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  • Sunday, December 04 2016

This prediction has passed its maturity date!

This prediction was valid between April 05, 2013 and April 19, 2013. All information in this report is for reference only and should not be considered forward looking.


Iridex Corp.


IRIDEX Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, sells, and services medical laser systems and associated instrumentation for the treatment of the sight-threatening eye diseases. The company offers laser consoles, such as visible (yellow) photocoagulator consoles, visible (Green) photocoagulator consoles, infrared photocoagulator consoles, micropulse enabled consoles, and multi-wavelength laser system configurations; and ophthalmic delivery devices and other products, including TxCell scanning laser delivery systems, TruFocus laser indirect ophthalmoscopes, slit lamp adapters, and operating microscope adapters. Its ophthalmic delivery devices and other products also comprise EndoProbe, a fiber optic delivery device used for endophotocoagulation; G-Probe, a sterile single-use product used in procedures to treat medically and surgically uncontrolled glaucoma; DioPexy Probe, a hand-held instrument used in procedures to treat retinal tears; GreenTip Soft Tip Cannula used to visualize and access the proximity of the retina while performing a fluid air exchange during a vitrectomy procedure; and MoistAir in-line air humidifier that provides humidified air to the eye during fluid air exchange. The company serves ophthalmologists, research and teaching hospitals, government installations, surgical centers, hospitals, and office clinics. It sells and markets its products through a direct sales force in the United States, as well as through independent distributors internationally. The company was formerly known as IRIS Medical Instruments, Inc. and changed its name to IRIDEX Corporation in November 1995. IRIDEX Corporation was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

Investment Highlights

  • PATTERN SCAN predicts the price of IRIX expected to move down in the coming weeks based on the appearance of a 'Trend Line Break(2)' pattern. Specifically, a Breakout (Stocks) DO variant of Trend Line Break(2) has been detected. The target is $4.16. more
  • VALUATION predicts the average valuation using most known fundamental valuation techniques is $1.19. more

Predictive Range March 18, 2013 - April 19, 2013

Anticipated price movement, between prediction date and target date, based on all market reads.
$4.48 - $2.68

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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.
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  • 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.

Iridex Corp. (NASDAQ: IRIX) is predicted to go down in coming weeks based on bearish technical trends that have appeared in the recent performance of the stock. IRIX has demonstrated Trend Line Break(2) strategy Breakout (Stocks) DO with a strength of 4.0/5. The higher the strength, the higher the probability of an accurate prediction.

  • The price of IRIX expected to move down in the coming weeks.
  • PatternScan has detected that a 'Breakout (Stocks) DO' pattern has appeared.
  • Specifically, a Breakout (Stocks) DO variant of Trend Line Break(2) has been detected.
  • This indicates a high probablity that IRIX will move down in the coming weeks.



Determines the price at which stocks are undervalued or overvalued.

Iridex Corp. (NASDAQ: IRIX) is espected to fall due to overvaluation of the Laser Systems and Components sector according to industry standard valuation metrics. The valuation model employs a three-factor approach to stock valuation using fundamental variables: the company's trailing 12-month Earnings-Per-Share (EPS), the analyst consensus estimate of the company's forecasted 12-month EPS, and the 30-year Treasury yield.

  • The price of IRIX expected to move down soon.
  • IRIX is strongly correlated (None) to stocks in the Laser Systems and Components sector.
  • Based on our valuation formula, IRIX has a fair market value of $1.19
  • These stocks have fired sell signals, and IRIX is expected to follow.

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 IRIX is 7.11.

Date Short Volume Short Value SqueezeTrigger
2016-05-31 150433 1747595.2043 11.6171
2016-04-30 8381 85342.0468 10.1828
2016-03-31 137019 1427011.7793 10.4147
2016-02-29 16911 156009.0483 9.2253
2016-01-31 33679 308583.8375 9.1625
2015-12-31 60425 569143.075 9.419
2015-11-30 54896 496803.3104 9.0499
2015-10-31 73372 580519.264 7.912
2015-09-30 62240 442912.288 7.1162
2015-08-31 116398 785593.3816 6.7492
2015-07-31 125456 929691.688 7.4105
2015-06-30 61739 533604.0031 8.6429
2015-05-31 1800 17928.0 9.96
2015-04-30 37463 380586.617 10.159
2015-03-31 90789 931840.1382 10.2638
2015-02-28 101622 1003568.061 9.8755
2015-01-31 44337 399813.3312 9.0176
2014-12-31 29067 245909.7267 8.4601
2014-11-30 25189 198129.1173 7.8657
2014-10-31 54458 388786.5536 7.1392

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 IRIX's price to rise
  • If Friction Factor is negative, more selling than buying caused IRIX'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
2016-05-10 0.33 6900 5900 1000 30.3030303
2016-05-09 0.06 14087 10479 3608 601.3333333
2016-05-06 -1.02 52674 37444 15230 Bearish Bias
2016-05-05 -0.06 23638 22176 1462 Bearish Bias
2016-05-04 0.22 21921 24608 -2687 Bullish Bias
2016-05-03 0.26 37895 30901 6994 269
2016-05-02 0.24 12529 13671 -1142 Bullish Bias
2016-04-29 0.04 7735 10175 -2440 Bullish Bias
2016-04-28 0.37 5505 12283 -6778 Bullish Bias
2016-04-27 0.49 23922 19682 4240 86.53061224
2016-04-26 -0.05 401 2460 -2059 -411.8
2016-04-25 0.25 5491 1500 3991 159.64
2016-04-22 0.03 11091 6089 5002 1667.333333
2016-04-21 -0.15 8482 7967 515 Bearish Bias
2016-04-20 0.0 24260 17989 6271 Bearish Bias
2016-04-19 0.27 7286 6700 586 21.7037037
2016-04-18 -0.01 766 4266 -3500 -3500
2016-04-15 0.06 12131 5750 6381 1063.5
2016-04-14 0.11 8600 14138 -5538 Bullish Bias
2016-04-13 0.02 11612 15055 -3443 Bullish Bias

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 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$15.52
52 Week Range$5.30 - $11.00
1 Month Range$7.55 - $8.77
Avg Daily Volume24335.0
PE Ratio43.57
Earnings Per Share
Shares Outstanding9MM
Market Capitalization$79.30MM


ACCOUNT SUPPORT 855-879-3258