I Know First Review: December 31st, 2014

I Know First Review: Stock Picks Based On Algorithms

The stocks selected here are the top performing Bank Stocks from I Know First: Daily Market Forecast’s December 30th, 2014 stock forecast titled Top Stocks To Invest In: Up to 14.48% Return in 14 Days. This forecast is part of the “Top 10 Stocks Picks” package, as one of I Know First’s quantitative investment solutions. The “I Know First Average” return was 8.63% versus the S&P 500’s return of 4.56% over the same time period.


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Signal (14 days): 67.54

Predictability (14 days): 0.56

Return: 8.91%

Tesla Motors, Inc. (Tesla) designs, develops, manufactures and sells electric vehicles and advanced electric vehicle powertrain components. Tesla owns its sales and service network. The Company provides services for the development of electric powertrain components and sells electric powertrain components to other automotive manufacturers. Tesla Motors Inc. had a signal strength of 67.54 and a predictability indicator of 0.56. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 8.91% in a 14 days time horizon. During the company’s annual shareholder meeting earlier this year, CEO Elon Musk promised “a fairly exciting upgrade to the Roadster.” On Friday, Tesla finally revealed what Musk was referring to: an upgrade that can boost the Roadster’s all-electric range from 245 miles to around 400 miles.



Signal (14 days): 57.12

Predictability (14 days): 0.39

Return: 7.06%

Veolia Environnement VE SA, formerly Veolia Environnement, is a provider of environmental management services, which include water and wastewater services, environmental services, energy services (excluding the production, trading and sale of electricity, other than production through co-generation) and transportation services. The Company had a signal strength of 57.12 and a predictability indicator of 0.39. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 7.06% in a 14 days time horizon. Veolia Environnement confirms the filing of a request to voluntarily delist its American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in view of terminating its registration with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). ompany’s sales growth for last 5 years was -8.70% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 19.50%.


Signal (14 days): 55.75

Predictability (14 days): 0.27

Return: 8.75%

Imperial Oil Limited (Imperial) is an integrated oil company. The Company is engaged in the exploration for, and production and sale of, crude oil and natural gas. In Canada, it is a producer of crude oil and natural gas, a petroleum refiner and a marketer of petroleum products. Imperial Oil is also a producer of petrochemicals. The Company had a signal strength of 55.75 and a predictability indicator of 0.27. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 8.75% in a 14 days time horizon. The real key to Imperial’s success is a culture of disciplined capital allocation. Imperial avoids high-risk projects that are sensitive to oil-price volatility, and instead focuses on projects that are low-cost and profitable. This is how the firm routinely squeezes out more profit per barrel than rivals.

GEL the good one

Signal (14 days): 55.34

Predictability (14 days): 0.34

Return: 14.48%

Genesis Energy, L.P. (Genesis) is a limited partnership focused on the midstream segment of the oil and gas industry in the Gulf Coast region of the United States, and in the Gulf of Mexico. The Company has a portfolio of customers, operations and assets, including pipelines, refinery-related plants, storage tanks and terminals, barges and trucks. Genesis provides an integrated range of services to refineries, oil, natural gas and carbon dioxide (CO2) producers, industrial and commercial enterprises that use sodium hydrosulfide (NaHS) and caustic soda, and businesses that use CO2 and other industrial gases. The Company had a signal strength of 55.34 and a predictability indicator of 0.34. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 14.48% in a 14 days time horizon. GEL has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Barclays cut their price target on shares of Genesis Energy, L.P. from $53.00 to $49.00 in a research note on Friday, December 19th. They now have an “equal weight” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Robert W. Baird upgraded shares of Genesis Energy, L.P. from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 4th. They now have a $57.00 price target on the stock.



Signal (14 days): 51.68

Predictability (14 days): 0.37

Return: 13.26%

Hess Corporation (Hess) is a global integrated energy company that operates in two segments: Exploration and Production (E&P) and Marketing and Refining (M&R). The E&P segment explores for, develops, produces, purchases, transports and sells crude oil and natural gas. The Company had a signal strength of 51.68 and a predictability indicator of 0.37. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 13.26% in a 14 days time horizon. Hess Corp. COO Gregory P. Hill sold 3,800 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction dated Monday, December 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $75.19, for a total transaction of $285,722.00.




Signal (14 days): 35.81

Predictability (14 days): 0.45

Return: 4.70%

The Bank of Nova Scotia (the Bank) is a diversified financial institution. As of October 31, 2011, the Bank offered a range of products and services, including retail, commercial, corporate and investment banking to more than 18.6 million customers in more than 50 countries around the world. The Bank had a signal strength of 35.81 and a predictability indicator of 0.45. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 4.70% in a 14 days time horizon. Recently The Bank of Nova Scotia, Canada’s third-largest bank by assets, plans to acquire Citigroup’s consumer and commercial banking operations in Peru, a move that will bolster its position as a major lender in the South American country.


Signal (14 days): 34.02

Predictability (14 days): 0.3

Return: 7.05%

Glencore PLC, formerly Glencore Xstrata Plc, is a diversified natural resource company. The Company operates in three segments: Metals and Minerals, which includes copper, nickel, zinc/lead, alloys, alumina/aluminum and iron ore; Energy Products, which includes controlled and non-controlled coal mining and oil production operations and investments in strategic handling, storage and freight equipment and facilities, and Agricultural Products, which focuses on grains, oils/oilseeds, cotton and sugar. The Company’s operations consist of over 150 mining and metallurgical sites, offshore oil production assets, farms and agricultural facilities. Glencore PLC had a signal strength of 34.02 and a predictability indicator of 0.3. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 7.05% in a 14 days time horizon. Although Glencore’s bottom line is forecast to be 2% lower this year, it is expected to rise by 31% next year. This is an impressive rate of growth and, despite this, shares in Glencore trade on a P/E ratio of 14.2, which equates to a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of just 0.5. This indicates that growth is on offer at a very reasonable price and could mean a share price rise is on the cards for next year.



Signal (14 days): 33.37

Predictability (14 days): 0.24

Return: 8.18%

Canadian National Railway Company (CN) is engaged in the rail and related transportation business. CN’s network, and its co-production agreements, routing protocols, marketing alliances and interline agreements, provide CN customers access to all three North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) nations. In March 2012, the Company acquired a locomotive program. The company had a signal strength of 33.37 and a predictability indicator of 0.24. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 8.18% in a 14 days time horizon. Canadian National Railway has 77.80% institutional ownership while its EPS ratio was 3.07. The company has 812.42 million shares outstanding while market capitalization of the company was $56.28 billion. Price to book ratio was 4.74. Net profit margin of the company was 25.60% while gross profit margin was 51.50%. Stock volatility for the month was booked as 2.78% while for the week was recorded as 1.58%.


Signal (14 days): 32.19

Predictability (14 days): 0.51

Return: 7.52%

Orange SA, formerly France Telecom SA, is a France-based company that is engaged, principally, in the provision of integrated telecommunications services. The Company is also a European mobile operator, Internet access provider in Europe, and telecommunications services provider for multinational businesses under the Orange brand. The Company offers its individual customers, residential clients, corporate businesses and other telecommunications operators a range of services covering fixed and mobile communications, data transmission, wireless telecommunication services, broadcasting services, Internet and multimedia and advertising services, among others. The company had a signal strength of 32.19 and a predictability indicator of 0.51. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 7.52% in a 14 days time horizon. Orange SA was upgraded to a neutral rating  by analysts at Credit Suisse. Analysts at Credit Suisse believe that the company provides prime value to investors going forward and the growth trajectory for the company looks intact for the coming quarters. This report is being received very positive on the street. The relative strength index for Orange SA (ADR) (NYSE:ORAN)  has been trading in the bullish zone and currently trades near the 71.71 and shows no signs of a reversal.


Signal (14 days): 31.74

Predictability (14 days): 0.13

Return: 6.39%

Hancock Holding Company is a financial services company with regional business headquarters and locations throughout a growing Gulf South corridor. With a heritage dating to the late 1800s, the company’s banking subsidiary provides a comprehensive network of full-service financial choices through Hancock Bank locations in Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida and Whitney Bank offices in Louisiana and Texas, including traditional and online banking; commercial and small business banking; energy banking; private banking; trust and investment services; certain insurance services; mortgage services; and consumer financing. The company had a signal strength of 31.74 and a predictability indicator of 0.13. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 6.39% in a 14 days time horizon. Hancock Holding Company will begin trading ex-dividend on December 03, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.24 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 15, 2014. Shareholders who purchased HBHC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 34th quarter that HBHC has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $31.51, the dividend yield is 3.05%.

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