K Score is a predictive equity rating powered by machine learning (ML) technologies. Kavout takes in vast and diverse datasets including fundamentals, pricing, technical indicators, and alternative data, and then uses a combination of statistical analysis and ML techniques with ranking algorithms to deliver an actionable equity rating score with values ranging from 1-to-9.
A higher K Score (7-9) assigned to a stock indicates a higher probability of outperformance, whereas a lower K Score (1-3) indicates a lower probability of outperformance in the next month.
To test the performance of the K Score, we constructed two portfolios – Top Picks and Bottom Picks. The Top Picks portfolio is comprised all the tradable stock equities on the US stock exchanges with a K Score of 9, while the Bottom Picks portfolio have stocks in K Score of 1.