Market Read®

  • Friday, October 21 2016

This prediction has hit its target!

As predicted, the stock moved up from $17.66 to $18.66 (5.69%)
between February 28, 2013 and March 08, 2013.

This prediction has passed its maturity date!

This prediction was valid between February 28, 2013 and March 09, 2013. All information in this report is for reference only and should not be considered forward looking.


Banco Holding Sa


Ita Unibanco Holding S.A. provides a range of financial products and services to individuals and corporate clients in Brazil and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Retail Banking, Wholesale Banking, and Activities with the Market + Corporation. It accepts time, savings, and demand deposits; and offers personal, payroll, vehicle, and mortgage loans, as well as credit cards. The company also provides asset management, custody and bookkeeping, consortium, investment banking, and electronic payment means services, as well as private banking services. In addition, it offers property, casualty, and life insurance products, as well as reinsurance products; pension plans; and consumer finance credit, as well as capitalization, leasing, and brokerage services. Ita Unibanco Holding S.A. has 4,891 branches and client service branches; 94 digital branches; and 2 6,412 automated teller machines. The company was formerly known as Ita Unibanco Banco M ltiplo S.A. and changed its name to Ita Unibanco Holding S.A. in April 2009. Ita Unibanco Holding S.A. was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in S o Paulo, Brazil.

Investment Highlights

  • GATS predicts ITUB will move up in the coming weeks. Target is $18.66. more
  • FRICTION FACTOR detects positive price friction, allowing the price to more easily move up to $18.05 by February 26, 2013. more
  • FRICTION FACTOR detects positive price friction, allowing the price to more easily move up to $17.95 by February 28, 2013. more
  • SQUEEZETRIGGER predicts that when ITUB closes above $16.21, we expect a short squeeze to begin that could quickly drive the price of ITUB considerably higher.
  • VALUATION ITUB has a current calculated value of $19.42 which means the stock is undervalued compared to its price of $11.5.

Predictive Range February 25, 2013 - March 09, 2013

Anticipated price movement, between prediction date and target date, based on all market reads.
$17.65 - $18.22

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  • EARNINGS Most stock price histories show random or unpredictable movements around earnings reports. But some repeat the same pattern quarter after quarter, year after year. Earnings predicts probability, price move and length of move before and after all US stock earnings reports.
  • FRICTION FACTOR Friction Factor is based on the relationship between the price of a stock and the volume at which it's bought and sold. Normal and abnormal Friction factor patterns can help you time your buying and selling decisions for maximum earnings potential.
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  • GROUP SECTOR Certain institutions can exert buying or selling pressure over an entire industry group, pushing prices higher. Group Sector identifies stocks that most closely match their group's movement and generate powerful group consensus trading signals to help you profit from the herd mentality.
  • PATTERN SCAN This technology automatically tracks "Trigger Events" that positively or negatively affect the value of a stock — or its perceived value among analysts — ranging from price fluctuations to natural disasters and political shifts. The results reveal patterns that can predict market movements.
  • EVENTS Events describe the current technical situation in your stock. It displays the technicals, trend conditions and seasonal factors and automatically discovers how that stock has performed in the trading days following the occurrences of the event or combination of events. This technology automatically scans using complex historical queries based on what event is taking place right now in the stock. It then displays the probability, expected return and number of trading days for the expected move.
  • RegSHO NAKED SHORTS SEC Regulation SHO mandates that if a clearing agent holds a fail-to-deliver position for 13 consecutive settlement days, it must purchase securities to close out its position, a.k.a. a forced cover. WealthMakers aggregates data from NYSE, AMEX, NASDAQ, OTCBB and PINKSHEETS to track stocks that are about to have forced covers.
  • SEASONALITY Seasonality analyzes more than 20 years of data to determine if stocks have a long or short seasonal bias, how many trading days the move is expected to last, the probability of that move and the percentage move the stock is expected to make based on the seasonal bias.
  • SQUEEZE TRIGGER Our proprietary database of more than 3,500,000,000 short sale transactions allows us to calculate the exact price at which the total short interest is short in each stock. Squeeze Trigger Alerts let you know exactly when a short squeeze will start and how to trade profitably.
  • VALUATION A stock's value is a function of its forecasted earnings per share and forecasted earnings growth, as well as profitability, interest and inflation rates. Valuation use these metrics to determine at what price a stock is undervalued or overvalued, so that you can make investment decisions accordingly.
  • INSIDER Significant stock sales or purchases by company "insiders" (officers or directors) can be a predictor of future price movements — up or down. The Insider strategy tracks these actions and correlates them with historical data to give you an investment edge.

Friction Factor


Uses stock price and transaction volume to help time buying and selling decisions.

Itau Unibanco Banco Holding Sa (NYSE: ITUB) is expected to go higher The Friction Factor displays how many more shares of buying than selling are required to move a stock higher by one cent or how many more shares of selling than buying moves a stock lower by 1 cent.

  • The price of ITUB expected to move up.
  • Positive price friction detected in the volume of the stock indicates the price should move to $18.05 by February 26, 2013.



Reduces risk by selecting the highest probability trades across market indices.

Itau Unibanco Banco Holding Sa (NYSE: ITUB) is expected to go up as bullish signals have been generated by top equity trading strategies. This trading system is designed to identify high probability reversion to mean trading candidates. It looks to go long immediately following strong sell-offs, and goes short after sharp run ups. Its trades are short term and hone in on the irrational decisions of emotional traders around these extreme moves.

  • The price of ITUB expected to move up in the coming weeks.
  • Suggested stop level of 16.09 to limit potential trading losses.

Squeeze Trigger


We have a proprietary database of all trading in US stocks and maintain massive databases of short sale and naked short sale time and sales data, along with short squeeze SqueezeTrigger prices. We are the only firm that knows the exact price that a short squeeze will start in every US stock.

The Cumulative Squeeze Trigger price for ITUB is 16.21.

This means that when ITUB closes above $16.21, we expect a short squeeze to begin that could quickly drive the price of ITUB considerably higher.

Date Short Volume Short Value SqueezeTrigger
2016-02-29 4677989 29752010.04 6.36
2016-01-31 67506612 404249844.64 5.9883
2015-12-31 87845395 632091539.722 7.1955
2015-11-30 87056686 648554899.363 7.4498
2015-10-31 66942581 485561317.025 7.2534
2015-09-30 83465644 574251977.284 6.8801
2015-08-31 87220298 671901565.643 7.7035
2015-07-31 41607031 400484316.187 9.6254
2015-06-30 46068824 499948091.813 10.8522
2015-05-31 11361361 143850736.165 12.6614
2015-04-30 68915313 847720373.682 12.3009
2015-03-31 38969245 452121180.49 11.602
2015-02-28 22920714 288092746.337 12.5691
2015-01-31 2788897 35032450.7758 12.5614
2014-12-31 8061334 116396795.493 14.4389
2014-11-30 44758737 645407559.919 14.4197
2014-10-31 16599550 226353123.755 13.6361
2014-09-30 29502675 509372534.678 17.2653
2014-08-31 51717909 837266400.592 16.1891
2014-07-31 47210170 720162817.248 15.2544

Friction Factor


Friction Factor determines if there is normal or abnormal behavior in the price action of the stock when compared to the buying vs. selling trading statistics. It shows us how many more shares of buying than selling it takes to move a stock higher by 1 cent, or how many more shares of selling than buying it takes to drop a stock by 1 cent.
Here is how to understand Friction Factor:

  • If Friction Factor is positive, more buying than selling caused ITUB's price to rise
  • If Friction Factor is negative, more selling than buying caused ITUB's price to fall
  • If Friction Factor is 0, there was no discernable activity either way
  • If Friction Factor is abnormal, it means that more buying than selling caused the price to drop which is evidence of manipulative activity. In some cases more selling than buying can cause the price to increase. While this is rare, it must be noted as well. Friction Factor raw data.

Date Change Buy Vol Sell Vol Net Vol Friction
2016-02-01 0.15 6472133 5673008 799125 53275
2016-01-29 0.47 6861638 5607696 1253942 26679.61702
2016-01-28 0.04 3279830 4972731 -1692901 Bullish Bias
2016-01-27 0.01 4936939 5139707 -202768 Bullish Bias
2016-01-26 0.07 3468699 3702496 -233797 Bullish Bias
2016-01-25 -0.13 3086263 2919876 166387 Bearish Bias
2016-01-22 0.26 4012337 3810433 201904 7765.538462
2016-01-21 -0.18 7775321 6136787 1638534 Bearish Bias
2016-01-20 -0.09 5833904 5836268 -2364 -262.6666667
2016-01-19 -0.08 3316061 4763396 -1447335 -180916.875
2016-01-15 -0.25 3398107 4076182 -678075 -27123
2016-01-14 0.13 6930454 7204720 -274266 Bullish Bias
2016-01-13 -0.15 2804239 3583321 -779082 -51938.8
2016-01-12 0.04 3994034 3492103 501931 125482.75
2016-01-11 -0.01 3903798 4689451 -785653 -785653
2016-01-08 0.0 5128189 7523849 -2395660 Bullish Bias
2016-01-07 -0.17 5128071 4474731 653340 Bearish Bias
2016-01-06 -0.05 5346210 5946387 -600177 -120035.4
2016-01-05 0.06 4087813 4559586 -471773 Bullish Bias
2016-01-04 -0.29 7941496 10114157 -2172661 -74919.34483



Value is a measure of a stock's current worth. ITUB has a current value of 19.42 per share. Therefore, it is undervalued compared to its Price of $11.5 per share. Value is computed from forecasted earnings per share, forecasted earnings growth, profitability, interest, and inflation rates. Value increases when earnings, earnings growth rate and profitability increase, and when interest and inflation rates decrease.

General Results


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Read Type Avg Return Avg Maturity Days Hits Misses % Accurate
Insider 18.116 83.35 16716 766 95.62%
SqueezeTrigger 14.969 21.7 11534 892 92.82%
Valuation 19.577 27.08 4010 317 92.67%
Seasonality 10.994 15.25 60167 6819 89.82%
Group Correlation 8.21 15.22 13398 1598 89.34%
PatternScan 12.073 11.42 247141 39633 86.18%
Events 9.808 11.18 4714 838 84.91%
GATS 8.586 7.88 91074 21456 80.93%
Naked Shorts 19.862 10.97 2901 791 78.58%
Earnings 13.876 14.24 12878 3609 78.11%
Friction Factor 10.531 3.62 8638 2650 76.52%

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Last Price$11.50
52 Week Range$11.61 - $17.09
1 Month Range$14.07 - $15.47
Avg Daily Volume8063981.0
PE Ratio10.81
Earnings Per Share
Shares Outstanding5466MM
Market Capitalization$81291.00MM


ACCOUNT SUPPORT 855-879-3258