Jan 25, 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 3991 companies with "abnormal" market making, 2786 companies with positive Friction Factors and 2544 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. Whiting USA Trust (NYSE:WHX), Impac Mortgage Holdings Inc (AMEX:IMH), Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL), Flagstar Bancorp Inc (NYSE:FBC), Adecoagro SA (NYSE:AGRO), (OTC:ASUV). 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
WHX $-0.880 -0.13% 406,045 32.04% 543,751 42.90% -137,706 -1,565
IMH $-1.400 -0.10% 26,390 20.08% 59,835 45.53% -33,445 -239
AAPL $-63.520 -0.12% 25,288,026 48.94% 25,810,405 49.95% -522,379 -82
FBC $-2.170 -0.12% 933,713 33.86% 996,812 36.15% -63,099 -291
AGRO $-1.250 -0.13% 133,991 19.78% 351,798 51.93% -217,807 -1,742
ASUV $-0.320 -0.23% 184,386 32.67% 215,678 38.21% -31,292 -978
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 WHX with a dollar loss Thursday of $-0.88000 and a Friction Factor of -1,565 shares. That means that it only took 1,565 more shares of selling than buying to move WHX 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.
Whiting USA Trust (NYSE:WHX) - Whiting USA Trust I is a REIT. The trust was founded in 2007 and is based in Austin, Texas..
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..
Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) - Apple Inc., together with subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computing products, and portable digital music players worldwide. Its products and services include iPhone, a handheld product that combines a mobile phone, an iPod, and an Internet communications device; iPad, a multi-purpose mobile device; desktop computers, such as iMac, Mac Pro, and Mac mini; portable computers, including MacBook Pro and MacBook Air; a line of iPod portable digital music and media players; and iCloud, a cloud service. The company also offers a range of software products, including iOS and OS X operating system software; server software; iLife and iWork application software; and other application software consisting of Final Cut Pro, Logic Studio, Logic Pro, and its FileMaker Pro database software. It also manufactures the Apple LED Cinema Display and Thunderbolt Display; sells a variety of Apple-branded and third-party Mac-compatible and iOS-compatible peripheral products, including printers, storage devices, computer memory, digital video and still cameras, and various other computing products and supplies; and Apple TV, a device that allows customers to watch movies and television shows on their high definition televisions. The company sells its products to consumers; small and mid-sized businesses; and education, enterprise, and government customers through its retail stores, online stores, and direct sales force, as well as through third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. It also sells and delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store. As of September 29, 2012, the company had 250 stores in the United States and 140 stores internationally. Apple Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California..
Flagstar Bancorp Inc (NYSE:FBC) - Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for Flagstar Bank, FSB that offers financial products and services to consumers, small and middle market businesses, homeowners, and large corporate borrowers. Its deposit products include demand, checking, savings, money market demand, and sweep accounts; and certificates of deposit. The company s loan product portfolio comprises one-to-four family residential first mortgage loans, adjustable rate mortgage loans, second mortgage loans, home equity lines of credit, construction loans, and warehouse lending; commercial real estate loans, commercial and industrial loans, and commercial lease financing loans; and consumer laons. It also offers telephone banking services; government banking products; and treasury management services, such as remote deposit and merchant services. In addition, the company, through its non-bank subsidiaries, acts as an agent for life insurance, and health and casualty insurance companies; and provides online paperless office solutions for mortgage originators. As of December 31, 2011, it operated through a regional office in Jackson, Michigan; 113 banking centers in Michigan; 27 home lending centers in 13 states; 4 commercial banking offices in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island; and 8 wholesale lending offices. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Troy, Michigan..
Adecoagro SA (NYSE:AGRO) - Adecoagro S.A. operates as an agricultural company in South America. It engages in planting, harvesting, and selling grains, oilseeds, rice, wheat, corn, soybeans, cotton, and sunflowers to grain traders; and provision of grain warehousing and conditioning, and handling and drying services to third parties. The company is also involved in the production and sale of raw milk; cultivation of coffee beans and marketing the company s and third party s coffee production. In addition, it engages in purchases, fattens, and sells beef cattle to meat processors and livestock auction markets; and cultivates and processes sugar and ethanol, as well as cogenerates electricity from sugarcane bagasse. Further, the company is involved in the identification, acquisition, and disposition of farmlands. As of December 31, 2011, it owned a total of 293,423 hectares, consisted of 23 farms in Argentina, 13 farms in Brazil, and 1 farm in Uruguay, as well as had a cogeneration capacity of 112 MW of electricity. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Luxembourg..
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