(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BUYINS.NET / www.buyins.net, announced today its proprietary Market Maker Friction Factor Report for Wednesday. 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 Wednesday there were 4085 companies with "abnormal" market making, 2601 companies with positive Friction Factors and 3060 companies with negative Friction Factors. Here is a list of the top companies with Abnormal Price Friction (bullish bias) in their stock prices. This means that there was more selling than buying in the stocks and their stock prices rose. Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C), Nokia Oyj (NYSE:NOK), Metalore Resources Ltd (NYSE:MET), YM BIOSCIENCES INC (AMEX:YMI), Staples Inc (NASDAQ:SPLS), Avago Technologies Ltd (NASDAQ:AVGO). 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
C $0.420 1.14% 11,386,932 27.03% 15,923,403 37.80% -4,536,471 Abnormal
NOK $0.040 1.06% 10,098,236 30.75% 12,777,004 38.90% -2,678,768 Abnormal
MET $0.400 1.20% 3,462,210 20.68% 8,389,013 50.10% -4,926,803 Abnormal
YMI $1.250 76.69% 47,334,055 39.08% 51,831,616 42.79% -4,497,561 Abnormal
SPLS $0.030 0.27% 6,509,382 40.95% 9,354,227 58.85% -2,844,845 Abnormal
AVGO $0.010 0.03% 1,359,451 27.60% 3,800,163 77.16% -2,440,712 Abnormal
Analysis of the Friction Factor chart above shows that each of the six stocks mentioned above had more selling than buying on Wednesday and their stock prices rose. 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 C with 4,536,471 greater shares of selling than buying (NetVol) and the stock price was up $0.42000. This means the Market Makers were trading the stock in a way inconsistent with normal supply and demand (Economics 101); more selling than buying should cause prices to drop.
Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) - Citigroup, Inc., a global financial services company, provides consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions with a range of financial products and services. The company operates through two segments, Citicorp and Citi Holdings. The Citicorp segment operates as a global bank for businesses and consumers with two primary businesses, Regional Consumer Banking and Institutional Clients Group. The Regional Consumer Banking business provides traditional banking services, including retail banking, and branded cards in North America, Asia, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The Institutional Clients Group business provides securities and banking services comprising investment banking and advisory services, lending, debt and equity sales and trading, institutional brokerage, foreign exchange, structured products, cash instruments and related derivatives, and private banking; and transaction services consisting of treasury and trade solutions, and securities and fund services. The Citi Holdings segment operates Brokerage and Asset Management, Local Consumer Lending, and Special Asset Pool businesses. The Brokerage and Asset Management Business, through its 49% stake in Morgan Stanley Smith Barney joint venture and Nikko Cordial Securities, offers retail brokerage and asset management services. The Local Consumer Lending business provides residential mortgage loans, retail partner card loans, personal loans, commercial real estate, and other consumer loans, as well as western European cards and retail banking services. The Special Asset Pool business is a portfolio of securities, loans, and other assets. Citigroup Inc. has approximately 200 million customer accounts and operates in approximately 160 countries. The company was founded in 1812 and is based in New York, New York..
Nokia Oyj (NYSE:NOK) - Nokia Corporation manufactures and sells mobile devices, and provides Internet and digital mapping and navigation services worldwide. Its Devices & Services segment develops and manages a portfolio of mobile devices; and services comprising applications and content. It also offers Internet services focusing on navigation, applications and games, music, and mail, as well as on the tools that enable developers to create applications under the Ovi brand name. The companys NAVTEQ segment provides various digital map information and related location-based content and services to mobile device and handset manufacturers, automobile manufacturers and dealers, navigation systems manufacturers, software developers, Internet portals, parcel and overnight delivery services companies, and governmental and quasi-governmental entities. Its map database enables its customers to offer advanced driver assistance systems, dynamic navigation, route planning, location-based services, and geographic information-based products and services to consumer and commercial users. Its Nokia Siemens Networks segment provides mobile and fixed network solutions and related services to operators and service providers. This segment offers various business solutions, such as consulting and systems integration; service management, and charging and billing software; and subscriber database management. It also provides managed services, including network planning, optimization, and network operations; software and hardware maintenance, proactive, and multi-vendor care, as well as competence development services; and project management, turnkey implementations, and energy efficient sites. In addition, this segment offers fixed and mobile network infrastructure comprising Flexi multiradio base stations, packet core products, optical transport systems, and broadband access equipment, as well as network solutions. Nokia Corporation was founded in 1865 and is based in Espoo, Finland..
Metalore Resources Ltd (NYSE:MET) - MetLife, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance, employee benefits, and financial services in the United States, Latin America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and India. It offers group life insurance products and services as employer-paid benefits, including variable life, universal life, and term life products, as well as employee paid supplemental life products; individual life insurance products and services comprising variable life, universal life, term life, and whole life products, as well as a range of mutual funds and other securities products; and non-medical health insurance products and services, such as dental insurance, group short- and long-term disability, individual disability income, long-term care, critical illness, and accidental death and dismemberment coverages, as well as employer-sponsored auto and homeowners insurance and administrative services-only arrangements to employers. The company also provides retirement products consisting of variable and fixed annuities for individuals and employees of corporations, and other institutions. In addition, MetLife provides an array of annuity and investment products, including guaranteed interest products and other stable value products, income annuities, and separate account contracts for the investment management of defined benefit and defined contribution plan assets, as well as offers certain products to fund postretirement benefits. Further, it offers auto insurance and homeowners insurance policies, as well as personal excess liability and coverage for recreational vehicles and boat owners; and credit insurance and endowment products. Additionally, the company funds company initiatives, various start-up entities, and run-off entities; and banking services, such as residential mortgage loans and various deposit products. The company was founded in 1868 and is based in New York, New York..
YM BIOSCIENCES INC (AMEX:YMI) - YM Biosciences Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the licensing and commercialization of drug products and technologies primarily for the treatment of cancer or cancer-related conditions worldwide. Its approved product Nimotuzumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody that targets the epidermal growth factor receptor, is used for the treatment nasopharyngeal carcinomas, head and neck cancer, refractory children glioma, adult glioma, and stage III/IV glioma. The company is also developing Nimotuzumab for various other epithelial cancers; and AeroLEF, a proprietary formulation of free and liposome-encapsulated fentanyl administered by pulmonary inhalation for the treatment of severe and moderate acute pain, including cancer pain. In addition, its other product candidates include TGFa and HER-1, the anti-cancer vaccines. The company was formerly known as York Medical Inc. and changed its name to YM Biosciences Inc. in February 2001. YM Biosciences was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Mississauga, Canada..
Staples Inc (NASDAQ:SPLS) - Staples, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an office products company. The company sells various office supplies and services, business machines and related products, computers and related products, and office furniture. It also provides high-speed, color and self-service copying, other printing services, faxing, and pack and ship services. As of January 30, 2010, the company operated approximately 2,243 superstores in 48 states and the District of Columbia in the United States, and 10 provinces and 2 territories in Canada, as well as in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the People's Republic of China, Argentina, and Australia. It also operated 125 distribution and fulfillment centers in 29 states in the United States and 8 provinces in Canada, as well as in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the People's Republic of China, Argentina, Brazil, and Australia. The company also offers its products through catalogs, Internet, and sales force. Staples, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is based in Framingham, Massachusetts..
Avago Technologies Ltd (NASDAQ:AVGO) - Avago Technologies Limited engages in the design, development, and supply of analog semiconductor devices worldwide. The company offers RF amplifiers, RF filters, RF front end modules, ambient light sensors, light emitting diodes, low noise amplifiers, mm-wave mixers, optical finger navigation, diodes, fiber optic transceivers, serializer/deserializer ASICs, motion control encoders and subsystems, optocouplers, and optical mouse sensors. Its products are used in various applications, such as voice and data communications, camera phone, keypad and display backlighting, backlighting control, base stations, data communications, storage area networking, servers, in-car infotainment, displays, lighting, factory automation, motor controls, power supplies, optical mice, printers, and optical disk drives. The company offers its products to wireless communications, wired infrastructure, industrial and automotive electronics, and consumer and computing peripherals markets. Avago Technologies Limited sells its products through a network of distributors and direct sales force. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Singapore, Singapore..
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