(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 loss per share Wednesday 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. Goldfield Corp (AMEX:GV), P & F Industries Inc (NASDAQ:PFIN), Eastern Virginia Bankshares Inc (NASDAQ:EVBS), Image Sensing Systems Inc (NASDAQ:ISNS), Metabolix Inc (NASDAQ:MBLX), Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT). 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
GV $-0.740 -14.15% 1,504,002 36.15% 1,548,046 37.21% -44,044 -595
PFIN $-0.910 -10.87% 29,529 40.08% 44,155 59.92% -14,626 -161
EVBS $-1.540 -20.95% 30,607 32.13% 64,652 67.87% -34,045 -221
ISNS $-1.010 -18.67% 112,874 48.42% 120,137 51.54% -7,263 -72
MBLX $-0.220 -10.53% 91,756 42.20% 125,662 57.80% -33,906 -1,541
RHT $-5.150 -10.46% 1,466,707 31.79% 1,525,589 33.07% -58,882 -114
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 GV with a dollar loss Wednesday of $-0.74000 and a Friction Factor of -595 shares. That means that it only took 595 more shares of selling than buying to move GV 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.
Goldfield Corp (AMEX:GV) - The Goldfield Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the electrical construction and real estate development business activities in the United States. Its electrical construction business includes the construction of transmission lines, concrete foundations, distribution systems and substations, and other electrical installation services for utility systems; industrial and specialty projects; and overhead fiber optic cable installation. The company also installs fiber optic cable for fiber optic cable manufacturers, telecommunication companies, and electric utilities. Its real estate development business engages in the acquisition, development, management, and disposition of land and improved properties. The company primarily focuses on the development of residential condominium projects on the east coast of central Florida, as well as engages in single family homebuilding. The Goldfield Corporation was founded in 1906 and is based in Melbourne, Florida..
P & F Industries Inc (NASDAQ:PFIN) - P&F Industries, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells tools and hardware products in the United States. It operates in two segments, Tools and Other Products (Tools) and Hardware and Accessories (Hardware). The Tools segment manufacturers, imports, and sells pneumatic hand tools primarily for the retail, industrial, and automotive markets. This segment s product line includes sanders, grinders, drills, saws, and impact wrenches; compressor air filters; and pipe and bolt dies, pipe taps, wrenches, vises and stands, pipe and tubing cutting equipment, hydrostatic test pumps, and replacement electrical components for pipe cutting and threading machines. This segment sells its products under the Florida Pneumatic, Universal Tool, ATP, Thaxton, THOR, and Eureka brand names to distributors, retailers, and private label customers through in-house sales personnel and manufacturers representatives. The Hardware segment develops, manufactures, and imports fencing hardware, patio products, and door and window accessories, including rollers, hinges, window operators, sash locks, custom zinc castings, and door closers, as well as manufactures and imports kitchen and bath fixtures. This segment sells its products through in-house sales personnel and manufacturers representatives to distributors, retailers, and original equipment manufacturers customers. The company was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Melville, New York..
Eastern Virginia Bankshares Inc (NASDAQ:EVBS) - Eastern Virginia Bankshares, Inc. operates as the holding company for EVB, a state-chartered community bank that provides a range of personal and commercial banking services to individuals and small to medium-sized businesses primarily in eastern Virginia. The company offers various interest-bearing deposits, including checking, savings, money market, and certificate of deposit and other time deposit accounts, as well as noninterest-bearing demand deposits. It also provides commercial business, industrial, agricultural, one-to-four family residential real estate, multi-family residential real estate, construction, farmland, non-farm and non-residential real estate, and consumer loans. In addition, the company, through the subsidiaries of its bank, offers investment brokerage services; originates and sells residential mortgages; underwrites and sells title insurance to mortgage loan customers; and sells various insurance products as an agent. As of December 31, 2010, it owned and operated 24 full-service branch offices that serve customers in Caroline, Essex, Gloucester, Hanover, Henrico, King and Queen, King William, Lancaster, Middlesex, New Kent, Richmond, Northumberland, Southampton, Surry, and Sussex counties, as well as in the city of Colonial Heights. The company was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Tappahannock, Virginia..
Image Sensing Systems Inc (NASDAQ:ISNS) - Image Sensing Systems, Inc. provides software-based computer enabled detection solutions for the intelligent transportation systems (ITS) sector and adjacent markets, including security, police, and parking in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. It develops and markets video and radar image processing products for use in traffic, security, police, and parking applications, such as intersection control, highway, bridge and tunnel traffic management, venue security, entry control, license plate recognition, and traffic data collection. The company offers Autoscope video vehicle detection systems, RTMS radar detection systems, and CitySync automatic number plate recognition systems. The company s products are used by traffic managers primarily to improve the flow of vehicle traffic and to enhance safety at intersections, main thoroughfares, freeways, and tunnels; and by parking and toll managers and law enforcement officials to read license plates. It sells products primarily to distributors. The company s customers include federal, state, city, and county departments of transportation, port, highway, tunnel, toll, and other transportation authorities. Image Sensing Systems, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota..
Metabolix Inc (NASDAQ:MBLX) - Metabolix, Inc., a bioscience company, develops and commercializes technologies for the production of polymers and chemicals in plants and in microbes in the United States. It produces a family of biopolymers known as polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs), which occur naturally in living organisms and are chemically similar to polyesters. The company offers its biopolymers under the Mirel and Mvera brand names, and are used in agriculture/horticulture, compost and organic waste diversion, marine/aquatic, sustainable packaging, and consumer goods applications. It also develops four-carbon chemicals for high-performance engineering plastics and spandex applications; and three-carbon chemicals that have applications in paints, coatings, diapers, and adhesives. In addition, the company develops crops platform, a biorefinery system that uses plant crops to co-produce PHAs. It focuses to develop camelina for co-production of bioplastics along with vegetable oil, biodiesel fuel, and oleochemicals; to maximize bioplastic production in the leaf tissue of sugarcane; and to engineer switchgrass to produce bioplastics in the leaf and stem of the plant. The company serves primarily plastics, chemicals, and energy industries. Metabolix, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts..
Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT) - Red Hat, Inc. provides open source software solutions to enterprise customers worldwide. The company also offers enterprise-ready open source operating system platforms. Its products include Red Hat Enterprise Linux, an operating system designed for enterprise computing; Red Hat JBoss Middleware, which offers a range of middleware offerings for developing, deploying, and managing applications, such as hotel and airline reservation systems, online banking, credit card processing, securities trading, healthcare systems, customer and partner portals, retail and point-of-sale systems, and telecommunications network infrastructure that are accessible through the Internet, corporate intranets, extranets, clouds, and virtual private networks; and Red Hat Virtualization, a virtualization solution for server and desktop computers that combines the kernel-based virtual machine hypervisor with the oVirt open source virtualization management system. In addition, the company offers other Red Hat enterprise technologies, including Red Hat Messaging, Real-time, and Grid that integrates open and scalable messaging; and Red Hat Directory Server that centralizes application settings, user profiles, group data, policies, and access control information into a network-based registry. Further, it provides various cloud, storage, and systems management offerings, as well as offers training, consulting, and support services. The company sells its enterprise technologies through annual or multi-year subscriptions. Red Hat, Inc. has strategic alliances with Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.; Intel Corporation; Amazon.com, Inc.; Fujitsu Limited; and International Business Machines Corporation. The company was formerly known as Red Hat Software, Inc. and changed its name to Red Hat, Inc. in June 1999. Red Hat, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina..
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