The firm's vice chairman, Kye Hellmers, said Friday that the brokerage is attempting to raise additional capital so it can begin actively making markets again. In the meantime, without the firm's support as a market maker, many of the small stocks in which it was the primary dealer continued to fall in price on Friday.
Diedrich Coffee, for example, fell 44 cents Friday to $3.56 on Nasdaq. It started the week at $7.38. Craig plunged 50 cents Friday to $1.38. It started the week at $2.50.