Market Read®

  • Friday, November 27 2015

This prediction has passed its maturity date!

This prediction was valid between February 26, 2013 and March 06, 2013. All information in this report is for reference only and should not be considered forward looking.


Costco Wholesale Corp.


Costco Wholesale Corporation operates membership warehouses that offer a selection of branded and private label products in a range of merchandise categories in no-frills, self-service warehouse facilities. The company's product categories include candy, snack foods, tobacco, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and cleaning and institutional supplies; appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, office supplies, garden and patio, sporting goods, toys, seasonal items, and automotive supplies; dry and institutionally packaged foods; apparel, domestics, jewelry, house wares, media, home furnishings, cameras, and small appliances; meat, bakery, deli, and produce; and gas stations, pharmacy, food court, optical, one-hour photo, hearing aid, and travel. It also provides business and gold star (individual) membership services. As of April 26, 2011, the company operated 581 warehouses, including 425 in the United States and Puerto Rico, 80 in Canada, 22 in the United Kingdom, 7 in Korea, 6 in Taiwan, 8 in Japan, 1 in Australia, and 32 in Mexico. It also has Costco Online, an electronic commerce Web site, at in the United States and at in Canada. The company was formerly known as Costco Companies, Inc. and changed its name to Costco Wholesale Corporation in August 1999. Costco Wholesale Corporation was founded in 1976 and is based in Issaquah, Washington.

Investment Highlights

  • PATTERN SCAN predicts the price of COST expected to move up in the coming weeks based on the appearance of a 'Trend Line Break(3)' pattern. Specifically, a ACT EOD variant of Trend Line Break(3) has been detected. The target is $102.67. more
  • GATS predicts COST will move up in the coming weeks. Target is $106.10. more
  • SQUEEZETRIGGER predicts that when COST closes above $82.00, we expect a short squeeze to begin that could quickly drive the price of COST considerably higher.

Predictive Range January 04, 2013 - March 06, 2013

Anticipated price movement, between prediction date and target date, based on all market reads.
$101.34 - $104.39

How WealthMakers Market Reads Work:

WealthMakers Market Reads™ provide you with market performance predictions based on proprietary technologies, trading algorithms and data to help you make better, more informed investment decisions. Here's a quick review of our predictive technologies:

  • 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.

Pattern Scan


Tracks "Trigger Events" that positively or negatively affect the value of a stock.

Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) is predicted to go up in coming weeks based on bullish technical trends that have appeared in the recent performance of the stock. COST has demonstrated Trend Line Break(3) strategy ACT EOD with a strength of 2.0/5. The higher the strength, the higher the probability of an accurate prediction.

  • The price of COST expected to move up in the coming weeks.
  • PatternScan has detected that a 'ACT EOD' pattern has appeared.
  • Specifically, a ACT EOD variant of Trend Line Break(3) has been detected.
  • This indicates a high probablity that COST will move up in the coming weeks.



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

Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) 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 COST expected to move up in the coming weeks.
  • Suggested stop level of 92.34 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 COST is 82.00.

This means that when COST closes above $82.00, we expect a short squeeze to begin that could quickly drive the price of COST considerably higher.

Date Short Volume Short Value SqueezeTrigger
2015-10-31 3550434 526264144.78 148.2253
2015-09-30 7834656 1114073980.82 142.1982
2015-08-31 822712 119893161.59 145.7292
2015-07-31 6751419 962675383.223 142.5886
2015-06-30 5789807 806564696.614 139.3077
2015-05-31 6633201 957291628.558 144.3182
2015-04-30 482975 72949171.8675 151.0413
2015-03-31 437879 64644076.77 147.63
2015-02-28 1046034 151674930.0 145.0
2015-01-31 6308817 893014308.113 141.5502
2014-12-31 8208498 1161672382.91 141.5207
2014-11-30 5759206 793831101.501 137.8369
2014-10-31 6876979 869279028.912 126.4042
2014-09-30 7147645 895875102.832 125.3385
2014-08-31 6987274 833762059.869 119.3258
2014-07-31 8457790 993527287.731 117.4689
2014-06-30 1799757 210384394.272 116.896
2014-05-31 6407078 734269078.618 114.6028
2014-04-30 10156424 1147882087.41 113.0203
2014-03-31 10972303 1249780423.07 113.9032

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 COST's price to rise
  • If Friction Factor is negative, more selling than buying caused COST'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
2015-10-09 2.34 1573780 807762 766018 3273.581197
2015-10-08 2.54 655266 793103 -137837 Bullish Bias
2015-10-07 -0.45 719045 698042 21003 Bearish Bias
2015-10-06 0.14 529445 748503 -219058 Bullish Bias
2015-10-05 2.23 812770 589612 223158 1000.70852
2015-10-02 1.15 672332 685174 -12842 Bullish Bias
2015-10-01 -1.1 820797 645494 175303 Bearish Bias
2015-09-30 0.85 914320 623502 290818 3421.388235
2015-09-29 0.17 587993 764269 -176276 Bullish Bias
2015-09-28 -1.65 583441 908747 -325306 -1971.551515
2015-09-25 0.94 433484 589576 -156092 Bullish Bias
2015-09-24 -1.57 455588 668613 -213025 -1356.847134
2015-09-23 2.09 663797 741493 -77696 Bullish Bias
2015-09-22 -0.56 355368 717683 -362315 -6469.910714
2015-09-21 1.3 225022 286602 -61580 Bullish Bias
2015-09-18 -1.54 392964 755297 -362333 -2352.811688
2015-09-17 -0.28 352690 490800 -138110 -4932.5
2015-09-16 1.18 295360 435966 -140606 Bullish Bias
2015-09-15 1.37 307257 429237 -121980 Bullish Bias
2015-09-14 -0.18 284902 346464 -61562 -3420.111111

General Results


Past success in predictions regarding all predictions on the WealthMakers platform.

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 16.753 83.01 13667 633 95.57%
SqueezeTrigger 12.491 21.63 10293 701 93.62%
Valuation 14.484 26.96 4201 302 93.29%
Seasonality 7.274 15.17 55121 5100 91.53%
Group Correlation 7.006 15.08 8464 904 90.35%
PatternScan 8.43 11.41 209257 30980 87.10%
Events 6.819 11.27 4385 667 86.80%
Earnings 8.502 10.32 24724 4970 83.26%
GATS 5.454 7.86 74542 15548 82.74%
Naked Shorts 13.717 10.97 2831 727 79.57%
Friction Factor 7.002 3.62 7823 2242 77.72%

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Last Price$163.71
52 Week Range$109.50 - $126.12
1 Month Range$114.51 - $118.64
Avg Daily Volume1783155.0
PE Ratio26.43
Earnings Per Share
Shares Outstanding438MM
Market Capitalization$51723.00MM


ACCOUNT SUPPORT 855-879-3258