I Know First Review: January 21st, 2015

I Know First Review: Stock Picks Based On Algorithms

The stocks selected here are the top performing Top Small Caps Stocks from I Know First: Daily Market Forecast’s October 17th, 2014 stock forecast titled  Top Small Cap Stocks Based On Predictive Algorithms: A Return of 29.79% In 3 Months.  This forecast is part of the “Small Cap Forecast” package, as one of I Know First’s quantitative investment solutions. The “I Know First Average” return was 14.92% versus the S&P 500’s return of 8.41% over the same time period.

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Signal (90 days): 385.32

Predictability (90 Days): 0.43

Return: 2.47%

 Exelixis, Inc., a biotechnology company, develops small molecule therapies for the treatment of cancer in the United States. The company focuses primarily on developing and commercializing COMETRIQ, an inhibitor of multiple receptor tyrosine kinases for the treatment of progressive and metastatic medullary thyroid cancer.  The company had a signal strength of 385.32 and a predictability indicator of 0.43. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 2.47% in 90 days. Recently, the company has announced the extension of it’s distribution agreement with Sobi, to continue distributing the COMETRIQ drug.


Signal (90 days): 184.94

Predictability (90 Days): 0.33

Return: 7.17%

Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. designs, develops, produces, and sells integrated process control metrology systems and stand-alone metrology solutions used in the manufacturing process of semiconductors. Its metrology systems measure various thin film properties and critical circuit dimensions during various steps in the semiconductor manufacturing process. The company had a signal strength of 184.9 and a predictability indicator of 0.33. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 7.17% in 90 days.


Signal (90 days): 176.73

Predictability (90 Days): 0.58

Return: 21.33%

Just Energy Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, primarily retails natural gas and electricity in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The company operates through Consumer Energy Marketing, Commercial Energy Marketing, Home Services, and Other segments. The company had a signal strength of 176.73 and a predictability indicator of 0.58. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 21.33% in 90 days. The company’s stock return on the period under analysis was boosted by it’s new long term agreement with CPF to sell residential solar electricity, therefore confirming I Know First’s bullish prediction.


Signal (90 days): 148.72

Predictability (90 Days): 0.57

Return: 6.72%

Monster Worldwide, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides online and mobile employment solutions worldwide. It serves individuals, small and medium-sized organizations, enterprise organizations, and educational institutions, as well as federal, state, and local government agencies. The company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in New York, New York. The company had a signal strength of 148.72 and a predictability indicator of 0.57. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 6.72% in 90 days. On the period under analysis, the company has announced the beta launch of their next generation social recruitment advertising solution on Twitter.


Signal (90 days): 83.55

Predictability (90 Days): 0.29

Return: 27.25%

 Adams Resources & Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in marketing crude oil and natural gas. The company’s Marketing segment purchases crude oil, and arranges sales and deliveries to refiners and other customers in Texas and Louisiana with additional operations in Michigan and North Dakota. Its Transportation segment transports liquid chemicals on a ‘for hire’ basis in the continental United States and Canada. The company had a signal strength of 83.55 and a predictability indicator of 0.29. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 27.25% in 90 days.


Signal (90 days): 71.46

Predictability (90 Days): 0.61

Return: 29.47%

OM Group, Inc. operates as a technology-driven industrial company worldwide. It operates through Magnetic Technologies, Battery Technologies, and Specialty Chemicals segments. The Magnetic Technologies segment develops, manufactures, and distributes industrial-use magnetic materials and related products, such as magnetically soft products and permanent magnets. This segment sells its products to automotive systems, electrical installation technology, industrial, retail, and renewable energy markets. The company had a signal strength of 71.46 and a predictability indicator of 0.61. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 29.47% in 90 days. One of the main reasons of OMG stocks to rise was the acquisition the company made of Ener-Tek International for $24 million. This acquisition reflects the company’s strategy of building out their existing business platforms with complementary acquisitions, expending though it’s products portfolio.


Signal (90 days): 64.22

Predictability (90 Days): 0.62

Return: 29.79%

Vonage Holdings Corp. provides communications services that connect individuals through cloud-connected devices worldwide. The company offers voice and messaging services through session initiation protocol based voice over Internet protocol network. It provides home telephone replacement services to residential customers through various service plans with a range of basic features, including voicemail, call waiting, call forwarding, and caller ID with name, as well as area code selection, virtual phone number, and Web-enabled voicemail.

The I Know First positive prediction, described by the positive signal of 64.22, and a predictability of 0.62, was confirmed by the stock’s high return of 29.9%. This trend was mostly driven by the positive reviews the company has received by market annalists, earning itself a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).


Signal (90 days): 63.25

Predictability (90 Days): 0.57

Return: 7.74%

GenCorp Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of aerospace and defense products and systems in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Aerospace and Defense, and Real Estate. The Aerospace and Defense segment offers defense system products, including liquid, solid, and air-breathing propulsion systems and components for applications in missile defense systems, maneuvering propulsion systems, precision war-fighting systems, and specialty metal products, as well as for use in strategic, tactical, and precision strike missiles. The company had a signal strength of 63.25 and a predictability indicator of 0.57. In accordance with the algorithm prediction, the stock returned 7.74% in 90 days.

GenCorp Inc.’s (GenCorp) subsidiary Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully completed a hot-fire test of its new integrated propulsion system, enabling missions not previously available to these tiny satellites. These fact has strongly contributed for it’s share price to rise.


Signal (90 days): 58.91

Predictability (90 Days): 0.38

Return: 20.53%

Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. operates as an online travel company worldwide. It enables leisure and business travelers to research, plan, and book a range of travel products and services. The company offers various products and services comprising air travel, hotels, vacation packages, car rentals, cruises, rail tickets, and travel insurance, as well as destination services, such as ground transportation, event tickets, and tours. The company had a signal strength of 58.91 and a predictability indicator of 0.38.

OWW has presented, on the 90 days horizon time, a significant 20.53% return for it’s investors, confirming though I Know First predictions. The move was attributable to market speculations indicating a possible sale of the company


Signal (90 days): 57.94

Predictability (90 Days): 0.33

Return: -3.28%

Raven Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides various products for the industrial, agricultural, energy, construction, and military/aerospace markets in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Applied Technology, Engineered Films, and Aerostar. The Applied Technology segment designs, manufactures, sells, and services precision agriculture products and information management tools that enable growers to enhance farm yields.


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