Market Read®

  • Friday, March 27 2015

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 various financial products and services in Brazil and internationally. Its products include personal loans, overdraft protection, payroll loans, vehicle loans, credit cards, mortgage and agricultural loans, real estate and working capital loans, and trade note discount and export; investment products, such as pension plans, mutual funds, time deposits, demand deposit accounts, savings accounts, and capitalization plans; and insurance products, including life, home, credit/cash cards, vehicles, and loan protection, as well as exchange and brokerage services. The company also provides investment options; private retirement plans; and investment capital loans, inventory financing, trade financing, foreign currency services, equipment leasing services, letters of credit, and guarantees, as well as collection and electronic payment services. In addition, it provides factoring, leasing, corporate finance, insurance brokerage, and trading services; financial advisory services; portfolio management services; and securities services consisting of custody, fiduciary services, and corporate solutions for pension funds, insurance companies, asset managers, international institutional investors, and equity and debt issuers. Further, the company offers loans from multilateral credit agencies, off-shore loans, international cash management services, guarantees for international bidding processes, derivatives for hedging or proprietary trading purposes, structured transactions, and international capital markets offerings. As of December 31, 2012, it had a network of 4,121 branches, 906 customer site branches, and 27,960 ATMs in Brazil and internationally. 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. The company was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Ita Unibanco Holding S.A. operates as a subsidiary of Itausa - Investimentos Itau S.A.

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 $17.61, 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 $10.78.

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.
  • GATS The Global Automated Trading System (GATS) combines neural networks and genetic algorithms to reduce investment risks. GATS selects the highest probability trades in stocks, bonds, options, commodities, currencies and private equities, delivering precise, predictive and profitable data.
  • 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 17.61.

This means that when ITUB closes above $17.61, we expect a short squeeze to begin that could quickly drive the price of ITUB considerably higher.

Date Short Volume Short Value SqueezeTrigger
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
2014-06-30 37538654 563271257.135 15.0051
2014-05-31 29230111 483126966.652 16.5284
2014-04-30 24418063 378641135.716 15.5066
2014-03-31 50442877 678048108.346 13.4419
2014-02-28 7961735 100250982.426 12.5916
2014-01-31 50646420 645326554.356 12.7418
2013-12-31 17039973 228715629.598 13.4223
2013-11-30 6364777 96130409.4195 15.1035
2013-10-31 59496311 891522472.179 14.9845
2013-09-30 61460569 847780942.729 13.7939
2013-08-31 70834377 886123889.395 12.5098

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
2015-03-25 -0.2 3543537 4626264 -1082727 -54136.35
2015-03-24 0.02 2460012 3293059 -833047 Bullish Bias
2015-03-23 0.12 2380266 2281298 98968 8247.333333
2015-03-20 0.34 3725376 4000478 -275102 Bullish Bias
2015-03-19 -0.38 2922529 3376194 -453665 -11938.55263
2015-03-18 0.23 6049870 6239462 -189592 Bullish Bias
2015-03-17 0.11 3321197 3558162 -236965 Bullish Bias
2015-03-16 0.0 2331242 2854586 -523344 Bullish Bias
2015-03-13 -0.47 4687813 6047172 -1359359 -28922.53191
2015-03-12 0.07 3403954 3749040 -345086 Bullish Bias
2015-03-11 0.25 5091971 4854582 237389 9495.56
2015-03-10 -0.26 15562652 12596002 2966650 Bearish Bias
2015-03-09 -0.49 9198772 9777356 -578584 -11807.83673
2015-03-06 -0.54 13218453 9787349 3431104 Bearish Bias
2015-03-05 -0.39 5370040 5570213 -200173 -5132.641026
2015-03-04 -0.39 5588582 6208647 -620065 -15899.10256
2015-03-03 -0.03 3707133 4078041 -370908 -123636
2015-03-02 -0.22 3006660 2645322 361338 Bearish Bias
2015-02-27 0.07 4164603 4694846 -530243 Bullish Bias
2015-02-26 -0.03 1807022 1703376 103646 Bearish Bias



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 $10.78 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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Our prediction engine has a track record that is second to none. See for our results.

Read Type Avg Return Avg Maturity Days Hits Misses % Accurate
Insider 15.851 77.88 11502 560 95.36%
SqueezeTrigger 12.576 22.06 9105 586 93.95%
Valuation 14.484 26.96 4201 302 93.29%
Seasonality 7.323 15.17 49304 4716 91.27%
Group Correlation 6.6 14.39 3825 391 90.73%
PatternScan 8.536 11.48 178214 26172 87.19%
Events 6.936 11.21 3990 624 86.48%
Earnings 8.571 10.32 23466 4712 83.28%
GATS 5.387 7.88 60225 12328 83.01%
Naked Shorts 13.958 10.95 2644 682 79.49%
Friction Factor 7.153 3.63 6748 1934 77.72%

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Last Price$10.78
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