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  • Saturday, July 12 2014

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, provides tiered storage and security offerings for business and products designed to manage audio and video information in the home. The company s traditional storage products include optical media products consisting of CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray recordable media; magnetic tape media products used for back-up, business and operational continuity planning, disaster recovery, near-line data storage and retrieval, and mass and archival storage; and other traditional storage products primarily comprising optical drives, and audio and video tape media. Its secure and scalable storage products include flash memory and hard disk drive products consisting of encrypted and biometric USB drives, encrypted and biometric hard disk drives, and secure portable desktop solutions; and software solutions comprising products containing various security features, such as password authentication, encryption and remote manageability, RDX cartridges and drives, and data protection and data archive appliances. The company s audio and video information products primarily include Apple iPad, iPod, and iPhone accessories; headphones; CD players; alarm clocks; portable boom boxes; MP3 players; and speakers. Imation Corp. markets its products under the Imation, Memorex, XtremeMac, IronKey, Nexsan brands; and is the licensee of the TDK Life on Record. It sells its products through distributors, wholesalers, value-added resellers, original equipment manufacturers, and retail outlets in the Americas, Europe, North Asia, and South Asia. 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 3.38 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 8.39.

Date Short Volume Short Value SqueezeTrigger
2013-04-30 103046 392007.5932 3.8042
2013-03-31 394902 1477960.2252 3.7426
2013-02-28 821337 3090198.3288 3.7624
2013-01-31 254549 1097640.7429 4.3121
2012-12-31 100468 441466.4388 4.3941
2012-11-30 307224 1289111.904 4.196
2012-10-31 107200 601177.6 5.608
2012-09-30 127206 742832.1576 5.8396
2012-08-31 216108 1233436.41 5.7075
2012-07-31 197139 1109104.014 5.626
2012-06-30 306781 1831820.0291 5.9711
2012-05-31 320653 1839618.3263 5.7371
2012-04-30 259550 1546710.36 5.9592
2012-03-31 394074 2453859.3906 6.2269
2012-02-29 59400 372616.2 6.273
2012-01-31 370412 2189801.6616 5.9118
2011-12-31 93959 558445.3165 5.9435
2011-11-30 774239 4691036.6771 6.0589
2011-10-31 795060 5832480.654 7.3359
2011-09-30 797272 5612157.0624 7.0392

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
2013-04-04 -0.02 20426 7415 13011 Bearish Bias
2013-04-03 -0.02 57963 122960 -64997 -32498.5
2013-04-02 -0.09 109702 77664 32038 Bearish Bias
2013-04-01 -0.05 96878 55853 41025 Bearish Bias
2013-03-28 0.0 31544 209043 -177499 Bullish Bias
2013-03-27 0.04 141886 31547 110339 27584.75
2013-03-26 0.02 29347 18923 10424 5212
2013-03-25 0.01 15040 10614 4426 4426
2013-03-22 0.01 76217 33587 42630 42630
2013-03-21 0.05 29126 38847 -9721 Bullish Bias
2013-03-20 -0.04 31289 54202 -22913 -5728.25
2013-03-19 -0.03 19018 26505 -7487 -2495.666667
2013-03-18 -0.02 49334 6964 42370 Bearish Bias
2013-03-15 -0.01 60593 193106 -132513 -132513
2013-03-14 -0.02 118095 157327 -39232 -19616
2013-03-13 0.0 25124 16723 8401 Bearish Bias
2013-03-12 -0.01 13912 12625 1287 Bearish Bias
2013-03-11 0.01 26977 27107 -130 Bullish Bias
2013-03-08 0.08 82913 77839 5074 634.25
2013-03-07 0.06 13192 15473 -2281 Bullish Bias

General Results


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Read Type Avg Return Avg Maturity Days Hits Misses % Accurate
Insider 15.14 73.22 9094 472 95.07%
SqueezeTrigger 12.746 22.38 7780 471 94.29%
Group Correlation 7.358 15.0 1309 86 93.84%
Valuation 14.484 26.96 4201 302 93.29%
Seasonality 7.455 15.2 42634 4138 91.15%
PatternScan 8.448 11.36 133678 19298 87.38%
Events 6.937 11.19 3396 544 86.19%
GATS 5.386 7.94 45118 8572 84.03%
Earnings 8.677 10.28 21694 4355 83.28%
Naked Shorts 14.525 10.84 2232 589 79.12%
Friction Factor 7.506 3.63 5606 1607 77.72%

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Last Price$3.38
52 Week Range$3.22 - $6.60
1 Month Range$3.22 - $3.73
Avg Daily Volume463705.0
PE Ratio0.0
Earnings Per Share
Shares Outstanding41MM
Market Capitalization$152.00MM


ACCOUNT SUPPORT 855-879-3258