TMCNet:  Market Maker Surveillance Report. HOS, BBW, STAA, MTSN, PKT, DGAZ, Winning Stocks With Lowest Price Friction For Thursday, May 2nd 2013

[May 03, 2013]

Market Maker Surveillance Report. HOS, BBW, STAA, MTSN, PKT, DGAZ, Winning Stocks With Lowest Price Friction For Thursday, May 2nd 2013

May 03, 2013 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- BUYINS.NET /, announced today its proprietary Market Maker Friction Factor Report for Thursday. 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 Thursday there were 3796 companies with "abnormal" market making, 3526 companies with positive Friction Factors and 1770 companies with negative Friction Factors. Here is a list of the top companies with the largest percentage gain per share Thursday 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. Hornbeck Offshore Services Inc (NYSE:HOS), Build A Bear Workshop Inc (NYSE:BBW), Staar Surgical Co (NASDAQ:STAA), Mattson Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MTSN), Procera Networks Inc (NASDAQ:PKT), (NYSE:DGAZ). To access Friction Factor, Naked Short Data and SqueezeTrigger Prices on all stocks please visit .

Market Maker Friction Factor is shown in the chart below: Symbol Change Percent Buy Volume Buy %% Sell Volume Sell %% Net Volume Friction HOS $6.370 14.61% 936,632 37.56% 743,605 29.82% 193,027 303 BBW $2.580 51.09% 98,088 36.83% 79,493 29.85% 18,595 72 STAA $1.590 24.32% 616,768 57.47% 454,884 42.38% 161,884 1,018 MTSN $0.240 16.67% 559,153 60.56% 364,207 39.44% 194,946 8,123 PKT $1.660 15.90% 385,166 56.51% 293,250 43.02% 91,916 554 DGAZ $1.590 17.81% 918,341 27.30% 842,342 25.04% 75,999 478 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 HOS with a dollar gain Thursday of $6.37000 and a Friction Factor of 303 shares. That means that it only took 303 more shares of buying than selling to move HOS 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.

Hornbeck Offshore Services Inc (NYSE:HOS) - Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides marine transportation services to exploration and production, oilfield service, offshore construction, and the United States military customers. The company operates in two segments, Upstream and Downstream. The Upstream segment owns and operates fleets of the U.S.-flagged new generation offshore support vessels (OSVs) that support deepwater and ultra-deepwater exploration, development, production, construction, installation, maintenance, repair, and enhanced oil recovery requirements of the offshore oil and gas industry in the United States Gulf of Mexico, other U.S. coastlines, Latin America, and the Middle East. This segment also owns work class ROVs, multi-purpose support vessels (MPSVs), and a shore-base facility located in Port Fourchon, Louisiana. In addition, the Upstream segment provides vessel management services for other vessels owners, such as crewing, daily operational management, and maintenance. The Downstream segment owns and operates a fleet of ocean-going tugs and double-hulled tank barges that transport petroleum products, primarily in the northeastern United States, the Gulf of Mexico, the Great Lakes, and Puerto Rico. This segment s tugs and tank barges provide coastwise transportation of refined and bunker grade petroleum products, as well as downstream services, such as support of deepwater well testing, and other specialty applications. As of December 31, 2011, Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. owned and operated 46 active new generation OSVs and 4 MPSVs; and 9 double-hulled tank barges, as well as 15 ocean-going tugs, of which 6 were stacked and being marketed for sale. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Covington, Louisiana..

Build A Bear Workshop Inc (NYSE:BBW) - Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of plush animals and related products. The company s merchandise comprises various styles of animals to be stuffed; clothing, shoes, and accessories for the stuffed animals; and other brand appropriate toy and accessory items. It also licenses its Build-A-Bear Workshop brand to third parties to manufacture and sell merchandise to other retailers. As of January 31, 2013, the company operated approximately 400 Build-A-Bear Workshop stores worldwide, including the company-owned stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland, as well as franchised stores in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East, Mexico, and South America. The company also sells its products through a Web store. Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri..

Staar Surgical Co (NASDAQ:STAA) - STAAR Surgical Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, manufacture, and sale of implantable lenses for the cataracts and refractive surgery. It offers intraocular lenses (IOL) that include silicone Toric IOL, which is used in cataract surgery to treat preexisting astigmatism; Preloaded Injector, a three-piece silicone or acrylic IOL preloaded into a single-use disposable injector; Aspheric IOLs that provide a clearer image than traditional spherical IOLs; and nanoFLEX IOL, a single-piece collamer aspheric IOL. The company also provides implantable collamer lenses (ICL) comprising VISIAN ICL and VISIAN Toric ICL to treat refractive disorders, such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. In addition, it sells surgical products and other related instruments, as well as manufactures AquaFlow device for the treatment of glaucoma. The company markets its products to health care providers, including surgical centers, hospitals, managed care providers, health maintenance organizations, group purchasing organizations, and government facilities primarily under the STAAR, Visian, Collamer, nanoFLEX, nanoPOINT, CentraFLOW, AquaPORT, Epiphany, and AquaFlow names. It distributes its products through directly employed representatives, independent sales representatives, and local distributors in the United States and internationally. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Monrovia, California..

Mattson Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MTSN) - Mattson Technology, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, marketing, and support of semiconductor wafer processing equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits for the semiconductor industry worldwide. Its dry strip products include the SUPREMA strip system that incorporates its inductively coupled plasma (ICP) technology photoresist process module, and vacuum-based productivity platform for processing of sub 30 nm devices. The company s rapid thermal processing products include the Helios and Helios XP systems for conventional annealing applications, and the Millios system for millisecond anneal applications. Its etch products comprise the paradigmE and Alpine that feature a proprietary Faraday-shielded ICP with etch bias control to provide process on-wafer performance. The company sells its products directly, as well as through distribution agreements to foundries, and memory and logic device manufacturers. Mattson Technology, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Fremont, California..

Procera Networks Inc (NASDAQ:PKT) - Procera Networks, Inc. provides intelligent policy enforcement solutions based on deep packet inspection technology that enable mobile and broadband network operators and entities to manage private networks. Its products comprise PacketLogic Subscriber Manager that integrates PacketLogic with network management and operation systems, as well as enables policy enforcement, per-user tracking, and knowledge of where the user connects in the network; PacketLogic Intelligence Center, which provides the visualization of the application and subscriber intelligence gathered by deployed PacketLogic systems; and PacketLogic Real-Time Enforcement Platform that utilizes multiple hardware platforms, which run the same operating software. The company offers its products under the PacketLogic brand name. Its network operator customers include mobile network operators, mobile service providers, broadband service providers, cable multiple system operators, fixed-line telecommunications network operators, Internet service providers, educational institutions, enterprises, and government agencies. The company sells its products through direct sales force, resellers, distributors, and systems integrators in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, and Europe. Procera Networks, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Fremont, California..


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