Market Read®

  • Sunday, December 04 2016

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. operates as a data storage and data security company worldwide. It provides a range of storage systems and solutions, including NST hybrid storage line (SAN & NAS), which addresses the hybrid storage market; Nexsan E-Series disk arrays that provide storage density, reliability, and power management to the block-based storage market; Assureon line, which delivers secure archive systems for data offload, compliance, and secure cloud deployment services; and Transporter line products that deliver private cloud sync and share services for connected workers in security and cost-sensitive work environments. The company serves businesses and individual consumers through distributors, wholesalers, value-added resellers, original equipment manufacturers, and retail outlets. 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.
  • 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

  • IMN, currently trading around 0.99 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 6.37.

Date Short Volume Short Value SqueezeTrigger
2016-03-31 530819 621801.3766 1.1714
2016-02-29 1180434 878597.0262 0.7443
2016-01-31 698961 770464.7103 1.1023
2015-12-31 761198 1135022.3378 1.4911
2015-11-30 1364768 2697190.9984 1.9763
2015-10-31 466356 941526.1284 2.0189
2015-09-30 402208 1030778.6624 2.5628
2015-08-31 218048 691626.4512 3.1719
2015-07-31 319224 1308084.1848 4.0977
2015-06-30 481736 2163765.4176 4.4916
2015-05-31 235379 1022933.5961 4.3459
2015-04-30 132264 540457.1568 4.0862
2015-03-31 235633 975025.7907 4.1379
2015-02-28 207187 820501.9574 3.9602
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

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
2016-03-10 0.01 52977 29600 23377 23377
2016-03-09 -0.05 79815 30226 49589 Bearish Bias
2016-03-08 -0.05 297979 297542 437 Bearish Bias
2016-03-07 0.36 145115 164095 -18980 Bullish Bias
2016-03-04 0.11 52991 60005 -7014 Bullish Bias
2016-03-03 -0.04 105414 65839 39575 Bearish Bias
2016-03-02 0.01 32023 29653 2370 2370
2016-03-01 0.01 39968 23189 16779 16779
2016-02-29 -0.06 44478 39470 5008 Bearish Bias
2016-02-26 0.07 98297 75069 23228 3318.285714
2016-02-25 0.02 77320 47399 29921 14960.5
2016-02-24 0.0 95197 68271 26926 Bearish Bias
2016-02-23 0.01 26335 44622 -18287 Bullish Bias
2016-02-22 0.03 44499 32341 12158 4052.666667
2016-02-19 0.03 56867 43224 13643 4547.666667
2016-02-18 0.0 74532 169678 -95146 Bullish Bias
2016-02-17 -0.03 116438 38889 77549 Bearish Bias
2016-02-16 -0.01 172675 110597 62078 Bearish Bias
2016-02-12 0.06 44480 63125 -18645 Bullish Bias
2016-02-11 0.06 131087 88218 42869 7144.833333

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$0.99
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