(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 4066 companies with "abnormal" market making, 3153 companies with positive Friction Factors and 2036 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. ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (NYSE:STJ), THQ Inc (NASDAQ:THQI), Chinanet Online Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CNET), China Hgs Real Estate Inc (NASDAQ:HGSH), Chinacache International Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:CCIH), Ceres Inc (NASDAQ:CERE). 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
STJ $-4.070 -11.39% 7,984,143 30.35% 8,409,227 31.96% -425,084 -1,044
THQI $-0.150 -12.00% 110,389 33.29% 221,190 66.71% -110,801 -7,387
CNET $-0.140 -11.48% 40,720 38.07% 66,249 61.93% -25,529 -1,824
HGSH $-0.660 -19.08% 66,852 44.90% 79,832 53.62% -12,980 -197
CCIH $-0.460 -10.11% 45,918 30.02% 107,019 69.98% -61,101 -1,328
CERE $-0.410 -10.03% 36,912 41.96% 49,868 56.69% -12,956 -316
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 STJ with a dollar loss Wednesday of $-4.07000 and a Friction Factor of -1,044 shares. That means that it only took 1,044 more shares of selling than buying to move STJ 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.
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (NYSE:STJ) - St. Jude Medical, Inc. develops, manufactures, and distributes cardiovascular and implantable neurostimulation medical devices worldwide. It operates in four segments: Cardiac Rhythm Management, Cardiovascular, Atrial Fibrillation, and Neuromodulation. The Cardiac Rhythm Management segment offers products for cardiac arrhythmias, or irregular heart beats. Its products include tachycardia implantable cardioverter defibrillator systems to provide therapy to patients suffering from lethal heart conditions, such as sudden cardiac arrest; cardiac resynchronization therapy devices to treat heart failure patients; pacemakers to help people whose hearts beat too slowly or who suffer from other cardiac arrhythmias; and leads, which connect devices to the heart and carry the electrical impulses to the heart and information from the heart to the device. The Cardiovascular segment offers mechanical and tissue replacement heart valves, as well as heart valve repair products. It also provides disposable interventional devices, including vascular closure devices, compression assist devices, percutaneous catheter introducers, diagnostic guidewires, and temporary bipolar pacing catheters, as well as diagnostic coronary imaging technology. The Atrial Fibrillation segment offers a system of products for access, diagnosis, visualization, and ablation that assist physicians in diagnosing and treating various irregular heart rhythms used in the electrophysiology lab and cardiac surgery. It provides electrophysiology introducers and catheters, cardiac mapping, navigation and recording systems, and ablation systems. The Neuromodulation segment offers a range of neurostimulation systems, such as rechargeable implantable pulse generators, primary cell implantable pulse generators, and radio frequency powered systems. St. Jude Medical markets its products through a direct sales force and independent distributors. The company was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota..
THQ Inc (NASDAQ:THQI) - THQ Inc. engages in developing, publishing, and distributing interactive entertainment software for various game systems. It offers its software for home video game consoles; handheld platforms; wireless devices, such as iPhone, iTouch and iPad; and personal computers (PC), including games played online. The company also develops and publishes titles for digital distribution, as well as offers PC titles through online download stores and services. In addition, it produces and markets action, fighting, racing, shooter, and strategy games primarily for avid or core gamers; games for the mass market and families; and online games. The company markets and distributes games directly to mass merchandisers, consumer electronic stores, discount warehouses, and other retail chain stores in the United States; and on a direct-to-retail basis, as well as through Internet and wireless devices internationally. THQ Inc. was founded in 1989 and is based in Agoura Hills, California..
Chinanet Online Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CNET) - ChinaNet Online Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates media development and advertising platforms for the small and medium enterprise market in the Peoples Republic of China. Its multi-platform advertising network consists of the Website www.28.com, an Internet advertising portal; ChinaNet TV, a television production and advertising unit; and bank kiosk advertising unit, which is primarily used as an advertising platform for clients in the financial services industry. The company, through its Internet portal 28.com, enables companies and entrepreneurs to advertise their products, services, and business opportunities, as well as to build sales channels and develop relationships directly with sales agents, distributors, resellers, and/or franchisees. The 28.com offers campaign management tools, including lead generation and capture, advanced tracking, search engine optimization, resource scheduling, and content management for the companys clients. The company, through its China Net TV, creates and distributes television shows comprising advertisements similar to infomercials, and promotions for various clients during the allotted time, as well as produces Web video advertisements for clients to be placed on 28.com. Its kiosks offer advertising services and Internet access to perform basic on-line banking functions, such as transferring money, purchasing annuities and/or insurance, and paying bills. ChinaNet Online Holdings serves customers in food and beverage; women accessories; footwear, apparel, and garments; home goods and construction materials; and environmental protection equipment industries. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Beijing, the Peoples Republic of China..
China Hgs Real Estate Inc (NASDAQ:HGSH) - China HGS Real Estate Inc., through its subsidiary, Shaanxi Guangsha Investment and Development Group Co., Ltd., engages in the real estate development in the People's Republic of China. It is involved in the construction and sale of residential apartments, parking lots, and commercial properties. The company develops multi-layer, sub-high-rise, and high-rise apartment buildings, as well as office buildings. China HGS Real Estate Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Hanzhong City, the People's Republic of China..
Chinacache International Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:CCIH) - .
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