NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Sept. 27, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BUYINS.NET, , a leading provider of Regulation SHO compliance monitoring, short sale trading statistics and market integrity surveillance, has updated coverage on Houston American Energy (AMEX:HUSA) after releasing the latest short sale data through September 24, 2010. The total aggregate number of shares shorted since August 2009 is approximately 24.25 million shares. 40.11% of daily volume is short selling. The SqueezeTrigger price for all shares shorted is $12.04. Nearly 7.99 million shares previously shorted, (32.94% of all shares shorted) have begun squeezing at $10.23.
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Friction Factor is used to calculate if a fair market is being made in the shares of HUSA. 53% of the previous 38 trading days are positive or bullishly-biased and 47% of the trading days are negative or bearishly-biased.
Regulation SHO requires bona-fide market-making activities to include making purchases and sales in roughly comparable amounts. The Commission has stated that bona-fide market-making DOES NOT include activity that is related to speculative selling strategies or investment purposes of the broker-dealer and is disproportionate to the usual market-making patterns or practices of the broker-dealer in that security. Likewise, where a market-maker posts continually at or near the best offer, but does not also post at or near the best bid, the market-maker's activities would not generally qualify as bona-fide market-making. Moreover, a market-maker that continually executes short sales away from its posted quotes would generally not be considered to be engaging in bona-fide market-making.
BUYINS.NET monitors HUSA market-makers daily for compliance with Fair Market-Making Requirements.
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