I Know First Review: December 24th

I Know First Review: Stock Picks Based On Algorithms

The stocks selected here are the top performing small cap stocks from I Know First: Daily Market Forecast’s December 23rd 2014 stock forecast titled Small Caps: Up To 45.28% Return In 7 Days. This forecast is part of the “Best Small Caps Stocks” package, as one of I Know First’s quantitative investment solutions. The “I Know First Average” return was 10.38% versus a S&P500’s return of 4.65% over the same time period.


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Signal (7 Days): 2412.33

Predictability (7 Days): – 0.1

Return: 45.28%

Mechel OAO is a Russia-based integrated mining and steel company. The Company focuses on the production of mining products, such as coal, iron ore, nickel, and steel products. Its operations are divided into two segments: Mining and Steel. The company had a signal strength of 2412.33 and a predictability indicator of – 0.1. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 45.28% in a 7 days time horizon. Steelmakers climbed higher on Friday December 19th, as iron ore rose 75 cents, or 1.1 percent to $69.17 a ton, according to a price index compiled by Metal Bulletin. Iron ore prices have been dropping in recent months due to slowing demand for steel in China. The rate to ship iron ore on a Capesize vessel to Qingdao, China from Tubarao, Brazil plunged 4.9% to $11.86 a ton on Thursday, the lowest price since Jan. 8, 2009, according to Bloomberg.



Signal (7 Days): 104.55

Predictability (7 Days): – 0.08

Return: 15.84%

General Cable Corporation is engaged in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for use in the energy, industrial, construction, specialty and communications markets. The company had a signal strength of 104.55 and a predictability indicator of – 0.08. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 15.84% in a 7 days time horizon. General Cable Corp. (BGC) recently divested its interest in Phelps Dodge International Philippines, Inc. (“PDP”) for about $67 million in cash. The company divested 60% of its stake in PDP to A. Soriano Corporation (Anscor), a joint venture partner.


Signal (7 Days): 92.21

Predictability (7 Days): 0.34

Return: 10.66%

Monster Worldwide, Inc. (Monster Worldwide) is parent company of Monster, the global online employment solution. Through online media sites and services, the main service is to deliver audiences to advertisers. The company had a signal strength of 92.21 and a predictability indicator of 0.34. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 10.66% in a 7 days time horizon. Monster Worldwide Inc (MWW) reported its third quarter earnings for 2014, which although were poor, beat analyst expectations on many fronts. The earnings showcased an improvement in the employment giant’s financial performance through the implementation of their new ‘All the Jobs, All the People’ strategy that was implemented.




Signal (7 Days): 47.35

Predictability (7 Days): 0

Return: – 1.82%

Alon Blue Square Israel Ltd is a retail company. The Company operates in four segments: Supermarkets segment, Fueling and Commercial Sites segment, Non-Food segment and Real Estate segment.

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Signal (7 Days): 44.58

Predictability (7 Days): – 0.37

Return: 2.79%

Cirrus Logic, Inc. (Cirrus Logic) develops analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits (IC) for a broad range of consumer and industrial markets. Building on its diverse analog mixed-signal patent portfolio, Cirrus Logic delivers optimized products for consumer and professional audio, automotive entertainment, and targeted industrial applications, including energy control, energy measurement, light emitting diode (LED) lighting and energy exploration. The company had a signal strength of 44.58 and a predictability indicator of – 0.37. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 2.79% in a 7 days time horizon. The reason for the optimism was a likely price rise for Cirrus’ next generation of chips for the assumed “6S” model of the iPhone. It is also said that CRUS could win new business from Samsung Electronics Co Ltd for its new Galaxy S6 phone. Curtis also raised his EPS estimates for both the remainder of 2014 and all of 2015.

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Signal (7 Days): 43.06

Predictability (7 Days): 0.09

Return: 9.26%

Arch Coal, Inc. (Arch) is the coal producer that sells substantially all of its coal to power plants, steel mills and industrial facilities. The company had a signal strength of 43.06 and a predictability indicator of 0.09. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 9.26% in a 7 days time horizon. Arch Coal last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 28th. The company reported ($0.45) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of ($0.41) by $0.04. The company had revenue of $742.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $719.33 million.

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Signal (7 Days): 32.30

Predictability (7 Days): – 0.29

Return: 12.76%

The Phoenix Companies, Inc. (Phoenix) is a holding company. The Company’s operating subsidiaries provide life insurance and annuity products through independent agents and financial advisors. The Company’s principal insurance company subsidiaries are Phoenix Life Insurance Company (Phoenix Life) and PHL Variable Insurance Company (PHLVIC). The company had a signal strength of 32.30 and a predictability indicator of – 0.29. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 12.76% in a 7 days time horizon. Phoenix Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:PFX) announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, December 9th, Stock Ratings Network reports. Stockholders of record on Thursday, January 1st 2015 will be paid a dividend of 0.4656 per share on Thursday, January 15th. This represents a $1.86 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.50%.


Signal (7 Days): 32.29

Predictability (7 Days): 0.21

Return: 3.15%

Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. (Sarepta), formerly AVI BioPharma, Inc., is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of ribonucleic acid (RNA)-based therapeutics for the treatment of rare and infectious diseases. The company had a signal strength of 32.29 and a predictability indicator of 0.21. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 3.15% in a 7 days time horizon. Trade-Ideas LLC identified Sarepta Therapeutics ( SRPT) as a pre-market mover with heavy volume candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Sarepta Therapeutics as such a stock due to the following factors: First of all, SRPT has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $19.5 million. Then, SRPT traded 119,566 shares today in the pre-market hours as of 8:04 AM, representing 10.4% of its average daily volume.


Signal (7 Days): 31.34

Predictability (7 Days): 0.29

Return: 1.76%

Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA (Gol) is a Brazil-based holding company primarily engaged in the passenger air transportation sector. The company had a signal strength of 31.34 and a predictability indicator of 0.29. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 1.76% in a 7 days time horizon. Credit Suisse upgraded shares of Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA (NYSE:GOL) from a neutral rating to an outperform rating in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports.



Signal (7 Days): 22.95

Predictability (7 Days): 0.51

Return: 4.08%

Group 1 Automotive, Inc. is an operator in the automotive retailing industry. Through its operating subsidiaries, it markets and sells a range of automotive products and services, including new and used cars and light trucks; arrange related vehicle financing; service and insurance contracts; provide automotive maintenance and repair services, and sell vehicle part. The company had a signal strength of 22.95 and a predictability indicator of 0.51. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 4.08% in a 7 days time horizon. Group 1 Automotive Inc. (GPI) hit a new 52-week high on December 9th, reaching a peak of $92.99 after opening at $88.64 and closing at $92.94 for a move of 3.64%. Hitting a new 52-week high is a notable milestone for any company, and it can mean a trading opportunity on either the long or short side, depending on one’s perspective.


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