Market Read®

  • Friday, February 12 2016

This prediction has hit its target!

As predicted, the stock moved up from $16.05 to $15.52 (-3.3%)
between March 22, 2013 and March 22, 2013.

This prediction has passed its maturity date!

This prediction was valid between March 22, 2013 and March 08, 2013. All information in this report is for reference only and should not be considered forward looking.


Flotek Industries


Flotek Industries Inc. provides oilfield services and equipment to the energy and mining industries in the U.S. and internationally. It has three segments: Chemicals & Logistics, Drilling Products, and Artificial Lift. The first develops, manufactures, and markets specialty chemicals used by oilfield service companies in oil and gas well cementing, stimulation, drilling, and production. The segment also designs and manages automated bulk material handling, loading facilities, and blending capabilities for oilfield service companies. The Drilling segment rents, inspects, manufactures, and markets down-hole drilling equipment for the oilfield, mining, water-well, and industrial drilling sectors. The Artificial Lift segment manufactures and markets artificial lift equipment, which includes the Petrovalve line of beam pump components, electric submersible pumps, gas separators, valves, and services to support coal bed methane, traditional gas, and heavy crude production. Flotek is headquartered in Houston and was founded in 1985.

Investment Highlights

  • PATTERN SCAN predicts the price of FTK expected to move up in the coming weeks based on the appearance of a 'Triangle, Symmetrical' pattern. Specifically, a Trending (Stocks) DO variant of Triangle, Symmetrical has been detected. The target is $15.52. more
  • GATS predicts FTK will move up in the coming weeks. Target is $14.84. more
  • SQUEEZETRIGGER predicts that when FTK closes above $11.81, we expect a short squeeze to begin that could quickly drive the price of FTK considerably higher.
  • VALUATION FTK has a current calculated value of $17.86 which means the stock is undervalued compared to its price of $6.24.

Predictive Range February 05, 2013 - March 08, 2013

Anticipated price movement, between prediction date and target date, based on all market reads.
$13.69 - $15.18

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.

Flotek Industries (NYSE: FTK) is predicted to go up in coming weeks based on bullish technical trends that have appeared in the recent performance of the stock. FTK has demonstrated Triangle, Symmetrical strategy Trending (Stocks) DO with a strength of 5.0/5. The higher the strength, the higher the probability of an accurate prediction.

  • The price of FTK expected to move up in the coming weeks.
  • PatternScan has detected that a 'Trending (Stocks) DO' pattern has appeared.
  • Specifically, a Trending (Stocks) DO variant of Triangle, Symmetrical has been detected.
  • This indicates a high probablity that FTK will move up in the coming weeks.



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

Flotek Industries (NYSE: FTK) 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 FTK expected to move up in the coming weeks.
  • Suggested stop level of 12.24 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 FTK is 11.81.

This means that when FTK closes above $11.81, we expect a short squeeze to begin that could quickly drive the price of FTK considerably higher.

Date Short Volume Short Value SqueezeTrigger
2015-08-31 5560895 96575507.3755 17.3669
2015-07-31 4453244 57579999.5956 12.9299
2015-06-30 3125611 37501080.778 11.998
2015-05-31 4297038 52910718.0054 12.3133
2015-04-30 3365558 55854800.568 16.596
2015-03-31 2121173 33026239.3754 15.5698
2015-02-28 4360863 75238405.4253 17.2531
2015-01-31 688218 12580900.3272 18.2804
2014-12-31 1582168 29247324.7808 18.4856
2014-11-30 1311835 28645360.2435 21.8361
2014-10-31 6368262 143260421.952 22.496
2014-09-30 3263543 86443095.2125 26.4875
2014-08-31 2650896 73843093.8864 27.8559
2014-07-31 904970 28120132.81 31.073
2014-06-30 2473757 76419053.8683 30.8919
2014-05-31 516220 14400008.522 27.8951
2014-04-30 4901914 140169250.447 28.5948
2014-03-31 3042077 81709884.0123 26.8599
2014-02-28 5018291 118186774.999 23.5512
2014-01-31 4414735 86806051.358 19.6628

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 FTK's price to rise
  • If Friction Factor is negative, more selling than buying caused FTK'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
2015-08-31 1.2 574812 398283 176529 1471.075
2015-08-28 0.21 421410 442596 -21186 Bullish Bias
2015-08-27 0.65 482096 433651 48445 745.3076923
2015-08-26 0.45 383996 289696 94300 2095.555556
2015-08-25 0.06 291212 228768 62444 10407.33333
2015-08-24 -0.38 552630 430362 122268 Bearish Bias
2015-08-21 0.5 563381 526416 36965 739.3
2015-08-20 -0.13 486457 461367 25090 Bearish Bias
2015-08-19 -0.71 340538 316152 24386 Bearish Bias
2015-08-18 -0.12 230860 202442 28418 Bearish Bias
2015-08-17 -0.2 146361 95473 50888 Bearish Bias
2015-08-14 0.08 153080 121548 31532 3941.5
2015-08-13 0.03 257024 192332 64692 21564
2015-08-12 -0.05 180028 232576 -52548 -10509.6
2015-08-11 -0.63 226722 206406 20316 Bearish Bias
2015-08-10 0.33 310969 401580 -90611 Bullish Bias
2015-08-07 -0.15 285336 290424 -5088 -339.2
2015-08-06 1.21 801989 680351 121638 1005.272727
2015-08-05 0.17 342192 332433 9759 574.0588235
2015-08-04 0.12 510122 363174 146948 12245.66667



Value is a measure of a stock's current worth. FTK has a current value of 17.86 per share. Therefore, it is undervalued compared to its Price of $6.24 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 17.553 84.68 14377 618 95.88%
Valuation 14.484 26.96 4201 302 93.29%
SqueezeTrigger 12.457 21.32 10637 784 93.14%
Seasonality 7.254 15.1 56975 5391 91.36%
Group Correlation 7.045 14.97 9369 1081 89.66%
PatternScan 8.441 11.36 221091 32994 87.01%
Events 6.798 11.26 4528 692 86.74%
Earnings 8.497 10.32 24795 5011 83.19%
GATS 5.557 7.87 79136 16569 82.69%
Naked Shorts 13.649 10.99 2923 752 79.54%
Friction Factor 6.987 3.61 8215 2373 77.59%

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Last Price$6.24
52 Week Range$18.35 - $32.92
1 Month Range$29.39 - $32.92
Avg Daily Volume475525.0
PE Ratio42.33
Earnings Per Share
Shares Outstanding53MM
Market Capitalization$1655.00MM


ACCOUNT SUPPORT 855-879-3258