(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 (bearish bias) in their stock prices. This means that there was more buying than selling in the stocks and their stock prices dropped. Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MU), Regis Corp (NYSE:RGS), Kroger Co (NYSE:KR), Paychex Inc (NASDAQ:PAYX), LIBERTY INTERACTIVE CORPORATION (NASDAQ:LINTA), COBALT INTERNATIONAL ENERGY, INCORPORATION (NYSE:CIE). 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
MU $-0.060 -0.89% 15,498,972 54.98% 12,631,714 44.81% 2,867,258 Abnormal
RGS $-0.210 -1.23% 1,980,874 91.69% 113,532 5.26% 1,867,342 Abnormal
KR $-0.080 -0.29% 5,079,079 58.04% 1,999,948 22.85% 3,079,131 Abnormal
PAYX $-0.080 -0.23% 3,185,041 71.75% 1,247,543 28.10% 1,937,498 Abnormal
LINTA $-0.090 -0.47% 6,092,687 57.03% 4,276,165 40.03% 1,816,522 Abnormal
CIE $-2.000 -7.29% 8,924,648 37.36% 6,737,060 28.21% 2,187,588 Abnormal
Analysis of the Friction Factor chart above shows that each of the six stocks mentioned above had more buying than selling on Wednesday 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 MU with 2,867,258 greater shares of buying than selling (NetVol) and the stock price was down $-0.06000. 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.
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..
Regis Corp (NYSE:RGS) - Regis Corporation owns, operates, and franchises hairstyling and hair care salons in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Puerto Rico, and internationally. It offers haircutting and styling, including shampooing and conditioning; hair coloring; and waving to men, women, and children. The company also owns and operates hair restoration centers, which provide hair systems, hair transplants, and hair therapy services, as well as hair care products. Regis Corporations salons operate primarily under the Regis Salons, Supercuts, MasterCuts, SmartStyle, Cost Cutters, Hair Masters, First Choice Haircutters, Magicuts, and Hair Club trade names in malls, strip centers, lifestyle centers, Wal-Mart supercenters, department stores, mass merchants, and high-street locations. As of June 30, 2010, it owned, franchised or held ownership interests in approximately 12,700 locations. The company was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota..
Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) - The Kroger Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer in the United States. The company also manufactures and processes food for sale in its supermarkets. It operates supermarkets in various formats. The companys combination food and drug stores (combo stores) that operate as food stores consist of natural food and organic sections, pharmacies, general merchandise, pet centers, and perishables, such as fresh seafood and organic produce. The Kroger Co.s multi-department stores sell general merchandise items comprising apparel, home fashion and furnishings, electronics, automotive products, toys, and fine jewelry. The companys marketplace stores offer full-service grocery and pharmacy departments, as well as general merchandise area that includes outdoor living products, electronics, home goods, and toys. Its price impact warehouse stores offer grocery, health, and beauty care items. These stores also offer meat, dairy, baked goods, and fresh produce items. In addition, the company operates fuel centers; and convenience stores that offer limited assortment of staple food items and general merchandise, as well as sell gasoline. As of March 9, 2010, it operated 2,468 supermarket and multi-department stores under two dozen banners, including Kroger, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, Food 4 Less, King Soopers, Smith's, Fry's, Fry's Marketplace, Dillons, QFC, and City Market, of which 893 had fuel centers, as well as operated 777 convenience stores and 374 fine jewelry stores. The Kroger Co. has a strategic alliance with U.S. Bank to offer a suite of payment products. The company was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio..
Paychex Inc (NASDAQ:PAYX) - Paychex Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small-to medium-sized businesses in the United States and Germany. It offers payroll processing services, including calculation, preparation, and delivery of employee payroll checks; production of internal accounting records and management reports; preparation of federal, state, and local payroll tax returns; and collection and remittance of clients payroll obligations. The company also provides payroll tax administration services; employee payment services; and regulatory compliance services, such as new-hire reporting and garnishment processing. Its human resource outsourcing services include payroll, employer compliance, human resource and employee benefits administration, risk management outsourcing, and the on-site availability of a professionally trained human resource representative, as well as provides employee handbooks, management manuals, and required regulatory forms. In addition, the company offers retirement services administration; workers compensation; business-owner policies; commercial auto; and health and benefits coverage, including health, dental, vision, and life. Further, it provides online human resource administration software products for employee benefits management and administration, and time and attendance solutions. As of May 31, 2010, the company served approximately 536,000 clients in the United States; and 1,700 clients in Germany. Paychex, Inc. was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Rochester, New York..
LIBERTY INTERACTIVE CORPORATION (NASDAQ:LINTA) - Liberty Starz Group engages in the video programming businesses. The company provides premium movie networks and programming distributed by cable operators, direct-to-home satellite providers, telephone companies, other distributors, and the Internet in the United States. Its principal service offerings comprise Starz, a first-run movie service that generally includes Starz plus five multiplex channels; and Encore that airs first-run movies and classic contemporary movies and generally includes six additional thematic multiplex channels. The companys services also include MoviePlex, a theme by day channel featuring a different thematic multiplex channel each day; IndiePlex, featuring art house and independent films; RetroPlex, featuring classic movies; Starz On Demand; Encore on Demand; and MoviePlex On Demand. As of December 31, 2009, the company had 16.9 million subscribers to its linear Starz channels; and 30.6 million subscribers to its linear Encore channels. In addition, it develops, operates, and licenses fantasy sports games, fantasy sports league-hosting software, and fantasy sports content delivered via broadband, as well as provides free online games, information, and entertainment for sports fans. The company was formerly known as Liberty Entertainment Group and changed its name to Liberty Starz Group in November 2009. Liberty Starz Group is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado..
COBALT INTERNATIONAL ENERGY, INCORPORATION (NYSE:CIE) - Cobalt International Energy, Inc. operates as an independent oil-focused exploration and production company. The company focuses on the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and offshore Angola and Gabon in West Africa. It has strategic relationships with TOTAL E&P USA, INC. and Sociedade Nacional de Combustveis de AngolaEmpresa Pblica. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Houston, Texas..
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