Dec 21, 2012 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) --
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 3965 companies with "abnormal" market making, 3242 companies with positive Friction Factors and 2420 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. Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MU), CISCO SYSTEMS INCORPORATED (NASDAQ:CSCO), RF MICRO DEVICES, INC. (NASDAQ:RFMD), INTEL CORPORATION (NASDAQ:INTC), Lloyds Banking Group PLC (NYSE:LYG), Firesteel Resources Inc (NASDAQ:FTR). 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
MU $-0.120 -1.76% 10,679,059 54.20% 9,020,720 45.78% 1,658,339 Abnormal
CSCO $-0.050 -0.24% 15,682,885 53.02% 13,775,499 46.57% 1,907,386 Abnormal
RFMD $-0.060 -1.35% 3,675,786 60.88% 2,361,982 39.12% 1,313,804 Abnormal
INTC $-0.050 -0.24% 18,347,508 54.43% 15,209,268 45.12% 3,138,240 Abnormal
LYG $-0.010 -0.21% 3,618,605 57.75% 1,264,148 20.17% 2,354,457 Abnormal
FTR $-0.040 -0.89% 10,118,051 60.01% 8,211,420 48.70% 1,906,631 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 MU with 1,658,339 greater shares of buying than selling (NetVol) and the stock price was down $-0.12000. 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.
Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MU) - Micron Technology, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in manufacturing and marketing semiconductor devices worldwide. Its products for data storage and retrieval comprise dynamic random access memory (DRAM) products, including DDR2 and DDR3 for use as main system memory in computers and servers; and other specialty DRAM memory products, such as DDR and DDR2 mobile low power DRAM, DDR, SDRAM, reduced latency DRAM, and pseudo-static RAM used in laptop computers, tablets, and other consumer devices. The company also offers NAND flash memory products, including RealSSD solid-state drives, flash memory cards, CompactFlash and memory stick products, SD memory cards, and JumpDrive products used in mobile phones, MP3/4 players, computers, solid-state drives, tablets, digital still cameras, and other personal and consumer applications. In addition, it resells flash memory products that are purchased from other NAND flash suppliers. Further, Micron Technology, Inc. provides NOR flash memory products that are electrically re-writeable, non-volatile semiconductor memory devices used in consumer electronics, industrial, wired and wireless communications, computing, and automotive applications; and manufactures semiconductor components for CMOS image sensors and other semiconductor products. It markets its products to original equipment manufacturers and retailers through its internal sales force, independent sales representatives, and distributors, as well as through a Web-based customer direct sales channel, and channel and distribution partners. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Boise, Idaho..
CISCO SYSTEMS INCORPORATED (NASDAQ:CSCO) - Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells Internet protocol (IP)-based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. It offers routers that interconnect public and private IP networks for mobile, data, voice, and video applications; switching products, which offer connectivity to end users, workstations, IP phones, access points, and servers; application networking services; and home networking products, such as adapters, gateways, modems, and home network management software products. The company also provides security products comprising span firewall, intrusion prevention, remote access, virtual private network, unified client, Web, and email security products; storage area networking products that deliver connectivity between servers and storage systems; unified communication products to integrate voice, video, data, and mobile applications on fixed and mobile networks; video systems, including digital set-top boxes and digital media products; and wireless systems. In addition, it offers optical networking products, cable access and flip video products, service provider VoIP services, Cisco TelePresence systems, Cisco Unified Computing Systems, physical security and video surveillances, digital media systems, and building systems. Further, the company provides technical support services; and responsive, preventive, and consultative support services for its technologies. Cisco Systems, Inc. has strategic alliances with Accenture Ltd; AT&T Inc.; Cap Gemini S.A.; EMC Corporation; Fujitsu Limited; Intel Corporation; International Business Machines Corporation; Italtel SpA; Johnson Controls Inc.; Microsoft Corporation; Nokia Corporation; Nokia Siemens Networks; Oracle Corporation; SAP AG; Sprint Nextel Corporation; Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.; VMware, Inc.; BMC Software Inc.; and Wipro Limited. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in San Jose, California..
RF MICRO DEVICES, INC. (NASDAQ:RFMD) - RF Micro Devices, Inc. designs and manufactures radio frequency components and compound semiconductors in the United States and internationally. The company provides integrated circuits, including gain blocks, LNAs, PAs, receivers, transmitters, transceivers, modulators, demodulators, attenuators, switches, frequency synthesizers, and voltage-controlled oscillators. It also offers multi-chip modules comprising PA modules, switch-filter modules, active antenna products, VCOs, phase-locked loops, coaxial resonator oscillators, active mixers, variable gain amplifiers, hybrid amplifiers, power doublers, and optical receivers. In addition, the company provides passive components, such as splitters, couplers, mixers, transformers, isolators, and circulators; and foundry services for gallium nitride wafer production. Its products enable worldwide mobility and provide connectivity and support advanced functionality in the cellular handset, wireless infrastructure, wireless local area network, cable television/broadband, and aerospace and defense markets. The company serves commercial, industrial, military, aerospace, and other markets in wireless and wired communications applications. RF Micro Devices, Inc. sells its products to original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers through a network of sales representative firms and distributors. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina..
INTEL CORPORATION (NASDAQ:INTC) - Intel Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of integrated circuits for computing and communications industries worldwide. It offers microprocessor products used in notebooks, netbooks, desktops, servers, workstations, storage products, embedded applications, communications products, consumer electronics devices, and handhelds. The company also provides system on chip products that integrate its core processing functionalities with other system components, such as graphics, audio, and video, onto a single chip. In addition, it offers chipset products that send data between the microprocessor and input, display, and storage devices, including keyboard, mouse, monitor, hard drive, and CD, DVD, or Blu-ray drives; motherboards designed for desktop, server, and workstation platforms, and that has connectors for attaching devices to the bus; and wired and wireless connectivity products consisting of network adapters and embedded wireless cards used to translate and transmit data across networks. Further, the company provides NAND flash memory products primarily used in portable memory storage devices, digital camera memory cards, and solid-state drives; software products comprising operating systems, middleware, and tools used to develop, run, and manage various enterprise, consumer, embedded, and handheld devices; and software development tools that enable the creation of applications. Additionally, it develops computing platforms, which are integrated hardware and software computing technologies designed to offer an optimized solution. The company sells its products principally to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, PC components and other products users, and other manufacturers of industrial and communications equipment. It has a strategic alliance with Scientific Conservation Inc. Intel Corporation was founded in 1968 and is based in Santa Clara, California..
Lloyds Banking Group PLC (NYSE:LYG) - Lloyds Banking Group plc provides various banking and financial services to personal and corporate customers primarily in the United Kingdom. It operates through four segments: Retail, Wholesale, Wealth and International, and Insurance. The Retail segment provides banking, mortgages, and other financial services to personal customers. Its products include current and savings accounts, personal loans, credit cards, and mortgages. This segment also operates as a general insurance and bancassurance distributor and sells a range of long-term savings, investment, and general insurance products. The Wholesale provides banking and related services for multinational corporates and financial institutions, and small and medium-sized businesses. It also provides asset finance to personal and corporate customers; and manages the companys activities in financial markets through its treasury function. In addition, this segment provides risk management and advisory services to corporate and commercial customers; finance for new start-ups; invoice discounting and factoring services; and acquisition finance and private equity services. The Wealth and International segment provides private banking, and wealth and asset management services. It also offers corporate, commercial, and retail banking services internationally. The Insurance segment provides life assurance, pensions, and investment products in Europe, as well as general insurance, including home and payment protection insurance to personal customers. The company was formerly known as Lloyds TSB Group plc and changed its name to Lloyds Banking Group plc in January 2009. Lloyds Banking Group plc was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom..
Firesteel Resources Inc (NASDAQ:FTR) - Frontier Communications Corporation, a communications company, provides regulated and unregulated voice, data, and video services to residential, business, and wholesale customers in the United States. It offers local and long distance voice services, including basic telephone wireline services to residential and business customers; switched access services that allow other carriers to use the facilities to originate and terminate their long distance voice and data traffic; and directory services that provide white and yellow page directories for residential and business listings. The company also provides data and Internet services, which include residential services comprising high-speed Internet, dial up Internet, portal and e-mail products, and hard drive back-up services; and commercial and carriers services, such as metro Ethernet; dedicated Internet; Internet protocol, optical, multiprotocol label switching, and TDM data transport services. In addition, it offers direct broadcast satellite services and fiber optic video services, as well as provides online access to video content, entertainment, and news available on the worldwide Web through its Web site myfitv.com. The company was formerly known as Citizens Communications Company and changed its name to Frontier Communications Corporation in July 2008. Frontier Communications Corporation was founded in 1927 and is based in Stamford, Connecticut..
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