I Know First Review: August 19th 2015

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The stocks selected here are the top performing stocks from I Know First: Tech Stocks Yearly Package forecast for 2015 found under the article titled “Best Long Term Stocks Using Data Mining: Up To 89.15% Return in 1 Year”.

This forecast is part of the “Tech Stocks” package, as one of I Know First’s quantitative investment solutions. The “I Know First Average” return for the long position was 29.93% over one year  versus the S&P 500’s return of 7.26% over the same time period.

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Signal: 265.51

Predictability: 0.09

Return:  14.41%

Google Inc. (GOOG) is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, and software. The company had a signal strength of 265.51 and a predictability indicator of 0.09. In accordance with the algorithm’s prediction, the stock price increased by 14.41%.

Several analysts have upgraded Google to Buy after the Web giant announced it’s creating a holding company structure under the Alphabet label, and is making Sundar Pichai the CEO of its core operations. Last month shares rose by more than 10% after the company released its Q2 earnings and earnings per share beated expectations. Google’s new Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat is apparently doing good things for the firm’s financials.

Signal: 181.35

Predictability: 0.57

Return:  -20.78%

SINA Corporation (SINA) is part of the Nasdaq and is a Chinese online media company serving both in China and the global Chinese communities. The company owns Weibo, a social media website which is a twitter equivalent, boasts an impressive 198 million users.

Signal: 53.92

Predictability: 0.47

Return:  80.68%

Axcelis Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:ACLS) is an American company engaging in the design, manufacture, and servicing of capital equipment for the semiconductor manufacturing industry worldwide.  The Massachusetts based company had a signal strength of 65.64 and a predictability indicator of 0.51. Moreover, stock prices increased by 81.82% in accordance with the algorithm’s prediction.

The company has recently penetrated a new customer with the Purion high current implanter. As a result this will cause a huge increase in demand. Stock prices surged following that news. In addition, Axcelis reported a 40% increase in its earnings per share as of last year. The future looks quite promising for the firm.


Signal: 27.44

Predictability: 0.46

Return:  89.15%

Netflix is an American provider of on-demand Internet streaming media available to viewers in about 50 countries. The popular website provides hundreds of movies and television shows which are available to stream whenever the consumer wants to do so. The company had a signal strength of 27.44 and a predictability indicator of 0.46. In accordance with the algorithm’s prediction, the stock price increased by 89.15%.

The company is looking to expand dramatically and recently announced it has the ambition to make to make their service available in 200 countries by 2017. This is a massive increase compared to the current 50 countries where Netflix is available. The company has always stated that its primary aim is to increase their amount of subscribers, which they did. Not less than 3.3 million subscribers were added during the second quarter.

Signal: 17.70

Predictability: 0.36

Return:  35.33%

Salesforce.com (CRM), is a cloud computing company headquartered in San Francisco, California. . The majority of its revenue comes from customer relationship management (CRM).  As of 2015, it is one of the most highly valued American cloud computing companies with a market capitalization of $50 billion. The company had a signal strength of 17.70 and a predictability indicator of 0.36. In accordance with the algorithm’s prediction, the stock price increased by 35.33%.

The company is releasing tomorrow its Q2 earinings. While it has surprisingly beated Wall Street earnings estimates in each of the last eight quarters, there is no guarantee that this will happen again. Analaysts are mainly concerned about the company’s prospects, specifically its rising costs, which are believed to be invested in new data centers. Besides that, Salesforce.com has been thought to be in takeover talks, however, nothing has yet been confirmed.

Signal: 15.38

Predictability: 0.3

Return:  -5.80%

ARM Holdings plc (ARMH) is a British multinational semiconductor and software design company with its head office in Cambridge, England. The company designs the chips found in 95% of all smartphones, and its revenue rose by Revenue rose 22% year-over-year to GBP 228.5 million.

Signal: 13.46

Predictability: –0.12

Return:  21.49%

Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) the world renowned company which specializes in consumer electronics and computer software, has been constantly diversity its brand name in order to achieve dominance in other sectors of the electronic market. The company had a signal strength of 225.73 and a predictability indicator of 0.12. In accordance with the algorithm’s prediction, the stock price increased by 21.49%.

Recently the company has announced it will soon release an updated version of the Apple TV, the powerful television which incorporates an iOS software. Apple is actually trying to find a way to offer a streaming service for around $40 a month. Apple has been working to redefine the television industry for more than a decade, as it was rumored to be the last project undertaken by Steve Jobs.



Signal: 13.10

Predictability: -0.15

Return:  16.66%

F5 Networks, Inc. is a multinational American company which specializes in Application Delivery Networking (ADN) technology that optimizes the delivery of network-based applications and the security, performance, availability of servers, data storage devices, and other network resources. The company had a signal strength of 13.10 and a predictability indicator of -0.15. In accordance with the algorithm’s prediction, the stock price increased by 16.66%.

Recently F5 Networks’ CEO and president had stated “F5 has grown far beyond its hardware roots into a company delivering hybrid application services on-premises, in the cloud, and as a service”. He said that right after the announcement of the arrival of John DiLullo as their new head of world wide sales. DiLullo will be responsible for overseeing the company’s sales and channel strategy and will be without any doubt a massive boost to the company. This news caused an increase is F5’s stock prices.


Signal: 12.60

Predictability: 0.09

Return:  8.33%

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services.

On 13th of July share prices increased by 1.86% to $45.45 after the company said today that it will launch its new upgraded operating system Windows 10 on July 29. With Windows 10, users will apparently be able to smoothly switch between personal computers, tablets, smartphones and other gadgets. On the actual release of Windows 10, MSFT stock prices surged 2.25%. The new version of Windows is a free upgrade to those with PCs running Windows 7 or Windows 8.

Signal: 11.33

Predictability: 0.27

Return:  60.36%

Amazon.com, Inc. is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington. It is the largest Internet-based retailer in the United States. The company’s is further expanding and is expected to introduce a new drone delivery service in the very near future. The company had a signal strength of 11.33 and a predictability indicator of 0.27. In accordance with the algorithm’s prediction, the stock price increased by 60.36%.

Amazon has recently launched its new LaunchPas service. It’s meant to provide an apportunity for startups to reach an international audience by selling their products on Amazon’s site. This will probably be crucial  in increasing consumer satisfaction. The investment banking firm, Stifel Nicolaus, has spoken highly of Amazon in recent months saying the company has become “a bigger, stronger, faster company”. The company’s latest positive results can also be explained by their continuing better-than expected revenue acceleration.