(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BUYINS.NET / www.buyins.net, announced today its proprietary Market Maker Friction Factor Report for Tuesday. 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 Tuesday there were 4009 companies with "abnormal" market making, 3417 companies with positive Friction Factors and 2010 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. Alumina Ltd (NYSE:AWC), TIME WARNER INC. (NYSE:TWX), Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MU), H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB), Appulse Corp (NYSE:APL), SANDRIDGE ENERGY, INC. (NYSE:SD). 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
AWC $-0.160 -3.46% 710,375 77.45% 107,870 11.76% 602,505 Abnormal
TWX $-0.450 -0.89% 2,502,137 33.58% 1,915,514 25.71% 586,623 Abnormal
MU $-0.010 -0.13% 11,250,696 53.28% 9,864,299 46.72% 1,386,397 Abnormal
HRB $-0.080 -0.34% 2,341,203 40.42% 1,721,830 29.72% 619,373 Abnormal
APL $-0.960 -2.82% 747,250 72.19% 169,112 16.34% 578,138 Abnormal
SD $-0.030 -0.48% 7,257,193 33.45% 6,611,253 30.47% 645,940 Abnormal
Analysis of the Friction Factor chart above shows that each of the six stocks mentioned above had more buying than selling on Tuesday 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 AWC with 602,505 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.
Alumina Ltd (NYSE:AWC) - Alumina Limited, through its 40% equity interest in Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals, engages in the bauxite mining, alumina refining, and aluminum smelting businesses. It has interests in eight alumina refineries and eight bauxite mines, as well as operates two aluminum smelters in Victoria, Australia. The company also owns interests in a network of mines, refineries, and smelters in the United States, Guinea, Suriname, Jamaica, Brazil, and Spain. In addition, it owns and operates a shipping operation that transports alumina, aluminum, and raw materials worldwide. The company, formerly known as WMC Limited, was founded in 1970 and is based in Southbank, Australia..
TIME WARNER INC. (NYSE:TWX) - Time Warner Inc. operates as a media and entertainment company in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Networks, Film and TV Entertainment, and Publishing. The Networks segment provides domestic and international networks, premium pay and basic tier television programming services, and digital media properties, which primarily consist of brand-aligned Websites. Its premium pay television services consist of the multi-channel HBO and Cinemax premium pay television services. This segment provides programming to cable system operators, satellite service distributors, telephone companies, and other distributors; sells advertising, as well as engages in the sale of DVDs and Blu-ray Discs, and domestic and international licensing of original programming to television networks and in syndication. The Film and TV Entertainment segment produces and distributes feature films, television and other programming, and videogames; distributes home video products; and licenses rights to its feature films, television programming, and characters. The Publishing segment publishes magazines and books; and operates various Websites, as well as engages in marketing services and direct-marketing businesses. This segment publishes magazines on style and entertainment, lifestyle, news, and sports. The company s brands include TNT, TBS, CNN, HBO, Cinemax, Warner Bros., New Line Cinema, People, Sports Illustrated, and Time. Time Warner Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in New York, New York..
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..
H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB) - H&R Block, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the provision of tax preparation and related services to the general public in the United States, Canada, and Australia. It offers assisted income tax return preparation and related services through a system of retail offices operated directly by the company or by franchisees; and online tax services, including tax advice, professional and do-it-yourself tax return preparation, and electronic filing services through its Website at hrblock.com. The company also develops and markets H&R Block At Home, an income tax preparation software; and provides refund anticipation checks, Peace of Mind guarantee, and H&R Block Prepaid Emerald Mastercard and Emerald Advance lines of credit. In addition, it offers traditional banking services, such as checking and savings accounts, individual retirement accounts, and certificates of deposit. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri..
Appulse Corp (NYSE:APL) - Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P. engages in the gathering and processing segments of the midstream natural gas industry. It owns and operates 12 active gas processing plants and 18 gas treating facilities, as well as approximately 9,800 miles of active intrastate gas gathering pipeline in Oklahoma, southern Kansas, northern and western Texas, and Tennessee. The company also owns a 20% interest in West Texas LPG Pipeline Limited Partnership, which operates the West Texas LPG natural gas liquids transportation pipeline. It provides gas gathering, compression, processing, and treating services to its customers. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P. operates as a subsidiary of Arkhan Corporation..
SANDRIDGE ENERGY, INC. (NYSE:SD) - SandRidge Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an independent natural gas and oil company in the United States. The company engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas properties. Its Exploration and Production segment explores for, develops, and produces natural gas and oil reserves with focus on the Mid-Continent and Permian Basin. This segment also operates leasehold positions in the West Texas Overthrust (WTO), Gulf Coast, and Gulf of Mexico. The company s Drilling and Oil Field Services segment is involved in the contract drilling of oil and natural gas wells primarily in the west Texas region. This segment also offers oil field services, including providing pulling units, trucking, rental tools, location, and road construction and roustabout services. Its Midstream Gas Services segment engages in purchasing, gathering, treating, and selling natural gas in west Texas. As of December 31, 2011, its estimated proved reserves were 470.6 million barrels of oil equivalent, of which approximately 52% were oil. The company also had interests in 5,043 gross producing wells, as well as in approximately 2,695,000 gross acres under lease. In addition, it had 21 rigs drilling in the Mid-Continent and 15 rigs drilling in the Permian Basin. SandRidge Energy, Inc. is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma..
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