(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BUYINS.NET / www.buyins.net, announced today its proprietary Market Maker Friction Factor Report for Tuesday. 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 Tuesday there were 3885 companies with "abnormal" market making, 3090 companies with positive Friction Factors and 2278 companies with negative Friction Factors. Here is a list of the top companies with the largest percentage gain per share Tuesday 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. Quicksilver Resources Inc (NYSE:KWK), Independent Bank Corp (NASDAQ:IBCP), Opexa Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:OPXA), Appalaches Resources Inc (AMEX:APP), LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ:LOGM), SemiLEDs Corp (NASDAQ:LEDS). 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
KWK $0.240 10.81% 1,501,297 38.91% 1,381,193 35.80% 120,104 5,004
IBCP $0.910 13.64% 168,863 61.32% 103,019 37.41% 65,844 724
OPXA $0.490 23.22% 2,812,681 54.21% 2,375,990 45.79% 436,691 8,912
APP $0.270 12.86% 1,437,925 37.76% 1,205,292 31.65% 232,633 8,616
LOGM $3.480 19.57% 787,427 54.56% 622,434 43.13% 164,993 474
LEDS $0.410 32.03% 1,140,761 56.43% 880,720 43.57% 260,041 6,342
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 KWK with a dollar gain Tuesday of $0.24000 and a Friction Factor of 5,004 shares. That means that it only took 5,004 more shares of buying than selling to move KWK 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.
Quicksilver Resources Inc (NYSE:KWK) - Quicksilver Resources Inc., an independent oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of onshore oil and gas in North America. The company focuses primarily on unconventional reservoirs, such as fractured shales, coal beds, and tight sands. It owns producing oil and natural gas properties principally in Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana, as well as in Alberta and British Columbia. The company primarily holds interests in assets covering an area of approximately 140,000 net acres located in the Barnett Shale, Fort Worth basin, north Texas; exploratory licenses covering an area of approximately 130,000 net acres located in the Horn River basin of northeast British Columbia; and assets covering an area of approximately 36,929 net undeveloped acres located in the Horseshoe Canyon, southern and central Alberta. As of December 31, 2011, it had total proved reserves of approximately 2.8 trillion cubic feet of natural gas equivalents. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas..
Independent Bank Corp (NASDAQ:IBCP) - Independent Bank Corporation operates as the holding company for Independent Bank that provides various retail and commercial banking services in Michigan. The company offers various deposit products, including non-interest bearing demand deposits, time deposits, and checking and savings accounts. It also provides commercial lending, direct and indirect consumer financing, mortgage lending, and safe deposit box services. Independent Bank Corporation, through its other subsidiaries, offers payment plans used by consumers to purchase vehicle service contracts and title insurance services, as well as provides investment and insurance services. The company provides its services through approximately 100 branches, 3 drive-thru facilities, and 2 loan production offices. Independent Bank Corporation was founded in 1864 and is based in Ionia, Michigan..
Opexa Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:OPXA) - Opexa Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the development of patient-specific cellular therapies for the treatment of autoimmune diseases. The company s principal therapy consists of Tovaxin, a cellular immunotherapy, which is under clinical development and is intended for the treatment of secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), and relapsing remitting MS. It develops cellular therapies based on its proprietary T-cell technology. The company was formerly known as PharmaFrontiers Corp. and changed its name to Opexa Therapeutics, Inc. in June 2006. Opexa Therapeutics was founded in 2003 and is based in The Woodlands, Texas..
Appalaches Resources Inc (AMEX:APP) - Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides investment, financing, and other related services worldwide. The company conducts selling and trading activities, and acts as a market maker in securities, derivatives, currencies, and other financial instruments; distributes derivatives, fixed income, currency, commodity, and equity products; and provides financing, securities clearing, settlement, and custody services, as well as engages in select principal investing activities. It also assists clients in raising capital through underwritings and private placements of equity, debt and related securities, and loan syndications; and offers advisory services on strategic issues, valuation, mergers, acquisitions, and restructurings. In addition, the company provides brokerage, investment advisory, and financial planning services; proprietary and third-party wealth management products and services comprising financial, retirement, and generational planning services to individuals, small- to mid-size businesses, and employee benefit plans; and creates and manages wealth management products, including alternative investment products. Further, it is involved in origination, brokerage, dealer, and related activities in swaps, options, forwards, exchange-traded futures, other derivatives, commodities, and foreign exchange products. Additionally, the company offers investment management and advisory, and related record-keeping services; securities clearance, settlement financing, and prime brokerage services; and research services. It serves corporations, governments, institutions, and individuals. The company was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in New York, New York. Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. is a subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation..
LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ:LOGM) - LogMeIn, Inc. develops and markets a suite of remote access, remote support, and collaboration solutions in the United States, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company provides remote user access services, including LogMeIn Free, a free remote access service, which provides secure access to a remote computer or other Internet-enabled device; LogMeIn Pro, a remote access service; LogMeIn Hamachi, a hosted virtual private network service; LogMeIn Ignition that delivers one click access to remote computers that subscribe to LogMeIn Free or LogMeIn Pro; Pachube, a hosted service for building and running Internet of things applications; and LogMeIn for iPad/iPhone, a mobile application for iOS devices. It also offers customer care, remote support, and device management services comprising LogMeIn Rescue, a Web-based remote support and customer care service to support remote tablets, smartphones and computers, and applications, as well as assist computer users via the Internet; LogMeIn Rescue+Mobile, an add-on of LogMeIn Rescue s Web-based remote support service to remotely access and support smartphones and tablet computers; BoldChat, a Web-based live chat and click-to-call service; LogMeIn Central, a Web-based management console; and LogMeIn Backup, a service that subscribers install on two or more computers to create a backup network. In addition, the company provides remote collaboration services, such as join.me and join.me pro, which are browser-based online meetings and screen sharing services. It serves small and medium-sized businesses, information technology service providers, mobile carriers, customer service centers, original equipment manufacturers, and consumers. The company was formerly known as 3am Labs, Inc. and changed its name to LogMeIn, Inc. in March 2006. LogMeIn, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is based in Woburn, Massachusetts..
SemiLEDs Corp (NASDAQ:LEDS) - SemiLEDs Corporation engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of light emitting diode (LED) chips and LED components. Its products are used primarily for general lighting applications, including street lights and commercial, industrial, and residential lighting, as well as specialty industrial applications, such as ultraviolet (UV) applications, curing of polymers, LED light therapy in medical/cosmetic applications, counterfeit detection, and LED lighting for horticulture applications. The company markets and sells blue, green, and UV LED and enhanced vertical LED chips under the MvpLED brand name to packagers, or distributors that sell to packaging customers in China, Taiwan, Russia, and the United States. It also packages its LED chips into LED components and sells to distributors and end-customers. SemiLEDs Corporation was founded in 2005 and is based in Chunan, Taiwan..
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