(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 4012 companies with "abnormal" market making, 1933 companies with positive Friction Factors and 3308 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. Comcast Corp (NASDAQ:CMCSA), BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (NYSE:BAC), Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE:APO), American International Group Inc (NYSE:AIG), Sanofi SA (NYSE:SNY), iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index Fund (NYSE:USMV). 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
CMCSA $-0.580 -1.42% 7,605,754 64.44% 4,193,694 35.53% 3,412,060 Abnormal
BAC $-0.210 -1.64% 53,060,985 34.97% 46,536,160 30.67% 6,524,825 Abnormal
APO $-0.240 -1.07% 3,095,587 93.17% 98,179 2.95% 2,997,408 Abnormal
AIG $-0.500 -1.31% 5,627,990 35.00% 4,203,538 26.14% 1,424,452 Abnormal
SNY $-0.770 -1.52% 2,873,310 49.12% 1,076,573 18.41% 1,796,737 Abnormal
USMV $-0.040 -0.12% 1,983,965 71.69% 444,045 16.04% 1,539,920 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 CMCSA with 3,412,060 greater shares of buying than selling (NetVol) and the stock price was down $-0.58000. 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.
Comcast Corp (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. The Cable Communications segment offers video, high-speed Internet, and voice services to residential and business customers under the XFINITY brand name. This segment also provides business services, such as cellular backhaul services to mobile network operators; Ethernet network services; and online advertising services. As of December 31, 2012, it served 22.0 million video customers, 19.4 million high-speed Internet customers, and 10.0 million voice customers. The Cable Networks segment consists of national cable entertainment, national cable news and information, national cable sports, regional sports and news, and international cable networks; and a cable television production studio and digital media properties. The Broadcast Television segment comprises NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, NBC and Telemundo owned local broadcast television stations, broadcast television production operations, and related digital media properties. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, acquires, markets, and distributes filmed entertainment under the Universal Pictures, Focus Features, and Illumination names. This segment also develops, produces, and licenses stage plays. The Theme Parks segment comprises theme parks; studios; and a dining, retail, and entertainment complex. Comcast Corporation also owns a multipurpose arena in Philadelphia. The company offers its services directly to residential and business customers through call centers; door-to-door selling; direct mail, television, Internet, and local media advertising; and telemarketing and retail outlets. Comcast Corporation was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania..
BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (NYSE:BAC) - Bank of America Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various banking and financial products and services for individual consumers, small and middle market businesses, institutional investors, corporations, and governments in the United States and internationally. The company s Consumer & Business Banking segment offers traditional and money market savings accounts, CDs and IRAs, checking accounts, and investment accounts and products, as well as credit and debit cards; and lending related products and services, working capital management, and treasury solutions. This segment provides its products and services through operating 5,500 banking centers, 16,300 ATMs, call centers, and online and mobile banking platforms. Its Consumer Real Estate Services segment offers consumer real estate products comprising fixed and adjustable-rate first-lien mortgage loans for home purchase and refinancing needs, home equity lines of credit, and home equity loans. The company s Global Banking segment provides various commercial loans, leases, commitment facilities, trade finance, real estate and asset-based loans, and consumer loans; treasury management, foreign exchange, and short-term investing options; and debt and equity underwriting and distribution, and merger-related and other advisory services. Its Global Markets segment offers sales and trading services for securities and derivative products in primary and secondary markets; market-making, financing, securities clearing, settlement, and custody services to institutional investor clients; and risk management products. The company s Global Wealth & Investment Management segment provides investment and brokerage, estate and financial planning, fiduciary portfolio management, cash and liability management, and specialty asset management services; and retirement and benefit plan, philanthropic management, and asset management services. The company was founded in 1874 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina..
Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE:APO) - Apollo Global Management, LLC is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to pension and endowment funds, institutional investors, individual investors, pooled investment vehicles, and corporations. It manages client focused portfolios, hedge funds, real estate funds, and private equity funds for its clients. The firm invests in the fixed income and alternative investment markets across the globe. Its alternative investments include investment in private equity and real estate markets. The firm's private equity investments include traditional buyouts, distressed buyouts and debt investments, corporate partner buyouts, distressed asset, turnaround, corporate restructuring, special situation, acquisition, and industry consolidation transactions. Its fixed income investments include distressed debt, senior bank loans, and value oriented fixed income securities. The firm seeks to invest in chemicals; commodities; consumer and retail; oil and gas, metals, mining, agriculture, commodities, distribution and transportation; financial and business services; manufacturing and industrial; media distribution, cable, entertainment, and leisure; natural resources, energy, packaging and materials; and satellite and wireless. It seeks to invest in companies based in across North America with a focus on United States, and Europe. The firm employs a combination of contrarian, value, and distressed strategies to make its investments. It conducts an in-house research to create its investment portfolio. The firm seeks to acquire minority positions in its portfolio companies. Apollo Global Management, LLC was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in New York, New York with nine additional offices in North America, Europe, and Asia..
American International Group Inc (NYSE:AIG) - American International Group, Inc. provides insurance products and services for the commercial, institutional, and individual customers in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments: AIG Property Casualty, and AIG Life and Retirement. The AIG Property Casualty segment offers casualty insurance products that cover general liability, commercial automobile liability, workers' compensation, excess casualty, and crisis management insurance; industrial energy-related and commercial property insurance products, which cover exposures to man-made and natural disasters; aerospace, environmental, political risk, trade credit, surety and marine insurance products for small and medium sized enterprises; and various forms of professional liability insurance products. It also provides personal accidental and supplemental health products for individuals, employees, associations, and other organizations; and life products, as well as a range of travel insurance products and services for leisure and business travelers. This segment distributes its insurance products and services through brokers, agents, and direct marketing and partner organizations, as well as the Internet. The AIG Life and Retirement segment offers a suite of products and services to individuals and groups, including term life insurance, universal life insurance, accident and health insurance, fixed and variable deferred annuities, fixed payout annuities, mutual funds, and financial planning. This segment distributes its products through banks, broker-dealers, financial advisors, independent marketing organizations, insurance agents, structured settlement brokers, benefit consultants, and direct-to-consumer platforms. The company also provides private residential mortgage guaranty insurance, and direct investment book services, as well as engages in derivatives intermediary activities. American International Group, Inc. was founded in 1919 and is based in New York, New York..
Sanofi SA (NYSE:SNY) - Sanofi researches, develops, manufactures, and markets healthcare products worldwide. Its principal pharmaceuticals include Lantus and Apidra analogs of human insulin; Insuman range of human insulin solutions and suspensions; Amaryl, an oral once-daily sulfonylurea; BGStar and iBGStar blood glucose meters; enzyme replacement therapies, such as Cerezyme to treat Gaucher disease, Fabrazyme to treat Fabry disease, and Myozyme/Lumizyme to treat Pompe disease; Taxotere, a taxane derivative for various cancer types; Eloxatine treating colorectal cancer; and Jevtana for patients with prostate cancer. The company s other products comprise thrombosis medicines, such as Plavix anti-platelet agent indicated for atherothrombotic conditions and Lovenox for the prevention and treatment of deep vein thrombosis and for unstable angina and myocardial infarction; cardiovascular medicines consisting of Multaq, an anti-arrhythmic agent and Aprovel/CoAprovel for hypertension treatments; Renagel/Renvela oral phosphate binders used in patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis to treat high phosphorus levels; and Synvisc and Synvisc-One viscosupplements used to treat pain associated with osteoarthritis of certain joints. It also offers pediatric combination, influenza, adult and adolescent booster, meningitis, and travel and endemics vaccines. In addition, the company provides pharmaceuticals and vaccines used by veterinarians, farmers, and pet owners; consumer health care products; and other prescription drugs, including generics. It has alliance arrangements with Bristol-Myers Squibb and Warner Chilcott; and strategic collaboration with Selecta Biosciences, Inc. Sanofi distributes its products through its sales force, as well as through physicians, pharmacies, hospitals, distributors, veterinaries, chemists, and wholesalers. The company was formerly known as Sanofi-Aventis and changed its name to Sanofi in May 2011. Sanofi was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Paris, France..
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