(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BUYINS.NET / www.buyins.net, announced today its proprietary Market Maker Friction Factor Report for Wednesday. 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 Wednesday there were 3956 companies with "abnormal" market making, 2401 companies with positive Friction Factors and 2770 companies with negative Friction Factors. Here is a list of the top companies with the largest percentage gain per share Wednesday 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. Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd (NYSE:EXM), Utstarcom Inc (NASDAQ:UTSI), PFSweb Inc (NASDAQ:PFSW), Comstock Holding Companies Inc (NASDAQ:CHCI), Net 1 UEPS Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:UEPS), LiveDeal Inc (NASDAQ:LIVE). 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
EXM $0.260 30.41% 1,136,566 36.26% 1,001,532 31.95% 135,034 5,194
UTSI $0.420 17.80% 644,653 51.66% 582,969 46.71% 61,684 1,469
PFSW $0.510 14.87% 258,551 50.65% 250,415 49.06% 8,136 160
CHCI $0.700 59.83% 1,441,685 52.02% 1,242,438 44.83% 199,247 2,846
UEPS $1.620 26.87% 963,619 50.47% 938,723 49.17% 24,896 154
LIVE $0.560 26.05% 39,051 56.85% 29,636 43.15% 9,415 168
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 EXM with a dollar gain Wednesday of $0.26000 and a Friction Factor of 5,194 shares. That means that it only took 5,194 more shares of buying than selling to move EXM 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.
Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd (NYSE:EXM) - Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd. provides sea borne dry bulk cargo transportation services worldwide. It transports various types of cargo, including iron ore, coal and grain, steel products, fertilizers, cement, bauxite, and sugar and scrap metal. The company owns a fleet of 40 vessels, among which it owns a vessel through a majority interest in joint venture, and together with 7 vessels under bareboat charters, operates 47 vessels comprising 7 Capesize, 14 Kamsarmax, 21 Panamax, 2 Supramax, and 3 Handymax vessels with a total carrying capacity of approximately 4.1 million deadweight tonnage. The company was formerly known as B&H Maritime Carriers Ltd. and changed its name to Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd. in June 1998. The company was founded in 1988 and is based in Athens, Greece..
Utstarcom Inc (NASDAQ:UTSI) - UTStarcom Holdings Corp., together with its subsidiaries, designs and sells Internet protocol (IP)-based telecommunications infrastructure products to telecommunications service providers and operators worldwide. The company offers interactive multimedia communications products, including RollingStream IPTV solutions that enable a service provider to deliver broadcast television and on-demand video services to residential and commercial premises over a switched network architecture; iDTV solutions, which provide interactive video and audio services, and value-added services; Internet TV solutions that enable the digital distribution of television content via the Internet; and mSwitch, an IP-based platform designed to provide voice communications over an IP network; and personal access systems, a range of wireless core infrastructure equipment. It also provides broadband infrastructure solutions comprising optical transport products that convert and translate data, video, voice or other traffic into an optical signal for transmission over glass fiber; multi-service access network services, including IPTV, High-Speed Internet Access, POTS, ISDN, Voice over IP, over twisted pair copper, and optical fiber; and Wi-Fi products, such as antennas and wireless controllers, which enable telecom operators to setup, manage, and maintain outdoor wireless networks. In addition, the company offers telecommunications infrastructure installation, operations, and maintenance services. UTStarcom Holdings Corp. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Beijing, China..
PFSweb Inc (NASDAQ:PFSW) - PFSweb, Inc. provides business process outsourcing and ecommerce solutions in the United States, Canada, and Europe. It offers digital marketing services comprising search engine optimization, pay-per-click, affiliate marketing, comparison shopping engines, merchandising, Web analytics, customer experience, email marketing, and social media; and ecommerce technology services, including End2End eCommerce solution for the direct-to-consumer (DTC) and business-to-business (B2B) online channels. The company also provides order management services consisting of order management interfaces, collaboration technologies, and information management services; customer care services, including customer relationship management, customer order assistance, quality monitoring, and interactive voice response; and logistics and fulfillment services comprising distribution facilities and infrastructure, facility operations and management, kitting and assembly, and product management and inspection. In addition, it offers financial management services consisting of billing, credit, collection, and cash application services for B2B clients, as well as fraud review, chargeback management, and processing and settlement credit card services for DTC clients; and professional consulting services in the areas of interactive marketing ecommerce, supply chain management, distribution and fulfillment, technology interfacing, logistics, and customer support. Further, the company provides seller services financial models, including enablement financial, agent or flash financial, and retail financial models. It serves fashion apparel and accessories, fragrance and beauty products, consumer packaged goods, home furnishings and housewares, consumer electronics, office technology and network connectivity products, and aviation spare parts industries. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Allen, Texas..
Comstock Holding Companies Inc (NASDAQ:CHCI) - Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. engages in the real estate development activities in the United States. The company builds single-family homes, townhouses, mid-rise condominiums, high-rise multi-family condominiums, apartments, and residential and commercial developments. It also provides real estate management services, including strategic planning, land development, entitlement, property management, sales and marketing, workout and turnaround strategies, financing, and general construction services; and construction management, general contracting, and other real estate related services to other property owners. The company was formerly known as Comstock Homebuilding Companies, Inc. and changed its name to Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. in June 2012. Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is based in Reston, Virginia..
Net 1 UEPS Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:UEPS) - Net 1 Ueps Technologies Inc. provides payment solutions and transaction processing services for various industries in South Africa, Korea, Europe, and internationally. It offers universal electronic payment system (UEPS), a smart-card based alternative payment system for the unbanked and underbanked populations of developing economies. The company s UEPS system allows card holders to transact at any EMV-enabled point of sale terminal or ATM; and can be used for banking, health care management, international money transfers, voting, and identification. It provides state pension and welfare distribution service to the South African government; transactions processing services for retailers, utilities, banks, and medical-related claim service customers, as well as bill payments and prepaid electricity for bill issuers and local councils; and mobile telephone top-up transactions for mobile carriers. The company also offers payment processing services to merchants and card issuers; transaction processing of UEPS-enabled smartcards and medical-related claims; and clinical risk management solutions. In addition, it provides smart card accounts; financial services, including short-term loans, microfinance, life insurance, and money transfer products; and on-line real-time management system services for healthcare transactions, as well as processes third-party payroll payments for employees. Further, the company markets, sells, and implements the UEPS; provides Prism secure transaction technology, solutions, and services, as well as is involved in hardware and SIM Card sales, and licensing the DUET system, SIM card, and other software; undertakes smart card system implementation projects; delivers hardware, software, and business solutions; provides cryptography services; and rents hardware to merchants. Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa..
LiveDeal Inc (NASDAQ:LIVE) - LiveDeal, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides online customer acquisition services for small and medium-sized local businesses. It offers online presence marketing products, including template and custom Website design for desktop or mobile devices; social media marketing; and content marketing, such as blog postings and commenting, updating client s Websites, blog commenting, social bookmarking, social media directory listing, and profile submission to the search engines. The company provides online presence marketing services under the Velocity Local brand; and promotional marketing services under the LiveDeal brand name. It also offers mobile Web apps; and InstantProfile line of products and services consisting of directory listing services. LiveDeal, Inc. was formerly known as YP Corp. and changed its name to LiveDeal, Inc. in August 2007. The company was founded in 1968 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada..
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