(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 3926 companies with "abnormal" market making, 2845 companies with positive Friction Factors and 2433 companies with negative Friction Factors. Here is a list of the top companies with the largest percentage loss per share Wednesday 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. Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:PPHM), Bankrate Inc (NYSE:RATE), Furniture Brands International Inc (NYSE:FBN), MPG Office Trust Inc (NYSE:MPG), EZchip Semiconductor Ltd (NASDAQ:EZCH), Rackspace Hosting Inc (NYSE:RAX). 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
PPHM $-0.430 -20.38% 13,493,386 43.60% 17,445,799 56.37% -3,952,413 -91,917
RATE $-1.930 -15.59% 1,679,396 30.43% 2,093,180 37.93% -413,784 -2,144
FBN $-0.300 -21.28% 1,092,786 36.09% 1,335,661 44.12% -242,875 -8,096
MPG $-0.580 -18.01% 855,509 22.60% 1,638,266 43.28% -782,757 -13,496
EZCH $-6.670 -20.69% 3,914,035 48.33% 4,137,401 51.09% -223,366 -335
RAX $-14.980 -19.98% 5,243,505 33.12% 5,499,142 34.74% -255,637 -171
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 PPHM with a dollar loss Wednesday of $-0.43000 and a Friction Factor of -91,917 shares. That means that it only took 91,917 more shares of selling than buying to move PPHM 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.
Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:PPHM) - Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the research and development of monoclonal antibodies for the treatment and diagnosis of cancer and viral infections. Its products in clinical-stage development include bavituximab, a phosphatidylserine-targeting antibody, which is in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of front-line and second-line non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and pancreatic cancer; and Cotara, a DNA/histone-targeting antibody that is in Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of recurrent glioblastoma multiforme. The company is also developing bavituximab in combination with ribavirin, which is in Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of patients with genotype-1 hepatitis C virus infection. In addition, it has investigator-sponsored trial programs that evaluate bavituximab for the treatment of patients with liver cancer, second-line castration resistant prostate cancer, HER-2 negative metastatic breast cancer, and locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC. Further, the company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Avid Bioservices, Inc., offers integrated current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) commercial and clinical manufacturing services in the United States, including contract manufacturing of antibodies, recombinant proteins, and enzymes; cell culture development; process development; and testing of biologics for biopharmaceutical and biotechnology companies under cGMP. It has license, research, and development agreements with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas; Affitech A/S; and Merck KGaA. Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. focuses on selling its products in the United States and internationally in collaboration with marketing partners or through a direct sales force. The company was founded in 1981 and is based in Tustin, California..
Bankrate Inc (NYSE:RATE) - Bankrate, Inc. (Bankrate) owns and operates an Internet-based consumer banking marketplace. The Company's flagship site, Bankrate.com, is an aggregator of information on more than 300 financial products, including mortgages, credit cards, new and used automobile loans, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, checking and automated teller machine fees, home-equity loans and online banking fees. In addition, Bankrate provides financial applications and information to a network of distribution partners and also through national and state publications in the United States. The Company operates in two business segments: online publishing, and print publishing and licensing. The online publishing segment engages in the sale of advertising, sponsorships and hyperlinks in connection with Bankrate.com. The print publishing and licensing segment engage in the sale of advertising in the Mortgage Guide rate tables, newsletter subscriptions, and licensing of research information.
The Company's rate tables provide, at no cost to the consumer, a detailed list of lenders by market and include relevant details to help consumers compare loan products. Bankrate produces and sells advertisements in traditional print publications to absorb part of the cost of producing research and original editorial content. The Company's print publications activities include Mortgage Guide, Syndication of Editorial Content and Research and 100 Highest Yields and Jumbo Flash Report in addition to Bank Rate Monitor.
Bankrate's Mortgage Guide operations involve the sale of mortgage rate and product listings in over 500 metropolitan newspapers across the United States with combined Sunday circulation of 40 million copies. The Company enters into agreements with the newspapers for blocks of print space, which is in turn sold to local mortgage lenders and shares the revenue with the newspapers on a percentage basis.
Bankrate syndicates editorial research to 98 newspapers, which have a combined Sunday circulation of more than 28 million copies, and two national magazines with combined monthly circulation in excess of 4.6 million copies. The Company also publishes100 Highest Yields and Jumbo Flash Report, which target individual consumers and Bank Rate Monitor, which targets an institutional audience. These newsletters provide bank deposit, loan and mortgage interest rate information with minimal editorial content.
Bankrate.com provides the tools and information that can help consumers make financial decisions. The Company regularly surveys approximately 4,800 financial institutions in more than 575 markets in all 50 states in order to provide the most current information. Features, such as financial calculators and e-mail newsletters allow users to interact with Bankrate's site. The Company's Rate Trend Index is a weekly poll of industry insiders designed to enable consumers forecast interest rate trends. Bankrate has also expanded its offerings to include channels on investing, taxes, small business and financial advice. Each channel offers a distinct look at its particular topic. Bankrate.com users can find advice and tips from the Tax channel, obtain business ideas from the Small Business channel and ask a financial expert a question in the Advice channel. The Company also sells graphic advertisements and hyperlinks on its Website and licenses its rates and editorial content.
During the year ended December 31, 2005, the Company acquired Wescoco, LLC (doing business as FastFind) and Mortgage Market Information Services, Inc. and Interest.com (MMIS/Interest.com). FastFind is an Internet aggregator, which complements Bankrate's online publishing business. The Company purchased MMIS/Interest.com, which publishes mortgage guides in over 300 newspapers and operates Interest.com, to expand its print and online publishing business, respectively. Interest.com is a Website that publishes financial rates and information connecting consumers with lenders.
The Company competes with Yahoo! Finance, AOL Personal Finance and MSN Money, The Motley Fo.
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..
MPG Office Trust Inc (NYSE:MPG) - MPG Office Trust, Inc. a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the ownership, management, acquisition, and development of office and real estate properties primarily in California. As of June 30, 2005, the company owned a portfolio of 25 commercial real estate properties, including 22 office and retail projects, a 350-room hotel, 6 off-site parking garages totaling approximately 5,969 spaces, and onsite structured and surface parking totaling approximately 26,549 spaces. It also owned undeveloped land that could support approximately 11.8 million square feet of office, retail, structured parking, and residential uses, as of the above date. The company has elected to be treated as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. As a REIT, it would not be subject to federal income tax, provided it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its shareholders. The company was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California..
EZchip Semiconductor Ltd (NASDAQ:EZCH) - EZchip Semiconductor Ltd., a fabless semiconductor company, develops and markets Ethernet network processors for networking equipment. Its network processors include processing and classifying engines, traffic managers, media access controllers, and various hardware blocks, which enable customers to design multi-port line cards. The company s network processors are also used to form the silicon core of networking equipment, such as switches and routers; and for voice, video, and data integration in various applications. In addition, it offers network processor chips; evaluation boards and network-processor based systems that enable customers to test network processor units based systems; and development software toolkits, which assist customers in creating, verifying, and implementing solutions based on the company s network processors. Further, the company provides a library comprising Metro Ethernet protocols, Multi-Protocol Label Switching, IPv4 and IPv6 routing, Access Control Lists, GPON/EPON OLT functionality, Network Address Translation, and Server Load Balancing that features data plane code for various applications. It serves networking equipment vendors through direct sales representatives, contract manufacturers, and distributors primarily in Israel, China, Hong Kong, the Far East, Canada, the United States, and Europe. The company was formerly known as LanOptics Ltd. and changed its name to EZchip Semiconductor Ltd. in July 2008. EZchip Semiconductor Ltd. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Yokneam, Israel..
Rackspace Hosting Inc (NYSE:RAX) - Rackspace Hosting, Inc. provides cloud computing services, managing Web-based IT systems for small and medium-sized businesses, and large enterprises worldwide. Its service offering combines hosting on dedicated hardware and on multi-tenant pools of virtualized hardware in a way that suits each customer s requirements. The company offers dedicated cloud services comprising customer management portal and other management tools for managing the data center, network, hardware devices, and operating system software; and public cloud that provides pooled computing resources delivered on-demand over the Internet to manage a pool of computing resources across a larger base of customers and deliver computing resources to businesses when they need them. It offers cloud servers for computing, and cloud files for storage, as well as cloud applications, such as email, collaboration, and file back-ups; and hybrid hosting that provides hosted computing on dedicated hardware and on pools of shared resources. The company also offers customer support services. It sells its service suite through direct sales teams, third-party channel partners, and online ordering. The company was formerly known as Rackspace.com, Inc. and changed its name to Rackspace Hosting, Inc. in June 2008. Rackspace Hosting, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas..
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