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  • Sunday, December 04 2016

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This prediction was valid between March 15, 2013 and April 03, 2013. All information in this report is for reference only and should not be considered forward looking.


Fuel Tech


Fuel Tech, Inc. provides boiler optimization, efficiency improvement, and air pollution reduction and control solutions to utility and industrial customers worldwide. It operates in two segments, Air Pollution Control Technology and FUEL CHEM Technology. The Air Pollution Control Technology segment reduces nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions in flue gas from boilers, incinerators, furnaces, and other stationary combustion sources by utilizing low and ultra low NOx burners; over-fire air systems; NOxOUT and HERT selective non-catalytic reduction systems; advanced selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems; NOxOUT CASCADE and NOxOUT-SCR processes; ULTRA technology; ammonia injection grid and graduated straightening grid systems; and flue gas conditioning systems. The FUEL CHEM Technology segment improves the efficiency, reliability, and environmental status of combustion units by controlling slagging, fouling, corrosion, opacity, and acid plume, as well as the formation of sulfur trioxide, ammonium bisulfate, particulate matter (PM2.5), sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide, and unburned carbon in fly ash through the addition of chemicals into the furnace using TIFI targeted in-furnace injection technology. This segment offers its FUEL CHEM program for plants operating in the electric utility, industrial, pulp and paper, waste-to-energy, university, and district heating markets, as well as to the owners of boilers, furnaces, and other combustion units. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Warrenville, Illinois.

Investment Highlights

  • EARNINGS predicts that FTEK will move up 6.93% by March 20, 2013. The target is $4.74. more
  • EARNINGS predicts that FTEK will move up 6.93% by April 03, 2013. The target is $4.76. more
  • SEASONALITY expects the price of FTEK expected to move up to $4.94 by March 20, 2013. more
  • SQUEEZETRIGGER predicts that when FTEK closes above $6.30, we expect a short squeeze to begin that could quickly drive the price of FTEK considerably higher.
  • VALUATION FTEK has a current calculated value of $8.01 which means the stock is undervalued compared to its price of $1.19.

Predictive Range March 01, 2013 - April 03, 2013

Anticipated price movement, between prediction date and target date, based on all market reads.
$4.44 - $4.81

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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

  • FTEK, currently trading around 1.19 expected to hit $4.74.
  • The price of FTEK tends to move up after earnings report dates.
  • Of the previous 5 earnings releases, FTEK has moved up 100% of the time.



Predicts probability and percentage of stock movements based on seasonal factors.

Fuel Tech (NASDAQ: FTEK) is predicted to go up in coming weeks based on bullish trends that appear around this time of the year. By identifying stocks that are poised to go up or down based on seasonal tendencies, traders can increase their odds of making money. FTEK, currently trading at 1.19 expected to hit $4.94 by March 20, 2013.

  • The price of FTEK expected to move up to $4.94 by March 20, 2013.
  • Expected gain of 11.50% from price at time of prediction (4.43).
  • This pattern has held 12.0 of the last 13.0 seasonal periods. (92.31%)

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 FTEK is 6.30.

This means that when FTEK closes above $6.30, we expect a short squeeze to begin that could quickly drive the price of FTEK considerably higher.

Date Short Volume Short Value SqueezeTrigger
2016-11-30 239845 305274.716 1.2728
2016-10-31 137821 184859.3073 1.3413
2016-09-30 281020 390055.76 1.388
2016-08-31 321658 463026.691 1.4395
2016-07-31 221130 374527.881 1.6937
2016-06-30 207702 314377.7472 1.5136
2016-05-31 130901 206391.6067 1.5767
2016-04-30 113539 195287.08 1.72
2016-03-31 139283 237742.1527 1.7069
2016-02-29 129460 209867.606 1.6211
2016-01-31 286174 516601.3048 1.8052
2015-12-31 297393 564808.7856 1.8992
2015-11-30 361640 826853.696 2.2864
2015-10-31 239493 494840.4366 2.0662
2015-09-30 286812 567600.948 1.979
2015-08-31 378615 780817.7145 2.0623
2015-07-31 146273 298045.8648 2.0376
2015-06-30 256607 608055.9472 2.3696
2015-05-31 148516 393998.0964 2.6529
2015-04-30 129621 381850.5039 2.9459

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 FTEK's price to rise
  • If Friction Factor is negative, more selling than buying caused FTEK'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
2016-11-18 0.1 136612 148868 -12256 Bullish Bias
2016-11-17 -0.05 6849 15691 -8842 -1768.4
2016-11-16 -0.04 2024 1933 91 Bearish Bias
2016-11-15 0.03 3200 1500 1700 566.6666667
2016-11-14 -0.03 1386 1368 18 Bearish Bias
2016-11-11 -0.01 16658 18450 -1792 -1792
2016-11-10 0.02 7800 9865 -2065 Bullish Bias
2016-11-09 -0.01 13898 11449 2449 Bearish Bias
2016-11-08 0.0 18098 17528 570 Bearish Bias
2016-11-07 0.0 6869 6405 464 Bearish Bias
2016-11-04 -0.02 2225 6406 -4181 -2090.5
2016-11-03 0.0 1764 4200 -2436 Bullish Bias
2016-11-02 -0.07 3680 2450 1230 Bearish Bias
2016-11-01 0.07 400 2000 -1600 Bullish Bias
2016-10-31 0.0 4200 4800 -600 Bullish Bias
2016-10-28 -0.02 21638 15613 6025 Bearish Bias
2016-10-27 -0.02 5103 2162 2941 Bearish Bias
2016-10-26 -0.01 1850 300 1550 Bearish Bias
2016-10-25 0.02 6000 1055 4945 2472.5
2016-10-24 -0.04 16827 24862 -8035 -2008.75



Value is a measure of a stock's current worth. FTEK has a current value of 8.01 per share. Therefore, it is undervalued compared to its Price of $1.19 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 25.483 1.43 9802 205 97.95%
SqueezeTrigger 33.1 0.97 4854 222 95.63%
Seasonality 17.036 1.22 20080 1178 94.46%
Group Correlation 11.122 1.43 10508 732 93.49%
Events 19.564 1.15 1455 146 90.88%
PatternScan 33.673 1.41 120222 12684 90.46%
GATS 21.358 1.41 48568 8155 85.62%
Naked Shorts 47.39 1.5 1096 226 82.90%
Friction Factor 528.887 0.69 2545 616 80.51%
Earnings 15.327 1.02 2519 620 80.25%

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Last Price$1.19
52 Week Range$3.63 - $9.63
1 Month Range$4.92 - $6.15
Avg Daily Volume134065.0
PE Ratio29.78
Earnings Per Share
Shares Outstanding22MM
Market Capitalization$117.40MM


ACCOUNT SUPPORT 855-879-3258