I Know First Review: July 18th 2014

The stocks selected here are the top performing stocks from I Know First: Daily Market Forecast’s July 18th 2013 Stock Forecast titled, Stock Forecast Based on Predictive Algorithms: 149.21% Gain in 1 Year.  The “I Know First Average” return was 55.40% versus the S&P 500’s return of 17.69% over the same time period.

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Signal (365 days): 868.71

Predictability (365 days): 0.72

Return: 96.28%

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. Recent analysis of ALU shows that the company has been experiencing steady growth in revenues and earnings per share. Earnings have grown nearly 74% in the last year and this has translated into an 84.97% gain in the stock price. However, the current debt-to-equity ratio of 1.93 is quite high when compared to similar companies in the communications equipment industry.






Signal (365 days): 72.06

Predictability (365 days): 0.72

Return: 149.21%

Over the past year Merval Buenos Aires (^MERV), the most important index on the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange, gained over 164%.  This demonstrates the strength of Argentina’s economy and the potential of investing in emerging markets. However, Argentina’s long battle with creditors may soon affect the index’s value.






Signal (365 days): 65.98

Predictability (365 days): 0.79

Return: 35.13%

Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ) is a provider of products, technologies, software, solutions and services to individual consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses as well as large enterprises. Hewlett-Packard has wowed investors this year with a 21% gain in HPQ’s stock price. The key to success behind any tech company is innovation, and HPQ’s focus on driving innovation, reducing costs, and simplifying the organizational structure will help the company in the long run.





Signal (365 days): 54.39

Predictability (365 days): 0.71

Return: 101.32%

Nokia Corporation is engaged in the network infrastructure, location-based technologies, and advanced technologies businesses worldwide. The Finnish telecommunication company has seen its shares shoot up more than 103% over the past year. In the past few months the company has secured a couple of major deals. Nokia’s network united sealed a five year deal with Telenor, as well as Algeria-based carrier Algérie Télécom. These partnerships will help Nokia penetrate foreign and emerging markets, leaving plenty of upside left for this $31 billion dollar company.








Signal (365 days): 45.49

Predictability (365 days): 0.71

Return: 8.51%

Ford Motor Company develops, manufactures, distributes, and services vehicles, parts, and accessories worldwide.  The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as revenue growth, solid cash flow from operations, stock price gains, and a noteworthy return on equity.  However, Ford has been struggling to grow net income and improve their bottom line.  Overall, the U.S. automaker industry is in a firm position and poised to succeed in the future.








Signal (365 days): 23.76

Predictability (365 days): 0.72

Return: 4.11%

The Nikkei 225 is a stock market index for the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE).  ^N225 received a positive signal of 32.86 and predictability of .39.  The index returned 18.03% in accordance with the algorithmic forecast.





Signal (365 days): 18.80

Predictability (365 days): 0.69

Return: 143.93%

Micron Technology, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets semiconductor solutions worldwide.  If offers dynamic random access memory (DRAM) products for data storage and retrieval that are used in computers, tablets, mobile phones, communication equipment, computer peripherals, industrial, automotive, and other electronic devices.  The company has been on a nice streaking of beating earnings estimates.  When looking at the past 2 reports, MU has beaten estimates by at least 35% in both cases.

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.

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