Mar 01, 2013 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) --
BUYINS.NET / www.buyins.net, announced today its proprietary Market Maker Friction Factor Report for Thursday. 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 Thursday there were 4005 companies with "abnormal" market making, 2641 companies with positive Friction Factors and 2798 companies with negative Friction Factors. Here is a list of the top companies with the largest percentage loss per share Thursday 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. Impac Mortgage Holdings Inc (AMEX:IMH), Telecom Argentina SA (NYSE:TEO), YPF SA (NYSE:YPF), Southern Pacific Resource Corp (NYSE:STP), Cal Dive International Inc (NYSE:DVR), BroadSoft Inc (NASDAQ:BSFT). 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
IMH $-3.870 -25.51% 294,743 26.61% 550,861 49.72% -256,118 -662
TEO $-2.200 -15.18% 258,147 26.11% 410,087 41.48% -151,940 -691
YPF $-2.140 -14.55% 933,723 31.37% 1,312,444 44.09% -378,721 -1,770
STP $-0.230 -16.67% 1,963,052 31.04% 2,087,215 33.01% -124,163 -5,398
DVR $-0.250 -12.08% 1,090,872 35.95% 1,182,267 38.97% -91,395 -3,656
BSFT $-9.910 -32.06% 5,404,123 48.87% 5,423,565 49.05% -19,442 -20
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 IMH with a dollar loss Thursday of $-3.87000 and a Friction Factor of -662 shares. That means that it only took 662 more shares of selling than buying to move IMH 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.
Impac Mortgage Holdings Inc (AMEX:IMH) - Impac Mortgage Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the provision of mortgage and real estate services in the United States. The company is involved in the mortgage lending activities, including origination, funding, selling, and servicing of loans. It also offers real estate owned surveillance and disposition services to portfolio managers and servicers to assist them with improving portfolio performance by maximizing liquidation proceeds from managing foreclosed real estate assets; default surveillance and loss recovery services for residential and multifamily mortgage portfolios; and monitoring, reconciling, and reporting services for residential and multifamily mortgage portfolios for investors and servicers. In addition, the company provides loan modification solutions to individual borrowers by interacting with loan servicers on behalf of the borrowers to assist them in lowering the monthly mortgage payments; short sale services on pre-foreclosure properties for servicers, investors, and institutions with distressed and delinquent residential and multifamily mortgage portfolios; and real estate brokerage services. Further, it is involved in collecting loan payments from loan servicers and remitting loan payments to a trustee or other purchaser; and long-term mortgage portfolio services. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Irvine, California..
Telecom Argentina SA (NYSE:TEO) - Telecom Argentina S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides telecommunication services to residential customers, businesses, and governmental agencies in Argentina and internationally. It operates in two segments, Fixed Telephony and Mobile Services. The Fixed Telephony segment provides local fixed telephony, public telephony, domestic and international long-distance telephony, domestic and international point-to-point link, domestic and international telex, data transmission, videoconferencing, and broadcasting signal services; additional services, including call forwarding, call waiting, three-way calling, itemized billing, and voicemail; and Internet access in Argentina. It also sells prepaid calling cards and modems; installs local access lines; and provides interconnection services to other local service providers and long-distance carriers. The Mobile Services segment provides mobile telecommunication services, including airtime, roaming, calls termination, and value-added services, such as call waiting, call forwarding, three-way calling, voicemail, short message systems, and other miscellaneous cellular and PCS services through cellular and PCS networks in Argentina; mobile radio communication services in the Federal District and Greater Buenos Aires areas; and PCS services, data transmission and videoconferences services, and Internet access in Paraguay. It also sells prepaid calling cards; and mobile handsets to customers, agents, and other third-party distributors. Telecom Argentina S.A. also engages in the construction of networks under contracts. The company serves approximately 4.1 million voice customers. As of December 31, 2011, it served 20.3 million mobile customers; 1,550,000 ADSL customers; and 4,057,000 fixed customer lines. The company was founded in 1990 and is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As of April 4, 2007, Telecom Argentina S.A. operates as a subsidiary of Nortel Inversora S.A..
YPF SA (NYSE:YPF) - YPF SOCIEDAD ANONIMA, an energy company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in Argentina. The company also involves in refining, marketing, transportation, and distribution of oil and a range of petroleum products, petroleum derivatives, petrochemicals, LPG, and bio-fuels; and gas separation and natural gas distribution operations. As of December 31, 2010, it had proved reserves of approximately 531 million barrels of oil and 2,533 billion cubic feet of gas; and retail distribution network of 1,622 YPF-branded service stations for automotive petroleum products. The company s crude oil transportation network includes approximately 2,700 kilometers of crude oil pipelines with approximately 640,000 barrels of aggregate daily transportation capacity of refined products; crude oil tankage of approximately 7 million barrels; and terminal facilities at 5 Argentine ports. In addition, it participates in 3 power stations with an aggregate installed capacity of 1,622 megawatts. The company was founded in 1977 and is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina..
Southern Pacific Resource Corp (NYSE:STP) - Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd., a solar energy company, engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of photovoltaic (PV) products. It offers monocrystalline and multicrystalline silicon PV cells; PV modules ranging from 20 to 300 watts in power; silicon ingots/polysilicon wafers; and building-integrated photovoltaic products. The company also provides PV system integration services, including the design, installation, commissioning, and testing of PV systems; and project development services. Its products are used to provide electric power for residential, commercial, industrial, and public utility applications primarily in Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Benelux, Greece, the United States, Canada, China, the Middle East, Australia, and Japan. The company sells its products through value added resellers, such as distributors and system integrators; and to end users, such as project developers. Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Wuxi, the People s Republic of China..
Cal Dive International Inc (NYSE:DVR) - Cal Dive International, Inc., a marine contracting company, provides manned diving, pipelay and pipe burial, platform installation, and platform salvage services to the offshore oil and natural gas industry. It offers marine contracting services to support the production lifecycle of the offshore oil and natural gas industry, including subsea services on production platforms, risers, subsea production systems, and pipelines. The company owns and operates a fleet of 29 vessels comprising 19 surface and saturation diving support vessels, 6 pipelay/pipebury barges, 1 dedicated pipebury barge, 1 combination derrick/pipelay barge, and 2 derrick barges. It has operations in the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf, the northeastern United States, Latin America, southeast Asia, China, Australia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. The company s customers primarily consist of major and independent oil and natural gas producers, pipeline transmission companies, and offshore engineering and construction firms. Cal Dive International, Inc. has a strategic partnership with Fugro-TSM Pty Ltd. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas..
BroadSoft Inc (NASDAQ:BSFT) - BroadSoft, Inc. provides software and services that enable mobile, fixed-line, and cable service providers to deliver unified communications and other voice and multimedia services over Internet protocol (IP) based networks. The company s communications platform consists of BroadWorks software, which enables its service provider customers to provide enterprises and consumers with a range of cloud-based or hosted IP multimedia communications, such as private branch exchanges, video calling, unified communications, collaboration, and converged mobile and fixed-line services; BroadCloud hosted or cloud service that enables its service provider customers to offer Web collaboration, video conferencing, instant messaging, presence, and short messaging to their end-users; and BroadTouch, a client application that enables carriers to offers unified communications services for smartphones, tablets, desktops, and laptops. It also provides a range of professional support services, including pre-sales support; installation, network integration, project management, and remote upgrade services, as well as consulting services; product life-cycle services; and training services. The company sells its products to telecommunication service providers directly, as well as indirectly through telecommunications equipment vendors, value-added resellers, and other distributors. It operates in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. BroadSoft, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland..
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