(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BUYINS.NET / www.buyins.net, announced today its proprietary Market Maker Friction Factor Report for Friday. 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 Friday there were 3813 companies with "abnormal" market making, 3040 companies with positive Friction Factors and 2820 companies with negative Friction Factors. Here is a list of the top companies with the largest percentage loss per share Friday 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. BRASIL TELECOM SA-ADR (NYSE:BTM), ADAMS RESOURCES & ENERGY INC (AMEX:AE), OPTIMUMBANK HOLDINGS INC (NASDAQ:OPHC), OREXIGEN THERAPEUTICS INC (NASDAQ:OREX), CASCADE CORP (NYSE:CASC), (NASDAQ:FFN). 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
BTM $-4.710 -22.85% 107,778 27.09% 122,638 30.83% -14,860 -32
AE $-7.100 -11.05% 53,870 34.08% 56,935 36.02% -3,065 -4
OPHC $-0.420 -10.77% 170,585 44.20% 210,428 54.52% -39,843 -949
OREX $-0.440 -9.80% 2,240,561 44.11% 2,826,679 55.65% -586,118 -13,321
CASC $-5.250 -9.48% 71,885 28.55% 76,175 30.25% -4,290 -8
FFN $-0.280 -17.07% 460,804 38.80% 726,774 61.20% -265,970 -9,499
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 BTM with a dollar loss Friday of $-4.71000 and a Friction Factor of -32 shares. That means that it only took 32 more shares of selling than buying to move BTM 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.
BRASIL TELECOM SA-ADR (NYSE:BTM) - Brasil Telecom S.A., through its subsidiaries, provides telecommunications services for residential customers and governmental agencies, as well as small, medium, and large companies in Brazil. The company offers local fixed-line services, including installation, monthly subscription, metered services, collect calls, in dialing, and supplemental local services; domestic and international long distance services; fixed line to fixed line services; mobile long distance services; mobile telecommunication services; and data transmission services. It also provides broadband services, such as high-speed Internet access; Internet service provider services; commercial data transmission services comprising industrial exploitation of dedicated lines, dedicated line, and frame relay; public telephone services; and traffic transportation services. In addition, the company offers value-added services, which include voice, text, and data applications consisting of voicemail and caller ID, as well as other services, such as personalization, short message service subscription, chat, mobile television, location-based, mobile banking, mobile search, email, and instant messaging; and provides private telecommunication services through local optical fiber digital networks. Further, it provides call center services for third parties, including customer service, outbound and inbound telemarketing, training, support, consulting, and related services; and operates an Internet portal. As of December 31, 2008, Brasil Telecom had approximately 227,900 public telephones, and its access network served approximately 8.1 million fixed-line subscribers and approximately 1.8 million asymmetric digital subscriber line subscribers. The company was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Braslia, Brazil.
ADAMS RESOURCES & ENERGY INC (AMEX:AE) - Adams Resources & Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in marketing crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. It purchases crude oil, and arranges sales and deliveries to refiners and other customers in Texas and Louisiana with additional operations in Michigan and New Mexico; purchases, distributes, and markets natural gas; and offers value added services by providing access to common carrier pipelines and handling daily volume balancing requirements, as well as risk management services. The company also markets branded and unbranded refined petroleum products, such as motor fuels comprising automotive gasoline, biodiesel, and conventional diesel fuel; and lubricants consisting of passenger car motor oils, and industrial oils and greases. In addition, it involves in railroad servicing industry by fueling and lubricating locomotives, as well as performing routine maintenance on the power units; and operates as a direct-to-vessel marine fuel and lube vendor primarily in Texas Gulf Coast and southern Louisiana. Further, the company transports liquid chemicals on a for hire basis in the continental United States and Canada, as well as engages in the exploration and development of domestic oil and natural gas properties primarily in Texas and the south central region of the United States. Adams Resources & Energy, Inc. was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
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.
OREXIGEN THERAPEUTICS INC (NASDAQ:OREX) - Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development of pharmaceutical product candidates for the treatment of obesity. Its lead combination product candidates include Contrave, which has completed Phase III clinical trials; and Empatic that has completed Phase II clinical trials. Contrave is a combination of two drugs, bupropion and naltrexone, in a sustained release formulation (SR). Bupropion is an antidepressant and smoking cessation medication; naltrexone is a treatment for alcohol and opioid addiction. The companys Empatic product candidate is a combination of bupropion SR and zonisamide SR. Zonisamide, in an immediate release formulation for the adjunctive treatment of partial seizures, a form of epilepsy. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in La Jolla, California.
CASCADE CORP (NYSE:CASC) - Cascade Corp. manufactures loading devices and replacement parts primarily for the lift-truck and construction industry. Its products are designed to handle loads with or without pallets. The company also manufactures construction attachments used in the infrastructure, demolition, recycling, forestry, utility, and general construction markets. Cascade markets its products to original equipment dealers and manufacturers of construction, mining, agricultural, and industrial vehicles. The company was founded in 1943 and is headquartered in Fairview, Ore.
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