(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BUYINS.NET / www.buyins.net, announced today its proprietary Market Maker Friction Factor Report for Tuesday. 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 Tuesday there were 3685 companies with "abnormal" market making, 1465 companies with positive Friction Factors and 4109 companies with negative Friction Factors. Here is a list of the top companies with the highest net buy volume on Tuesday 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. Walgreen Co (NYSE:WAG), Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB), Huntington Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:HBAN), RESEARCH IN MOTION (NASDAQ:RIMM), KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY), SAIC Inc (NYSE:SAI). 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
WAG $0.190 0.57% 6,485,982 39.98% 3,714,001 22.89% 2,771,981 145,894
FITB $0.170 1.26% 7,616,663 57.79% 5,558,984 42.18% 2,057,679 121,040
HBAN $0.100 1.61% 10,528,854 56.85% 7,923,457 42.78% 2,605,397 260,540
RIMM $0.040 0.58% 10,646,206 53.41% 9,193,970 46.12% 1,452,236 363,059
KEY $0.080 1.03% 6,593,126 32.92% 4,865,519 24.29% 1,727,607 215,951
SAI $0.020 0.18% 5,497,704 55.24% 1,677,101 16.85% 3,820,603 1,910,302
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 WAG with a Net Buy Volume of 2,771,981 shares and a Friction Factor of 145,894 shares. That means that it takes 145,894 more shares of buying than selling to move WAG higher by one penny. This means the Market Makers are allowing the stock to move up higher as of Tuesday (lower friction). And with one of the highest Net Buy Volumes, the combination of low friction and high net buy volume is bullish.
Walgreen Co (NYSE:WAG) - Walgreen Co., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the operation of a chain of drugstores in the United States. The companys drugstores sell prescription and non-prescription drugs, and general merchandise. Its general merchandise comprises household products, convenience foods, and seasonal items, as well as personal care, beauty care, candy, and photofinishing products. The company offers its products and services through drugstores, as well as through mail, telephone, and the Internet. As of December 17, 2010, it operated 7,650 drugstores in 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The company also owns 37 strip shopping malls. Walgreen Co. was founded in 1901 and is based in Deerfield, Illinois.
Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) - Fifth Third Bancorp operates as a diversified financial services holding company. The companys Commercial Banking segment offers banking, cash management, and financial services; traditional lending and depository products and services; and other services, including foreign exchange and international trade finance, derivatives and capital markets services, asset-based lending, real estate finance, public finance, commercial leasing, and syndicated finance for business, government, and professional customers. Its Branch Banking segment provides deposit and loan, and lease products to individuals and corporations. Its products include checking and savings accounts, home equity loans and lines of credit, credit cards, and loans for automobile and personal financing needs. The companys Consumer Lending segment involves in mortgage and home equity lending activities, such as origination, retention, and servicing of mortgage and home equity loans; and other indirect lending activities, which include loans to consumers through mortgage brokers, automobile dealers, and federal and private student education loans. Its Investment Advisors segment offers investment alternatives for individuals, companies, and not-for-profit organizations. It offers retail brokerage services to individual clients, and broker dealer services to the institutional marketplace. This segment also provides asset management services; holistic strategies to affluent clients in wealth planning, investing, insurance, and wealth protection; and advisory services for institutional clients, as well as advises the companys proprietary family of mutual funds. As of December 31, 2009, the company operated 1,309 full-service banking centers, including 103 Bank Mart locations and 2,358 Jeanie ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Missouri, and Georgia. The company was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Huntington Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:HBAN) - Huntington Bancshares Incorporated operates as the holding company for The Huntington National Bank that provides commercial and consumer banking services. It offers deposit products, including checking accounts, savings accounts, interest bearing and non-interest bearing demand deposits, time deposits, money market deposits, and brokered deposits and negotiable certificate of deposits. The companys loan portfolio comprises home equity loans and lines of credit, first mortgage loans, direct installment loans, small business loans, automobile loans and leases, residential mortgage loans, commercial and industrial loans and leases, and commercial real estate loans. It also provides retail and commercial insurance agency services; and an array of insurance products, including individual life insurance products, such as basic term-life insurance, estate planning, group life and health insurance, property and casualty insurance, mortgage title insurance, and reinsurance for payment protection products. In addition, the company offers trust, asset management, investment advisory, brokerage, and private banking products and services; and investment banking, sales and trading of securities, mezzanine capital financing, and interest rate risk management products for corporate and institutional customers. Further, Huntington Bancshares provides mortgage banking, equipment leasing, and other financial products and services; and Internet banking and telephone banking services. As of December 31, 2009, the company operated 340 banking offices in Ohio, 115 in Michigan, 56 in Pennsylvania, 50 in Indiana, 28 in West Virginia, and 13 banking offices in Kentucky, as well as 9 private banking offices in Florida, 1 foreign office in the Cayman Islands, and 1 foreign office in Hong Kong. It also operated approximately 1,300 automated teller machines. The company was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.
RESEARCH IN MOTION (NASDAQ:RIMM) - Research In Motion Limited (RIM) designs, manufactures, and markets wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. The company, through the development of integrated hardware, software, and services, provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information, including email, phone, short messaging service, and Internet and Intranet-based applications and browsing. Its products and services principally comprise the BlackBerry wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld product line, software development tools, and other software and hardware. The companys BlackBerry smartphones use wireless, push-based technology that delivers data to mobile users business and consumer applications. Its BlackBerry smartphone portfolio includes BlackBerry Bold series, the BlackBerry Torch, BlackBerry Curve series, the BlackBerry Style, BlackBerry Storm series, the BlackBerry Tour, BlackBerry Pearl series, and the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. The companys BlackBerry enterprise solutions comprise BlackBerry enterprise server, BlackBerry enterprise server express, BlackBerry mobile voice system, and hosted BlackBerry services. Its technology also enables third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services through software development kits, wireless connectivity to data, and third-party support programs. In addition, the company offers BlackBerry technical support services, non-warranty repairs, and nonrecurring engineering services. Further, it provides BlackBerry App World that offers BlackBerry smartphone users an electronic catalogue that aids in the discovery and download/purchase of applications directly from their BlackBerry smartphone. The company markets and sells its BlackBerry wireless solutions primarily through global wireless communications carriers, and third party distribution channels. Research In Motion Limited was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Waterloo, Canada.
KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) - KeyCorp operates as a holding company for KeyBank National Association that provides various banking services in the United States. The companys 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. Its Corporate Bank segment offers real estate capital banking services, including construction and interim lending, permanent debt placements and servicing, equity and investment banking, and other commercial banking products and services to developers, brokers, and owner-investors. This segment also provides corporate banking services comprising cash management, interest rate derivatives, and foreign exchange products and services; commercial lending, treasury management, investment banking, derivatives, foreign exchange, equity and debt underwriting and trading, and syndicated finance products and services; and equipment financing services to corporations and middle-market companies. The company also offers personal and corporate trust services, principal investing, community development financing, securities underwriting and brokerage, and merchant services. As of December 31, 2009, it operated 1,033 retail banking branches in 14 states; a telephone banking call center; and 1,531 automated teller machines in 15 states. The company was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
SAIC Inc (NYSE:SAI) - SAIC, Inc. provides scientific, engineering, systems integration, and technical services and solutions to various branches of the U.S. military, agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the other U.S. government civil agencies, state and local government agencies, foreign governments, and customers in select commercial markets. Its Government segment provides a range of technical services and solutions in the areas of systems engineering, software development, IT outsourcing, cyber security, secure information sharing and collaboration, data processing and analysis, communication systems and infrastructure, logistics and product support, research and development, environmental consulting, energy and utilities, design and construction, securing critical infrastructure, homeland security, geospatial solutions, and space. The companys Commercial segment provides various IT systems integration and advanced technical services, including applications and IT infrastructure management, data lifecycle management, and business transformation services to oil and gas, utilities, and life sciences industries. In addition, it offers business, engineering, energy, and infrastructure consulting services; language translation, interpretation, and training services; architectural design services; information systems and communications, and rapid prototyping of technical solutions and products focused on support to intelligence and special warfare operations; and research and development services for chemical and biological detection, infrastructure assessment and protection, life science research, rapid response equipment and support, and sensor systems and integration. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.
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