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  • Wednesday, October 07 2015

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This prediction was valid between March 01, 2013 and March 08, 2013. All information in this report is for reference only and should not be considered forward looking.


Hurco Companies


Hurco Companies, Inc., an industrial technology company, designs, manufactures, and sells computerized machine tools for the companies in metal cutting industry worldwide. The company provides general purpose computerized machine tools, including vertical machining centers and turning centers in the VM, VMX, Five-Axis, high speed machining, HMX horizontal, TM/TMM, TMX, and DCX product series; and LCM machine tool components and accessories comprising CNC rotary tables, CNC tilt tables, and swivel heads and electrospindles. It also offers Autobend computer control systems for metal bending press brake machines; and software option products for two-dimensional programming. In addition, the company produces and distributes control upgrades, hardware accessories, and replacement parts for its machine tool product lines, as well as offers operator training and support services to its customers. It serves precision tool, die, and mold manufacturers, independent metal parts manufacturers, and specialized production application or prototype departments in aerospace, defense, medical equipment, energy, automotive/transportation, electronics, and computer industries, as well as original equipment manufacturers of new metal fabrication machine tools. The company sells its products through independent agents and distributors, as well as through direct sales personnel. Hurco Companies, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Investment Highlights

  • EARNINGS predicts that HURC will move up 6.33% by March 08, 2013. The target is $29.81. more
  • SQUEEZETRIGGER predicts that when HURC closes above $24.02, we expect a short squeeze to begin that could quickly drive the price of HURC considerably higher.
  • VALUATION HURC has a current calculated value of $45.00 which means the stock is undervalued compared to its price of $28.23.

Predictive Range March 08, 2013 - March 08, 2013

Anticipated price movement, between prediction date and target date, based on all market reads.
$28.04 - $29.81

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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.



Predicts probability, price move and length of move before and after earnings reports.

The movement of stock prices in the days and weeks leading to and following these earnings announcements may follow a predictable pattern. Most companies stock price histories show random or unpredictable movements around earnings dates. But some seem to repeat the same pattern quarter after quarter, year after year. The # of Reports in the table below shows how many previous quarterly reports comprise the indicator that predicts how a stock will act after its earnings are released.
Earnings, or profits, drive stock prices. The market values a company based on its current and anticipated future ability to make money. The market takes the earnings pulse of a company four times per year when quarterly reports are issued. When this information is released it can often be a trend-changing or a trend confirming event because the information is so vital to the market's perception of the vitality of that company.
This technology is designed to help the stock trader identify those companies that seem to have a consistent pattern of movement before or after the earnings release date, based on the history

  • HURC, currently trading around 28.23 expected to hit $29.81.
  • The price of HURC tends to move up before earnings report dates.
  • Of the previous 5 earnings releases, HURC has moved up 100% of the time.

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 HURC is 24.02.

This means that when HURC closes above $24.02, we expect a short squeeze to begin that could quickly drive the price of HURC considerably higher.

Date Short Volume Short Value SqueezeTrigger
2015-07-31 106864 3681678.528 34.452
2015-06-30 117661 4039055.0419 34.3279
2015-05-31 66199 2174458.4127 32.8473
2015-04-30 108583 3652471.5208 33.6376
2015-03-31 92153 2909251.7794 31.5698
2015-02-28 31331 1115834.7664 35.6144
2015-01-31 103701 3665021.4822 35.3422
2014-12-31 39255 1324691.379 33.7458
2014-11-30 76936 2928699.6312 38.0667
2014-10-31 140004 4812833.5056 34.3764
2014-09-30 230861 8314597.4316 36.0156
2014-08-31 176476 5712033.9872 32.3672
2014-07-31 672313 21985912.4947 32.7019
2014-06-30 85271 2408666.9912 28.2472
2014-05-31 70928 1901671.8864 26.8113
2014-04-30 95907 2603903.8221 27.1503
2014-03-31 89267 2298714.517 25.751
2014-02-28 24422 605907.3778 24.8099
2014-01-31 27659 673242.1872 24.3408
2013-12-31 42358 1060928.1186 25.0467

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 HURC's price to rise
  • If Friction Factor is negative, more selling than buying caused HURC'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
2015-07-27 0.65 10844 9311 1533 23.58461538
2015-07-24 -1.05 6606 12653 -6047 -57.59047619
2015-07-23 -1.45 9042 9405 -363 -2.503448276
2015-07-22 -0.71 7266 7573 -307 -4.323943662
2015-07-21 -0.15 11201 9389 1812 Bearish Bias
2015-07-20 -0.05 8001 11972 -3971 -794.2
2015-07-17 0.34 17305 14329 2976 87.52941176
2015-07-16 0.07 13346 12606 740 105.7142857
2015-07-15 -0.42 41083 27712 13371 Bearish Bias
2015-07-14 0.16 14626 21698 -7072 Bullish Bias
2015-07-13 -0.21 7830 6212 1618 Bearish Bias
2015-07-10 0.78 17649 13113 4536 58.15384615
2015-07-09 0.04 4506 9768 -5262 Bullish Bias
2015-07-08 -0.23 7200 11123 -3923 -170.5652174
2015-07-07 -0.35 7747 8285 -538 -15.37142857
2015-07-06 0.09 6100 6193 -93 Bullish Bias
2015-07-02 0.2 4965 5732 -767 Bullish Bias
2015-07-01 0.01 5939 7822 -1883 Bullish Bias
2015-06-30 0.22 6810 9224 -2414 Bullish Bias
2015-06-29 -1.32 4604 9180 -4576 -34.66666667



Value is a measure of a stock's current worth. HURC has a current value of 45.0 per share. Therefore, it is undervalued compared to its Price of $28.23 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 16.572 82.34 13276 577 95.83%
SqueezeTrigger 12.427 21.54 9967 697 93.46%
Valuation 14.484 26.96 4201 302 93.29%
Seasonality 7.29 15.21 53716 5018 91.46%
Group Correlation 6.813 14.97 7794 852 90.15%
PatternScan 8.466 11.45 201387 29667 87.16%
Events 6.828 11.27 4314 659 86.75%
Earnings 8.513 10.34 24491 4907 83.31%
GATS 5.411 7.87 70902 14656 82.87%
Naked Shorts 13.762 10.97 2781 715 79.55%
Friction Factor 7.074 3.63 7574 2168 77.75%

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Last Price$28.23
52 Week Range$23.52 - $31.50
1 Month Range$27.07 - $31.50
Avg Daily Volume41765.0
PE Ratio21.09
Earnings Per Share
Shares Outstanding6MM
Market Capitalization$179.60MM


ACCOUNT SUPPORT 855-879-3258