Glossary of Terms and Company Profiles

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AA
Alcoa, Inc. engages in the production and management of aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina.
AAP
Advance Auto Parts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items. It operates in two segments, Advance Auto Parts (AAP) and Autopart International (AI).
AAPL
Apple Inc., together with subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets personal computers, mobile communication and media devices, and portable digital music players, as well as sells related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications worldwide.
ABD
ACCO Brands Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, marketing, and distribution of office products primarily in the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Canada.
ABMD
Abiomed, Inc. provides medical devices in circulatory support and continuum of care in heart recovery to acute heart failure patients.
ABV
Companhia de Bebidas das AmericasAmbev engages in the production, distribution, and sale of beer, draft beer, carbonated soft drinks, malt, and other non-alcoholic and non-carbonated products in the Americas. It also sells bottled water, isotonics, and ready-to-drink teas.
ACAS
American Capital, Ltd. is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in management and employee buyouts, mezzanine, acquisition, recapitalization, middle market, and growth capital investments. The firm seeks to invest in senior debt mezzanine and equity financing for buyouts of private equity firms and direct in private and public companies.
ACAT
Arctic Cat Inc. designs, engineers, manufactures, and markets snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) under the Arctic Cat brand name in the United States and internationally. It also offers related parts, garments, and accessories.
ACHN
Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of treatments for infectious diseases. The company focuses on the development of antivirals for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C; and the development of antibacterials for the treatment of resistant bacterial infections.
ACI
Arch Coal, Inc. engages in the production and sale of steam and metallurgical coal from surface and underground mines located in the United States.
ACOM
Ancestry.com Inc. operates as an online family history resource for subscribers worldwide. The companys subscribers use the proprietary online platform, digital historical record collection, and technology to research their family histories, build their family trees, collaborate with other subscribers, upload their own records, and publish and share their stories with their families.
ADBE
Adobe Systems Incorporated operates as a diversified software company in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. It offers a line of creative, business, Web, and mobile software and services used by creative professionals, knowledge workers, developers, marketers, enterprises, and consumers. The companys Creative Solutions segment focuses on solutions for professional publishing, Web design and development, animation and motion graphic production, application development, and printing visual information.
ADM
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company procures, transports, stores, processes, and merchandises agricultural commodities and products in the United States and internationally. The companys Oilseeds Processing segment originates, merchandises, crushes, and processes oilseeds, such as soybeans and soft seeds, including cottonseed, sunflower seed, canola, rapeseed, and flaxseed into vegetable oils and protein meals.
ADP
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. provides business outsourcing solutions. The company operates in three segments: Employer Services, Professional Employer Organization (PEO) Services, and Dealer Services. T
ADX
Average Directional Index Indicates the strength of a trend. It is typically plotted with a +DMI and -DMI.
ADX1
ADX1 checks for the ADX below both DMI lines and rising and the -DMI is below the +DMI. The premise here is that buyers are in control and the trend is strengthening.
ADX2
ADX2 has the ADX line is on top of both DMI's and falling and the -DMI is on top of the +DMI. The premise here is that sellers are in control but the trend is weakening.
ADY
Feihe International, Inc. engages in the production and distribution of milk powder, soybean milk powder, and related dairy products in the Peoples Republic of China.
AEA
Advance America, Cash Advance Centers, Inc. provides cash advance services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. The company offers various types of short-term credit products, including single cash advances; installment loans with closed-end terms; lines of credit; and second mortgage loans.
AEO
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an apparel and accessories retailer in the United States and Canada.
AG
First Majestic Silver Corp. engages in the acquisition, development, and exploration of mineral properties with a focus on silver projects in México.
AGQ
ProShares Ultra Silver (AGQ)
AGU
Agrium Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces and markets agricultural nutrients, industrial products, and specialty products worldwide, as well as involves in the retail supply of agricultural products and services in North and South Americas and Australia.
AIG
American International Group, Inc. engages in the provision of insurance products and services for the commercial, institutional, and individual customers in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Chartis, SunAmerica Financial Group, and Aircraft Leasing.
AKAM
Akamai Technologies, Inc. provides content delivery and cloud infrastructure services for accelerating and improving applications over the Internet in the United States and internationally. The company offers application and cloud performance solutions to enhance the operation of the applications used by enterprises to connect with their employees, suppliers, and customers.
AKRX
Akorn, Inc. engages in the manufacture and marketing of diagnostic and therapeutic pharmaceutical products, hospital drugs, and injectable pharmaceuticals in the United States and internationally. It offers products in various specialty areas, including ophthalmology, antidotes, anti-infectives, pain management, anesthesia, and vaccines.
ALGN
Align Technology, Inc., a medical device company, designs, manufactures, and markets clear aligner systems or Invisalign systems, intra-oral scanners, and computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) restorative models used in dentistry, orthodontics, and dental records storage in North America and Internationally.
ALLT
Allot Communications Ltd. engages in developing, selling, and marketing Internet protocol service optimization and revenue generation solutions in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Oceania. Its solutions are used to create policies to monitor network applications, enforce quality of service policies that guarantee mission-critical application performance, mitigate security risks, and leverage network infrastructure investments.
ALXN
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of biologic therapeutic products for treating patients with severe and life-threatening disease states in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Japan, and the Asia Pacific. It focuses on developing products for the treatment of diseases in the areas of hematology, nephrology, neurology, ophthalmology, and cancer.
AMBA
Ambarella, Inc. develops semiconductor processing solutions for video that enable high-definition video capture, sharing, and display.
AMSC
American Superconductor Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides wind and power grid products and services primarily in North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific.
AMT
American Tower Corporation, a real estate investment trust, operates as a wireless and broadcast communications infrastructure company. It develops, owns, and operates communications sites.
AMZN
Amazon.com, Inc. operates as an online retailer in North America and internationally. It operates retail Web sites, including amazon.com and amazon.ca. The company serves consumers through its retail Web sites and focuses on selection, price, and convenience. It also offers programs that enable sellers to sell their products on its Web sites, and their own branded Web sites.
AN
AutoNation, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. It offers various automotive products and services, including new vehicles, used vehicles, parts, automotive repair and maintenance services, and automotive finance and insurance products.
Analyst Opinion
Taken from Yahoo Finance. The first number is the number of analysts that have the rating listed and the second number is total number of analysts.
ANF
Abercrombie & Fitch Co., through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of casual apparel for men, women, and kids. The company sells casual sportswear apparel, including knit and woven shirts, graphic t-shirts, fleece, jeans and woven pants, shorts, sweaters, and outerwear; personal care products; and accessories under the Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie kids, and Hollister brands.
ANR
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. operates as a coal producer primarily in the central Appalachian and northern Appalachian regions. The company engages in underground room and pillar mining, and surface mining operations, with a focus on high bituminous, low sulfur steam coal and metallurgical coal reserves.
ANV
Allied Nevada Gold Corp., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the evaluation, acquisition, exploration, and advancement of gold exploration and development projects in the state of Nevada.
APKT
Acme Packet, Inc. provides session delivery network solutions that enable the delivery of interactive communications, such as voice, video, and multimedia sessions; and data services across internet protocol (IP) network borders.
ARAY
Accuray Incorporated designs, develops, and sells medical radiation systems for the treatment of tumors anywhere in the body. The company offers the CyberKnife system, an image-guided robotic radiosurgery system used for the treatment of solid tumors.
ARBA
Ariba, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides collaborative business commerce solutions for buying and selling goods and services in the United States and internationally. The company combines software as a service technology to optimize the commerce lifecycle with the Web-based trading community that enable companies to discover, connect, and collaborate with a global network of trading partners, and enhance cash flow and operations in a cloud-based environment.
AREX
Approach Resources Inc., an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil and gas properties in the United States. The company holds interests in properties primarily located in the Permian Basin in West Texas; East Texas Basin; and Chama Basin in Northern New Mexico.
ARIA
ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an oncology company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of medicines for cancer patients.
ARMH
ARM Holdings plc and its subsidiaries design microprocessors, physical IP, and related technology and software, as well as sells development tools to enhance the performance of high-volume embedded applications
ARNA
Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, engages in discovering, developing, and commercializing oral drugs that target G protein-coupled receptors in the therapeutic areas of cardiovascular, central nervous system, inflammatory, and metabolic diseases.
ARUN
Aruba Networks, Inc. provides distributed enterprise networks that securely connect local and remote users to corporate information technology resources worldwide.
Ascending Triangle
Usually a continuation pattern that forms in an uptrend during a period of consolidation.
Ascending Triangle
ASGN
On Assignment, Inc., a diversified professional staffing firm, provides flexible and permanent staffing solutions in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Ask
The price at which you sell a stock.
ASTX
Astex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. engages in the discovery and development of small molecule therapeutics with a focus on oncology and hematology.