I Know First Reviews: November 30th

The stocks selected here are the top performing aggressive stocks from I Know First: Daily Market Forecast’s November 27th 2014 stock forecast titled Investment Outlook: Up To 30.73% Return In 3 Months. This forecast is part of the “Risk-Conscious” package, as one of I Know First’s quantitative investment solutions. The “I Know First Average” return was 7.63% versus a S&P500’s return of 3.64% over the same time period.

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Alcoa

Signal (3 Months): 50.29

Predictability (3 Months): 0.03

Return: 6.28%

Alcoa Inc. produces and manages primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina. The company has operations primarily in the United States, Australia, Spain, Brazil, France, the Russian Federation, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, the United Kingdom, China, Germany, and Italy. Alcoa Inc. was founded in 1888 and is based in New York, New York. The company had a signal of 50.29 and a predictability of 0.03. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 6.28% in a three-month time horizon. Alcoa experienced an increase in profits in the third-quarter because of rising aluminum prices and productivity gains. Their revenues and adjusted earnings beat expectations, and they have recently made acquisitions to expand into the automotive and aerospace markets.

 

Edwards

Signal (3 Months): 29.77

Predictability (3 Months): -0.07

Return: 30.73%

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. provides products and technologies to treat structural heart disease and critically ill patients worldwide. The company distributes its products through direct sales force and independent distributors. The corporation was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Irvine, California. The company had a signal of 29.77 and a predictability of -0.07. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 30.73% in a three-month time horizon. Edwards Lifesciences had a positive third-quarter earnings report, as earnings rose 14% and sales increased 23% since the same quarter last year. Sales of their artificial heart valve Sapien rose 45% over the year-earlier quarter, even though it has been facing new competition. The company is also positioned well to take advantage of untapped emerging markets, evidenced by their huge growth in sales in Japan.

 

JetBlue

Signal (3 Months): 23.52

Predictability (3 Months): 0.02

Return: 9.32%

JetBlue Airways Corporation, a passenger carrier company, provides air transportation services in the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Long Island City, New York. The company had a signal of 23.52 and a predictability of 0.02. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 9.32% in a three-month time horizon. The airline industry has been performing well as a group, as increased spending for the holiday season and decreasing oil prices has caused airline stocks to increase quickly.

 

Apple

Signal (3 Months): 21.44

Predictability (3 Months): -0.11

Return: 18.47%

Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players worldwide. The company was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in in Cupertino, California. The company had a signal of 21.44 and a predictability of -0.11. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 18.47% in a three-month time horizon. Apple stock has been helped by surging iPhone 6 sales, with some analysts predicting that 71.5 million units will be sold during the fourth-quarter. The newly introduced Apple Pay and the soon to be released Apple Watch also provide new streams of revenue growth.

 

F5 networks

Signal (3 Months): 21.29

Predictability (3 Months): -0.11

Return: 4.22%

F5 Networks, Inc. develops, markets, and sells application delivery networking products that optimize the security, performance, and availability of network applications, servers, and storage systems. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. The company had a signal of 21.44 and a predictability of -0.11. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 18.47% in a three-month time horizon. F5 Networks reported revenues that improved 17.8% from the previous-year quarter and beat analysts’ expectations. The increase in revenues is mainly from broad-based strength across its business segments, along with higher customer wins and new product rollouts.

 

Abercrombie&Fitch

Signal (3 Months): 17.88

Predictability (3 Months): 0.01

Return: -34.30%

Abercrombie & Fitch Co., through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of casual apparel for men, women, and kids. The company was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in New Albany, Ohio.

 

 

ApolloEdGroup

Signal (3 Months): 5.35

Predictability (3 Months): 0.37

Return: 12.90%

Apollo Education Group, Inc. provides private education services. It offers online and on-campus undergraduate, graduate, professional development, and other non-degree educational programs and services primarily to working learners in the United States and internationally. The company was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. The company had a signal of 5.35 and a predictability of 0.37. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 12.90% in a three month-time horizon. Apollo Education Group, the parent company of Phoenix University, is part of a group fighting a new US Federal law that will limit federal aid given to students of for-profit universities, sometimes as much as 90% of revenues.

 

Baidu

Signal (3 Months): 3.90

Predictability (3 Months): 0.11

Return: 13.86%

Baidu, Inc. provides Internet search services. The company offers a Chinese language search platform on its Baidu.com Website that enables users to find relevant information online. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Beijing, the Peoples Republic of China. The company had a signal of 3.90 and a predictability of 0.11. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 13.86% in a three month-time horizon. Xiaomi, the top smartphone maker in China, recently invested $300 million in Baidu’s online video portal. Baidu has already clutched over 80% of China’s mobile search market share.

 

Footlocker

Signal (3 Months): 2.38

Predictability (3 Months): 0.12

Return: 2.88%

Foot Locker, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer of athletic footwear and apparel. The company was founded in 1879 and is headquartered in New York, New York. The company had a signal of 2.38 and a predictability of 0.12. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 2.88% in a three month-time horizon. The sports retailer had better than expected profit and sales in the third period. The company’s net income improved year over year from $104 million to $120 million.

 

CooperTires

Signal (3 Months): 0.24

Predictability (3 Months): 0.21

Return: 11.95%

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets replacement tires worldwide. The company was founded in 1913 and is based in Findlay, Ohio. The company had a signal of 0.24 and a predictability of 0.21. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 11.95% in a three-month time horizon. Cooper Tires reported earnings of 77 cents per share from breakeven in the previous-year quarter, surpassing analysts’ estimates of 72 cents per share. Revenues also improved 11% on the back of higher unit volumes, partially offset by unfavorable price and mix.

 

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: