I Know First Review: August 31st 2015

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The stocks selected here are the top performing stocks from I Know First: Biotech Stocks Package forecast for the last 7 days found under the article titled Stock Predictions Using An Advanced AI Based Algorithm: Up To 113.25% Return in 7 Days.

This forecast is part of the Industry package, as one of I Know First’s quantitative investment solutions. The “I Know First Average” return for the long position was 22.36% over the 7 days period, a significant difference when comparing the S&P 500’s return of 0.91% over the same time period.

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Signal: 18.73

Predictability: 0.11

Return: -2.73%

China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd. (STV), through its subsidiaries, provides conditional access (CA) systems to the digital television market in the People’s Republic of China. It offers CA systems, including smart cards, head-end software for television network operators, and terminal-end software for set-top box manufacturers, which enable digital television network operators to control the distribution of content and value-added services to their subscribers and block unauthorized access to their networks.



Signal: 22.87

Predictability: 0.18

Return: 47.95%

Mechel OAO (MTL) is one of Russia’s leading mining and metals companies, comprising producers of coal, iron ore in concentrate, steel, rolled steel products. Headquartered in Moscow, sells its products in Russia and overseas, and is formally known as Open Joint Stock Company Mechel.

Recently, Mechel increased 8.00% closed at $1.08 and traded with total volume of 1.98 million shares, while the average trading remained 411,737.00 shares. During last trade its minimum price was $0.94 and it gained the highest price of $1.08. Its market capitalization was $495.36 billion.



Signal: 12.11

Predictability: -0.05

Return: 8.33%

AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS) is an American steel company whose predecessor, Armco, was founded in 1899 in Middletown, Ohio, United States. In 2007, the company moved its corporate headquarters from Middletown to West Chester, Ohio.

Last Thursday’s 10% rise in crude made energy stocks the start performer. That is the main reason behind the increase in the company’s share prices.


Signal: 11.81

Predictability: 0.04

Return: 113.25%

Arch Coal Inc. (ACI) is an American coal mining and processing company. The company mines, processes, and markets bituminous and sub-bituminous coal with low sulfur content in the United States.

The company is offering debt exchange to investors to increase its financial flexibility to avoid bankruptcy. After experiencing heightened volatility in the previous week, Arch Coal gained a whopping 205% to $3.85 as the deadlock on the debt exchange offer seems to have resolved.


Signal: 8.70

Predictability: -0.26

Return: -1.60%

Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. (GOL) provides regular and non-regular air transportation services for passengers, cargoes, and mailbags in Brazil and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Flight Transportation and Smiles Loyalty Program.


Signal: 8.56

Predictability: -0.44

Return: 0.00%

Digital Power Corporation (DPW), together with its subsidiary, Digital Power Limited, designs, develops, manufactures, and sells switching power supplies and converters. The company provides switching power rectifiers, including custom power products, front-end, open-frame, enclosed, Compact PCI, MicroTCA, power over Ethernet products, and other product solutions, which provide power output from 50 to 24,000 watts.

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Signal: 6.59

Predictability: 0.23

Return: 3.81%

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FMCC), known as Freddie Mac, operates in the secondary mortgage market in the United States. The company provides credit guarantee for mortgages originated by mortgage lenders in the primary mortgage market, as well as invests in mortgage loans and mortgage-related securities. It operates in three segments: Single-Family Guarantee, Investments, and Multifamily.

Last Thursday Freddie Mac released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates falling to their lowest levels since May of this year, and the fifth consecutive week with a rate below 4 percent, amid substantial and ongoing global volatility out of China. Freddie Mac was established by Congress in 1970 to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the nation’s residential mortgage markets. Freddie Mac supports communities across the nation by providing mortgage capital to lenders. Today Freddie Mac is making home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing.


Signal: 6.40

Predictability: -0.11

Return: 4.38%

Ceragon Networks Ltd. (CRNT) provides wireless backhaul solutions that enable cellular operators and other wireless service providers to deliver voice and data services worldwide. Its wireless backhaul solutions use microwave technology to transfer telecommunication traffic between base stations, small sells, and the core of the service provider’s network.

According to Zach, the company could be an interesting play for investors. That is because, not only does the stock have decent short-term momentum, but it is also seeing solid activity on the earnings estimate revision front as well. These positive earnings estimate revisions suggest that analysts are becoming more optimistic on CRNT’s earnings for the coming quarter and year. In the past 30 days, only 1 estimate has gone higher for Ceragon Networks with no downward revisions in the same time period. The trend has been pretty favorable too, with estimates increasing from 1 cent a share 30 days ago, to 2 cents today, making a significant move.


Signal: 4.96

Predictability: 0.08

Return: 26.40%

ITT Educational Services, Inc. (ESI) provides postsecondary degree programs in the United States. It offers master, bachelor, and associate degree programs to approximately 53,000 students; and short-term information technology and business learning solutions for career advancers and other professionals.

The company has seen its stock skyrocket by  almost 27% last Tuesday when it has been successful in putting an end to the unlawful suspension imposed by the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE) on its approval of ITT Tech for enrolment by veteran students. Four days earlier, on August 21, State Court Judge William D. Claster issued a tentative final ruling in ITT Tech’s favor that the suspension by CSAAVE was unlawful. At the same time, CSAAVE abandoned its attempt to suspend ITT Tech a few hours later, which will allow the for-profit technical institute to continue serving the educational needs of veterans.



Signal: 3.99

Predictability: 0.2

Return: 23.85%

Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (ACTS) is a fabless semiconductor company founded in 2000 and based in Guangdong, China. The company has an about 600 employees and designs SoCs for tablets, digital audio players, photo viewers and related products.

Last Monday the company announced that it is commencing a self “Dutch auction” tender offer today to purchase for cash up to 48,000,000 of its issued and outstanding ordinary shares, which represents approximately 13.7% of Actions Semiconductor’s currently outstanding ordinary shares, $0.000001 par value per share, at a purchase price not greater than $21/60 per Share (or $2.10 per ADS) nor less than $18/60 per Share (or $1.80 per ADS). Following that news, stock prices went up by roughly 20%.