(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BUYINS.NET / www.buyins.net, announced today its proprietary Market Maker Friction Factor Report for Wednesday. 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 Wednesday there were 4066 companies with "abnormal" market making, 3153 companies with positive Friction Factors and 2036 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. Alpha Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:ANR), Lam Research Corp (NASDAQ:LRCX), Sierra Pacific Resources Pies (NYSE:SRC), U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), HUNTINGTON BANCSHARES INCORPORATED (NASDAQ:HBAN), Corning Inc (NYSE:GLW). 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
ANR $-0.020 -0.28% 3,743,861 36.30% 3,127,552 30.32% 616,309 Abnormal
LRCX $-0.040 -0.12% 1,821,935 69.45% 788,995 30.08% 1,032,940 Abnormal
SRC $-0.120 -0.77% 641,406 72.59% 90,753 10.27% 550,653 Abnormal
USB $-0.230 -0.71% 1,785,390 37.82% 1,191,084 25.23% 594,306 Abnormal
HBAN $-0.030 -0.49% 3,310,906 55.70% 2,629,644 44.24% 681,262 Abnormal
GLW $-0.060 -0.54% 4,558,285 33.37% 4,038,429 29.56% 519,856 Abnormal
Analysis of the Friction Factor chart above shows that each of the six stocks mentioned above had more buying than selling on Wednesday 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 ANR with 616,309 greater shares of buying than selling (NetVol) and the stock price was down $-0.02000. 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.
Alpha Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:ANR) - Alpha Natural Resources, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the production, processing, and sale of coal in the United States. The company offers metallurgical coal for use in the steel-making process; and thermal coal to electric utilities and manufacturing industries. It operates 66 mines and 13 coal preparation plants in Northern and Central Appalachia, and the Powder River Basin regions. The company sells coal to electric utilities, steel and coke producers, industrial customers, and energy traders and brokers. Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is based in Abingdon, Virginia..
Lam Research Corp (NASDAQ:LRCX) - Lam Research Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, marketing, and service of semiconductor processing equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. It offers etch products, including dielectric; conductor; micro-electromechanical systems and deep silicon; and three-dimensional integrated circuits, which are used in etching process. The company also provides single-wafer wet clean and plasma-based bevel clean systems, which are used in post-etch/post-strip cleaning and pre-diffusion/pre-deposition cleaning process. Lam Research Corporation sells its products and services primarily to companies involved in the production of semiconductors in the United States, Europe, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and the Asia Pacific. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Fremont, California..
Sierra Pacific Resources Pies (NYSE:SRC) - Sierra Pacific Resources Pies.
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) - U.S. Bancorp, a financial bank holding company, provides various banking and financial services in the United States. It generates various deposit products, including checking accounts, savings accounts, money market savings, and time certificates of deposit accounts. The company originates a portfolio of loans comprising commercial loans and lease financing; commercial real estate; residential mortgage; and retail loans, including credit card, retail leasing, home equity and second mortgages, and other retail loans. It also offers wholesale lending, equipment finance, small-ticket leasing, depository, treasury management, capital markets, foreign exchange, and international trade services to middle market, large corporate, commercial real estate, and public sector clients. In addition, U.S. Bancorp provides telebanking, online banking, direct mail, and automated teller machine (ATM) services. The company, through other subsidiaries, provides trust, private banking, financial advisory, investment management, retail brokerage services, insurance, and custody and mutual fund services; and payment services, including consumer and business credit cards, stored-value cards, debit cards, corporate and purchasing card services, consumer lines of credit, ATM processing, and merchant processing. U.S. Bancorp primarily serves individuals, estates, foundations, business corporations, and charitable organizations. As of November 12, 2010, it operated 3,013 bank branches and 5,323 ATMs. U.S. Bancorp was formerly known as Firstar Corporation and changed its name on February 28, 2001. The company was founded in 1863 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota..
HUNTINGTON BANCSHARES INCORPORATED (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..
Corning Inc (NYSE:GLW) - Corning Incorporated manufactures and processes specialty glass and ceramics products worldwide. It operates in five segments: Display Technologies, Telecommunications, Environmental Technologies, Specialty Materials, and Life Sciences. The Display Technologies segment manufactures glass substrates for active matrix liquid crystal displays (LCDs) that are used primarily in notebook computers, flat panel desktop monitors, and LCD televisions. The Telecommunications segment produces optical fiber and cable, and hardware and equipment products, such as cable assemblies, fiber optic hardware, fiber optic connectors, optical components and couplers, closures and pedestals, splice and test equipment, and other accessories for optical connectivity to the telecommunications industry. This segment also offers optical fiber technology products for various applications, such as premises, fiber-to-the-premises access, metropolitan, long-haul, and submarine networks. The Environmental Technologies segment offers ceramic technologies for emissions and pollution control in mobile and stationary applications, including automotive and diesel substrate, and filter products. The Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide approximately 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics, and fluoride crystals used in commercial and industrial markets. The Life Sciences segment provides general labware and equipment, as well as tools for cell culture and bioprocess, genomics and proteomics, and high-throughput screening. This segment also develops and produces various technologies, such as the Corning HYPERFlask Cell Culture Vessel for increased cell yields; and other novel surfaces, which include the Corning CellBIND Surface and the Corning Osteo-Assay surface. The company was formerly known as Corning Glass Works and changed its name to Corning Incorporated in April 1989. Corning Incorporated was founded in 1851 and is based in Corning, New York..
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