Market Read®

  • Sunday, December 04 2016

This prediction has passed its maturity date!

This prediction was valid between October 14, 2016 and October 17, 2016. All information in this report is for reference only and should not be considered forward looking.


Ashland Inc.


Ashland Global Holdings Inc. operates as a specialty chemicals company worldwide. The company provides products, technologies, and resources for solving formulation and product-performance challenges. It offers solutions using natural, synthetic, and semisynthetic polymers derived from plant and seed extract, cellulose ethers, vinyl pyrrolidones, and acrylic polymers, as well as polyester and polyurethane-based adhesives. The company offers these solutions for pharmaceutical companies; makers of personal care products, food, and beverages; manufacturers of paint, coatings, and construction materials; packaging and converting markets; and oilfield service companies. It also provides performance materials that include composites, such as polyester and vinyl ester resins, gelcoats, molten maleic anhydride, and low-profile additives; and intermediates and solvents comprising 1,4 butanediol, tetrahydrofuran, and n-methylpyrrolidone. The company markets its performance materials to residential and commercial building products; industrial product specifiers and manufacturers; wind blade manufacturers; pipe manufacturers; automotive and truck OEM suppliers; boatbuilders; chemical producers; and electronics makers. In addition, Ashland Global Holdings Inc. produces and distributes automotive, commercial, and industrial lubricants, and automotive chemicals. It offers lubricants and automotive chemicals under the Valvoline brand; lubricants for cars with higher mileage engines under the MaxLife brand; synthetic motor oil under the SynPower brand; and antifreeze products under the Zerex brand, as well as operates and franchises approximately 940 Valvoline Instant Oil Change centers in the United States. The company was formerly known as Ashland Inc. and changed its name to Ashland Global Holdings Inc. in September 2016. Ashland Global Holdings Inc. was founded in 1924 and is based in Covington, Kentucky.

Investment Highlights

  • PATTERN SCAN predicts the price of ASH expected to move up in the coming weeks based on the appearance of a 'Trend Line Reversal(4)' pattern. Specifically, a FibTrader Premier IEF (ARM4) (+3) variant of Trend Line Reversal(4) has been detected. The target is $118.65. more
  • SQUEEZETRIGGER predicts that when ASH closes above $75.27, we expect a short squeeze to begin that could quickly drive the price of ASH considerably higher.
  • VALUATION ASH has a current calculated value of $131.77 which means the stock is undervalued compared to its price of $110.13.

Predictive Range October 14, 2016 - October 17, 2016

Anticipated price movement, between prediction date and target date, based on all market reads.
$114.17 - $118.65

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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.
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  • 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.

Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) is predicted to go up in coming weeks based on bullish technical trends that have appeared in the recent performance of the stock. ASH has demonstrated Trend Line Reversal(4) strategy FibTrader Premier IEF (ARM4) (+3) with a strength of 3.0/5. The higher the strength, the higher the probability of an accurate prediction.

  • The price of ASH expected to move up in the coming weeks.
  • PatternScan has detected that a 'FibTrader Premier IEF (ARM4) (+3)' pattern has appeared.
  • Specifically, a FibTrader Premier IEF (ARM4) (+3) variant of Trend Line Reversal(4) has been detected.
  • This indicates a high probablity that ASH will move up 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 ASH is 75.27.

This means that when ASH closes above $75.27, we expect a short squeeze to begin that could quickly drive the price of ASH considerably higher.

Date Short Volume Short Value SqueezeTrigger
2016-10-31 1534413 176877003.514 115.2734
2016-09-30 9166768 1096383953.23 119.6042
2016-08-31 4447223 510306831.748 114.7473
2016-07-31 2674075 319021426.02 119.3016
2016-06-30 2166014 248924177.118 114.9227
2016-05-31 3236672 363291833.293 112.2424
2016-04-30 4458886 500427464.109 112.2315
2016-03-31 6533842 679230118.799 103.9557
2016-02-29 7648682 711484223.981 93.0205
2016-01-31 9762030 946753884.099 96.9833
2015-12-31 5918941 628527017.743 106.1891
2015-11-30 5078958 562468695.814 110.7449
2015-10-31 4985814 526842489.496 105.6683
2015-09-30 352213 36108524.547 102.519
2015-08-31 2249968 247505479.872 110.004
2015-07-31 2286965 269253537.31 117.734
2015-06-30 1365746 172360696.14 126.2026
2015-05-31 2536852 324341601.904 127.852
2015-04-30 1998521 255184751.223 127.6868
2015-03-31 2350397 296830226.892 126.2894

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 ASH's price to rise
  • If Friction Factor is negative, more selling than buying caused ASH'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
2016-10-13 -0.07 149088 135915 13173 Bearish Bias
2016-10-12 1.3 73510 119874 -46364 Bullish Bias
2016-10-11 -3.4 189263 282443 -93180 -274.0588235
2016-10-10 -0.9 134769 125089 9680 Bearish Bias
2016-10-07 -0.63 203991 323352 -119361 -1894.619048
2016-10-06 1.94 238392 452216 -213824 Bullish Bias
2016-10-05 2.55 249148 185474 63674 249.7019608
2016-10-04 -1.01 163786 239622 -75836 -750.8514851
2016-10-03 -1.3 275115 289255 -14140 -108.7692308
2016-09-30 -0.92 355779 334312 21467 Bearish Bias
2016-09-29 -0.71 252698 359433 -106735 -1503.309859
2016-09-28 0.09 371610 337271 34339 3815.444444
2016-09-27 -0.13 286827 248623 38204 Bearish Bias
2016-09-26 -0.26 378734 283016 95718 Bearish Bias
2016-09-23 -3.79 605134 685994 -80860 -213.3509235
2016-09-22 -1.01 416808 483746 -66938 -662.7524752
2016-09-21 0.18 411209 461386 -50177 Bullish Bias
2016-09-20 0.79 149064 187943 -38879 Bullish Bias
2016-09-19 2.95 490556 523927 -33371 Bullish Bias
2016-09-16 1.07 274396 375435 -101039 Bullish Bias



Value is a measure of a stock's current worth. ASH has a current value of 131.77 per share. Therefore, it is undervalued compared to its Price of $110.13 per share. Value is computed from forecasted earnings per share, forecasted earnings growth, profitability, interest, and inflation rates. Value increases when earnings, earnings growth rate and profitability increase, and when interest and inflation rates decrease.

General Results


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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$110.13
52 Week Range$84.43 - $110.02
1 Month Range$106.05 - $110.02
Avg Daily Volume546270.0
PE Ratio14.26
Earnings Per Share
Shares Outstanding77MM
Market Capitalization$8375.00MM


ACCOUNT SUPPORT 855-879-3258