(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 3606 companies with "abnormal" market making, 1288 companies with positive Friction Factors and 4586 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), Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MU), Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ACI), NII Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:NIHD), GAZPROM OAO-SPON ADR (OTC:OGZPY), 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
ANR $-1.170 -12.16% 13,677,230 39.24% 11,536,189 33.09% 2,141,041 Abnormal
MU $-0.170 -2.79% 21,138,223 53.37% 18,423,322 46.51% 2,714,901 Abnormal
ACI $-1.110 -12.82% 12,143,232 37.44% 10,338,820 31.88% 1,804,412 Abnormal
NIHD $-0.480 -6.79% 6,877,194 62.20% 4,156,095 37.59% 2,721,099 Abnormal
OGZPY $-0.270 -2.91% 4,041,954 84.20% 585,812 12.20% 3,456,142 Abnormal
FTR $-0.040 -0.88% 6,756,461 58.55% 4,764,666 41.29% 1,991,795 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 2,141,041 greater shares of buying than selling (NetVol) and the stock price was down $-1.17000. 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..
Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MU) - Micron Technology, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and marketing of semiconductor devices worldwide. Its products include dynamic random access memory (DRAM) products that provide data storage and retrieval, which include DDR2 and DDR3; and other specialty DRAM memory products, including DDR, SDRAM, DDR and DDR2 mobile low power DRAM, pseudo-static RAM, and reduced latency DRAM. The company also offers NAND flash memory products, which are electrically re-writeable and non-volatile semiconductor devices that retain content when power is turned off. In addition, it provides NOR flash memory products that are electrically re-writeable and non-volatile semiconductor memory devices; phase change memory products; and image sensor products. Micron Technologys products are used in a range of electronic applications, including personal computers, workstations, network servers, mobile phones, flash memory cards, USB storage devices, digital still cameras, MP3/4 players, and in automotive applications. It sells its products to original equipment manufacturers and retailers through internal sales force, independent sales representatives, and distributors, as well as through a Web-based customer direct sales channel. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Boise, Idaho..
Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ACI) - Arch Coal, Inc. engages in the production and sale of steam and metallurgical coal from surface and underground mines located throughout the United States As of December 31, 2010, it operated or contracted out the operation of 23 active mines; and owned or controlled approximately 4.4 billion tons of estimated proven and probable recoverable reserves. The company owned or controlled primarily through long-term leases, approximately 100,132 acres of coal land in West Virginia; 107,812 acres of coal land in Wyoming; 98,982 acres of coal land in Illinois; 73,361 acres of coal land in Utah; 49,069 acres of coal land in Kentucky; 18,114 acres of coal land in Montana; 21,798 acres of coal land in New Mexico; and 18,521 acres of coal land in Colorado, as well as owned or controlled through long-term leases smaller parcels of property in Alabama, Indiana, and Texas. Arch Coal, Inc. sells its products to coal-fueled power plants, industrial facilities, and steel mills worldwide. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri..
NII Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:NIHD) - NII Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides wireless communication services to businesses and individuals primarily in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, and Chile. Its services include mobile telephone services comprising various calling features, such as speakerphone, conference calling, voice-mail, call forwarding, and additional line service; and Nextel Direct Connect service, which allows subscribers anywhere on its network to talk to each other on a push-to-talk basis, private one-to-one call, or on a group call. The company also offers International Direct Connect service, which allows subscribers to communicate with its subscribers in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Chile, the United States, and Canada. In addition, it provides various services, such as text messaging; mobile Internet; e-mail services; location-based services, which include the use of global positioning system technologies, digital media services, and Java enabled business applications; and international roaming services. Further, the company offers two-way radio service. NII Holdings, Inc. provides its products and services under the Nextel brand name. The company sells its products and services through direct sales representatives, indirect sales agents, telesales, Nextel retail stores, shopping center kiosks, and Web site. It was formerly known as Nextel International, Inc. and changed its name to NII Holdings, Inc. in December 2001. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Reston, Virginia..
GAZPROM OAO-SPON ADR (OTC:OGZPY) - OAO Gazprom, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, production, transportation, and sale of gas in the Russian Federation and internationally. The company also involves in the production and processing of crude oil, gas condensates, and other hydrocarbons; and sale of refined products. In addition, it engages in the generation and sale of electric and heat energy; storage of gas; and construction, banking, and production of other goods, works, and services. As of December 31, 2009, the company had proved and probable reserves of approximately 21.9 trillion cubic meters of natural gas, 727.2 million tons of gas condensate, and 1,154.0 million tons of oil for a total of 140.2 bboe. It also owned 160.4 thousand kilometers long gas pipeline system, including 215 compressor stations on the pipelines with a total capacity of approximately 42.0 thousand MW; and owned and operated 25 underground gas storage facilities in the Russian Federation. The company is based in Moscow, the Russian Federation..
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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