(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BUYINS.NET / www.buyins.net, announced today its proprietary Market Maker Friction Factor Report for Tuesday. 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 Tuesday there were 4009 companies with "abnormal" market making, 3417 companies with positive Friction Factors and 2010 companies with negative Friction Factors. Here is a list of the top companies with the largest percentage loss per share Tuesday 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. Scientific Games Corp (NASDAQ:SGMS), Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ACI), McGraw-Hill Companies Inc (NYSE:MHP), IEC Electronics Corp (AMEX:IEC), Koninklijke KPN NV (OTC:KKPNY), Diana Containerships Inc (NASDAQ:DCIX). 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
SGMS $-1.640 -17.28% 639,768 48.70% 649,617 49.45% -9,849 -60
ACI $-0.890 -12.84% 11,696,128 32.44% 13,773,160 38.20% -2,077,032 -23,337
MHP $-5.550 -11.03% 8,980,020 26.71% 12,061,424 35.87% -3,081,404 -5,552
IEC $-0.750 -11.76% 42,256 23.44% 63,541 35.24% -21,285 -284
KKPNY $-0.700 -13.08% 404,253 47.77% 486,883 57.54% -82,630 -1,180
DCIX $-0.850 -12.28% 1,292,885 44.41% 1,502,887 51.62% -210,002 -2,471
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 SGMS with a dollar loss Tuesday of $-1.64000 and a Friction Factor of -60 shares. That means that it only took 60 more shares of selling than buying to move SGMS 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.
Scientific Games Corp (NASDAQ:SGMS) - Scientific Games Corporation provides gaming solutions to lottery and gaming organizations worldwide. The company s Printed Products segment designs, manufactures, and sells instant lottery tickets; and provides value-added services, such as game design, sales and marketing support, specialty games and promotions, inventory management, and warehousing and fulfillment services. This segment also offers licensed games, promotional entertainment, and Internet-based services, as well as prepaid phone cards. Its Lottery Systems segment provides customized computer software, support, equipment, and data communication services to lotteries. Its products include transaction-processing software, draw lottery games, keno, point-of-sale terminals, central site computers, and communication platforms, as well as ongoing operational support and maintenance services. In addition, this segment provides instant ticket activation and validation, and inventory management systems and services; video lottery central monitoring and control systems and networks to lotteries and gaming regulators; and software, hardware, and support for sports wagering systems. The company s Gaming segment provides server-based gaming machines, systems, and content to commercial gaming operators, such as betting shops, bingo halls, arcades, and pubs, as well as to licensed bookmakers in betting offices and wide area gaming industry operators. This segment also offers gaming machines, remote management of game content and management information, central computer systems, secure data communication, and field support services; and provides pari-mutuel wagering services, systems, and terminals. The company has a strategic agreement with the Playtech Services (Cyprus) Limited to deliver Internet gaming solutions to government-sponsored and government-regulated lotteries. Scientific Games Corporation was founded in 1984 and is based in New York, New York..
Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ACI) - Arch Coal, Inc. engages in the production and sale of steam and metallurgical coal from surface and underground mines located in the United States. As of December 31, 2011, it operated or contracted out the operation of 46 active mines, and owned or controlled approximately 5.33 billion tons of proven and probable recoverable reserves; and owned or controlled primarily through long-term leases approximately 32,135 acres of coal land in Ohio, 25,037 acres of coal land in Maryland, 33,238 acres of coal land in Virginia, 371,071 acres of coal land in West Virginia, 105,667 acres of coal land in Wyoming, 242,390 acres of coal land in Illinois, 62,822 acres of coal land in Utah, 234,401 acres of coal land in Kentucky, 19,267 acres of coal land in Montana, 21,802 acres of coal land in New Mexico, and 18,443 acres of coal land in Colorado. The company also owned or controlled smaller parcels of property in Alabama, Indiana, Washington, Arkansas, California, and Texas through long-term leases. Arch Coal, Inc. sells steam coal to power plants and industrial facilities, and metallurgical coal for use in steel production worldwide. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri..
McGraw-Hill Companies Inc (NYSE:MHP) - The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. provides information services for the financial, commodities and commercial, and education markets worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Standard & Poor s Ratings (S&P Ratings), S&P Capital IQ/S&P Indices, Commodities & Commercial (C&C), and McGraw-Hill Education (MHE). The S&P Ratings segment offers credit ratings, credit risk evaluations, and ratings-related information research to investors, corporations, governments, financial institutions, investment managers, and advisors. The S&P Capital IQ/S&P Indices segment provides comprehensive value-added financial data, information, indices, and research services for investment advisors, wealth managers, and institutional investors. The C&C segment offers information, insight, and analysis for professionals and corporate executives in the automotive, aerospace and defense, construction, and energy sectors, as well as for business and financial professionals, traders, investors, marketers, advertisers, and consumers. This segment consists of business to business companies, including such brands as Platts, J.D. Power and Associates, McGraw-Hill Construction, and Aviation Week. The MHE segment sells integrated digital e-learning platforms, textbooks, instructional resources, and digital and print products for the college and university, professional, international, and adult education markets. It also offers textbooks and supplemental materials in print, digital, and hybrid versions; and online and traditional assessment and reporting services to the pre-kindergarten, elementary, secondary, testing, supplemental, vocational, and post-secondary fields. The company serves its customers through digital data and information, integrated digital platforms, Websites, printed books, magazines, newsletters, and conferences and trade shows. The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in New York, New York..
IEC Electronics Corp (AMEX:IEC) - IEC Electronics Corp. provides electronic contract manufacturing services to advanced technology companies in the United States. It specializes in the custom manufacture of complex circuit cards and system-level assemblies; an array of cable and wire harness assemblies; and precision sheet metal components. The company offers its assemblies for use in various products, such as military and aerospace systems, medical devices, industrial equipment, and transportation products. It serves military and aerospace, medical, industrial, communications, and other sectors through a direct sales force, as well as through a network of manufacturer's representatives. IEC Electronics Corp. was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Newark, New York..
Koninklijke KPN NV (OTC:KKPNY) - Koninklijke KPN N.V., through its subsidiaries, provides telecommunications, and information and communication technology services. It offers wireline and wireless telephony, Internet, and television (TV) service to consumers. The company also provides voice and Internet wireline services, including fixed-line telephony access services and Internet over analog lines, digital lines, and Internet protocol (IP)-based connections; wireless services comprising mobile communications solutions in voice and data; wireless email solutions and Internet access; machine-to-machine solutions; and a range of data/network communication services, such as traditional data services, virtual private network services (IP-VPN and Ethernet VPN), and Internet access services, as well as workspace, data center, and consultancy services to business customers. In addition, it offers network services and facilitates the infrastructure needs to retail segments and wholesale customers; and end-to-end solutions, including workspace management, connectivity solutions, and datacenters for corporate enterprise market. Further, Koninklijke provides global call termination products, and a portfolio of value-added data services for mobile operators. The company markets its services under the Hi, Telfort, XS4ALL, Simyo, BASE, E-Plus, Simyo, Ay Yildiz, Ortel Mobile, XS4ALL, Atlantic Telecom, Yes Telecom, Gemnet, Talk&Vision, and iBasis brand names primarily in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Spain, France, and Switzerland. As of December 31, 2011, it served 44.5 million customers, which include 36.6 million wireless, 4 million wireline voice, 2.5 million broadband Internet, and 1.4 million TV customers. The company was incorporated in 1989 and is headquartered in The Hague, the Netherlands..
Diana Containerships Inc (NASDAQ:DCIX) - Diana Containerships Inc. owns and operates containerships in Greece. The company engages in the seaborne transportation of semi-finished and finished consumer and industrial products. As of November 6, 2012, its fleet consisted of 9 containerships. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Athens, Greece..
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