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  • Sunday, March 01 2015

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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 worldwide. Its ophthalmology products consist of laser consoles, such as visible (yellow) photocoagulator console, infrared photocoagulator consoles, micropulse enabled consoles, and multi-wavelength laser system configurations. The company also provides ophthalmic delivery devices and other products, such as TxCell scanning laser delivery systems; TruFocus laser indirect ophthalmoscopes; slit lamp adapters; and operating microscope adapters. In addition, it offers EndoProbe, a fiber optic delivery device used for endophotocoagulation, a retinal treatment procedure; G-Probe, a sterile consumable multi-use product used in procedures to treat medically and surgically uncontrolled glaucoma; and DioPexy Probe, a hand-held instrument used in procedures to treat retinal tears. Further, the company provides GreenTip Soft Tip Cannula, a sterile disposable product, which allows surgeons 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 6.58.

Date Short Volume Short Value SqueezeTrigger
2014-11-30 25189 198129.1173 7.8657
2014-10-31 54458 388786.5536 7.1392
2014-09-30 7958 64295.0694 8.0793
2014-08-31 46164 367211.538 7.9545
2014-07-31 48838 383817.842 7.859
2014-06-30 16416 139765.824 8.514
2014-05-31 40428 347320.9908 8.5911
2014-04-30 70767 614852.0028 8.6884
2014-03-31 198253 1809415.4804 9.1268
2014-02-28 54248 456637.9648 8.4176
2014-01-31 156573 1608662.3166 10.2742
2013-12-31 478839 4803186.1251 10.0309
2013-11-30 272356 2015788.4628 7.4013
2013-10-31 87030 521266.185 5.9895
2013-09-30 68657 413157.2289 6.0177
2013-08-31 103770 623657.7 6.01
2013-07-31 6830 39167.318 5.7346
2013-06-30 43922 246209.1632 5.6056
2013-05-31 96015 567487.056 5.9104
2013-04-30 14290 61049.738 4.2722

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
2014-11-24 0.02 5494 5622 -128 Bullish Bias
2014-11-21 0.23 6457 5225 1232 53.56521739
2014-11-20 0.07 12416 9505 2911 415.8571429
2014-11-19 0.01 8050 1089 6961 6961
2014-11-18 0.16 7088 8007 -919 Bullish Bias
2014-11-17 0.14 14869 11798 3071 219.3571429
2014-11-14 0.04 9325 11527 -2202 Bullish Bias
2014-11-13 0.12 3800 3000 800 66.66666667
2014-11-12 -0.08 20428 4700 15728 Bearish Bias
2014-11-11 -0.06 3767 4268 -501 -83.5
2014-11-10 0.04 20207 6722 13485 3371.25
2014-11-07 0.07 10385 7293 3092 441.7142857
2014-11-06 0.05 10045 8953 1092 218.4
2014-11-05 0.15 8155 5079 3076 205.0666667
2014-11-04 -0.06 9314 11010 -1696 -282.6666667
2014-11-03 0.1 21068 17608 3460 346
2014-10-31 1.07 28774 18777 9997 93.42990654
2014-10-30 0.12 6977 10200 -3223 Bullish Bias
2014-10-29 0.04 5594 4936 658 164.5
2014-10-28 -0.18 4764 8456 -3692 -205.1111111

General Results


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Read Type Avg Return Avg Maturity Days Hits Misses % Accurate
Insider 15.878 77.75 11200 579 95.08%
SqueezeTrigger 12.549 22.06 8978 582 93.91%
Valuation 14.484 26.96 4201 302 93.29%
Seasonality 7.341 15.2 48621 4642 91.28%
Group Correlation 6.791 14.81 3320 322 91.16%
PatternScan 8.547 11.5 174782 25728 87.17%
Events 6.902 11.24 3931 606 86.64%
Earnings 8.551 10.23 23341 4724 83.17%
GATS 5.388 7.89 58687 11910 83.13%
Naked Shorts 14.012 10.92 2615 683 79.29%
Friction Factor 7.178 3.63 6607 1890 77.76%

Prediction Success


Past success in predictions regarding Iridex Corp..

  • September 25, 2014 - Iridex Corp (NASDAQ:IRIX), Down By 16.81% ($1.39) From $8.270 After ${brandname}.com Report Predicted Stock Would Go Down Due To Bearish Conditions

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Last Price$10.65
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