(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 4224 companies with "abnormal" market making, 4536 companies with positive Friction Factors and 953 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), EMC Corp (NYSE:EMC), PSS World Medical Inc (NASDAQ:PSSI), Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDRX), American Eagle Outfitters Inc (NYSE:AEO), Dole Food Company Inc (NYSE:DOLE). 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 $-0.160 -1.64% 8,559,729 38.43% 7,356,157 33.03% 1,203,572 Abnormal
EMC $-0.460 -1.82% 15,855,177 37.28% 11,838,868 27.84% 4,016,309 Abnormal
PSSI $-0.010 -0.03% 1,800,179 60.59% 1,170,189 39.38% 629,990 Abnormal
MDRX $-0.120 -1.27% 4,004,381 54.62% 3,320,351 45.29% 684,030 Abnormal
AEO $-0.450 -2.18% 3,038,098 47.43% 1,597,396 24.94% 1,440,702 Abnormal
DOLE $-1.540 -13.43% 3,768,136 35.59% 3,088,426 29.17% 679,710 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 1,203,572 greater shares of buying than selling (NetVol) and the stock price was down $-0.16000. 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..
EMC Corp (NYSE:EMC) - EMC Corporation develops, delivers, and supports information infrastructure and virtual infrastructure technologies and solutions. The companys Information Storage segment offers networked information storage systems and software, which are deployed in storage area network (SAN), networked attached storage (NAS), unified storage combining NAS and SAN, content addressed storage, and direct attached storage environments. Its Content Management and Archiving segment provides software, which optimizes business processes, as well as creates, manages, delivers, and archives information from documents and discussions, e-mail, Web pages, images, XML, reports, records, rich media, and application data. The companys RSA Information Security segment delivers products, packaged solutions, and services to guard the integrity and confidentiality of information throughout its lifecycle. This segment offers solutions in identity assurance and access control, data loss prevention, encryption and key management, compliance and security information management, and fraud protection. Its principal products include RSA enVision, the RSA Data Loss Prevention (DLP) 7.0 Suite, RSA Share Project, and the RSA Adaptive Authentication platform. EMC Corporations VMware Virtual Infrastructure business offers virtual infrastructure solutions and services to address a range of IT problems that include cost and operational inefficiencies, business continuity, software lifecycle management, and desktop management. The company also provides consulting, technology deployment, managed, customer support, and training and certification services. It sells its products and services through direct sales and multiple distribution channels in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, South Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Hopkinton, Massachusetts..
PSS World Medical Inc (NASDAQ:PSSI) - PSS World Medical, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes medical products and equipment, pharmaceutical products, healthcare information technology, and billing services to alternate-site healthcare providers in the United States. It operates in two segments, Physician Business and Elder Care Business. The Physician Business segment distributes approximately 158,600 various products consisting of medical-surgical disposable supplies, pharmaceuticals, diagnostic equipment, non-diagnostic equipment, and healthcare information technology solutions. As of April 2, 2010, it operated a distribution network consisting of 27 full-service distribution centers, 34 break-freight locations, and 2 redistribution facilities. The Elder Care Business segment distributes approximately 47,100 medical and related products consisting of medical supplies, incontinent supplies and personal care items, enteral feeding supplies, point of care testing devices, advanced wound care, home medical equipment, and other supplies required by the long-term care patient. It also provides Medicare Part B and Medicaid billing services to the assisted living market. This segment serves independent, regional, and national nursing home facilities, home health agencies, assisted living centers, hospices, and home medical equipment dealers. As of the above date, it operated a distribution network consisting of 13 full-service distribution centers, 7 break-freight locations, 6 ancillary service centers, and 2 redistribution centers. The company was founded in 1983 and is based in Jacksonville, Florida..
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDRX) - Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. provides clinical, financial, connectivity, and information solutions and related professional services to hospitals, physicians, and post-acute organizations primarily in the United States. Its clinical software applications include acute care and ambulatory electronic health records, physician practice management, revenue cycle management for hospitals and physicians, clearinghouse services, electronic prescribing, stand-alone emergency department information systems, and various solutions for home care and other post-acute organizations. The company also offers related installation and training services; electronic claims administration services; remote hosting services; and information technology outsourcing of software, as well as resells related hardware products. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. is based in Chicago, Illinois..
American Eagle Outfitters Inc (NYSE:AEO) - American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. operates as an apparel and accessories retailer in the United States and Canada. The company offers denim wear, sweaters, graphic t-shirts, fleece, outerwear, and accessories targeting 15 to 25 year old girls and guys under the American Eagle brand name; and clothing and accessories for kids through online under the 77kids by american eagle brand name. It also provides a collection of Dormwear, intimates, and personal care products for girls under the aerie by American Eagle brand name. In addition, the company sells merchandise through its e-commerce Web sites, including ae.com, aerie.com, and 77kids.com. As of March 10, 2010, it operated 939 American Eagle Outfitters stores and 137 aerie standalone stores. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
Dole Food Company Inc (NYSE:DOLE) - Dole Food Company, Inc. engages in sourcing, growing, processing, marketing, and distributing fresh fruits and vegetables, and food products to wholesale, retail, and institutional customers worldwide. It operates in three segments: Fresh Fruit, Fresh Vegetables, and Packaged Foods. The Fresh Fruit segment is involved in growing and selling bananas under the DOLE brand name primarily in North America, Europe, and Asia; ripening and distributing DOLE and non-DOLE branded fresh produce in Europe; growing, sourcing, and selling fresh pineapples under the DOLE TROPICAL GOLD label; and exporting Chilean fruits, including grapes, apples, pears, stone fruits, and kiwifruits primarily to North America, Latin America, and Europe. The Fresh Vegetables segment engages in sourcing, harvesting, cooling, distributing, and marketing various fresh and fresh-cut vegetables, including iceberg lettuce, red and green leaf lettuce, romaine lettuce, butter lettuce, celery, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, brussels sprouts, green onions, asparagus, snow peas, artichokes, and radishes, as well as strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. This segment also processes and markets value-added vegetable products, such as packaged salads and packaged fresh-cut vegetables. The Packaged Foods segment produces and markets canned pineapples, canned pineapple juice, fruit juice concentrate, fruit parfaits, snack foods, and frozen fruits, as well as fruits in plastic cups, jars, and pouches. Its principal customers include mass merchandisers and supermarkets. Dole Food Company, Inc. was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in Westlake Village, California..
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