contracts. The segment distributes its products primarily through funeral homes. The company serves financial institutions, mortgage lenders and servicers, retailers, manufactured housing and automobile dealers, utilities, and other entities, as well as funeral homes and selected third-party general agencies. Assurant is headquartered in New York City.
PROGRESS ENERGY INC (PGN)
Progress Energy, Inc. operates as an integrated energy company primarily in the southeast region of the United States. It operates through Progress Energy Carolinas Electric (PEC Electric), Progress Energy Florida (PEF), Competitive Commercial Operations (CCO), Fuels, and Synthetic Fuels segments. The PEC Electric segment and PEF segment are primarily engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electric energy in portions of North Carolina and South Carolina, and Florida, respectively. These electric operations also distribute and sell electricity to other utilities, primarily on the east coast of the United States. The CCO segment engages in nonregulated electric generation operations and marketing activities primarily in Georgia, North Carolina, and Florida. The Fuels segment primarily engages in natural gas production in Texas and Louisiana; and coal mining, coal terminal services, and fuel transportation and delivery in Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia. The Synthetic Fuels segment engages in the production and sale of synthetic fuels, and the operation of synthetic fuel facilities for outside parties in Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia. The company had approximately 24,000 megawatts of electric generation capacity and serves approximately 2.9 million retail electric customers, as of December 31, 2004. Progress Energy, formerly known as CP&L Energy, Inc., was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.
LINEAR TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (LLTC)
Linear Technology Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of linear integrated circuits. Its products include amplifiers, comparators, voltage references, monolithic filters, linear regulators, DC-DC converters, battery chargers, data converters, communications interface circuits, radio frequency signal conditioning circuits, and other analog functions. The company's products are used in various applications, including telecommunications; cellular telephones; networking products, such as optical switches; notebook and desktop computers; computer peripherals; video/multimedia; industrial instrumentation; security monitoring devices; consumer products, such as digital cameras and MP3 players; complex medical devices; automotive electronics; factory automation; process control; and military and space systems. Linear Technology markets its products through direct sales force and electronics distributors, as well as through a network of independent sales representatives to customers in diverse industries worldwide. The company was co-founded by Robert H. Swanson and Robert C. Dobkin in 1981. Linear Technology is headquartered in Milpitas, California.
FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY (F)
Ford Motor Company engages in the manufacture and distribution of automobiles, as well as in financing and renting vehicles and equipment. It operates in two sectors, Automotive and Financial Services. Automotive sector sells cars and trucks. It primarily sells Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury brand vehicles, and related service parts in North America, including the United States, Canada, and Mexico; and Ford-brand vehicles and related service parts in South America. Automotive sector also sells Ford-brand vehicles and related service parts in Europe and Turkey, as well as in Asia Pacific and Africa. In addition to producing and selling cars and trucks, Ford Motor provides retail customers with a range of after-the-sale vehicle services and products. Financial Services sector primarily includes vehicle-related financing, leasing, and insurance. The company, through its indirect wholly owned subsidiary, The Hertz Corporation, rents cars and light trucks, and industrial and construction equipment. Ford Motor was founded in 1903 and is based in Dearborn, Michigan.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION (WHR)
Whirlpool Corporation engages in the manufacture and marketing of home appliances. The company offers various appliances and related products, primarily for home use. Its principal products include home laundry appliances, home refrigerators and freezers, home cooking appliances, home dishwashers, room air-conditioning equipment, mixers, and other small household appliances. The company also produces hermetic compressors and plastic components for home appliance and electronics industries. It markets and distributes its products under the brand names Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Roper, Estate, Bauknecht, Ignis, Laden, Inglis, Brastemp, and Consul in the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Asia to retailers, buying groups, and builders. Whirlpool Corporation was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Benton Harbor, Michigan.
VULCAN MATERIALS COMPANY (VMC)
Vulcan Materials Company engages in the production, distribution, and sale of construction aggregates and other construction materials and related services in the United States and Mexico. Its construction aggregates include crushed stone, sand and gravel, rock asphalt, and recrushed concrete. The company's construction aggregates are employed in highway construction and maintenance, as well as in the production of asphaltic and portland cement concrete mixes. It also offers other products and services, including asphalt mix and related products, ready-mixed concrete, trucking services, and water transportation services. The company is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., along with its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified financial services company in the United States. It provides regional community banking services, including deposit, lending, and cash management services, as well as investment services. The company also offers wholesale banking services, such as lending products, including secured and unsecured loans, letters of credit, and equipment leases; treasury management services, such as cash and investment management, receivables management, disbursement services, funds transfer services, information reporting, and global trade services; capital markets-related products and services, including foreign exchange, derivatives, loan syndications, and securities underwriting and distribution; and commercial loan servicing to mid-sized corporations, government entities, and large corporations. In addition, it serves as investment manager and trustee for employee benefit plans and charitable and endowment assets; provides contribution plan services and investment options, risk management, investment analytics, and enterprise investment system services; and offers mutual fund transfer agency and accounting and administration services. The company serves customers primarily in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Ohio, and Kentucky, as well as in Ireland and Luxembourg. As of September 30, 2005, it operated 830 branch offices and 3,770 ATM's. The PNC Financial Services Group was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
CONSOLIDATED EDISON INC (ED)
Consolidated Edison, Inc. (Con Edison), a holding company, engages in the energy business in the United States. The company, through Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., provides electric service to approximately 3.2 million customers and gas service to approximately 1 million customers in New York City and Westchester County. The company also provides steam service in parts of Manhattan. Con Edison, through Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc., provides electric service to approximately 0.3 million customers in southeastern New York and adjacent areas of northern New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania and gas service to approximately 0.1 million customers in southeastern New York and adjacent areas of eastern Pennsylvania. Consolidated Edison was founded in 1884 and is based in New York City.
The AES Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and operation of electric power generation and distribution businesses worldwide. It operates in four segments: Contract Generation, Competitive Supply, Large Utilities, and Growth Distribution. The Contract Generation segment supplies wholesale electricity under long-term contracts. The Competitive Supply segment supplies wholesale electricity pursuant to short-term contracts or to spot electricity markets. Competitive Supply segment owns power plants, which sell electricity to wholesale customers. The Large Utility segment owns utilities that maintain a franchise within a defined service area. Growth Distribution segment operates electricity distribution facilities, which offers generation, transmission, distribution, and related services. As of December 31, 2004, the company generated approximately 44 gigawatts of capacity and sold approximately 88,890 gigawatt hours per year. The AES Corporation has a strategic partnership with XL Techgroup, Inc. to identify market needs across the energy sector, with an emphasis on opportunities in the renewable energy field. The company was formed in 1981 and is based in Arlington, Virginia.
TECO Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the regulated utilities and other unregulated businesses. The company provides retail electric service to approximately 625,000 customers in west central Florida. It purchases and distributes natural gas for residential, commercial, industrial, and electric power generation customers in Florida. The company has interests in mineral rights. It owns or operates surface and underground mines, synthetic fuel production facilities, and coal processing and loading facilities in eastern Kentucky, Tennessee, and southwestern Virginia. The company also has interests in independent power projects in Virginia, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Arizona. In addition, TECO Energy provides waterborne transportation, storage, and transfer services of coal, and other dry-bulk commodities. TECO Energy was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.
H&R Block, Inc. provides various financial services to the general public, principally in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Its tax operations include tax return preparation, and related services and products related to income tax return preparation in the United States. The company also offers customers, various options for receiving their income tax refund, including a check directly from the Internal Revenue Service, an electronic deposit directly to their bank account, and a refund anticipation check. H&R Block's investment products and services include traditional brokerage services, as well as annuities, insurance, fee-based accounts, online account access, equity research and focus lists, model portfolios, asset allocation strategies, and other investment tools and information. In addition, it originates mortgage loans, services nonprime loans, and sells and securitizes mortgage loans and residual interests. The loan servicing involves collecting and remitting mortgage loan payments, making required advances, accounting for principal and interest, holding escrow for payment of taxes and insurance, and contacting delinquent borrowers. Further, the company offers accounting, tax, and consulting services to middle-market companies. These services include wealth management, retirement resources, payroll services, corporate finance, and financial process outsourcing. H&R Block was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.
COMPUWARE CORPORATION (CPWR)
Compuware Corporation engages in the development, marketing, and support of an integrated set of systems software products. It offers software products that enhance various steps in the application life cycle, from application development and testing to performance management and information technology (IT) governance, for mainframe, distributed, and Web-based platforms. In addition, the company offers a range of IT services for distributed systems and mainframe environments, including technical staffing, application development, quality assurance, project management, and application maintenance, as well as professional services solutions that utilize its products. Compuware' products and professional services are used by the IT departments of various commercial and government organizations worldwide. The company markets its software products primarily in the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, Asia-Pacific, Brazil, Mexico, and South Africa through a direct sales force and independent distributors. It offers its professional services primarily through account managers located in offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Brazil. Compuware was founded in 1973 by Peter Karmanos, Jr., Thomas Thewes, and Allen Cutting. The company is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan.
DEVELOPERS DIVERSIFIED REALTY CORPORATION (DDR)
Developers Diversified Realty Corporation (DDRC) operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. The company engages in acquiring, developing, redeveloping, owning, leasing, and managing shopping centers and business centers. As of July 5, 2005, it owned or managed approximately 470 retail properties in 44 states and Puerto Rico. The company has elected to be taxed as a REIT under Sections 856-860 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. As a REIT, it would not be subject to federal income tax purposes, provided that it distributes at least 90% of taxable income to its shareholders. DDRC was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Beachwood, Ohio.
TYCO INTERNATIONAL LTD (TYC)
Tyco International, Ltd., through its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified manufacturing and service company. It has four segments: Fire and Security, Electronics, Healthcare, and Engineered Products and Services. The Fire and Security segment designs, manufactures, installs, monitors, and services electronic security systems, fire detection systems and suppression systems, and fire extinguishers and related products, as well as integrated systems for surveillance and control of public transportation systems, bridges, tunnels, and other public works. The Electronics segment manufactures electrical and electronic connector systems, fiber optic components, and wireless devices, including private radio systems and radar sensors. It also provides heat shrink products, circuit protection devices, magnetic devices, wire and cables, relays, sensors, touch screens, identification and labeling products, power systems and components, printed circuit boards and assemblies, electronic modules, application tooling, switches, and battery assemblies. The Healthcare segment provides medical devices and supplies, imaging agents, pharmaceuticals, and adult incontinence and infant care products to hospitals, surgical centers, alternate care facilities, and homes. The Engineered Products and Services segment offers industrial valves and controls, as well as steel tubular goods. It also provides environmental and other industrial consulting services. The company serves financial institutions; industrial and commercial businesses; federal, state, and local governments; defense installations; and health care and educational facilities, as well as original equipment manufacturers and subcontractors, utilities, value-added resellers, and others through direct sales and distributors worldwide. Tyco International was founded in 1960 and is based in Pembroke, Bermuda.
NEWELL RUBBERMAID INC (NWL)
Newell Rubbermaid, Inc. engages in the manufacture and marketing of consumer products serving the needs of volume purchasers, including department/specialty stores and warehouse clubs, home centers and hardware stores, and office superstores and contract stationers. It operates in five segments: Cleaning and Organization, Office Products, Home Fashions, Tools and Hardware, and Other. The Cleaning and Organization segment designs, manufactures, and distributes indoor and outdoor organization, home storage, food storage, and cleaning products. The Office Products segment primarily designs, sources, manufactures, packages, and distributes permanent/waterbase markers, dry erase markers, overhead projector pens, highlighters, wood-cased pencils, ballpoint pens and inks, and other art supplies. It also distributes other writing instruments, including roller ball pens and mechanical pencils for the retail marketplace. The Home Fashions segment primarily designs and distributes drapery hardware, and custom and stock horizontal and vertical blinds, as well as pleated, cellular, and roller shades for the retail marketplace. The Tools and Hardware segment manufactures and distributes hand tools and power tool accessories. The Other segment primarily designs, manufactures, packages, and distributes aluminum and steel cookware and bakeware, and hard anodized aluminum and stainless steel cookware and bakeware for the department/specialty store marketplace. It also manufactures and distributes infant and juvenile products, such as toys, high chairs, car seats, strollers, play yards, and ride-ons. The company is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Pactiv Corporation supplies specialty-packaging and consumer products worldwide. It operates in three segments: Consumer Products, Foodservice/Food Packaging, and Protective and Flexible Packaging. The Consumer Products segment manufactures, markets, and sells consumer products, such as plastic storage bags for food and household items; plastic waste bags; foam, pressed-paperboard, and molded-fiber tableware; and aluminum cookware. The Foodservice/Food Packaging segment offers tableware products, such as plates, bowls, and cups; and takeout-service containers made from clear plastic, microwaveable plastic, foam, molded-fiber, paperboard, and aluminum; and plastic zipper closures. It also provides dual-ovenable paperboard containers, molded-fiber egg cartons, meat and poultry trays, aluminum containers, and modified atmosphere packaging for food processors, as well as offers foam products for use in the construction industry. The Protective and Flexible Packaging segment manufactures and markets liners for disposable diapers; wrap-around sleeves for glass and plastic bottles; bags for sterile intravenous fluid delivery; modified atmosphere films; stand-up pouches; food and hygienic packaging; surgical drapes; and medical packaging for medical, pharmaceutical, chemical, hygienic, and industrial applications. It also provides sheet foams, air-encapsulated bubble products, and paperboard honeycomb, and engineered foam-plank products for automotive, computer, electronics, furniture, durable-goods, building, and construction industries. The company sells its products through direct sales force, brokers and manufacturers' representatives, fabricators, and retailers. The company was incorporated as Packaging Corporation of America in 1965 and its name was changed to Tenneco Packaging, Inc. in 1995 and to Pactiv Corporation in 1999. Pactiv is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.
Mattel, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of various toy products worldwide. Its portfolio of brands and products include Mattel Brands, such as Barbie fashion dolls and accessories; Polly Pocket and Disney Classics; Hot Wheels, Matchbox, and Tyco R/C vehicles and playsets; and Harry Potter, Yu-Gi-Oh, Batman, Justice League, Megaman, and games and puzzles; Fisher-Price Brands, which include Fisher-Price, Little People, Rescue Heroes, BabyGear and View-Master, Sesame Street, Barney, Dora the Explorer, Winnie the Pooh, InteracTV and See 'N Say, and Power Wheels; and American Girl Brands, including American Girl Today, The American Girls Collection, and Bitty Baby. The company sells its products to retailers, including discount and free-standing toy stores, chain stores, department stores, other retail outlets, and wholesalers in the United States. It sells its products directly to retailers and wholesalers in Europe, Latin America, Canada, and Asia Pacific. The company was co-founded by Ruth Handler, Elliot Handler, and Harold Matt Matson in 1945. Mattel is headquartered in El Segundo, California.
CONSTELLATION BRANDS INC (STZ)
Constellation Brands, Inc., engages in producing and marketing beverage alcohol brands in a portfolio of wine, imported beer, and spirits categories worldwide. The company operates in two divisions: Constellation Wines, and Constellation Beers and Spirits. Constellation Wines division produces and markets wine worldwide. Its wine brands include table wine, dessert wine, and sparkling wine in popular, premium, super premium, and fine wine price points. Constellation Beers and Spirits division imports and markets a line of beer, as well as produces, bottles, imports, and markets a line of distilled spirits. The company distributes its products through wholesale distributors in North America; and directly to retail chains, hotels and restaurants, and large wholesalers in Australia and United Kingdom. It also distributes branded products, such as distilled spirits, cider, beer, water products, and soft drinks. Constellation Brands was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Fairport, New York.
WINDSTREAM CORPORATION (WIN)
Windstream Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides telecommunications services in rural communities in the United States. It provides local telephone, long distance, network access, video services, and broadband and high speed data services. The company also offers various enhanced service features, including call waiting, call forwarding, caller identification, three-way calling, no-answer transfer, and voice-mail, as well as provides equipment rental, equipment maintenance, information and directory assistance, and public payphone services. In addition, Windstream provides cable television service, and publishes telephone directories. Further, the company supplies telecommunications equipment including switch modules; wired and wireless voice and data transport equipment; outside plant products and pole-line hardware; broadband modems; in-building wiring and jacks; voice over Internet protocol telephone systems; and local area networking products. As of December 31, 2006, Windstream served approximately 3.2 million residential and business customers in 16 states; and provided high speed data services to approximately 656,000 broadband customers. The company is based in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Nordstrom, Inc. operates as a fashion specialty retailer in the United States. It has three segments: Retail Stores, Credit Operations, and Catalog/Internet. The Retail Stores segment offers apparel, shoes, cosmetics, and accessories. The Credit Operations segment operates the Nordstrom private label and co-branded VISA credit cards. The Catalog/Internet segment sells apparel, shoes, cosmetics, and accessories via direct mail catalogs and the Nordstrom.com Web site. As of December 5, 2005, the company operated 99 full-line stores, 49 Nordstrom Racks, 5 Faconnable boutiques, 1 free-standing shoe store, and 2 clearance store, as well as 32 Faconnable boutiques in Europe. Nordstrom was founded in 1901 and is based in Seattle, Washington.
Scudder New Asia Fund, Inc. operates as a closed-end, diversified management investment company. The fund invests primarily in the equity securities of Asian companies. Its investment portfolio includes investments in industrials, financials, information technology, materials, consumer discretionary, telecommunication services, energy, consumer staples, and utility sectors. Deutsche Investment Management Americas, Inc. serves as the investment manager of the fund. Scudder New Asia Fund was established in 1986 and is based in New York City.
BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (BAC)
Bank of America Corporation, a holding company, provides a range of financial products and services in the United States and internationally. Its Global Consumer and Small Business Banking segment provides a range of products and services to individuals and small businesses through various delivery channels. It offers deposit products, such as checking accounts, money market savings accounts, time deposits, and IRAs; and debit and credit card products. This segment also engages in the origination, fulfillment, and servicing of residential mortgage loans, including home equity loan products, as well as in the provision of direct banking via the Internet, deposit services, and student lending and certain insurance services. The company's Global Business and Financial Services segment provides treasury management, trade finance, foreign exchange, short-term credit facilities, and short-term investing services; commercial lending, treasury management products, and investment banking services; and project financing, leasing solutions, and asset-based lending financing solutions. Its Global Capital Markets and Investment Banking segment provides underwriting and marketing services for equity and equity-linked securities, debt securities, commercial paper, and mortgage and asset-backed securities. It also provides debt and equity securities research, loan syndications, mergers and acquisitions advisory, and private placements services. The company's Global Wealth and Investment Management segment offers investment services, estate management, financial planning services, fiduciary management, credit and banking expertise, and diversified asset management products to institutional clients and high-net-worth individuals. As of January 5, 2006, the company operated 5,800 retail banking centers and approximately 16,700 ATMs, as well as telephone and Internet channels. Bank of America was founded in 1874 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
SLM Corporation, through its subsidiaries, offers education finance in the United States. The company engages in funding, delivering, and servicing support for education loans primarily through its participation in The Federal Family Education Loan Program. It provides various financial services, processing capabilities, and information technology to meet the needs of educational institutions, lenders, students and their families, and guarantee agencies. SLM offers an array of credit products and related services to the higher education community. The company also provides accounts receivable and collections services, which include defaulted student loan portfolio management services; contingency collections services for student loans and other asset classes; student loan default aversion services; and accounts receivable management and collection for purchased portfolios of receivables, and first-party servicing. It serves financial aid offices and schools that are managed within smaller operating segments. SLM was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia.
AFFILIATED COMPUTER SERVICES INC (ACS)
Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. provides business process and information technology outsourcing solutions to commercial and government clients. It operates through two segments, Commercial and Government. Commercial segment offers business process outsourcing services, including administration, human resources and related consulting, finance and accounting, customer care, and payment services. This segment also provides information technology outsourcing services, which include mainframe, midrange, desktop, network, consulting, and Web-hosting solutions; and systems integration services that comprise application development and implementation, applications outsourcing, and technical support and training, as well as network design and installation services. The Government segment provides child support payment processing services; designs, develops, implements, and operates medicaid, child and pharmacy benefit management programs, and the information technology solutions; electronic toll collection, motor vehicle services, commercial vehicle operations and transportation related enforcement programs. This segment also offers loan servicing, consolidation loan processing, debt collection, and portfolio management services; and unclaimed property collection services. Its clients includes healthcare providers and payors, pharmaceutical and other manufacturers, retailers, wholesale distributors, utilities, entertainment, higher education institutions, financial institutions, insurance, and transportation companies. Affiliated Computer Services was founded in 1971 and is based in Dallas, Texas.
SARA LEE CORPORATION (SLE)
Sara Lee Corporation provides food and beverage, foodservice, and household and body care products. It operates through five segments: Sara Lee Meats, Sara Lee Bakery, Sara Lee Beverage, Household Products, and Branded Apparel. The Sara Lee Meats segment provides meat products, including hot dogs and corn dogs, breakfast sausages and sandwiches, smoked and dinner sausages, and deli and luncheon, as well as meats, bacon, meat snacks, and cooked and dry hams. The Sara Lee Bakery segment provides frozen baked products, including bread, buns, bagels, rolls, muffins, specialty bread, refrigerated dough, frozen pies, cakes, cheesecakes, and desserts. The Sara Lee Beverage segment produces coffee and tea products, as well as provides coffee and dispensing equipment. The Branded Apparel segment sources, manufactures, and markets intimate apparel, which include bras, panties, shapewear, and other women's undergarments; legwear that comprise pantyhose, combination panty and pantyhose garments, tights, knee-highs, and socks; and sportswear products, which include basic fleece, T-shirts, sportshirts, and other jersey products. The Household Products segment produces and sells body care products that consist of soaps, shampoos, bath and shower products, deodorants, shaving creams, and toothpastes; air care products, which include air fresheners; shoe care products that comprise polishes, cleaners, and wax; and insecticides. The company sells its products through supermarkets, warehouse clubs, chains, and foodservice distributors in the United States, western and central Europe, Mexico, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico. The company was organized in 1939 as C.D. Kenny Company and changed its name to Sara Lee Corporation in 1985. Sara Lee Corporation is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
Intuit, Inc. provides business and financial management solutions for small business, consumer and professional tax, and accountants in the United States, Canada, and Internationally. It offers QuickBooks-Related products include QuickBooks accounting and business management software for small businesses, as well as the products and services that can be added on to QuickBooks. These include financial supplies, QuickBooks Payroll, merchant services, and technical support. The company's Intuit-Branded Small Business products include outsourced payroll and solutions designed to meet the needs of businesses in the property management, wholesale durable goods distribution, and construction industries. The Tax portfolio consists of two segments, Consumer Tax and Professional Tax. Consumer Tax includes TurboTax consumer tax products and services. Professional Tax includes Lacerte and ProSeries professional tax products and services. Its other portfolio includes Quicken personal finance products and services. Intuit markets its products and services directly to its customers through its Web sites, call centers, and direct sales force, as well as through office supply superstores, warehouse clubs, consumer electronics retailers, food and drug retailers, catalogers, and general mass merchandisers. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.
Nicor, Inc., through its subsidiaries, distributes gas in the United States. It also transports containerized freight in the Bahamas and the Caribbean region. The company operates in two segments, Gas Distribution and Shipping. The Gas Distribution segment serves approximately 2.1 million residential, commercial, and industrial customers in northern Illinois. It also provides natural gas storage and transmission-related services to marketers and other gas distribution companies. The Shipping segment transports containerized freight between Florida, the eastern coast of Canada, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean region. This segment also offers cargo insurance coverage to its customers and other third parties. In addition, Nicor markets energy-related products and services, such as heating and air conditioning service and installation, indoor air quality solutions, and protection plans for home appliances to residential and small business consumers in northern Illinois. Nicor is headquartered in Naperville, Illinois.
HOST MARRIOTT FINANCIAL TRUST (HST)
Host Marriott Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) that primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties in North America. It operates its hotels under various brand names, including Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, Hyatt, Four Seasons, Fairmont, Hilton, and Westin. As of February 28, 2005, the company's lodging portfolio consisted of 107 upper-upscale and luxury full-service hotels consisting of approximately 55,000 rooms. Its hotels are located in 26 states and Washington, D.C., in the United States; Toronto and Calgary, Canada; and Mexico City, Mexico. The company has elected to be taxed as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code. As a REIT, it would not be subject to federal income tax provided it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its shareholders. Host Marriott was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.
U.S. Bancorp, a financial holding company, provides various financial services, including lending and depository services, cash management, foreign exchange, and trust and investment management services in the United States. Its depository services include checking accounts, savings accounts, and time certificate contracts. The company's loan portfolio primarily comprises loans and credit lines, home equity loans, student loans, auto loans, personal loans, and personal lines of credit. It also offers credit card services, merchant and automated teller machine (ATM) processing, mortgage banking, insurance, brokerage, leasing, and investment banking. The company also provides banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust, and payment services to individuals, businesses, and institutions. U.S. Bancorp's other products and services include corporate services, payment services, private banking, personal and institutional trust services, corporate trust services, specialized large-scale government banking services, mortgage, commercial credit vehicles, and financial and asset management services. In addition, it provides check conversion products and services, including onsite electronic deposit and electronic cash letter, and health savings accounts. The company primarily invests in the U.S. treasury securities, obligations of state and political subdivisions, debt securities, mortgage-backed securities, and asset-backed securities. As of November 22, 2005, the company operated 2,411 branches and 4,999 ATMs in 24 states. U.S. Bancorp is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
TORCHMARK CORPORATION (TMK)
Torchmark Corporation operates as an insurance holding company. The company, through its subsidiaries, provides various protection oriented life and supplemental health insurance to middle income Americans through its premier niche distribution organizations. It offers three product lines: life insurance, health insurance, and annuities. The Life Insurance products include traditional and interest sensitive whole life insurance, as well as term life insurance products. The Health Insurance products include medicare supplement, cancer, and other supplemental health policies. The company also provides single premium deferred, flexible premium deferred, and variable annuities. The company was founded in 1900. It was formerly known as Liberty National Insurance Holding Company and changed its name to Torchmark Corporation in 1982. Torchmark is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.
AVALONBAY COMMUNITIES INC (AVB)
AvalonBay Communities, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). It engages in the development, redevelopment, acquisition, ownership, and operation of apartment communities in high barrier-to-entry markets of the United States. As of March 31, 2005, the company owned or held a direct or indirect ownership interest in 137 operating apartment communities containing 40,133 apartment homes in 10 states and the District of Columbia, of which 4 communities containing 1,430 apartment homes were under reconstruction. In addition, AvalonBay owned or held a direct or indirect ownership interest in 11 communities under construction. 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. Its operates in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Pacific Northwest, and Northern and Southern California regions of the United States. AvalonBay was incorporated in 1978 and is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia.
The Gap, Inc. operates as a specialty retailing company. It offers casual apparel, accessories, and personal care products under the Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy brands. The company provides a range of products, including denim, khakis, and T-shirts, fashion apparel, shoes, accessories, intimate apparel, and personal care products for men, women, teens, and children. As of August 25, 2005, the Gap operated 3,050 stores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, and Japan. In addition, it offers products through gap.com, bananarepublic.com, and oldnavy.com Web sites. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
J.P. MORGAN CHASE & CO (JPM)
JPMorgan Chase & Co. operates as a global financial services company in the United States. It operates in six segments: Investment Bank, Retail Financial Services (RFS), Card Services, Commercial Banking, Treasury and Securities Services (TSS), and Asset and Wealth Management (AWM). The Investment Bank segment delivers products and services, including advising on corporate strategy and structure, capital raising in equity and debt markets, risk management, and market-making in cash securities and derivative instruments in various capital markets to corporations, financial institutions, governments, and institutional investors. In addition, it participates in proprietary investing and trading. The RFS segment offers consumer banking, small business banking, auto and educational finance, home finance, and insurance services. The Card Services segment issues various credit cards, including cards issued on behalf of airlines, hotels, universities, retailers, and other financial institutions in the United States. The Commercial Banking segment offers lending, treasury services, investment banking and investment management to corporations, municipalities, financial institutions, and not-for-profit entities. The TSS segment provides transaction, investment, and information services to corporations, issuers, and institutional investors. The AWM segment provides investment and wealth management services to institutional and retail investors, financial intermediaries, and high-net-worth families and individuals. This segment also offers mutual fund franchise, retirement plan administration, and consultation and brokerage services. The company has operations in approximately 50 countries in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Caribbean. JPMorgan Chase was founded in 1823 and is headquartered in New York City.
CARDINAL HEALTH INC (CAH)
Cardinal Health, Inc. provides products and services to health care providers and manufacturers. The company operates in four segments: Pharmaceutical Distribution and Provider Services, Medical Products and Services, Pharmaceutical Technologies and Services, and Clinical Technologies and Services. The Pharmaceutical Distribution and Provider Services segment distributes pharmaceuticals, health care products, and other items in the United States. It also operates a distribution network to offer branded and generic pharmaceutical products in the United Kingdom; provides distribution and support services; and operates and franchises apothecary-style retail pharmacies. The Medical Products and Services segment manufactures medical, surgical, and laboratory products, as well as distributes its products and other suppliers' products. It also distributes oncology, therapeutic plasma, and other specialty pharmaceutical and biotechnology products. The Pharmaceutical Technologies and Services segment provides pharmaceutical development and manufacturing services, packaging, radiopharmaceutical manufacturing, distribution and analytical science services, scientific and regulatory consulting, medical education, and marketing and contract sales services. It also manufactures and markets generic injectible pharmaceutical products. The Clinical Technologies and Services segment designs, develops, and markets intravenous medication safety and infusion therapy delivery systems; and point-of-use systems that automate the distribution and management of medications and supplies. It also provides integrated pharmacy management, temporary pharmacy staffing, and gathering and recording of clinical information for review, analysis, and interpretation services. Cardinal Health was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.
ConAgra Foods, Inc. operates as a packaged food company serving restaurants and other foodservice establishments in North America. The company operates in three segments: Retail Products, Foodservice Products, and Food Ingredients. The Retail Products segment offers branded foods in the shelf-stable, frozen, and refrigerated temperature classes. Its shelf-stable include tomato products, cooking oils, popcorn, soup, puddings, meat snacks, canned beans, canned pasta, canned chili, cocoa mixes, and peanut butter for retail and deli customers; frozen products include dinners, pizzas, turkeys, entrees, snacks, desserts, ice cream, potato products, hand-held dough-based products, and seafood for retail and deli customers; and refrigerated products include hot dogs, bacon, ham, sausages, cold cuts, turkey products, ethnic foods, kosher products, meat alternative products, tablespreads, egg alternatives, and dessert toppings for retail and deli customers. The Foodservice Products segment provides branded and customized food products, including meals, entrees, prepared potatoes, meats, seafood, and sauces, as well as various custom-manufactured culinary products packaged for sale to restaurants and other foodservice establishments. The Food Ingredients segment offers certain branded and commodity food ingredients, such as milled grain ingredients, seasonings, blends, and flavorings. The company was incorporated in 1919 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.
REYNOLDS AMERICAN INC (RAI)
Reynolds American, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and marketing of cigarettes in the United States. It offers cigarettes in various brands, including Camel, Winston, Kool, Salem, and Doral; cigarettes and other tobacco products under Natural American Spirit brand; and cigars and pipe tobacco. The company also distributes Dunhill tobacco products. Reynolds American sells its cigarettes primarily to distributors; wholesalers; and other direct customers, including retail chains, as well as distributes public warehouses located in the United States. The company is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
JDS UNIPHASE CORPORATION (JDSU)
JDS Uniphase Corporation provides communications test and measurement solutions, and optical products for telecommunications service providers, cable operators, and network equipment manufacturers. The company operates in three segments: Optical Communications, Commercial and Consumer, and Communications Test and Measurement. The Optical Communications segment provides components, modules, and subsystems, including transmitters, receivers, amplifiers, multiplexers and demultiplexers, add/drop modules, switches, optical performance monitors and couplers, and splitters and circulators for use communications equipment providers for telecommunications and data communications. The Commercial and Consumer segment provides lasers, coated optics, and assemblies for defense, aerospace, instrumentation, biomedical, and other applications. This segment also provides document authentication, brand protection, and product differentiation solutions for a range of public and private sector markets. Its products applications include computer monitors and flat panel displays, projection systems, photocopiers, facsimile machines, scanners, security products, and decorative surface treatments. The Communications Test and Measurement segment provides a portfolio of equipment, systems, and services used to enable the design, deployment, and maintenance of communication equipment and networks. This segment offers test tools and platforms for optical transport networks, digital subscriber line services, data networks, cable networks, digital video broadcast, and fiber characterization services. JDS Uniphase markets its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and strategic partners in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. The company has a strategic alliance with SICPA for its light interference pigments, which are used to provide security features in currency. JDS Uniphase was incorporated in 1979 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
BB&T Corporation, a financial holding company, provides various banking and financial services to individuals, corporations, institutions, foundations, and government entities. It generates various deposit instruments, including checking accounts, savings accounts, money rate savings, investor deposit accounts, certificates of deposit, and individual retirement accounts. The company's lending activities include small business lending, commercial middle market lending, real estate lending, retail lending, home equity lending, sales finance, mortgage lending, commercial mortgage, leasing, and asset-based lending. It also offers other services, including asset management, agency insurance, wholesale insurance brokerage, institutional trust services, wealth management, investment brokerage services, capital markets services, factoring, international banking services, cash management, electronic payment services, credit and debit card services, and consumer finance, as well as payroll processing and payments services. In addition, the company offers nondeposit investment alternatives, including discount brokerage services, fixed-rate and variable-rate annuities, mutual funds, and government and municipal bonds. As of December, 31, 2004, its subsidiaries operated approximately 1,400 banking offices in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Georgia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Florida, Indiana, and Washington. The company was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Kraft Foods, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of branded foods and beverages in the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East and Africa. The company manufactures and markets packaged food products, consisting primarily of snacks, such as cookies, crackers, salted snacks, and confectionery; beverages, including coffee, aseptic juice drinks, and powdered beverages; and cheese and dairy, comprising natural, process, and cream cheeses. It also offers grocery, including ready-to-eat cereals, enhancers, and desserts; and convenient meals, comprising frozen pizza, packaged dinners, lunch combinations, and processed meats. The company's products are sold to supermarket chains, wholesalers, supercenters, club stores, mass merchandisers, distributors, convenience stores, gasoline stations, drug stores, value stores, and other retail food outlets. Kraft Foods was incorporated in 2000 and is headquartered in Northfield, Illinois.
Pitney Bowes, Inc. provides integrated mail and document management solutions for various organizations in the United States and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Global Mailstream Solutions, Global Enterprise Solutions, and Capital Services. The Global Mailstream Solutions segment's products include postage meters, mailing machines, production mail systems sold outside the U.S., address hygiene software, manifest systems, letter and parcel scales, mail openers, mailroom furniture, folders, table-top inserters, paper handling equipment, shipping equipment, software-based shipping and logistics systems, and postal payment solutions. Global Enterprise Solutions segment's products consist of production mail systems, sorting equipment, incoming mail systems, electronic statement, billing and payment solutions, and mailing software. The Capital Services segment provides financing for non Pitney Bowes equipment. The company markets its products and services through a network of offices in the U.S., as well as through subsidiaries, independent distributors, and dealers worldwide. The company was founded by Arthur Pitney and Walter Bowes in 1920. Pitney Bowes is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.
SPRINT NEXTEL CORPORATION (S)
Sprint Nextel Corporation offers wireless and wireline communications products and services. Its Wireless segment provides wireless mobile telephone and wireless data transmission services. The wireless mobile voice communications services include basic local and long distance wireless voice services; and voicemail, call waiting, three way calling, caller identification, directory assistance, call forwarding, speakerphone, and voice-activated dialing features, as well as roaming services. The data communications services include wireless imaging; wireless data communications, such as Internet access and messaging, and email services; wireless entertainment; and asset and fleet management, dispatch services, and navigation tools. This segment also offers walkie-talkie services; and sells accessories, such as carrying cases, hands-free devices, batteries, and battery chargers and other items to consumers, as well as handsets and accessories to agents and other third-party distributors for resale. In addition, it provides Sprint-branded and wholesale wireless services over its CDMA network in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands; and Nextel-branded post-paid and Boost Mobile-branded prepaid wireless services over its iDEN network. The company's Long Distance segment provides wireline voice and data communications services to domestic business customers, multinational corporations, and other communications companies. These services include domestic and international data communications using various protocols, such as MPLS technologies, and IP, ATM, frame relay, and managed network services; voice services; services to cable multiple systems operators that resell its long distance service, and/or use its back office systems and network assets in support of their telephone service provided over cable facilities. The company has strategic alliance with Microsoft Corp. Sprint Nextel was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia.
WENDYS INTERNATIONAL INC (WEN)
Wendy's International, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the operation, development, and franchising of a system of quick service and fast casual restaurants. It offers a menu, including hamburgers and filet of chicken breast sandwiches; chicken nuggets, chicken strips, chili, and baked and French fried potatoes; prepared salads, desserts, soft drinks, and other nonalcoholic beverages; and children's meals. Wendy's International also offers coffee, cappuccino, fresh baked goods, such as donuts, muffins, pies, croissants, tarts, cookies, cakes, bagels, sandwiches, soups, and fresh-baked breads. It also serves a range of fast-casual, fresh Mexican food, including burritos, tacos, quesadillas, nachos, tostadas, beans, and rice. As of June 27, 2004, the company operated 6,535 Old Fashioned Hamburgers restaurants, 2,370 Tim Hortons restaurants, and 305 Baja Fresh Mexican Grill restaurants. Wendy's International was founded in 1969 by Dave Thomas and is based in Dublin, Ohio.
SUPERVALU, INC. operates as a grocery company in the United States. It offers various food and nonfood products, including groceries, meats, dairy products, frozen foods, deli, bakery, fresh fruits and vegetables, health and beauty aids, general merchandise, seasonal items, and tobacco products. The company conducts its retail operations under three retail food store formats: extreme value stores, price superstores, and supermarkets. As of January 11, 2006, SUPERVALU had 1,546 retail grocery locations. In addition, it provides food distribution and related logistics services, including warehouse management, transportation, procurement, contract manufacturing, and logistics engineering and management services for the retail grocery channel. The company's customers include single and multiple grocery store independent operators, regional and national chains, mass merchants, and the military. SUPERVALU was founded in 1871 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
MARRIOT INTERNATIONAL (MAR)
Marriott International, Inc. engages in the operation and franchising of hotels and related lodging facilities worldwide. The company operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites, Ramada International, and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club International, Horizons, The Ritz-Carlton Club, and Marriott Grand Residence Club brands; and operates Marriott Executive Apartments. The company also provides furnished corporate housing and operates conference centers. It has operations primarily in Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. As of June 17, 2005, the company operated or franchised 2,676 lodging properties, with 489,430 rooms. It also provided 1,817 furnished corporate housing rental units, as of the above date. Marriott was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
SANDISK CORPORATION (SNDK)
SanDisk Corporation engages in the design, development, and market of flash storage card products used in various consumer electronics worldwide. Its products include flash cards, Universal Serial Bus, flash drives, and digital audio players. The company's flash storage allows data to be stored in a compact format that retains the data for an extended period of time after the power has been turned off. Its products are used in digital cameras, feature phones, and other digital consumer devices. SanDisk Corporation sells its products to original equipment manufacturers, retailers, and distributors. The company was co-founded by Eli Harari and Sanjay Mehrotra in 1988. SanDisk Corporation was headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
Time Warner, Inc. operates as a media and entertainment company. It operates in five segments: America Online, Inc. (AOL), Cable, Filmed Entertainment, Network, and Publishing. AOL segment provides interactive services, Web brands, Internet technologies, and e-commerce services in the United States and Europe. Cable segment offers video, high-speed data, and digital phone services. Its video products include digital video, video-on-demand, subscription-video-on-demand, and digital video recorders. The company's digital phone services consist of easy-to-use package of video, high-speed data, and voice services. Filmed Entertainment segment comprises Warner Bros. Entertainment Group, which operates in film, television, and home video businesses, combined with a film library and global distribution infrastructure; and New Line Cinema Corporation that creates and distributes theatrical motion pictures. As of December 31, 2004, its library included approximately 6,600 theatrical titles, and 54,000 live action and animated television titles. Networks segment include Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (Turner), Home Box Office, and The WB Television Network (The WB Network). The company's Turner networks include TBS, TNT, CNN, CNN Headline News, and Cartoon Network channels. The WB Network operates as a broadcast television network. Publishing segment publishes magazines through Time, Inc., and books through Time Warner Book Group, Inc. This segment also sells home decor products through approximately 35,000 independent consultants. It publishes approximately 130 magazines, including People, Sports Illustrated, In Style, Southern Living, Time, Entertainment Weekly, Fortune, Real Simple, What's on TV, and Cooking Light. The company's films include The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Harry Potter series, Million Dollar Baby, and The Polar Express. Time Warner, Inc. is headquartered in New York City.
CAMPBELL SOUP COMPANY (CPB)
Campbell Soup Company engages in the manufacture and marketing of convenience food products. It operates in three segments: U.S. Soup, Sauces, and Beverages; Baking and Snacking; and International Soup and Sauces. The U.S. Soup, Sauces, and Beverages segment offers condensed and ready-to-serve soups; broth and canned poultry; pasta sauce; Mexican sauce; canned pasta, gravies, and beans; meal kits; vegetable juice; juice beverages; and tomato juice. The Baking and Snacking segment offers cookies, crackers, and bakery and frozen products in the United States; biscuits in Australia and Asia Pacific; salty snacks in Australia; and chocolates worldwide. The International Soup and Sauces segment offers soup, sauce, and beverages in Europe, Mexico, Latin America, the Asia Pacific region, and Canada. The company also distributes other products, such as soup, specialty entrees, beverage products, and other prepared foods and products through various food service channels in the United States and Canada. It distributes its products through its own sales force, as well as through broker and distributor arrangements. The company was founded in 1869 and is headquartered in Camden, New Jersey.
POLO RALPH LAUREN CORPORATION (RL)
Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation engages in the design, marketing, and distribution of apparel, home, and fragrance products in the United States and internationally. Its apparel products include men's, women's, and children's clothing; home products comprise bedding and bath products, furniture, fabric and wallpaper, paints, broadloom, tabletop, and giftware; and accessories consist of footwear, eyewear, and jewelry, as well as leather goods, including handbags and luggage. The company offers its products under the brands Polo, Polo by Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Sport, Ralph Lauren, Blue Label, Lauren, Polo Jeans, RL, Rugby, Chaps, and Club Monaco. PRLC sells fragrance and skin care products under the brands Glamorous, Romance, Polo, Lauren, Safari, Blue Label, Black Label, and Polo Sport. The company sells its products to department stores and specialty stores in the United States and internationally, as well as sells worldwide through its full price and outlet stores, and Polo.com, its e-commerce site. As of April 2, 2005, it operated 130 full-price stores, including 58 Ralph Lauren stores, 61 Club Monaco stores, 8 Caban stores, and 3 Rugby stores. The company also operates in Canada, Europe, South America, and Asia. Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation was founded by Ralph Lauren in 1967. The company is based in New York City.
The Clorox Company engages in the manufacture and marketing of cleaning products in the United States. It offers laundry products, which include liquid bleaches, laundry stain removers, and dry and liquid color-safe bleaches; and water filtration systems and filters. The company's home care cleaning products primarily comprise disinfecting sprays and wipes, toilet bowl cleaners, carpet cleaners, drain openers, floor mopping systems, toilet and bath cleaning tools, and premoistened towelettes. Clorox Company also provides professional products for institutional, janitorial, and food service markets, which include bleaches, toilet bowl cleaners, disinfectants, food-storage bags, trash bags, barbecue sauces, mildew removers, soap scum removers, and bathroom cleaners. Its auto care products consist of protectants, cleaners and wipes, tire- and wheel-care products, washes, gel washes and waxes, and automotive fuel and oil additives. The cat litter products include clumping cat litter and scoopable and silica-gel crystals cat litter. In addition, the company offers food products, which include salad dressings and dip mixes, seasoned mini-croutons, seasonings, sauces and marinades. Clorox Company sells its products to grocery stores and grocery wholesalers primarily through a network of brokers; and through a direct sales force to mass merchandisers, warehouse clubs, and military and other retail stores in the United States. It also sells its products outside the United States through subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, and joint-venture arrangements with local partners. The company was founded in 1913 as Electro-Alkaline Company and changed its name to Clorox Chemical Corporation in 1922. It changed its name to Clorox Chemical Co. in 1928 and then to The Clorox Company in 1957. Clorox Company is based in Oakland, California.
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INCORPORATED (UNH)
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated provides health care services in the United States. It operates in four segments: Uniprise, Health Care Services, Specialized Care Services, and Ingenix. Uniprise segment provides a range of employer business services to meet the needs of national employers and health plans. Health Care Services segment offers network-based health care services through its AmeriChoice, Ovations, and UnitedHealthcare businesses. Specialized Care Services segment offers health and wellness benefits, services, and resources. It provides chiropractic care, physical therapy, complementary medicine, and health and wellness services; integrated personal health management solutions, including consumer health information, education, and decision support services; and life, disability, dental, stop-loss, and critical illness insurance for employers and their employees. Ingenix segment provides a range of data and software analytics, warehousing, and technology services and products that help the customers in delivering health care services. The company's customers include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies; health insurers and other payers; physicians and other health care providers; large employers; and government agencies. As of December 31, 2004, the company provided health care services and resources to individuals through approximately 460,000 physicians and 4,200 hospitals. UnitedHealth Group was founded in 1974 under the name United HealthCare Corporation and changed its name to UnitedHealth Group Incorporated in 1998. UnitedHealth Group is based in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
CITIZENS COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY (CZN)
Citizens Communications Company provides wire line communication services to rural areas, and small and medium-sized towns and cities as an incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC). Its ILEC services include local network services, enhanced services, network access services, long distance, data services, and directory services. The company, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Electric Lightwave, LLC, provides competitive local exchange carrier services to business customers and other communications carriers in the western United States. As of December 31, 2004, the company operated ILECs in 23 states, serving approximately 2.321 million access lines and 212,300 Internet customers. The company is based in Stamford, Connecticut.
BLACK & DECKER CORPORATION (BDK)
The Black & Decker Corporation (BDC) engages in the manufacture and marketing of power tools and accessories, hardware and home improvement products, and fastening systems. Power Tools and Accessories segment offers corded and cordless electric power tools and equipment, electric lawn and garden tools, home products, and product service. Power tools and equipment include drills, screwdrivers, impact wrenches and drivers, hammers, wet/dry vacuums, radio/chargers, saws, grinders, jointers, lathes, and dust management systems. Power tool accessories include drill, hammer, screwdriver, and router bits; saw blades; bonded abrasives; and worksite tool belts and bags. Product service provides replacement parts, and repair and maintenance of power tools, equipment, and lawn and garden tools. Hardware and Home Improvement Products segment offers security hardware and plumbing products. Its security hardware products consist of residential and light commercial door locksets, electronic keyless entry systems, exit devices, keying systems, general and decorative hardware, lighting, home accents, and collectibles. Plumbing products consist of lavatory, kitchen, and tub and shower faucets; bath and kitchen accessories; and replacement parts. Fastening and Assembly Systems segment manufactures metal and plastic fasteners, and engineered fastening systems for blind riveting, stud welding, assembly systems, specialty screws, prevailing torque nuts and assemblies, insert systems, metal and plastic fasteners, and self-piercing riveting systems. The company's power tools and accessories, and hardware and home improvement products are sold to retailers, wholesalers, distributors, and jobbers. The fastening and assembly products are sold to automotive, transportation, electronics, aerospace, machine tool, and appliance industries through distributors and representatives. BDC was founded in 1910 by S. Duncan Black and Alonzo G. Decker. The company is headquartered in Towson, Maryland.
STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS WORLDWIDE INC (HOT)
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. operates as a hotel and leisure company worldwide. The company's brand names include St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Sheraton, Westin, W, and Four Points by Sheraton. It operates in two segments, Hotels and Vacation Ownership. The Hotel segment operates hotels and resorts primarily in the luxury and upscale segment of the lodging industry. As of October 26, 2005, its hotel portfolio included owned, leased, managed, and franchised hotels totaling approximately 750 hotels in approximately 80 countries. The Vacation Ownership segment includes the development, ownership, and operation of vacation ownership resorts; marketing and sale of vacation ownership interests; and provision of financing to customers, who purchase such interests. It had 19 vacation ownership resorts in the United States and the Bahamas, as of the above date. Starwood Hotels & Resorts was founded in 1969 and is based in White Plains, New York.
MCCORMICK & COMPANY INCORPORATED (MKC)
McCormick & Company, Incorporated engages in the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of spices, herbs, seasonings, and other flavors to the food industry worldwide. It offers seasoning blends, spices, herbs, extracts, sauces, marinades, and specialty foods to retail outlets, such as grocery, drug, dollar, and mass merchandise stores under various brands, including McCormick' and Zatarain's' in the U.S.; Ducros' and Silvo' in continental Europe; Club House' in Canada; and Schwartz' in the U.K. The company also offers condiments, compound flavors and extracts, and coating systems to food processors, restaurants, distributors, warehouse clubs, and institutional operations. It sells its products through brokers, wholesalers, and distributors. McCormick & Company was formed in 1889 and is based in Sparks, Maryland.
CINCINNATI FINANCIAL CORPORATION (CINF)
Cincinnati Financial Corporation provides commercial, personal, and life insurance products and services in the United States. It offers commercial multiperil, workers compensation, commercial automobile, and other liability insurance products; personal lines automobile and homeowners insurance products, as well as dwelling fire, inland marine, umbrella liability, and watercraft coverages; and various worksite products, including term insurance, whole life insurance, and universal life insurance policies. The company also provides finance/leasing and asset management services. Cincinnati Financial is headquartered in Fairfield, Ohio.
Pfizer, Inc. engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and marketing of prescription medicines for humans and animals, as well as consumer healthcare products worldwide. It operates in three segments: Human Health, Consumer Healthcare, and Animal Health. The Human Health segment offers treatments for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, central nervous system disorders, arthritis and pain, infectious and respiratory diseases, urogenital conditions, cancer, eye disease, endocrine disorders, and allergies. The Consumer Healthcare segment markets over-the-counter medications for oral care, upper respiratory health, tobacco dependence, gastrointestinal health, skin care, eye care, and hair growth. Its principal products include Listerine mouthwash, Listerine PocketPaks oral care strips, Nicorette for tobacco dependence, Benadryl antihistamine for allergies, Sudafed for sinus congestion, Rogaine for hair growth, Zantac 75 for prevention and relief of heartburn, Rolaids antacid tablets, Efferdent denture cleaner, Neosporin antibiotic ointment, Visine eye drops, BenGay topical analgesic, Cortizone skin care products, Lubriderm moisturizing lotions, Unisom sleep aids, Desitin ointments for treatment of diaper rash, Ludens throat drops, and Purell instant hand sanitizer. The Animal Health segment offers products for the prevention and treatment of diseases in livestock and animals. Its products include parasiticides, anti-inflammatories, vaccines, antibiotics, and related medicines. In addition, the company offers empty soft-gelatin capsules, contract manufacturing, and bulk pharmaceutical chemicals. Pfizer has an agreement with Power 3 Medical Products, Inc. to evaluate the NuroPro test capabilities and to test blind and unblinded samples provided by Pfizer; and a research and license agreement with Incyte Corp. for the development, manufacture, and marketing of oral CCR2 antagonists. The company was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in New York City.
WPS RESOURCES CORPORATIO (TEG)
Integrys Energy Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a regulated electric and natural gas utility company in the United States and Canada. It purchases, generates, and distributes electric power; and purchases and distributes natural gas. The company generates electricity through coal, nuclear, natural gas, hydro, and fuel oil resources. It offers electric services to various customers, including municipal utilities, electric cooperatives, energy marketers, other investor-owned utilities, and municipal joint action agencies. Integrys Energy Group also engages in natural gas distribution operations in Michigan and Minnesota. In addition, the company offers retail and wholesale products, primarily natural gas and electric power, in nonregulated energy markets. As of December 31, 2006, it served approximately 480,989 regulated electric customers and 684,148 regulated natural gas customers. The company was founded in 1883. It was formerly known as WPS Resources Corporation and changed its name to Integrys Energy Group in February 2007. The company is based in Chicago, Illinois.
SYNOVUS FINANCIAL CORPORATION (SNV)
Synovus Financial Corp., a holding company, provides various financial services. It operates in two segments, Financial Services and Transaction Processing Services (TPS). The Financial Services segment provides commercial banking services, including commercial, financial, agricultural, and real estate loans; retail banking services, including accepting demand and savings deposits; individual, consumer, installment, and mortgage loans; safe deposit services; leasing services; automated banking and fund transfer services; and bank credit card services. It also provides portfolio management services; securities brokerage; trust services; insurance agency services; financial planning services; asset management services; and investment advisory services. The TPS segment primarily provides electronic payment processing services in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Honduras, Puerto Rico, and Europe. It also provides back-end processing services to support merchant processing and offers other products and services to support its processing services. In addition, the TPS segment provides commercial printing and related services; programming support and assistance with the conversion of card portfolios to TS2; recovery collections, bankruptcy process and legal account management, and skip tracing services; Internet, Intranet, and client/server software solutions for commercial card management programs; targeted loyalty consulting, as well as travel, gift card, and reward programs; gift card processing services to Japanese clients; prepaid card solutions; and sells and leases computer related equipment associated with its electronic payment processing services. As of April 26, 2005, Synovus operated 41 banks and other Synovus' offices in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee. The company was formed in 1888 and was formerly known as CB&T Bancshares, Inc. It changed its name to Synovus Financial Corp. in 1989. Synovus is headquartered in Columbus, Georgia.
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (BSX)
Boston Scientific Corporation engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of medical devices that are used in interventional medical specialties. The company's products are offered by two groups, Cardiovascular and Endosurgery. The Cardiovascular organization provides products and technologies for use in interventional cardiology, peripheral interventions, vascular surgery, electrophysiology, and neurovascular procedures. The Endosurgery organization provides products and technologies for use in oncology, endoscopy, urology, and gynecology procedures. In addition, the company operates in the neuromodulation market. It provides products for the treatment of auditory disorders and chronic pain. The company's less-invasive medical products are used for enlarging narrowed blood vessels to prevent heart attack and stroke; clearing passages blocked by plaque to restore blood flow; opening obstructions and bringing relief to patients suffering from various forms of cancer; performing biopsies and intravascular ultrasounds; mapping electrical problems in the heart; placing filters to prevent blood clots from reaching the lungs, heart, or brain; treating urological, renal, pulmonary, neurovascular, and gastrointestinal diseases; and modulating nerve activity to treat deafness and chronic pain. The company markets its products through direct sales force, and a network of distributors and dealers. Boston Scientific Corp. has a collaboration agreement with Affinergy, Inc. to investigate new coatings for cardiovascular stents. The company was founded by John E. Abele and Peter M. Nicholas in 1979. Boston Scientific Corp. is headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts.
Legg Mason, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides asset management, securities brokerage, investment banking, and related financial services to individuals, institutions, corporations, and municipalities primarily in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Singapore. It operates through three segments: Asset Management, Private Client, and Capital Markets segments. The Asset Management segment engages in providing investment advisory services to proprietary mutual and closed-end funds, and the proprietary funds operations of the company's other asset managers. This segment also provides asset management services for institutional customers, as well as for high net worth individuals and family groups, and endowments. The Private Client segment distributes various financial products, including equity and fixed income securities, proprietary and nonaffiliated mutual funds, and annuities. The Capital Markets segment consists of equity and fixed income institutional sales and trading, investment banking, syndicate, structured products, and research. The company provides its services through retail sales network, brokers, and dealers. Legg Mason was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland.
ALLSTATE CORPORATION (ALL)
The Allstate Corporation operates as the holding company for Allstate Insurance Company. The company, through Allstate Insurance Company, and Allstate Life Insurance Company and affiliates, provides personal property and casualty insurance products and services primarily in the United States. It operates in two segments, Allstate Protection and Allstate Financial. Allstate Protection segment sells private passenger auto and homeowner's insurance. It also sells various personal property and casualty insurance products, including landlords, personal umbrella, renters, condominium, residential fire, manufactured housing, boat owners, and selected commercial property and casualty. Allstate Financial segment provides life insurance, retirement, and investment products to individual and institutional customers. Its products include traditional life, interest-sensitive life, variable life, and single premium life; fixed annuities, including traditional deferred annuities, market value adjusted annuities, equity-indexed annuities, and immediate annuities; variable annuities; other protection products, such as long-term care, accidental death, hospital indemnity, structured settlement annuities, and disability income insurance; and institutional products, such as funding agreements sold to investors. In addition, it offers various bank products, such as certificates of deposit, money market accounts, savings accounts, checking accounts, first mortgage loans, and home equity loans. The company distributes its products through independent agents, Allstate exclusive agencies, financial institutions, and broker dealers. The Allstate Corporation was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois.
Public Storage, Inc. (PSI), a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the acquisition, development, ownership, and operation of self-storage facilities in the United States. As of March 31, 2005, it had direct and indirect equity interests in 1,471 self-storage facilities with 89.9 million net rentable square feet located in 37 states. As of the above date, the company also had direct and indirect equity interests in approximately 19.5 million net rentable square feet of commercial and industrial space located in 10 states. In addition, it reinsures policies issued to its tenants against lost or damaged goods stored by them in storage facilities. PSI has elected to be taxed as a REIT and would distribute at least 90% of its taxable income to shareholders. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Glendale, California.
FedEx Corporation provides transportation, e-commerce, and business services worldwide. The company operates in four segments: FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, and FedEx Kinko's. FedEx Express segment offers a range of shipping services for the delivery of packages, documents, and freight. FedEx Ground segment provides small-package ground delivery services. This segment, through FedEx SmartPost, also specializes in the consolidation and delivery of high volumes of low-weight, less time-sensitive business-to-consumer packages, using the U.S. Postal Service for final delivery to residences. FedEx Freight segment offers regional next-day and second-day, and interregional less-than-truckload freight services. This segment also offers airfreight forwarding services between the United States and Puerto Rico. FedEx Kinko's segment provides document management solutions, facilities management, and other business services. Its global network of digitally-connected locations offer access to technology for black and white and color copying/printing, finishing and presentation services, signs and graphics, Internet access, videoconferencing, outsourcing, managed services, Web-based printing, document management solutions, ground shipping and global express shipping services, and various other retail services and products. The company was incorporated in 1971 and is based in Memphis, Tennessee.
Teradyne, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of automatic test equipment and interconnection systems primarily in the United States. The company's automatic test equipment products include semiconductor test systems, assembly test systems, diagnostic solutions and broadband test systems. Its semiconductor test systems contain integrated analog, digital, and memory functions, which allow an entire system or subsystem to reside on a single device or chip. These chips are used in automotive, communications, consumer, computer, and electronic game applications. The company's connection systems offer backplane systems, printed circuit boards, and connectors. Its assembly test systems include in-circuit test systems, imaging inspection systems, and military/aerospace test and diagnostics. The company's diagnostic solutions provide electronic test and diagnostic systems to the automotive original equipment manufactures and subcontractors. Its broadband test systems provide test systems for voice and digital subscriber line, and telephone networks. The company's interconnection systems include high bandwidth backplane assemblies and high density connectors. It sells its products principally through its direct sales force in North America, Asia, and Europe. The company was founded by Alex d'Arbeloff and Nick DeWolfin in 1960, and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
SunTrust Banks, Inc., a financial services holding company, provides various financial services to consumer and corporate customers in the United States. The company operates in six segments: Retail, Commercial, Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB), Wealth and Investment Management (WIM), Mortgage, and National Commerce Financial (NCF). The Retail segment offers loans, deposits, and other fee-based services to consumer and private banking clients, as well as for business clients. The Commercial segment provides enterprises with an array of financial products and services, including commercial lending, treasury management, financial risk management, and corporate bankcards. Its customers primarily include commercial, middle market, commercial real estate, and government/not-for-profit entities. CIB segment engages in corporate banking, investment banking, capital markets businesses, commercial leasing, receivables capital management, and merchant banking. WIM segment provides an array of wealth management products and professional services to both individual and institutional clients. The Mortgage segment offers residential mortgage products through its retail, broker, and correspondent channels. NCF offers commercial and retail banking, savings, and trust services. The company offers its products and services primarily in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. In addition, it provides customers with a selection of technology-based banking channels, including Internet, personal computer, and telephone banking. As of September 30, 2005, the company had 1,647 branches, and 2,769 automated teller machines. SunTrust was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
FEDERAL HOME LOAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION (FRE)
Freddie Mac, a financial services company, provides funds for residential mortgages. It conducts its business primarily by buying mortgages from lenders, packaging the mortgages into securities, and selling the securities to investors. The company purchases mortgages from mortgage banking companies, commercial banks, savings banks, savings and loan associations, credit unions, and state and local housing finance agencies. Freddie Mac's participation in the secondary mortgage market includes providing its credit guarantee for residential mortgages originated by mortgage lenders, and investing in mortgage loans and mortgage-related securities. Through its credit guarantee activities, Freddie Mac securitizes mortgage loans by issuing mortgage participation certificates to third-party investors. The company also resecuritizes mortgage-related securities that are issued by Freddie Mac or the Government National Mortgage Association, as well as nonagency entities. Freddie Mac also guarantees multifamily mortgage loans that support housing revenue bonds issued by third parties and it guarantees other mortgage loans held by third parties. The company was formed in 1970 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.
AMERISOURCEBERGEN CORPORATION (HOLDING CO) (ABC)
AmerisourceBergen Corporation provides pharmaceutical services to pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare providers in the United States and Puerto Rico, and Canada. It distributes brand name and generic pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter healthcare products, and home healthcare supplies and equipment to various healthcare providers, including acute care hospitals and health systems, independent and chain retail pharmacies, mail order facilities, physicians, clinics, and other alternate site facilities, as well as skilled nursing and assisted living centers. The company also provides pharmaceuticals and pharmacy services to long-term care, workers' compensation, and specialty drug patients. In addition, it offers related services, such as pharmacy automation, supply management software, pharmaceutical packaging, inventory management, reimbursement and pharmaceutical consulting services, logistics services, and physician education. The company serves customers through a network of distribution and service centers. AmerisourceBergen was founded in 1985 and is headquartered Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania.
WAL-MART STORES INC (WMT)
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats in the United States and internationally. It has two segments: The Wal-Mart Stores and The SAM'S CLUB. The Wal-Mart Stores segment includes Discount Stores, Supercenters, and Neighborhood Markets in the United States, as well as Walmart.com. It offers apparel for women, girls, men, boys, and infants; domestics, fabrics, and notions; stationery and books; shoes; housewares; hardware; electronics; home furnishings; small appliances; automotive accessories; horticulture and accessories; sporting goods; toys; pet food and accessories; cameras and supplies; health and beauty aids; pharmaceuticals; jewelry; and optical, as well as photo processing services. The Neighborhood Markets include dry grocery, meat, produce, deli, bakery, dairy, frozen foods, pharmaceuticals, photo processing, health and beauty aids, household chemicals, paper goods, general merchandise, and pet supplies departments. The SAM'S CLUB segment comprises the warehouse membership clubs in the United States and samsclub.com. It offers hardgoods, softgoods, software, electronics, jewelry, sporting goods, toys, tires, stationery and books, institutional-size grocery items, and selected private labels. As of July 31, 2005, Wal-Mart operated 1,276 Wal-Mart stores, 1,838 Supercenter, 92 Neighborhood Markets, and 556 SAM's Clubs in 50 states in the United States. The company operates various retail formats in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. It operates 261 Canadian Wal-Mart stores and SAM's Clubs, 11 units in Argentina, 150 units in Brazil, 88 units in Germany, 16 units in South Korea, 697 units in Mexico, 54 units in Puerto Rico, and 292 units in the United Kingdom, as well as 48 units in China under joint venture agreements. Wal-Mart has partnership with Diageo plc. The company was founded in 1945 and is based in Bentonville, Arkansas.
MARSHALL & ILSLEY CORPORATION (MI)
Marshall & Ilsley Corporation (MIC), a multibank holding company, offers retail, institutional, business, and international banking and investment services to corporate, institutional, government, and individual customers primarily in the United States. The company engages in generating deposits and originating loans. Its deposit products primarily include noninterest bearing demand deposits, interest bearing demand deposits, savings deposits, time deposits, and certificate of deposit. The company's loan portfolio comprises automobile loans and leases, student loans, home equity loans, personal loans, residential mortgage loans, mortgage refinancing business loans, lines of credit, standby letters of credit, government-sponsored loans, commercial real estate financing, construction financing, and equipment and machinery leases. MIC also provides working capital loans to commercial borrowers secured by accounts receivable, inventory, and other marketable assets, as well as provides retail vehicle lease and installment sale financing. In addition, the company provides data processing services to financial institutions and other companies for deposit and loan account management. Additionally, it provides debit, stored-value, and credit card processing; card personalization; ATM management; and transaction and merchant processing services. Further, it provides electronic bill presentment and payment services; payment and settlement of bill payment transactions; personal property lease financing; investment management and advisory services; commercial and residential mortgage banking; venture capital and financial advisory services; trust services; and brokerage and insurance services. As of December 31, 2004, the company operated 252 offices in Wisconsin, Arizona, Minnesota, Missouri, Florida, Nevada, and Illinois. MIC was founded in 1847 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
NOVELLUS SYSTEMS INC (NVLS)
Novellus Systems, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, sale, and servicing of semiconductor equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. It offers chemical vapor deposition (CVD), physical vapor deposition (PVD), Electrofill, surface preparation/cleaning, and chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) systems. The CVD process is used to deposit dielectric films on wafers; and deposit conductive metal layers on devices. The PVD processes employ sputtering techniques to apply an ultra-thin metallic film to the surface of a wafer. It is used to create the barrier and seed layers in copper damascene interconnect applications. The Electrofill products are used to build the copper primary conduction layers in advanced integrated circuits. The surface preparation products are used to remove photoresist and other potential contaminants from a wafer. The CMP systems polish the surface of a wafer after a deposition step to create a planar surface. The company operates in the United States, as well as operates through subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Israel, India, China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and Taiwan. Novellus Systems was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES COMPANY (LUV)
Southwest Airlines Co., a domestic airline, provides point-to-point service in the United States. As of December 31, 2004, it operated 417 Boeing 737 aircraft and provided service to 60 airports in 59 cities in 31 states. The company has six reservations centers located in Albuquerque, Chicago, Houston, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, and San Antonio. It also sells credits to business partners, including credit card companies, hotels, telecommunications companies, and car rental agencies. The company was incorporated in 1967 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
BJ SERVICES COMPANY (BJS)
BJ Services Company provides pressure pumping and other oilfield services for the petroleum industry worldwide. The company's pressure pumping services consist of cementing and stimulation services used in the completion of new oil and natural gas wells, and in remedial work on existing wells both onshore and offshore. Its stimulation services include fracturing, acidizing, sand control, nitrogen services, coiled tubing, and service tools; and cementing services consists of pumping cement slurry into a well between the casing and the wellbore to isolate fluids. The company offers other oilfield services, including completion tools, completion fluids, and casing and tubular services for oil and natural gas exploration and production industry; commissioning and inspection services for refineries, pipelines, and offshore platforms; and production chemical services. Its services are provided both on land and offshore on-call basis through regional and district facilities. The company provides pressure pumping services to independent oil and natural gas producing companies, as well as national oil companies. BJ Services was founded by Byron Jackson in 1872 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
Best Buy Co., Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of consumer electronics, home-office products, entertainment software, appliances, and related services. It operates retail stores and commercial Web sites under the brand names Best Buy, Future Shop, Magnolia Audio Video, and Geek Squad, as well as an outlet store on eBay. The company offers video products that include televisions, digital cameras, DVD players, digital camcorders, and digital broadcast satellite systems; audio products include car stereos, home theater audio systems, mobile electronics, and accessories; home-office products consist of desktop and notebook computers, telephones, networking, and accessories; entertainment software products, including DVDs, video game hardware and software, compact discs, computer software, and subscriptions; and appliances, such as vacuums, small electrics, and housewares. It also provides in-store services, including computer set-up, repair, and software installation, as well as the installation of mobile electronics; and in-home services that comprise computer set-up, repair, software installation, and home networking, as well as delivery and installation of appliances and home theater systems. As of October 25, 2005, Best Buy Co. operated approximately 840 retail stores in the United States and Canada. The company was founded by Richard M. Schulze. It was incorporated in 1966 as Sound of Music, Inc. and changed its name to Best Buy Co., Inc. in 1983. Best Buy Co. is based in Richfield, Minnesota.
SEALED AIR CORPORATION (SEE)
Sealed Air Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of food and protective packaging products. It operates through two segments, food packaging and protective packaging. The company's food packaging products segment produces flexible materials and associated packaging equipment systems, and rigid containers and absorbent pads to package various perishable foods, such as fresh meat and poultry, smoked and processed meat, cheese, produce, seafood, baked goods, and processed and prepared foods, such as soups, condiments, and sauces. Its food packaging equipment include rotary chamber vacuum systems, vertical form-fill-seal systems, dispensing equipment, manual and automated loading units, shrink tunnels, bagging systems, and auxiliary equipment. The company's protective packaging products segment provides cushioning, surface protection, and void fill. The company also manufactures and sells various other products, such as specialty adhesive tapes, solar collectors and covers for swimming pools, and products related to the elimination and neutralization of static electricity. In addition, the company manufactures recycled kraft paper and loose-fill polystyrene packaging. The company markets its products through distributors, fabricators and converters, as well as directly to end users, such as food processors, food service businesses, and manufacturers. The company is based in Saddle Brook, New Jersey.
IAC/InterActiveCorp operates a portfolio of brands in the travel, retailing, ticketing, personals, media, financial services, real estate, and teleservices industries worldwide. Its Travel segment makes travel products and services available from various commercial and charter airlines, lodging properties, car rental companies, and cruise lines and in-destination service providers. The company's Electronic Retailing segment sells consumer products primarily through the HSN and America's Store television networks, and HSN.com, as well as through consumer catalog services and infomercials. IAC/InterActiveCorp's Ticketing segment provides online and offline ticketing services through Ticketmaster-owned Web sites. It also offers operator-staffed call centers and independent retail outlets serving various venues, entertainment facilities, promoters, and professional sports franchises. Its Personals segment provides single adults with an environment for meeting other singles through their respective Web sites, as well as through Match.com's affiliated networks. The company's Local and Media Services segment offers local content for major cities in the United States and abroad, as well as practical transactional tools; markets coupon books, discounts, merchant promotions, and sally foster gift wrap; and offers free online invitation services, and online travel search engine and directory. Its Financial Services and Real Estate segment provides online exchanges that connect consumers and service providers in the lending and real estate industries. IAC/InterActiveCorp's Teleservices segment provides outsourced customer lifecycle management solutions. The company was incorporated as Silver King Broadcasting Company, Inc. in 1986 and changed its name to HSN, Inc. in 1996. It further changed its name to USA Networks, Inc. in 1998; to USA Interactive in 2002; to InterActiveCorp in 2003; and to IAC/InterActiveCorp in 2004. The company is based in New York City.
ARCHER-DANIELS-MIDLAND COMPANY (ADM)
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company engages in the procurement, transportation, storing, processing, and merchandising of agricultural commodities and products. The company operates in three segments: Oilseeds Processing, Corn Processing, and Agricultural Services. The Oilseed Processing segment processes oilseeds, such as soybeans, cottonseed, sunflower seeds, canola, peanuts, and flaxseed into vegetable oils and meals for the food and feed industries. This segment sells crude vegetable oil by refining, bleaching, and deodorizing into salad oils. It sells partially refined oil for use in chemicals, paints, and other industrial products. This segment also produces oilseed meals used in the manufacture of commercial livestock and poultry feeds; cottonseed flour for the pharmaceutical industry; and cotton cellulose pulp for the chemical, paper, and filter markets. The Corn Processing segment engages in wet milling and dry milling corn operations, which produce syrup, starch, glucose, dextrose, and sweeteners. It also produces corn gluten feed and meal, as well as distiller grains for use as feed ingredients. It produces astaxanthin used in aquaculture, as well as citric and lactic acids, lactates, sorbitol, and xanthan gum. The Agricultural Services segment engages in buying, storing, cleaning, and transporting agricultural commodities, such as oilseeds, corn, wheat, milo, oats and barley, and reselling these commodities to the agricultural processing industry. In addition, the company engages in milling wheat, corn, and milo into flour, which are sold to commercial bakeries, food companies, food service companies, and retailers. It produces bakery products and mixes for the baking industry. The company also produces milo to produce industrial flour used in the manufacturing of wallboard. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Decatur, Illinois.
RADIOSHACK CORPORATION (RSH)
RadioShack Corporation engages in the retail sale of consumer electronic goods and services in the United States. The company's product lines include wireless phones and communication devices, such as scanners and two-way radios; residential telephones, digital versatile disk players, computers, and direct-to-home (DTH) satellite systems; home entertainment, wireless, imaging, and computer accessories; general and special purpose batteries; wire, cable, and connectivity products; and digital cameras, radio-controlled cars and other toys, satellite radios, memory players, and wellness products. It also provides consumers access to third-party services, such as cellular and PCS phone and DTH satellite activation, satellite radio service, prepaid wireless airtime, and service plans. RadioShack also manufactures various consumer electronics products, including telephony, antennas, wire, and cable products, as well as other parts and accessories for consumer electronics products. In addition, the company offers customer support and repair services to name brand and private label products through its service centers. RadioShack offers its products and services through retail stores and online. At December 31, 2004, the company operated 5,046 company stores located in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands; 599 kiosks located throughout the United States; and 15 RadioShack service centers in the U.S. and 1 in Puerto Rico. It also had a network of 1,788 dealer outlets, as of the above date. RadioShack was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.
INTERPUBLIC GROUP OF COMPANIES INC (IPG)
The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. provides marketing and business services worldwide. It offers advertising, media planning and buying, customer relationship management, event marketing, sales promotion, public relations, and online marketing communications services. The company also provides direct and digital marketing. In addition, it provides sports marketing. The company was founded in 1902. It was formerly known as McCann-Erickson Incorporated and changed its name to The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. in 1961. The company is headquartered in New York City.
Citigroup, Inc., a holding company, provides a range of financial services to consumer and corporate customers worldwide. It operates through four segments: Global Consumer, Corporate and Investment Banking, Global Wealth Management, Alternative Investment. Global Consumer segment provides a range of banking, lending, insurance, and investment services through a network of local branches; offices; and electronic delivery systems, including automated teller machines, automated lending machines, and Internet. As of September 30, 2005, this segment maintained 2,705 offices in North America, and 1,759 sales points in Japan. Corporate and Investment Banking segment provides a range of investment and commercial banking services and products, including debt and equity trading, institutional brokerage, advisory services, foreign exchange, structured products, derivatives, and lending. This segment also offers cash management and trade finance for corporations and financial institutions; custody and fund services to investors; clearing services to intermediaries, such as broker and dealers; and depository and agency/trust services to multinational corporations and governments. Global Wealth Management segment provides wealth management services to high-net-worth and affluent clients; investment advice, financial planning, and brokerage services to small and mid-size companies and others; and asset management services. This segment also provides investment management services, which include investment funds management and capital markets solutions, as well as provides trust, fiduciary, and custody services; investment finance services, such as credit services, including real estate financing, commitments, and letters of credit. Alternative Investment segment manages a range of products across five asset classes, including private equity, hedge funds, real estate, structured products, and managed futures. Citigroup was founded in 1812 and is based in New York City.
DUKE ENERGY CORPORATION (DUK)
Duke Energy Corporation (DEC) engages in the natural gas and electric businesses in America. The company also supplies, delivers, and processes energy. It operates in six divisions: Franchised Electric, Natural Gas Transmission, Field Services, Duke Energy North America (DENA), International Energy, and Crescent Resources (crescent). The Franchised Electric division generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in central and western North Carolina and western South Carolina. The Natural Gas Transmission division provides transportation and storage of natural gas along the U.S. East Coast, the Southeast, and in Canada. It also provides natural gas sales and distribution service to retail customers in Ontario, and natural gas processing services to customers in Western Canada. The Field Services division gathers, compresses, treats, processes, transports, trades and markets, and stores natural gas; and fractionates, transports, trades and markets, and stores natural gas liquids. The DENA division operates and manages power plants, and markets electric power and natural gas in the U.S. and Canada. The International Energy division operates and manages power generation facilities, and sells and markets electric power and natural gas. The Crescent division develops and manages commercial, residential, and multi family real estate projects primarily in the southeastern and southwestern United States. In addition, the company develops, owns, and operates a fiber optic communications network primarily in the Carolinas. It serves wireless, local and long-distance communications companies, Internet service providers and other businesses and organizations through DukeNet Communications, LLC; and provides insurance and reinsurance of various business risks and losses, such as workers compensation, property, business interruption, and general liability of subsidiaries, through Bison Insurance Company Limited. DEC is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
NABORS INDUSTRIES INC (NBR)
Nabors Industries, Ltd. operates as a land drilling contractor worldwide. The company conducts oil, gas, and geothermal land drilling operations in the United States, Canada, South and central America, the Middle East, the Far East, and Africa. It also serves as a land well-servicing and workover contractor in the United States and Canada. In addition, Nabors Industries also provides offshore platform workover and drilling rigs. These rigs provide well-servicing, workover, and drilling services. The company offers a range of ancillary well-site services, including engineering, transportation, construction, maintenance, well logging, directional drilling, rig instrumentation, data collection, and other support services in selected domestic and international markets. It charters a fleet of 33 marine transportation and supply vessels, which provide transportation of drilling materials, supplies, and crews for offshore operations. In addition, Nabors Industries manufactures and leases or sells drives for a range of drilling applications, directional drilling systems, rig instrumentation and data collection equipment, and rig reporting software. The company also makes investments in oil and gas exploration, development, and production activities. As of December 31, 2004, it owned approximately 600 land drilling rigs and 915 land workover and well-servicing rigs, as well as 43 platform and 19 jack-up units, and 3 barge rigs. Nabors Industries is based in St. Michael, Barbados.
COMERICA INCORPORATED (CMA)
Comerica Incorporated and its subsidiaries operate as a financial services company in the United States, Canada, and Hong Kong. The company operates in three segments: the Business Bank, Small Business and Personal Financial Services, and Wealth and Institutional Management. The Business Bank segment comprises middle market, commercial real estate, national dealer services, global finance, corporate, leasing, financial services group, and technology and life sciences. It offers commercial loans and lines of credit, deposits, cash management, capital market products, international trade finance, letters of credit, foreign exchange management services, and loan syndication services. This segment serves medium-size businesses, multinational corporations, and governmental entities. The Small Business and Personal Financial Services segment offers small business banking; and personal financial services, such as consumer lending, consumer deposit gathering, and mortgage loan origination. It also provides deposit accounts, installment loans, credit cards, student loans, home equity lines of credit, and residential mortgage loans. The Wealth and Institutional Management segment provides products and services consisting of personal trust, private lending, institutional trust, retirement services, investment management and advisory services, investment banking, and discount securities brokerage services. It also sells mutual fund and annuity products, as well as life, disability, and long-term care insurance products. As of December 31, 2004, Comerica, through its banking affiliates, operated a total of 435 banking branches, trust services locations, and loan production or other financial services offices, primarily in the States of Michigan, California, Texas and Florida. The company was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan.
WACHOVIA CORPORATION (WB)
Wachovia Corporation operates as a banking and retail brokerage company in the United States and internationally. It operates in four segments: General Bank, Capital Management, Wealth Management, and Corporate and Investment Bank. The General Bank segment offers checking, savings, and money market accounts; time deposits and IRAs; home equity loans; residential mortgage; student and personal loans; debit and credit cards; mutual funds and annuities; commercial deposit; lending; treasury management; dealer financial services; and commercial real estate solutions. The Capital Management segment provides investment products and financial and retirement services, including retail brokerage services; and asset management that comprise mutual funds, advisory services, defined benefit and defined contribution retirement services, and trust services. The Wealth Management segment provides private banking, trust and investment management, financial planning, and insurance brokerage services for wealthy individuals. The Corporate and Investment Bank segment offers corporate lending, loan syndications, and commercial leasing; treasury management; correspondent banking operations; international trade services; and equity capital markets, merger and acquisition advisory services, and equity-linked products, as well as interest rate products, credit products, structured products, and non-dollar products. Wachovia operates approximately 3,300 financial centers and 700 retail brokerage offices, as well as 5,300 automated teller machines. The company has foreign branches in Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Seoul, Taipei, and Tokyo; representative offices in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Russia, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the Americas; and brokerage offices in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Wachovia was founded in 1879 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Tektronix, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, marketing, and servicing of test, measurement, and monitoring solutions to customers in various industries worldwide. The company enables its customers to design, manufacture, deploy, monitor, and service communications networks, computing, and pervasive technologies. Its products include oscilloscopes to observe, measure, verify, and characterize the physical characteristics of electrical and optical signals; logic analyzers to verify, debug, validate, and characterize the electronic devices, products, and systems; network management and diagnostic tools to develop, deploy, and manage mobile and fixed line networks; and spectrum analyzers. Tektronix also offers video test products that include waveform monitors, MPEG test products, and video signal generators; and signal source or stimulus products that include arbitrary waveform generators, function generators, data generators, and data timing generators. Further, the company offers service programs to repair and calibrate its products with service personnel, as well as a range of accessories for its products, such as probes, optical accessories, and application software. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Maxtek Components Corporation, Tektronix offers hybrid circuits for internal use and for external sale to customers in the automated test equipment industry, the medical equipment industry, and for military applications. Its customers include electronic and computer equipment component manufacturers and service providers, communication network equipment manufacturers, network operators, semiconductor manufacturers, private industrial concerns engaged in commercial or governmental projects, military and nonmilitary agencies, public utilities, educational institutions, and radio and television stations and networks. The company was organized in 1946 and is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon.
LOWES COMPANIES INC (LOW)
Lowe's Companies, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer in the United States. It offers products and services for home improvement, home decor, home maintenance, home repair, and remodeling and maintenance of commercial buildings. The company serves retail customers, including DIY homeowners, and others buying for personal and family use; and commercial business customers, including repair and remodeling contractors, electricians, landscapers, painters, plumbers, and commercial and residential building maintenance professionals. Lowe's Companies markets its products through television, radio, newspaper, magazine, direct mail, event sponsorships, Internet, community relations, and in-store programs. It owns and operates approximately 10 flatbed distribution centers to distribute merchandise that requires special handling due to size or type of packaging, such as lumber, boards, panel products, irrigation pipe, vinyl sidings, ladders and building materials. The company also operates a facility to handle special order plumbing products. As of October 28, 2005, Lowe's Companies operated 1,170 stores in 49 states. The company was incorporated in 1952 and is based in based in Mooresville, North Carolina.
MARSH & MCLENNAN COMPANIES INC (MMC)
Marsh & Mclennan Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a professional services company. It operates in three segments: Risk and Insurance Services, Investment Management, and Consulting. The Risk and Insurance Services segment provides risk management and insurance broking, reinsurance broking, and insurance program management services for businesses, public entities, insurance companies, associations, professional services organizations, and private clients. It also offers risk consulting and technology services to businesses, governments, and individuals; and provides services principally in connection with originating, structuring, and managing investments primarily in the insurance and financial services industries. The Investment Management segment primarily offers securities investment advisory and management services, and administrative services for a group of publicly held investment companies and institutional accounts. The Consulting segment provides advice and services to the managements of organizations primarily in the areas of retirement services, human capital, health care and group benefit programs, management consulting, organizational change and organizational design, economic consulting, and corporate identity. The company has operations primarily in North America and Europe. Marsh & Mclennan Companies is headquartered in New York City.
HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES INCORPORATED (HAR)
Harman International Industries, Incorporated engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of audio products and electronic systems worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Automotive, Consumer, and Professional. Automotive segment designs, manufactures, and markets audio, electronic, and infotainment systems for vehicle applications primarily to be installed as original equipment by automotive manufacturers. Its infotainment systems include voice activated telephone and climate control, navigation, rear seat entertainment, Internet access, hard disk recording, MP3 playback, windows media audio playback, and a high-end branded audio system. Consumer segment designs, manufactures, and markets audio, video, and electronic systems for home, computer, and multimedia applications. Professional segment designs, manufactures, and markets loudspeakers and electronics used by audio professionals in concert halls, stadiums, airports, and other buildings, as well as used for recording, broadcasting, cinema, and music reproduction applications. The company sells its products primarily through audio/video specialty and retail chain stores. Harman International Industries was incorporated in 1980 and is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
NORTHERN INDIANA PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY (NI)
NiSource, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides natural gas, electricity, and other products and services to customers located within a corridor that runs from the Gulf Coast through the Midwest to New England. It operates in four segments: Gas Distribution Operations, Gas Transmission and Storage Operations, Electric Operations, and Other Operations. The Gas Distribution Operations segment provides natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Kentucky, and Maryland. It also distributes natural gas to customers in northern Indiana, Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire. The Gas Transmission and Storage Operations segment owns and operates interstate pipelines and underground natural gas storage systems with a capacity of storing approximately 646 billion cubic feet of natural gas. The Electric Operations segment generates and distributes electricity to northern part of Indiana, as well as engages in wholesale and wheeling transactions. The Other Operations segment offers energy-related services, including gas marketing, power trading, and ventures focused on distributed power generation technologies, including a cogeneration facility, fuel cells, and storage systems. It also engages in real estate and other businesses. The company was founded in 1912. It was formerly known as NIPSCO Industries, Inc. and changed its name to NiSource, Inc. in 1999. NiSource is headquartered in Merrillville, Indiana.
VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS INC (VAR)
Varian Medical Systems, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, sale, and service of equipment and software products to treat cancer with radiation. The company operates in two segments, Oncology Systems and X-ray Products. The Oncology Systems segment designs, manufactures, sells, and services hardware and software products for treating cancer with radiation, including linear accelerators, treatment simulation and verification products, information management and treatment planning software, and other accessory products and services. This segment's customers include comprehensive cancer treatment clinics, university research and community hospitals, private and governmental institutions, healthcare agencies, doctors' offices, and cancer care clinics worldwide. The X-ray Products segment manufactures and sells X-ray imaging components and subsystems, such as X-ray tubes for use in computed tomography, scanning, radioscopic/fluoroscopic imaging, mammography, special procedures, and industrial applications; and flat panel imaging products for digital X-ray image capture. This segment's products are sold to original equipment manufacturers and end-users. The company markets its products through independent distributors in North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Latin America. Varian Medical Systems was incorporated as Varian Associates, Inc. in 1948 and is based in Palo Alto, California.
GENWORTH FINANCIAL INC (GNW)
Genworth Financial, Inc. and its subsidiaries provide various insurance and investment-related products and services in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Protection, Retirement Income and Investments, and Mortgage Insurance. Protection segment offers life insurance, long-term care insurance, and group life and health insurance. This segment also offers consumer payment protection insurance, which enables consumers meet their payment obligations in the event of illness, involuntary unemployment, disability, or death. Retirement Income and Investments segment offers fixed and variable deferred annuities, income annuities, variable life insurance, and asset management, as well as specialized products, including guaranteed investment contracts, funding agreements, and structured settlements. Mortgage Insurance segment includes mortgage insurance products offered in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe that facilitate homeownership by enabling borrowers to buy homes with low-down-payment mortgages. The company serves the life and lifestyle protection, retirement income, investment, and mortgage insurance needs of approximately 15 million customers. It distributes its products and services primarily through financial intermediaries, independent producers, and sales specialists. Genworth Financial was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.
CB RICHARD ELLIS GROUP INC (CBG)
CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. offers commercial real estate services worldwide. It provides various advisory services, such as strategic advice and execution to owners, investors, and occupiers of real estate; origination and servicing of commercial mortgage loans; and valuation services that include market value appraisals, litigation support, discounted cash flow analyses, and feasibility and fairness opinions. The company also provides outsourcing services, such as asset services that include property management, construction management, marketing, leasing, accounting, and financial services; and corporate services, such as portfolio management, transaction management, project management, strategic consulting, facilities management, and other corporate real estate services. In addition, CB Richard Ellis Group provides investment management services to client/partners that include pension plans, investment funds, and other organizations. It provides services primarily to occupiers, owners, lenders, and investors in office, retail, industrial, multifamily, and other commercial real estate assets worldwide. The company was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
BED BATH & BEYOND INC (BBBY)
Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. and its subsidiaries operate a chain of superstores in the United States and Puerto Rico. Its stores offer domestic merchandise and home furnishings, giftware, household items, and health and beauty care items. As of May 28, 2005, the company operated a total of 732 stores. Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. was founded by Leonard Feinstein and Warren Eisenberg in 1971. The company is headquartered in Union, New Jersey.
Spectra Energy Corp. engages in the gathering and processing, transmission, and storage and distribution of natural gas in North America. As of April 2, 2007, the company operated approximately 17,500 miles of transmission pipeline and approximately 250 billion cubic feet of storage capacity. Its customers include local distribution companies; marketers and traders; natural gas producers; gas-fired electric generators; and residential, commercial, and industrial customers. Spectra Energy is headquartered in Houston, Texas with additional offices in Boston, Massachusetts; Calgary, Canada; Chatham, Canada; Tampa, Florida; Halifax, Canada; Nashville, Tennessee; and Vancouver, Canada.
CINTAS CORPORATION (CTAS)
Cintas Corporation provides specialized services to various businesses in North America. It operates through two segments, Rentals and Other Services. The Rentals segment designs and manufactures corporate identity uniforms, which it rents to its customers. This segment also sells and rents other items, including entrance mats, shop towels, and restroom supplies. The Other Services segment engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of uniforms to its customers, as well as the sale of ancillary products and services. These products and services include restroom supplies, first aid products and services, document management services, and cleanroom supplies. Cintas serves small service manufacturing companies and other corporations. The company was founded in 1968 by Richard T. Farmer and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.
KeyCorp operates as a bank and financial holding company that provides retail and commercial banking, commercial leasing, investment management, consumer finance, and investment banking products and services to individual, corporate, and institutional clients in the United States. The company, through bank and trust company subsidiaries, offers personal and corporate trust services, personal financial services, access to mutual funds, cash management services, investment banking and capital markets products, and international banking services. It provides investment management services to clients that include large corporate and public retirement plans, foundations and endowments, high net worth individuals, and Taft-Hartley plans, which include multiemployer trust funds established for providing pension, vacation, or other benefits to employees. KeyCorp, through its nonbank subsidiaries, also provides other financial services that include accident, health, and credit-life insurance on loans made by its subsidiary bank, principal investing, community development financing, securities underwriting and brokerage, merchant services, and other financial services. As of December 31, 2004, the company operated 935 retail banking branches, a telephone banking call center services group, and 2,194 automated teller machines in 17 states. KeyCorp was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION (AVY)
Avery Dennison Corporation produces pressure-sensitive materials; office products; and various tickets, tags, labels, and other converted products. It operates through three segments: Pressure-sensitive Materials, Office and Consumer Products, and Retail Information Services. The Pressure-sensitive Materials segment manufactures and sells pressure-sensitive roll label materials, films for graphic applications, reflective highway safety products, performance polymers, and extruded films. The Office and Consumer Products segment manufactures and sells various office and consumer products, including labels, binders, dividers, sheet protectors, and writing instruments. The Retail Information Services segment designs, manufactures, and sells various price marking and brand identification products, including tickets, graphic and barcode tags and labels, and related supplies and equipment. The company also manufactures and sells, through its other specialty converting businesses, specialty tapes, engineered films, pressure-sensitive postage stamps, and other converted products. Avery Dennison Corporation was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Pasadena, California.
E.W. SCRIPPS COMPANY (SSP)
The E. W. Scripps Company operates as a media company with interests in newspaper publishing, national lifestyle television networks, broadcast television, television-retailing, interactive media, and licensing and syndication. Its media businesses provide content and advertising services via the Internet. The company operates daily and community newspapers in the United States. Its networks business includes five national lifestyle television networks. The company's broadcast television includes six ABC-affiliated stations, three NBC-affiliated stations, and one independent. Its shop at home business markets a range of consumer goods directly to television viewers and visitors to its Web site. The company's syndication and licensing business offers news features and comics. The company also distributes news columns, comics, and other features for the newspaper industry. In addition, it owns and licenses copyrights relating to Peanuts, Dilbert, and other properties for use on various products, including plush toys, greeting cards, and apparel, for promotional purposes and for exhibit on television and other media. The E. W. Scripps Company was founded in 1878 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.
PINNACLE WEST CAPITAL CORPORATION (PNW)
Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides energy and energy-related products primarily in Arizona. It engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity in the western United States. The company provides commodity-related energy services, such as direct access commodity contracts, energy procurement, and energy supply consultation; and energy-related products and services, such as energy master planning, energy use consultation and facility audits, cogeneration analysis, and installation and project management to commercial, industrial, and institutional retail customers in the western United States. In addition, Pinnacle West develops residential, commercial, and industrial real estate projects in Arizona, Idaho, New Mexico, and Utah. Its assets consist primarily of land with improvements, commercial buildings, golf courses, and other real estate investments. Further, the company invests in companies offering energy-related technologies and services. Pinnacle West was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.
CAPITAL ONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION (COF)
Capital One Financial Corporation operates as a holding company, which provides various consumer financial products and services, primarily in the United States. The company, through its subsidiary, Capital One Bank, offers credit card products and accepts retail deposits, including certificates of deposit, money market accounts, and individual retirement accounts. Its other subsidiary, Capital One, F.S.B. offers consumer and commercial lending, and consumer deposit products. The company, through Capital One Auto Finance, Inc., offers automobile and other motor vehicle financing, including financing for the purchase of new and used vehicles, as well as refinancing of existing motor vehicle loans. Capital One Financial also manages installment lending, healthcare financing, and small business lending activities. In addition, the company invests in the U.S. Treasury and other U.S. government agency obligations, collateralized mortgage obligations, and mortgage backed securities. Capital One Financial also operates in the United Kingdom and Canada. The company is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.
ROBERT HALF INTERNATIONAL INC (RHI)
Robert Half International, Inc. provides staffing and risk consulting services. The company operates in three segments: Temporary and Consultant Staffing, Permanent Placement Staffing, and Risk Consulting and Internal Audit Services. The Temporary and Consultant segment provides specialized staffing for various positions in the accounting and finance, administrative and office, information technology, legal, advertising, marketing, and Web design fields, such as creative directors, graphics designers, Web content developers, Web designers, media buyers, and public relations specialists. The permanent Placement segment offers full time personnel in the accounting, finance, administrative and office, and information technology fields, including specialists in programming, networking, systems integration, database design, and help desk support, as well as chief financial officers, controllers, and senior financial analysts. The Risk Consulting and Internal Audit Services segment provides business and technology risk consulting, and internal audit services to various clients in a range of industries. The company operates worldwide, primarily in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Singapore, China, Germany, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. Robert Half International was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.
AMERICAN HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION (WYE)
Wyeth engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, distribution, and sale of pharmaceuticals, vaccines, biotechnology products, nonprescription medicines, and animal health care products worldwide. It operates in three segments: Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Healthcare, and Animal Health. The Pharmaceuticals segment manufactures and distributes branded human ethical pharmaceuticals, biologicals, vaccines, and nutritionals. Its principal products include neuroscience therapies, cardiovascular products, nutritionals, gastroenterology drugs, anti-infectives, vaccines, oncology therapies, musculoskeletal therapies, hemophilia treatments, immunological products, and women's health care products. The Consumer Healthcare segment sells over-the-counter health care products, which include analgesics, cough/cold/allergy remedies, and nutritional supplements, as well as hemorrhoidal, asthma, and other relief items. The Animal Health segment offers animal biological and pharmaceutical products that comprise vaccines, pharmaceuticals, parasite control, and growth implants. The company sells its products to wholesalers, pharmacies, hospitals, physicians, retailers, health care institutions, and veterinarians located in various markets in approximately 140 countries. Wyeth has discovery research collaboration with Neurome, Inc. focused on the investigation of certain aspects of central nervous system disease using Neurome's proprietary discovery technologies in quantitative neuropathology. The company was incorporated in 1926 as American Home Products Corporation and changed its name to Wyeth in 2002. Wyeth is headquartered in Madison, New Jersey.
Tribune Company, through its subsidiaries, operates as a media and entertainment company principally in the United States. The company engages in newspaper publishing, television and radio broadcasting, and entertainment businesses. Its primary daily newspapers are the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Newsday, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel, The Baltimore Sun, The Hartford Courant, The Morning Call, Daily Press, The Advocate, and Greenwich Time. The company's broadcasting and entertainment business includes The WB Television Network affiliates located in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Dallas, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Houston, Seattle, Miami, Denver, St. Louis, Portland, Indianapolis, San Diego, Hartford, New Orleans, and Albany; the FOX Network television affiliates in Seattle, Sacramento, Indianapolis, Hartford, Grand Rapids, and Harrisburg; and an ABC television affiliate in New Orleans. It also includes one radio station in Chicago; the Chicago Cubs baseball team; and Tribune Entertainment, a company that develops and distributes first-run television programming for the company's station group and national syndication. Tribune Company was founded in 1847 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
COMCAST CORPORATION (CMCSA)
Comcast Corporation engages in the development, management, and operation of broadband cable networks, as well as provision of programming content in the United States. The company operates in two segments Cable and Content. The Cable segment develops, manages, and operates broadband communications networks, including video, Internet, and phone services, and regional sports and news networks. The Content segment offers various video services, which includes programming provided by national television networks, local broadcast television stations, limited satellite-delivered programming, and locally-originated programming, including governmental and public access. It also offers feature motion pictures, live and taped sporting events, concerts, and other special features. In addition, the Content segment provides other services, such as digital cable, video on demand, high-definition television, and digital video recorder (DVR) services, which enables digital subscribers to select, record, and store programs and play them. Its DVR service also provides the ability to pause and rewind live television. The company's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, Outdoor Life Network, G4techTV, International Channel Networks, TV One, and four Comcast SportsNets. In addition, the company performs live sporting events; own or manage facilities for sporting events, concerts, and other special events; and offers Internet protocol enabled phone service in Maryland and northern Virginia. Comcast Corporation is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED (MCHP)
Microchip Technology Incorporated engages in the development and manufacture of semiconductor products for various embedded control applications worldwide. Its product portfolio comprises PICmicro fieldreprogrammable (Flash) RISC microcontrollers, which serve 8-bit and 16-bit embedded control applications; linear and mixed signal, power management and thermal management devices; and complementary microperipheral products, including interface devices, Serial EEPROMs, and application-specific standard products. Microchip Technology also operates a Web site that provides engineers with the technical tools and resources needed to create utility metering applications, including energy, water, gas, and heat meters. The company markets its products through sales personnel and distributors to the automotive, communications, computing, consumer, and industrial control markets in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Microchip Technology was incorporated in 1989 and is based in Chandler, Arizona.
M&T BANK CORPORATION (MTB)
M&T Bank Corporation operates as the holding company for M&T Bank and M&T Bank, National Association that provide commercial and retail banking services to individuals, corporations, and other businesses and institutions. The banks offer various banking services, including loans and deposits, trust, mortgage banking, asset management, insurance, and other financial services. The banks also offer negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, savings, time, and noninterest-bearing deposit products, as well as residential and commercial real estate, commercial, financial, secured or guaranteed and unsecured consumer loan products, and commercial and consumer leases. The company, through its nonbanking subsidiaries, reinsures credit life, and accident and health insurance; originates and provides residential mortgage loans; engages in commercial real estate lending; and provides securities brokerage and investment advisory services. As of December 31, 2004, M&T Bank had 662 banking offices located in the New York state, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia, as well as a branch in George Town, Cayman Islands. M&T Bank Corporation is headquartered in Buffalo, New York.
Morgan Stanley, a financial services company, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, provides various products and services to a range of clients and customers, including corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals. The company operates in four segments: Institutional Securities, Individual Investor Group, Investment Management, and Credit Services. The Institutional Securities segment provides investment banking services, including securities underwriting and distribution; and financial advisory services, which include advice on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, real estate, and project finance. It also engages in selling, trading, financing, and market-making activities in equity securities and related products, and fixed income securities and related products, including foreign exchange and commodities, as well as in other activities, such as real estate investment management, aircraft financing, benchmark indices and risk management analytics, and research. Individual Investor Group segment offers brokerage, investment, and financial services designed to accommodate individual investment goals and risk profiles. The Investment Management segment provides asset management products and services, such as open- and closed-end funds, and separately managed accounts, as well as investment management products and services for individual and institutional investors primarily through its representatives, third-party broker-dealers, banks, financial planners, and other intermediaries. The Credit Services segment provides credit cards, consumer finance products and services, including residential mortgage loans; and a network of merchant and cash access locations primarily in the United States. Morgan Stanley was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in New York City.
FAMILY DOLLAR STORES INC (FDO)
Family Dollar Stores, Inc. operates a chain of self service retail store in the United States. The company's stores offer various hardlines and softlines merchandise. Its hardlines merchandise include household chemical and paper products; candy, snack, and other food; health and beauty aids; electronics, housewares, and giftware; pet food and supplies; toys, stationery, and school supplies; seasonal goods; and hardware and automotive supplies. The company's softlines merchandise includes clothing, shoes, and domestic items, such as blankets, sheets, and towels. As of June 2, 2005, it operated approximately 5,600 stores in 44 states and in the District of Columbia. Family Dollar Stores was organized in 1959 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Altria Group, Inc. operates as a holding company that engages in the manufacture and sale of various consumer products. The company, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Philip Morris USA, Inc. and Philip Morris International, Inc., engages in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes and tobacco products. The company sells tobacco products to wholesalers, and retail organizations, including chain stores and the armed services worldwide. Altria, through its subsidiaries, offers snacks, beverages, cheese, grocery, and convenient meals. It sells food products to supermarket chains, wholesalers, supercenters, club stores, mass merchandisers, distributors, convenience stores, gasoline stations, and other retail food outlets. The company also leases various aircrafts to the United States carriers. Its finance asset portfolio includes leases in aircraft, electrical power, real estate, manufacturing, surface transportation, and energy industries. The company was founded in 1919. It was formerly known as Philip Morris Companies, Inc. and changed its name to Altria Group, Inc. in 2003. Altria Group is based in New York City.
ZIONS BANCORPORATION (ZION)
Zions Bancorporation provides banking and related services primarily in Utah, Idaho, California, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, and Washington. It provides various commercial and retail banking, and mortgage lending products and services. As of March 31, 2005, the company operated 6 banks with 386 domestic branches, and 472 ATMs. Zions provides commercial loans, lease financing, cash management, lockbox, customized draft processing, and other special financial services for business and other commercial banking customers. It also provides personal banking services to individuals, including bankcard, student, and other installment loans; mortgages; home equity lines of credit; checking accounts; savings accounts; time certificates of various types and maturities; trust services; safe deposit facilities; direct deposit; and 24-hour ATM access. In addition, the company provides services to certain market segments through its Women's Financial, Private Client Services, and Executive Banking Groups. It provides small business administration loans to small businesses throughout the United States. Zions owns an equity interest in the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation that originates secondary market agricultural real estate mortgage loans. The company offers municipal finance advisory and underwriting services, and also electronic bond trading. Zions also controls four venture capital companies that provide early-stage capital, primarily for start-up companies located in the western United States. The company was organized in 1955 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company provides its products and services through home depot and EXPO design center stores. Its home depot stores sell a range of building materials, home improvement products, and lawn and garden products, as well as provide various installation services. The EXPO design center stores offer various interior design products and installation services for kitchens, baths, appliances, and flooring, as well as products for lighting, decorating, and storage and organization projects. These stores also provide project management and installation services. As of July 31, 2005, the company operated 1,955 stores. It offers its products and services to homeowners, professional remodelers, general contractors, repairmen, and tradesmen. In addition, the company distributes plumbing; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning appliances; and other related products primarily to trade and mechanical contractors. The Home Depot, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
MCGRAW-HILL COMPANIES INC (MHP)
The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. provides information services and products to the education, financial services, and business information markets worldwide. It operates through three segments: McGraw-Hill Education, Financial Services, and Information and Media Services. McGraw-Hill Education segment provides online learning and multimedia tools. Its School Education Group provides educational and professional development materials in various formats to prekindergarten to 12th grade market, as well as assessment and reporting services in the United States. This segment's Higher Education, Professional, and International Group provides e-books, online tutoring, customized course Web sites, subscription services, and materials to the higher education market, as well as focuses on professional, reference, and trade publishing for medical, business, engineering, and other professions. The Financial Services segment provides credit ratings, securities information and evaluations, and risk management and assessment tools; investment services, including equity analysis and investing tools, portfolio and index services, and fund services; and corporate value consulting. The Information and Media Services segment provides business intelligence, analysis, and solutions. Its business-to-business information and media services include Business Week, a business magazine; Platts, a source for energy-industry information and services; McGraw-Hill Construction, which connects people, projects, and products in the design and construction industry; Aviation Week, which provides multimedia information to the aviation and aerospace industry; Healthcare Information that provides clinical and business intelligence, and marketing services to the healthcare industry; and J.D. Power and Associates, a provider of marketing information services for the global automotive industry. The McGraw-Hill Companies was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in New York City.
J.C. PENNEY COMPANY INC HOLDING COMPANY (JCP)
J. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc. (JCP), sells family apparel, jewelry, shoes, accessories, and home furnishings to customers through department stores, catalog, and the Internet. In addition, the department stores provide services, such as salon, optical, portrait photography, and custom decorating. As of July 30, 2005, JCP operated 1,015 JCPenney department stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. J. C. Penney Company was founded in 1902 by James Cash Penney. The company is based in Plano, Texas.
FIFTH THIRD BANCORP (FITB)
Fifth Third Bancorp, a bank holding company, engages in commercial and retail banking, electronic payment processing services, and investment advisory services in the United States. The bank provides a range of financial products and services to the retail, commercial, financial, governmental, educational, and medical sectors. It offers various deposit products, including checking, savings, and money market accounts; and credit products, such as credit cards, installment loans, mortgage loans, and leasing. The bank also provides electronic fund transfers, automated teller machine (ATM) processing, electronic personal banking, merchant transaction processing, electronic bill payment, and electronic benefit transfer services to regional banks, bank holding companies, service retailers, and other financial institutions. It invests primarily in U.S Treasury and Government agencies, and mortgage-backed securities. As of September 26, 2005, the bank had 1,106 banking centers and operated 2,012 ATM's in the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Fifth Third Bancorp was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.
MONSTER WORLDWIDE INC (MNST)
Monster Worldwide, Inc. provides online recruitment services in North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. It operates in three segments: Monster, Advertising and Communications, and Directional Marketing. Monster segment operates an online career Web site, which connects companies with individuals and offers technology and services that give employers control over the recruiting process. Its solutions include searchable job postings, a resume database, and career management content and advice. As of February 18, 2005, the Monster global network consisted of 26 local content and language sites. Advertising and Communications segment designs global, national, or local recruitment advertising campaigns for clients in high growth industries and government agencies. Directional Marketing segment helps its clients build, enhance, and protect their brand images using approximately 8,000 Yellow Pages directories. The company's customers consist of individuals, small and medium-sized organizations, enterprise organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions. Monster Worldwide was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in New York City.
HERSHEY FOODS CORPORATION (HSY)
The Hershey Company manufactures chocolate and nonchocolate confectionery and grocery products. It principally offers confectionery and snack products sold in the form of bar goods, bagged items, and boxed items; refreshment products sold in the form of gum and mints; and grocery products sold in the form of baking ingredients, chocolate drink mixes, peanut butter, and beverages. The company offers a variety of snack products to consumers, including Hershey's cookies, Mauna Loa macadamia nuts, and Hershey's Snack Barz. It also provides a range of products specifically designed to address the nutritional interests of customers. These products include sugar-free Hershey's, Reese's, and York candies, as well as Hershey's SmartZone bars for people seeking balanced nutrition. The company also markets Hershey's cocoa, which is a natural source of antioxidants; Hershey's syrup; and other branded baking ingredients and toppings. The company sells its products primarily to wholesale distributors, chain grocery stores, mass merchandisers, chain drug stores, vending companies, wholesale clubs, convenience stores, and concessionaires through sales representatives, food brokers, and retail sales merchandisers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. In addition, the company imports and/or markets selected confectionery products in the Philippines, Japan, and South Korea; and markets confectionery products in approximately 60 countries. The company was founded in 1893 by M. S. Hershey. It was formerly known as Hershey Chocolate Company and changed its name to Hershey Chocolate Corporation in 1927. Further, the company changed its name to Hershey Foods Corporation in 1968 and The Hershey Company in April 2005. The Hershey Company is headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Ryder System, Inc. provides transportation, logistics, and supply chain management solutions. It operates in three segments: Fleet Management Solutions (FMS), Supply Chain Solutions (SCS), and Dedicated Contract Carriage (DCC). FMS segment provides leasing, commercial rental, and programmed maintenance solutions primarily in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom. It also offers fleet support services, such as insurance, safety, vehicle administration, and fuel services. In addition, it provides its leasing customers with access to the used trucks, tractors, and trailers through its used vehicle sales program. As of December 31, 2004, the company had a fleet of approximately 137,800 commercial trucks, tractors, and trailers leased or rented through 719 locations in 48 states and Puerto Rico. Its customers include small businesses to national enterprises, which operate in beverage, newspaper, grocery, lumber and wood products, home furnishings, and metal industries. SCS segment provides supply chain consulting and logistics management solutions in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. It offers professional services, distribution operations, and transportation solutions, as well as information technology solutions. This segment offers its services to customers operating in automotive, electronics, high-tech, telecommunications, industrial, aerospace, consumer goods, paper and paper products, office equipment, food and beverage, and general retail industries. DCC segment provides vehicles and drivers as part of a transportation solution in North America. It combines the equipment, maintenance, and administrative services of a full service lease with additional services, such as driver hiring and training; routing and scheduling; fleet sizing; safety; regulatory compliance; risk management; technology and communication systems support; and other technical support. The company was founded by James A. Ryder in 1933 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.
Equity Residential, a real estate company, engages in the acquisition, development, ownership, management, and operation of multifamily properties in the United States. The company owned or had investments in 933 properties in 32 states and the District of Columbia consisting of 198,240 units, as of July 27, 2005. Equity Residential has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (REIT). As a REIT, the company generally would not be subject to federal income tax on the portion of REIT taxable income or capital gain that the company distributes to the shareholders. The company was formed in 1966 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
ELECTRONIC DATA SYSTEMS CORPORATION (EDS)
Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS) provides information technology and business process outsourcing services worldwide. It offers infrastructure services, such as hosting, workplace, storage services and mobile information protection, security and privacy, and communications services; applications services that helps organizations plan, develop, integrate, and manage custom applications, packaged software, and industry-specific solutions; and business process outsourcing services, which include enterprise shared services, fiscal agent services, decision support services, integrated pharmacy services, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act compliance services, immunization registry and tracking services, and case management services, as well as fraud, waste, and abuse protection services. The company, through its A.T. Kearney subsidiary, provides clients with supply management, maintenance, repair and operations management, and executive search services. EDS serves manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, communications, energy, transportation, and consumer and retail industries, as well as the governments. EDS has strategic alliances with Cisco Systems, Dell, EMC, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Siebel Systems, Sun Microsystems, and Xerox. EDS is headquartered in Plano, Texas.
MERRILL LYNCH & CO. INC (MER)
Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides a range of financial products and services worldwide. It operates in three segments: Global Markets and Investment Banking, Global Private Client, and Merrill Lynch Investment Managers. Global Markets and Investment Banking segment provides equity, debt, and commodities trading, capital markets services, investment banking, and strategic merger and acquisition advisory services to issuer and investor clients. It also provides underwritings, private placements, and loan syndication services. In addition, this segment distributes fixed income products, as well as provides financing, securities clearing, settlement, and custody services. Global Private Client segment provides a range of advice-based wealth management products and services, which include commission and fee-based investment accounts; brokerage and investment advisory products and services; credit products, and consumer and small business lending; banking and cash management services, such as credit cards; trust and generational planning; retirement services; and insurance products. Merrill Lynch Investment Managers segment manages various investment products, including money market funds and other forms of short-term fixed income investments, long-term taxable, and tax-exempt fixed income funds. This segment also offers taxable and tax-exempt fixed-income, equity and balanced mutual funds and segregated accounts; and index-based equity and alternative investment products. The company offers its products and services to individual investors, small and large businesses, public companies, financial institutions, and governments and government agencies. Merrill Lynch was founded in 1820 and is headquartered in New York City.
UST, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and marketing of moist smokeless tobacco products and wines primarily in the United States. It markets moist smokeless tobacco products under Copenhagen, Skoal Long Cut, Skoal, Copenhagen Long Cut, Red Seal, Skoal Bandits, Copenhagen Pouches, Skoal Pouches, Rooster, and Husky brands; and dry smokeless tobacco products under Bruton, CC, and Red Seal brands through chain stores, and tobacco and grocery wholesalers. The company produces and markets wines under the Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Crest, Conn Creek, and Villa Mt. Eden wineries, as well as sparkling wine under the Domaine Ste. Michelle label. UST is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut.
APARTMENT INVESTMENT AND MANAGEMENT COMPANY (AIV)
Apartment Investment and Management Company (AIMCO), a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the acquisition, ownership, management, and redevelopment of apartment properties. The company rents and leases its apartment units to a diverse base of residents. It also provides management services to third-party owners. As of June 23, 2005, AMICO owned or managed a real estate portfolio of 1,475 apartment properties containing approximately 260,000 apartment units located in 47 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. As a REIT, the company would not be subject to federal income tax, if it distributes atleast 90% of its taxable income to its shareholders. AMICO was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
Staples, Inc. and its subsidiaries distribute office products in North America and internationally. The company offers business machines, computers and related products, and office furniture. It also offers an array of services, including high-speed, color and self-service copying, other printing services, faxing, and pack and ship services. As of July 30, 2005, the company operated 1,716 superstores. Staples, Inc. was founded by Tom Stemberg and Leo Kahn in 1985. The company is based in Framingham, Massachusetts.
AutoNation, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. The company offers a range of automotive products and services, including new vehicles, used vehicles, vehicle maintenance and repair services, vehicle parts, extended service contracts, vehicle protection products, and other aftermarket products. As of December 31, 2004, it owned and operated 358 new vehicle franchises from 281 stores located in metropolitan markets in 17 states, principally in the Sunbelt region of the United States. The company was founded by H. Wayne Huizenga. It was formerly known as Republic Industries, Inc. and changed its name to AutoNation, Inc. in 1999. AutoNation is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
LSI LOGIC CORPORATION (LSI)
LSI Logic Corporation engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of integrated circuits (IC) and storage systems. The company operates in two segments, the Semiconductor and the Storage Systems. The Semiconductor segment designs, develops, manufactures, and markets three enabling system-on-a-chip technologies, which includes platform Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC), standard-cell ASICs, and standard products, as well as host bus adapters and supporting software. Its ICs are used in various communication devices, including devices used for wireless and broadband data networking applications. The Storage Systems segment provides disk storage systems and subassemblies to server and storage original equipment manufacturers. The company primarily operates in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Japan. It markets its products to original equipment manufacturers through direct sales force, independent component and commercial distributors, channel customers, and manufacturer's representatives. LSI Logic was incorporated in 1980 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.
Masco Corporation engages in the manufacture, sale, and installation of home improvement and building products in North America. It operates through five segments: Cabinets and Related Products, Plumbing Products, Installation and Other Services, Decorative Architectural Products, and Other Specialty Products. The company's Cabinets and Related Products segment include kitchen, bath, storage, home office, and home entertainment products. Its Plumbing Products segment offers faucets and showering devices to plumbers, building contractors, remodelers, smaller retailers, and others. This segment also offers brass and copper plumbing system components, and other plumbing specialties to plumbing, heating, and hardware wholesalers; home centers; hardware stores; building supply outlets; and other mass merchandisers. Masco's Installation and Other Services segment supplies and installs cabinetry, fireplaces, gutters, bath accessories, garage doors, and windows. Its Decorative Architectural Products segment include decorative bath hardware and shower accessories, paints, specialty paint products, stains, varnishes, and waterproofings. Masco's Other Specialty Products segment provides windows and patio doors, manual and electric staple gun tackers, staples, and other fastening tools. These products are sold through wholesalers, home centers, and other retailers. Masco also manufactures residential hydronic radiators and heat Convectors. The company was organized as Masco Screw Products Company by Alex Manoogian in 1929 and changed its name to Masco Corporation in 1961. The company is headquartered in Taylor, Michigan.
Walgreen Co. engages in the retail sale of prescription and nonprescription drugs, and general merchandise, through a drugstore chain in the United States. General merchandise includes cosmetics, toiletries, household items, food, beverages, and photofinishing. It also provides services at the drugstore counter, as well as through the mail, by telephone, and on the Internet. As of October 31, 2005, the company operated 5,000 stores in 45 states and Puerto Rico. In addition, it operated 3 mail service facilities. Walgreen Co. was founded by Charles R. Walgreen, Sr. in 1901. The company is based in Deerfield, Illinois.
Liz Claiborne, Inc. engages in the design and marketing of women's and men's apparel, accessories, and fragrance products worldwide. The company offers junior's, men's, and women's sportswear, jeanswear, and activewear; jewelry and cosmetics; bath and body-care products; and accessories, including handbags, wallets, and belts. It also offers women's and men's outerwear, footwear, and watches; women's intimate apparel, legwear, neckwear, sleepwear/loungewear, swimwear, dresses and suits, bridesmaid dresses, and accessories; men's accessories, shirts, pants, sleepwear/loungewear /underwear, socks, and tailored clothing; and men's and boy's neckwear; children's apparel, legwear and socks, shoes, and swimwear. Liz Claiborne also offers decorative fabrics, blankets and throws, furniture, games and toys, and tabletop products. In addition, the company offers shower curtains, towels, bath accessories, floor coverings, sheet sets and pillow cases, bedskirts, and decorative pillows, as well as window treatments, including panels and valances. As of January 1, 2005, it operated 269 specialty retail stores and 622 concession stores. Liz Claiborne is based in New York City.
Bemis Company, Inc. manufactures flexible packaging and pressure sensitive materials for food, consumer products, and manufacturing companies worldwide. It operates in two segments, Flexible Packaging and Pressure Sensitive Materials. The Flexible Packaging segment offers consumer and industrial packaging products, including multilayer flexible polymer film structures and barrier laminates for use in food, medical, and personal care products, as well as in nonfood applications. It also produces monolayer and co-extruded films; blown and cast stretchfilm products; carton sealing tapes and application equipment; custom thermoformed plastic packaging; multiwall and single-ply paper bags; printed paper roll stock; and bag closing materials. The Pressure Sensitive Materials segment manufactures pressure sensitive materials serving label, graphic, and technical markets. Its products for label markets include narrow-Web rolls of pressure sensitive paper, film, and metalized film; printing stocks used in printing and die-cutting of primary package labeling, secondary or promotional decoration, and for data processing stocks; and bar code labels. Its products for graphic markets include pressure sensitive papers and films used for decorative signage through computer-aided plotters, digital and screen printers, and photographic overlaminate, and mounting materials. Its products for technical markets include micro-thin film adhesives used in electronic parts assembly, and pressure sensitives utilizing foam and tape based stocks to perform fastening and mounting functions. The company serves food, chemical, agribusiness, medical, pharmaceutical, personal care products, batteries, electronics, automotive, construction, and graphic industries. Bemis Company was founded in 1858. The company was formerly known as Bemis Bro. Bag Company and its name was changed to Bemis Company, Inc. in 1965. Bemis Company is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
LEHMAN BROTHERS FIN SA (LEH)
Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. provides financial services to corporations, governments and municipalities, institutional clients, and individuals worldwide. It offers an array of equities and fixed income sales, trading, and research; investment banking services; and investment management and advisory services. The company operates in three segments: Investment Banking, Capital Markets, and Investment Management. Investment Banking segment provides advice to corporate, institutional, and government clients on mergers, acquisitions, and other financial matters. It also raises capital for clients by underwriting public and private offerings of debt and equity securities. Capital Markets segment includes institutional customer flow activities, prime brokerage, research, and secondary-trading and financing activities in fixed income and equity products. Its equity and fixed income products include U.S., European, and Asian equities; government and agency securities; money market products; corporate high grade; high yield and emerging market securities; mortgage- and asset-backed securities; real estate; preferred stock; municipal securities; bank loans; foreign exchange; and financing and derivative products. Investment Management segment consists of private investment management, which provides investment, wealth advisory, and capital markets execution services to individuals and businesses; and Asset Management, which provides proprietary asset management products to traditional and alternative asset classes, through various distribution channels to individuals and institutions. The company operates in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific region. Lehman Brothers Holdings was founded in 1850 and is headquartered in New York City.
Kohl's Corporation operates specialty department stores in the United States. These stores sell apparel, footwear, accessories, and home products to middle-income customers. As of October 29, 2005, the company operated 731 stores in 41 states. Kohl's Corporation was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.
BEAR STEARNS COMPANIES INC (BSC)
The Bear Stearns Companies, Inc., a holding company, provides investment banking, securities and derivatives trading, clearance, and brokerage services worldwide. It operates in three segments: Capital Markets, Global Clearing Services, and Wealth Management. Capital Markets segment consists of institutional equities, fixed income, and investment banking operations. Its institutional equities operations involve the sale, trading, and research of domestic and international equities, block trading, convertible bonds, over-the-counter equities, equity derivatives, and risk and convertible arbitrage. The fixed income operations comprise the sale, trading, and research of various products, such as mortgage- and asset-backed securities, corporate and government bonds, municipal bonds, high yield products, foreign exchange, interest rate, and credit derivatives. This segment's investment banking operations involve the provision of capital raising, strategic advice, mergers and acquisitions, and merchant banking services. Global Clearing Services segment provides clearing, custody, financing, securities lending, trade execution, and technology solutions for hedge funds, broker-dealers, and registered investment advisors. Wealth Management segment manages equity, fixed income, and alternative assets for corporate pension plans, public systems, endowments, foundations, multiemployer plans, insurance companies, corporations, families, and high-net-worth individuals. The company was formed in 1923 and is based in New York City.
SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION (SHLD)
Sears Holdings Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer in the United States. It offers home appliances, tools, lawn and garden products, home electronics, and automotive repair and maintenance products. The company offers its products in various brands, including Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, Lands' End, Jaclyn Smith, Martha Stewart Everyday, and Joe Boxer, as well as the Apostrophe and Covington. As of December 6, 2005, the company operated 3,900 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. Sears Holdings was founded in 1899 is headquartered in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
Amgen, Inc., a biotechnology company, engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and marketing of human therapeutics based on advances in cellular and molecular biology. The company markets human therapeutic products in the areas of nephrology, supportive cancer care, and inflammatory disease. Its products primarily include EPOGEN, Aranesp, Neulasta, NEUPOGEN, and ENBREL, which is marketed under a co-promotion agreement with Wyeth in the United States and Canada. EPOGEN and Aranesp stimulate the production of red blood cells to treat anemia. Neulasta and NEUPOGEN selectively stimulate the production of neutrophils, a type of white blood cell that helps the body fight infections. ENBREL blocks the biologic activity of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) by inhibiting TNF, a substance induced in response to inflammatory and immunological responses, such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. It sells its products to healthcare providers, including clinics, hospitals, and pharmacies primarily in the United States, Europe, Canada, and Australia. Amgen has collaboration and license agreement with Memory Pharmaceuticals Corp. to produce drugs for neurological and psychiatric disorders; and a drug-discovery agreement with Galapagos Genomics NV. The company was established by Bill Bowes, Franklin Johnson, Sam Wohlsteadter, and Raymond Baddour in 1980. Amgen is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California.
PROGRESSIVE CORPORATION (PGR)
Progressive Corporation serves as an insurance holding company in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Personal Lines, Commercial Auto, and Other. Personal Lines segment writes insurance for private passenger automobiles, recreation, and other vehicles through both an independent agency channel and a direct channel. The Personal Lines agency channel includes business written by the company's network of approximately 30,000 independent insurance agencies, brokers, and strategic alliance business relationships. The Commercial Auto segment writes primary liability, physical damage, and other auto-related insurance for automobiles and trucks owned by businesses, primarily through the independent agency channel. Other segment includes the Professional Liability Group (PLG) and the Motor Carrier units. PLG's principal products are liability insurance for directors and officers, and financial institution bonds. Its main product is employee dishonesty insurance. PLG's principal customers are community banks. The Motor Carrier unit provides insurance-related services, such as policy issuance and claims adjusting services for the commercial auto insurance procedures/plans in 25 states. The company was formed in 1965 and is headquartered in Mayfield Village, Ohio.
Motorola, Inc. provides mobility products and solutions across broadband, embedded systems, and wireless networks worldwide. It operates in four segments: Mobile Devices, Networks, Government and Enterprise Mobility Solutions, and Connected Home Solutions. Mobile Devices designs, manufactures, sells, and services wireless subscriber and server equipment for cellular systems, portable energy storage products and systems, servers and software solutions, and related software and accessory products. Networks segment designs, manufactures, sells, installs, and services wireless infrastructure communication systems. It offers end-to-end wireless networks, including radio base stations; base site controllers; associated software and services; mobility soft switching; application platforms; and third-party switching for CDMA, GSM, iDEN, and UMTS technologies. It also offers embedded communications computing platforms; fiber-to-the-premise and fiber-to-the-node transmission systems supporting high-speed data, video, and voice; and wireless broadband systems. Government and Enterprise Mobility Solutions segment provides analog and digital two-way radio, voice, and data communications products and systems to public-safety, government, utility, transportation, and other markets, as well as offers integrated information management, mobile, and biometric applications and services. It also offers automotive electronics systems and telematics systems. Connected Home Solutions segment offers digital systems and set-top terminals for cable TV and broadcast networks; cable modems and cable modem termination systems, and IP-based telephony products; hybrid fiber coaxial network transmission systems used by cable TV operators; digital satellite TV systems; and direct-to-home satellite networks and private networks. The company was founded in 1928 as Galvin Manufacturing Corporation and changed its name to Motorola, Inc. in 1947. Motorola is headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois.
WASHINGTON MUTUAL INC (WM)
Washington Mutual, Inc., a thrift holding company, provides various financial services to consumers and small to mid-sized businesses in the United States. The company primarily operates through three segments: the Retail Banking and Financial Services, the Mortgage Banking, and the Commercial. The Retail Banking and Financial Services segment's principal activities include originating, managing, and servicing home equity loans and lines of credit; offering various deposit and other retail banking products and services, including checking and interest-bearing platinum checking accounts, as well as other personal checking, savings, money market deposit, and time deposit accounts; providing investment advisory and brokerage services, sales of annuities, mutual fund management, and other financial services. This segment also purchases and re-underwrites loans to subprime borrowers. The Mortgage Banking segment primarily engages in originating and servicing home loans; buying and selling home loans in the secondary market; and selling insurance-related products and participating in reinsurance activities with other insurance companies. This segment offers various home loans, including fixed-rate home loans, adjustable-rate home loans (ARM), hybrid home loans, option ARMs, and government insured or guaranteed home loans. The Commercial segment provides financing to developers and investors for the acquisition or construction of multifamily dwellings and other commercial properties; originates and services multifamily and other commercial real estate loans; provides financing to mortgage bankers for the origination of residential loan products; and originates, sells, and services home loans to subprime borrowers. Washington Mutual operated approximately 2,400 retail banking, mortgage lending, commercial banking, and financial services offices, as of December 20, 2005. The company was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
REGIONS FINANCING TR I (RF)
Regions Financial Corporation, a financial holding company, offers various financial services in the United States. It offers banking, brokerage and investment services, mortgage banking, insurance brokerage, credit life insurance, commercial accounts receivable factoring, and specialty financing. The company conducts its banking operations through Regions Bank, an Alabama chartered commercial bank. As of December 31, 2004, the company operated 1,323 banking offices in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. The company offers various products and services, including securities brokerage, asset management, financial planning, mutual funds, securities underwriting, sales and trading, and investment banking. It also originates and services mortgage loans for long-term investors. The company acts as a general insurance broker offering various insurance products primarily focusing on commercial property and casualty insurance customers. It also acts as a reinsurer of credit life and accident, and health insurance. Regions Financial Corporation is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.
NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY (NYT)
The New York Times Company operates as a media company, which includes newspapers and related Internet businesses, television and radio stations, and forest products and other investments. It has two segments: News Media and Broadcast Media. The News Media segment comprises The New York Times; NYTimes.com; the International Herald Tribune, a newspaper distributor in the New York city metropolitan area; and the New England Media Group, consisting of The Boston Globe, Boston.com, and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, as well as the Regional Media Group, consisting of 15 newspapers in Alabama, California, Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina, and South Carolina; and related print and digital businesses. The company operates approximately 40 Web sites. The Broadcast Media segment operates various television stations in Virginia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Ala, Illinois, and Arkansas, as well as two radio stations serving the New York City metropolitan area. In addition, New York Times has ownership interests in one newsprint mill and one mill producing supercalendered paper. The company was incorporated in 1896 and is headquartered in New York City.
Tellabs, Inc. engages in the design and marketing of communications equipment to telecommunications service providers worldwide. The company's products are classified into transport, managed access, voice quality, broadband data, and access products. Transport systems include digital-cross connect systems, transport products, transport switches, and optical transport systems. Managed access systems include mobile transmission systems, which are used for cell site aggregation and backhaul; cable telephony distribution systems, which enable cable television providers, alternate access carriers, and competitive access providers to build communication networks that support the integrated delivery of video and circuit-switched voice and data services; and edge nodes, core nodes, switch nodes, and transport switches. Voice-quality systems primarily consists broadband and narrowband echo cancellers, integrated echo cancellation, and other voice-quality solutions to manage voice quality in wireless, long distance, and private communications networks. Broadband data systems include multiservice routers, which enable carriers to integrate frame relay, asynchronous transfer mode network services, Ethernet, and Internet protocol (IP) data networks onto a converged multiprotocol label switching infrastructure (MPLS). It also includes managed edge systems, which are IP/MPLS-based platforms with service management tools. Access Products include optical networking terminals for fiber to the premise access systems. Tellabs products and services provide solutions for wireline services to business and residential customers, wireless services, and broadband data networking. The company also provides installation and professional services, such as network deployment, traffic management, support services, and training. It sells its products through its field sales force and distributors. Tellabs was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Naperville, Illinois.
Moody's Corporation provides credit ratings, and research and analysis covering debt instruments and securities in the capital markets worldwide, as well as credit assessment services, credit training services, and credit process software to banks and other financial institutions. It operates in two segments, Moody's Investors Service and Moody's KMV. Moody's Investors Service segment publishes rating opinions on various credit obligations issued in domestic and international markets, including various corporate and governmental obligations, structured finance securities, and commercial paper programs, as well as rating opinions on issuers of credit obligations. It also publishes investor-oriented credit research, including research on issuers, industry studies, special comments, and credit opinion handbooks. The company also provides research services, data, and analytic tools to institutional investors, and other credit and capital markets professionals. Moody's KMV segment develops and distributes credit assessment products and services for banks and investors in credit-sensitive assets, credit training services, and credit process software. The company maintains offices in 19 countries. Its customers include various corporate and governmental issuers of securities, as well as institutional investors, depositors, creditors, investment banks, commercial banks, and other financial intermediaries. Moody's Corporation was founded in 1900 and is headquartered in New York City.
LEGGETT & PLATT INCORPORATED (LEG)
Leggett & Platt, Incorporated engages in the design and production of a range of engineered components and products for customers worldwide. It operates in five segments: Residential Furnishings, Commercial Fixturing and Components, Aluminum Products, Industrial Materials, and Specialized Products. Residential Furnishings segment offers bedding products, furniture and consumer products, and fabric, foam, and fiber to manufacturers of finished bedding products and upholstered furniture, as well as to retailers and distributors. Commercial Fixturing and Components segment provides fixture and display, and office furniture components to retail chains and specialty shops; brand name marketers and manufacturers, food service companies, healthcare providers, and restaurants; office, institutional, and commercial furniture manufacturers; and telecommunication companies. Aluminum Products segment produces nonautomotive aluminum die castings, and zinc and magnesium die castings, as well as manufactures and refurbishes dies for various types and sizes of die casting machines in North America. Its customers include small engine and diesel engine builders; automobile makers; manufacturers of outdoor lighting fixtures, cable line amplifiers, wireless communications systems, and other cable and telecommunication products; gas barbeque grill manufacturers; consumer appliance and power tool manufacturers; and computer, electronic, and electric motor producers. Industrial Materials segment produces steel rod, drawn wire, and welded steel tubing, as well as specialty wire products to manufacture various other products. Specialized Products segment offers automobile components for the automobile seating manufacturers; and designs, builds, and sells specialized machinery and equipment for bedding manufacturers. Leggett & Platt was founded by J.P. Leggett and C.B. Platt in 1883. The company is based in Carthage, Missouri.
AMBAC FINANCIAL GROUP INC (ABK)
Ambac Financial Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides financial guarantee products and other financial services to clients in both the public and private sectors worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Financial Guarantee and Financial Services. The Financial Guarantee segment provides financial guarantees, including structured credit derivatives for public finance, structured finance, and other obligations. The Financial Services segment offers investment agreements, interest rate swaps, total return and currency swaps, and funding conduits. Its clients primarily include municipalities and other public entities, health care organizations, and asset-backed issuers. The company was founded in 1971. It was formerly known as Ambac, Inc. and changed its name to Ambac Financial Group, Inc. in 1997. Ambac Financial Group is headquartered in New York City.
MOLEX INCORPORATED (MOLX)
Molex Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of electromechanical components. The company provides micro-miniature connectors, SIM card sockets, keypads, electromechanical subassemblies, and internal antennas and subsystems for telecommunications market; manufactures power, optical, and signal connectors and cables for end-to-end data transfer, linking disk drives, controllers, servers, switches, and storage enclosures for data products market. It also manufactures products for air bags and seatbelts, tire pressure monitoring systems and powertrain controls, windows, and temperature controls. In addition, Molex designs and manufactures connectors for home and portable audio, digital still and video cameras, DVD players, and recorders, as well as devices that combine multiple functions. The company also manufactures cables, backplanes, power connectors, and integrated products that are found in products ranging from electronic weighing stations to industrial microscopes and vision systems. Molex provides both connectors and custom integrated systems for diagnostic and therapeutic equipment used in hospitals, including x-ray, magnetic resonance imaging, and dialysis machines. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers, and distributors. It operates in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, and Europe. Molex was established in 1938 and is based in Lisle, Illinois.
CONVERGYS CORPORATION (CVG)
Convergys Corporation provides outsourced customer care, employee care and integrated billing software services worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Customer Management Group and Information Management Group. The Customer Management Group provides outsourced customer care and employee care services. The customer care services comprise customer service, technical support, accounts receivable management, sales account management, business process outsourcing, and business intelligence solutions. The employee care services include benefits administration, human resource administration, recruiting and staffing, and learning. The Information Management Group provides outsourced billing, and information services and software. It offers information software for various segments of the communications industry, including wireless, wireline, cable, cable telephony, broadband, direct broadcast satellite, and the Internet. The company's software provides rating and billing, customer order management, mediation management, activation management, and partner relationship management. Convergys serves communications, technology, financial services, and other industries. The company is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.
HARLEY-DAVIDSON INC (HOG)
Harley-Davidson, Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces heavyweight motorcycles, and various motorcycle parts and related accessories in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Motorcycles & Related Products, and Financial Services. The Motorcycles & Related Products segment engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of primarily heavyweight touring, custom, and performance motorcycles, as well as a line of motorcycle parts, accessories, clothing, and collectibles. It offers its products under the Harley-Davidson and Buell brand names. The Financial Services segment provides wholesale and retail financing and insurance programs. It engages in financing and servicing wholesale inventory receivables and consumer retail loans primarily for the purchase of motorcycles. This segment's wholesale financial services include floorplan and open account financing of motorcycles, and motorcycle parts and accessories to Harley-Davidson dealers in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Its retail financial services include installment lending for its new and used motorcycles. The Financial Services segment also provides property/casualty insurance, as well as sells extended service contracts, gap coverage, and debt protection products to motorcycle owners. Harley-Davidson sells its products through independent dealers and distributors. The company was founded in 1903 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
MYLAN LABORATORIES INC (MYL)
Mylan Laboratories, Inc. engages in the development, licensing, manufacture, marketing, and distribution of generic and brand pharmaceutical products in the United States. Its Generic segment's pharmaceutical products are therapeutically equivalent to a brand name product and are marketed primarily to wholesalers, retail pharmacy chains, mail order pharmacies, and group purchasing organizations. These products are approved for distribution by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) through the Abbreviated New Drug Application process. The company's Brand segment's pharmaceutical products are patent-protected products principally in the therapeutic areas of neurology, dermatology, and cardiology, which are approved by the U.S. FDA through the New Drug Application process. It also includes off-patent brand products, as well as branded generics. This segment markets its products directly to primary care physicians, dermatologists, neurologists, pharmacists, managed care organizations, governmental agencies, independent pharmacies, and chain drug stores. The company was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.
Jabil Circuit, Inc. provides electronic manufacturing services and solutions worldwide. It provides electronics design, production, product management, and repair services to companies in the aerospace, automotive, computing, consumer, defense, industrial, instrumentation, medical, networking, peripherals, storage, and telecommunications industries. The company's services include integrated design and engineering; component selection, sourcing, and procurement; automated assembly; design and implementation of product testing; parallel global production; enclosure services; systems assembly, direct order fulfillment, and configure to order; and repair and warranty services. It also offers design services, such as electronic design, industrial design, mechanical design, computer assisted design, and product validation. Jabil Circuit was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Gannett Co., Inc. operates as a news and information company primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company engages in the publication of newspapers and operation of broadcasting stations and Web sites. It also markets and offers commercial printing, a newswire service, data services, and news programming services. As of February 22, 2005, the company published 101 daily newspapers, including USA TODAY, and owned approximately 750 nondaily publications, as well as operated 21 television stations in the United States. It also published approximately 300 titles, including 17 daily newspapers in the United Kingdom, as of the above date. Gannett was founded by Frank E. Gannett in 1906. The company is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.
CIT GROUP INC (DEL) (CIT)
CIT Group, Inc. provides financing and leasing capital for companies worldwide. It operates in five segments: Specialty Finance Commercial, Specialty Finance Consumer, Commercial Finance, Equipment Finance, and Capital Finance. The Specialty Finance Commercial segment offers vendor programs, small-ticket commercial lending and leasing, U.S. small business administration loans, and liquidation of manufactured housing assets. The Specialty Finance Consumer segment provides home lending and other loans, including student lending products that are primarily U.S. government guaranteed. The Commercial Finance segment offers mid-to large-ticket asset-based and enterprise value lending, and factoring. The Equipment Finance segment provides diversified middle market equipment lending and leasing. The Capital Finance segment offers commercial aircraft, rail and other large-ticket equipment finance leasing and lending, project finance, and advisory services. The company serves small, midsize, and larger companies in manufacturing, retailing, transportation, aerospace, construction, technology, communication, and various service-related industries. It operates primarily in North America, with locations in Europe, Latin America, Australia, and the Asia-Pacific region. The company was founded as Commercial Credit and Investment Company by Henry Ittleson in 1908 and changed its name to CIT Group, Inc. in 1915. CIT Group is based in New York City.
HUNTINGTON BANCSHARES INCORPORATED (HBAN)
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated operates as the holding company primarily for The Huntington National Bank (bank) that provides commercial and consumer banking services in the United States. The bank engages in generating deposits and originating loans. Its deposit products include demand, savings, and time deposits, as well as retail certificates of deposit. The bank's loan portfolio comprises commercial construction, industrial, and real estate loans; and consumer automobile, home equity, and residential mortgage loans. It primarily invests in the U.S. Treasury and Federal agencies, and mortgage-backed securities. In addition, the company provides mortgage banking services, automobile financing, equipment leasing, investment management, trust services, and discount brokerage services. Further, Huntington Bancshares engages in reinsuring credit life and disability insurance; selling insurance and financial products and services; and providing Internet and telebanking services. As of June 30, 2005, the company operated 336 branches and 800 automated teller machine facilities in Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia, Indiana, and Kentucky. Huntington Bancshares is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.
AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES INC (AKAM)
Akamai Technologies, Inc. provides services for the delivery of content and business processes over the Internet for businesses, government agencies, and other enterprises. It offers services and solutions for content and application delivery, application performance services, on demand managed services, and business performance management services based on its technological platform, EdgePlatform. The company offers solutions for the delivery, load balancing, and storage of the applications and Web content. It also offers application performance services to enhance the performance of content common on corporate extranets and wide area networks. Akamai's on demand managed services, including Akamai EdgeComputing and net storage offerings, enable enterprises to handle Internet traffic. The company's business performance management services include its network data feeds and its Web analytics offering, which provide customers with data about the performance of their content and applications over the Internet and on the Edge Platform. In addition, it provides custom solutions, including replicating its technologies to facilitate content delivery behind the firewall, combinations of its technology with that of other providers to create solutions for specific customers, and support for applications that rely on the Internet and intranets. Akamai sells its services and software domestically and internationally through its direct sales and services organization, as well as through resellers. It has offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The company was incorporated in 1998 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
STARBUCKS CORPORATION (SBUX)
Starbucks Corporation engages in purchasing, roasting, and selling whole bean coffees worldwide. The company offers brewed coffees, espresso beverages, cold blended beverages, various complementary food items, premium teas, and a line of compact discs, coffee-related accessories and equipment, including drip and French press coffeemakers, espresso machines, and coffee grinders primarily through its retail stores. Starbucks also licenses its trademark for retail store operations, and grocery and warehouse club stores, as well as to produce and distribute its branded products. It also engages in producing and selling coffee drinks, espresso drink, and a line of ice creams. The company operates retail stores primarily in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, Germany, China, Chile, Ireland, and Thailand. As of October 2, 2005, the company had 10,241 retail outlets. Starbucks was founded by Howard Schultz in 1985 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
MICRON TECHNOLOGY INC (MU)
Micron Technology, Inc. engages in the manufacture and marketing of semiconductor devices worldwide. Its products include a series of dynamic random access memory products, which provide data storage and retrieval. The company also offers NAND flash memory products, which are electrically rewriteable, nonvolatile semiconductor devices that retain memory content when power is turned off; and complementary metal oxide semiconductor image sensors that capture and process images into pictures or video for consumer and industrial applications. Its products are used in various electronic applications, including personal computers, workstations, network servers, mobile phones, flash memory cards, USB storage devices, digital still cameras, MP3 players, and other consumer electronics products. The company offers its products to original equipment manufacturers through direct sales force, independent sales representatives, distributors, and its Web-based customer direct sales division. Micron Technology was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Boise, Idaho.
Limited Brands, Inc. sells women's intimate apparel, personal care and beauty products, and women's and men's apparel. The company operates through three segments: Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works, and Apparel Business. The Victoria's Secret segment retails women's intimate apparel and beauty products, through stores, catalogue, and e-commerce. As of January 29, 2005, it operated 1,001 stores. The Bath & Body Works segment retails personal care and home fragrance products, as well as operates White Barn Candle Company. As of January 29, 2005, it operated 1,569 stores. The Apparel Business includes Express, which offer women's and men's apparel, sportswear, and accessories; and Limited Stores, a mall-based specialty store retailer of sportswear for women. As of the above date, the segment operated 884 Express stores and 323 Limited Stores. The company also operates specialty stores in New York City; and Columbus, Ohio that feature fashions and personal care products. Limited Brands was founded in 1963 and is based in Columbus, Ohio.
FOREST LABORATORIES INC (FRX)
Forest Laboratories, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of both branded and generic forms of ethical drug products, as well as nonprescription pharmaceutical products sold over-the-counter. The company's products include Lexapro, Celexa, Namenda, Tiazac, Benicar, Benicar HCT, Milnacipran, CCR1, Lercanidipine, Campral, and Combunox. The Lexapro and Celexa are used for the initial and maintenance treatment of depressive disorders, and for generalized anxiety disorders. The Namenda, an N-methyl-D-aspartate-receptor antagonist, is used for the treatment of moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. The Tiazac, Benicar, Benicar HCT, and Lercanidipine are used for hypertension. The Milnacipran is in Phase III development for the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome. The CCR1 is a chemokine receptor involved in the inflammation process. Campral is used for the maintenance of abstinence from alcohol in patients with alcohol dependence. Combunox, an opioid and NSAID combination, is used for the short-term management of pain. It also has various products under development, which include RGH-188 in Phase I clinical trials, an atypical antipsychotic for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar mania, and other psychiatric conditions; phase I completed GRC 3886, a novel, orally available Phosphodiesterase-IV inhibitor in development for chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder and asthma; and Desmoteplase, a novel plasminogen activator, or blood clot-dissolving agent. The company markets its products directly and though independent distributors worldwide to physicians, pharmacies, hospitals, managed care, and other healthcare organizations. The company has strategic alliances with H. Lundbeck A/S; Merz Pharma GmbH; Sankyo Pharma; Merck Sante s.a.s.; Gedeon Richter Ltd.; Glenmark Pharmaceuticals; PAION GmbH; ChemoCentryx, Inc.; Cypress Bioscience, Inc.; and Recordati, S.p.A. Forest Laboratories was organized in 1956 and is based in New York City.
NETWORK APPLIANCE INC (NTAP)
Network Appliance, Inc. provides enterprise storage and data management software and hardware products and services. Its storage systems include fabric-attached storage enterprise systems designed for network-centric enterprise information technology infrastructures and support network-attached storage, storage area network, and Internet small computer system interface environments with unified solutions; V-Series family of network-based, storage virtualization solutions, which offer data management software for sharing, consolidating, protecting, and recovering data across various heterogeneous storage systems; NearStore Systems to enhance data backup and recovery architectures, store reference and regulated data, and archive infrequently accessed files on ATA drives; and a suite of secure content and application delivery appliances for Internet security, Web content and application acceleration, and video delivery. In addition, the company provides an integrated storage appliance that uses software for storage administration and data availability, together with hardware; and NetCache Web delivery and security appliances that support various applications, including proxy, Web caching, content filtering, virus scanning, Web application management, streaming media delivery, content distribution, and usage analysis applications. Further, Network Appliance offers support, consulting, and training services. The company markets and distributes its products worldwide through a direct sales force, value-added resellers, system integrators, original equipment manufacturers, and distributors. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
Dean Foods Company serves as a food and beverage company in the United States. The company operates through three segments: the Dairy Group, WhiteWave Foods Company, and the Specialty Foods Group. The Dairy Group segment manufactures, markets, and distributes a variety of branded and private label dairy case products, such as milk, cream, ice cream, cultured dairy products, and juices to retailers, distributors, foodservice outlets, schools, and governmental entities. The WhiteWave Foods Company segment manufactures, develops, markets, and sells a variety of nationally-branded soy, dairy, and dairy-related products, such as Silk soymilk and cultured soy products; Horizon Organic dairy products, juices, and other products; International Delight coffee creamers; and LAND O'LAKES creamers and cultured products. This segment also sells Sun Soy soymilk; The Organic Cow of Vermont organic dairy products; White Wave and Tofu Town branded tofu; Hershey's milks and milkshakes; Marie's dips and dressings; and Naturally Yours sour cream. WhiteWave Foods Company sells its products to a variety of customers, including grocery stores, club stores, natural foods stores, mass merchandisers, convenience stores, and foodservice outlets. The Specialty Foods Group segment processes private label pickle; and manufactures and sells nondairy powdered creamer, as well as a variety of other foods, such as aseptic sauces and puddings. In addition to the above segments, the company, through its International Group segment, manufactures, markets, and sells private label and branded milk, butter, and cream through its internal sales force to retailers and distributors across Spain and Portugal. Dean Foods was founded in 1925. The company was formerly known as Suiza Foods Corporation and changed its name to Dean Foods Company in 2001. Dean Foods is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
BRUNSWICK CORPORATION (BC)
Brunswick Corporation primarily engages in the manufacture and marketing of pleasure boats, marine engines, commercial fitness equipment, and bowling and billiards products in the United States and internationally. It operates in four segments: Marine Engine, Boat, Fitness, and Bowling and Billiards. The Marine Engine segment consists of the Mercury Marine Group and Brunswick New Technologies operations. The Mercury Marine Group offers outboard engines, stern drive engines, and inboard engines, as well as water-jet propulsion systems and parts and accessories. Brunswick New Technologies engages in the manufacture and marketing of engine electronics and controls, as well as other marine technologies, including navigation systems, chart plotters, telematics, and global positioning systems. The Boat segment designs, manufactures, and markets fiberglass pleasure boats; high-performance boats; offshore fishing boats; and aluminum fishing, deck, and pontoon boats. The segment also owns and operates marine parts and accessories distribution and manufacturing businesses. The Fitness segment designs, manufactures, and markets fitness equipment, including treadmills, total-body cross trainers, stationary bikes, and strength-training equipment. These products are sold primarily to health clubs, military, government, corporate, and university facilities, and to consumers through specialty retail shops. The Bowling and Billiards segment designs, manufactures, and markets bowling capital equipment, and associated parts and supplies, including lanes, pinsetters, automatic scorers; bowling balls and other accessories; and billiards, air hockey, and foosball tables and accessories. It also operates bowling centers. The company sells its products primarily through distributors, dealers, and retailers worldwide. Brunswick Corporation was founded in 1844 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.
BOISE CASCADE CORPORATION (OMX)
OfficeMax Incorporated provides office supplies, technology products and solutions, and furniture to businesses and consumers in the United States. The company distributes a line of office products, which include office supplies, and paper, print, and document services; technology products and solutions; and office furniture to corporate, government, and small and medium sized offices. It markets and sells products through field salespeople, outbound telesales, catalogs, Internet, and office products stores. As of December 31, 2004, OfficeMax operated 68 distribution centers, 100 stores, and 935 superstores in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Mexico. The company was organized as Boise Payette Lumber Company in 1931 and changed its name to Boise Cascade Corporation in 1957. Further, Boise Cascade changed its name to OfficeMax, Inc. in 2003. OfficeMax is headquartered in Itasca, Illinois.
SOVEREIGN BANCORP INC (SOV)
Sovereign Bancorp, Inc. operates as a holding company for Sovereign Bank, which provides commercial banking services in the United States. The bank attracts deposits through various deposit instruments, including demand and NOW accounts, money market and savings accounts, certificates of deposits, and retirement savings plans. It also provides cash management, capital markets, trust, and wealth management, and insurance services to its customers, as well as asset backed lending products, commercial real estate loans, automobile dealer floor plan loans, small business loans, and leases to commercial customers. The bank operates in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Maryland, and Delaware. As of June 15, 2005, it operated approximately 650 community banking offices and 1000 ATMs. Sovereign Bancorp was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
QLOGIC CORPORATION (QLGC)
QLogic Corporation engages in the design and supply of semiconductor and board level input/output (I/O) products, fabric switches, and enclosure management semiconductors. The company's I/O products provide an interface between computer systems and their attached data storage peripherals, such as hard disk drives, tape drives, removable disk drives, and redundant array of inexpensive disks subsystems. Its products include hard disk controller chips, tape controller chips, enclosure management chips, host bus adapters, Fibre Channel blade switches, Fibre Channel stackable switches, and other fabric switches that provide the connectivity infrastructure for storage networks. QLogic markets and distributes its products principally in the United States, Japan, and the United Kingdom, through a direct sales organization, as well as through a network of independent manufacturers' representatives and regional and international distributors. The company's primary original equipment manufacturer customers are domestic and international suppliers and manufacturers of servers, workstations, and data storage peripherals. QLogic has alliances with Cisco Systems, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, VERITAS Software Corporation, Computer Associates International, Inc., Legato Systems, Inc., and McData Corporation. The company was organized in 1992 and is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California.
NATIONAL CITY CORPORATION (NCC)
National City Corporation (NCC), a financial holding company, provides commercial and retail banking, mortgage financing, consumer finance, and asset management services. It offers a range of loans, such as commercial loans; commercial construction loans, real estate commercial loans, real estate residential loans, home equity lines of credit, and credit card and other unsecured lines of credit, as well as provides other consumer loans, including installment loans for the purchase of automobiles, boats, and recreational vehicles; automobile leases; and student loans. The bank's various deposit products include NOW and money market accounts, savings accounts, consumer time deposits, foreign deposits, and other deposits. In addition, NCC engages in mortgage loan servicing, hedging, and origination, as well as provides investment management, custody, retirement planning services, and other corporate trust services to institutional clients; and personal wealth management products and services, such as private banking services and credit solutions, investment management services, brokerage, estate and tax planning, and trust management and administration for affluent individuals and families. The bank serves various customers, such as individuals, families, publicly traded corporations, charitable endowments, and foundations, as well as unions. It operates through its network in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Pennsylvania, the United States. The company is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dillard's, Inc. operates retail department stores in the southeastern, southwestern, and midwestern areas of the United States. The company offers cosmetics, women's and juniors' clothing, children's clothing, men's clothing and accessories, shoes, accessories and lingerie, and home furnishings. As of December 1, 2005, it operated 329 stores in 29 states. The company was founded in 1938 by William Dillard and is based in Little Rock, Arkansas.
LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL INC (LXK)
Lexmark International, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and supply of printing and imaging solutions for offices and homes worldwide. It offers monochrome and color laser printers, inkjet and dot matrix printers, network-ready and color multifunction devices, photo printers, print servers and adapters, cartridges, inks, and other office imaging products. The company also offers software and application solutions, which include MarkVision Professional and the Lexmark Document Solutions Suite. MarkVision Professional, print management software, provides remote configuration, monitoring, and problem resolution of network print devices. The Lexmark Document Solutions Suite integrates three document solutions, which include Lexmark Document Distributor, Lexmark Document Producer, and Lexmark Document Portal. Lexmark Document Distributor, a document-routing application, captures and moves documents into a range of network systems. Lexmark Document Producer is a server-based electronic forms solution that enables creation of electronic forms. Lexmark Document Portal, print-on-demand software, enables users of a Lexmark multifunction product to find, view, and print network documents. The company also offers the Lexmark Workgroup OCR Solution, which enables users to transform paper information into electronic documents; the Lexmark Productivity Suite software, which enables users to create, manage, and edit documents; Lexmark Forms Composer a forms design tool; and Optra Forms a printer-based batch document formatting and electronic forms printing solution; and the Lexmark Windows Installer a printer management tool that assists information technology administrators with installing and updating software and drivers for Lexmark printers. In addition, Lexmark International offers a range of professional services, including maintenance, consulting, systems integration, and fleet management capabilities. Lexmark is headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky.
ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES INC (AMD)
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of industry-standard digital integrated circuits worldwide. The company offers microprocessors, flash memory devices, and embedded microprocessors. The microprocessor products are used in desktop and mobile personal computers, servers and workstations, and chipset products. The flash memory products are used in mobile telephones, consumer electronics, automotive electronics, networking equipment, and other applications. The embedded microprocessors are used in personal connectivity devices and specific consumer markets. AMD's customers include original equipment manufacturers and third-party distributors. The company markets its products through direct sales force, third-party distributors, and independent sales representatives. It operates primarily in the United States, as well as in Europe and Asia. Advanced Micro Devices was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
FIRST TENNESSEE NATIONAL CORPORATION (FHN)
First Horizon National Corporation (FHN) operates as the holding company for First Horizon, First Tennessee Bank, and FTN Financial in the United States. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides various financial services to consumers, businesses, financial institutions, and governments. First Horizon offers deposit products and home loans, as well as provides consumer lending, construction lending, small business lending, financial planning, and brokerage services. First Tennessee Bank offers deposit products, loans, investments, insurance, financial planning, trusts, asset management, and cash management services in Tennessee. FTN Financial provides financial services for the capital market and investment banking communities, which include equity research, correspondent services, and strategic alliances. In addition, FHN offers credit card merchant processing, bill payment processing, check clearing, and other products and services. It operates in approximately 48 states. The company was formerly known as First Tennessee National Corp. and changed its name to First Horizon National Corporation in April 2004. First Horizon National is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.
JONES APPAREL GROUP INC (JNY)
Jones Apparel Group, Inc. engages in designing, marketing, and wholesaling branded apparel, footwear, and accessories in the United States and Canada. The company sells a range of sportswear, suits, and dresses, and casual sportswear for women; jeanswear for men, women, and children; and women's footwear and accessories. It also provides accessories, which include handbags, and small leather goods and costume, as well as semi-precious, sterling silver, and marcasite jewelry. In addition, Jones Apparel Group licenses the use of its various brand names to manufacturers and distributors of women's and men's apparel and accessories worldwide. The company sells its products through an array of distribution channels, including better specialty and department stores, and mass merchandisers. As of December 31, 2004, it operated 402 specialty retail stores and 625 outlet stores. Jones Apparel Group was incorporated in 1975 and is headquartered in Bristol, Pennsylvania.
KB Home operates as a homebuilder primarily in the United States and France. It engages in the acquisition and development of land primarily for residential purposes; and offers various homes that are designed to appeal to a range of buyers, including first-time, move-up homebuyers, luxury, and active adult homebuyers. In the United States, the company sells homes in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. In France, the company, through its subsidiary, Kaufman & Broad S.A., develops commercial and residential projects, such as condominium complexes. In addition, its wholly owned subsidiary, KB Home Mortgage Company (KBHMC), originates, processes, and sells mortgages to third-party investors. The company, through KBHMC, provides mortgage banking services to its domestic homebuyers. The company delivered approximately 31,646 homes in the United States and France, as of February 14, 2005. KB Home has a joint venture with The Shaw Group, Inc. to build homes in Louisiana. The company was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
MGIC INVESTMENT CORPORATION (MTG)
MGIC Investment Corporation, through its wholly owned subsidiary, provides private mortgage insurance to lenders and government sponsored entities in the United States. The private mortgage insurance covers residential first mortgage loans and expands home ownership opportunities by enabling people to purchase homes with less than 20% down payments. The company provides various services for the mortgage finance industry, such as contract underwriting, and portfolio analysis and retention, secondary marketing of mortgage-related assets, and mortgage loan origination and fulfillment services. It also provides an Internet portal, through which mortgage originators can access products and services of wholesalers, investors, and vendors to make a home mortgage loan. The company's customers include originators of residential mortgage loans, such as mortgage bankers, savings institutions, commercial banks, mortgage brokers, credit unions, and other lenders. MGIC Investment was founded in 1984 and is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
E*TRADE FINANCIAL CORPORATION (ETFC)
E*TRADE Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, offers financial solutions to retail and institutional customers worldwide. It provides retail investments and trading, which include automated order placement, and execution of market and limit equity, futures, options, exchange-traded funds, mutual funds, and bond orders, as well as offers quick transfer, wireless account access, extended hours trading, quotes, and research and advanced planning tools. The company also offers interest-earning checking, money market, savings, sweep deposit, and certificates of deposit products, as well as provides access to deposit account balances and transactions. In addition, it offers mortgage, home equity, and margin and credit card products; real estate loans; and various consumer loans, including recreational vehicle, marine, commercial, automobile, and credit card loans. The company provides advisory and asset management services to retail clients. E*TRADE Financial primarily provides services through its Web site at www.etrade.com. The company also offers services through its network of customer service representatives, relationship managers, and investment advisors. It provides branded retail Web sites in the United States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Italy, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. E*TRADE Financial was founded in 1982 and is based in New York, New York.
D.R. Horton, Inc., along with its subsidiaries, engages in the construction and sale of single-family homes in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Homebuilding and Financial Services. The Homebuilding segment acquires and develops land for residential purposes; and constructs and sells residential homes. This segment builds traditional single-family detached homes, as well as attached homes, such as town homes, duplexes, triplexes, and condominiums; and sells land and lots. The Financial Services segment originates and sells mortgages to purchasers of its homes; and loans to third-party lenders, who directly originate the mortgage loans. It also provides title insurance policies, examination, and closing services to purchasers. The company markets and sells homes through commissioned employees and independent real estate brokers. D.R. Horton was founded in 1978 and is based in Fort Worth, Texas.
KING PHARMACEUTICALS INC (KG)
King Pharmaceuticals, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, marketing, and sale of branded prescription pharmaceutical products. It offers various branded prescription products over seven therapeutic areas, including cardiovascular, endocrinology, neuroscience, critical care, anti-infective, respiratory, and other. The company also develops, manufactures, and sells auto-injectors for the self-administration of injectable drugs. In addition, King Pharmaceuticals provides contract pharmaceutical manufacturing services to third-party pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, as well as transfers company's manufacturing and marketing rights to third parties for licensing fees or royalty payments. The company distributes its branded pharmaceutical products primarily through wholesale pharmaceutical distributors and pharmacies to general/family practitioners, internal medicine physicians, cardiologists, endocrinologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, pain specialists, sleep specialists, and hospitals across the United States and in Puerto Rico. King Pharmaceuticals has a strategic collaboration relating to Intal (cromolyn sodium) and Tilade (nedocromil sodium), which includes the development of a new formulation of Intal utilizing hydrofluoroalkane, an environmentally friendly propellant; and with Pain Therapeutics, Inc. to develop and commercialize Remoxy and other abuse-resistant opioid painkillers. King Pharmaceuticals was incorporated in 1993 and is headquartered in Bristol, Tennessee.
Centex Corporation provides home building, financial services, and construction services. Its Home Building segment involves in the purchase and development of land or lots, as well as in the construction and sale of single family homes, and land or lots. The company's Financial Services segment provides home financing, subprime home equity lending, and the sale of title insurance and other various insurance coverages. These activities include mortgage origination, servicing, and other related services for homes sold by the company and others. Centex's Construction Services segment constructs buildings and facilities for both private and government interests, including educational institutions, hospitals, military housing, correctional institutions, airport facilities, office buildings, hotels and resorts, and sports facilities. Further, the company engages in home services operations and investment real estate operations. Centex primarily operates in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company was founded in 1950 and is based in Dallas, Texas.
Office Depot, Inc. supplies office products and services in North America and internationally. The company provides its products in three categories: supplies; technology; and furniture and other. The supplies category includes paper, filing, binders, writing instruments, adhesives, school supplies, and ink and toner. The technology category includes desktop and laptop computers, monitors, printers, copiers, cables, software, digital cameras, telephones, and wireless communications products. The furniture and other category include desks, chairs, luggage, calculators, products, and services and other miscellaneous items. It sells its products under Office Depot, Viking Office Products, Viking Direct, 4Sure.com, Guilbert, and NiceDay brand names. The company offers its products and services through wholly owned retail stores, contract business-to-business sales relationships, commercial catalogs, and multiple Web sites. Office Depot was incorporated in 1986 and is headquartered in Deiray Beach, Florida.
Lennar Corporation engages in homebuilding and financial services business in the United States. The homebuilding operations include the sale and construction of single-family attached and detached homes, as well as the purchase, development, and sale of residential land directly, and through unconsolidated entities. Lennar offers financial services, such as mortgage financing, title insurance, closing services, and insurance agency services for both buyers of the company's homes and others. It also provides Internet and cable television services to residents of the company's communities and others. Lennar offers its services primarily in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. The company was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.
COUNTRYWIDE FINANCIAL CORPORATION (CFC)
Countrywide Financial Corporation, a holding company, provides mortgage banking and diversified financial services. The company operates in four segments: Mortgage Banking, Banking, Capital Markets, and Insurance. The Mortgage Banking segment originates, purchases, and services mortgage loans, primarily in the form of mortgage-backed securities, as well as provide various loan closing services, such as title, escrow, and appraisal. The Banking segment primarily offers in mortgage loans and home equity lines of credit; deposit products; and other services, including safekeeping, review/certification, release requests, and customer reporting, as well as provides short-term secured financing to mortgage lenders. The Capital Markets segment engages in trading and underwriting mortgage-related fixed-income securities, including mortgage-backed securities, collateralized mortgage obligations, and asset-backed securities; and callable debt, as well as trades securities issued by U.S department of Treasury. This segment also arranges short term financing and acts as a broker of residential mortgage loans. The Insurance segment offers property, casualty, life, and credit insurance, as well as provides reinsurance coverage to primary mortgage insurers. In addition, it provides mortgage loan application processing and servicing on behalf of a financial institution in the United Kingdom. The company, formerly known as OLM Credit Industries, Inc., was founded in 1969 and changed its name to Countrywide Financial Corporation. Countrywide Financial is headquartered in Calabasas, California.
Pulte Homes, Inc. engages in the homebuilding and financial services business in the United States. Its Homebuilding segment consists of Domestic and International Homebuilding units. Domestic Homebuilding unit engages in the acquisition and development of land primarily for residential purposes and the construction of housing on such land targeted for the first-time, first and second move-up, and active adult home buyers within the continental United States. As of December 31, 2004, it had operations in 45 markets located in 27 states. International unit comprises the company's homebuilding activities in Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Argentina. Financial Services segment involves in mortgage banking and title operations. The company serves its customers through its sales team and brokers. Pulte Homes is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
TENET HEALTHCARE CORPORATION (THC)
Tenet Healthcare Corporation operates as a health care services company in the United States. The company, through its subsidiaries, provides healthcare services primarily through the operation of general hospitals and related health care facilities. Its hospitals offer acute care services, operating and recovery rooms, radiology services, respiratory therapy services, clinical laboratories, and pharmacies; intensive care, critical care, and/or coronary care units; physical therapy; and orthopedic, oncology, and outpatient services. The hospitals also offer tertiary care services, such as open-heart surgery, neonatal intensive care, and neuroscience; quaternary care services in areas, such as heart, lung, liver, and kidney transplants; and bone marrow transplants. As of December 31, 2004, it operated 80 general hospitals, with 19,668 licensed beds, serving urban and rural communities in 13 states. Of 80 general hospitals, 64 were owned by its subsidiaries, and 16 were owned by third parties and leased by its subsidiaries. The company also owned or leased various related health care facilities, including 2 rehabilitation hospitals, 1 specialty hospital, 4 nursing facilities, and 85 medical office buildings; and owned or leased physician practices, captive insurance companies, and various ancillary health care businesses, including outpatient surgery centers, occupational and rural health care clinics, and an interest in a health maintenance organization, as of the above date. Tenet Healthcare Corporation is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
CIRCUIT CITY STORES INC (CC)
Circuit City Stores, Inc. operates as a retailer of consumer electronics, home office products, entertainment software, and related services in the United States and Canada. Its products include televisions, imaging products, DVD hardware, camcorders, digital cameras, digital video services, and furniture and related accessories; personal computer hardware, telecommunications products, PDAs, and related product accessories; home audio products, mobile audio products, portable audio products, and related accessories; and movie software, music software, game software, game hardware, and personal computer software. The company offers its products through its stores, on the Web, and through telephone. As of May 31, 2005, Circuit City Stores operated 612 Superstores and 5 mall-based stores in 158 U.S. media markets. As of the above date, it also operated through 967 retail stores and dealer outlets, which consisted of 522 InterTAN-owned stores, 330 dealer outlets, 90 Rogers Plus stores, and 25 Battery Plus stores in Canada. The company was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.