Market Read®

  • Monday, November 30 2015


Orexigen Therapeutics


Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development of pharmaceutical products in the United States. The company offers Contrave for the treatment of obesity. It has a collaboration agreement with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited to develop and commercialize Contrave in Canada and Mexico. Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in La Jolla, California.

Investment Highlights

  • PATTERN SCAN predicts the price of OREX expected to move up in the coming weeks based on the appearance of a 'Harami' pattern. Specifically, a DTM Daily Swing Divergence variant of Harami has been detected. The target is $2.64. more
  • SQUEEZETRIGGER predicts that when OREX closes above $5.17, we expect a short squeeze to begin that could quickly drive the price of OREX considerably higher.
  • VALUATION OREX has a current calculated value of $6.30 which means the stock is undervalued compared to its price of $2.38.

Predictive Range November 25, 2015 - December 16, 2015

Anticipated price movement, between prediction date and target date, based on all market reads.
$2.39 - $2.64

How WealthMakers Market Reads Work:

WealthMakers Market Reads™ provide you with market performance predictions based on proprietary technologies, trading algorithms and data to help you make better, more informed investment decisions. Here's a quick review of our predictive technologies:

  • 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.

Pattern Scan


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

Orexigen Therapeutics (NASDAQ: OREX) is predicted to go up in coming weeks based on bullish technical trends that have appeared in the recent performance of the stock. OREX has demonstrated Harami strategy DTM Daily Swing Divergence with a strength of 1.0/5. The higher the strength, the higher the probability of an accurate prediction.

  • The price of OREX expected to move up in the coming weeks.
  • PatternScan has detected that a 'DTM Daily Swing Divergence' pattern has appeared.
  • Specifically, a DTM Daily Swing Divergence variant of Harami has been detected.
  • This indicates a high probablity that OREX 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 OREX is 5.17.

This means that when OREX closes above $5.17, we expect a short squeeze to begin that could quickly drive the price of OREX considerably higher.

Date Short Volume Short Value SqueezeTrigger
2015-11-30 12087484 34785361.4552 2.8778
2015-10-31 13361703 34128461.8026 2.5542
2015-09-30 8848639 23101141.8373 2.6107
2015-08-31 11098036 39720980.6476 3.5791
2015-07-31 8761905 38117791.512 4.3504
2015-06-30 11169456 53710563.0672 4.8087
2015-05-31 14462399 81557806.6807 5.6393
2015-04-30 12502289 95700021.3794 7.6546
2015-03-31 56478835 410635017.751 7.2706
2015-02-28 5166133 28458160.2438 5.5086
2015-01-31 13403074 74515730.2104 5.5596
2014-12-31 19066079 114331649.331 5.9966
2014-11-30 17391195 86441195.628 4.9704
2014-10-31 16618100 64817237.24 3.9004
2014-09-30 15733763 89178968.684 5.668
2014-08-31 1716748 8550435.0888 4.9806
2014-07-31 18146959 99545143.5945 5.4855
2014-06-30 25802795 161215863.16 6.248
2014-05-31 18128828 104304211.898 5.7535
2014-04-30 3578886 22008001.5684 6.1494

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 OREX's price to rise
  • If Friction Factor is negative, more selling than buying caused OREX'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
2015-11-24 -0.04 429847 450227 -20380 -5095
2015-11-23 0.05 642996 517356 125640 25128
2015-11-20 0.0 275181 413460 -138279 Bullish Bias
2015-11-19 -0.08 460610 831232 -370622 -46327.75
2015-11-18 0.01 1225550 946141 279409 279409
2015-11-17 -0.07 782368 653072 129296 Bearish Bias
2015-11-16 -0.07 602146 745345 -143199 -20457
2015-11-13 0.03 889795 911075 -21280 Bullish Bias
2015-11-12 -0.23 560600 824164 -263564 -11459.30435
2015-11-11 0.03 889795 911075 -21280 Bullish Bias
2015-11-10 -0.05 596970 539056 57914 Bearish Bias
2015-11-09 0.03 775540 766795 8745 2915
2015-11-06 -0.51 1708549 1441780 266769 Bearish Bias
2015-11-05 -0.09 949430 876092 73338 Bearish Bias
2015-11-04 0.02 1057137 995807 61330 30665
2015-11-03 -0.05 1380129 1293306 86823 Bearish Bias
2015-11-02 0.28 1815593 1369984 445609 15914.60714
2015-10-30 0.05 1143668 1209798 -66130 Bullish Bias
2015-10-29 -0.05 1199055 1129116 69939 Bearish Bias
2015-10-28 0.13 1374205 1132350 241855 18604.23077



Value is a measure of a stock's current worth. OREX has a current value of 6.3 per share. Therefore, it is undervalued compared to its Price of $2.38 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


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 16.763 83.14 13673 626 95.62%
SqueezeTrigger 12.495 21.65 10298 700 93.64%
Valuation 14.484 26.96 4201 302 93.29%
Seasonality 7.273 15.18 55158 5097 91.54%
Group Correlation 7.013 15.11 8472 897 90.43%
PatternScan 8.432 11.42 209380 30910 87.14%
Events 6.815 11.27 4389 667 86.81%
Earnings 8.502 10.32 24726 4970 83.26%
GATS 5.455 7.86 74595 15517 82.78%
Naked Shorts 13.709 10.97 2834 727 79.58%
Friction Factor 7.001 3.63 7832 2239 77.77%

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Last Price$2.38
52 Week Range$4.59 - $7.84
1 Month Range$5.00 - $6.34
Avg Daily Volume2766715.0
PE Ratio0.0
Earnings Per Share
Shares Outstanding116MM
Market Capitalization$654.90MM


ACCOUNT SUPPORT 855-879-3258