(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) 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 3972 companies with "abnormal" market making, 3313 companies with positive Friction Factors and 2076 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. Aeropostale Inc (NYSE:ARO), Huntsman Corp (NYSE:HUN), Apollo Group Inc (NASDAQ:APOL), US Airways Group Inc (NYSE:LCC), Firesteel Resources Inc (NASDAQ:FTR), Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA). 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
ARO $-0.020 -0.15% 6,870,852 40.77% 4,958,454 29.42% 1,912,398 Abnormal
HUN $-0.210 -1.15% 2,311,283 43.15% 1,445,240 26.98% 866,043 Abnormal
APOL $-0.200 -1.01% 2,565,015 44.39% 1,959,732 33.91% 605,283 Abnormal
LCC $-0.070 -0.46% 2,319,813 44.31% 1,613,844 30.83% 705,969 Abnormal
FTR $-0.010 -0.23% 4,456,122 55.14% 3,622,344 44.82% 833,778 Abnormal
ASNA $-1.260 -6.95% 5,014,119 56.31% 3,732,452 41.91% 1,281,667 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 ARO with 1,912,398 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.
Aeropostale Inc (NYSE:ARO) - A ropostale, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a mall-based specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories. It provides a collection of apparel, including graphic t-shirts, tops, bottoms, sweaters, jeans, outerwear, and accessories for 14 to 17 year-old young women and men. The company also offers casual clothing and accessories focusing on elementary school children between the ages of 4 and 12. As of June 14, 2012, it operated 916 Aeropostale stores in 50 states and Puerto Rico, 70 Aeropostale stores in Canada, and 87 P.S. from Aeropostale stores in 21 states. The company also markets its products through its Websites, aeropostale.com and ps4u.com. The company was formerly known as MSS-Delaware, Inc. and changed its name to A ropostale, Inc. in February 2000. A ropostale, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in New York, New York..
Huntsman Corp (NYSE:HUN) - Huntsman Corporation engages in the manufacture and sale of differentiated organic and inorganic chemical products worldwide. The company offers polyurethane chemicals, including methyl diphenyl diisocyanate, propylene oxide, polyols, propylene glycol, thermoplastic polyurethane, aniline, and methyl tertiary-butyl ether products, which are used to produce rigid and flexible foams, as well as coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers; and performance products, such as amines, carbonates, surfactants, linear alkyl benzene, maleic anhydride, performance chemicals, ethylene glycol, olefins, and technology licenses. It also provides advanced materials comprising epoxy resin compounds and formulations; cross-linking, matting agents, and curing agents; and epoxy, acrylic and polyurethane-based adhesives, and tooling resin formulations. In addition, Huntsman Corporation offers textile chemicals, dyes, and titanium dioxide. The company s products are used in various applications, including adhesives, aerospace, automotive, construction products, durable and non-durable consumer products, electronics, medical, packaging, paints and coatings, power generation, refining, synthetic fiber, textile chemicals, and dye industries. Huntsman Corporation was founded in 1970 and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah..
Apollo Group Inc (NASDAQ:APOL) - Apollo Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides online and on-campus educational programs and services at the undergraduate, master s, and doctoral levels. The company offers various degree programs in arts and sciences, business and management, criminal justice and security, education, health care, human services, nursing, psychology, and technology through its campus locations and learning centers, as well as through its online education delivery system. It also publishes research-based math curricula and adaptive learning software; provides professional training and education through schools located in the United Kingdom; sells books and other publications; offers associate s, bachelor s, and master s degrees in various program areas, as well as certificate programs at its Arizona campus locations and online; and provides bachelor s and master s programs at campuses in Chile and Mexico. In addition, the company offers program development, administration, and management consulting services comprising degree program design, curriculum development, market research, student admissions, and accounting and administrative services to private colleges and universities to establish their programs for working learners; and financial services education programs, including Master of Science in three majors, as well as certification programs in retirement, asset management, and other financial planning areas. Apollo Group, Inc. was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona..
US Airways Group Inc (NYSE:LCC) - US Airways Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides air transportation for passengers and cargo. It offers scheduled passenger service on approximately 3,100 flights daily to 200 communities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and Central and South America; and hourly shuttle service between Boston, LaGuardia, and Washington National. The company operates hubs in Charlotte, Philadelphia, and Phoenix; and a focus city in Washington, D.C. at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. As of December 31, 2011, it operated 340 mainline jets supported by its regional airline subsidiaries and affiliates operating as US Airways Express, which operated 233 regional jets and 50 turboprops. US Airways Group, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona..
Firesteel Resources Inc (NASDAQ:FTR) - Frontier Communications Corporation provides communications services for residential and business customers in the United States. The company offers local and long distance voice services, including basic telephone wireline services to residential and business customers; and packages of communications services. It also provides data and Internet services comprising residential services, such as high-speed Internet, dial up Internet, portal and e-mail products, and hard drive back-up services; commercial services, such as Ethernet, dedicated Internet, multiprotocol label switching, and TDM data transport services; and wireless data services. In addition, the company offers switched access services that allow other carriers to use the facilities to originate and terminate their local and long distance voice and data traffic; and direct broadcast satellite services and fiber optic video services. Further, it sells a range of third-party telecommunications equipment for business customers. 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..
Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA) - Ascena Retail Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of apparel for women and tween girls. Its principal retail brands comprise Justice, Lane Bryant, maurices, dressbarn, and Catherines brands. The company offers apparel, accessories, footwear, and lifestyle products, such as bedroom furnishings and electronics. It also provides intimate apparel, wear-to-work, and casual sportswear, accessories, select footwear, and social occasion apparel; and casual clothing and career wear. As of December 5, 2012, the company operated 3,800 stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Ascena Retail Group, Inc. was founded in 1962 and is based in Suffern, New York..
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