(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 3510 companies with "abnormal" market making, 4389 companies with positive Friction Factors and 1809 companies with negative Friction Factors. Here is a list of the top companies with the highest net buy volume on Thursday 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. BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (NYSE:BAC), MICROSOFT CORPORATION (NASDAQ:MSFT), Oracle Corp (NASDAQ:ORCL), News Corp (NASDAQ:NWSA), Vale SA (NYSE:VALE), WESTERN SIERRA MINING CORP (OTC:WSRA). 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
BAC $0.300 3.39% 75,720,026 34.57% 66,157,405 30.21% 9,562,621 318,754
MSFT $0.650 2.13% 20,420,815 53.78% 17,534,604 46.18% 2,886,211 44,403
ORCL $0.550 1.95% 14,787,932 54.95% 12,071,031 44.86% 2,716,901 49,398
NWSA $0.490 2.57% 10,035,877 72.07% 3,877,168 27.84% 6,158,709 125,688
VALE $1.140 5.07% 12,270,221 31.54% 9,581,929 24.63% 2,688,292 23,582
WSRA $0.011 108.00% 10,334,164 55.93% 8,102,165 43.85% 2,231,999 2,066,666
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 BAC with a Net Buy Volume of 9,562,621 shares and a Friction Factor of 318,754 shares. That means that it takes 318,754 more shares of buying than selling to move BAC higher by one penny. This means the Market Makers are allowing the stock to move up higher as of Thursday (lower friction). And with one of the highest Net Buy Volumes, the combination of low friction and high net buy volume is bullish.
BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (NYSE:BAC) - Bank of America Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial services to individuals, small- and middle-market businesses, corporations, and governments primarily in the United States and internationally. The companys Deposits segment generates savings accounts, money market savings accounts, certificate of deposits and IRAs, and checking accounts; and Global Card Services segment provides the U.S. consumer and business card, consumer lending, international card and debit card services. Its Home Loans & Insurance segment offers fixed and adjustable-rate first-lien mortgage loans for home purchase and refinancing needs, reverse mortgages, home equity lines of credit, and home equity loans, as well as property, casualty, life, disability, and credit insurance. The companys Global Commercial Banking segment provides commercial loans and commitment facilities, real estate lending, leasing, trade finance, short-term credit, asset-based lending, and indirect consumer loans; and capital management and treasury solutions, such as treasury management, foreign exchange, and short-term investing options. Its Global Banking & Markets segment provides financial products, advisory services, financing, securities clearing, settlement, and custody services; debt and equity underwriting and distribution, merger-related advisory services, and risk management products; and integrated working capital management and treasury solutions. The companys Global Wealth & Investment Management segment offers advisory services, team-based investment advice and guidance, brokerage services, and wealth management solutions, as well as retirement services. Bank of America Corporation serves customers through a network of approximately 5,900 banking centers and 18,000 automated teller machines. The company was founded in 1874 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
MICROSOFT CORPORATION (NASDAQ:MSFT) - Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. The companys Windows & Windows Live Division segment offers Windows operating system, Windows Live, and Internet Explorer. It offers Windows operating system, which include Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP Home, as well as Windows Live suite of applications and Web services. Microsofts Server and Tools segment provides Windows Server operating systems, Windows Azure, Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Azure, Visual Studio, Silverlight, System Center products, Biz Talk server, Microsoft consulting services, and product support services. This segment also provides enterprise consulting and product support 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 companys Online Services Division segment offers online information products, such as Bing, MSN portals, and channels; and an online advertising platform for publishers and advertisers. Microsofts Microsoft Business Division segment offers Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint, and Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM, as well as Microsoft Office Web Apps. The companys Entertainment and Devices Division segment develops, produces, and markets the Xbox 360 platform; PC software games; online games and services; Mediaroom, an Internet protocol television software; Windows Phone and Windows Embedded device platforms; the Zune digital music and entertainment platform; and application software for Apples Macintosh computers, Microsoft PC hardware products, and other devices. This segment also involves in retail and marketing of packaged versions of the Microsoft Office system and the Windows operating systems. Microsoft was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.
Oracle Corp (NASDAQ:ORCL) - Oracle Corporation, an enterprise software company, develops, manufactures, markets, distributes, and services database and middleware software, applications software, and hardware systems worldwide. It engages in licensing database and middleware software, including database, application server and application grid, SOA suite and business process management, data migration and integration, business intelligence, identity and access management, content management, portal and user interaction, developer tools, Oracle enterprise manager, and Java platform. The company also offers application software, including enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, enterprise performance management, supply chain management, business intelligence applications, enterprise project portfolio management, and industry-specific applications; and software license updates and product support services. In addition, it provides hardware systems products, such as servers, storage products, Solaris operating system and other hardware-related software, and networking components and products; and hardware systems support services. Further, the company offers consulting services, which include enterprise architecture design and implementation, business/IT strategy alignment, business process simplification, solution integration, and product implementation, enhancements, and upgrades; on demand and advanced customer services; and training services, as well as certification programs. It markets and sells its products directly, as well as through resellers, system integrators/implementers, consultants, education providers, Internet service providers, network integrators, and independent software vendors to various industries, government agencies, and educational institutions. The company has a strategic alliance with Cap Gemini S.A. to market and implement Oracle Revenue Management for public. Oracle was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.
News Corp (NASDAQ:NWSA) - News Corporation operates as a diversified media company worldwide. Its Cable Network Programming segment engages in producing and licensing programming distributed through cable television systems and direct broadcast satellite operators primarily in the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. The companys Filmed Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures for distribution and licensing in various formats in entertainment media, as well as produces and licenses television programming worldwide. Its Television segment broadcasts network programming and operates 27 broadcast television stations in the United States. The companys Direct Broadcast Satellite Television segment distributes programming services via satellite and broadband directly to subscribers in Italy. Its Publishing segment involves in the publication of 4 national newspapers in the United Kingdom; approximately 146 newspapers in Australia; and a metropolitan newspaper and a national newspaper in the United States, as well as in the provision of information services. This segment also publishes English language books worldwide; and publishes free-standing inserts and offers in-store marketing products and services in the United States and Canada. The companys Other segment provides display advertising in outdoor locations, primarily in the Russian Federation and eastern Europe. News Corporation was founded in 1922 and is based in New York, New York.
Vale SA (NYSE:VALE) - Vale S.A., through its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified metals and mining company worldwide. The company produces iron ore and iron ore pellets, nickel, manganese ore, ferroalloys, kaolin, and pig iron. It also engages in producing bauxite, alumina, aluminum, copper, metallurgical and thermal coal, metallurgical coke and methanol, cobalt, potash, and other non-ferrous minerals, as well as precious metals, including platinum-group metals, gold, and silver. In addition, the company operates logistics systems in Brazil, including railroads, maritime terminals, and a port. Further, it engages in power generation through hydro and oil and gas resources; and steel production. The company was formerly known as Companhia Vale do Rio Doce. Vale S.A. was founded in 1942 and is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
WESTERN SIERRA MINING CORP (OTC:WSRA) - Western Sierra Mining Corp., an exploration stage company, engages in the exploration and mining of mineral properties in Arizona and Nevada. It principally explores for gold, silver, platinum, and other metals and minerals. The company holds interests in the Gold Basin claims located on approximately 332 acres in central Arizona; the Gold River mines situated in the Bradshaw Mountains; the Blue Bell and De Soto mines located on the southeastern slopes of the Bradshaw Mountains; and the Mud Springs property situated in Crescent Valley. It also provides a range of services to the mining industry, including project management, project certifications and evaluations, mine engineering, and environmental permitting. The company was founded in 1907 and is based in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
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