I Know First Review: October 28, 2016

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The stocks selected here are the top performing stocks from I Know First: Best Stocks Under 5 for the last year found in the article titled “Best Stocks Under 5 Based on AI”. This forecast is part of the Stocks Under 5 package, as one of I Know First’s quantitative investment solutions. The “I Know First Average” return for the long position was 60.96% over the year, outperforming the S&P 500’s 2.93% return by a wide margin.i know first review

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Signal: 564.40

Predictability: 0.5

Return: 201.63%


Bovie Medical(BVX) today is a leading maker of medical devices and supplies as well as the developer of J-Plasma®, a patented new plasma-based surgical product that is a transformational tool for surgeons. The company was born in the late 1970s as a manufacturer of disposable penlights for the medical industry. The success of this line prompted the development and manufacture of battery-operated, tubular products, with the same type of assembly manufacturing technologies. Because of unusually high trading, BVX saw 227,112 shares change hands during mid-day trading on Thursday, an increase of 43% from the previous session’s volume of 158,409 shares. I Know First’s algorithm correctly predicted the sudden, large increase in stock price.

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Signal: 169.19

Predictability: 0.53

Return: -19.91%

Kelso(KIQ) is an innovator in the railway equipment supply industry in North America.  The company’s focus is the design, engineering and sales of patented technologies.  A series of external pressure relief valves, eduction tubes and a revolutionary new manway design for rail tank cars and roadway tank trailers are product lines available from Kelso.  In development are patented valve models including a bottom outlet valve, vacuum relief valve and dual-rated pressure relief valve that address performance issues with current models in use on rail tank cars.  These innovative technologies are designed to reduce risk and improve reliability in the transport of hazardous commodities in North America. The I Know First algorithm incorrectly predicted KIQ. In the last few months, it has been underperforming and has a net profit margin of -35.57%. Besides being negative, it is also below the industry average and implies that this company is not effective at turning revenues into bottom line profit.


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Signal: 132.44

Predictability: 0.46

Return: 125.54%

ARC Group Worldwide (ARCW) is a leading global advanced manufacturing and 3D printing service provider. Founded in 1987, the Company offers its customers a compelling portfolio of advanced manufacturing technologies and cutting-edge capabilities to improve the efficiency of traditional manufacturing processes and accelerate their time to market.  In addition to being a world leader in metal injection molding, ARC has significant expertise in 3D printing and imaging, advanced tooling, automation, machining, plastic injection molding, lean manufacturing, and robotics. ARC’s mission is to bring innovation and technology to manufacturing. The algorithm from I Know First correctly predicted ARCW’s return increase; however, Zack’s Investment Research lowered shares of ARCW from a buy rating to a hold rating on October 14, and recently ARCW recorded a surprise factor of -33.33% and an Earnings Per Share of $-0.01.

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Signal: 119.23

Predictability: 0.47

Return: -28.07%



Founded in 2004, China Digital TV (STV) is China’s leading provider of conditional access (CA) systems, which prevent unauthorized access to subscriber content across the country’s digital cable, satellite, terrestrial, IPTV and mobile television networks. China Digital TV has provided CA systems to more than 300 digital television network operators across mainland China. The Company is also a leading provider of value-added services to China’s rapidly expanding digital TV market. As of March 31, 2014, China Digital TV had installed CA systems at more than 300 digital television network operators across mainland China and shipped approximately 102.1 million CA smart cards. According to third party data, China Digital TV captured around 52% of the market share in terms of smart card shipment in China in 2013.

i know first reviewSignal: 83.18

Predictability: 0.71

Return: -41.91%

TechFaith (CNTF) is a developer, owner and operator of commercial real estate properties across China as well as a China-based mobile solutions provider for the global mobile handsets market. TechFaith continues to maintain a team of professional engineers focused on the development of ruggedized smart devices for both its consumer and enterprise segments, although it started investing in the construction of buildings and facilities in 2009 as part of its growth and business diversification strategy, gradually shifting away from its traditional focus on the mobile solutions and handset markets. The Company currently focuses on developing office space that can serve as anchor bases in areas with developing economies, as it meets the needs of both established businesses and innovative start-up companies in China.

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Signal: 81.10

Predictability: 0.61

Return: 60.19%

Alpha Pro Tech Ltd. (APT) is in the business of protecting people, products and environments which develops, manufactures and markets innovative disposable and limited-use protective apparel products for the industrial, clean room, medical and dental markets. The company’s products are grouped into three business segments: Disposable Protective Apparel segment, Building Supply segment and Infection Control segment. The Disposable Protective Apparel segment includes many different styles of disposable products, such as shoecovers, bouffant caps, gowns, coveralls, lab coats, frocks and other miscellaneous products. The Building Supply segment consists of a line of construction supply weatherization products, namely house wrap and synthetic roof underlayment. The Infection Control segment consists of face masks, eye shields and medical bed pads, as well as a line of pet beds. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Markham, Canada. Rising number of hand cuts, arm injuries, and abrasions in the workplace are expected to fuel market demand in future for products that are produced by APT, which will be one of the leading manufacturers in this sector.



Signal: 74.76

Predictability: 0.41

Return: 82.14%

Acorn (ATV) is a marketing and branding company in China with a proven track record of developing, promoting and selling a diverse portfolio of proprietary-branded products, as well as well-established and promising new products from third parties. Its business is currently comprised of two main divisions, its direct sales platforms and its nationwide distribution network. ATV is up +34.7% over the last three months and up +47.0% over the last six months. The current stock price is $8.23.



Signal: 72.16

Predictability: 0.69

Return: 40.98%

Pioneer Energy Services (PES) provides land contract drilling services and production services to independent and major oil and gas exploration and production companies. Production services include well servicing, wireline, and coiled tubing services. Analysts have 2 rating on PES stock. PES stock can hit $4.392 in coming period. Identified estimate is mean level of 7 calls. The market specialists gave a low price prediction of $3 on the equity for forthcoming fiscal. The optimistic foretold target is $6.

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Signal: 71.52

Predictability: 0.64

Return: 188.95%


GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. (GOL), through its subsidiaries, provides regular and non-regular air transportation services for passengers, cargoes, and mailbags in South America and the Caribbean. Shares on GOL have been given an average broker rating of 3 by Wall Street analysts covering the stock. The brokerage firms have currently set a one-year price mean target of $18.666 for the stock while the median stock price target is $23. The highest price target estimate stands at $23 and the lowest price target is set at $10. The target price standard deviation of estimates is $7.505.

Signal: 69.92

Predictability: 0.66

Return: 0.00%

Blue Square Israel Ltd. is one of the two leading supermarket chains in Israel. With 180 stores operating under three supermarket brands, Blue Square provides millions of satisfied customers with value for money and an enormous variety of high-quality food, near-food and non-food items. Though the firm had a signal strength and predictability indicator of 69.92 and 0.66, respectively, it did not have a change in share price for the forecasted period.

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