I Know First Review: September 20th

The stocks selected here are the top performing stocks from I Know First: Daily Market Forecast’s September 13th 2014. Stock Forecast titled, Stock Screener Based On Algorithms: 47.40% Gain in 3 Months. This forecast is part of the Risk-Conscious Package. The “I Know First Average” return was 11.16% versus the S&P 500’s return of 2.60% over the same time period.

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Signal (3 Months): 320.25

Predictability (3 Months): 0.24

Return: -5.15%

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): 285.89

Predictability (3 Months): 0.13

Return: 39.19%

Himax Technologies, Inc. operates as an IC design house with LCD manufacturing capability. The Company focuses on display IC products for display device and offers LCD technical consulting to customers to provide them with value-added technical support and integrated solutions. HIMX published its earnings data last Thursday: the company reported $0.14 earnings per share for the quarter, HIMX’s revenue was down 5.1% on a year-over-year basis.


Signal (3 Months): 61.35

Predictability (3 Months): 0.23

Return: -7.59%

Alcatel-Lucent provides Internet protocol (IP) and cloud networking, and ultra-broadband fixed and wireless access to service providers and their customers, enterprises, and institutions worldwide. Alcatel-Lucent shows a negative return of -7.59% over the last three months.



Signal (3 months): 35.58

Predictability (3 months): 0.2

Growth: 7.42%

Google Inc. (Google), is a global technology company. The Company’s business is primarily focused around key areas, such as search, advertising, operating systems and platforms, enterprise and hardware products. The Company generates revenue primarily by delivering online advertising. The Company also generates revenues from Motorola by selling hardware products. Effective May 16, 2014, Google Inc acquired Quest Visual Inc. Effective May 20, 2014, Google Inc acquired Enterproid Inc, doing business as Divide. In June 2014, Google Inc acquired mDialog Corp. Effective June 25, 2014, Google Inc acquired Appurify Inc, a San Francisco-based developer of mobile bugging application software. Effective 23, July, 2014, Google Inc acquired drawElements Oy, a Helsinki-based developer of 3D graphics software. Effective August 6, 2014, Google Inc acquired Tinker Square Inc. Effective August 22, 2014, Google Inc acquired Gecko Design Inc. Effective August 26, 2014, Google Inc acquired Zync Inc.



Signal (3 months): 25.77

Predictability (3 months): 0.15

Return: 1.32%

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): 22.09

Predictability (3 Months): 0.21

Growth: -3.13%

BT Group plc is a communications services companies, serving the needs of customers in the United Kingdom and in more than 170 countries globally. The Company’s activities are the provision of fixed-line services, broadband, mobile and television products and services, as well as networked information technology (IT) services. In the United Kingdom, the Company is a communications services provider, selling products and services to consumers, small and medium sized enterprises and the public sector. It also sells wholesale products and services to communications providers in the United Kingdom and globally. Globally, it supplies managed networked IT services to multinational corporations, domestic businesses and national and local government organizations. The Company has four customer facing lines of business: BT Retail, BT Global Services, BT Wholesale and Openreach. On January 17, 2013, the Company acquired 100% of Tikit Group plc (Tikit).




Signal (3 Months): 17.18

Predictability (3 Months): 0.11

Return: 47.40%

XPO Logistics, Inc., is a logistics provider of freight transportation services. The Company’s operations consist of three business units: expedited transportation, freight forwarding and freight brokerage. XPO announced on July 29 that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire New Breed for $615 million.


Signal (3 Months): 15.95

Predictability (3 Months): 0.15

Return: 32.82%

Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Gilead) is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes medicines. Gilead’s primary areas of focus include human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/AIDS, liver diseases, such as hepatitis B and C and cardiovascular/metabolic and respiratory conditions. The stock has increased by 58.9% since last year’s American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting and analysts are expecting a 228% increase of GILD’s second quarter earnings.






Signal (3 Months): 14.72

Predictability (3 Months): 0.2

Return: 1.37%

Alliant Techsystems Inc. (ATK) is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company that operates in 22 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally. The Company operates in four segments: aerospace systems, armament systems, missile products, and security and sporting. The Company is a producer of military small-caliber ammunition for use in soldier-carried weapons, such as automatic and semi-automatic rifles, and machine guns. ATK is also a producer of medium-caliber ammunition used by tanks.


Signal (3 Months): 13.50

Predictability (3 Months): 0.23

Return: -2.04%

AIZ. Assurant, Inc. (Assurant) is a provider of specialized insurance products and related services in North America and select worldwide markets. The Company operates in four segments: Assurant Solutions, Assurant Specialty Property, Assurant Health, and Assurant Employee Benefits. The products offered by the segments include warranties and service contracts, pre-funded funeral insurance, lender-placed homeowners insurance, manufactured housing homeowners insurance, individual health and small employer group health insurance, group dental, disability, and life insurance and employee-funded voluntary benefits. In October 2013, FirstService Corporation completed the sale of its Field Asset Services business to Assurant, Inc. In October 2013, Assurant Inc acquired Lifestyle Services Group Ltd. In April 2014, Assurant Inc acquired StreetLinks LLC. In September 2014, Assurant Inc expands mortgage industry offerings with acquisition of eMortgage Logic.