(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BUYINS.NET / www.buyins.net, announced today its proprietary Market Maker Friction Factor Report for Wednesday. 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 Wednesday there were 3610 companies with "abnormal" market making, 1336 companies with positive Friction Factors and 4174 companies with negative Friction Factors. Here is a list of the top companies with the largest percentage gain per share Wednesday and low price friction (bullish). This means that there was more buying than selling in the stocks and their stock prices rose faster with less Friction. Harvest Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:HNR), Furniture Brands International Inc (NYSE:FBN), Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AVNR), China Bak Battery Inc (NASDAQ:CBAK), Blue Earth Inc (OTC:BBLU), Northumberland Resources Inc (OTC:NHUR). 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
HNR $0.980 35.00% 1,294,908 42.56% 1,163,206 38.23% 131,702 1,344
FBN $0.750 17.01% 180,461 44.46% 137,816 33.96% 42,645 569
AVNR $0.480 14.24% 4,829,485 52.91% 4,283,703 46.93% 545,782 11,370
CBAK $0.450 46.41% 717,560 57.72% 507,580 40.83% 209,980 4,666
BBLU $0.420 17.50% 165,760 46.80% 44,800 12.65% 120,960 2,880
NHUR $0.200 16.13% 500,840 55.29% 388,323 42.87% 112,517 5,626
Analysis of the Friction Factor chart above shows that each of the six stocks mentioned above have high net buy volumes (buy volume, sell volume) and 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 HNR with a dollar gain Wednesday of $0.98000 and a Friction Factor of 1,344 shares. That means that it only took 1,344 more shares of buying than selling to move HNR higher by one penny. The Market Makers are currently allowing the stock to rise quickly (low friction). The combination of low friction and positive market direction can drive prices higher much faster than normal.
Harvest Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:HNR) - Harvest Natural Resources, Inc., an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, and disposition of oil and natural gas properties. It primarily holds interests in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela; exploration acreage, including in onshore of West Sulawesi, Indonesia; offshore of Gabon; in onshore of Oman; and in offshore of the People s Republic of China. As of December 31, 2011, the company, through its 32 percent interest in Petroleos de Venezuela S.A., had 103.8 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBOE) of proved plus probable reserves, including 43.3 MMBOE of proved reserves; and 60.5 MMBOE of probable reserves. Harvest Natural Resources, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas..
Furniture Brands International Inc (NYSE:FBN) - Furniture Brands International Inc. engages in designing, manufacturing, sourcing, and retailing home furnishings in the United States and internationally. It offers case goods, consisting of bedroom, dining room, and living room wood furniture; stationary upholstery products comprising sofas, loveseats, sectionals, and chairs; motion upholstered furniture, including recliners and sleep sofas; occasional furniture, such as accent pieces, home entertainment centers, and home office furniture, as well as wood, metal, and glass tables; and decorative accessories and accent pieces. The company s brand portfolio includes Thomasville, Broyhill, Lane, Drexel Heritage, Henredon, Pearson, Hickory Chair, Lane Venture, Maitland-Smith, and La Barge. Furniture Brands International Inc. markets its products through a range of channels comprising its Thomasville retail stores, interior designers, multi-line/independent retailers, and mass merchant stores to retailers, including independently owned furniture stores, department stores, and chains. The company was formerly known as Interco Inc. and changed its name to Furniture Brands International, Inc. in 1996. Furniture Brands International, Inc. was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri..
Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AVNR) - Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in acquiring, developing, and commercializing novel therapeutic products for the treatment of central nervous system disorders primarily in the United States. It primarily offers NUEDEXTA, a proprietary combination of dextromethorphan and low-dose quinidine for the treatment of pseudobulbar affect; and Docosanol 10% cream, an over-the-counter product for the treatment of cold sores. The company s clinical development stage products comprise AVP-923, which is in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of central neuropathic pain in patients with multiple sclerosis; Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of agitation in patients with Alzheimer s disease; and Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of levodopa-induced-dyskinesia in Parkinson s disease, as well as completed Phase III trials for the treatment of patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain. It also offers AVP-786 that is in Phase I clinical trial to assess the single and multiple dose pharmacokinetics, safety, and tolerability to healthy subjects. The company has a license agreement with Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to develop and commercialize deuterium-modified dextromethorphan for the potential treatment of neurologic and psychiatric disorders, as well as rights to other deuterium-modified dextromethorphan compounds. Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California..
China Bak Battery Inc (NASDAQ:CBAK) - China BAK Battery, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture, commercialization, and distribution of standard and customized lithium ion (Li-ion) rechargeable batteries. The company offers various Li-ion rechargeable batteries, including aluminum-case cells, battery packs, cylindrical cells, lithium polymer cells, and high-power lithium battery cells. Its battery cells are the principal component of rechargeable batteries used to power cellular phones and smart phones; notebook computers, tablet computers, and e-book readers; portable consumer electronics, such as digital cameras, portable media players, portable gaming devices, personal digital assistants, camcorders, and Bluetooth headsets; and electric bicycles and other light electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, cordless power tools, and uninterruptible power supplies. The company serves original equipment manufactures and replacement battery manufacturers primarily in the People s Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, the United States, the Middle East, Italy, Germany, Korea, and Turkey. China BAK Battery, Inc. was founded in 2001 and is based in Shenzhen, the People s Republic of China..
Blue Earth Inc (OTC:BBLU) - Blue Earth, Inc. engages in a mergers and acquisition strategy to acquire, license, develop, market, install, and monitor clean-tech related technologies and energy management systems. The targeted technologies include various measures designed for a specific customer or facility in the target market of small commercial businesses and residences to enhance the efficiency of building systems, such as refrigeration, lighting and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. The company also manufactures, sells, and installs commercial refrigeration and freezer gaskets, and strip curtains; and sells and installs motors and controls in the energy efficiency products, such as EC motors, LED lights, and various control technologies. In addition, it provides a range of energy solutions, including the design, construction, and implementation of energy savings projects, energy conservation, energy infrastructure outsourcing, power generation, and energy supply and risk management, as well as maintenance and service programs, including heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning mechanical systems for design-build to repair and retrofit services. The company sells its products through sales representatives, utility representatives, program representatives, and trade organizations. Blue Earth, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Henderson, Nevada..
Northumberland Resources Inc (OTC:NHUR) - .
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