(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 3947 companies with "abnormal" market making, 3332 companies with positive Friction Factors and 2031 companies with negative Friction Factors. Here is a list of the top companies with the highest net buy volume on Wednesday 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. MICROSOFT CORPORATION (NASDAQ:MSFT), Vale SA (NYSE:VALE), Itau Unibanco Holding SA (NYSE:ITUB), Federal National Mortgage Association Fannie Mae (OTC:FNMAS), Tranzyme Inc (NASDAQ:TZYM), Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). 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
MSFT $0.150 0.56% 20,725,938 54.18% 17,391,866 45.46% 3,334,072 222,271
VALE $0.020 0.11% 7,270,862 43.80% 3,923,434 23.64% 3,347,428 1,673,714
ITUB $0.230 1.34% 6,225,249 38.84% 3,005,520 18.75% 3,219,729 139,988
FNMAS $0.040 2.22% 2,082,920 76.08% 440,380 16.09% 1,642,540 410,635
TZYM $0.030 5.77% 2,290,092 75.27% 752,545 24.73% 1,537,547 512,516
FB $1.520 5.23% 53,870,773 51.81% 49,871,891 47.96% 3,998,882 26,308
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 MSFT with a Net Buy Volume of 3,334,072 shares and a Friction Factor of 222,271 shares. That means that it takes 222,271 more shares of buying than selling to move MSFT higher by one penny. This means the Market Makers are allowing the stock to move up higher as of Wednesday (lower friction). And with one of the highest Net Buy Volumes, the combination of low friction and high net buy volume is bullish.
MICROSOFT CORPORATION (NASDAQ:MSFT) - Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software products and services; and designs and sells hardware worldwide. The company s Windows & Windows Live division offers PC operating system that primarily includes Windows 7 operating system, Windows live suite of applications and Web services, and PC hardware products. Its Server and Tools division provides Windows Server operating systems, Windows Azure; Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Azure, Windows Intune, Windows Embedded, Visual Studio, Silverlight, system center products, Microsoft consulting services, and Premier product support services. This division also offers cloud-based 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 company s Online Services division provides online information and content, including Bing, MSN, adCenter, and Atlas online tools for advertisers. Its Microsoft Business division offers Microsoft office, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Office project and office Visio, and Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM, as well as Microsoft Office Web Apps and Microsoft Office 365, which are online service offerings. The company s Entertainment and Devices Division segment provides Xbox 360 entertainment platform, which includes the Xbox 360 gaming and entertainment console, Kinect for Xbox 360, Xbox 360 video games, and Xbox 360 accessories; Xbox LIVE; Skype; and Windows Phone. Microsoft Corporation markets and distributes its products and services primarily through original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and resellers, as well as through online. The company has strategic alliances with Nokia, and NIIT Ltd., as well as a strategic relationship Dominion Enterprises, Inc. Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 and is based in Redmond, Washington..
Vale SA (NYSE:VALE) - Vale S.A. engages in the exploration, production, and sale of basic metals in Brazil and internationally. The company is also involved in energy, logistics, and steel businesses. Its Bulk Material segment engages in the extraction of iron ore and pellet production, as well as operation of Brazilian northern and southern transportation systems, including railroads, ports, and terminals related to mining operations. This segment also includes manganese ore mining and ferroalloys activities. The company s Base Metals segment produces non-ferrous minerals, including nickel, copper, and aluminum; and is involved in aluminum trading, alumina refining, aluminum metal smelting, and bauxite mining activities. Its Fertilizers segment provides potash, phosphates, and nitrogen. The company s Logistic Services segment provides cargo transportation services for third parties through ships, ports, and railroads. In addition, Vale S.A. generates energy through hydroelectric power plants. The company was formerly known as Cia Vale do Rio Doce and changed its name to Vale S.A. in May 2009. Vale S.A. was founded in 1942 and is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil..
Itau Unibanco Holding SA (NYSE:ITUB) - Ita Unibanco Holding S.A. provides a range of credit and other financial services to individuals and companies in Brazil and internationally. Its products and services include personal loans, overdraft protection, payroll loans, vehicle loans, credit cards, mortgage and agricultural loans, working capital loans, and trade note discount and export; pension plans, mutual funds, time deposits, demand deposit accounts, savings accounts, and capitalization plans; and insurance products, including life, home, credit/cash cards, vehicles, and loan protection, as well as exchange and brokerage services. The company also provides financial products and services, such as investment options; private retirement plans; and investment capital loans, inventory financing, trade financing, foreign currency services, equipment leasing services, letters of credit, and guarantees, as well as collection services and electronic payment services. In addition, it provides factoring, leasing, corporate finance, mutual funds, insurance brokerage, and trading services; derivatives and advisory services; and portfolio management services for pension funds, corporations, private bank customers, and foreign investors, as well as manages mutual funds. Further, the company offers loans from multilateral credit agencies, off-shore loans, international cash management services, guarantees for international bidding processes, derivatives for hedging or proprietary trading purposes, structured transactions, and international capital markets offerings. As of December 31, 2011, it had a network of 4,072 full service branches, 912 customer site branches, and 28,769 ATMs in Brazil and internationally. The company was formerly known as Ita Unibanco Banco M ltiplo S.A. and changed its name to Ita Unibanco Holding S.A. in April 2009. The company was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in S o Paulo, Brazil. Ita Unibanco Holding S.A. is a subsidiary of Ita Unibanco Participa es S.A..
Federal National Mortgage Association Fannie Mae (OTC:FNMAS) - Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) provides liquidity and stability support in the secondary mortgage market in the United States. The company securitizes mortgage loans originated by lenders in the primary mortgage market into Fannie Mae mortgage-backed securities (Fannie Mae MBS). It operates in three segments: Single-Family Credit Guaranty, Multifamily, and Capital Markets. The Single-Family Credit Guaranty segment securitizes single-family mortgage loans into Fannie Mae MBS and facilitates the purchase of single-family mortgage loans for the company s mortgage portfolio. The Multifamily segment securitizes multifamily mortgage loans into Fannie Mae MBS and facilitates the purchase of multifamily mortgage loans for its mortgage portfolio. This segment also invests in rental and for-sale housing projects. The Capital Markets segment manages the company s investment activity in mortgage-related assets and other interest-earning non-mortgage investments. This segment provides funds to the mortgage market through short-term financing and investing activities. The company s financing activities include whole loan conduit transactions, early funding transactions, real estate mortgage investment conduit and other structured securitization activities, and mortgage-backed securities trading services. Its principal customers include mortgage banking companies, savings and loan associations, savings banks, commercial banks, credit unions, community banks, insurance companies, and state and local housing finance agencies. The company was founded in 1938 and is based in Washington, the District of Columbia..
Tranzyme Inc (NASDAQ:TZYM) - .
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) - Facebook, Inc. operates as a social networking company worldwide. The company builds tools that enable users to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other; enables developers to build social applications on Facebook or to integrate their Websites with Facebook; and offers products that enable advertisers and marketers to engage with its users. As of February 2, 2012, it had 845 million monthly users and 443 million daily users. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California..
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