(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BUYINS.NET / www.buyins.net, announced today its proprietary Market Maker Friction Factor Report for Monday. Since October 2008 market makers are now required to be on the bid as much as they are on the offer and for like amounts of stock. This Fair Market Making Requirement is designed to prevent market makers from manipulating stock prices. On Monday there were 3999 companies with "abnormal" market making, 2718 companies with positive Friction Factors and 2830 companies with negative Friction Factors. Here is a list of the top companies with the largest percentage loss per share Monday and low price friction (bearish). This means that there was more selling than buying in the stocks and their stock prices dropped faster with less Friction. ITT EDUCATIONAL SERVICES INC (NYSE:ESI), Pericom Semiconductor Corp (NASDAQ:PSEM), Pokertek Inc (NASDAQ:PTEK), Swisher Hygiene Inc (NASDAQ:SWSH), Southern Pacific Resource Corp (NYSE:STP), LDK Solar Co Ltd (NYSE:LDK). To access Friction Factor, Naked Short Data and SqueezeTrigger Prices on all stocks please visit http://www.buyins.net .
Market Maker Friction Factor is shown in the chart below:
Symbol Change Percent Buy Volume Buy %% Sell Volume Sell %% Net Volume Friction
ESI $-3.740 -19.39% 1,727,631 30.99% 1,779,295 31.91% -51,664 -138
PSEM $-0.870 -10.75% 89,939 38.67% 141,926 61.03% -51,987 -598
PTEK $-0.270 -16.88% 73,471 41.81% 102,250 58.19% -28,779 -1,066
SWSH $-0.220 -11.89% 506,736 38.67% 798,162 60.90% -291,426 -13,247
STP $-0.370 -19.79% 4,095,027 31.95% 5,668,347 44.22% -1,573,320 -42,522
LDK $-0.240 -11.21% 1,563,754 28.51% 2,074,310 37.82% -510,556 -21,273
Analysis of the Friction Factor chart above shows that each of the six stocks mentioned above have high net dollar losses (Change) and extremely low price friction in their stocks. The Friction Factor displays how many more shares of buying than selling are required to move a stock higher by one cent or how many more shares of selling than buying moves a stock lower by 1 cent.
For example, the chart above shows ESI with a dollar loss Monday of $-3.74000 and a Friction Factor of -138 shares. That means that it only took 138 more shares of selling than buying to move ESI lower by one penny. This means the Market Makers are allowing the stock to drop quickly (low friction). The combination of low friction and negative market direction can drive prices lower faster than normal.
ITT EDUCATIONAL SERVICES INC (NYSE:ESI) - ITT Educational Services, Inc. provides postsecondary degree programs in the United States. It offers master, bachelor, associate, and career-oriented education programs in various fields, such as information technology, electronics technology, drafting and design, business, criminal justice, and nursing and health sciences. The company s information technology programs include communications, network administration, technical support, network technology, and systems technology; and electronics technology programs comprise communications, computer technology, electronics product design and fabrication, industrial electronics, instrumentation, and telecommunications. Its drafting and design programs comprise architectural and construction drafting, civil drafting, computer aided drafting, electrical and electronics drafting, interior design, landscape architecture, mechanical drafting, and multimedia communications; business programs include accounting, business administration, financial services, manufacturing, marketing and advertising, and sales; and criminal justice programs consist of corrections, cyber security, investigations, and security and policing. The company s health sciences programs consist of health information technology and nursing. As of December 31, 2011, it provided master, bachelor, and associate degree programs to approximately 73,000 students in 144 locations, including 141 campuses and 3 learning sites in 39 states, as well as online programs to students who are located in 48 states. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Carmel, Indiana..
Pericom Semiconductor Corp (NASDAQ:PSEM) - Pericom Semiconductor Corporation designs, develops, and markets high performance digital, analog, and mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs); and frequency control products (FCPs) used in electronic systems worldwide. The company s products are used for transferring, routing, and timing digital and analog signals within and between computer, networking, datacom, and telecom systems. Its IC products include SiliconConnect family products, such as PCI and PCI-X bridges, PCI express bridges, packet switches, PCI express serial bridges, and PCI express and USB3 redrivers, as well as low-voltage differential signaling products comprising drivers, receivers, and transceivers; SiliconSwitch family products, such as application specific standard product, analog, and digital switches; SiliconInterface family products, including redrivers/signal conditioners, and universal level shifters and logic families; and SiliconClock and HiFlex clock family products, such as clock generators, clock fanout buffers/converters, zero delay buffers, zero-delay clock drivers, voltage controlled crystal oscillator IC s, and programmable skew clocks. The company s PTI products comprise microprocessor supervisory and real time clock circuits, home appliance controllers, power switches, and low dropout regulators. Its FCP products include crystals that resonate at a frequency; and crystal oscillators used in various electronic devices. The company s ICs and FCPs are used in notebook computers, servers, network switches and routers, storage area networks, digital televisions, cell phones, global positioning systems, and digital media players. Pericom Semiconductor Corporation primarily serves distributes, original equipment manufacturers, and contract manufacturers through a network of independent sales representatives and distributors in computer, networking, telecommunications, embedded, and consumer markets. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in San Jose, California..
Pokertek Inc (NASDAQ:PTEK) - PokerTek, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of electronic table games and related products for casinos, cruise lines, racinos, card clubs, and lotteries worldwide. The company s electronic tables are multi-station gaming devices that automate the shuffling, dealing, cash handling, enforcement of game rules, awarding of pots, and other aspects of the game, as well as enables players to view their cards, place bets, and take other actions using individual touch screens. Its products include PokerPro, a 10-seat electronic poker table that allows operators to offer player-banked games and tournaments, including cash games, single-table tournaments, and multi-table tournaments with a game library consisting of Texas Hold em, Omaha, Razz, and Seven Card Stud; and ProCore, an electronic table game platform that expands on the PokerPro technology and allows operators to add new game content as it is released. The company distributes its electronic table games through internal sales force, distributors, and sales agents. PokerTek, Inc. was formerly known as National Card Club Corporation and changed its name to PokerTek, Inc. in July 2004 as a result of its merger with PokerTek, LLC. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Matthews, North Carolina..
Swisher Hygiene Inc (NASDAQ:SWSH) - Swisher Hygiene Inc. provides hygiene and sanitation solutions in North America and internationally. Its solutions include cleaning and sanitizing products and services designed to promote cleanliness and sanitation in commercial and residential environments. The company involves in the sale of consumable products, such as soaps, paper, cleaning chemicals, detergents, and supplies, together with the rental and servicing of dish machines and other equipment for the dispensing of those products; sale and rental of facility service items requiring regular maintenance and cleaning, such as floor mats, mops, and bar towels; and provision of manual cleaning services for facilities. It serves customers in a range of end-markets, including foodservice, hospitality, retail, industrial, and healthcare industries. Swisher Hygiene Inc. offers its services through 69 company owned operations and 10 franchise operations located throughout the United States and Canada; and through 10 master license agreements covering the United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal, the Netherlands, Singapore, the Philippines, Taiwan, Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, China, and Mexico. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina..
Southern Pacific Resource Corp (NYSE:STP) - Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd., a solar energy company, engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of photovoltaic (PV) products. It offers monocrystalline and multicrystalline silicon PV cells; PV modules ranging from 20 to 300 watts in power; silicon ingots/polysilicon wafers; and building-integrated photovoltaic products. The company also provides PV system integration services, including the design, installation, commissioning, and testing of PV systems; and project development services. Its products are used to provide electric power for residential, commercial, industrial, and public utility applications primarily in Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Benelux, Greece, the United States, Canada, China, the Middle East, Australia, and Japan. The company sells its products through value added resellers, such as distributors and system integrators; and to end users, such as project developers. Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Wuxi, the People s Republic of China..
LDK Solar Co Ltd (NYSE:LDK) - LDK Solar Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of photovoltaic (PV) products; and development of power plant projects. It offers solar-grade and semiconductor-grade polysilicon; and multicrystalline and monocrystalline solar wafers to the manufacturers of solar cells and solar modules. The company also provides wafer processing services to monocrystalline and multicrystalline solar cell and module manufacturers; and sells silicon materials, such as ingots and polysilicon scraps. In addition, it engages in the production and sale of solar cells and modules to developers, distributors, and system integrators; and design and development of solar power projects in Europe, the United States, and China, as well as provides engineering, procurement, and construction services. LDK Solar Co., Ltd. operates in Europe, the Asia Pacific, and North America. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Xinyu City, the People s Republic of China. On November 22, 2011, LDK Solar Co., Ltd. filed for administration..
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