The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, Consumer Products, and Interactive. The Media Networks segment operates broadcast and cable television networks, domestic television stations, and radio networks and stations; and is involved in the television production and television distribution operations. Its cable networks include ESPN, Disney Channels, and ABC Family, as well as UTV/Bindass and Hungama. This segment owns eight domestic television stations. The Parks and Resorts segment owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida that includes theme parks; hotels; vacation club properties; a retail, dining, and entertainment complex; a sports complex; conference centers; campgrounds; golf courses; water parks; and other recreational facilities. This segment also operates Disneyland Resort in California; Disney Resort& Spa in Hawaii; Disney Vacation Club, Disney Cruise Line, and Adventures by Disney; and Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, and Shanghai Disney Resort, as well as licenses the operations of Tokyo Disneyland Resort in Japan. The Studio Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures, direct-to-video content, musical recordings, and live stage plays. The Consumer Products segment licenses trade names, characters, and visual and literary properties to retailers, show promoters, and publishers; publishes entertainment and educational books, magazines, comic books; and operates English language learning centers. This segment is involved in the retail, online, and wholesale distribution of products through the Disney Store and DisneyStore.com. The Interactive segment creates and delivers entertainment and lifestyle content across interactive media platforms. The company was founded in 1923 and is based in Burbank, California.
The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It operates The Home Depot stores that sell various building materials, home improvement products, and lawn and garden products, as well as provide installation, home maintenance, and professional service programs to do-it-yourself, do-it-for-me, and professional customers. The company offers installation programs that include flooring, cabinets, countertops, water heaters, and sheds; and professional installation in various categories sold through its in-home sales programs, such as roofing, siding, windows, kitchen and bath refacing, furnaces, and central air systems, as well as act as a contractor to provide installation services to its do-it-for-me customers through third-party installers. It primarily serves professional remodelers, general contractors, repairmen, small business owners, and tradesmen. The company also sells its products through online. As of the September 18, 2015, the company had 2,270 stores located in 50 states in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Canada, and Mexico. The Home Depot, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Tyson Foods, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces, distributes, and markets chicken, beef, pork, prepared foods, and related allied products worldwide. The company breeds and raises chickens; and processes live chickens into fresh, frozen, and value-added chicken products. It also processes live fed cattle, and live market hogs and allied products; fabricates pork and dressed beef carcasses into primal and sub-primal cuts and case-ready products; and sells hides and meats. In addition, the company manufactures and markets frozen and refrigerated food products, such as pepperoni, bacon, 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. It sells its products through sales staff, independent brokers, and trading companies primarily under Tyson, Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, Sara Lee frozen bakery, Ball Park, Wright, Aidells, and State Fair brand names. The company serves grocery retailers and wholesalers; meat distributors; warehouse club stores; military commissaries; industrial food processing companies; chain restaurants or their distributors; international export companies; live markets; and domestic distributors, who serve restaurants, as well as foodservice operations, such as plant and school cafeterias, convenience stores, hospitals, and other vendors. Tyson Foods, Inc. was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas.
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. operates as a pharmacy-led health and wellbeing company. The company operates through three segments: Retail Pharmacy USA, Retail Pharmacy International, and Pharmaceutical Wholesale. The Retail Pharmacy USA segment sells prescription drugs and an assortment of general merchandise, including non-prescription drugs, beauty products, photo finishing, seasonal merchandise, greeting cards, and convenience foods through its retail drugstores and convenient care clinics. It also provides specialty pharmacy services; and manages in-store clinics under the brand Healthcare Clinic. As of August 31, 2015, this segment operated 8,173 retail stores under the Walgreens and Duane Reade brands in the United States; and 7 specialty pharmacy locations, as well as managed approximately 400 Healthcare Clinics. The Retail Pharmacy International segment sells prescription drugs; and health, beauty, toiletry, and other consumer products through its pharmacy-led health and beauty stores, as well as through boots.com and BootsWebMD.com. It is also involved in optical practice and related contract manufacturing operations. This segment operated 4,582 retail stores under the No7, Boots Pharmaceuticals, Botanics, Liz Earle, Soap & Glory, and only at Boots brand names in the United Kingdom, Mexico, Chile, Thailand, Norway, the Republic of Ireland, the Netherlands, and Lithuania; and 637 optical practices in the United Kingdom. The Pharmaceutical Wholesale segment engages in the wholesale and distribution of specialty and generic pharmaceuticals, health and beauty products, and home healthcare supplies and equipment, as well as provides services to pharmacies and other healthcare providers. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. was founded in 1901 and is based in Deerfield, Illinois.
Phillips 66 operates as an energy manufacturing and logistics company. It operates through four segments: Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties (M&S). The Midstream segment transports crude oil and other feedstocks to its refineries and other locations; and delivers refined and specialty products, as well as provides storage services for crude oil and petroleum products. This segment also gathers, processes, transports, and markets natural gas; and transports, fractionates, and markets natural gas liquids in the United States. The Chemicals segment manufactures and markets ethylene and other olefin products; aromatics products, such as benzene, styrene, paraxylene, and cyclohexane, as well as polystyrene and styrene-butadiene copolymers; and various specialty chemical products, including organosulfur chemicals, solvents, catalysts, drilling chemicals, and mining chemicals. The Refining segment buys, sells, and refines crude oil and other feedstocks into petroleum products comprising gasoline, distillates, and aviation fuels at 14 refineries primarily in the United States and Europe. The M&S segment purchases for resale and markets refined petroleum products consisting of gasoline, distillates, and aviation fuels in the United States and Europe. It also manufactures and sells specialty products, such as petroleum coke, waxes, solvents, and polypropylene. In addition, this segment is involved in the generation of electricity. Phillips 66 was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
Moody's Corporation (Moody's), incorporated on June 2, 2000, is a provider of credit ratings; credit, capital markets and economic related research, data and analytical tools; software solutions and related risk management services; quantitative credit risk measures, financial services training and certification services, and outsourced research and analytical services to financial institution customers. The Company operates in two segments: Moody's Investors Service (MIS) and Moody's Analytics (MA). The Company's MIS segment consists of the Company's ratings operations. The Company's MA segment develops a range of products and services that support financial analysis and risk management activities of institutional participants in financial markets.
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The Company's MIS segment publishes credit ratings on a range of debt obligations and the entities that issue such obligations in markets across the world, including various corporate and governmental obligations, structured finance securities and commercial paper programs. The MIS segment consists of approximately five lines of business, which include corporate finance group (CFG); structured finance group (SFG); financial institutions group (FIG); Public, project and infrastructure finance (PPIF), and MIS Other. The MIS Other line of business (LOB) consists of certain non-ratings operations managed by MIS. MIS provides ratings in over 120 countries.
The Company's MA segment consists of approximately three lines of business, which include research, data and analytics business (RD&A), enterprise risk solutions (ERS) and professional service (PS). Within its RD&A, MA distributes research and data developed by MIS as part of its ratings process, including research on debt issuers, industry studies, commentary on topical credit related events and also provides economic research and credit data and analytical tools, such as quantitative credit risk scores. Within its ERS, MA provides software solutions, as well as related risk management services. Within its PS business, MA provides outsourced research and analytical services along with financial training and certification programs.
Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. is a publicly owned investment manager. Through its subsidiaries, the firm primarily engages in the insurance and reinsurance of property and casualty risks business. Berkshire Hathaway was founded in 1889 and is based in Omaha, Nebraska.
Medtronic plc manufactures and sells device-based medical therapies worldwide. The company's Cardiac and Vascular Group segment offers pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators, implantable cardiac resynchronization therapy devices, AF products, diagnostics and monitoring devices, and remote monitoring and patient-centered software; and heart valves, percutaneous coronary intervention stent products, surgical valve replacement and repair products, endovascular stent grafts, and peripheral vascular intervention products. Its Minimally Invasive Therapies Group segment provides gastrointestinal diagnostics, ablation, and interventional lung solutions; stapling, vessel sealing, and other surgical instruments; sutures; electrosurgery products; hernia mechanical devices; mesh implants; products for patient monitoring and recovery, such as ventilators, capnography, and other airway products; sensors; monitors; compression and dialysis products; enteral feeding; wound care; and medical surgical products comprising operating room supply products, electrodes, needles, syringes, and sharps disposals. The company's Restorative Therapies Group segment offers products for various areas of the spine; bone graft substitutes; biologic products; trauma, implantable neurostimulation therapies, and drug delivery systems for the treatment of chronic pain, movement disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, overactive bladder, urinary retention, fecal incontinence, and gastroparesis; products to treat conditions of the ear, nose, and throat; systems that incorporate advanced energy surgical instruments; and image-guided surgery and intra-operative imaging systems. It's Diabetes Group segment provides insulin pumps; continuous glucose monitoring systems; insulin pump consumables; and Web-based therapy management software solutions. It serves hospitals, physicians, clinicians, and patients. Medtronic plc was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.
Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. It operates through PC Client Group, Data Center Group, Internet of Things Group, Mobile and Communications Group, Software and Services, and All Other segments. The company's platforms are used in various computing applications comprising notebooks, desktops, servers, tablets, smartphones, wireless and wired connectivity products, wearables, transportation systems, and retail devices. It offers microprocessors that processes system data and controls other devices in the system; chipsets, which send data between the microprocessor and input, display, and storage devices, such as keyboard, mouse, monitor, hard drive or solid-state drive, and optical disc drives; system-on-chip products that integrate its central processing units with other system components onto a single chip; and wired network connectivity products. The company also provides mobile communications components, such as baseband processors, radio frequency transceivers, Wi-Fi products, Bluetooth technology, global navigation satellite systems, and power management chips, as well as home gateway and set-top box components. In addition, it offers software products for endpoint security, network and content security, risk and compliance, and consumer and mobile security; NAND flash memory products, which are used in solid-state drives; and custom foundry services, including custom silicon, packaging, and manufacturing test services. The company sells its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, and industrial and communications equipment manufacturers in the computing and communications industries. Intel Corporation has a strategic collaboration with BlueData Software, Inc. Intel Corporation was founded in 1968 and is based in Santa Clara, California.
Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol (IP) based networking products and services related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. It provides switching products, including fixed-configuration and modular switches, and storage products that provide connectivity to end users, workstations, IP phones, wireless access points, and servers; and next-generation network routing products that interconnect public and private wireline and mobile networks for mobile, data, voice, and video applications. The company also offers service provider video infrastructure, including set-top boxes, cable/telecommunications access products, and cable modems; and video software and solutions. In addition, it provides collaboration products comprising unified communications products, conferencing products, telepresence systems, and enterprise mobile messaging products; data center products, such as blade, rack, and modular servers, fabric interconnects, software, and server access virtualization solutions; security products, including network and data center security, advanced threat protection, Web and email security, access and policy, unified threat management, and advisory, integration, and managed services; and other products, such as emerging technologies and other networking products. Further, the company offers wireless products consisting of wireless access points; network managed services; and standalone, switch-converged, and cloud managed solutions. Additionally, it provides technical support services and advanced services. The company serves businesses of various sizes, public institutions, governments, and communications service providers. Cisco Systems, Inc. sells its products directly, as well as through channel partners, such as systems integrators, service providers, other resellers, and distributors. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
Amazon.com, Inc., incorporated on May 28, 1996, offers a range of products and services through its Websites. The Company's products include merchandise and content that it purchases for resale from vendors and those offered by third-party sellers. The Company has three segments: North America, International and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Company's North America segment focuses on retail sales of consumer products from sellers and subscriptions, through its North America-focused Websites, such as www.amazon.com, www.amazon.ca and www.amazon.com.mx. Its North America segment also includes export sales from its North America-focused Websites.
The Company's International segment focuses on retail sales of consumer products, including from sellers and subscriptions, through its internationally focused Websites. Its International segment includes export sales from its internationally focused Websites, including export sales from these sites to customers in the United States, Mexico and Canada. The Company's AWS segment focuses on the sales of compute, storage, database and other AWS service offerings for start-ups, enterprises, government agencies and academic institutions.
The Company allows customers to access its Websites directly and through its mobile Websites and applications. The Company offers Amazon Prime, which is an annual membership program that includes shipping on a range of items, access to streaming of a range of movies and television (TV) episodes, and other benefits. It manufactures and sells electronic devices, including Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, Fire televisions and Echo. The Company offers programs that enable sellers to sell their products and fulfill orders through its Websites and the seller's Websites. It serves developers and enterprises of various sizes through AWS, which offers a set of analytics, applications and deployment services. It serves authors and independent publishers with Kindle Direct Publishing, which is an online platform that allows independent authors and publishers to choose a royalty option and make their books available in the Kindle Store, along with its publishing arm, Amazon Publishing. It also offers programs that allow authors, musicians, filmmakers, application developers and others to publish and sell content.
The investment seeks daily investment results that correspond to the inverse (-1x) of the daily performance of the S&P 500®. The fund invests in derivatives that ProShare Advisors believes, in combination, should have similar daily return characteristics as the inverse (-1x) of the daily return of the index. The index is a measure of large-cap U.S. stock market performance. It is a float-adjusted, market capitalization-weighted index of 500 U.S. operating companies and real estate investment trusts selected through a process that factors in criteria such as liquidity, price, market capitalization and financial viability. The fund is non-diversified.
The investment seeks to provide high total investment return. The fund invests in a portfolio of equity, debt and money market securities. It may invest up to 35% of its total assets in "junk bonds," corporate loans and distressed securities. The fund may buy debt securities of varying maturities, debt securities paying a fixed or fluctuating rate of interest, and debt securities. It may also invest in Real Estate Investment Trusts ("REITs"). The fund has no geographic limits on where it may invest. It may invest in the securities of companies of any market capitalization.