(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BUYINS.NET / www.buyins.net, announced today its proprietary Market Maker Friction Factor Report for Monday. 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 Monday there were 4098 companies with "abnormal" market making, 4476 companies with positive Friction Factors and 1657 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. PACIFICNET INC (OTC:PACT), ITT EDUCATIONAL SERVICES INC (NYSE:ESI), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (NYSE:TSM), ARIAD Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ARIA), Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc (NYSE:ARCO), RUBICON LTD (OTC:RUBNF). 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
PACT $-0.010 -0.13% 646,294 81.18% 149,624 18.79% 496,670 Abnormal
ESI $-0.140 -0.80% 1,126,086 65.96% 244,213 14.30% 881,873 Abnormal
TSM $-0.080 -0.47% 2,001,338 36.03% 1,746,473 31.44% 254,865 Abnormal
ARIA $-0.240 -1.24% 1,900,891 56.27% 1,446,831 42.83% 454,060 Abnormal
ARCO $-0.150 -1.23% 947,519 40.48% 644,659 27.54% 302,860 Abnormal
RUBNF $-0.020 -7.69% 1,147,712 88.44% 107,286 8.27% 1,040,426 Abnormal
Analysis of the Friction Factor chart above shows that each of the six stocks mentioned above had more buying than selling on Monday 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 PACT with 496,670 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.
PACIFICNET INC (OTC:PACT) - Pactera Technology International Ltd., through its subsidiaries, operates as a consulting and technology services provider in China. It provides business and IT consulting, solutions, and outsourcing services to a range of multinational firms through an integrated network of onsite and offsite delivery locations in China, the United States, Europe, Australia, Japan, Singapore, and Malaysia. The company s services include business and technology advisory, enterprise application services, business intelligence, application development and maintenance, mobility, cloud computing, infrastructure management, software product engineering and globalization, and business process outsourcing services. It develops advanced technologies, process innovations, and business models for a range of Fortune 500 clients in various industries, including financial services, technology, telecommunications, travel and transportation, energy, life sciences, manufacturing, and retail and distribution sectors. The company was formerly known as HiSoft Technology International Limited and changed its name to Pactera Technology International Ltd. in November 2012 as a result of its merger with VanceInfo Technologies Inc. Pactera Technology International Ltd. was founded in 1996 and is based in Beijing, the People s Republic of China..
ITT EDUCATIONAL SERVICES INC (NYSE:ESI) - itt Educational Services Inc. offers postsecondary-degree programs in the U.S. that provide diplomas as well as associates, bachelors, and masters degrees in information technology, electronics technology, drafting and design, business, criminal justice, and health sciences. As of Mar. 22, the company operated 90 itt Technical Institutes in 33 states that primarily offer career-oriented degree programs to about 47,000 students. Headquartered in Carmel, Ind., itt was started in 1946..
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (NYSE:TSM) - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited engages in the computer-aided designing, manufacturing, packaging, testing, and selling integrated circuits and other semiconductor devices; and manufacturing masks. It offers a range of wafer fabrication processes, including processes to manufacture complementary metal oxide silicon (CMOS) logic, mixed-signal, radio frequency, embedded memory, BiCMOS mixed-signal, and other semiconductors. The companys semiconductor products include logic semiconductors that process digital data to control the operation of electronic systems, as well as standard logic devices that include microprocessors, microcontrollers, digital signal processors, graphic chips, and chip sets; and mixed-signal/RF semiconductors, which combine analog and digital devices on a single semiconductor to process analog and digital data for use in hard disk drives, wireless communications equipment, and network communications equipment. It also offers memory semiconductors that are used in electronic systems to store data and program instructions; CMOS image sensor semiconductors, which are primarily used in camera phones; and high voltage semiconductors, including high voltage CMOS, bipolar-CMOS-DMOS, and ultra-high voltage technology products for use in various panel-size display driver and power IC applications. In addition, the company offers design and technology platforms, and multi-project wafer processing services. It serves fabless semiconductor and systems companies, and integrated device manufacturers primarily in North America, Asia, and Europe. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan..
ARIAD Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ARIA) - ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an oncology company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of medicines for cancer patients. Its product pipeline includes Ponatinib, an investigational pan BCR-ABL inhibitor, which is being studied in Phase I and II clinical trials in patients with hematologic cancers, including chronic myeloid leukemia and Philadelphia positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia; AP26113, an investigational dual inhibitor of anaplastic lymphoma kinase, which is being studied in a Phase I/II clinical trial in patients with advanced solid tumors comprising non-small cell lung cancer; and Ridaforolimus, an investigational mTOR inhibitor, which is being studied in multiple clinical trials in patients with various types of cancers. The company also focuses on a drug discovery program centered on small-molecule therapies that are molecularly targeted to cell-signaling pathways implicated in cancer. ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has a collaboration agreement with Merck for the joint global development, manufacture, and commercialization of ridaforolimus for use in cancer; and license agreements with Medinol and ICON to develop and commercialize ridaforolimus-eluting stents and other medical devices to prevent restenosis or reblockage of injured vessels following interventions in which stents are used in conjunction with balloon angioplasty. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts..
Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc (NYSE:ARCO) - Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. operates and franchises McDonalds restaurants. The company has operations in 19 territories, including Argentina, Aruba, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Ecuador, French Guyana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, the U.S. Virgin Islands of St. Croix and St. Thomas, and Venezuela. As of December 31, 2010, it operated 1,292 company-operated restaurants and 463 franchised restaurants. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina..
RUBICON LTD (OTC:RUBNF) - Rubicon Limited, through its subsidiary, Tenon Limited, engages in processing, marketing, and distributing wood products primarily in North America. It offers untreated primed finger-jointed boards, primed and treated ArmourWood boards, and Royal PVC boards to both the retail home centers and professional contractor yards. The company offers its products in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Asia. Rubicon Limited is headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand..
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