(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 4008 companies with "abnormal" market making, 3420 companies with positive Friction Factors and 1933 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. Elan Corporation PLC (NYSE:ELN), MGIC Investment Corp (NYSE:MTG), Atmel Corp (NASDAQ:ATML), Yahoo! Inc (NASDAQ:YHOO), Peabody Energy Corp (NYSE:BTU), Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA). 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
ELN $-0.130 -1.11% 3,611,605 47.85% 2,012,010 26.66% 1,599,595 Abnormal
MTG $-0.090 -1.89% 11,440,840 40.69% 10,405,037 37.00% 1,035,803 Abnormal
ATML $-0.050 -0.73% 3,238,019 58.24% 2,301,556 41.39% 936,463 Abnormal
YHOO $-0.070 -0.32% 9,974,030 55.13% 8,061,996 44.56% 1,912,034 Abnormal
BTU $-0.080 -0.38% 5,025,278 54.00% 1,658,597 17.82% 3,366,681 Abnormal
ZNGA $-0.120 -3.46% 16,419,080 52.06% 15,111,537 47.91% 1,307,543 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 ELN with 1,599,595 greater shares of buying than selling (NetVol) and the stock price was down $-0.13000. 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.
Elan Corporation PLC (NYSE:ELN) - Elan Corporation, plc operates as a biotechnology company in the United States, Ireland, and internationally. The company primarily develops ELND005, an orally bioavailable small molecule in Phase II clinical trial being investigated for multiple neuropsychiatric indications on the basis of its proposed dual mechanism of action, which includes b-amyloid anti-aggregation and regulation of brain myo-inositol levels. It also develops ELND005 as an adjunctive maintenance treatment in patients with Bipolar I Disorder to delay the time to occurrence of mood episodes; and for the treatment of agitation/aggression in patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer s disease. Elan Corporation, plc was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland..
MGIC Investment Corp (NYSE:MTG) - MGIC Investment Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides mortgage insurance to lenders and government sponsored entities in the United States. The company offers primary insurance coverage that provides mortgage default protection on individual loans, as well as covers unpaid loan principal, delinquent interest, and various expenses associated with the default and subsequent foreclosure; pool insurance coverage, which covers the excess of the loss on a defaulted mortgage loan that exceeds the claim payment under the primary coverage; and bulk transactions, in which the individual loans in the insured portfolio are insured to specified levels of coverage. It also participates in risk sharing arrangements and captive mortgage reinsurance arrangements. In addition, the company provides contract underwriting and related services; and various mortgage services, such as portfolio retention and secondary marketing of mortgage-related assets for the mortgage finance industry. It serves originators of residential mortgage loans, including savings institutions, commercial banks, mortgage brokers, credit unions, mortgage bankers, and other lenders. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin..
Atmel Corp (NASDAQ:ATML) - Atmel Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and sells semiconductor integrated circuit (IC) products. The company s Microcontrollers segment provides various proprietary and standard microcontrollers, such as Atmel s capacitive touch products, including maXTouch and QTouch, AVR 8-bit and 32-bit products, ARM-based products, and Atmel s 8051 8-bit products. Its Nonvolatile Memories segment offers serial interface electrically erasable programmable read-only memory and serial interface flash memory products; and parallel interface flash memories, as well as parallel interface electrically erasable programmable read-only memory and erasable programmable read-only memory devices. The company s Radio Frequency and Automotive segment provides products designed for the automotive industry, including automobile electronics, networking and access systems, and engine, lighting, and entertainment components. This segment produces and sells wireless and wired devices for industrial, consumer, and automotive applications; and offers foundry services, which produce radio frequency products for the mobile telecommunications market. Its Application Specific Integrated Circuit segment provides custom application specific ICs designed to meet specialized single-customer requirements of high performance devices in a range of specific applications. This segment provides products that provide hardware security for embedded digital systems; and products with military and aerospace applications, as well as develops application specific standard products for space applications, power management, and secure crypto memory products. The company sells its products directly to original equipment manufacturers; and indirectly through a network of distributors. It has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, South Africa, and Central and South America. Atmel Corporation was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in San Jose, California..
Yahoo! Inc (NASDAQ:YHOO) - Yahoo Inc., a technology company, provides search, content, and communication tools on the Web and on mobile devices worldwide. It operates Yahoo.com that offers Yahoo Search, which provides users with a free search capability; Yahoo News that provides news via text, photos, and video; and Yahoo Sports, which offers fantasy sports, editorial reporting, real-time scores, statistics and breaking news, and global sports events and premium college sports coverage. The company s Yahoo.com also provides Yahoo Finance that offers a set of financial data, information, and tools for users to make financial decisions; Yahoo Entertainment and Lifestyles, which is a collection of properties focused on trends and information in culture, women s issues, and media; Yahoo Video that provides news, finance, sports, entertainment, and lifestyle video content; and Yahoo Toolbar, a Web browser add-on. It also provides communications tools, including Yahoo Mail that provides users with e-mail, instant messaging, and mobile text messaging, as well as integrated contacts and calendar functionality; and Yahoo Messenger, an instant messaging service. In addition, the company offers mobile and emerging products, including IntoNow from Yahoo for watching TV; and Yahoo Connected TV, a software platform that provides interactive television, as well as provides user-generated content products, such as Yahoo Groups, Yahoo Answers, and Flickr that allow users to create, share, and discover ideas, interests, and photography. Further, it offers a range of marketing services, such as display advertising, search advertising, listing-based services, and commerce-based transactions to advertisers; and APIs, such as Yahoo Developer Network, Cocktails, Yahoo Query Language, Yahoo User Interface, Search BOSS, and Yahoo Flickr API for third-party developers, advertisers, agencies, publishers, and designers. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California..
Peabody Energy Corp (NYSE:BTU) - Peabody Energy Corporation engages in the mining of coal. It mines, prepares, and sells thermal coal to electric utilities and metallurgical coal to industrial customers. The company owns interests in 30 coal mining operations located in the United States and Australia, as well as owns joint venture interest in a Venezuela mine. It is also involved in marketing, brokering, and trading coal. In addition, the company develops a mine-mouth coal-fueled generating plant; and Btu Conversion projects that are designed to convert coal to natural gas or transportation fuels; and clean coal technologies. As of December 31, 2011, it had 9 billion tons of proven and probable coal reserves. The company was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri..
Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) - .
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