(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 3350 companies with "abnormal" market making, 1306 companies with positive Friction Factors and 4970 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. ICEWEB INC (OTCBB:IWEB), CTRIP.COM INTERNATIONAL-ADR (NASDAQ:CTRP), SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO (NYSE:LUV), XEROX CORP (NYSE:XRX), Atrinsic Inc (OTC:ATRN), (NASDAQ:FFN). 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
IWEB $0.013 9.80% 889,869 91.38% 83,920 8.62% 805,949 644,759
CTRP $1.260 6.41% 4,557,455 62.71% 2,565,754 35.30% 1,991,701 15,807
LUV $0.140 1.75% 6,908,089 34.18% 5,507,191 27.25% 1,400,898 100,064
XRX $0.080 1.11% 6,563,907 31.70% 4,937,677 23.84% 1,626,230 203,279
ATRN $0.033 62.26% 3,446,181 73.18% 1,263,205 26.82% 2,182,976 661,508
FFN $0.520 45.22% 3,095,079 59.07% 2,144,661 40.93% 950,418 18,277
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 IWEB with a Net Buy Volume of 805,949 shares and a Friction Factor of 644,759 shares. That means that it takes 644,759 more shares of buying than selling to move IWEB 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.
ICEWEB INC (OTCBB:IWEB) - IceWEB, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells purpose built appliances, and network and cloud attached storage solutions, as well as delivers on-line cloud computing application services. The company offers Iplicity unified network storage solutions for market segments, such as geospatial information systems, entertainment, security and defense, higher education, Internet service providers, managed service providers, oil and gas, and health care. It also offers purpose built network and data appliances, including devices, such as cloud storage appliances, which allow organizations and/or service providers to deploy cloud based storage services to their constituents and customers. These appliances also provide computing resources (processors and memory), data storage, and software for a specific application. In addition, it offers cloud computing products and services, which include IceMAIL, a packaged software service that provides network hosted groupware, email, calendaring, and collaboration functionality; IcePORTAL, which provides customers with an Intranet portal; and IceSECURE, a hosted email encryption service. In addition, the company offers cloud storage appliance, a device configured for either branch office or central site deployment, which allows the housing and delivery of customer data across internal networking infrastructure, as well as to make that data available to employees or business partners securely via the Internet. It sells its products in the United States, Canada, and Europe to various industries, such as geographic information systems; oil and gas; state, local, and federal governments; and health care. IceWEB, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Sterling, Virginia.
CTRIP.COM INTERNATIONAL-ADR (NASDAQ:CTRP) - Ctrip.com International, Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides travel services for hotel accommodations, airline tickets, and packaged tours in the Peoples Republic of China. It also sells independent leisure travelers bundled package-tour products, which include transportation and accommodation, as well as guided tours covering various domestic and international destinations. In addition, the company offers Internet-related advertising, aviation casualty insurance, and air-ticket delivery services. Further, it sells Property Management System, a hotel information software; travel guidebooks, which provide information for independent travelers; and VIP membership cards that allow cardholders to receive discounts from various restaurants, clubs, and bars. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the Peoples Republic of China.
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO (NYSE:LUV) - Southwest Airlines Co. operates as a passenger airline that provides scheduled air transportation in the United States. As of December 31, 2010, the company operated 548 Boeing 737 aircraft and provided service to 69 cities in 35 states. It also sells frequent flyer credits and related services to companies participating in its Rapid Rewards frequent flyer program, such as car rental agencies, hotels, restaurants, and retail locations. The company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
XEROX CORP (NYSE:XRX) - Xerox Corporation engages in the development, manufacture, marketing, service, and finance of document equipment, software, solutions, and services worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Technology, Services, and Other. The Technology segment provides multifunction printers, copiers, digital printing presses, light production devices, and desktop monochrome and color printers for office users. This segment also offers Extensible Interface Platform, a software platform that provides tools to create server based applications; and Xerox Mobile Print Solution, Xerox Mobile Express Driver, and Secure Access Unified ID System. The Services segment offers business process, information technology (IT), and document outsourcing services. Its business process outsourcing services include human resources, customer care, finance and accounting, healthcare payer and insurance, government services and solutions, transportation solutions, and card fare payment solutions. This segments IT outsourcing services comprise data center outsourcing, server outsourcing, network outsourcing, remote infrastructure management, help desk/service desk management, desktop outsourcing, managed storage, utility computing, disaster recovery, security, and IT commercial services. Its document outsourcing services include managed print services; consolidating in-house production and commercial printing; communication processes and back-office functions; designing, authoring, and translating technical documentation; and creating personalized and multi-channel marketing communications. The Other segment primarily sells paper, wide-format systems, and GIS network integration solutions and electronic presentation systems. The company sells its products and solutions through its sales force, as well as through a network of independent agents, dealers, value-added resellers, systems integrators, and the Web. Xerox Corporation was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Atrinsic Inc (OTC:ATRN) - Atrinsic, Inc. operates as a direct to consumer Internet marketing company. The company sells entertainment and lifestyle subscription products direct to consumers through the Internet. It offers Kazaa, a subscription-based digital music service that enables users to download music files and ringtones; GatorArcade, a casual game subscription service that provides access to digital games, arcade games, strategy games, puzzles, and mobile entertainment; and subscription-based lifestyle services and clubs, which offer consumers an access to shopping and entertainment coupons and other services that could be redeemed online. The company also develops and manages search engine marketing campaigns for third party advertising clients, as well as offers online marketing services, including a display media platform, online and business intelligence, and brand protection. In addition, it enables advertisers to use its affiliate network to create partnerships with publishers to drive Website traffic, customer acquisitions, and online sales. Further, the company provides lead generation services. It serves corporate clients, advertisers, and end user consumers. The company was formerly known as New Motion, Inc. and changed its name to Atrinsic, Inc. in June 2009. Atrinsic, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
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