I Know First Reviews: November 23rd

The stocks selected here are the top performing tech stocks from I Know First: Daily Market Forecast’s November 21th 2014 Stock Forecast titled “Data Mining Algorithms: 9.3% Average Gain In 1 Month”. This forecast is part of the To Stocks Package. The “I Know First Average” return was 9.30% versus the S&P 500’s return of 7.81% over the same time period.

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Signal (1 Month): 138.44

Predictability (1 Month): 0.29

Return: 0.30%

Netflix, Inc. is an Internet television network with more than 44 million members in over 40 countries. Its members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments. The company had a signal of 138.44 and a predictability of 0.29. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 0.30% in a one-month time horizon. Lately the company decided to expand its market to Australia and New Zealand. Netflix did not reveal the pricing of the service and did not talk much about the number of potential subscribers. The streaming company is working on its strategy of expanding into new geographies to escalate its international presence. Australia is a promising market for the company to expand in, as the country’s broadband network connects 93% of its 23 million people with high-speed internet access.



Signal (1 Month): 94.32

Predictability (1 Month): 0.29

Return: 19.89%

SanDisk Corporation designs, develops and manufactures data storage solutions in a range of form factors using its flash memory, controller and firmware technologies. The Company’s solutions include removable cards, embedded products, universal serial bus (USB), drives, digital media players, wafers and components. Its removable cards are used in a range of consumer electronics devices, such as mobile phones, digital cameras, gaming devices and laptop computers. The company had a signal of 94.32 and a predictability of 0.29. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 19.89% in a one-month time horizon. SanDisk has shown a significant earnings per share surprise in each one of the last four quarters, and the company demonstrated significant improvement in its profitability.



Signal (1 Month): 79.62

Predictability (1 Month): 0.42

Return: -4.33%

Halliburton Company is an oilfield services company. The Company is provider of services and products to the energy industry related to the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas. It serves national, and independent oil and natural gas companies worldwide and operates in two segments: Completion and Production segment and Drilling and Evaluation segment. The Company conducts business worldwide in approximately 80 countries.


Signal (1 Month): 74.04

Predictability (1 Month): 0.49

Return: 6.83%

Viacom Inc. (Viacom) is an entertainment content company that connects with audiences in over 160 countries and territories and creates compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, applications (apps), games, consumer products, social media and other entertainment content. The Company operates through two segments: Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment. The company had a signal of 74.04 and a predictability of 0.49. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 6.83% in a one-month time horizon. Despite ratings challenges and uncertainty in the scatter advertising market at the close of the year, ‘Viacom’s advertising revenues grew in fiscal 2014, as their creative and marketing teams rolled out innovative new offerings,’ as CEO Philippe Dauman said in a press release.



Signal (1 Month): 67.95

Predictability (1 Month): 0.33

Return: 8.25%

Total SA is a France-based integrated international oil and gas company. It is an integrated international oil and gas company and a chemicals manufacturer. Total engages in all aspects of the petroleum industry, including Upstream operations (oil exploration and production, together with activities related to natural gas), Refining & Chemicals (refining, petrochemicals, speciality chemicals, crude oil trading and shipping) and Marketing & Services (focused on the supply and sale of petroleum products, together with activities related to renewable energy).. The company had a signal of 67.95 and a predictability of 0.33. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 8.25% in a one-month time horizon. Total SA (NYSE:TOT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 29th. The company reported $1.56 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.41 by $0.15. The company had revenue of $60.36 billion for the quarter.



Signal (1 Month): 62.37

Predictability (1 Month): 0.21

Return: 7.77%

Volkswagen AG is a Germany-based automobile manufacturer. The Company consists of four business segments namely: the Passenger Cars and Light Commercial Vehicles segment, engaged in the development of vehicles and engines, the production and sale of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, and the genuine parts business; the Trucks and Buses segment, engaged in the development, production and sale of trucks and buses from the Scania and MAN brands, the corresponding genuine parts business and related services; the Power Engineering segment, that combines the large-bore diesel engines, turbo machinery, special gear units, propulsion components and testing systems businesses, and the Financial Services segment, that comprises dealer and customer financing, leasing, banking and insurance activities, as well as fleet management. The company had a signal of 67.37 and a predictability of 0.21. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 7.77% in a one-month time horizon.The share price rushed almost 6.5% in the last one month while its 52 week high is $54.88. Volkswagen AG (ADR) (OTCMKTS:VLKAY) has a total of 295.09 million outstanding shares while its market capitalization is now about $103.94 billion. The stock had become undervalued, and correctly predicted that the stock would rebound and gain back almost all of that value.



Signal (1 Month): 61.45

Predictability (1 Month): 0.45

Return: 3.80%

Apache Corporation (Apache) is an independent energy company, which explores for, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. The company had a signal of 61.45 and a predictability of 0.45. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 3.80% in a one-month time horizon.

Apache Corporation  put Texas and Oklahoma oil and gas properties on the market in a move that could raise more than $2.5 billion.



Signal (1 Month): 60.35

Predictability (1 Month): 0.46

Return: 23.00%

Johnson Controls, Inc. (Johnson Controls) manufactures, installs and services automatic temperature regulation systems for buildings. The Building Efficiency business is engaged in designing, producing, marketing and installing integrated heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, building management systems, controls, security and mechanical equipment.  The company had a signal of 60.35 and a predictability of 0.46. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 23.00% in a one-month time horizon.Johnson Controls’ revenues during Q4 FY14 grew to $11.0 billion from $10.7 billion in Q4 FY13. Johnson Controls’ Q4 FY14 segmental sales from its building efficiency, automotive experience and power solutions segments, grew 1%, 3% and 5%, respectively on Y-o-Y basis.








Signal (1 Month): 58.32

Predictability (1 Month): 0.32

Return: 15.53%

Micron Technology, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides semiconductor solutions worldwide. It operates in four segments: Compute and Networking Business Unit, Mobile Business Unit, Storage Business Unit, and Embedded Business Unit. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Boise, Idaho. The company had a signal of 58.32 and a predictability of 0.32. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 15.53% in a one-month time horizon. Micron’s board of directors has authorized the repurchase of shares up to a value of roughly $1 billion. This came soon after Micron spent $389 million in the first-quarter to repay debts and to reduce its outstanding share count, thereby increasing earnings per share and return on equity. The share repurchase program is a good way of encouraging investor confidence.


Signal (1 Month): 56.80

Predictability (1 Month): 0.39

Return: 11.97%

Canadian Natural Resources Limited is a Canadian independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, marketing and sale of crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and natural gas production. The Company’s principal core regions of operations are western Canada, the United Kingdom sector of the North Sea and Offshore Africa. The company had a signal of 56.80 and a predictability of 0.39. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 11.97% in a one-month time horizon. The stock was boosted by a strong third quarter report, as revenue grew 7% year-over-year to an all time record $1.75 billion for the companyCanadian Natural just reported better-than-expected Q3 earnings despite the tough times in the oil market. The reason for the earnings strength was a year-over-year production increase of 94,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. The news gets even better. The company said it expects average production for 2015 to be 893,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, or 11% higher than 2014.


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