(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 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. Nokia Oyj (NYSE:NOK), UNILEVER N V -NY SHARES (NYSE:UN), RITE AID CORP (NYSE:RAD), Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais (NYSE:CIG), Telefon AB L M Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), (:MRC). 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
NOK $-0.040 -0.94% 31,907,216 37.96% 28,502,432 33.91% 3,404,784 Abnormal
UN $-0.080 -0.25% 5,006,381 62.90% 956,010 12.01% 4,050,371 Abnormal
RAD $-0.030 -1.56% 7,692,883 46.46% 5,505,218 33.25% 2,187,665 Abnormal
CIG $-0.050 -0.20% 1,880,685 44.55% 968,928 22.95% 911,757 Abnormal
ERIC $-0.010 -0.15% 2,969,032 60.64% 1,862,194 38.03% 1,106,838 Abnormal
MRC $-0.080 -0.38% 2,865,969 29.91% 1,894,918 19.78% 971,051 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 NOK with 3,404,784 greater shares of buying than selling (NetVol) and the stock price was down $-0.04000. 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.
Nokia Oyj (NYSE:NOK) - Nokia Corporation manufactures and sells mobile devices, and provides Internet and digital mapping and navigation services worldwide. Its Devices & Services segment develops and manages a portfolio of mobile devices; and services comprising applications and content. It also offers Internet services focusing on navigation, applications and games, music, and mail, as well as on the tools that enable developers to create applications under the Ovi brand name. The companys NAVTEQ segment provides various digital map information and related location-based content and services to mobile device and handset manufacturers, automobile manufacturers and dealers, navigation systems manufacturers, software developers, Internet portals, parcel and overnight delivery services companies, and governmental and quasi-governmental entities. Its map database enables its customers to offer advanced driver assistance systems, dynamic navigation, route planning, location-based services, and geographic information-based products and services to consumer and commercial users. Its Nokia Siemens Networks segment provides mobile and fixed network solutions and related services to operators and service providers. This segment offers various business solutions, such as consulting and systems integration; service management, and charging and billing software; and subscriber database management. It also provides managed services, including network planning, optimization, and network operations; software and hardware maintenance, proactive, and multi-vendor care, as well as competence development services; and project management, turnkey implementations, and energy efficient sites. In addition, this segment offers fixed and mobile network infrastructure comprising Flexi multiradio base stations, packet core products, optical transport systems, and broadband access equipment, as well as network solutions. Nokia Corporation was founded in 1865 and is based in Espoo, Finland.
UNILEVER N V -NY SHARES (NYSE:UN) - Unilever N.V. and its subsidiaries produce and supply fast moving consumer goods in nutrition, hygiene, and personal care categories in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America. It offers savoury, dressings, and spreads, such as soups, bouillons, sauces, snacks, mayonnaise, salad dressings, margarines, spreads, frozen foods, and cooking products under Knorr, Hellmanns, Becel/Flora, Rama/Blue Band, Calve, Wish-Bone, Amora, Ragu, and Bertolli names; ice creams under Cornetto, Magnum, Carte dOr and Solero, Walls, Kibon, Algida, and Ola brands; beverages under Lipton, Brooke Bond, and PG Tips brands; weight management products under SlimFast brand; and nutritionally enhanced products under Annapurna and AdeS brand names. The company also offers personal care products comprising mass skin care, daily hair care, and deodorants products under Dove, Lux, Rexona, Sunsilk, Axe/Lynx, Ponds, Suave, Clear, Lifebuoy, and Vaseline names; oral care products under the Signal and Close Up names; laundry products, such as tablets, powders, and liquids for washing clothing by hand or machine, and soap bars under the Omo, Surf, Comfort, Radiant, and Skip names; and household care products consisting of surface cleaners and bleach under the Cif, Domestos, and Sun/Sunlight names. In addition, it provides solutions for professional chefs and caterers. The company sells its products through its sales force, independent brokers, agents, and distributors to chain, wholesale, co-operative, and independent grocery accounts; food service distributors and institutions; and a network of distribution centers, satellite warehouses, company-operated and public storage facilities, and depots. Unilever N.V. was formerly known as Naamlooze Vennootschap Margarine Unie. The company was founded in 1927 and is based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Unilever N.V. is a subsidiary of The Unilever Group.
RITE AID CORP (NYSE:RAD) - Rite Aid Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates retail drugstores in the United States. The companys drugstores primarily offer pharmacy services. It provides prescription drugs and front end products, which include over-the-counter medications, health and beauty aids, personal care items, cosmetics, household items, beverages, convenience foods, greeting cards, seasonal merchandise, and various other everyday and convenience products, as well as photo processing products. The company sells its products under the Rite Aid brand. It offers its products to customers covered by third party payors, such as insurance companies, prescription benefit management companies, government agencies, private employers or other managed care providers. As of February 27, 2010, the company operated 4,780 retail drugstores in 31 states, as well as in the District of Columbia. It has a strategic alliance with GNC to operate GNC stores within Rite Aid stores. The company was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.
Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais (NYSE:CIG) - Companhia Energetica De Minas Gerais engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power primarily in Rio de Janeiro. As of December 31, 2009, it generated electricity at 54 hydroelectric plants, 3 thermoelectric plants, and 2 wind farms, as well as had a total installed generation capacity of 6,642 megawatts. The company also owned and operated 294,552 miles of distribution lines through which it supplied electricity to approximately 6.8 million consumers. Its transmission network in Minas Gerais consisted of 1,352 miles of 500 kV lines, 1,244 miles of 345 kV lines, and 485 miles of 230 kV lines, as well as 35 substations with a total of 94 transformers and an aggregate transformation capacity of 15,506 MVA. In addition, Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais distributes natural gas in Minas Gerais; provides telecommunication services; and offers national and international consulting services. The company was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Telefon AB L M Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) - LM Ericsson Telephone Company provides communications equipment and related professional services, and multimedia solutions to mobile and fixed network operators worldwide. It operates in five segments: Networks, Professional Services, Multimedia, Sony Ericsson, and ST-Ericsson. The Networks segment provides products and solutions for wireless and wireline access; core networks solutions, including softswitch, IP infrastructure, IP multimedia subsystem, and media gateways; network management tools; and micro-wave and optical transmission solutions for mobile and fixed networks, as well as offers related network rollout services. The Professional Services segment delivers managed services comprising network operations, which include the management of day-to-day operations of customer networks, and hosting of service layer platforms and applications; systems integration services; consulting services, such as decision making, planning, and execution; education programs; and customer support services. The Multimedia segment offers TV solutions for operators, service providers, advertisers, and content providers; multimedia solutions for the consumer and enterprise markets; multimedia brokering solutions, which facilitate payment and distribution of content; service delivering and provisioning platforms that enable operators and service providers to create, sell, and manage multimedia offerings and multi-play offerings. The Sony Ericsson segment delivers mobile phones and accessories. The ST-Ericsson segment engages in the design, development, and creation of mobile platforms and wireless semiconductors. LM Ericsson Telephone Company was founded in 1876 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.
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