Dec 03, 2012 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) --
BUYINS.NET / www.buyins.net, announced today its proprietary Market Maker Friction Factor Report for Friday. 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 Friday there were 4180 companies with "abnormal" market making, 3141 companies with positive Friction Factors and 2377 companies with negative Friction Factors. Here is a list of the top companies with Abnormal Price Friction (bullish bias) in their stock prices. This means that there was more selling than buying in the stocks and their stock prices rose. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), AT&T Inc (NYSE:T), Aes Corp (NYSE:AES), Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:BBY), Aurcrest Gold Inc (NYSE:AGO), Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:MACK). 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
MS $0.010 0.06% 4,030,162 23.54% 6,351,160 37.10% -2,320,998 Abnormal
T $0.220 0.63% 10,362,529 29.00% 14,343,687 40.14% -3,981,158 Abnormal
AES $0.250 2.44% 2,704,507 13.19% 6,858,898 33.44% -4,154,391 Abnormal
BBY $0.160 1.27% 2,308,473 17.79% 7,105,270 54.75% -4,796,797 Abnormal
AGO $0.030 0.25% 715,071 16.83% 2,974,625 70.03% -2,259,554 Abnormal
MACK $0.330 4.80% 772,162 11.26% 3,145,337 45.86% -2,373,175 Abnormal
Analysis of the Friction Factor chart above shows that each of the six stocks mentioned above had more selling than buying on Friday and their stock prices rose. 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 MS with 2,320,998 greater shares of selling than buying (NetVol) and the stock price was up $0.01000. This means the Market Makers were trading the stock in a way inconsistent with normal supply and demand (Economics 101); more selling than buying should cause prices to drop.
Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) - Morgan Stanley, a financial holding company, provides various financial products and services to corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals worldwide. It operates in three segments: Institutional Securities, Global Wealth Management Group, and Asset Management. The Institutional Securities segment offers financial advisory services on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, recapitalizations, spin-offs, exchange offers, and leveraged buyouts and takeover defenses, as well as shareholder relations, capital raising, corporate lending, and investments. This segment also engages in sales, trading, financing, and market-making activities, including equity trading, commodities, and interest rates, credit, and currencies, as well as financing services, such as prime brokerage, consolidated clearance, settlement, custody, financing, and portfolio reporting services. The Global Wealth Management Group segment provides brokerage and investment advisory services covering various investment alternatives comprising equities, options, futures, foreign currencies, precious metals, fixed income securities, mutual funds, structured products, alternative investments, unit investment trusts, managed futures, separately managed accounts, and mutual fund asset allocation programs; education savings programs, financial and wealth planning services, and annuity and insurance products; credit and other lending products; cash management services; retirement services; and trust and fiduciary services. The Asset Management segment offers products and services in equity, fixed income, and alternative investments, such as hedge funds, fund of funds, real estate, private equity, and infrastructure to institutional and retail clients through proprietary and third party distribution channels. This segment also involves in investment and merchant banking activities. The company was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in New York..
AT&T Inc (NYSE:T) - AT&T Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides telecommunication services to consumers, businesses, and other service providers worldwide. Its Wireless segment offers wireless voice communication services, including local wireless communications service, long-distance service, and roaming services. This segment also sells various handsets, wirelessly enabled computers, and personal computer wireless data cards; and accessories comprising carrying cases, hands-free devices, batteries, battery chargers and, other items. This segment sells its products through its own stores, or through agents or third party retail stores. The companys Wireline segment provides voice services, including local and long-distance services, calling card, 1-800 services, conference calling, wholesale switched access service, caller ID, call waiting, and voice mail services; and application management, security service, integration services, customer premises equipment, outsourcing, government-related services, and satellite video services. This segment also offers data services, such as switched and dedicated transport, Internet access and network integration, data equipment, and U-verse services; high-speed connections comprising private lines, packet, dedicated Internet, and enterprise networking services, as well as DSL/broadband, dial-up Internet access, and WiFi products; businesses voice applications over IP-based networks; and local, interstate, and international wholesale networking capacity to other service providers. In addition, its Advertising solutions segment publishes yellow and white pages directories; and sells directory advertising and Internet-based advertising and local search. The company was formerly known as SBC Communications Inc. and changed its name to AT&T Inc. in November 2005 as a result of merger with AT&T Corp. AT&T Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in Dallas, Texas..
Aes Corp (NYSE:AES) - The AES Corporation operates as a global power company. The company owns and operates two businesses, Generation and Utilities. The Generation business owns and/or operates power plants to generate and sell power to wholesale customers, such as utilities and other intermediaries. It generates electricity through various sources, which include coal, gas, hydroelectric, biomass, wind, and solar energy. The Utilities business owns and/or operates utilities to distribute, transmit, and sell electricity to end-user customers in the residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental sectors. As of December 31, 2009, The AES Corporation owned a portfolio of electricity generation and distribution facilities with generation capacity of approximately 40,300 megawatts and distribution networks serving approximately 11 million people in 29 countries. The company was founded in 1981 and is based in Arlington, Virginia..
Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:BBY) - Best Buy Co., Inc. operates as a retailer of consumer electronics, home office products, entertainment products, appliances, and related services primarily in the United States, Europe, Canada, and China. The companys stores offer video products, including televisions, navigation products, digital cameras and accessories, digital camcorders and accessories, e-readers, and DVD and Blu-ray players; and audio products, such as MP3 players and accessories, home theater audio systems and components, musical instruments, and mobile electronics comprising car stereo and satellite radio products. Its stores also provide home office products consisting of notebook and desktop computers, tablets, monitors, mobile phones and related subscription service commissions, hard drives, networking equipment, and related accessories, such as printers; entertainment software products, including video gaming hardware and software, DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, digital downloads, and computer software; and appliances, air conditioners, small electrics, and housewares. In addition, the company offers service contracts, warranties, computer-related services, and product repair, as well as delivery and installation services for home theaters, and mobile audio and appliances; and snacks and beverages. It operates its retail stores and call centers, as well as online retail operations under various brand names, such as Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile, The Carphone Warehouse, Five Star, Future Shop, Geek Squad, Magnolia Audio Video, Napster, Pacific Sales, and The Phone House. The company was formerly known as Sound of Music, Inc. and changed its name to Best Buy Co., Inc. in 1983. Best Buy Co., Inc. was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Richfield, Minnesota..
Aurcrest Gold Inc (NYSE:AGO) - Assured Guaranty Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides credit enhancement products to the public finance, structured finance, and mortgage markets in the United States and internationally. Its credit enhancement products include financial guaranties or other types of financial credit support, including credit derivatives that improve the credit of underlying debt obligations. The company operates in three segments: Financial Guaranty Direct, Financial Guaranty Reinsurance, and Mortgage Guaranty. The Financial Guaranty Direct segment provides an unconditional and irrevocable guaranty that indemnifies the holder of a financial obligation against non-payment of principal and interest when due. The Financial Guaranty Reinsurance segment indemnifies a primary insurance company against part or all of the loss that the latter may sustain under a financial guaranty policy issued. The Mortgage Guaranty segment offers protection to mortgage lending institutions against the default by borrowers on mortgage loans that, at the time of the advance, had a loan to value ratio in excess of a specified ratio. The company markets its products directly to and through financial institutions. Assured Guaranty Ltd. was founded in 2003 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda..
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:MACK) - MACK TRUCKS INC.
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