American Airlines Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates in the airline industry. As of December 31, 2014, the company operated 983 mainline jets, as well as 566 regional aircrafts through regional airline subsidiaries and third-party regional carriers. It serves 339 destinations in 54 countries. The company was formerly known as AMR Corporation and changed its name to American Airlines Group Inc. in December 2013. American Airlines Group Inc. was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.
Aaron's, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of furniture, consumer electronics, computers, appliances, and household accessories in the United States and Canada. The company operates in five segments: Sales and Lease Ownership, Progressive, HomeSmart, Franchise, and Manufacturing. It engages in the lease ownership and retail sale of various products, including flat-screen televisions, computers, tablets, living room, dining room and bedroom furniture, mattresses, washers, dryers and refrigerators. The company offers products of various brands, such as Samsung, Frigidaire, Hewlett-Packard, LG, Maytag, Simmons, Philips, RCA, JVC, Sharp, and Magnavox. As of February 27, 2015, the company had 2,100 company-operated and franchised stores in 48 states and Canada, as well as provided lease-purchase solutions through approximately 15,000 retail locations in 46 states. The company was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., together with its subsidiaries, provides insurance brokerage and risk management services in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Brokerage, Risk Management, and Corporate. The Brokerage segment consists of retail and wholesale brokerage operations. Its retail brokerage operations negotiate and place property/casualty, employer-provided health and welfare insurance, and healthcare exchange retirement solutions for middle-market commercial, industrial, public entity, religious, and not-for-profit entities. This segment's wholesale brokerage operations assist company's brokers, and other unaffiliated brokers and agents in the placement of specialized and hard-to-place insurance programs. It also acts as a brokerage wholesaler, and managing general agent or managing general underwriter distributing specialized insurance coverages for insurance carriers; and performs activities, including marketing, underwriting, issuing policies, collecting premiums, appointing and supervising other agents, paying claims, and negotiating reinsurance. The Risk Management segment offers contract claim settlement and administration services for enterprises that choose to self-insure their property/casualty coverages, and for insurance companies that choose to outsource their property/casualty claims departments. This segment also offers integrated disability management programs, information services, risk control consulting services, and appraisal services. The Corporate segment commercializes multi-pollutant reduction technologies to reduce mercury, sulfur dioxide, and other emissions at coal-fired power plants; and owns technologies that reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The company offers its services through a network of insurance brokers and consultants to various commercial, industrial, institutional, and governmental organizations. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Itasca, Illinois.
A. O. Smith Corporation manufactures and markets water heaters and boilers to the residential and commercial end markets primarily in the United States, Canada, China, Europe, India, and the Middle East. It operates in two segments, North America and Rest of World. The company offers electric, natural gas, gas tankless, and liquid propane model water heaters, as well as solar tank units for applications in residences, restaurants, hotels and motels, laundries, car washes, and small businesses; and residential boilers, as well as commercial boilers primarily for space heating applications in hospitals, schools, hotels, and other large commercial buildings. It also provides expansion tanks, commercial solar water heating systems, swimming pool and spa heaters, and related products and parts. The company sells its products through independent wholesale plumbing distributors, hardware and home center chains, and manufacturer representative firms. It sells water heaters to approximately 7,000 retail outlets, as well as water treatment products to 4,500 retail outlets in China. The company is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
AVX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and supplies various passive electronic components, interconnect devices, and related products for use in electronic devices to store, filter, or regulate electric energy. The company operates through three segments: Passive Components, Kyocera Electronic Devices (KED Resale), and Interconnect. The Passive Components segment offers surface mount and leaded ceramic capacitors, RF thick and thin film components, surface mount and leaded tantalum capacitors, surface mount and leaded film capacitors, ceramic and film power capacitors, super capacitors, bolt in and surface mount EMI filters, thick and thin film packages of multiple passive integrated components, varistors, thermistors, inductors, and resistive products. The KED Resale segment distributes and sells ceramic capacitors, frequency control devices, SAW devices, sensor products, RF modules, actuators, acoustic devices, and connectors produced by Kyocera. The Interconnect segment is involved in manufacturing and reselling electronic connectors and interconnect systems for use in various industries. The company markets its products through its direct sales force and independent manufacturers' representatives to multi-national original equipment manufacturers, independent electronic component distributors, and electronic manufacturing service providers. It serves various industries, such as telecommunications, information technology hardware, automotive electronics, medical devices and instrumentation, industrial instrumentation, transportation, energy harvesting, defense and aerospace electronic systems, and consumer electronics industries worldwide. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. AVX Corporation is a subsidiary of Kyocera Corporation.
AstraZeneca PLC engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of prescription medicines for the treatment of cardiovascular, metabolic, respiratory, inflammation, autoimmune, oncology, infection, and neuroscience diseases worldwide. Its principal products include Crestor for the treatment of dyslipidaemia and hypercholesterolemia; Seloken/Toprol-XL to control hypertension, and heart failure and angina; Onglyza for diabetes mellitus; Iressa for non-small cell lung cancer; Faslodex for breast cancer in post-menopausal women; and Zoladex for prostate cancer, breast cancer, and certain benign gynaecological disorders. The company's principal products also comprise Pulmicort Turbuhaler/Pulmicort Flexhaler for treating asthma; Symbicort for maintenance treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Nexium for treatment of acid-related diseases; Seroquel XR for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and generalised anxiety disorder; and Synagis for the prevention of serious lower respiratory tract disease caused by respiratory syncytial virus in paediatric patients. As of December 31, 2014, it had 133 pipeline projects. The company markets its products through distributors and local representative offices. In addition, it engages in the insurance and reinsurance underwriting business. The company has collaboration agreements with Immunocore Limited, Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd., Advaxis Inc., and Pharmacyclics Inc. and Janssen Research & Development, LLC. The company was formerly known as Zeneca Group PLC and changed its name to AstraZeneca PLC in April 1999. AstraZeneca PLC was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
Barnes Group Inc. operates as an industrial and aerospace manufacturer and service provider serving a range of end markets and customers worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Industrial and Aerospace. The Industrial segment offers precision parts, products, and systems for applications serving various customers in end-markets, such as transportation, industrial equipment, consumer products, packaging, electronics, medical devices, and energy, as well as personal care/health care industries. This segment also manufactures and supplies precision mechanical products, including precision mechanical springs and nitrogen gas products; high-precision punched and fine-blanked components, nitrogen gas springs and manifold systems, and retention rings; and high precision molds, valve gate hot runner systems, and system solutions. The Aerospace segment produces precision-machined and fabricated components and assemblies for original equipment manufacturer turbine engine, airframe, and industrial gas turbine builders, as well as for the military. It also offers maintenance, overhaul, and repair services for jet engine components to turbine engine manufacturers, commercial airlines, and the military. In addition, this segment manufactures aerospace aftermarket spare parts, as well as provides repair services for aircraft engine components. The company sells its products primarily through its direct sales force and global distribution channels. Barnes Group Inc. was founded in 1857 and is headquartered in Bristol, Connecticut.
Biogen Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets therapies for the treatment of neurological, autoimmune, and hematologic disorders in the United States and internationally. It provides AVONEX to treat relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS); TYSABRI to treat relapsing forms of MS and Crohn's disease; PLEGRIDY to treat relapsing MS; TECFIDERA to treat MS; FAMPYRA to improve walking in adult patients with MS; ALPROLIX to treat hemophilia B; ELOCTATE to treat hemophilia A; RITUXAN for treating non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, rheumatoid arthritis, and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), as well as two forms of ANCA-associated vasculitis; GAZYVA for the treatment of patients with previously untreated CLL; and FUMADERM to treat severe plaque psoriasis in adult patients. The company's products that completed Phase III clinical trials comprise ZINBRYTA, a monoclonal antibody in relapsing MS. Its products under Phase III clinical trials consist of TYSABRI for secondary progressive MS and spinal muscular atrophy; ISIS SMN for spinal muscular atrophy; and GAZYVA for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The company's Phase II clinical trial products include Anti-LINGO for optic neuritis and MS; Neublastin for neuropathic pain; TYSABRI for optic neuritis; ANTI-TWAEK for lupus nephritis; BAN2401 and E2609 for Alzheimer's disease; and GAZYVA for lupus nephritis, as well as Phase IIa clinical trial products include STX-100 for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Its Phase I clinical trial products comprise BIIB037 for Alzheimer's disease; ISIS DMPK for myotonic dystrophy; BIIB061 for MS; and Anti-BDCA2 for systemic lupus erythematosus, as well as Phase Ib clinical trial products include BIIB037 for Alzheimer's disease and Anti-C for systemic lupus erythematosus. The company was formerly known as Biogen Inc. and changed its name to Biogen Inc. in March 2015. Biogen Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Carolina Financial Corporation operates as the holding company for CresCom Bank that provides various traditional community banking services to individuals and businesses in South Carolina. The company operates through three reportable segments: Community Banking, Wholesale Mortgage Banking, and other. Its deposit products include checking accounts, commercial accounts, savings accounts, retirement accounts, and other time deposits, such as daily money market accounts and longer-term certificates of deposit. The company's loan portfolio comprises loans to small and medium-sized businesses, residential and commercial construction and development loans, commercial real estate loans, residential mortgage loans, residential lot loans, home equity loans, and consumer loans. It also provides online and bill payment services, wire transfer services, safe deposit box rentals, and debit card and ATM card services, as well as a network of ATMs. In addition, the company offers mortgage banking services comprising correspondent lending and loan servicing; and cash management services. It operates 12 branches, including 4 in Charleston, 3 in Dorchester, 1 in Georgetown, and 4 in Horry counties. Carolina Financial Corporation was incorporated in 1996 and is based in Charleston, South Carolina.
Colony Bankcorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Colony Bank that provides retail and commercial banking services to consumers and small- to medium-size businesses primarily in central, south, and coastal Georgia. It accepts various deposit products, including demand, savings, and time deposits. The company also offers loans to small and medium-sized businesses; residential and commercial construction, and land development loans; commercial real estate loans; commercial loans; agri-business and production loans; residential mortgage loans; home equity loans; and consumer loans. In addition, it provides Internet banking services, electronic bill payment services, safe deposit box rentals, telephone banking, credit and debit card services, and remote depository products, as well as access to a network of ATMs. The company operates 29 domestic banking offices, as well as 1 corporate operations office. Colony Bankcorp, Inc. was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Fitzgerald, Georgia.