Apr 10, 2012 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) --
BUYINS.NET / www.buyins.net, announced today its proprietary Market Maker Friction Factor Report for Monday. 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 Monday there were 3665 companies with "abnormal" market making, 1507 companies with positive Friction Factors and 4526 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. BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP (NYSE:BSX), GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (NYSE:GE), SPRINT NEXTEL CORP (NYSE:S), REGIONS FINANCIAL CORP (NYSE:RF), HOST HOTELS & RESORTS INC (NYSE:HST), Clearwire Corp (NASDAQ:CLWR). 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
BSX $-0.060 -1.02% 4,550,936 42.40% 3,379,293 31.49% 1,171,643 Abnormal
GE $-0.290 -1.49% 11,621,906 32.35% 9,102,985 25.34% 2,518,921 Abnormal
S $-0.010 -0.36% 14,085,030 38.73% 12,223,194 33.61% 1,861,836 Abnormal
RF $-0.210 -3.27% 6,364,540 34.65% 4,952,575 26.96% 1,411,965 Abnormal
HST $-0.300 -1.85% 2,635,947 44.95% 1,244,776 21.23% 1,391,171 Abnormal
CLWR $-0.030 -1.40% 5,000,169 57.61% 3,678,689 42.39% 1,321,480 Abnormal
Analysis of the Friction Factor chart above shows that each of the six stocks mentioned above had more buying than selling on Monday 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 BSX with 1,171,643 greater shares of buying than selling (NetVol) and the stock price was down $-0.06000. 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.
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP (NYSE:BSX) - Boston Scientific Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices used in various interventional medical specialties worldwide. It offers cardiac rhythm management products, which monitor the heart and deliver electricity to treat cardiac abnormalities; and RF generators, intracardiac ultrasound and steerable ablation catheters, and diagnostic catheters for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. The company also provides interventional cardiology products, such as coronary stent systems, coronary revascularization products to treat patients with atherosclerosis and intraluminal catheter-directed ultrasound imaging catheters and systems; vascular access products, balloon catheters, stents and peripheral vascular catheters, wires, and accessories, as well as products for peripheral embolization procedures; and biliary stents, drainage catheters, and micro-puncture sets to treat, diagnose, and ease various forms of benign and malignant tumors. In addition, it offers coated and uncoated detachable coils, micro-delivery stents, micro-guidewires, micro-catheters, guiding catheters, and embolics to neuro-interventional radiologists and neurosurgeons to treat diseases of the neurovascular system; and endoscopy and interventional bronchoscopy products to diagnose and treat various digestive diseases, as well as pulmonary disease systems within the airway and lungs. Further, the company provides urology/womens health products to treat patients with urinary stone disease, benign prostatic hyperplasia, stress urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and excessive uterine bleeding; and spinal cord stimulation system for the management of chronic intractable pain of the trunk and/or limbs. Boston Scientific Corporation markets its products through direct sales force, and a network of distributors and dealers. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts with additional offices in Tokyo, Japan and Paris, France.
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (NYSE:GE) - General Electric Company (GE) operates as a technology, media, and financial services company worldwide. Its Energy Infrastructure segment produces gas, steam, and aero derivative turbines; generators; combined cycle systems; and renewable energy solutions, as well as provides water treatment services and equipment. This segment also sells surface and subsea drilling and production systems, floating production platform equipment, compressors, turbines, turboexpanders, and high pressure reactors to oil and gas companies. The companys Technology Infrastructure segment manufactures jet engines, turboprop and turbo shaft engines, and its replacement parts for use in military and commercial aircraft, as well as provides repair and maintenance services. This segment also produces healthcare products, including diagnostic imaging systems; offers transportation products and maintenance services; provides enterprise solutions using sensors for temperature, pressure, moisture, gas and flow rate, as well as non-destructive testing inspection equipment. GEs NBC Universal segment engages in the production and distribution of films and television programs; operation of television stations and cable/satellite television networks, as well as theme parks. The companys Capital Finance segment offers commercial lending and leasing products to manufacturers, distributors, and end-users of equipment and capital assets; consumer financial services to consumers and retailers; capital and investment solutions for real estate; commercial finance to the energy and water industries; and commercial aircraft leasing and finance, and fleet and financing solutions. Its Consumer & Industrial segment produces various home appliances, lighting products, and electrical equipment and control products, as well as provides related services. The company has a joint venture with Shenhua International Limited. The company was founded in 1892 and is based in Fairfield, Connecticut.
SPRINT NEXTEL CORP (NYSE:S) - Sprint Nextel Corporation, through its subsidiaries, offers wireless and wireline communications products and services to individual consumers, businesses, government subscribers, and resellers in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The companys Wireless segment provides data transmission services, including mobile productivity applications, such as Internet access, messaging, and email services; wireless photo and video offerings; location-based capabilities comprising asset and fleet management, dispatch services, and navigation tools; and mobile entertainment applications; and local and long distance wireless voice services, voicemail, call waiting, three-way calling, caller identification, directory assistance, and call forwarding services. This segment also provides customized design, development, implementation, and support services for wireless services provided to large companies and government agencies, as well as sells accessories, such as carrying cases, hands-free devices, batteries, battery chargers, and other devices and accessories to subscribers, agents, and other third-party distributors for resale. The companys Wireline segment offers voice and data communications, including domestic and international data communications using various protocols, such as multiprotocol label switching technologies, IP, managed network services, voice over Internet protocol, session initiated protocol, and traditional voice services, as well as offers wholesale voice local and long distance services. This segment markets and sells its services primarily through direct sales representatives. The company offers its wireless and wireline voice and data transmission services under the Sprint, Nextel, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, Assurance Wireless, and Common Cents. Sprint Nextel Corporation was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas.
REGIONS FINANCIAL CORP (NYSE:RF) - Regions Financial Corporation operates as the holding company for the Regions Bank that provides a range of commercial, retail, and mortgage banking services in the United States. It offers various deposit products, including savings accounts, transaction accounts, and money market accounts, as well as time deposits, such as certificate of deposits and individual retirement accounts. The companys loan portfolio comprises commercial and industrial loans; owner occupied commercial real estate mortgage and construction loans; investor real estate loans consisting of commercial real estate mortgage and construction loans; and consumer loans, including residential first mortgage, home equity, and indirect and other consumer loans. Regions Financial Corporation, through other subsidiaries, provides regional brokerage and investment banking products and services, such as securities brokerage, asset management, financial planning, mutual funds, securities underwriting, sales and trading, investment banking services, and trust services. It also offers insurance brokerage services for various lines of personal and commercial insurance comprising property, casualty, life, health, and accident; credit-related insurance consisting of title, term life, credit life, environmental, crop, and mortgage insurance; and debt cancellation products. In addition, the company provides domestic and international equipment financing products primarily to commercial clients. It offers its banking services through approximately 1,800 banking offices and 2,200 ATMs in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.
HOST HOTELS & RESORTS INC (NYSE:HST) - Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. It also invests in Canada, Mexico, Chile, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Poland. The firm primarily invests in luxury and upper upscale hotels. It was formerly known as Host Marriott Corporation. Host Hotels & Resorts was founded in 1927 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.
Clearwire Corp (NASDAQ:CLWR) - Clearwire Corporation, through its subsidiaries, builds and operates mobile broadband networks that provide high-speed residential and mobile Internet access services and residential voice services in communities in the United States. It offers wireless broadband and mobile broadband services, as well as voice over Internet protocol telephony services for homes and offices. The company also leases residential modems, as well as sells modems and personal computer cards. As of December 31, 2009, the company operated in 61 markets in the United States and Europe, covering an estimated 44.7 million people, and had approximately 642,000 retail and 46,000 wholesale subscribers. It markets its products and services directly to consumers, as well as through cellular retailers, consumer electronics stores, satellite television dealers, and computer sales and repair stores. Clearwire Corporation also markets its products and services through company-operated retail outlets. The company, formerly known as WiMAX Operations of Sprint Nextel Corporation, is headquartered in Kirkland, Washington. Clearwire Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Sprint HoldCo, LLC.
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