(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) 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 3350 companies with "abnormal" market making, 1306 companies with positive Friction Factors and 4970 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. ADVANCE AUTO PARTS INC (NYSE:AAP), MEMC ELECTRONIC MATERIALS (NYSE:WFR), E-COMMERCE CHINA-SPON ADR (NYSE:DANG), JA SOLAR HOLDINGS CO LTD-ADR (NASDAQ:JASO), ROSETTA GENOMICS LTD (NASDAQ:ROSG), GOLDEN MINERALS CO (AMEX:AUMN). 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
AAP $-13.870 -16.89% 1,828,297 27.07% 1,979,460 29.31% -151,163 -109
WFR $-0.470 -22.07% 6,826,617 25.26% 10,802,979 39.97% -3,976,362 -84,603
DANG $-1.210 -16.15% 1,993,395 33.83% 2,211,682 37.54% -218,287 -1,804
JASO $-0.190 -15.32% 1,216,568 36.19% 2,144,824 63.80% -928,256 -48,856
ROSG $-1.180 -23.65% 1,480,433 47.57% 1,555,745 49.99% -75,312 -638
AUMN $-0.660 -16.30% 370,656 28.06% 507,899 38.45% -137,243 -2,079
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 AAP with a dollar loss Thursday of $-13.87000 and a Friction Factor of -109 shares. That means that it only took 109 more shares of selling than buying to move AAP 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.
ADVANCE AUTO PARTS INC (NYSE:AAP) - Advance Auto Parts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items. It operates in two segments, Advance Auto Parts (AAP) and Autopart International (AI). The AAP segment operates stores, which primarily offer auto parts, including alternators, batteries, chassis parts, clutches, engines and engine parts, radiators, starters, transmissions, and water pumps; accessories comprising floor mats, mirrors, vent shades, MP3 and cell phone accessories, and seat and steering wheel covers; chemicals consisting of antifreeze, freon, fuel additives, and car washes and waxes; and oil and other automotive petroleum products. This segment also provides battery and wiper installation, battery charging, check engine light reading, electrical system testing, video clinics and project brochures, loaner tool programs, and oil and battery recycling services; and sells its products through online. The AI segment operates stores that offer replacement parts for domestic and imported cars, and light trucks to customers in northeast and mid-Atlantic regions, as well as to warehouse distributors and jobbers in North America. As of January 1, 2011, the company operated 3,369 AAP stores, including 3,343 stores located in the northeastern, southeastern, and Midwestern regions of the United States under the Advance Auto Parts and Advance Discount Auto Parts trade names; 26 stores situated in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands under the Advance Auto Parts and Western Auto trade names; and 194 stores under the Autopart International trade name in the United States. It serves do-it-yourself, do-it-for-me, or commercial customers. The company was founded in 1929 and is based in Roanoke, Virginia.
MEMC ELECTRONIC MATERIALS (NYSE:WFR) - MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of silicon wafers for the semiconductor industry worldwide. Its wafers are used as the starting material for the manufacture of various types of semiconductor devices, including microprocessor, memory, logic, and power devices. The company operates in three segments: Semiconductor Materials, Solar Materials, and Solar Energy. The Semiconductor Materials segment offers prime polished wafers, such as OPTIA and annealed products; epitaxial wafers consisting of thin silicon layer grown on the polished surface of the wafer; test/monitor wafers for testing semiconductor fabrication lines and processes; and silicon-on-insulator wafers used for the chip making process. The Solar Materials segment provides solar wafers that are used as the starting material for crystalline solar cells. The Solar Energy segment offers solar energy services that integrate the design, installation, financing, monitoring, operations, and maintenance portions of the downstream solar market. As of December 31, 2010, it interconnected approximately 393 solar power system systems representing 267 megawatt of solar energy generating capacity. In addition, the company develops and sells photovoltaic energy solutions. Its customers comprise semiconductor device manufacturers, including the memory, microprocessor, and ASIC manufacturers; and foundries, solar cell and module manufacturers, and flat panel display producers and other industries. The company also serves commercial customers, such as large, national retail chains, and real estate property management firms; federal, state, and municipal governments; and utilities. It markets its solar energy generation, monitoring, and maintenance services through a direct sales force, as well as through solar channel partners. The company was founded in 1984 and is based in St. Peters, Missouri.
E-COMMERCE CHINA-SPON ADR (NYSE:DANG) - E-Commerce China Dangdang Inc. operates as a business-to-consumer e-commerce company in the Peoples Republic of China. The company, through its Website, dangdang.com, sells Chinese and foreign language books, music CDs, VCDs, and DVDs, as well as six categories of general merchandise, including beauty and personal care products; home and lifestyle products; baby, children, and maternity products; electronics; apparel and accessories; and footwear, handbags, and luggage. It offers its customers various payment options, such as online payment, wire transfer, and postal remittance. E-Commerce China Dangdang Inc. was formerly known as E-Commerce China Co. Ltd. and changed its name in June 2010. E-Commerce China Dangdang Inc. was incorporated in 2000 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.
JA SOLAR HOLDINGS CO LTD-ADR (NASDAQ:JASO) - JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., through its subsidiaries, engages in the development, production, and marketing of photovoltaic solar cells, which convert sunlight into electricity in the People's Republic of China. The company produces monocrystalline and multicrystalline solar cells, as well as provides cell processing services. It also involves in modules and wafer manufacturing. The company sells its solar cells principally to solar module manufacturers. JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. was founded in 2005 and is based in Shanghai, the Peoples Republic of China.
ROSETTA GENOMICS LTD (NASDAQ:ROSG) - Rosetta Genomics Ltd. develops microRNA-based diagnostic and in Israel. MicroRNAs are naturally expressed, or produced, using instructions encoded in deoxyribonucleic acid and are used in regulating protein production. The company develops microRNA-based diagnostic programs for various cancers, as well as for the identification of the origin of the primary tumor of metastases; for differentiating squamous from non squamous non-small cell lung cancer; and for differentiating mesothelioma from other carcinomas in the lung and pleura. The company also focuses on the development of body fluid-based diagnostic tests. In addition, it develops microRNA-based therapeutic products for the treatment of liver cancer. The company has a license and collaboration agreement with Prometheus Laboratories Inc. to license and sublicense certain rights related to the companys microRNA-based cancer diagnostic tests; and a collaboration agreement with CBR Institute for Biomedical Research to study the role of microRNAs in hematopoeisis. Rosetta Genomics Ltd. was founded in 2000 and is based in Rehovot, Israel.
GOLDEN MINERALS CO (AMEX:AUMN) - Golden Minerals Company engages in the exploration and development of mining properties, as well as provision of mining services. It owns and controls a diversified portfolio of approximately 30 exploration projects principally in Latin America. The company's principal property in Argentina includes El Quevar, a silver prospective project, which is in the feasibility stage of exploration. Golden Minerals Company also has three drilling stage projects located in Mexico, including Zacatecas, a silver-copper-zinc-lead-gold project located in the Zacatecas district; La Pinta, a zinc and silver prospect in northeastern Zacatecas state; and Matehuapil project situated in northeastern Zacatecas state. In addition, it owns 100% interest in Palca project, a silver, gold, and base metals prospective located in the Puno province in southern Peru. The company was formerly known as Apex Silver Mines Limited and changed its name to Golden Minerals Company on March 24, 2009 as a result of reorganization. Golden Minerals Company was founded in 1996 and is based in Golden, Colorado.
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