Market Read®

  • Tuesday, March 03 2015

This prediction has passed its maturity date!

This prediction was valid between April 05, 2013 and April 24, 2013. All information in this report is for reference only and should not be considered forward looking.


Imation Corp.


Imation Corp., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a data storage and data security company worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Consumer Storage and Accessories (CSA), and Tiered Storage and Security Solutions (TSS). The CSA segment provides consumer storage media products primarily include optical products comprising DVDs, CDs, and Blu-ray disc recordable media, as well as USB flash drives, flash cards, and external hard disks; and audio and accessories, such as headphones, speakers, and accessories. This segment offers its products under the brand names of Imation, Memorex, and TDK Life on Record for the use in music and video recording applications. The TSS segment offers storage systems products comprising Nexsan E-Series disk arrays; Assureon secure archive systems for data offload, compliance, and secure cloud deployments; and NST line of storage products. This segment is also involved in the provision of mobile security solutions, which include secure storage products, software products, and portable workspace solutions under IronKey brand name. In addition, it offers magnetic tape media products, such as Imation RDX removable hard disk drives, single dock systems, and multi-bay RDX storage libraries for business and operational continuity planning, disaster recovery, data back-up, near-line data storage, and retrieval, as well as archival storage. The company serves businesses and individual consumers through distributors, wholesalers, value-added resellers, original equipment manufacturers, and retail outlets. Imation Corp. has a strategic agreement with TDK Corporation to develop and manufacture magnetic tape technologies. The company is headquartered in Oakdale, Minnesota.

Investment Highlights

  • EARNINGS predicts that IMN will move down -5.46% by April 24, 2013. The target is $3.63. more
  • PATTERN SCAN predicts the price of IMN expected to move down in the coming weeks based on the appearance of a 'Volume Climax' pattern. Specifically, a Swing-13 variant of Volume Climax has been detected. The target is $3.50. more

Predictive Range March 13, 2013 - April 24, 2013

Anticipated price movement, between prediction date and target date, based on all market reads.
$3.81 - $3.57

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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.



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

  • IMN, currently trading around 4.09 expected to hit $3.63.
  • The price of IMN tends to move down before earnings report dates.
  • Of the previous 5 earnings releases, IMN has moved down 100% of the time.

Pattern Scan


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

Imation Corp. (NYSE: IMN) is predicted to go down in coming weeks based on bearish technical trends that have appeared in the recent performance of the stock. IMN has demonstrated Volume Climax strategy Swing-13 with a strength of 5.0/5. The higher the strength, the higher the probability of an accurate prediction.

  • The price of IMN expected to move down in the coming weeks.
  • PatternScan has detected that a 'Swing-13' pattern has appeared.
  • Specifically, a Swing-13 variant of Volume Climax has been detected.
  • This indicates a high probablity that IMN 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 IMN is 7.15.

Date Short Volume Short Value SqueezeTrigger
2015-01-31 306939 1174686.2469 3.8271
2014-12-31 339645 1213313.8335 3.5723
2014-11-30 142651 437795.919 3.069
2014-10-31 148475 439857.1875 2.9625
2014-09-30 355282 1061369.4468 2.9874
2014-08-31 340268 1071197.6908 3.1481
2014-07-31 602498 2021139.7908 3.3546
2014-06-30 1489163 5030988.2792 3.3784
2014-05-31 736537 2776007.953 3.769
2014-04-30 336139 1819654.8626 5.4134
2014-03-31 489032 3042610.3944 6.2217
2014-02-28 2007637 10863926.0981 5.4113
2014-01-31 436246 2204394.6626 5.0531
2013-12-31 370392 1707729.3552 4.6106
2013-11-30 224065 972106.0025 4.3385
2013-10-31 839806 3663653.675 4.3625
2013-09-30 272134 1124022.2736 4.1304
2013-08-31 313792 1479184.1088 4.7139
2013-07-31 505361 2337041.9445 4.6245
2013-06-30 294670 1239205.218 4.2054

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 IMN's price to rise
  • If Friction Factor is negative, more selling than buying caused IMN'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
2015-01-26 0.15 24657 23228 1429 95.26666667
2015-01-23 -0.03 9988 18945 -8957 -2985.666667
2015-01-22 -0.06 39042 23140 15902 Bearish Bias
2015-01-21 0.13 9457 11102 -1645 Bullish Bias
2015-01-20 -0.18 36638 45390 -8752 -486.2222222
2015-01-16 0.34 21939 16396 5543 163.0294118
2015-01-15 -0.08 10728 9880 848 Bearish Bias
2015-01-14 -0.08 10856 12021 -1165 -145.625
2015-01-13 -0.09 10313 34830 -24517 -2724.111111
2015-01-12 -0.07 6473 20053 -13580 -1940
2015-01-09 -0.03 14708 11058 3650 Bearish Bias
2015-01-08 0.05 60615 24780 35835 7167
2015-01-07 0.01 23527 19483 4044 4044
2015-01-06 -0.14 397114 224169 172945 Bearish Bias
2015-01-05 0.01 23849 49570 -25721 Bullish Bias
2015-01-02 0.13 77418 107246 -29828 Bullish Bias
2014-12-31 -0.14 30159 29121 1038 Bearish Bias
2014-12-30 0.03 15481 11984 3497 1165.666667
2014-12-29 -0.16 19957 17809 2148 Bearish Bias
2014-12-26 0.05 8710 20727 -12017 Bullish Bias

General Results


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Read Type Avg Return Avg Maturity Days Hits Misses % Accurate
Insider 15.879 77.9 11208 575 95.12%
SqueezeTrigger 12.548 22.07 8987 582 93.92%
Valuation 14.484 26.96 4201 302 93.29%
Seasonality 7.338 15.2 48661 4643 91.29%
Group Correlation 6.816 14.92 3332 321 91.21%
PatternScan 8.55 11.51 174863 25739 87.17%
Events 6.905 11.25 3932 605 86.67%
Earnings 8.556 10.24 23348 4716 83.20%
GATS 5.388 7.9 58789 11908 83.16%
Naked Shorts 14.01 10.92 2616 684 79.27%
Friction Factor 7.176 3.63 6609 1895 77.72%

Prediction Success


Past success in predictions regarding Imation Corp..

  • December 18, 2014 - Imation Corp (NYSE:IMN), Up By 5.49% ($0.19) From $3.460 After ${brandname}.com Report Predicted Stock Would Go Up Due To Bullish Conditions

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Last Price$4.09
52 Week Range$3.22 - $6.60
1 Month Range$3.22 - $3.73
Avg Daily Volume435365.0
PE Ratio0.0
Earnings Per Share
Shares Outstanding41MM
Market Capitalization$141.10MM


ACCOUNT SUPPORT 855-879-3258