(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 3863 companies with "abnormal" market making, 3385 companies with positive Friction Factors and 2023 companies with negative Friction Factors. Here is a list of the top companies with Abnormal Price Friction (bearish bias) in their stock prices. This means that there was more buying than selling in the stocks and their stock prices dropped. Sirius XM Radio Inc (NASDAQ:SIRI), Vivus Inc (NASDAQ:VVUS), Express Scripts Holding Co (NASDAQ:ESRX), Sprint Nextel Corp (NYSE:S), INTEL CORPORATION (NASDAQ:INTC), Firesteel Resources Inc (NASDAQ:FTR). 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
SIRI $-0.010 -0.53% 30,347,594 52.08% 27,920,778 47.91% 2,426,816 Abnormal
VVUS $-3.130 -20.94% 12,688,051 52.34% 11,450,309 47.23% 1,237,742 Abnormal
ESRX $-7.750 -12.33% 27,140,865 50.99% 25,179,248 47.30% 1,961,617 Abnormal
S $-0.020 -0.35% 15,637,577 37.63% 13,366,813 32.17% 2,270,764 Abnormal
INTC $-0.080 -0.36% 25,931,170 52.67% 23,010,169 46.73% 2,921,001 Abnormal
FTR $-0.190 -4.16% 14,130,722 56.61% 10,699,129 42.87% 3,431,593 Abnormal
Analysis of the Friction Factor chart above shows that each of the six stocks mentioned above had more buying than selling on Tuesday and their stock prices dropped. 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 SIRI with 2,426,816 greater shares of buying than selling (NetVol) and the stock price was down $-0.01000. This means the Market Makers were trading the stock in a way inconsistent with normal supply and demand (Economics 101); more buying than selling should cause prices to rise.
Sirius XM Radio Inc (NASDAQ:SIRI) - Sirius XM Radio Inc. provides satellite radio services in the United States and Canada. The company offers a programming lineup of approximately 135 channels of commercial-free music, sports, news, talk, entertainment, and traffic and weather. It also provides music channels that offer music genres, ranging from rock, pop and hip-hop to country, dance, jazz, Latin, and classical; channels of sports; talk and entertainment channels; comedy channels; national, international, and financial news channels; and religious channels. As of December 31, 2009, Sirius XM Radio had 18,772,758 subscribers. In addition, it provides music services for commercial establishments; music and comedy channels to mobile phone users; and music channels and select non-music channels over the Internet; a suite of data services; services that offer graphic information; and various real-time weather services, as well as operates a television service, which provides content designed primarily for children in the backseat of vehicles. Further, the company engages in the distribution of satellite radios for use in cars, trucks, homes, offices, boats, or other locations. Sirius XM Radio distributes its satellite radios primarily through automakers, retailers, and Web sites, as well as offers to customers of rental car companies. Further, it provides home units that offer satellite services to home and commercial audio systems, and products that provide access to the Internet radio services in the home without the personal computer. The company was formerly known as Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and changed its name to Sirius XM Radio Inc. in August 2008. Sirius XM Radio Inc. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in New York, New York..
Vivus Inc (NASDAQ:VVUS) - VIVUS, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the development and commercialization of therapeutic products for underserved markets in the United States. It offers MUSE, a minimally invasive therapy for erectile dysfunction. The companys investigational product pipeline includes Qnexa that has completed Phase 3 clinical trials for obesity, and Phase 2 clinical trials for diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea; Avanafil, which is in phase 3 clinical trials to treat erectile dysfunction; and Luramist, which has completed phase 2 clinical trials for the treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder in women. It has a development, licensing, and supply agreement with Tanabe Seiyaku Co., Ltd. for the development and commercialization of Avanafil; and licensing agreements with Acrux and its subsidiary to develop and commercialize Luramist and Evamist in the United States. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California..
Express Scripts Holding Co (NASDAQ:ESRX) - Express Scripts, Inc. provides a range of pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services in North America. The companys PBM services include retail network pharmacy management and retail drug card programs; home delivery pharmacy services; specialty pharmacy services; patient care contact centers; benefit plan design and consultation; drug formulary management; compliance and therapy management programs; information reporting and analysis programs; rebate programs, electronic claims processing, and drug utilization review; consumer health and drug information; bio-pharma services, including reimbursement and customized logistics solutions; medication therapy and safety through pharmacogenomics; and assistance programs for low-income patients. It also engages in the distribution of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to providers and clinics; fertility pharmaceuticals requiring special handling or packaging; and sample units to physicians, as well as the verification of practitioner licensure, healthcare account administration, and implementation of consumer-directed healthcare solutions. It serves HMOs, health insurers, third-party administrators, employers, union-sponsored benefit plans, workers compensation plans, government health programs, office-based oncologists, renal dialysis clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, primary care physicians, and retina specialists. Express Scripts was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri..
Sprint Nextel Corp (NYSE:S) - Sprint Nextel Corporation, through its subsidiaries, offers wireless and wireline communications products and services to individual consumers, businesses, government subscribers, and resellers in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The companys Wireless segment provides data transmission services, including mobile productivity applications, such as Internet access, messaging, and email services; wireless photo and video offerings; location-based capabilities comprising asset and fleet management, dispatch services, and navigation tools; and mobile entertainment applications; and local and long distance wireless voice services, voicemail, call waiting, three-way calling, caller identification, directory assistance, and call forwarding services. This segment also provides customized design, development, implementation, and support services for wireless services provided to large companies and government agencies, as well as sells accessories, such as carrying cases, hands-free devices, batteries, battery chargers, and other devices and accessories to subscribers, agents, and other third-party distributors for resale. The companys Wireline segment offers voice and data communications, including domestic and international data communications using various protocols, such as multiprotocol label switching technologies, IP, managed network services, voice over Internet protocol, session initiated protocol, and traditional voice services, as well as offers wholesale voice local and long distance services. This segment markets and sells its services primarily through direct sales representatives. The company offers its wireless and wireline voice and data transmission services under the Sprint, Nextel, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, Assurance Wireless, and Common Cents. Sprint Nextel Corporation was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas..
INTEL CORPORATION (NASDAQ:INTC) - Intel Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of integrated circuits for computing and communications industries worldwide. It offers microprocessor products used in notebooks, netbooks, desktops, servers, workstations, storage products, embedded applications, communications products, consumer electronics devices, and handhelds. The company also provides system on chip products that integrate its core processing functionalities with other system components, such as graphics, audio, and video, onto a single chip. In addition, it offers chipset products that send data between the microprocessor and input, display, and storage devices, including keyboard, mouse, monitor, hard drive, and CD, DVD, or Blu-ray drives; motherboards designed for desktop, server, and workstation platforms, and that has connectors for attaching devices to the bus; and wired and wireless connectivity products consisting of network adapters and embedded wireless cards used to translate and transmit data across networks. Further, the company provides NAND flash memory products primarily used in portable memory storage devices, digital camera memory cards, and solid-state drives; software products comprising operating systems, middleware, and tools used to develop, run, and manage various enterprise, consumer, embedded, and handheld devices; and software development tools that enable the creation of applications. Additionally, it develops computing platforms, which are integrated hardware and software computing technologies designed to offer an optimized solution. The company sells its products principally to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, PC components and other products users, and other manufacturers of industrial and communications equipment. It has a strategic alliance with Scientific Conservation Inc. Intel Corporation was founded in 1968 and is based in Santa Clara, California..
Firesteel Resources Inc (NASDAQ:FTR) - Frontier Communications Corporation, a communications company, provides regulated and unregulated voice, data, and video services to residential, business, and wholesale customers in the United States. It offers local and long distance voice services, including basic telephone wireline services to residential and business customers; switched access services that allow other carriers to use the facilities to originate and terminate their long distance voice and data traffic; and directory services that provide white and yellow page directories for residential and business listings. The company also provides data and Internet services, which include residential services comprising high-speed Internet, dial up Internet, portal and e-mail products, and hard drive back-up services; and commercial and carriers services, such as metro Ethernet; dedicated Internet; Internet protocol, optical, multiprotocol label switching, and TDM data transport services. In addition, it offers direct broadcast satellite services and fiber optic video services, as well as provides online access to video content, entertainment, and news available on the worldwide Web through its Web site myfitv.com. The company was formerly known as Citizens Communications Company and changed its name to Frontier Communications Corporation in July 2008. Frontier Communications Corporation was founded in 1927 and is based in Stamford, Connecticut..
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