I Know First Review: January 18th, 2015

I Know First Review: Stock Picks Based On Algorithms

The stocks selected here are the top performing Tech Stocks from I Know First: Daily Market Forecast’s December 31st, 2014 stock forecast titled Predictive Modeling Using Machine Learning: Up To 101.15% Return In 14 Days.  This forecast is part of the “Best Tech Stocks” package, as one of I Know First’s quantitative investment solutions. The “I Know First Average” return was 14.72% versus the S&P 500’s return of 0.43% over the same time period.

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Signal (14 days): 124.42

Predictability (14 Days): 0.39

Return: -0.22%

Monster Worldwide, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides online and mobile employment solutions worldwide. It serves individuals, small and medium-sized organizations, enterprise organizations, and educational institutions, as well as federal, state, and local government agencies. The company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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Signal (14 days): 89.13

Predictability (14 Days): 0.50

Return: 2.11%

Trina Solar Limited operates as an integrated solar-power products manufacturer and solar system developer in the People’s Republic of China, Europe, the United States, and other Asia Pacific regions. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Changzhou, the People’s Republic of China. The company had a signal strength of 89.13 and a predictability indicator of 0.50. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 2.11% in 14 days. The Chinese integrated solar-power products manufacturer announced that its State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology set a new world record for power output from a high efficiency multi-crystalline silicon PV module. The company has set four different world records for for p-type PERC cells and modules in 2014.

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Signal (14 days): 37.93

Predictability (14 Days): -0.24

Return: 14.40%

BlackBerry Limited provides wireless communications solutions worldwide.BlackBerry sells its BlackBerry wireless solutions through wireless communications carriers and third party distribution channels. The company was formerly known as Research In Motion Limited and changed its name to BlackBerry Limited in July 2013. BlackBerry Limited was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Waterloo, Canada. The company had a signal strength of 37.93 and a predictability indicator of -0.24. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 14.40% in 14 days. CEO John Chen said he believes the company can make approximately $100 million from its BBM messaging service in the fiscal year beginning in March. The company announced at CES in Las Vegas that it would launch a BBM messaging app for Android wearable devices, including smart watches.

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Signal (14 days): 16.58

Predictability (14 Days): 0.13

Return: 101.15%

Smith Micro Software, Inc. provides software and services that simplify, secure, and enhance the mobile experience.The company primarily serves wireless service providers, mobile device and chipset manufacturers, and enterprise businesses. Smith Micro Software, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California. The company had a signal strength of 16.58 and a predictability indicator of 0.13. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 101.15% in 14 days. The company announced strong preliminary financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter ended December 31, 2014. Revenue for the fiscal 2014 fourth quarter is expected to be between $10.4 million and $10.6 million, above estimates of $10.21 million.

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Signal (14 days): 14.22

Predictability (14 Days): 0.45

Return: -1.73%

Skyworks Solutions, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets analog and mixed signal semiconductors worldwide. The company sells its products directly, as well as through independent manufacturers’ representatives and distribution partners. Skyworks Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts.

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Signal (14 days): -10.50

Predictability (14 Days): 0.17

Return: -1.21%

Ceragon Networks Ltd. provides wireless backhaul solutions that enable cellular operators and other wireless service providers to deliver voice and data services worldwide. The company sells its products through direct sales, original equipment manufacturers, resellers, distributors, and system integrators. It was formerly known as Giganet Ltd. and changed its name to Ceragon Networks Ltd. in September 2000. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel. Ceragon Networks had a signal strength of -10.50 and a predictability indicator of 0.17. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned -1.21% in 14 days. The was served with a motion to approve a purported class action, naming the Company, its Chief Executive Officer and its directors as defendants. The purported class action alleges breaches of duties by making false and misleading statements in the Company’s SEC filings and public statements.

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Signal (14 days): -11.81

Predictability (14 Days): 0.42

Return: -6.69%

Alcatel-Lucent provides Internet protocol (IP) and cloud networking, and ultra-broadband fixed and wireless access to service providers and their customers, enterprises, and institutions worldwide.The company serves transportation, energy, and public sector customers. Alcatel-Lucent was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Paris, France. The company had a signal strength of -11.81 and a predictability indicator of 0.42. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned -6.69% in 14 days. was downgraded by Merrill Lynch to Underperform from Neutral. Merrill Lynch believes that the current share price discounts an overly optimistic scenario of normalized free cash flow and EBIT generation capability in 2016. With meaningful revenue growth headwinds and low underlying free cash flow improvement, excluding the benefits from factoring, the firm views the risk/reward relationship as unfavorable.

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Signal (14 days): -12.24

Predictability (14 Days): 0.45

Return: -6.50%

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company provides integrated communication solutions to private and public sectors worldwide.The company distributes its products to end-users through the United States or foreign postal services, as well as through retail channels, electronically, or by direct shipment to customer facilities. The company was founded in 1864 and is based in Chicago, Illinois. The company had a signal strength of -12.24 and a predictability indicator of 0.45. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned -6.50% in 14 days. R.R. Donnelley experienced a pullback after the stock had been surging in recent weeks. The company recently announce a dividend increase to 26 cents per share, up from 23 cents.

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Signal (14 days): -22.46

Predictability (14 Days): -0.27

Return: -11.58%

Plug Power Inc., an alternative energy technology provider, is engaged in the design, development, manufacture, and commercialization of fuel cell systems for the industrial off-road markets worldwide. Plug Power Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Latham, New York. The company had a signal strength of -22.46 and a predictability indicator of -0.27. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned -11.58% in 14 days. Energy stocks in general have been suffering as oil prices have fallen to their lowest prices in years, as investors view them as direct competition.

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Signal (14 days): -32.54

Predictability (14 Days): 0.49

Return: -5.47%

Himax Technologies, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, provides display imaging processing technologies to consumer electronics worldwide. Himax Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2001 and headquartered in Tainan, Taiwan. The company had a signal strength of -32.54 and a predictability indicator of 0.49. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned -5.47% in 14 days. Himax witnessed downward estimate revisions following tepid third-quarter results reported on Nov 13, 2014. The company provided a disappointing outlook for the last quarter of the year, as it expects earnings to be negatively impacted by seasonality issues and foundry capacity constraints. Revenues are expected to be flat sequentially, affected by intensifying competition in the smartphone market and slowing tablet demand.

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: