Market Read®

  • Monday, October 24 2016

This prediction has hit its target!

As predicted, the stock moved down from $68.49 to $63.16 (-7.78%)
between March 18, 2013 and March 18, 2013.

This prediction has passed its maturity date!

This prediction was valid between March 18, 2013 and March 12, 2013. All information in this report is for reference only and should not be considered forward looking.


Park National Corp.


Park National Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Park National Bank that provides commercial banking and trust services in Ohio and Northern Kentucky. It offers deposits for demand, savings, and time accounts; trust and wealth management services; cash management services; safe deposit operations; electronic funds transfers; Internet and mobile banking solutions with bill pay service; credit cards; and various additional banking-related services for individual customers. The company also provides commercial loans, including financing for industrial and commercial properties, financing for equipment, inventories and accounts receivable, acquisition financing, and commercial leasing, as well as for consumer finance companies; commercial real estate loans comprising mortgage loans to developers and owners of commercial real estate; consumer loans, such as automobile loans and home equity lines of credit; and residential real estate and construction loans, as well as installment loans and commercial leasing products. In addition, it offers consumer finance, aircraft financing, and asset management services. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 116 banking offices and a network of 140 automated teller machines. Park National Corporation was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Newark, Ohio.

Investment Highlights

  • EARNINGS predicts that PRK will move down -4.21% by March 12, 2013. The target is $63.16. more
  • PATTERN SCAN predicts the price of PRK expected to move down in the coming weeks based on the appearance of a 'Resistance Break(1)' pattern. Specifically, a ACT EOD variant of Resistance Break(1) has been detected. The target is $65.31. more
  • VALUATION PRK has a current calculated value of $16.56 which means the stock is overvalued compared to its price of $58.23.

Predictive Range January 28, 2013 - March 12, 2013

Anticipated price movement, between prediction date and target date, based on all market reads.
$66.62 - $64.24

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.



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

  • PRK, currently trading around 58.23 expected to hit $63.16.
  • The price of PRK tends to move down after earnings report dates.
  • Of the previous 12 earnings releases, PRK has moved down 92% of the time.

Pattern Scan


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

Park National Corp. (AMEX: PRK) is predicted to go down in coming weeks based on bearish technical trends that have appeared in the recent performance of the stock. PRK has demonstrated Resistance Break(1) strategy ACT EOD with a strength of 5.0/5. The higher the strength, the higher the probability of an accurate prediction.

  • The price of PRK expected to move down in the coming weeks.
  • PatternScan has detected that a 'ACT EOD' pattern has appeared.
  • Specifically, a ACT EOD variant of Resistance Break(1) has been detected.
  • This indicates a high probablity that PRK will move down in the coming weeks.

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 PRK is 71.16.

Date Short Volume Short Value SqueezeTrigger
2016-07-31 275575 25126019.1025 91.1767
2016-06-30 439992 39751561.2312 90.3461
2016-05-31 273709 24758539.1913 90.4557
2016-04-30 309373 27891522.815 90.155
2016-03-31 505928 45172236.8152 89.2859
2016-02-29 628021 52809595.0669 84.0889
2016-01-31 520174 44156322.4424 84.8876
2015-12-31 833391 76459040.5995 91.7445
2015-11-30 247217 23513797.738 95.114
2015-10-31 234652 21565222.756 91.903
2015-09-30 452022 39218151.9552 86.7616
2015-08-31 276636 23482634.1504 84.8864
2015-07-31 23336 2041584.964 87.4865
2015-06-30 104154 9043983.4512 86.8328
2015-05-31 142969 11855575.6529 82.9241
2015-04-30 77661 6706229.2686 86.3526
2015-03-31 101642 8611852.2266 84.7273
2015-02-28 73560 6274410.54 85.2965
2015-01-31 134312 11106997.996 82.6955
2014-12-31 109925 9280418.125 84.425

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 PRK's price to rise
  • If Friction Factor is negative, more selling than buying caused PRK'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
2016-07-27 -1.96 12464 20101 -7637 -38.96428571
2016-07-26 -6.04 20739 24624 -3885 -6.432119205
2016-07-25 -0.52 1000 2701 -1701 -32.71153846
2016-07-22 1.29 1466 294 1172 9.085271318
2016-07-21 -1.26 2604 2254 350 Bearish Bias
2016-07-20 0.38 851 4174 -3323 Bullish Bias
2016-07-19 -0.11 1710 3779 -2069 -188.0909091
2016-07-18 -0.77 4094 2500 1594 Bearish Bias
2016-07-15 0.62 4664 4065 599 9.661290323
2016-07-14 0.96 8569 5102 3467 36.11458333
2016-07-13 0.07 2800 9513 -6713 Bullish Bias
2016-07-12 1.89 10213 5888 4325 22.88359788
2016-07-11 1.0 5465 6364 -899 Bullish Bias
2016-07-08 1.55 15388 9622 5766 37.2
2016-07-07 0.52 1400 2537 -1137 Bullish Bias
2016-07-06 0.66 5673 7884 -2211 Bullish Bias
2016-07-05 -0.82 4221 7375 -3154 -38.46341463
2016-07-01 -2.45 3594 2784 810 Bearish Bias
2016-06-30 2.74 11213 4195 7018 25.61313869
2016-06-29 2.03 4423 7015 -2592 Bullish Bias



Value is a measure of a stock's current worth. PRK has a current value of 16.56 per share. Therefore, it is overvalued compared to its Price of $58.23 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


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

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Read Type Avg Return Avg Maturity Days Hits Misses % Accurate
Insider 18.122 83.45 16725 766 95.62%
SqueezeTrigger 14.967 21.7 11538 893 92.82%
Valuation 19.577 27.08 4010 317 92.67%
Seasonality 10.991 15.24 60185 6819 89.82%
Group Correlation 8.202 15.21 13415 1604 89.32%
PatternScan 12.07 11.42 247252 39641 86.18%
Events 9.806 11.18 4716 838 84.91%
GATS 8.581 7.87 91145 21507 80.91%
Naked Shorts 19.871 10.97 2901 791 78.58%
Earnings 13.87 14.23 12882 3613 78.10%
Friction Factor 10.535 3.62 8643 2648 76.55%

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Last Price$58.23
52 Week Range$70.51 - $86.78
1 Month Range$72.87 - $79.99
Avg Daily Volume29265.0
PE Ratio15.33
Earnings Per Share
Shares Outstanding15MM
Market Capitalization$1159.00MM


ACCOUNT SUPPORT 855-879-3258