(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BUYINS.NET / www.buyins.net, announced today its proprietary Market Maker Friction Factor Report for Thursday. 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 Thursday there were 3991 companies with "abnormal" market making, 2786 companies with positive Friction Factors and 2544 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. ArcelorMittal (NYSE:MT), Nokia Oyj (NYSE:NOK), KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY), MICROSOFT CORPORATION (NASDAQ:MSFT), Ford Motor Co (NYSE:F), Powershares Qqq Trust Series 1 (NASDAQ:QQQ). 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
MT $-0.310 -0.02% 3,880,250 46.06% 1,861,705 22.10% 2,018,545 Abnormal
NOK $-0.410 -0.09% 62,336,903 38.46% 54,482,936 33.62% 7,853,967 Abnormal
KEY $-0.140 -0.02% 15,339,923 33.40% 13,598,328 29.61% 1,741,595 Abnormal
MSFT $-0.460 -0.02% 50,975,163 51.48% 46,885,454 47.35% 4,089,709 Abnormal
F $-0.040 -0.00% 16,331,450 38.47% 13,375,478 31.51% 2,955,972 Abnormal
QQQ $-0.910 -0.01% 22,709,422 54.02% 18,900,646 44.96% 3,808,776 Abnormal
Analysis of the Friction Factor chart above shows that each of the six stocks mentioned above had more buying than selling on Thursday 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 MT with 2,018,545 greater shares of buying than selling (NetVol) and the stock price was down $-0.31000. 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.
ArcelorMittal (NYSE:MT) - ArcelorMittal, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated steel and mining company with presence in 60 countries worldwide. The company conducts its operations through six segments, which include Flat Carbon Americas; Flat Carbon Europe; Long Carbon Americas and Europe; Asia, Africa, and CIS; Distribution Solutions; and Mining. It produces a range of steel finished and semi-finished products (specifically flat steel), including sheet and plate, long steel products, including bars, rods, and structural shapes; and pipes and tubes for various applications. The company sells its steel products primarily in local markets and through its centralized marketing organization to a range of customers in approximately 174 countries including the automotive, appliance, engineering, construction, and machinery industries. The company also produces various mining products including iron ore lump, fines, concentrate, and sinter feed, as well as coking, PCI, and thermal coal. It has iron ore mining activities in Algeria, Brazil, Bosnia, Canada, Kazakhstan, Liberia, Mexico, Ukraine, Russia, and the United States; and coal mining activities in Kazakhstan, Russia, and the United States. The company was formerly known as Mittal Steel Company N.V. and changed its name to ArcelorMittal upon completing its merger with Arcelor in September 2007. The company was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Luxembourg..
Nokia Oyj (NYSE:NOK) - Nokia Corporation provides telecommunications infrastructure hardware, software, and services worldwide. The company offers smart phones and smart devices; and feature phones, and related services and applications. It provides feature phones and smart phones under the Nokia brand; and mobile devices under the Vertu name. The company also develops a range of location-based products and services for consumers; platform services and local commerce services for device manufacturers, application developers, Internet services providers, merchants, and advertisers; and digital map information, and related location-based content and services for mobile navigation devices, automotive navigation systems, Internet-based mapping applications, and government and business solutions. In addition, it provides Flexi Multiradio base station, a software defined radio that supports global system for mobile communications, as well as third generation mobile communications and long-term evolution radio technologies with common Internet protocol/Ethernet, optical, or microwave transport; base station controllers; and related software. Further, the company offers network planning, optimizing, and managing services; software and hardware maintenance, proactive and multi-vendor care, and competence development services; network implementation; and consultation and systems integration services. Additionally, it provides products for subscriber customer care automation, network and resource management, device and data management, network and service assurance, reporting and analytics, charging and billing, identity and campaign management, and inventory management; mediation and service brokerage; and mobile browsing, messaging, multi screen television, and location-based services, as well as a voice as a service solution for virtualized services in a private cloud environment. Nokia Corporation was founded in 1865 and is headquartered in Espoo, Finland..
KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) - KeyCorp operates as a holding company for KeyBank National Association that provides various banking services in the United States. The company s Key Community Bank segment offers regional banking services, including deposit and investment products; personal finance services and loans comprising residential mortgages, home equity, and installment loans; deposits, investment and credit products, and business advisory services to small businesses; and financial, estate and retirement planning, and asset management services to high-net-worth clients. This segment also provides commercial banking products and services, such as commercial lending, cash management, equipment leasing, investment and employee benefit programs, succession planning, access to capital markets, and derivatives and foreign exchange to mid size businesses. The company s Key Corporate Bank segment offers real estate capital services, including construction and interim lending, revolving lines of credit, permanent placements, and treasury management. It also provides corporate banking services comprising cash management, interest rate derivatives, and foreign exchange products and services; commercial lending and treasury management; investment banking; derivatives, foreign exchange, and equity and debt underwriting and trading; and syndicated finance products and services to corporations and middle-market companies, as well as equipment financing for companies equipment manufacturers, distributors, and resellers. In addition, this segment manages or offers advice regarding investment portfolios for a client base, such as corporations, labor unions, not-for-profit organizations, governments, and individuals. As of December 31, 2011, the company operated 1,058 retail banking branches in 14 states; a telephone banking call center; and 1,579 automated teller machines in 15 states. KeyCorp was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio..
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..
Ford Motor Co (NYSE:F) - Ford Motor Company engages in the development, manufacture, distribution, and service of vehicles and related parts worldwide. The company operates through two sectors, Automotive and Financial Services. The automotive sector offers vehicles primarily under the Ford and Lincoln brand names. This sector markets cars, trucks, and parts through retail dealers in North America, and through distributors and dealers outside North America. It also sells cars and trucks to dealers for sale to fleet customers, including daily rental car companies, commercial fleet customers, leasing companies, and governments. In addition, this sector provides various after-sale vehicle services and products to retail customers, such as maintenance and light repair, heavy repair, collision repair, vehicle accessories, and extended service contracts under the Ford Service, Lincoln Service, Ford Custom Accessories, Ford Extended Service Plan, and Motorcraft brand names. The Financial Services sector offers various automotive financing products to and through automotive dealers. It provides retail financing, which include retail installment contracts for new and used vehicles; direct financing leases to retail customers, government entities, daily rental car companies, and fleet customers; wholesale financing that comprise loans to dealers to finance the purchase of vehicle inventory; and loans to dealers to finance working capital, purchase dealership real estate, and/or make improvements to dealership facilities, as well as offers insurance services. Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903 and is based in Dearborn, Michigan..
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