(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BUYINS.NET / www.buyins.net, announced today its proprietary Market Maker Friction Factor Report for Thursday. 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 Thursday there were 3510 companies with "abnormal" market making, 4389 companies with positive Friction Factors and 1809 companies with negative Friction Factors. Here is a list of the top companies with the largest percentage loss per share Thursday 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. AVID TECHNOLOGY INC (NASDAQ:AVID), PRINCETON NATIONAL BANCORP (NASDAQ:PNBC), OPTIMUMBANK HOLDINGS INC (NASDAQ:OPHC), NEWLEAD HOLDINGS LTD (NASDAQ:NEWL), THT HEAT TRANSFER TECHNOLOGY (OTC:THTI), COMPTON PETROLEUM CORP (OTC:CMZPF). 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
AVID $-1.850 -18.00% 834,370 47.38% 917,111 52.08% -82,741 -447
PNBC $-0.230 -12.37% 34,421 42.49% 46,597 57.51% -12,176 -529
OPHC $-1.180 -34.40% 78,878 38.15% 127,448 61.64% -48,570 -412
NEWL $-0.830 -18.57% 301,292 44.71% 357,305 53.02% -56,013 -675
THTI $-0.230 -11.92% 55,439 28.60% 138,425 71.40% -82,986 -3,608
CMZPF $-0.641 -26.25% 32,900 31.39% 68,100 64.98% -35,200 -549
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 AVID with a dollar loss Thursday of $-1.85000 and a Friction Factor of -447 shares. That means that it only took 447 more shares of selling than buying to move AVID 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.
AVID TECHNOLOGY INC (NASDAQ:AVID) - Avid Technology, Inc. provides digital media content-creation solutions for film, video, audio, and broadcast professionals, artists, and home enthusiasts worldwide. The company offers a range of professional digital, nonlinear software, and hardware video-editing solutions, including Media Composer product line that is used to edit television programs, commercials, and films; NewsCutter and iNews Instinct editors that are designed for the news production; and Avid Symphony Nitris DX and Avid DS that are used during the online or finishing stage of post production. It provides consumer video-editing products, including Pinnacle Studio and Dazzle, which provide consumers and entry-level videographers with the ability to create professional-looking videos; Pinnacle Studio product line that is available in three configurations, such as Pinnacle Studio, Pinnacle Studio Plus, and Pinnacle Studio Ultimate; broadcast newsroom solutions that accelerate the production process by enabling broadcasters to automate the control of ingest devices, manage teams of broadcast journalists and editors, assemble stories into news programs, develop and deliver real-time graphics for broadcast television, and automate the process of playing television programming to air; and storage and workflow solutions. Avid Technology also offers various audio products, such as digital audio software and workstation solutions, control surfaces, audio interfaces, live systems products, desktop and studio monitors, and other software. It markets and sells its solutions through a combination of direct and indirect sales channels, the latter of which include a network of independent distributors, value-added resellers, dealers, and retailers. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Tewksbury, Massachusetts.
PRINCETON NATIONAL BANCORP (NASDAQ:PNBC) - Princeton National Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for Citizens First National Bank, which provides commercial banking and trust services to individuals, businesses, and governmental bodies in Illinois. It offers commercial loans; and agricultural and agricultural real estate loans secured by crops, machinery, and real estate to finance capital improvements and farm operations, as well as acquisitions of livestock and machinery. The company also provides consumer services, such as demand, savings, and time deposit accounts; home mortgage loans; installment loans; and brokerage services. In addition, it offers insurance and farm management services, as well as investment and fiduciary services. Further, the company offers ATM, debit cards, and Internet banking services. It operates 21 offices in 17 communities in north central Illinois, including Aurora, DePue, Genoa, Hampshire, Henry, Huntley, Millbrook, Minooka, Newark, Oglesby, Peru, Plainfield, Plano, Princeton, Sandwich, Somonauk, and Spring Valley; and 25 automated teller machines. The company was founded in 1865 and is headquartered in Princeton, Illinois.
OPTIMUMBANK HOLDINGS INC (NASDAQ:OPHC) - OptimumBank Holdings, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for OptimumBank that provides community banking products and services to individuals and corporate customers in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties, Florida. Its deposit products include demand interest-bearing and noninterest-bearing accounts, money market deposit accounts, NOW accounts, and time deposits, as well as direct deposits. The company also provides residential and commercial real estate loans, and consumer loans to individuals and small businesses, and other organizations. In addition, it offers credit cards, cash management, notary services, money orders, night depository, travelers checks, cashiers checks, domestic collections, savings bonds, bank drafts, automated teller services, drive-in tellers, and banking by mail services. Further, the company provides Internet banking services. It conducts operations from its Fort Lauderdale headquarters and three branch offices in Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, and Deerfield Beach. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
NEWLEAD HOLDINGS LTD (NASDAQ:NEWL) - NewLead Holdings Ltd. operates as an international shipping company that owns and operates product tankers and dry bulk carriers. It operates in two segments, Wet Operations and Dry Operations. The Wet Operations segment transports various refined petroleum products simultaneously in segregated coated cargo tanks that include gasoline, jet fuel, kerosene, naphtha, diesel, fuel oil, gas oil, and heating oil, as well as edible oils and chemicals. The Dry Operations segment involves in transporting and handling bulk cargoes through ownership, operation, and trading of vessels. As of April 06, 2010, the company operated a fleet of nine product tankers and four dry bulk vessels. It was formerly known as Aries Maritime Holdings Limited and changed its name to NewLead Holdings Ltd. in December 2009. The company was incorporated in 2005 and is based in Piraeus, Greece.
THT HEAT TRANSFER TECHNOLOGY (OTC:THTI) - THT Heat Transfer Technology Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of heat exchanger products and solutions in the People's Republic of China. Its product line includes plate heat exchangers, shell and tube heat exchangers, heat exchanger units, air cooled heat exchangers, welded plate heat exchangers, and plate and shell heat exchangers. The companys products are used in various applications comprising heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems; and district heating, a system for distributing heat generated in a centralized location for residential and commercial heating requirements, such as space heating and water heating. It serves customers in metallurgy, heat and power, petrochemical, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and shipbuilding industries. The company is headquartered in Siping, the People's Republic of China.
COMPTON PETROLEUM CORP (OTC:CMZPF) - Compton Petroleum Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas, natural gas liquids, and crude oil in the Deep Basin fairway of the Western Canada. It owns interests principally in the the Basal Quartz sands property at High River in southern Alberta; and the shallower Plains Belly River sand play in southern Alberta. The company also has interests in an exploratory play in the Foothills area of southern Alberta. Compton Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.
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