I Know First Algorithmic Review: August 27th

The stocks selected here are the top performing stocks from I Know First: Daily Market Forecast’s August 27th 2014 Stock Forecast titled, Stock Predictions Based on Algorithms: 44.84% Gain in 3 Months. The “I Know First Average” return was 12.19% versus the S&P 500’s return of 5.24% over the same time period.

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Signal (3 months): 258.72

Predictability (3 months): 0.63

Return: -1.05%

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. is an international mining and natural resources company. The Company is an iron ore producer and a producer of metallurgical coal. The Company’s operations are organized according to product category and geographic location: U.S. Iron Ore, Eastern Canadian Iron Ore, North American Coal, Asia Pacific Iron Ore, Asia Pacific Coal, Latin American Iron Ore, Ferroalloys, and its Global Exploration Group. On May 12, 2011, the Company completed the acquisition of Consolidated Thompson Iron Mining Limited.







Signal (3 months): 179.70

Predictability (3 months): 0.46

Return: -1.74%

SINA Corporation is an online media company serving China and the global Chinese communities. Its main products include SINA.com, SINA.cn, and Weibo.com. These digital networks enable users to access and share user generated media and professional media with their friends and acquaintances. In a recent conversation with Christine Tan of CNBC, CEO of SINA Corp, Charles Cao, stated SINA plans to spend more money and energy on growing their user base.



Signal (3 months): 174.07

Predictability (3 months): 0.44

Return: 14.38%R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD) is a global provider of integrated communications. The Company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, drive top line growth, enhance return on investment and ensure compliance. RRD last posted its quarterly earnings results on May 1st: the company reported $0.31 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.27.







Signal (3 months): 134.98

Predictability (3 months): 0.29

Return: 14.38%

Intuitive Surgical designs, manufactures, and markets da Vinci Surgical Systems and related instruments and accessories.  From 2010 to 2013, the company had grown sales of daVinci robots by roughly 35% per year during the first quarter.  This year, sales of the new daVinci systems fell almost 47% as a result of tighter budgets due to the onset of the Affordable Care Act and the medical community’s questioning of the system’s effectiveness.  At this point, any sign of stabilization in system sales would be a positive sign.








Signal (3 months): 120.64

Predictability (3 months): 0.47

Return: 44.84%

Under Armour develops, markets, and distributes apparel, footwear, and accessories. The Company specializes in athletic gear and sells its products worldwide and to athletes at all levels. Under Armour has posted 16 consecutive quarters of other 20% growth in its top line. During this time, the company has managed to triple its revenues. Furthermore, the company announced a goal to increase its revenue to $4 billion by 2016, which is almost twice its current revenue of $2.33 billion. To meet this goal, Under Armour will need to continue to expand internationally and strengthen its product lines beyond its primary business: synthetic performance apparel.







Signal (3 months): 116.70

Predictability (3 months): 0.17

Return: 9.91%

Amazon.com, Inc. (Amazon.com) serves consumers through its retail websites and focus on selection, price, and convenience. Amazon offers programs that enables sellers to sell their products on its Websites and their own branded Websites and to fulfill orders through them. On June 18th, Amazon (AMZN) unveiled the Fire Phone after five years in the making. The Fire Phone marks Amazon’s first step into the smartphone hardware market.


Signal (3 months): 111.92

Predictability (3 months): 0.3

Growth: 9.02%

Yahoo is a global technology company involved in many different aspects of Internet and digital content and experiences across many devices. Yahoo  has many plans for the near future : Yahoo recently acquired Blink, a Snapchat-like messaging app. Yahoo is also poised to release a Youtube-like video platform this summer in an effort to compete with Google and other online video providers. Finally, Yahoo is debuting Yahoo Movies, a digital magazine that is focused on all things film from blockbusters to indie movies.

Signal (3 months): 99.55

Predictability (3 months): 0.4

Growth: 6.73%

Synovus Financial Corp. ( Synovus) is a financial services and a bank holding company. The Company provides integrated financial services, including commercial and retail banking, financial management, insurance and mortgage services to its customers through 29 locally-branded banking divisions of its wholly-owned subsidiary bank, Synovus Bank, and other offices in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida and Tennessee. Its retail banking services include accepting customary types of demand and savings deposits; mortgage, installment and other retail loans; investment and brokerage services; safe deposit services; automated banking services; automated fund transfers; Internet based banking services, and bank credit card services, including MasterCard and Visa services. In December 10, 2012, it sold the distressed assets.



Signal (3 months): 6.80

Predictability (3 months): 0.3

Growth: 9.02%

ARM Holdings plc (ARM) designs microprocessors, physical intellectual property (IP) and related technology and software, and sells development tools. As of December 31, 2012, the Company operated in three business segments: the Processor Division (PD), the Physical IP Division (PIPD) and the System Design Division (SDD). ARM licenses and sells its technology and products to international electronics companies, which in turn manufacture, markets and sells microprocessors, application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and application-specific standard processors (ASSPs) based on ARM’s technology to systems companies for incorporation into a range of end products. In August 2013, the Company announced that it has acquired Sensinode Oy, a provider of software technology for the Internet of things (IoT). In December 2013, ARM Holdings PLC acquired Geomerics. In August 2014, the Company acquired Duolog Technologies.


Signal (3 months): 87.46

Predictability (3 months): 0.2

Growth: 3.57%

Vodafone Group Plc (Vodafone), is a mobile communications company. Vodafone Red offers consumers and businesses a package with mobile data allowances, unlimited calls and texts, plus cloud and back-up services to secure personal data. Vodafone Cloud allows customers to store their personal digital content, such as contacts, photos and videos in the Vodafone network and to access it on the move from any connected device. Vodafone Secure Device Manager gives customer a way to manage many of their smart devices. In July 2014, the Company announced that it has completed the disposal of 49% interest in Vodafone Fiji Limited to the Fiji National Provident Fund. Effective July 23, 2014, Vodafone Holdings Europe SLU, a wholly owned unit of Vodafone Group PLC acquired Grupo Corporativo ONO SA (ONO). On August 14, 2014, Vodafone Global Enterprise and a unit of Vodafone Group PLC acquired a 97.332% interest in Cobra Automotive Technologies SpA.