I Know First Review: December 10th

I Know First Review: Stock Picks Based On Algorithms

The stocks selected here are the top performing aggressive stocks from I Know First: Daily Market Forecast’s December 9th, 2014 stock forecast titled Trend Following Strategy: Up To 19.98% (Long) & 37.29% (Short) Return In 3 Months. 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 was 15.31% versus a S&P500’s return of 2.91% over the same time period.

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Signal (3 Months): 140.24

Predictability  (3 Months): 0.02

Return: 2.75%

BlackBerry Limited provides wireless communications solutions worldwide. The company was formerly known as Research In Motion Limited and changed its name to BlackBerry Limited in July 2013. BlackBerry was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Waterloo, Canada. The company had a signal strength of 140.24 and a predictability indicator of 0.02. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 2.75% in a three-month time horizon. BlackBerry recent success is mainly due to its BlackBerry Enterprise Server 12 (BES12), which launched last month. Since then, it can manage cross-platform devices (eg Android, iPhones) meaning that companies don’t have to choose between bring-your-own-device policies or using BlackBerry’s best in class enterprise services. There have been more than 5 million BES access licenses registered under the EZ Pass program since last March, and 30% of those were companies moving away from competitors’ platforms. BlackBerry’s corporate market share is growing again, which is reflected in its stock price.

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Signal (3 Month): 46.40

Predictability (3 Months): 0.53


Rackspace Hosting, Inc. is the managed cloud company. The Company offers a diverse portfolio of cloud computing services, including public, dedicated and private cloud, and hybrid hosting. The company had a signal strength of 46.40 and a predictability indicator of 0.53. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 19.98% in a three-month time horizon. Few weeks ago, Rackspace released its earning report. In its third-quarter financial report, Rackspace fared better than investors had feared, producing revenue growth of 18% to $459.8 million. More importantly, earnings per share soared 64% from year-ago levels, encouraging investors to believe that Rackspace  has the ability to produce substantial profits.


MSFTSignal (3 Months): 22.61

Predictability (3 Months): -0.09

Return: 3.14%

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, markets, and supports software, services, and devices worldwide. The company markets and distributes its products through original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and resellers, as well as online. Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 and is based in Redmond, Washington. The company had a signal strength of 22.61 and a predictability indicator of -0.09. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 3.14% in a three-month time horizon. Microsoft is a top dividend stock not because its yield is abnormally high, but because the business is extremely strong, and the dividend has a long runway for growth. Microsoft is the leader in the enterprise software market, and the stock deserves good attention from investors.


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Signal (3 Months): 13.42

Predictability (3 Months):: -0.05

Return: 6.77%

F5 Networks, Inc., is the developer and provider of application delivery services. The Company’s core technology is a full-proxy, programmable, software platform called TMOS (Traffic Management Operating System). The company had a signal strength of 13.42 and a predictability indicator of -0.05. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 6.77% in a three-month time horizon. According to Zacks, F5 Networks has been gaining momentum from its strong fundamentals and better-than-expected fourth-quarter fiscal 2014 results released on Oct 29. The recent price increase can be attributed to F5 Networks’ upcoming product launches and growing demand for its security solutions. The company’s product refreshes are expected to boost revenues, going forward.

Signal (3 Months): 7.71

Predictability (3 Months): -0.04

Return 16.53%

Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players worldwide. It serves consumers, and small and mid-sized businesses, as well as education, enterprise, and government customers. The company was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in in Cupertino, California. Apple had a signal strength of 7.71 and a predictability indicator of -0.04. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 16.53% in a one-year time horizon. This strong performance is a combination of strong business performance (thanks to the iPhone and Mac product lines) as well as a very aggressive capital return strategy involving both large share repurchases and a generous dividend.



Signal (3 Months): -12.64

Predictability (3 Months): 0.3

Return: -37.22%

First Solar, Inc. manufactures and sells photovoltaic (PV) solar modules with an advanced thin-film semiconductor technology, and it designs, constructs, and sells PV solar power systems. The Company is a thin-film PV solar module manufacturer and a PV solar module manufacturer.  The company had a signal strength of -12.64 and a predictability indicator of 0.3. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned -37.22% in a three-month time horizon. Shares of First Solar Inc. lost a quarter of their value after the departure of Chief Executive Rob Gillette touched off speculation about the health of the solar-panel maker. Also, the decrease comes on top of a tough year for First Solar as it faces a price war on solar panels and uncertainty around demand from Europe, a key market.





Signal (3 Months): -15.89

Predictability (3 Months): 0.32

Return: 20.81%

Yahoo! Inc. operates as a technology company worldwide. Yahoo was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with additional offices in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.



Signal (3 Months): -22.43

Predictability (3 Months): 0.29

Return: -27.14%

Sify Technologies Limited (Sify) is an integrated Internet, network and electronic commerce services companies in India. The Company’s services enable its business and consumers to communicate, transmit and share information, access online content and conduct business remotely using its private data network or the Internet. The company had a signal strength of -22.43 and a predictability indicator of 0.29. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned -27.14% in a three-month time horizon.

Sify Technologies Limited (SIFY) est un réseau et services de commerce électronique, avec Internet intégré, des entreprises en Inde. Les services de la société permettent à ses entreprises et à ses consommateurs à communiquer, transmettre et partager des informations, accéder à des contenus en ligne et faire des affaires à distance en utilisant son réseau de données privées ou en utilisant Internet. Sify Technologies Limited avait un signal de -22.43et une prédictibilité de 0.29. Conformément à la prédiction de l’algorithme, l’action SIFY obtient un rendement de -27.14%. La société a vu son stock montée vers les $ 350 pendant le boom NASDAQ avant de chuter à des niveaux à un seul chiffre. Le stock a littéralement disparu durant les 10 dernières années, malgré certains pics occasionnels. Sify a tenu beaucoup de promesses en tant que fournisseur de services de gestion de données de réseau pour les clients appartenant à une corporation ainsi qu’aux individuels.



Signal (3 Months): -23.30

Predictability (3 Months):0.3

Return: -37.29%

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) is a global semiconductor company with facilities around the world. The Company offers x86 microprocessors, as standalone devices or as incorporated as an accelerated processing unit (APU), for the commercial and consumer markets, embedded microprocessors for commercial, commercial client and consumer markets and chipsets for desktop and mobile devices. The company had a signal strength of -23.30 and a predictability indicator of 0.3. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned -37.29% in a three-month time horizon. The slowdown in the PC market is one of the obvious factors responsible for the steep decline in orders. Also, declining cash reserves, mounting debt and negative cash flows from operations (for the past two quarters) have dampened investor confidence in the company, bringing the stock price down.


TSLASignal (3 Months): -35.20

Predictability (3 Months): 0.35

Return: -23.12%


Tesla Motors, Inc. (Tesla) designs, develops, manufactures and sells electric vehicles and advanced electric vehicle powertrain components. Tesla owns its sales and service network. The company had a signal strength of -35.20 and a predictability indicator of 0.35. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned -23.12% in a three-month time horizon. The decline comes amid an ongoing Tesla recall in Norway, analyst concerns that the company has overestimated its own sales and Wall Street predictions that low gasoline prices may cut demand for an electric luxury car. Tesla is currently undergoing up and down and most analysts are sure that it is not the end.


Business Disclosure: I Know First Research is the analytic branch of I Know First, a financial startup company that specializes in quantitatively predicting the stock market. We did not receive compensation for this article, and we have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article. Read More From I Know First Research: