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- PVA, PENN VIRGINIA CP Current Caprock Strength Rating: 53.993431
- UFCS, UNITED FIRE CASUA Current Caprock Strength Rating: 30.556551
- PT, PORTUGAL TELECM S Current Caprock Strength Rating: 109.948700
- CHTT, CHATTEM INC Current Caprock Strength Rating: 195.330902
- EMR, EMERSON ELEC CO Current Caprock Strength Rating: 71.880608
- WIA, WESTERN ASSET/CLA Current Caprock Strength Rating: 144.874588
- RJET, REPUBLIC AIRWAYS Current Caprock Strength Rating: 26.193539
- NBL, NOBLE ENERGY INC Current Caprock Strength Rating: 209.519943
- CEO, CNOOC LTD ADS Current Caprock Strength Rating: 217.421051
- ACG, ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN Current Caprock Strength Rating: 49.761440
- KTC, KT CORP ADS Current Caprock Strength Rating: 12.977843
- NKE, NIKE INC CL B Current Caprock Strength Rating: 32.154182
- ELMG, EMS TECHNOLOGIES Current Caprock Strength Rating: 141.974136
- FST, FOREST OIL CP (NE Current Caprock Strength Rating: 101.308121
- KWK, QUICKSILVER RES I Current Caprock Strength Rating: 213.799698
- STT, STATE STREET CP Current Caprock Strength Rating: 233.163345
- PCN, PIMCO CORP INC FD Current Caprock Strength Rating: 76.610695
- VCP, VOTORANTIM CELULO Current Caprock Strength Rating: 201.740189
- MANT, MANTECH INTL CP A Current Caprock Strength Rating: 174.232559
- FMX, FOMENTO ECONOMICO Current Caprock Strength Rating: 106.265846
Penn Virginia Corporation (Penn Virginia) is engaged in the exploration, development and production of natural gas and crude oil primarily in various onshore United States regions, including East Texas, the Mid-Continent, Appalachia, Mississippi and the Gulf Coast. The Company also indirectly owns partner interests in Penn Virginia Resource Partners, L.P. (PVR), which is engaged in the coal and natural resource management and natural gas midstream businesses and Penn Virginia GP Holdings, L.P., (PVG), which owns PVR?s general partner. The Company operates in three primary business segments: oil and gas, coal and natural resource management, and natural gas midstream. The Company operates its oil and gas segment and PVR operates its coal and natural resource management and natural gas midstream segments. On October 25, 2007, Penn Virginia completed an acquisition in east Texas targeting the Cotton Valley.
United Fire & Casualty Company (United Fire) is engaged in the business of writing property and casualty insurance, and life insurance. The Company operates in two segments: property and casualty insurance, and life insurance. The property and casualty insurance segment markets forms of commercial and personal property, and casualty insurance products, including surety bonds and reinsurance. The Company is licensed as a property and casualty insurer in 42 states, primarily in the Midwest, West and South and is represented by 865 independent agencies. The Company?s life insurance subsidiary is licensed in 28 states, primarily in the Midwest and West and is represented by 927 independent agencies. United Fire focuses on its commercial lines, which represented 92.6% of its property and casualty premiums written for the year ended December 31, 2007. United Fire?s principal life insurance products are single premium annuities, universal life products and traditional life products.
Portugal Telecom, SGPS, SA is a holding company that, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in providing a range of telecommunications and multimedia services in Portugal and other countries, including Brazil. The Company provides wireline services, which include fixed-line telephone services for residential and non-residential customers, leased lines, unbundled local loop access and wholesale line rental, interconnection, Internet access, data and business solutions, portal and e-commerce services through its subsidiaries, in particular PT Comunicacoes, S.A.. It offers mobile telecommunications services, such as voice, data and Internet-related services in Portugal through its subsidiary, TMN-Telecomunicacoes Movies Nacionais, S.A. (TMN) and in Brazil through its 50%-owned joint venture, Vivo Participacoes S.A. (Vivo). It operates through three business segments: Wireline (including Retail, Wholesale and Data and Corporate), Domestic Mobile (TMN) and Brazilian Mobile (Vivo).
Chattem, Inc. (Chattem) is a marketer and manufacturer of a portfolio of branded over-the-counter (OTC) healthcare products, toiletries and dietary supplements, in such categories as medicated skin care products, topical pain care, oral care, internal OTC, medicated dandruff shampoos, dietary supplements and other OTC and toiletry products. The Company?s portfolio of products includes brands, such as Icy Hot, Aspercreme and Capzasin (topical pain care); Gold Bond Balmex and Cortizone-10 – medicated skin care; ACT and Herpecin-L – oral care; Selsun Blue and Selsun Blue Naturals – medicated dandruff shampoos, and Bullfrog, UltraSwim and Sun-In – other OTC and toiletry products.
Emerson Electric Co. (Emerson) is a global technology company. The Company is engaged in designing, designing and supplying product technology and delivering engineering services in a range of industrial, commercial and consumer markets globally. The Company operates in four business segments: Process Management, providing measurement, control and diagnostic capabilities for automated industrial processes producing items, such as foods, fuels, medicines and power; Industrial Automation, bringing integrated manufacturing solutions to industries globally; Network Power, providing power and environmental conditioning to telecommunication systems, data networks and critical business applications; Climate Technologies, enhancing household and commercial comfort, as well as food safety and energy efficiency through air-conditioning and refrigeration technology, and Appliance and Tools, providing designed motors for a range of applications, appliances and integrated appliance solutions.
Western Asset/Claymore Inflation-Linked Securities & Income Fund (the Fund), formerly Western Asset/Claymore U.S. Treasury Inflation Protected Securities Fund, is a diversified closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s primary investment objective is to provide current income. Its secondary investment objective is capital appreciation.
Republic Airways Holdings Inc. operates Chautauqua Airlines, Inc., (Chautauqua Airlines), Republic Airline Inc. (Republic Airline) and Shuttle America Corporation (Shuttle America). As of December 31, 2007, the Company offered scheduled passenger service on approximately 1,250 flights daily to 119 cities in 39 states, Canada, Mexico, Jamaica and the Bahamas pursuant to code-share agreements with AMR Corp., the parent of American Airlines, Inc., Continental Airlines, Inc., Delta Air Lines, Inc., Frontier Airlines, Inc., US Airways, Inc. and United Air Lines, Inc. The Company provides its partners with regional jet service, operating as AmericanConnection, Continental Express, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines, US Airways Express or United Express, including service out of their hubs and focus cities in Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Houston, Indianapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Washington, D.C.
Noble Energy, Inc. (Noble Energy) is an independent energy company that has been engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, production and marketing of crude oil and natural gas. Exploration activities include geophysical and geological evaluation and exploratory drilling on properties, for which the Company has exploration rights. Noble Energy operates throughout major basins in the United States, including Colorado?s Wattenberg field and Piceance basin, the Mid-continent area of western Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle, the San Juan basin in New Mexico, the Gulf Coast and the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The Company also conducts business internationally in China, Ecuador, the Mediterranean Sea, the North Sea, West Africa (Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon) and in other areas.
CNOOC Limited is a producer of offshore crude oil and natural gas and an independent oil and gas exploration and production company. It mainly engages in oil and natural gas exploration, development, production and sales. The Company has four major oil production areas offshore China: Bohai Bay, western South China Sea, eastern South China Sea and East China Sea. It is an offshore oil producer in Indonesia. The Company also has certain upstream assets in regions, such as Africa and Australia. As of December 31, 2007, the Company owned net proved reserves of approximately 2.6 billion barrels-of-oil (BOE) equivalent and its average daily net production was 469,407 barrels-of-oil equivalent.
AllianceBernstein Income Fund Inc. (the Fund), formerly known as ACM Income Fund Inc., is a diversified closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s investment objective is to provide high current income consistent with the preservation of capital. The Fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in income producing securities. It normally invests at least 65% of its assets in securities issued or guaranteed by the United States Government, its agencies or instrumentalities, and repurchase agreements pertaining to the United States Government securities. It may also invest up to 35% of its assets in other fixed-income securities, including those issued by non-governmental issuers in the United States and those issued by foreign governments. The Fund may invest up to 35% of its net assets in below-investment-grade securities. In addition, the Fund may utilize other investment instruments, including options and futures, and may employ leverage.
KT Corporation is an integrated telecommunications services provider in Korea. Its services include telephone services, including local, domestic long-distance and international long-distance fixed-line telephone services and interconnection services to other telecommunications companies; broadband Internet access service and other Internet-related services; personal communications system (PCS) mobile telecommunications service through its subsidiary, KT Freetel Co., Ltd. (KTF), and various other services, including leased line service and other data communication service. It operates in two segments: wireline communications segment and mobile services segment. Wireline communications include services provided to fixed-line customers, including Internet access services, data communication services, leased line services and telephone services. Mobile services include both personal communications system (PCS) service and IMT-2000 service.
NIKE, Inc. (NIKE) is engaged in the design, development and worldwide marketing of footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessory products. NIKE sells athletic footwear and athletic apparel. It sells its products to retail accounts, through NIKE-owned retail, including stores and Internet sales, and through a mix of independent distributors and licensees, in over 180 countries around the world. Its products include running, training, basketball, soccer, sport-inspired urban shoes, and children?s shoes. It also markets shoes designed for aquatic activities, baseball, bicycling, cheerleading, football, golf, lacrosse, outdoor activities, skateboarding, tennis, volleyball, walking, wrestling, and other athletic and recreational uses. On March 3, 2008, the Company acquired Umbro Ltd. (Umbro). On April 17, 2008, it completed the sale of its Bauer Hockey subsidiary.
EMS Technologies, Inc. is engaged in the design, manufacture, and marketing of wireless communications solutions addressing the enterprise mobility, communications-on-the-move and in-flight connectivity markets for both commercial and government users. The Company focuses on the needs of the mobile information user and the increasing demand for wireless broadband communications. The Company operates through three business units: Defense & Space Systems (D&SS), LXE and SATCOM. Its business provides product solutions and support services for use in supply chain management networks, satellite-based voice and data communications and defense and space applications for communications, surveillance, precision strike weapons, and electronic countermeasures. In July 2007, it acquired DSpace Pty. Ltd. In February 2008, the Company announced the acquisition of Akerstroms Trux AB, of Stockholm, Sweden, from BrainHeart Capital.
Forest Oil Corporation (Forest) is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of natural gas and liquids primarily in North America. The Company conducts its operations in three geographical segments and five business units. Geographical segments include the United States, Canada and International. Business units include the Western United States (Western), Southern United States (Southern), Eastern, Canada and International. Forest conducts exploration and development activities in each of its geographical segments. In June 2007, the Company completed the acquisition of The Houston Exploration Company. On August 27, 2007, Forest sold all of its assets located in Alaska (the Alaska Assets) to Pacific Energy Resources Ltd. (PERL).
Quicksilver Resources Inc. (Quicksilver) is an independent oil and gas company. The Company is primarily engaged in the development, exploitation, exploration, acquisition and production and sale of natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and crude oil. It is also involved in the marketing, processing and transmission of natural gas. Quicksilver owns natural gas and oil properties in the United States, principally in Texas, Wyoming and Montana, and in Canada, principally in Alberta. As of December 31, 2007, the Company had total proved reserves of approximately 1.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas equivalents (Tcfe). It owns approximately 73% of Quicksilver Gas Services LP, a midstream master limited partnership. The Company also owns approximately 32% of the limited partner units of BreitBurn Energy Partners L.P. The Company previously held properties in Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky (Northeast Operations), which were divested to BreitBurn on November 1, 2007.
State Street Corporation is a financial holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, including its banking subsidiary, State Street Bank and Trust Company, State Street Corporation, provides a range of products and services for institutional investors globally. The Company operates in three lines of business: Investment Management, Investment Research and Trading, and Investment Servicing. The business provide services to support institutional investors, including custody, daily pricing and administration, brokerage and other trading services, deposit and short-term investment facilities, loan and lease financing, investment manager and hedge fund manager operations outsourcing, performance, risk and compliance analytics, investment research and investment management, including passive and active United States and non-United States equity and fixed income strategies.
PIMCO Corporate Income Fund (the Fund) is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund?s primary investment objective is to seek high current income with capital preservation and capital appreciation as secondary objectives by investing at least 80% of its total assets in a diversified portfolio of United States dollar-denominated corporate debt obligations of varying maturities and other income-producing securities. The Fund may purchase and write (sell) put and call options. The Fund invests in residual interest municipal bonds (RIBs) and residual interest tax-exempt bonds (RITEs) (inverse floaters), whose interest rates bear an inverse relationship to the interest rate on another security or the value of an index. The Fund?s investment manager is Allianz Global Investors Fund Management LLC, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Allianz Global Investors of America L.P. The Fund?s sub-advisor is Pacific Investment Management Company LLC.
Votorantim Celulose e Papel S.A. (VCP) produces a variety of pulp and paper products in Brazil, including wood-free printing and writing papers and specialty papers. The Company operates in two business segments: pulp and paper. The Company produces bleached eucalyptus kraft pulp (BEKP), which is a high-quality variety of hardwood pulp. During the year ended December 31, 2007, VCP sold approximately 80% of its pulp production to third parties, and used the remainder internally to manufacture a range of printing and writing paper products, including coated and uncoated printing and writing papers, thermal papers, carbonless papers and other specialty papers. VCP produces paper for the domestic and international markets.
ManTech International Corporation (ManTech) is a provider of technologies and solutions for mission-critical national security programs for the Intelligence Community, Departments of Defense, State, Homeland Security and Justice, and other United States federal government agencies. Its expertise includes engineering, systems integration, software services, enterprise architecture, intelligence operations and analysis support, network and critical infrastructure protection, information operations and computer forensics, information technology, communications integration and engineering support and global logistics and supply chain management. ManTech organizes its offerings into four basic categories: Information Technology Solutions, Intelligence Analysis & Mission Operations, Systems Engineering & Integration Solutions, and Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management. In December 2008, ManTech announced that it has closed the acquisition of EWA Services, Inc.
Fomento Economico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V. (FEMSA) is a holding company engaged in the beverage business. Its operating subsidiaries include Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A. de C.V. (Coca-Cola FEMSA), FEMSA Cerveza, S.A. de C.V. (FEMSA Cerveza) and FEMSA Comercio, S.A. de C.V. (FEMSA Comercio). Coca-Cola FEMSA is engaged in the production, distribution and marketing of certain Coca-Cola trademark beverages in Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil and Argentina. FEMSA Cerveza produces, distributes and markets beer through its three operating subsidiaries. FEMSA Comercio is engaged in the operation of a chain of Oxxo convenience stores. As of December 31, 2007, FEMSA Comercio operated 5,563 Oxxo stores located in 31 states of the country, particularly in the northern part of Mexico.
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