I Know First Review: December 26th, 2016

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The stocks selected here are the top performing stocks from I Know First’s Dividend Stocks Package for the last 1 year found under the article titled “Best Long Term Stocks Based on a Self-learning Algorithm: Returns up to 330.56% in 1 Year”. This I Know First review is part of the Dividend package, as one of I Know First’s quantitative investment solutions. The “I Know First Average” return for the long position was 85.48% over the 1 year period, a difference when comparing the S&P 500’s return of 11.87% over the same time period.

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logo_cp-svgSignal: 223.89

Predictability:  0.62

Return: 45.36% 

Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Co. Ltd. (CPF), a company of the Charoen Pokphand Group, is an agro-industrial and food conglomerate in Thailand. The greater part of the company’s production base is in Thailand with some operations overseas. The company’s core businesses are livestock and aquaculture. Livestock operations include chicken broilers, chicken layers, ducks, and swine. In aquaculture, the two main marine animals are shrimp and fish.


Signal: 199.62

Predictability: 0.24

Return: 55.29%

Preferred Bank (PFBC) is a California state chartered bank operating in Southern California, United States. Headquartered in Los Angeles, with branch offices in Arcadia, Alhambra, Century City, Los Angeles, California, Diamond Bar, California, City of Industry, California, Anaheim, Pico Rivera, California, Irvine and Torrance, California, this publicly held community bank was first established on December 23, 1991. In addition to ordinary banking services, Preferred Bank also specializes in several areas to serve its predominantly Chinese American clientele to help it survive in the competition, and these include:

  • International Market Business: consisting of importers and exporters requiring both borrowing and operational products
  • International Private Banking: handling international private banking needs in the Pacific Rim area
  • Middle Market Business: consisting of manufacturing, service and distribution companies with sales of $3 million to $50 million annually and with borrowing requirements of up to $7 million.
  • Professionals: consisting of physicians, accountants, attorneys, and professionals associated with the entertainment industry  


Signal: 3.19

Predictability: 0.25

     Return: 39.74%

Cenovus Energy Inc. (CVE) is an integrated oil company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.Cenovus was formed on December 1, 2009 when Encana Corporation split into two distinct companies, with Cenovus becoming a focused integrated oil company. Some of Cenovus’s assets formerly belonged to PanCanadian Energy Corp. and Alberta Energy Company (AEC), the two Canadian oil and gas companies that merged to form Encana in 2002. Cenovus is known for being a responsible developer of Canada’s oil sands, with an emphasis on innovation, safety and environmental stewardship.


Signal: 120.62                                                                           

Predictability: 0.56

Return: 330.56%

United States Steel Corporation (X), operates as an integrated steel producer. The Company manufactures flat-rolled and tubular products with production operations in North America and Europe. United States Steel serves the automotive, appliance, container, industrial machinery, construction, and oil and gas industries.

heartland financialSignal: 117.63 

Predictability: 0.6

        Return: 48.18%

Heartland Financial USA, Inc., (HTLF) a diversified financial services company, provides banking services to individuals and businesses in the United States. It accepts various deposit products, including checking and other demand deposit accounts, NOW accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, individual retirement accounts, health savings accounts, and other time deposits. The company also offers commercial and industrial loans; small business loans. Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (HTLF) announced today that it has completed its acquisition of CIC Bancshares, Inc., parent company of Centennial Bank, headquartered in Denver, Colorado.


Signal: 102.48

Predictability: 0.68

Return: 42.91%

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. Over the years Union Pacific Corporation has grown by acquiring other railroads, notably the Missouri Pacific, Chicago & North Western, Western Pacific, Missouri-Kansas-Texas, and the Southern Pacific (including the Denver & Rio Grande Western).


Signal: 83.46

Predictability: 0.67

Return: 72.44%

Williams Partners L.P. (WPZ) is a master limited partnership focused on being the premier provider of large-scale infrastructure connecting the growing supply of North American natural gas and natural gas products to growing global demand for clean fuels and feedstock.  Williams Partners is dedicated to increasing the quarterly cash distributions we pay to our unitholders over time while ensuring the ongoing stability of our business.
thegreenbriercompanieslogoSignal: 79.93

Predictability: 0.55

Return: 43.18%

The Greenbrier Companies (GBX) is an American publicly-traded transportation manufacturing corporation based in Lake Oswego, Oregon, United States. Greenbrier specializes in transportation services, notably barge and railroad car manufacturing, railroad car refurbishment, and railroad car leasing/management services.As of 2015, Greenbrier employs in excess of 10,689 people combined at its operations in Europe, Mexico, Canada, and the United States. Formed in 1981 and publicly traded since 1994, the company generates revenues of USD $2.61 billion.
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Signal:  71.64

Predictability: 0.7

Return: 34.92%

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HOG) is an American motorcycle manufacturer, founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1903. As one of two major American motorcycle manufacturers to survive the Great Depression, the company has survived numerous ownership arrangements, subsidiary arrangements (e.g., Aermacchi 1974-1978 and Buell 1987-2009), periods of poor economic health and product quality, as well as intense global competition — to become one of the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturers and an iconic brand widely known for its loyal following — with owner clubs and events worldwide as well as a company sponsored brand-focused museum.


Signal: 68.92

Predictability: 0.83

Return: 155.27%

Vale SA (VALE) is a Brazilian multinational corporation engaged in metals and mining and one of the largest logistics operators in Brazil. Vale is the largest producer of iron ore and nickel in the world. Vale also produces manganese, ferroalloys, copper, bauxite, potash, kaolin, and cobalt. The company also currently operates nine hydroelectricity plants and a large network of railroads, ships, and ports used to transport its products.