I Know First Review: May 5th, 2016

I Know First Review

The stocks selected here are the top performing stocks from I Know First: Dividend Stock Forecast  for the last three month found in the article titled “Top Stock Research”. 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 for the long position was 53.05% over the 3-month period outperforming the S&P 500’s 7.32% return by a wide margin.

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logo CSN STEEL 2

Signal : 35.00

Predictability : 0.5

Return : 235.78


Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional produces steel. The company operates through five segments including steel, mining, cement, logistics, and energy. The company primarily produces carbon steel and various steel products for the distribution, packaging, automotive, home appliance, and construction industries. On april 28th ,Brazilian steelmaker Usiminas Appointed Elias Brito as chairman On Thursday in a rare unified vote between two controlling shareholders that have been battling for control of the company for 18 months.



Signal : 16.28

Predictability : 0.46

Return : 15.31%


Central Pacific Financial Corp. operates as the holding company for Central Pacific Bank that provides commercial banking products and services to businesses, professionals, and individuals in Hawaii. The company operates in three segments: Banking Operations, Treasury, and All Others. Last Thursday ,  Central Pacific Financial reported first quarter net income of $11.2 million. The Honolulu based bank said it had earnings of 35 cents per share. Central Pacific Financial Shares have climbed slightly since the beginning of the year. The stock has declined 3 Per cent in the last 12 Months.


Cenovus energySignal : 12.71

Predictability : 0.5

Return : 29.28%


Cenovus Energy Inc. develops, produces, and markets crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and natural gas in Canada. Its Oil Sands segment develops and produces bitumen assets at Foster Creek, Christina Lake, Narrows Lake, and the Athabasca natural gas assets, as well as projects in the early stages of development, such as Grand Rapids and Telephone Lake. On April 27th , Cenovous Energy announced that at its annual meeting of shareholders held on April 27, 2016 , each of the 11 nominees proposed as Directors and listed in its Managment information Circular dated March 4, 2016 were elected as Directors. The detailed results of the vote are set out below.


SABESPSignal : 11.76

Predictability : 0.61

Return :  42.56%

Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo – SABESP provides basic and environmental sanitation services; and supplies treated water on a wholesale basis to residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental customers in the state of Sao Paulo. The company operates through two segments, Water and Sewage.On March 25, Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo (Sabesp)  released its quarterly earnings. Like in preceding quarters, Sabesp has been slowly improving its operations through better cost controls and some strong rate increases as water has been a rather precious commodity in the drought stricken Sao Paulo region of Brazil for some time.
Las-Vegas-Sands-LogoSignal : 11.76
Predictability : 0.61
Return : 6.16%
Las Vegas Sands Corp., together with its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. It owns and operates The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Sands Cotai Central, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip, the Plaza Casino, and the Sands Macao in Macao, the People’s Republic of China; and iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. On May 3rd , In Las Vegas ,Sands Education Council (SEC), a partnership comprised of Las Vegas Sands (LVS), The Public Education Foundation, Teach For America –Las Vegas Valley and Nevada Succeeds, announced an initiative on National Teacher Appreciation Day designed to give back to local teachers throughout Southern Nevada.
BARRICK LOGOSignal : 9.44
Predictability : 0.38
Return : 90.05%
Barrick Gold Corporation produces and sells gold and copper. The company is also involved in exploration and mine development activities. It conducts mining, development and exploration, and other activities in various countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia, Argentina, Chile, Peru, the Dominican Republic. In New York , , Shares of Barrick Gold are inching higher by 0.15% to $19.40 on last monday morning as gold prices trade in the green. For june delivery , gold is advancing by 0.27% to $1.294 per ounce on the Comex.
cpfl logo
Signal : 9.14
Predictability : 0.58
Return : 33.53%
CPFL Energia S.A., together with its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, distributes, and commercializes electricity to industrial, residential, commercial, rural, and other consumers; and provides energy-related services in Brazil.
heartland financialSignal : 9.03
Predictability : 0.36
Return :  17.78%
Heartland Financial USA, Inc., a multi-bank holding 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.
SanDisk-logoSignal : 8.99
Predictability : 0.47
Return : 6.86%
SanDisk Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets data storage solutions in the United States and internationally. The company offers solid state drives (SSDs) for client computing applications, which include desktop computers, notebook computers, tablets, and other computing devices, as well as offers enterprise SSD solutions for various storage interface protocols.
bradesco logo
 Signal : 8.88
Predictability : 0.56
Return : 53.19%
Banco Bradesco S.A. provides banking and financial products and services to individuals, companies, and corporations and institutions. The company operates through two segments, Banking; and Insurance, Pension Plans and Capitalization Bond.  Last tuesday , Shares of Banco Bradesco (BBD) are down by 2.3% to $7.02 in midday trading , as the decline in the Brazilian real weighs on some U.S. traded stocks that are based in the South American country.