Apr 12, 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 3972 companies with "abnormal" market making, 2984 companies with positive Friction Factors and 2382 companies with negative Friction Factors. Here is a list of the top companies with the largest percentage gain per share Thursday 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. Metalico Inc (AMEX:MEA), Coldwater Creek Inc (NASDAQ:CWTR), Rite Aid Corp (NYSE:RAD), ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ACAD), Wireless Ronin Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:RNIN), MGT Capital Investments Inc (AMEX:MGT). 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
MEA $0.250 17.48% 374,118 40.32% 345,241 37.21% 28,877 1,155
CWTR $0.540 16.36% 123,545 63.95% 69,641 36.05% 53,904 998
RAD $0.330 18.44% 27,079,177 41.24% 22,476,961 34.23% 4,602,216 139,461
ACAD $4.920 61.73% 20,178,474 50.53% 19,373,514 48.52% 804,960 1,636
RNIN $0.200 14.46% 541,261 54.22% 456,850 45.76% 84,411 4,221
MGT $0.470 13.51% 313,681 30.13% 300,026 28.82% 13,655 291
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 MEA with a dollar gain Thursday of $0.25000 and a Friction Factor of 1,155 shares. That means that it only took 1,155 more shares of buying than selling to move MEA 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.
Metalico Inc (AMEX:MEA) - Metalico, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in scrap metal recycling, platinum group and minor metals recycling, and lead metal products fabrication activities primarily in the United States. Its Scrap Metal Recycling segment collects industrial and obsolete ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals; processes into reusable forms; and supplies the recycled metals to electric arc furnace mills, integrated steel mills, foundries, secondary smelters, aluminum recyclers, and metal brokers, as well as to exporters and international brokers. This segment offers ferrous products, which include sheared, bundled, and shredded scrap metal and other scrap metals, such as plate and structural, turnings, busheling, and broken cast iron; and sorts, processes, and packages non-ferrous metals, which include aluminum, copper, stainless steel, brass, nickel-based alloys, and high-temperature alloys for resale. The company s PGM and Minor Metals Recycling segment recycles platinum group metals, including platinum, palladium, and rhodium, from the substrate material retrieved from catalytic converters. Its Lead Fabricating segment manufactures and sells sheet lead, shot, extruded strip lead, machined lead parts, and cast lead, as well as other lead products, including roof flashings, lead wool, anodes, and babbitt. This segment sells its products to distributors, wholesalers, the plumbing and building trades, equipment manufacturers, and other consumers in various industries, such as roofing, plumbing, radiation shielding for pharmaceutical and power generation, electronic solders, ammunition, and automotive industries, as well as to the Department of Defense contractors. Metalico, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Cranford, New Jersey..
Coldwater Creek Inc (NASDAQ:CWTR) - Coldwater Creek Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a multi-channel specialty retailer of women's apparel, accessories, jewelry, and gift items primarily in the United States. It operates premium retail stores located in traditional malls, lifestyle centers, and street locations; merchandise outlet stores; and day spas, which offer spa treatments, including massages, facials, body treatments, manicures, and pedicures, as well as provide relevant apparel and personal care products. The company also offers its products through its e-commerce Web site coldwatercreek.com and catalogs, as well as through phone and mail. As of October 27, 2012, it operated 354 premium retail stores and 38 factory outlet stores, as well as 9 spas. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Sandpoint, Idaho..
Rite Aid Corp (NYSE:RAD) - Rite Aid Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates retail drugstores in the United States. The company sells prescription drugs and a range of front end products. Its front end products include over-the-counter medications, health and beauty aids, personal care items, cosmetics, household items, beverages, convenience foods, greeting cards, seasonal merchandise, and other everyday and convenience products, as well as photo processing products. The company offers its products to customers covered by third party payors, such as insurance companies, prescription benefit management companies, government agencies, private employers, and other managed care providers. It has a strategic alliance with GNC. As of June 21, 2012, the company operated 4,652 stores in 31 states of the United States and the District of Columbia. Rite Aid Corporation founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania..
ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ACAD) - ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on small molecule drugs that address unmet medical needs in neurological and related central nervous system disorders. It has a pipeline of product candidates led by pimavanserin, which is in Phase III development as a potential treatment for Parkinson's disease psychosis. The company also has clinical-stage programs for chronic pain and glaucoma in collaboration with Allergan, Inc.; and two preclinical programs directed at Parkinson s disease and other neurological disorders. ACADIA s product candidates are small molecules that emanate from discoveries made using its proprietary drug discovery platform. The company was formerly known as Receptor Technologies, Inc. and changed its name to ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. in August, 1997. It was incorporated in 1993 and is headquartered in San Diego, California..
Wireless Ronin Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:RNIN) - Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc., a marketing technologies company, provides content and digital media solutions to customers in retail, automotive, food services, and public space markets. The company offers RoninCast, a Web-based or hosted content delivery system that manages, schedules, and delivers digital content over wireless or wired networks. Its RoninCast X software product is built in two main software suites, the server software suite, which is a secure Web-based, distributed server that provides control over the network; and the client software suite, which bundles the software components required to operate the device players. The company also offers project planning, design, network deployment, software training, equipment, hardware configuration, content engineering/development, implementation, maintenance, and help desk support services, as well as network operations center services. In addition, it develops e-learning solutions, which are software-based instructional systems for customers primarily in sales force training applications; e-performance support systems that are interactive systems used to increase product literacy of customer sales staff; and e-marketing products to increase customer knowledge of and interaction with customer products. The company markets and sells its software and service solutions through direct sales force, as well as through strategic partnerships and business alliances primarily to automotive, food service, and retail vertical market segments in North America. Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc. was incorporated in 2000 and is headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota..
MGT Capital Investments Inc (AMEX:MGT) - MGT Capital Investments, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a medical technology company focusing on medical imaging software development and medical hardware devices. It engages in the development and commercialization of computer-aided detection applications that analyze computer tomography (CT) scans to assist radiologists in the early detection and measurement of colorectal polyps and lung lesions. The company s products include ColonCAD, which assists radiologist as they search for polyps in the CT scan image data; and MedicCO2LON, an automated CO2 insufflation device. MGT Capital Investments sells its ColonCad software through distribution partnerships with global advanced medical visualization companies, picture achieving and communication system, suppliers, and other original equipment manufacturers; and MedicCO2LON through a distributor. The company was formerly known as Medicsight Inc. and changed its name to MGT Capital Investments, Inc. in January 2007. MGT Capital Investments, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Harrison, New York..
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