I Know First Review: December 21st

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 21st, 2014 stock forecast titled Best Short Term Stocks To Invest In: Up To 18.76% Return In 7 Days. This forecast is part of the “Top 10 Stocks” package, as one of I Know First’s quantitative investment solutions. The “I Know First Average” return was 6.51% versus a S&P500’s return of 3.41% over the same time period.

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VESignal (7 Days): 57.65

Predictability  (7 Days): 0.38

Return: 2.36%

Veolia Environnement VE SA, formerly Veolia Environnement, is a provider of environmental management services, which include water and wastewater services, environmental services, energy services (excluding the production, trading and sale of electricity, other than production through co-generation) and transportation services. The Company’s clients include a range of public authorities, industrial and commercial services customers, and individuals worldwide. The company had a signal strength of 57.65 and a predictability indicator of 0.38. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 2.36% in a week-time horizon. Veolia’s CEO, Antoine Frerot, is seeking to cut Veolia’s debt, boost profitability on municipal contracts and move into new markets such as water-treatment works for the mining, oil and food industries. Combined with its desire to be traded only on Euronext and no more in American stock exchange -which will cut cost- Veolia future seems promising.


TSLASignal (7 Days): 52.53

Predictability (7 Days): 0.52

Return: 5.94%

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 is engaged in commercially producing a federally-compliant electric vehicle, the Tesla Roadster. addition to developing its Model S and future vehicle manufacturing capabilities at the Tesla Factory, the Company is designing, developing and manufacturing lithium-ion battery packs, electric motors, gearboxes and components both for its vehicles and for its original equipment manufacturer customers. The company had a signal strength of 52.53 and a predictability indicator of 0.52. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 5.94% in a week time horizon. TESLA stock handily outperformed the S&P 500’s 8% gain in 2014, delivering a sweet 35% rise. Despite the fact that we have seen the stock falling in the last few weeks, Elon Musk is very confident about the future of TESLA.


HESSignal (7 Days): 44.49

Predictability (7 Days): 0.3

Return: 12.40%

Hess Corporation (Hess) is a global integrated energy company that operates in two segments: Exploration and Production (E&P) and Marketing and Refining (M&R). The E&P segment explores for, develops, produces, purchases, transports and sells crude oil and natural gas.The company had a signal strength of 44.49 and a predictability indicator of 0.3 In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 12.40% in a week time horizon.The company had revenue of $2.80 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.58 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.18 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.2% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Hess Corp. will post $4.77 EPS for the current fiscal year.


GEL ENERGEYSignal (7 Days): 44.94

Predictability (7 Days): 0.25

Return: 18.76%

Genesis Energy, L.P. (Genesis) is a limited partnership focused on the midstream segment of the oil and gas industry in the Gulf Coast region of the United States, primarily Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and in the Gulf of Mexico. The Company has a portfolio of customers, operations and assets, including pipelines, refinery-related plants, storage tanks and terminals, barges and trucks. Genesis provides an integrated range of services to refineries, oil, natural gas and carbon dioxide (CO2) producers, industrial and commercial enterprises that use sodium hydrosulfide (NaHS) and caustic soda, and businesses that use CO2 and other industrial gases. The company had a signal strength of 44.49 and a predictability indicator of 0.25 In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 18.76% in a week time horizon.  As much as 8 analysts that work on Genesis have advised buy on Genesis Energy L.P. with an average broker rating of 2.25.


IMOSignal (7 Days): 44.94

Predictability (7 Days): 0.2

Return: 7.85%

Imperial Oil Limited (Imperial) is an integrated oil company. The Company is engaged in the exploration for, and production and sale of, crude oil and natural gas. In Canada, it is a producer of crude oil and natural gas, a petroleum refiner and a marketer of petroleum products. The Company is also a producer of petrochemicals.s. The company  had a signal strength of 44.94 and a predictability indicator of 0.2. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 7.85% in a week time horizon. Even though the oil market has been hit very hard in the last few weeks, Imperial is a top-tier business that will produce reliable returns for decades to come. Moreover, Imperial has the resource base to continue growing. The firm owns thousands of acres across Canada and is sitting on about 16 billion barrels of proved plus probable oil reserves


CNISignal (7 Days): 37.86

Predictability (7 Days): 0.17


Canadian National Railway Company (CN) is engaged in the rail and related transportation business. CN’s network of approximately 20,100 route miles spans Canada and mid-America, connecting three coasts: the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico, serving the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert (British Columbia), Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile (Alabama) and metropolitan areas of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth (Minnesota)/Superior (Wisconsin), Green Bay (Wisconsin), Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis and Jackson (Mississippi), with connections to all points in North America. CNI  had a signal strength of 37.86 and a predictability indicator of 0.17. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 5.18% in a week  time horizon. In 2014, Canadian National has invested heavily in its intermodal infrastructure and now operates more than 20 hubs that provide quick access to major markets throughout the U.S. and Canada. Most of the company’s transport divisions delivered solid growth, including strong demand from energy clients for crude and sand transport.



BNSSignal (7 Days): 34.12

Predictability (7 Days): 0.34

Return: 2.14%

The Bank of Nova Scotia (the Bank) is a diversified financial institution.. The Bank has four business lines: Canadian Banking, International Banking, Scotia Capital and Global Wealth Management. In May 2014, the Bank acquired the remaining 40% of Aurion Capital Management. In June 2014, Bank of Nova Scotia acquired 51% interest in financial services business of Cencosud S.A, which distributes credit cards and consumer loans in Chile.BNS  had a signal strength of  34.12 and a predictability indicator of 0.34. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 2.14% in a week  time horizon.The Bank of Nova Scotia, Canada’s third-largest bank by assets, plans to acquire Citigroup’s consumer and commercial banking operations in Peru, a move that will bolster its position as a major lender in the South American country.


HBHC Signal (7 Days): 30.79

Predictability (7 Days): 0.1

Return: 3.74%

Hancock Holding Company (Hancock), incorporated on April 6, 1984, is a bank holding company. The Company operates through two wholly owned bank subsidiaries, Hancock Bank, Gulfport, Mississippi (Hancock Bank) and Whitney Bank, New Orleans, Louisiana (Whitney Bank). Hancock Bank and Whitney Bank (referred to collectively as the Banks) operate across a Gulf south corridor comprising southern Mississippi; southern and central Alabama; southern Louisiana; the northern, central, and Panhandle regions of Florida, and Houston, Texas.HBHC  had a signal strength of  30.79  and a predictability indicator of 0.1. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 3.74% in a week  time horizon. According to Zacks’ analyst, ‘prudent expense management and continuous improvement in loans and deposits acted as tailwinds. They expect Hancock’s organic growth strategies to pay off going forward. Moreover, the company’s steady liquidity position and enhanced capital deployment activities remain impressive. All of it is expected to boost investors’ confidence in the stock.


JBLUSignal (7 Days): 29.76

Predictability (7 Days): 0.5

Return: 3.78%

JetBlue Airways Corporation (JetBlue) is a passenger airline that operates primarily on point-to-point routes with its fleet of 120 Airbus A320 aircraft and 49 EMBRAER 190 aircraft. The company had a signal strength of 29.76  and a predictability indicator of 0.5. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 3.78% in a week  time horizon .


RYSignal (7 Days): 29.54

Predictability (7 Days):0.28

Return: 2.90%

Royal Bank of Canada, is a Canada-based banking company. It serves over 15 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the United States and 44 other countries. The Company’s five business segments include Personal & Commercial Banking, Wealth Management, Investor & Treasury Services, Capital Markets and Insurance.. The company had a signal strength of 29.54 and a predictability indicator of 0.28. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 2.90% in a week time horizon.RBC announced record full-year earnings of $9 billion , fuelled by record profit in all segments of its operations.


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