(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 the highest net buy volume on Tuesday and lowest price Friction (bullish). This means that there was more buying than selling in the stocks and their stock prices rose faster with less Friction. APPLIED MATERIALS, INC. (NASDAQ:AMAT), Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MU), Cemex SAB de CV (NYSE:CX), MICROSOFT CORPORATION (NASDAQ:MSFT), News Corp (NASDAQ:NWSA), BIG THREE INDS INC (OTC:BTHR). 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
AMAT $0.380 3.43% 9,581,364 57.00% 7,175,487 42.69% 2,405,877 63,313
MU $0.240 4.11% 26,006,159 56.17% 20,294,892 43.83% 5,711,267 237,969
CX $0.030 0.29% 7,802,350 44.02% 3,754,544 21.18% 4,047,806 1,349,269
MSFT $0.230 0.78% 23,431,346 55.57% 18,637,304 44.20% 4,794,042 208,437
NWSA $0.470 1.96% 13,612,787 61.00% 8,457,217 37.90% 5,155,570 109,693
BTHR $0.012 354.55% 5,227,552 76.71% 1,587,106 23.29% 3,640,446 3,111,492
Analysis of the Friction Factor chart above shows that each of the six stocks mentioned above have high net dollar gains (Change) and very 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 AMAT with a Net Buy Volume of 2,405,877 shares and a Friction Factor of 63,313 shares. That means that it takes 63,313 more shares of buying than selling to move AMAT higher by one penny. This means the Market Makers are allowing the stock to move up higher as of Tuesday (lower friction). And with one of the highest Net Buy Volumes, the combination of low friction and high net buy volume is bullish.
APPLIED MATERIALS, INC. (NASDAQ:AMAT) - Applied Materials, Inc. provides manufacturing equipment, services, and software to the semiconductor, flat panel display, solar photovoltaic (PV), and related industries worldwide. Its Silicon Systems Group segment offers a range of manufacturing equipment used to fabricate semiconductor chips or integrated circuits. It provides systems that perform primary processes used in chip fabrication, including atomic layer deposition, chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition, electrochemical deposition etch, rapid thermal processing, chemical mechanical planarization, wet cleaning, and wafer metrology and inspection, as well as systems that etch, measure, and inspect circuit patterns on masks used in the photolithography process. The companys Applied Global Services segment offers products and services designed to improve the performance and productivity, and reduce the environmental impact of the fab operations of semiconductor, LCD, and solar PV manufacturers. Its Display segment provides equipment to fabricate thin film transistor LCDs for televisions, computer displays, and other consumer-oriented electronic applications. The companys Energy and Environmental Solutions segment offers manufacturing solutions for the generation and conservation of energy. It also provides manufacturing solutions for wafer-based crystalline silicon, and glass-based thin film applications. In addition, this segment offers roll-to-roll vacuum Web coating systems for deposition of a range of films on flexible substrates for functional, aesthetic, or optical properties, as well as roll-to-roll machine for depositing ultra-thin aluminum films for flexible packaging applications. The company serves manufacturers of semiconductor wafers and chips, flat panel liquid crystal displays, solar photovoltaic cells and modules, and other electronic devices. Applied Materials, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California..
Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MU) - Micron Technology, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and marketing of semiconductor devices worldwide. Its products include dynamic random access memory (DRAM) products that provide data storage and retrieval, which include DDR2 and DDR3; and other specialty DRAM memory products, including DDR, SDRAM, DDR and DDR2 mobile low power DRAM, pseudo-static RAM, and reduced latency DRAM. The company also offers NAND flash memory products, which are electrically re-writeable and non-volatile semiconductor devices that retain content when power is turned off. In addition, it provides NOR flash memory products that are electrically re-writeable and non-volatile semiconductor memory devices; phase change memory products; and image sensor products. Micron Technologys products are used in a range of electronic applications, including personal computers, workstations, network servers, mobile phones, flash memory cards, USB storage devices, digital still cameras, MP3/4 players, and in automotive applications. It sells its products to original equipment manufacturers and retailers through internal sales force, independent sales representatives, and distributors, as well as through a Web-based customer direct sales channel. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Boise, Idaho..
Cemex SAB de CV (NYSE:CX) - CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V., through its subsidiaries, engages in the production, marketing, distribution, and sale of cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, and other construction materials. It sells its products primarily to distributors in the construction industry. The company has operations in North America, Europe, South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. was founded in 1906 and is based in Garza Garcia, Mexico..
MICROSOFT CORPORATION (NASDAQ:MSFT) - Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. The companys Windows & Windows Live Division segment offers Windows operating system, Windows Live, and Internet Explorer. It offers Windows operating system, which include Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP Home, as well as Windows Live suite of applications and Web services. Microsofts Server and Tools segment provides Windows Server operating systems, Windows Azure, Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Azure, Visual Studio, Silverlight, System Center products, Biz Talk server, Microsoft consulting services, and product support services. This segment also provides enterprise consulting and product support services; and training and certification to developers and information technology professionals, as well as builds standalone and software development lifecycle tools for software architects, developers, testers, and project managers. The companys Online Services Division segment offers online information products, such as Bing, MSN portals, and channels; and an online advertising platform for publishers and advertisers. Microsofts Microsoft Business Division segment offers Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint, and Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM, as well as Microsoft Office Web Apps. The companys Entertainment and Devices Division segment develops, produces, and markets the Xbox 360 platform; PC software games; online games and services; Mediaroom, an Internet protocol television software; Windows Phone and Windows Embedded device platforms; the Zune digital music and entertainment platform; and application software for Apples Macintosh computers, Microsoft PC hardware products, and other devices. This segment also involves in retail and marketing of packaged versions of the Microsoft Office system and the Windows operating systems. Microsoft was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington..
News Corp (NASDAQ:NWSA) - News Corporation operates as a diversified media company worldwide. Its Cable Network Programming segment engages in producing and licensing programming distributed through cable television systems and direct broadcast satellite operators primarily in the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. The companys Filmed Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures for distribution and licensing in various formats in entertainment media, as well as produces and licenses television programming worldwide. Its Television segment broadcasts network programming and operates 27 broadcast television stations in the United States. The companys Direct Broadcast Satellite Television segment distributes programming services via satellite and broadband directly to subscribers in Italy. Its Publishing segment involves in the publication of 4 national newspapers in the United Kingdom; approximately 146 newspapers in Australia; and a metropolitan newspaper and a national newspaper in the United States, as well as in the provision of information services. This segment also publishes English language books worldwide; and publishes free-standing inserts and offers in-store marketing products and services in the United States and Canada. The companys Other segment provides display advertising in outdoor locations, primarily in the Russian Federation and eastern Europe. News Corporation was founded in 1922 and is based in New York, New York..
BIG THREE INDS INC (OTC:BTHR) - BIG THREE INDS INC.
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