(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 3974 companies with "abnormal" market making, 2684 companies with positive Friction Factors and 2563 companies with negative Friction Factors. Here is a list of the top companies with the largest percentage loss per share Tuesday 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. National Bank of Greece SA (NYSE:NBG), OSI SYSTEMS, INC. (NASDAQ:OSIS), SIMPLICITY MFG INC (NASDAQ:SCTY), IEC Electronics Corp (AMEX:IEC), Chuo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc (OTC:CMTDF), Northumberland Resources Inc (OTC:NHUR). 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
NBG $-0.180 -11.39% 6,764,275 30.11% 8,314,478 37.02% -1,550,203 -86,122
OSIS $-8.070 -13.16% 858,634 48.17% 907,008 50.88% -48,374 -60
SCTY $-7.200 -13.95% 2,241,428 44.11% 2,646,414 52.08% -404,986 -562
IEC $-0.650 -15.48% 178,577 29.99% 234,822 39.43% -56,245 -865
CMTDF $-0.800 -13.63% 48,000 49.95% 48,100 50.05% -100 -1
NHUR $-0.510 -30.18% 949,437 33.11% 1,053,722 36.75% -104,285 -2,045
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 NBG with a dollar loss Tuesday of $-0.18000 and a Friction Factor of -86,122 shares. That means that it only took 86,122 more shares of selling than buying to move NBG 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.
National Bank of Greece SA (NYSE:NBG) - National Bank of Greece S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides diversified financial services primarily in Greece. The company involves in retail and commercial banking, global investment management, investment banking, insurance, investment activities, and securities trading operations. It offers demand deposits, savings deposits, time deposits, and current accounts; investment products; consumer loans, personal loans, mortgage loans, automobile loans, overdraft facilities, and foreign currency loans, as well as letters of credit and guarantees; credit cards; currency swaps and options; and ATMs. The company also provides financial and investment advisory services, foreign exchange, custody services, and trade finance services; and shipping finance, leasing, factoring, treasury, private banking, private equity, and brokerage services, as well as asset management, including mutual funds and closed end funds. In addition, it offers life, accident, health, fire, catastrophe, credit, motor, and marine hull and cargo insurance products, as well as general third party liability; real estate insurance, payment protection insurance, and life and disability insurance; and investment-saving-retirement insurance products, as well as pensions. Further, the company engages in the real estate management activities, including warehousing and third-party property management; and hotel management, as well as provides real estate and information technology consulting, and professional training services. It primarily serves individuals, professionals, small-medium and small sized companies, and corporate customers. The company also has operations in Turkey, the United Kingdom, south eastern Europe, Cyprus, Malta, Egypt, and South Africa. As of December 31, 2010, it operated 574 branches, 1 private banking unit, 1 unit for financial institutions, and 7 specialized banking units; and 1,481 ATMs. The company was founded in 1841 and is headquartered in Athens, Greece..
OSI SYSTEMS, INC. (NASDAQ:OSIS) - OSI Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs and manufactures electronic systems and components for homeland security, healthcare, defense, and aerospace markets worldwide. The company operates in three divisions: Security, Healthcare, and Optoelectronics and Manufacturing. The Security division provides security and inspection systems under the Rapiscan Systems name. Its products include baggage and parcel inspection, cargo and vehicle inspection, hold baggage screening, and people screening products to search for weapons, explosives, drugs, and other contraband, as well as for the verification of cargo manifests for monitoring the export and import of controlled materials. This division also offers various turnkey security screening solutions under the S2 trade name. The Healthcare division provides patient monitoring, diagnostic cardiology, and anesthesia delivery and ventilation systems under the Spacelabs name that are used in critical care, emergency, and perioperative areas within hospitals, as well as physician s offices, medical clinics, and ambulatory surgery centers. The Optoelectronics and Manufacturing division offers optoelectronic devices for the aerospace and defense, avionics, medical imaging and diagnostic, renewable energy, biochemistry analysis, pharmaceutical, nanotechnology, telecommunications, construction, and homeland security markets under the OSI Optoelectronics name; and electronics manufacturing services to original equipment manufacturers under the OSI Electronics name. This division also provides laser-based remote sensing devices to detect and classify vehicles in toll and traffic management systems under the OSI Laserscan name; blood pressure cuffs and unifusors under the Statcorp Medical name; and solid-state laser products for aerospace, defense, telecommunication, and medical applications under the OSI LaserDiode trade name. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Hawthorne, California..
SIMPLICITY MFG INC (NASDAQ:SCTY) - SIMPLICITY MFG INC.
IEC Electronics Corp (AMEX:IEC) - IEC Electronics Corp. provides electronic contract manufacturing services to advanced technology companies in the United States. It specializes in the custom manufacture of complex circuit cards and system-level assemblies; an array of cable and wire harness assemblies; and precision sheet metal components. The company offers its assemblies for use in various products, such as military and aerospace systems, medical devices, industrial equipment, and transportation products. It serves military and aerospace, medical, industrial, communications, and other sectors through a direct sales force, as well as through a network of manufacturer's representatives. IEC Electronics Corp. was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Newark, New York..
Chuo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc (OTC:CMTDF) - Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides trust banking, retail financial services, stock transfer agency services, wholesale financial services, fiduciary services, real estate services, and treasury and financial products. The company offers deposits, investment trust and insurance, housing and other loans, will trust, and estate settlement services to individuals. The company also provides corporate loans, consulting services for corporate clients investing in corporate bonds and other securities, and stock transfer agency services, as well as engages in arranging asset securitization. In addition, it offers legal affairs consulting services related to shares practices, as well as support services for investor relations/ shareholder relations, and the preparation and implementation of shareholder strategies; pension plan designing, subscribers and beneficiaries management, asset management, and asset administration services; and real estate brokerage, consulting, securitization arrangement, appraisal, and assessment services. Further, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust is involved in controlling internal financial risks, undertaking proprietary trading, and providing market-based financial products to clients; and provides securities custody services for corporate clients. The company was formerly known as Chuo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc. in April 2011. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan..
Northumberland Resources Inc (OTC:NHUR) - .
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