BUYINS.NET: Market Maker Surveillance Report. HSTM, VECO, CZR, SCON, CPLA, SCMP, Winning Stocks With Lowest Price Friction For Tuesday, April 23rd 2013
(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 3799 companies with "abnormal" market making, 3653 companies with positive Friction Factors and 1751 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. HealthStream Inc (NASDAQ:HSTM), Veeco Instruments Inc (NASDAQ:VECO), Caesars Entertainment Corp (NASDAQ:CZR), Superconductor Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:SCON), Capella Education Co (NASDAQ:CPLA), Sucampo Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:SCMP). 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
HSTM $3.280 16.19% 143,782 52.93% 122,971 45.27% 20,811 63
VECO $5.320 16.51% 1,402,289 49.19% 1,390,453 48.78% 11,836 22
CZR $3.200 25.64% 2,077,066 51.29% 1,948,388 48.11% 128,678 402
SCON $3.170 136.64% 2,663,534 51.96% 2,431,146 47.43% 232,388 733
CPLA $5.360 18.06% 276,343 55.48% 218,072 43.78% 58,271 109
SCMP $1.640 24.05% 722,856 54.15% 610,162 45.71% 112,694 687
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 HSTM with a dollar gain Tuesday of $3.28000 and a Friction Factor of 63 shares. That means that it only took 63 more shares of buying than selling to move HSTM 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.
HealthStream Inc (NASDAQ:HSTM) - HealthStream, Inc. provides Internet-based learning and research solutions in the United States. The company operates in two segments, HealthStream Learning and HealthStream Research. The HealthStream Learning segment provides training, assessment, and education content with administrative and management tools through its Internet-based platforms, the HealthStream Learning Center and HealthStream Express; and various additional courseware subscriptions. Its learning management system supports healthcare administrators in configuring training for various groups of employees, modifying training materials, and documenting completed training. This segment also provides training, implementation, and account management services to facilitate adoption of its platform; Authoring Center to create online courses; HealthStream Competency Center, a software-as-a-service competency management solution; SimCenter that accelerates development and distribution of simulation content; and HealthStream Improvement Center to execute improvement plans, as well as various other educational activities to serve professionals. The HealthStream Research segment provides research solutions, such as Patient Insights, Employee Insights, Physician Insights, and Community Insights surveys; data analyses of survey results; and other research-based measurement tools. This segment provides analyses with insight; benchmarking capability using its databases; and consulting services to identify solutions based on survey results. The company markets its products and services through its direct sales teams, consultants, and account relationship managers to healthcare organizations, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, and other participants in the healthcare industry. HealthStream, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee..
Veeco Instruments Inc (NASDAQ:VECO) - Veeco Instruments Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets various equipments to make light emitting diodes (LEDs) and hard-disk drives worldwide. The company s LED and Solar segment designs and manufactures metal organic chemical vapor deposition and molecular beam epitaxy systems and components for the manufacturers of LEDs, wireless devices, power semiconductors, and concentrator photovoltaics, as well as to research and development applications. Its Data Storage segment designs and manufactures various technologies, including ion beam etch, ion beam deposition, diamond-like carbon, physical vapor deposition, chemical vapor deposition, and slicing, dicing, and lapping systems to create thin film magnetic heads that read and write data on hard disk drives. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Plainview, New York..
Caesars Entertainment Corp (NASDAQ:CZR) - Caesars Entertainment, Inc., incorporated in 1998, is primarily engaged, through subsidiaries, in the ownership, operation and development of gaming facilities. The operations of the Company are conducted under the Caesars, Bally's, Paris, Flamingo, Grand, Hilton and Conrad brands. The Company, through subsidiaries, operates and consolidates 16 wholly owned casino hotels located in the United States of which seven are located in Nevada; three are located in Atlantic City, New Jersey; five are located in Mississippi, and one is located in New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition, the Company manages and consolidates an 82%-owned riverboat casino in Harrison County, Indiana; manages and consolidates the casino operations of Caesars Palace at Sea on three cruise ships; manages and consolidates a 86%-owned casino in Punta del Este, Uruguay, and manages and consolidates two majority-owned casinos in Nova Scotia, Canada.
The Company partially owns and manages a casino located in Johannesburg, South Africa. In Windsor, Canada, the Company has a 50% interest in a company that provides management services to the Casino Windsor. The Company also provides management services to two casinos in Queensland, Australia, and the slot operations at the Dover Downs racetrack in Delaware. The management agreement with Dover Downs expired on December 31, 2004.
The Company owns and operates seven casino hotels in the state of Nevada. In Las Vegas, it owns and operates Caesars Palace, Paris Las Vegas, Bally's Las Vegas and Flamingo Las Vegas. In northern Nevada, it owns and operates Caesars Tahoe and the Reno Hilton. In far southern Nevada, it owns and operates the Flamingo Laughlin. Each Nevada casino hotel is open around the clock and offers a variety of casino games, slot machines, race and sports books, hotel suites/rooms, restaurants, convention space and various entertainment and shopping venues. In Las Vegas, four of the Company's five properties are clustered at three of the Four Corners intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road.
Caesars owns and operates three casino resorts along the Atlantic City Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Company's Atlantic City casinos are open around the clock and feature table games, slot machines, hotel suites/rooms, convention space and entertainment similar to what is offered at the Nevada casino hotels. Atlantic City casinos are not permitted to operate sports books, however, Bally's Atlantic City and Caesars Atlantic City feature simulcast horse racing.
Majority of the Company's Atlantic City properties are clustered together at a high-traffic density location. The Company's Caesars Atlantic City and Bally's Atlantic City properties (including the Claridge Casino and the Wild Wild West Casino) are located at the center of the Atlantic City Boardwalk. A network of skybridges connects all of the Company's facilities at the center Boardwalk location, offering its guests the opportunity to circulate in an enclosed environment among a variety of casino, restaurant, entertainment and room amenities that the Company's offers across a five city block area.
The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates five dockside casino hotels in Mississippi. In the Gulf Coast, the Company owns and operates Grand Casino Biloxi and Grand Casino Gulfport. In Tunica County, northern Mississippi, it owns and operates Grand Casino Tunica, Sheraton Casino & Hotel and Bally's Casino Tunica. In southern Indiana, the Company ows and operates Caesars Indiana, a riverboat casino on the Ohio River. In New Orleans, Louisiana, Caesars Entertainment owns and operates Bally's Casino New Orleans, a riverboat casino on Lake Pontchartrain. Its Mid-South Region casinos are open around the clock and feature table games, slot machines, hotel suites/rooms, restaurants, convention space and entertainment. Its Mid-South region casinos are not permitted to operate race and sports books.
Through a subsidiary, the Company owns and operates the G.
Superconductor Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:SCON) - Superconductor Technologies Inc. engages in the development and production of high temperature superconducting (HTS) materials and associated technologies. The company leverages its technologies, including radio frequency (RF) filtering, HTS materials, and cryogenics to develop HTS wire for existing and emerging power applications and to develop applications for advanced RF wireless solutions and adaptive filtering, as well as for government research and development. It designs, manufactures, and sells infrastructure products for wireless communication applications, including SuperLink, a receiver front-end HTS wireless filter system to eliminate out-of-band interference for wireless base stations, combining filters with a proprietary cryogenic cooler and a cooled low-noise amplifier; AmpLink, a ground-mounted unit for wireless base stations that includes a high-performance amplifier and up to six dual duplexers; and SuperPlex, a multiplexer that provides low insertion loss and excellent cross-band isolation designed to eliminate the need for additional base station antennas. It has developed approximately 100 patents. Superconductor Technologies Inc. sells its products primarily to wireless carriers through direct sales force in the United States, as well as through indirect channels internationally. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas..
Capella Education Co (NASDAQ:CPLA) - Capella Education Company operates as an online postsecondary education services company in the United States and internationally. The company, trough its Capella University, offers various doctoral, master s, and bachelor s programs primarily for working adults in public service leadership, behavioral health and human services, business management and technology, and education markets; and online distance learning services for degree-entry programs and doctoral level programs in various disciplines, including business, management, psychology, law, and computing disciplines. It also provides learner support services, such as academic services comprising new learner orientation, technical support, academic advising, research services, online tutoring, and writing services; and administrative services through the telephone and Internet. In addition, the company s learner support services include library services, such as access to collection of online journals, eBooks, and interlibrary loan services; and career center services comprising career counseling, job search advising, and career management support services to learners and alumni. As of December 31, 2011, the company offered approximately 1,450 online courses and 43 academic programs with 140 specializations to approximately 37,000 learners. Capella Education Company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota..
Sucampo Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:SCMP) - Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of drugs based on prostones and other novel drug technologies in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. It develops prostones to treat gastrointestinal, ophthalmologic, central nervous system, vascular, and respiratory diseases, as well as for other therapeutic applications. The company offers AMITIZA for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation in adults, as well as for irritable bowel syndrome with constipation in adult women; and RESCULA for the treatment of open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension. The company s products in pipeline include Amitiza, which has completed Phase III clinical trial for the treatment of opioid-induced bowel dysfunction (OBD) or opioid-induced constipation in patients with chronic non-cancer pain; in Phase 3 clinical trial for the treatment of OBD in cancer patients; in a clinical study for pediatric constipation; and in preclinical stage for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Its products in pipeline also comprise RESCULA that is in Phase IIb clinical trial for the treatment of dry age-related macular degeneration; and has orphan drug status for retinitis pigmentosa. In addition, the company is developing Cobiprostone, which has completed Phase II clinical trial for the prevention of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug induced ulcers; has completed Phase II clinical trial for treating cystic fibrosis; is in formulation development for the treatment of oral mucositis; and is in preclinical stage for the treatment of IBD, wound healing, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Further, it is developing SPI-3608 that is in preclinical stage for the treatment of spinal stenosis; and SPI-017, which has completed Phase I clinical trial for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease and spinal stenosis. Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland..
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